Windy Ridge K-8

Public PK, KG-8

 3900 Beech Tree Dr
       Orlando, FL  32835-2501


 (407) 296-5100

 School Website

District: Orange

SchoolDigger Rank:
487th of 2,100 Florida Elementary Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  12.9
Number of students:  1,128

Racial breakdown:
White:
37.1%
Hispanic:
30.5%
African American:
20.7%
Free/discounted lunch recipients:  53.6%

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We updated the 2016-17 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, June 9, 2017.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2017, Windy Ridge K-8 ranked better than 76.8% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranked 37th among 142 ranked elementary schools in the Orange School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 73.92. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017, Windy Ridge K-8 ranked better than 92.9% of middle schools in Florida. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2017 the calculated Average Standard Score was 92.41. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Windy Ridge K-8 is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (37.1%), Hispanic (30.5%), African American (20.7%). (See more...)
Compare Details 53.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Windy Ridge K-8 is 12.9, which is the 23rd best among 142 elementary schools in the Orange School District. (See more...)
Compare Windy Ridge K-8 employs 87 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2017 Rankings:

Windy Ridge K-8:

SchoolDigger ranks Windy Ridge K-8 487th of 2100 Florida public elementary schools. (See Windy Ridge K-8 in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Windy Ridge K-8 71st of 997 Florida public middle schools. (See Windy Ridge K-8 in the ranking list.)

Orange:

SchoolDigger ranks Orange 39th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Windy Ridge K-8

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 87.71 28th 198 85.9%
2005 92.92 15th 202 92.6%
2006 91.55 93rd 1683 94.5%
2007 84.75 221st 1782 87.6%
2008 82.37 263rd 1783 85.2%
2009 85.10 218th 1842 88.2%
2010 81.33 295th 1912 84.6%
2011 79.66 355th 1979 82.1%
2012 77.59 406th 1978 79.5%
2013 74.79 456th 2024 77.5%
2014 77.86 409th 2060 80.1%
2016 76.57 447th 2075 78.5%
2017 73.92 525th 2100 75.0%

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Windy Ridge K-8

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 96.14 6th 594 99.0%
2005 97.99 2nd 603 99.7%
2006 96.88 6th 677 99.1%
2007 96.47 9th 739 98.8%
2008 93.98 19th 743 97.4%
2009 94.07 19th 783 97.6%
2010 93.56 18th 843 97.9%
2011 94.13 16th 897 98.2%
2012 94.72 22nd 902 97.6%
2013 94.56 22nd 961 97.7%
2014 95.21 23rd 1006 97.7%
2016 91.70 53rd 974 94.6%
2017 92.41 55th 997 94.5%

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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All ratings (Avg rating: 3.1)
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by a student
Friday, September 29, 2017

Open Quote I attended here many many years ago, I would never recommend sending your child here. When I attended here, a part of your grades are based on how much your child is a teacher's pet and how much presents you give them on their birthday. At Windy Ridge, you don't work hard for your grades, you buy it. As a child these teachers would bully the snap out of me for ratting them out for doing something illegal, they would avoid helping me with my homework, make fun of how I look. told me I would never amount to anything and said if I told anyone they said these things, I was weak. I would bawl my eyes out. They would do this in front of the entire class to humiliate me. I was very unmotivated to work and saw no point in doing my best anymore if I was just going to be berated by these miserable malevolent hippo women. Close Quote


by a student
Thursday, April 10, 2014

Open Quote It is amazing the teachers are so nice there are extra curriculum activities including two extra class periods of your elective the orchestra got all superiors at the MPA there is also an outstanding band, drama, courts and etc. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, March 5, 2012

Open Quote My child attends Windy Ridge and I am so happy it will be their last year there. The office staff is pleasant, but only with their own. They are not kind or very helpful to parents, they are basically, downright rude. The PTA runs that school. They decide what gets done and how it's done and they're all a very snooty group of women. There are many problems with bullying in that school and the faculty and staff have ignored it all. They allow their teachers to yell and bully students themselves. They have very little concern for student backgrounds and are constantly doing a Donuts for Dads (they've held about 5 this year alone), nothing from moms, even though it has been suggested. They don't care that there are many students who have lost their dads one way or another. They just keep pushing this same activity over and over. The school is well over-rated. Their teachers are not that good and fall behind on lessons and then push the students to make-up the work, therefore, stressing them out. Overall, the school is a 1 on my rating scale. I don't recommend it to anyone. Millenia Elementary on Vineland Road is a much better school. They really care about the school from the office staff to the teachers to the Principal. Windy Ridge only cares about money and caters to the ones who give it the most. The office staff should all be changed, because besides being nasty, they are all in la la land. You ask them a question, and they never know the answer to simple questions. They always have to look it up. My child has always been an honor roll student, and I have to constantly tell them to ignore their surroundings and focus on their work, because so much negative goes on in that school, that concentration is very difficult. Two thumbs down Windy Ridge. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, March 4, 2012

Open Quote We were very excited to enroll our daughter at Windy Ridge after reading the rave reviews online...we were sorely mistaken. We came in during the middle of the year-our daughter came to this school with straight A's. Within 2 months of attending, her grade point average went down to a C. She has never had any problems at school and has always been able to make friends. As explained to us on several occasions by the school administration as well as the teachers, this school is a K-8 school and many of these children have grown up together since kindergarten. Meaning, there were several clicks and if you weren't part of it from the beginning, you never will be. My daughter has been bullied by more than one child, we have addressed this on more than one occasion. They moved her classes around but that is it. We are very upset and regret enrolling her in this school. She will not be attending this school next year. My advice to parents thinking about enrolling your student at Windy Ridge is to take this review seriously and think twice about it. Close Quote


by a parent
Monday, June 20, 2011

Open Quote We just finished our first involvement with Windy Ridge. Having come in only half way through the year, we heard great things about the school. Our initial interaction was with the Registrar, which left of a little concerned. She was slow to respond and impersonal. Once past the registration period, we were happy.
The curriculum has been solid, with a surprising amount of homework for early elementary school. There were many built-in ways in which learning was reinforced. Several projects were assigned that continued to build confidence and reinforce what was learned in class.
The teacher we had was a very good instructor, but made many mistakes indicating that she is still maturing as a professional. Specifically, she failed to communicate key events, and struggled to follow up on requests.
We were also surprised to see that the school administration didn't seem to "welcome" parental volunteers. Sure, we got involved as events happened, but the day to day in-classroom helped was seemingly discouraged. Perhaps this is to minimize distractions to teaching to the curriculum? Perhaps follow through and communication from the teachers could be improved by encouraging parental involvement.
So far so good, Windy Ridge... while there's room for improvement, we're glad to be a part of the WR Family. Close Quote


by a parent
Sunday, July 25, 2010

Open Quote I have three girls in this school, one in middle school (magnet program) and the others two in elementary school (ESE program). I can't find a better school. My kids recieve all that they need. The teachers are really great and all the staff are just awesome. Close Quote


Enrollment information for Windy Ridge K-8

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1991 301 129 13 19 0 n/a n/a 0 462
1992 329 135 12 23 2 n/a n/a 0 501
1993 349 141 15 27 2 n/a n/a 0 534
1994 351 131 21 48 1 n/a n/a 0 552
1995 384 187 27 42 1 n/a n/a 0 641
1996 384 187 27 42 1 n/a n/a 0 641
1997 356 209 27 51 2 n/a n/a 0 645
1998 455 198 27 54 2 n/a n/a 0 736
1999 568 196 35 69 1 n/a n/a 0 869
2000 624 215 46 78 2 n/a n/a 0 965
2001 620 256 52 93 0 n/a n/a 0 1021
2002 619 189 71 115 4 n/a n/a 0 998
2003 619 189 71 115 4 n/a n/a 0 998
2004 630 179 77 120 4 n/a n/a 0 1010
2005 630 187 90 156 6 n/a n/a 0 1069
2006 640 192 113 183 6 n/a n/a 0 1134
2007 605 207 124 184 6 n/a n/a 24 1150
2008 579 224 134 180 5 n/a n/a 30 1152
2009 577 221 132 187 5 n/a n/a 31 1153
2010 550 256 131 188 1 n/a n/a 17 1143
2011 528 245 148 184 1 5 15 0 1126
2012 515 254 138 215 1 3 15 0 1141
2013 490 280 134 241 0 3 12 0 1160
2014 453 232 141 270 0 6 9 0 1111
2015 462 229 127 304 0 10 12 0 1144
2016 419 233 114 344 1 5 12 0 1128

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Windy Ridge K-8

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 462 29.0 15.9 23.8
1992 501 31.0 16.1 n/a
1993 534 33.0 16.2 1.7
1994 552 36.0 15.3 16.5
1995 641 38.0 16.9 31.4
1996 641 38.0 16.9 31.4
1997 645 39.0 16.5 30.7
1998 736 49.0 15.0 23.6
1999 869 55.0 15.8 28.5
2000 965 64.0 15.1 28.3
2001 1021 64.0 16.0 31.4
2002 998 67.0 14.9 24.9
2003 998 67.0 14.9 24.9
2004 1010 67.0 15.1 23.4
2005 1069 67.0 16.0 29.7
2006 1134 71.0 16.0 24.7
2007 1150 85.0 13.5 25.8
2008 1152 84.5 13.6 28.5
2009 1153 84.9 13.9 28.3
2010 1143 77.0 14.8 33.7
2011 1126 85.0 13.2 39.8
2012 1141 81.0 14.0 41.7
2013 1160 87.0 13.3 51.3
2014 1111 90.0 12.3 47.3
2015 1144 80.0 14.3 46.1
2016 1128 87.0 12.9 53.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Windy Ridge K-8

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Year # Students Fulltime Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1991 462 29.0 15.9 23.8
1992 501 31.0 16.1 n/a
1993 534 33.0 16.2 1.7
1994 552 36.0 15.3 16.5
1995 641 38.0 16.9 31.4
1996 641 38.0 16.9 31.4
1997 645 39.0 16.5 30.7
1998 736 49.0 15.0 23.6
1999 869 55.0 15.8 28.5
2000 965 64.0 15.1 28.3
2001 1021 64.0 16.0 31.4
2002 998 67.0 14.9 24.9
2003 998 67.0 14.9 24.9
2004 1010 67.0 15.1 23.4
2005 1069 67.0 16.0 29.7
2006 1134 71.0 16.0 24.7
2007 1150 85.0 13.5 25.8
2008 1152 84.5 13.6 28.5
2009 1153 84.9 13.9 28.3
2010 1143 77.0 14.8 33.7
2011 1126 85.0 13.2 39.8
2012 1141 81.0 14.0 41.7
2013 1160 87.0 13.3 51.3
2014 1111 90.0 12.3 47.3
2015 1144 80.0 14.3 46.1
2016 1128 87.0 12.9 53.6

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education.

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