School History and Purpose
Aloma Elementary School was established in 1967 and is located in northeast Orange County. Our attendance zone extends east from the Winter Park Pines area, across Semoran Boulevard, along the south side of University Boulevard to Econlockhatchee Trail. In 2006, approximately sixty percent of our students rode buses to and from school because major intersections in the surrounding area were declared hazardous. In May 2007, representatives of various local governments and the school board conducted a review of the Hazardous Walking Conditions Report. It was determined by these representatives that the conditions that allowed these walkways to be declared hazardous were corrected with the completion of the Cady Way Trail. Parents of students living in apartments on Aloma Avenue and Semoran Boulevard were notified that bus transportation was discontinued for students who were served at those bus stops. In June 2011, construction began on a major renovation project at Aloma Elementary that was completed in August 2012. The scope of the project included providing a new wing that houses the administrative center, the media center, and new classrooms. Renovations in the existing building included updating classrooms, stairwells, air handlers, plumbing, electrical, fire and life safety, kitchen and cafeteria areas, playground, and the pavilion area. The existing administrative area and media center were renovated to include classrooms and skills labs. A new parking area was built that provides a longer traffic flow pattern to accommodate our traffic.
Aloma annually receives the Florida Department of Education’s Golden School Award for the vast contribution of volunteer hours from ADDitions and Partners in Education. The school has also been recognized as a Five Star School as well as a Red Carpet School. We have an active School Advisory Council (SAC) and Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Our campus is alive with PTA activities, ADDitions volunteers, Full Sail tutors and visitors from other community organizations as they take an active role in providing an environment where all students are provided the support they need to reach grade level expectations and the Sunshine State Standards.