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Lake Brantley High School

Public | 9-12 | 2651 students

 

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Posted September 17, 2013

Not pleased with this school at this point. The Dean's MAIN focus is on the football program. Anything else is secondary.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

I am a student at Lake Brantley and I love it. This school IS giving students academic support when they ask a teacher. They prepare the students for real life situations and they offer many classes you wont see in other high schools. GO CLASS OF 2014
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 6, 2013

This school is highly overrated. Students are not receiving the quality education they are entitled to. The problem is and what few parents there know is the majority of teachers teaching their children do Not hold certification in the subjects (core academic) they teach. Parents should be aware of this fact and request proof the teacher teaching their child holds certification in the subject their teaching. I was stunned when I checked and found out that not one of my daughter's teachers held subject certified in her core academic classes! Don't be fooled like I was. My daughter did not receive a quality education while attending Lake Brantley, we felt bamboozled!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2013

No Academic Support - I'm very disappointed upon research it is rated as an exceptional school cross the board - this must mean we only cater to exceptional students and those not in there A+ are lost in the cracks there is no assistance for a student having difficulty with classes - there is no tutoring support at all (by teachers) If your child is not a A+ then your child is a statistic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2013

I'm not at all pleased with the academic support at this school. My daughter, who used to love school, now hates it and wants to drop out. They have a "To Be Kind" program that is exclusive to "snobby" kids who aren't very kind. The teachers don't care if your child needs extra support in a class and won't make amendments to help your child. They don't care. The school is supposed to prepare chldren for after high school. They aren't doing that and it only seems to support those whom they think are deserving. I'm extremely disappointed and can understand why FLVS is a viable option with schools like this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2010

My son graduated from Lake Brantley in 2008. Although I think the school is pretty good, I feel it could definitely use some extra education dollars to improve things, like math, English, science, and the arts. I know it isn't the schools fault that we have the FCATs, but I MUST say those tests hindered my child's learning experience. He did not learn NEARLY as much as I did, and I graduated in 1979! The teachers are forced to teach for the FCAT, instead of for college and life. My son was an A-B student, but is seriously under-prepared for college and the outside world...those FCATs have ruined his formative years, as far as school is concerned!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2010

I went to lake brantley high school for 9th grade and i loved it... We had 4 classes and everyone was so friendly.. I loved my classes and all the people.. Everyone was very helpful and nice to me.. I am a senior right now and i go to piper high school and everyday i wish i didnt have to move so that i could be at the one school i loved to go to every single day.


Posted October 25, 2009

I love this school like there is no tomarrow! The academics here allow us to have a wide variety to choose from, and also to attain scholarships. Making friends here is easy, because you just have to find people you connect with. The Band here is especially excellent, and not just because im in it. So it's safe to say what school I would want my children to go to later on in life. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

Quality of teachers, large number of advanced placement classes, safe, clean
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2009

I currently attend Lake Brantley, and from what I've encountered, it is a very stuck-up rich school. Cliques are everywhere and very mean and hurtful to anyone not like them. I used to think our reputation as a snobby little rich school were false, until i realized it myself. Don't get me wrong, the academics are great, the student body as a whole is what makes this school very cold and unwelcoming.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2008

Lake Brantley is a great school overall, its just the little things such as teachers and many of the students that just keep it from the excellent standards. I think that for the most part they have a good basis of education . They have a wide variety of sports, which lets you find the one that you fit in the most. I do disagree however that most of the sports have to revolve around football. No doubt football is a great sport, but that doesn't mean that the other sports have to have less equipment and not as nice practice field as the football team does. Again it is a good school, and I would pick it over most of the other schools in the area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2008

As a freshmen here at Lake Brantley High School, I didn't have to go through the normal pressures that most freshmen face. However, i'ts a very stuck-up school, only caring for middle-class students. I mean, it's okay, but I'd gladly move somewehere else.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 18, 2008

One of the best High Schools around Central Florida
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2007

I am extremely pleased with Lake Brantley High School. I was orginally zoned for Lyman High School but decided to move upon a comparison between the two schools curriculum guide. Brantley offers an abundance of academic oppurtunities partly because of modified block scheduleing. This was proved to me as I realized I can be finished with 5 years of foreign language in about 3 years, counting AP foreign language. Also, I have never really enjoyed math, and Ive made mediocre grades throughout my academic career before coming to Brantley, but upon the gift of a brillant math teacher, I have done comparably better. She takes two hours with me after school to help free of charge. All my educators are sincerely dedicated to their professions. Although controversey surrounding the Lyman-Brantley rezoning abounds, I strongly beleive I made the right choice in coming to Brantley, the proof is sheerly in the curriculm
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 21, 2007

Highly overated High School They have some good AP and honors classes but the school seems more focused on sports. We have had 3 children attend LBHS. This school has a very poor reputation at providing special education. Look at the State of Florida Dept of Education website for more specicifics, but LBHS doesn't seem to be meeting their own objectives as a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2007

I wanted my son to go to the best so we moved into the Lake Brantley School District and thought we were getting the best.. Over the 2 years my son spent at Brantley we were not satisfied. I think the great reputation is overrated. The school is full of cliques that do not encourage camaraderie . He played in the band for 6 years prior to coming to Brantley and loved it. After one year in the band at Brantley and he quit and has not picked up his instrument again due to the band directors methods. The school does have several AP classes that can be taken for college credit. There is a focus on either band or sports for extracurricular activities. My other son is at Seminole HS, loving everything about the IB Program. Sorry we didn't change schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2007

As a student attending this school I can say that it is not all that it's cracked up to be. It is highly overrated. The student groups are very cliqish. We don't mingle with other groups besides our own. We spend far too much time practicing for the F-CAT then actually learning. Teachers seem to pay more attention to what you are doing wrong (i.e dresscode, cell phone misuse) then actually trying to teach you. Bottom line, it's not the best school out there anymore.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 28, 2007

I dont like this school. we spend all of our money on the sports team but not enough on the book and things necessary for learning.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2007

Lake Brantley is a safe High School. There are several teachers that need to find another profession. They do not have any support for those students that need extra help in a particular subject. They only activities they have is football and dance shows and mediocre choir performances.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2006

The school has excellent academics and student involvement. It is one of the stars of Seminole School District. Lake Brantley has performed so well.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

616 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

665 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

649 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
87%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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, in grades 5 and 8 in science, and in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

668 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

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.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
55%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

619 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

632 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. 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.

Source: Florida Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 60%
Hispanic 25%
Black 9%
Asian 4%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 138%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 22%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 82%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 48%53%61%
Master's degree 47%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%2%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
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Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Specific learning disabilities

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Mathematics

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:15
School end time
  • 2:20
School Leader's name
  • MR. MICHAEL GAUDREAU
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (407) 746-3600

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Mathematics
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
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991 Sand Lake Road
Altamonte Springs, FL 32714
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Phone: (407) 746-3450

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