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Brandon High School

Public | 9-12 | 1926 students

 

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Posted September 23, 2013

My school is Brandon High School. My daughter just started the ninth grade this scholar year 2013
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2013

Brandon High School was a turn around school for me. I started high school at Robinson high. There was a lot of fights and a lot of other negative things going on. But at the end of the day it is based on the choices that the student makes. I was transferred to Brandon High my senior year and I graduated on time and was able to exempt exams for the first time during high school because of the awesome grades that I was earning! All in all, everyone's experience is what they make of it. I have children who I plan on sending to Brandon when the time comes because I am confident that they will make wise decisions and not start high school off the way that I did. With that being said, Brandon is a GREAT SCHOOL! GO EAGLES!


Posted May 1, 2013

I have two teenagers that attended Brandon High School with different results. The eldest admits today that she wasted her education by making poor choices. Now in college and doing well, she says she wishes she would have been more involved in extracurricular activities and made better choices for herself academically and socially. The younger one is now ending his sophomore year at Brandon High School. He has made wise choices academically and socially. He is involved in extracurricular activities, honors and AP classes, and AVID. There are wonderful teachers and staff at the school willing to assist those who want to be helped. High school is what you decide to make of it. If you get involved in the school's activities and choose friends wisely, you can have an amazing experience. If you choose not to get involved and have a horrible experience, than at least understand that you made that choice. Thank you and I do hope you choose to enjoy your four years of high school !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2012

My girl graduated from Brandon this past school year. She had great teachers and not so great. Like anything else the experience is what you make it. Hold your child responsible for their actions and hold the school responsible for theirs. Be involved and on top of what your child is or is NOT doing. If you never walk through the doors and talk to the staff, then you can get a nasty surprise. The administration will hold teachers accoutable if they do not do what they are supposed to, they will hold the students responsible. They have fought to keep the arts in the school. A great Band director (no crap alllowed), Theater and Art teachers. A few too many "clubs". Overall, I never worried about her walking in the door.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2012

Don't use the race card here! Brandon is a good school..Maybe just maybe the PARENTS should get more involved in what the kids are doing...Don't blame it on the teachers!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2011

We didn't want to send our child to this school due to hearing that there were alot of fights there. Reluctantly our child went to school at Brandon High last year. She got in with the wrong crowd, was suspended and into serious trouble due to this. We had to withdraw her from this school. Never again will we allow our child to go to this school. We do not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

My son's school is really trying to keep him focused... They work with him and make sure that he is achieving his goals to get into college. I really admire this school for their teachers and hard work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2009

I'm an alumni, graduated '07. Compared to the other schools in this area BHS may not be amazing when it comes to academics. However, if you as a student, are striving for good grades, you will be able to do it. The teachers seem to only help those who want to help themselves and I think that teaches character, strength, and a lot about reality. I loved my time at this school. The only thing I can say that they need to improve on are the guidance counselors. They didn't seem to have any idea what they were talking about when I was looking into colleges and other schooling. It's a minor problem. I'm sure if you're looking into the schools your child is going to now you won't have any problem finding that type of information for yourself. This school has amazing extracurriculars. Something for everyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 5, 2009

School is worst i have ever been in Lots of fights, teachers don't care, will never be able to go to college from here
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 27, 2009

As i student i think that we SHOULD have a lot of school pride but yet we don't. there is a lot of violence and the leadership/administration is not to great. The teachers are okay. I wish it was a better school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2009

As a student at brandon high, honestly the school isnt 'great'. acadmedics are horrible. There is a lot of fighting. and disapliene is horrible. They really dont care. Honenstly i cant wait til next year to transfer. This school is horrible. if your considering sending your child here, dont.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2008

great school alot of of tradition and pride. big school with a lot of variety of people. good music program from wht ive seen and heard. has some great scout opportunities with volleyball, basketball, wrestling, and baseball which are ranked high in the state. a lot of clubs that cover multiple interests
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2008

ive been here for four years and i honestly wish i didnt go here. other high schools have school spirit, ours just has violence. im a senior here, and after four years im ready to be done.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 20, 2007

good, school with lots of tradition and a lot to be proud of
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2007

Even though i don't go to Brandon yet, I feel like I've been there my whole life, I know its a good school to what some people say.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 31, 2007

As an alumni, I do feel that Brandon is a good school. I know teachers there that would do anything to help you, all you would have to do is ask. Many students at the age don't want to look 'un-cool' and ask questions. My child will be going there in 5 years and I look forward to him enjoying high school as much as I did.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2006

I have had three children attend BHS. One graduated in 1997 with Honors and a Bright Futures Scholarship. My second child, graduated in 2005 also with Honors and a Bright Futures Scholarship and currently attending USF. My third child, will graduate this year and is on track to earn a Bright Futures Scholarship, and guess what, yes, he will be attending USF. BHS is only as good as the students desire to learn. My children have benefited from the academic programs, music, arts, sports and other extracurricular activities. I've always found the teachers and administrators to be of high caliber and professionals who care about their responsibilities as educators. They can only do some much, the rest is up to the child and the parents. I give Brandon High School Top Marks in the field of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 12, 2006

I am very pleased with this school and the overall quality of their programs. I have one child that graduated in 2005 and another child currently in 10th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2006

Overall is was a pretty decent school. Most of the staff there were pretty unprofessional.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 24, 2005

Brandon has dipped greatly since ten years back. I taught there at one point and it does have tradition, but leadership and extracurricular activities have been cut and dropped even though students love them.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

458 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

479 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

487 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
92%
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.

493 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
92%
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 "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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 64% in 2013.

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
30%
Biology I

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

509 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

428 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
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 43%
Hispanic 29%
Black 20%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 182%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 25%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 2%N/A2%
Graduation rate 78%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 65%67%61%
Master's degree 35%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
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School Leader's name
  • MR. CARL GREEN
Fax number
  • (813) 744-8129

Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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1101 Victoria Street
Brandon, FL 33510
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