School Profile

Bay Meadows Elementary Profile

Bay Meadows Elementary is located in southwest Orange County at 9150 S. Apopka-Vineland Road. The school was built in 1990 and renovated during the 2005-06 school year. It is an attractive structure of modular design with seven permanent buildings. We have a one of a kind children’s interactive garden, two state of the art computer labs and a PTA supported publishing center.

Special programs include physical education, music, art, and media. ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) is taught within the each classroom by the classroom teacher. In addition, enrichment, specific learning disabilities, speech/ language classes, varying exceptionalities and strings are available to students who qualify. The school offers an Extended Day Enrichment Program for early drop off and after school care.

Bay Meadows Elementary offers a strong curriculum designed to implement its vision and goals to serve the students and parents of the community. Prior to the grading of schools, we received the Florida School Recognition Award from the Florida Department of Education for outstanding achievement in the areas of Reading, Writing and Math. Since that time, the Florida Department of Education has rated our school an “A”, the highest achievement level possible since 1998 through last year, that's twelve years in a row.

We have won four Little Red School House Awards in recognition of the outstanding programs at our school. In 1994, we won the Little Red School House Award for our excellent multicultural program. In 1998, we won for our Koala-ty Children’s Garden and in 2001; we received the award for our International Storybook Night. In 2010 Bay Meadows was awarded the Little Red School House Award for the excellent teacher, student and parent blogs as well as use of technology.

The school currently has approximately 40 supportive partners-in-education along with agencies and ADDitions volunteers who donate time and resources. We’ve been designated as a family friendly Red Carpet School and a School of Light.

Every year since 1994, Bay Meadows has earned the Five Star School Award from the Florida Department of Education for exemplary community involvement and excellence in the areas of Business Partnerships, Family Involvement, Volunteers, Students’ Community Service and School Advisory Council.

In the fall of 1996, we won the Walt Disney Community Service Award for “Celebrate Diversity-It’s a World Bazaar” in the Arts and Culture Category. We were the only elementary school in Orange County to win this prestigious award.

In 1998, we were also awarded third place in the University of Florida and EPCOT Center Garden Competition. Our school was rated the Best Public School in Central Florida by the Central Florida Business Journal in the June 2001 edition.

Parents volunteer their time to work in publishing, the media center and in the classrooms. Our parents and volunteers work in our Science Lab, Math Lab, as mentors, as chaperones, as well as coordinating teacher and student celebrations, earning us the yearly Golden School Award.

Our active PTA, which boasts 100% parent and staff membership, sponsors numerous fun-filled family events. In 2002 and 2006, our PTA was named the Most Outstanding PTA in Orange County. The PTA earned the “Local Unit with the Greatest Number of Members Award” in 2003. In 2004, our PTA once again earned the “Local Unit with the Greatest Number of Members Award” in addition to “Outstanding PTA,” “Outstanding Newsletter,” and the “Outstanding PTA Volunteer.”

In 2003, Bay Meadows Elementary earned the distinguished National PTA Parent Involvement School of Excellence Award. Through the dedication of the school’s PTA, Bay Meadows Elementary School is the ONLY school in Orange County to receive this prestigious award. The school is certified with this national recognition through the year 2006. In 2010, Bay Meadows PTA earned the Community Award for business memberships, Grandparents Award, 100% Faculty Staff Membership Award and the Gold Membership Award for 100% Family Membership.