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Bartow Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 2016 students

 

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Posted October 3, 2009

I love it because we have three great schools at one awesome campus. It's the best situation, as an IB student, and I get to have friends at all the different schools so we have different perspectives and it makes for great conversation and learning.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2009

one of the best in florida....rave reviews!


Posted February 13, 2008

I was a student at Bartow Student High School and my opinion is, it's a great school. I had to move to Tampa but nothing compares to my old hometown school. The teachers and principals are great they help their students in a lot of ways I would give anything to go back. I'm always a big supporter of the Bartow Yellow Jackets.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2007

Bartow Senior High School has a wide variety of academic and extra curricular activities. The teachers have great learning strategies. The school gives a high amount support for not only the pupils but their peers too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2006

Ok I went to Bartow High SChool all my high school years. With Bartow Charter I suceeded on a lot of things. I would like to thank all of the teachers (Coach Hitt, Mr Brown, Mrs Devore, Mrs Woody, the englise teacher, and Mr Martinez) of Bartow Charter for everything. Cause without any of you I wouldn't be a nurse today. Thanks for everything, Jessica Cornell
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 18, 2003

My daughter will be a 9th grader in the fall. I have contacted and spoken with 2 of the guidance councelors several times. I found them very helpful in getting my daughter's schedule like it should be so that she can get the most out of her future ambitions. She has been able to get involved with the community service program because of the counselors. We are looking forward to school in the fall with high expectations from the staff at BHS, as I like to get to know those involved with my child.


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

567 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

513 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

502 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
80%
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.

505 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "B".
  • 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 66% in 2014.

401 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
35%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

596 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
56%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

508 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
56%
U.S. History

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

354 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, 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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 54%
Hispanic 20%
Black 18%
Asian 4%
Two or more races 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 35%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 2%N/A2%
Graduation rate 81%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 69%66%61%
Master's degree 29%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%1%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 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Music teacher(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. RONALD PRITCHARD
Fax number
  • (863) 534-0077

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Drama
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1270 South Broadway Avenue
Bartow, FL 33830
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Phone: (863) 534-7400

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