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OCPS Celebrates 45 Schools Designated as Schools of Excellence

Orange County Public Schools celebrated 45 schools designated as Schools of Excellence and ten schools were added to the list for the 2022-23 school year.

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

Florida Schools of ExcellenceTo 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 that were designated as a School 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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