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Apopka's Wolf Lake Elementary recognized as a "School of Excellence" on statewide list


Elementary school is the foundation of a child's education. It can set the tone for a successful academic journey.

In Apopka, one particular elementary school has been recognized as following those standards.

Orange County Public Schools announced this week that Wolf Lake Elementary is one of the 45 schools in Orange County that made the Florida School of Excellence list.

The State Board of Education approved the list of Schools of Excellence for the 2022-23 school year. Forty-five schools in OCPS earned the designation, including 10 schools that were added to the list based on their 2022-23 informational baseline grades.

To become a School of Excellence, a school must score in the 80th percentile or higher of possible points earned in its school grade within the same grade groupings (i.e., elementary, middle, high, and combination) for at least two of the last three school years.

The 35 schools designated as Schools of Excellence for the 2021-22 school year retained their status for the 2022-23 school year.

OCPS Schools of Excellence are:

Avalon Elementary

Baldwin Park Elementary

Bay Lake Elementary

Brookshire Elementary

Columbia Elementary

Deerwood Elementary

Dommerich Elementary

Dr. Phillips Elementary

Eagle Creek Elementary

Hillcrest Elementary

Hunters Creek Elementary

Independence Elementary

Keenes Crossing Elementary

Lake Whitney Elementary

Laureate Park Elementary

Moss Park Elementary

Northlake Park Community ES

Orlando Gifted Academy

Palm Lake Elementary

Stone Lakes Elementary

Sun Blaze Elementary

Thornebrooke Elementary

Timber Lakes Elementary

Tildenville Elementary

West Creek Elementary

Westbrooke Elementary

Wetherbee Elementary

Whispering Oak Elementary

Windermere Elementary

Wolf Lake Elementary

Arbor Ridge K-8

Audubon Park School

Wedgefield School

Blankner K-8

Windy Ridge K-8

Avalon Middle

Bridgewater Middle

Discovery Middle

Howard Middle

Hunters Creek Middle

Innovation Middle

Sunridge Middle

Timber Springs Middle

Timber Creek High


The Schools of Excellence program was established in 2017 by the Florida Legislature to recognize the state’s highest-performing schools.

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