Southwood Elementary School

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12600 Bisted Dr

Orlando, FL 32824

(407) 858-2230

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Grades: K - 5

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 580

Students Per Teacher: 12

Parent Reviews

28 Parent Reviews for Southwood Elementary School

This school has gone downhill since my first child started here in 2005. The PTA is not very active. There were few schoolwide activities this year. The teachers are caring and top notch. I would like to see more activities for the children.

Posted by a parent on 05/08/10

The school is a real family atmosphere! The staff go out of their way to make everyone feel at home!

Posted by a parent on 01/03/10

It is an excellent school with wonderful, caring, creative and dedicated teachers. Great support from the administration. There are constant meetings to help the staff learn new ideas on how to help children. It is a true family!

Posted by a teacher on 09/23/09

All of the staff are wonderful and caring.

Posted by a parent on 09/23/09

I love Southwood because of its diversity and their aproach to education.

Posted by a parent on 09/21/09

Southwood is a unique school built on a constructivist approach to education, allowing students the opportunity to 'own' their education by being actively involved rather than listening to lectures. It integrates all aspects of education with child development to reach every learner!

Posted by a parent on 09/17/09

Southwood is a very unique elementary school that gives their students the opportunity to grow not only academically but also into great citizens of their community. I am proud to say that I work at this awesome school with wonderful support from my co-workers and administration. Southwood is an A school ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 09/17/09

Our school has a very dedicatd staff that strives to meet each child where they are and move them to higher levels in learning. We provide a safe and caring environment where each student can try new ideas and ways of solving problems and develop higher thinking skills.

Posted by a teacher on 09/17/09

Our school is and has been an A+ school for many years because of the dedicated staff, teachers, parents and community supporters. Yes we are #1.

Posted by a other on 09/17/09

The diversity of students and staff and the friendly atmosphere!

Posted by a parent on 09/17/09

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Test scores for Southwood Elementary School

FCAT2* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Southwood Elementary School
Orange School District
* In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

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Orlando schools — Southwood Elementary School is located at 12600 Bisted Dr, Orlando FL 32824. 12600 Bisted Dr is in the 32824 ZIP code in Orlando, FL The school district for Southwood Elementary School is the Orange School District. Southwood Elementary School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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