Wicklow Elementary School

Summary:

Wicklow Elementary School is a public elementary school located in Sanford, Florida, serving grades PK-5 with a student population of 654. The school is part of the Seminole County Public Schools district, which is ranked 7th out of 68 districts in Florida and has a 5-star rating from SchoolDigger.

Wicklow Elementary School faces significant challenges, with consistently high chronic absenteeism rates, lower-than-average test scores, and a very high percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch, indicating a high level of economic disadvantage among the student population. The school's test scores are consistently lower than the district and state averages across all grade levels and subject areas, with proficiency rates in English Language Arts and Math around 40% and 15-45%, respectively, compared to the district's 62-69% and the state's 53-60%. Additionally, the school has a relatively high per-student spending, ranging from $9,924 to $13,049 in recent years, which is higher than the district and state averages.

Compared to nearby schools in the Seminole County district, such as Hamilton Elementary, Bentley Elementary, and Lake Mary Elementary, Wicklow Elementary School's performance is generally lower, with higher test scores, lower chronic absenteeism rates, and lower percentages of students receiving free/reduced lunch. The high chronic absenteeism rate, high percentage of economically disadvantaged students, and lower test scores at Wicklow Elementary School suggest that the school may be facing challenges related to student engagement, access to resources, and academic support that are impacting its overall performance.


Detail:

Public PK, KG-5

 100 Placid Lake Dr
       Sanford, FL  32773


(407) 320-1250

District: Seminole

SchoolDigger Rank:
1827th of 2,256 Florida Elementary Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $13,049 Help


Students who attend Wicklow Elementary School usually attend:

Middle:    Millennium Middle School
High:    Seminole High School

Student/teacher ratio:  15.2 Help
Number of students:  654

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
54.7%
African American:
27.4%
White:
13.9%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  83.2% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Wicklow Elementary School ranks worse than 81% of elementary schools in Florida. It also ranks last among 41 ranked elementary schools in the Seminole School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2024 the calculated Average Standard Score was 22.82. (See more...)
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Wicklow Elementary School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (54.7%), African American (27.4%), White (13.9%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 83.2% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Wicklow Elementary School is 15.2, which is the 12th best among 41 elementary schools in the Seminole School District. (See more...)
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Compare Wicklow Elementary School employs 42.8 full-time teachers.
Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Wicklow Elementary School is $13,049, which is the 2nd highest among 41 elementary schools in the Seminole School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Wicklow Elementary School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.

Seminole:

SchoolDigger ranks Seminole 7th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Wicklow Elementary School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2006 46.20 941st 1688 44.3%
2007 53.89 871st 1786 51.2%
2008 56.90 811th 1789 54.7%
2009 66.35 623rd 1847 66.3%
2010 58.06 861st 1919 55.1%
2011 51.33 1014th 1985 48.9%
2012 32.42 1378th 1984 30.5%
2013 23.88 1639th 2029 19.2%
2014 36.30 1351st 2064 34.5%
2016 39.76 1271st 2087 39.1%
2017 34.29 1388th 2112 34.3%
2018 32.93 1451st 2118 31.5%
2019 35.26 1447th 2182 33.7%
2021 15.37 1972nd 2247 12.2%
2022 23.33 1755th 2219 20.9%
2023 28.07 1659th 2240 25.9%
2024 22.82 1827th 2256 19.0%
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Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Wicklow Elementary School Test Scores
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Data source: Florida Department of Education

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by a parent
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Open Quote We have been at Wicklow since Kindergarten in 2016. Our child is now in 2nd grade. As a previous reviewer mentioned, we were skeptical about sending our child there bc of test scores, ratings etc. I don't believe it is a "rough part of the neighborhood" but I suppose that is subjective. Because it is a Title 1 school they do have many more resources that other schools do not. Our child has thrived at Wicklow. He has made great friends and has had amazing, thoughtful and caring teachers in each grade. Granted we have not had any issues with teachers or students that needed to be addressed so I can not comment of how such issues are resolved. I am on campus occasionally to help in the classroom etc and have only seen positive interactions with students. I always recommend Wicklow to parents that I met. Because of the region/cluster students are randomly assigned to schools. You should not be hesitant at all to send your child to Wicklow. Close Quote


by a parent
Thursday, October 25, 2018

Open Quote I gave this school a chance despite its reputation of being in a rough area of town. I should have not. My daughter has consistently been one of only 2-3 white kids in her class every year and she’s been bullied for it. The school fails to report this up and puts temporary fixes on the issue this year we’re done with it and transferring her out. When reporting this to the school board transfers office Wicklow got defensive and dismissed knowing about the bullying saying it must be reported “repeatedly” to be considered bullying. I guess the countless times my daughter has asked to be moved for this issue and the communication we’ve had with the teacher don’t count. The school im sure is protecting its reputation and it’s allotted budget. We are done with our 8 year old being told she’s “racist for being white.” Close Quote



Enrollment information for Wicklow Elementary School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1998 302 197 10 80 2 n/a n/a 0 591
1999 511 293 14 98 5 n/a n/a 0 921
2000 544 303 14 107 8 n/a n/a 0 976
2001 503 292 23 107 7 n/a n/a 0 932
2002 414 220 26 159 2 n/a n/a 0 821
2003 414 220 26 159 2 n/a n/a 0 821
2004 413 227 25 209 3 n/a n/a 0 877
2005 415 244 34 253 5 n/a n/a 0 951
2006 445 262 41 252 5 n/a n/a 0 1005
2007 267 232 30 218 3 n/a n/a 75 825
2008 268 245 28 211 3 n/a n/a 82 837
2009 259 255 25 214 1 n/a n/a 81 835
2010 245 272 24 234 2 n/a n/a 91 868
2011 252 317 16 261 2 2 39 0 889
2012 294 278 14 258 1 3 34 0 882
2013 313 309 10 214 1 8 36 0 891
2014 236 216 21 229 1 3 25 0 731
2015 199 183 13 250 0 4 24 0 673
2016 198 206 17 274 0 3 22 0 720
2017 182 213 17 296 3 3 18 0 732
2018 164 240 15 317 1 3 16 0 756
2019 157 234 12 334 1 1 15 0 754
2020 124 232 13 364 1 1 20 0 755
2021 94 216 6 350 2 1 16 0 685
2022 95 204 6 362 1 0 12 0 680
2023 91 179 8 358 2 0 16 0 654

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 Wicklow Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 591 36.0 16.4 59.7
1999 921 53.0 17.4 61.3
2000 976 55.0 17.7 54.4
2001 932 64.0 14.6 54.5
2002 821 55.0 14.9 64.2
2003 821 55.0 14.9 64.2
2004 877 62.0 14.1 65.9
2005 951 64.0 14.9 56.4
2006 1005 67.0 15.0 58.5
2007 825 61.0 13.5 72.1
2008 837 64.5 13.0 68.6
2009 835 74.4 12.5 77.1
2010 868 67.0 12.9 82.5
2011 889 68.8 12.9 76.9
2012 882 61.8 14.2 79.9
2013 891 69.0 12.9 80.6
2014 731 60.0 12.1 80.7
2015 673 60.0 11.2 84.8
2016 720 61.0 11.8 83.2
2017 732 56.0 13.0 81.6
2018 756 59.0 12.8 82.5
2019 754 48.0 15.6 87
2020 755 43.4 17.3 86
2021 685 42.1 16.2 88.8
2022 680 46.5 14.6 83.2
2023 654 42.8 15.2 83.2

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

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Wicklow Elementary School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1998 591 36.0 16.4 59.7
1999 921 53.0 17.4 61.3
2000 976 55.0 17.7 54.4
2001 932 64.0 14.6 54.5
2002 821 55.0 14.9 64.2
2003 821 55.0 14.9 64.2
2004 877 62.0 14.1 65.9
2005 951 64.0 14.9 56.4
2006 1005 67.0 15.0 58.5
2007 825 61.0 13.5 72.1
2008 837 64.5 13.0 68.6
2009 835 74.4 12.5 77.1
2010 868 67.0 12.9 82.5
2011 889 68.8 12.9 76.9
2012 882 61.8 14.2 79.9
2013 891 69.0 12.9 80.6
2014 731 60.0 12.1 80.7
2015 673 60.0 11.2 84.8
2016 720 61.0 11.8 83.2
2017 732 56.0 13.0 81.6
2018 756 59.0 12.8 82.5
2019 754 48.0 15.6 87
2020 755 43.4 17.3 86
2021 685 42.1 16.2 88.8
2022 680 46.5 14.6 83.2
2023 654 42.8 15.2 83.2

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.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Wicklow Elementary School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $1,239 (13.1%) $8,223 (86.9%) $9,462
2019 $3,084 (26.7%) $8,456 (73.3%) $11,540
2020 $1,261 (12.7%) $8,663 (87.3%) $9,924
2021 $2,668 (22.8%) $9,019 (77.2%) $11,689
2022 $2,049 (18.3%) $9,139 (81.7%) $11,189
2023 $2,917 (22.4%) $10,133 (77.7%) $13,049

Data source: Florida Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Wicklow Elementary School

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 1447th of 2182 Elementary schoolsRanks 1659th of 2240 Elementary schools
 7.7%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Wicklow Elementary School)4445
 1%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Seminole)6763
 4%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5853
 5%
3rd Grade Mathematics (Wicklow Elementary School)5747
 10%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Seminole)7165
 6%
   3rd Grade Mathematics (Florida)6258
 4%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Wicklow Elementary School)4640
 6%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Seminole)6564
 1%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5857
 1%
4th Grade Mathematics (Wicklow Elementary School)5144
 7%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Seminole)7270
 2%
   4th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6461
 3%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Wicklow Elementary School)4435
 9%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Seminole)6465
 1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5655
 1%
5th Grade Mathematics (Wicklow Elementary School)6032
 28%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Seminole)6557
 8%
   5th Grade Mathematics (Florida)6052
 8%
5th Grade Science (Wicklow Elementary School)4729
 18%
   5th Grade Science (Seminole)6260
 2%
   5th Grade Science (Florida)5348
 5%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students754654
 13.3%
African American234179
 23.5%
American Indian12
 100%
Asian128
 33.3%
Hispanic334358
 7.2%
Pacific Islander10
 100%
White15791
 42%
Two or More Races1516
 6.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients87%83.2%
 3.8%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Wicklow Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 654 students attended Wicklow Elementary School.

Students at Wicklow Elementary School are 55% Hispanic, 27% African American, 14% White, 2% Two or more races, 1% Asian.

Wicklow Elementary School ranks in the bottom 19.0% of Florida elementary schools.

Students who attend Wicklow Elementary School usually go on to attend:

Middle : Millennium Middle School
High : Seminole High School


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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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