Advertisement
Advertisement

GreatSchools Rating

Southeast High School

Public | 9-12 | 1300 students

 

Be sure to visit

Take along one of
our checklists:

 
Last modified
Community Rating

4 stars

Community Rating by Year
2014:
No new ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
Based on 4 ratings

Teacher quality

Principal leadership

Parent involvement

Rate this school

Click on stars to rate
Please select a star rating for this school.
    Helpful reviews answer questions:
  • What do you think others should know?
  • What do you like?
  • How could your school improve?
    Review Guidelines
    GreatSchools won’t post reviews that contain:
  • Inappropriate language
  • Allegations of criminal conduct
  • Names of students, teachers or staff
1200 characters remaining
Please read and accept our Terms of Use to join GreatSchools.
Please indicate your relationship to the school.
Registration is required to post your anonymous review
We will not display your name, photo or email address with your review.
OR
Your email address will never be published or shared.
Indicates a required field

21 reviews of this school


Sort by:
Show reviews by:
Posted June 19, 2013

This school has a bad reputation. I will admit that when I was first zoned for here, I believed the hype and hoped to transfer as quickly as possible. However, a year into it I came to love the school. The teachers greatly care about the individual students success, and the environment is very conducive to learning. I am in the IB programme as well, which is a very thriving AP/Honors system that many of the student body is involved in. Don't fall for the bad reputation of this school, or the greatschools rating! It is the best high school in the county receiving the most money by more than 3x the next highest school in scholarship money last year!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2011

A horrible school in my opinion. The classes aren't that hard and I'm not in IB although I am eligble for it. The guidance are horrible seriously I don't know why they get paid they don't seem to care for the students. I am currently trying to get out of a honors class but they have no power to get me out and I have to arrange a meeting with the Principal just for that? forget it it's not worth the time. The teachers however, some of them are good and some of them are horrible. I would advise you to go to Bayshore or Braden River.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2011

The IB program is a very good program. The newly formed IB Parents Association has been doing a lot to to enhance student academic excellence and teacher proficiency and performance. The revised mission and vision statements have reset the expectation for achieving the school's highest potential. The new principal has demonstrated openess to new ideas and willingness to explore new avenues for academic excellence.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2011

I am an IB Sophomore, and I KNOW going to SEHS was the best educational idea for me. If I had gone to a school without IB, I would have been so bored with school. But now, I have enaging and interesting teachers and a, for the most part, highly active class of 2013. None of these negative comments make any sense. Those that claim that IB is a waste of time or is too easy did not saty long enough to be in the actual IB program. Choose Southeast High School, and as always, GO NOLES!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2011

This school is absolutely amazing! My youngest daughter just started going here, and she loves it. Her older brother is a senior, and has been at Southeast throughout highschool. I would never put my children in any other high school. The IB program is excellent,and is a very good challenge for students. Especially the acedemically gifted ones. The teachers are fantastic, and very helpful and organized. Parents, make the right choice and put your children in Southeast! You won't regret it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2009

I am a student at Southeast an I absoluely adore it. Being in IB, I find that although the program is challenging everyone is very helpful and amazing. We have fantastic teachers, great students and wonderful clubs and activites, that have been acknowledged locally as well as on a national and even global scale.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2008

I just started going to this school and I already love it. I disagree with whoever posted the the one star comment. I am in IB, and all they want is that the parents be more involved with their childrens lives. IB is hard, but so far worth it. I am learning so much and it's teaching me how to organize and plan. People do really get along well. Do not listen to the bad comments here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 16, 2008

Ill informed teachers are plentiful. There are a few good ones. The IB program is more hype than reality...would have home schooled...most are so out of touch it is scary and it is a shame that a parent has to be so involved for the student to get the education and schooling they are promised. Mr. Horne, the Principal, is not a good administrator and very unorganized. There is no proactive guidance for the students for college and the communication factor is sooooo poor. The IB Programs in other counties are far superior than this one. We have teachers taking assignments off the internet from other IB programs. Teachers can't give the kids a syllabus for the entire quarter, let alone semester, to help them with the managing of the workload. Never, ever, again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2008

This is a great school. Every one gets along great! There are really no 'clicks' and we all seem to get long fine. It has very good teachers (at least in the I.B. program) and it has a nice campus, even though it is in the middle of a ghetto... Over all this is a great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2008

I am a teacher at Southeast and really believe the education in this school is as good as it gets. The quality of teacher in this is school is exceptional and the IB Programme really prepares students to further their educations. I have had many students return and are very complimentary of the quality of education they felt they received. Unfortunately, Southeast is located in a poor section of town. As a result, the public assumes that the education and the learning environment is not as good as other area schools. I ASURE you, they are mistaken. Each student is very important to me and my colleagues. I encourage you to visit the campus and speak with the faculty members. I gave the school 4 out of 5 stars bc I don't believe the alternating block scheduling is healthy for the students. That is the district's fault, not the school's.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 21, 2008

Southeast highschool overall is a moderate school at best. If your looking to send your child somewhere they can receive a respectable education in technology, Southeast is definately not the place to go.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 9, 2007

I am in IB and personally, I wouldn't have gotten through this year if it wasn't for the exceptional teachers here. Especially in the math classes the teachers are flexible to student learning style and use lots of hands on instead of just computer programs to teach for them. And my parents have never had a displeasure coming to the staff for help. South East's system has been runing smoothly for me as it has been for years.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2006

SE High School is absolutely the worst. I'm an out of state non-custodial parent that received absolutely no help from anyone. This goes all the way up to the superintendent Mr. Dearing. A poor quality school that when a parent asks for help, the request falls on deaf ears. These children will go out into the world representing whatever education they gathered from Se and not be productive adults. It's a sad situation there. When I went for a parent/teacher conference, 2 teachers showed up and the principal, Mr. Horne, wouldn't even come out of his office to meet me. That's not showing good leadership skills.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2006

I am in my junior year at Southeast in IB and I love it. The environment is great, the people are great, the classes are great. I hear about people from other schools being so unhappy, but you never hear complaints from Southeast students. We are the only worth-while school in the county. Our sports are amazing, academics is booming with IB, and the Visual and Performing Arts Academy puts our art programs at the top of the list. This place has become my home and i dont know what I'll do when college comes around.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2006

I had one son in the IB program, Ms. O'Conner is the best thing at that school, he did well, but the registrar and getting transcripts and information for seniors is severly lacking. My IB son had trouble getting informatin for college. The school is ZERO help. My second son there is dual enrolled they have consistantly put him in wrong classes and made it difficult for him to suceed. Both are great students and college bound. Again this year I can't get report cards, information, they now say he is 18 and they can't talk to me. they will try to hurt your childs chances of going to college, I pulled my third son out and my fourth will attend Manatee. Kids are not given scholarship information and the school doesn'thelp them. If your child plans on college look elsewhere, it is a shame because IB was great
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Teachers in the ib program are spectacular! Cannot imagine more caring and qualified teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2005

This school is in an ethincally diverse area, my kids, (anglo) say that all groups get along well, they are proud of the school and that its stands for diversity and tolorance, not by admin but by the students. They go there because of the IB program and have been getting an excellent education. peer presure seems very low since most students are not wealthy, clothing is not an issue, walmart, nike, its all good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2004

A great school. With great sports, teachers and people.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 12, 2004

My daughter is in her sophomore year at SHS. When we were told about the IB program offered at Southeast we made an appointment with Mrs. Oconnor to get info and was so impresssed with her that we decided to give it a try. Coming from a small private school I have to say we had reservations about sending her to a public high school, but our experience has been nothing but positive. The teachers for the most part are great and IB is very challenging. It's a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2004

I think Southeast High School is the best. My daughter is in the IB program there and is very challenged with her classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

386 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%
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.

283 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

290 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
79%
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.

294 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
88%
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 "D".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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.

292 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
34%
Biology I

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

286 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
61%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
76%
U.S. History

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

368 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
Hispanic 36%
White 33%
Black 25%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 130%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 24%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 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 74%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 58%54%61%
Master's degree 37%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%2%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Read more about programs at this school
Source: Provided by school officials and community members.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. JAMES PAULEY
Fax number
  • (941) 741-3372

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Accessible via public transportation
School facilities
  • Library
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

Let your school shine!

School leaders: Help your school shine on GreatSchools
by verifying community responses, adding program highlights
and more! Get started »

Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama
Note: Data provided by school administrators and community.
School leaders, update and verify information here.

Upcoming Events

No upcoming events found for this school
Searching for school events...
Date
Title
  • {{date}}
    {{title}}
Export calendar
Outlook.com
Microsoft Outlook
iCal Format
Google Calendar
Print Calendar
Uploading, please wait...
POWERED BY
Tandem

Apply

 

TIP: Don't forget to ask about documents required for enrollment, such as your child's birth certificate, proof of address, or a record of immunizations.

 
Apply now
Notice an inaccuracy? Let us know!

1200 37th Avenue East
Bradenton, FL 34208
Website: Click here
Phone: (941) 741-3366

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

Compare this school
to nearby schools

Compare schools »

Compare

Add this school to compare

Nearby schools







ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT