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Highlands County School District

GreatSchools Rating: 5 out of 10. GreatSchools Ratings are based on test results. 10 is best.
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426 School Street
Sebring, FL 33870
Highlands County
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PH: (863) 471-5564
FAX: (863) 471-5622

  • Grades PK-12
  • 12,177 students
  • 24 schools

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 FCAT 2 Results

 
Scale: % scoring at or above grade level

Grade 3

Reading
 50% (2014)
 51% (2013)
 50% (2012)
 55% (2011)
The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

Math
 56% (2014)
 62% (2013)
 58% (2012)
 57% (2011)
The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Grade 4

Reading
 52% (2014)
 47% (2013)
 56% (2012)
 55% (2011)
The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

Writing
 65% (2014)
 87% (2013)
The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

Math
 62% (2014)
 58% (2013)
 55% (2012)
 55% (2011)
The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Grade 5

Reading
 50% (2014)
 57% (2013)
 55% (2012)
 48% (2011)
The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

Science
 40% (2014)
 43% (2013)
 40% (2012)
The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

Math
 47% (2014)
 45% (2013)
 48% (2012)
 43% (2011)
The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Grade 6

Reading
 55% (2014)
 54% (2013)
 50% (2012)
 52% (2011)
The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

Math
 56% (2014)
 53% (2013)
 46% (2012)
 49% (2011)
The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Grade 7

Reading
 54% (2014)
 47% (2013)
 52% (2012)
 50% (2011)
The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

Math
 58% (2014)
 46% (2013)
 49% (2012)
 50% (2011)
The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Grade 8

Reading
 48% (2014)
 48% (2013)
 49% (2012)
 48% (2011)
The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

Science
 37% (2014)
 41% (2013)
 34% (2012)
The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

Writing
 48% (2014)
 80% (2013)
The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

Math
 49% (2014)
 54% (2013)
 51% (2012)
 55% (2011)
The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Grade 9

Reading
 41% (2014)
 45% (2013)
 45% (2012)
 42% (2011)
The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Grade 10

Reading
 52% (2014)
 50% (2013)
 44% (2012)
 45% (2011)
The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

Writing
 54% (2014)
 77% (2013)
The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science.
  • The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida.
  • The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest.
  • Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

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 FCAT Writing Results

 
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

Grade 4

Writing
 84% (2012)
 97% (2011)
 93% (2010)
The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 8

Writing
 74% (2012)
 97% (2011)
 96% (2010)
The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Grade 10

Writing
 78% (2012)
 91% (2011)
 91% (2010)
The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing.
  • The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school.
  • The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

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 FCAT EOC Results

 
Scale: National Percentile Rank (50 is the national average)

Biology I
 63% (2014)
 63% (2013)
The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

U.S. History
 60% (2014)
The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

Algebra I
 57% (2014)
 44% (2013)
 66% (2012)
 64% (2011)
The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

Geometry
 49% (2014)
 63% (2013)
The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

About the Tests

  • In 2011-2012 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1.
  • The EOC is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida.
  • The Algebra 1 EOC has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest.
  • Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.

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 Teachers

 
Teacher Credentials
Information about this data
Source: 1FL Dept. of Education, 2009-2010
2FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
 This DistrictState Average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers2n/an/a
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers14%5%
Teacher Education Levels
Information about this data
Source: 1FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
2FL Dept. of Education, 2009-2010
 This DistrictState Average
Bachelor's degree167%61%
Bachelor's degree275%65%
Master's degree131%36%
Master's degree224%32%
Doctorate degree11%1%
Doctorate degree2<1%1%
Other degree1<1%2%
Other degree2<1%2%

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 Students

 
Student Ethnicity
Information about this data
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
EthnicityThis DistrictState Average
White47%42%
Hispanic31%29%
Black17%23%
Multiracial3%3%
Asian2%3%
American Indian/Alaskan Native<1%<1%
Student Subgroups
Information about this data
Source: 1FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
 This DistrictState Average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program171%59%
English language learners16%9%
Attendance and Completion
Information about this data
Source: 1FL Dept. of Education, 2009-2010
2FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012
3FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
 This DistrictState Average
Graduation rate262%74%
Graduation rate (high school)165%73%
Dropout rate (high school)3n/an/a

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 Spending Per Pupil

 

Finance data was not reported for this district.

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