Orlando is a city in the U.S. state of Florida, and the county seat of Orange County. Located in Central Florida, it is the center of the Orlando metropolitan area, which had a population of 2,134,411 at the 2010 census, making it the 26th largest metropolitan area in the United States, the sixth largest metropolitan area in the Southern United States, and the third largest metropolitan area in Florida. In 2010, Orlando had a city-proper population of 238,300, making it the 77th largest city in the United States, the fifth largest city in Florida, and the state’s largest inland city.
Welcome to Orlando
The City of Orlando is nicknamed “The City Beautiful” and its symbol is the fountain at Lake Eola. Orlando is also known as “The Theme Park Capital of the World” and in 2014 its tourist attractions and events drew more than 62 million visitors. The Orlando International Airport (MCO) is the thirteenth busiest airport in the United States and the 29th busiest in the world. Buddy Dyer is Orlando’s mayor
Edgewater High School
Edgewater High School is a public secondary school located in the College Park section of Orlando, Florida. It is operated by the Orange County Public Schools system. The athletic teams are known as the ‘Fighting Eagles’ with colors red and white. Edgewater earned a B on the State of Florida school report card for 2014.
Student enrollment for 2015-2016 is 1933. EHS draws in students primarily from College Park, Colonialtown, Eatonville, Lake Fairview, Rosemont, Spring Lake, western portions of Maitland and Winter Park, and downtown Orlando. In addition, the school has 120 faculty members. 85% of graduating seniors report intending to attend a college or university after graduation.
Maynard Evans High School
Maynard Evans High School is a high school located in Orlando, Florida, United States, served by Orange County Public Schools. The school’s name is often shortened to “Evans High School”, and the mascot for the school are the Trojans.
It primarily serves students from Pine Hills in addition to some students from nearby Clarcona and Lockhart. The original main campus is located on Silver Star Road at the intersection of Pine Hills Road. Starting in 2010, the entire school was demolished and completely rebuilt; with construction completed in December, 2011. The new campus reopened in 2012.
Evans High’s academic performance, based upon results of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT), was consistently rated at a “D” or “F”. However, the school improved in 2011 by earning a “C” for the first time in the school’s history.
Oak Ridge High School
Oak Ridge High School is a public secondary school in Orlando, Florida, established in 1959. The school has been rated as a D or F institution by the state every year since 2000. Last year though, the school has been awarded a C grade, breaking the low performance streak. As of now, the school has been awarded a B grade.
The Campus has been expanded/remodeled since the founding of the school. During the summer of 2010, demolition began on the northern side of campus as the 600 building and “Fish Farm”, which had been the Tech Ed building, was torn down to make room for the new school. The students are scheduled to move into the new building on a staggered schedule during the fall semester of the 2011-2012 school year.
William R. Boone High School
William R. Boone High School is a public high school in Orlando, Florida, United States. Built in 1952, the school is one of twenty high schools in the Orange County Public Schools system, created to accommodate the growing number of students at Orlando High School. The plan involved building two high schools, Orlando North and Orlando South, to take the place of Orlando High School and convert the old high school facilities into what is now Howard Middle School. The last principal of Orlando High School, William R. Boone, died of a heart condition before the two new schools were opened, so the school board dedicated one of the high schools in his memory, then christened Orlando North as Edgewater High School after its surrounding community.
Timber Creek High School
Timber Creek High School is a public high school located in Orlando, Florida, within the Orange County Public Schools system. The Timber Creek mascot is a wolf and the principal is Dr. Gabriel Berrio.
Timber Creek High school was built in 2000 as a relief school for nearby University High School. Mr. John Wright was the founding Principal and remained at Timber Creek until 2012 when he became the Executive Area Director for the East Learning Community. Currently the principal is Dr. Gabriel Berrio.
University of Central Florida
The University of Central Florida (UCF) is an American public research university in Orlando, Florida. It is the largest university in the United States by undergraduate enrollment, and the second largest by total enrollment.
Founded in 1963, UCF opened with a mission of providing personnel to support the U.S. space program at the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station on Florida’s Space Coast. As its academic scope surpassed an original focus on engineering and technology, however, it was renamed from Florida Technological University to the University of Central Florida in 1978. While initial enrollment was only 1,948 students, enrollment today amounts to some 60,821 students from 140 countries and all 50 states, including Washington, D.C. The majority of the student population is located on the university’s main campus just 13 miles (21 km) east-northeast of downtown Orlando, and 55 miles (89 km) southwest of Daytona Beach. The university offers over 200 degrees through thirteen colleges and twelve satellite campuses in Central Florida. Since its founding, UCF has awarded almost 280,000 degrees, including 50,000 graduate and professional degrees, to over 240,000 alumni worldwide.
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