Fern Creek Elementary School

1121 North Ferncreek Ave,

Orlando, FL, 32803-2650

Tel: (407)897-6410
Grades: PK-5

335 students

Fern Creek Elementary School serves 335 students in grades PK-5.
The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 is lower than the FL average of 15:1.
Minority enrollment is 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 57%.
Fern Creek Elementary School operates within the Orange School District.

Overview

The student population of 335 students has grown by 9% over five years.
The teacher population of 26 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades PK-5
Total Students 335 students
Fern Creek Elementary School Total Students (1987-2012)
Gender % 49% Male / 51%Female
Total Classroom Teachers 26 teachers
Fern Creek Elementary School Total Classroom Teachers (1987-2012)
Students by Grade Fern Creek Elementary School Students by Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 13:1 has increased from 11:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.69 is equal to the state average of 0.69. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 13:1 15:1
Fern Creek Elementary School Student : Teacher Ratio (1987-2012)
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
1%
2%
Fern Creek Elementary School Asian (1988-2012)
Hispanic
16%
28%
Fern Creek Elementary School Hispanic (1988-2012)
Black
44%
23%
Fern Creek Elementary School Black (1988-2012)
White
30%
43%
Fern Creek Elementary School White (1988-2012)
All Ethnic Groups Fern Creek Elementary School Sch Ethnicity Fern Creek Elementary School Sta Ethnicity
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.69 0.69
Fern Creek Elementary School Diversity Score (1988-2012)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
70%
49%
Fern Creek Elementary School Eligible for Free Lunch (1988-2012)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
5%
8%
Fern Creek Elementary School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (1999-2012)

District Comparison

The district's student population of 186,684 students has grown by 8% over five years.
School District Name Orange School District
Number of Schools
Managed
242
20
Number of Students Managed 186,684 9,762
Orange School District Number of Students Managed (1988-2012)
District Total Revenue $1,811 MM $138 MM
Orange School District Total Revenue (1990-2009)
District Spending $1,837 MM $159 MM
Orange School District Spending (1990-2009)
District Revenue / Student $10,511 $13,793
Orange School District Revenue / Student (1990-2009)
District Spending / Student $10,663 $15,882
Orange School District Spending / Student (1990-2009)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2012 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Orlando Technical High School (1.6 miles away).
The nearest middle school is Howard Middle School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Hillcrest Elementary School (0.8 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Orlando Hillcrest Elementary School
    Magnet School
    1010 East Concord St
    Orlando , FL , 32803
    (407)245-1770
    Magnet School
    0.8  mi  |  452  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Orlando Howard Middle School
    800 East Robinson St
    Orlando , FL , 32801
    (407)245-1780
    1.2  mi  |  646  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Orlando Lake Eola Charter
    Charter School
    135 North Magnolia Ave
    Orlando , FL , 32801
    (407)246-0900
    Charter School
    1.6  mi  |  219  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Orlando Princeton Elementary School
    Magnet School
    1500 Falcon Dr
    Orlando , FL , 32803
    (407)245-1840
    Magnet School
    1.6  mi  |  437  students  |  Gr.  PK-5
  • Orlando Orlando Technical High School
    Vocational School
    301 West Amelia St
    Orlando , FL , 32801
    (407)246-7060
    Vocational School
    1.6  mi  |  n/a  students  |  Gr.  9-12

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