Hunter’s Creek Elementary

Hunter's Creek ElementaryLocated at 4650 Town Center Boulevard in Orlando, Hunter’s Creek Elementary serves some 825 students attending pre-kindergarten through 5th grade; and, according to Great, receives a rating of 9 out of 10. In the past few years, Hunter’s Creek Elementary has surpassed the statewide average in math and reading. Schools across the Sunshine State average 58 percent in math and 57 percent in reading on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test 2 or FCAT 2; however, Hunter’s Creek Elementary outpaced that figure in the years of 2011, 2011, and 2013, with all three years showing improvement.

Hunter’s Creek Elementary Ratings

Students at this elementary educational facility scored 80 percent in math in 2011, 82 percent in 2012, and 86 percent in 2013. Reading scores are also impressive, with students scoring 74 percent in 2011, and 81 percent in both 2012 and 2013. Aside from reading and mathematics, students are given a healthy dose of rounded education in subjects such as art, physical education, music and technology. The school uses its technology classes to further math education and employs games to develop critical thinking.

“In 2012-2013 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, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.” –Florida Department of Education

What’s more impressive is the school’s performance compared to others in the county and the state. Last year, Hunter’s Creek Elementary ranked higher than 89.5 percent of schools in the state, and came in 16th in the elementary schools within the Orange School District. Its performance rating in the years 2008 through 2011 earned an “A” and the school’s student to teacher ratio is just 16 to 1. That too, is an impressive figure, as many elementary educational facilities across the state have a far higher student to teacher ratio, in some cases, nearly 30 to 1 or more. There are about fifty full-time teachers serving the students with a large support staff for both students and faculty.

Curriculum and More at Hunter’s Creek Elementary

The curriculum at this elementary school is based on a rigorous core comprised of reading, language arts, math, science, and social studies. Extra curricular activities to enrich student experience are student patrol, chorus, golf, chess, language classes, internet science and technology, and tutoring. This is a 13 year winner of both the Florida Grade School A and Golden School Award.

Hunter’s Creek Elementary also offers programs for gifted children, as well as programs for specific learning disabilities. It also offers a curiosity science lab, physical therapy and occupational therapy, adaptive physical education, speech and language programs, and reading resources.

The elementary facility is currently on a three year mission to improve it’s wonderful rating even more, setting a goal of scoring 3 percent higher in FCAT Writing, FCAT Reading, and FCAT Math.

Registration for the 2014-2015 school year just opened yesterday.