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Brandon High School

Public | 9-12 | 1926 students

 

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted September 29, 2005

Brandon is your Average Highschool. Great for those previously in large public schools. Great Job Training program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 22, 2005

Terrible with core classes, great musical program. JROTC is par. Mediocre athletics.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2005

This is a great school, the parents get very involved, all the teachers and classes are great. Extracurricular classes are also a great addition to this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2005

Brandon academics are non-existent. If you are an athlete, especially a wrestler, you can graduate without learning a thing. The wrestling coach is the best high school coach in the country for wrestling. As a mentor and putting education first, he will make sure your kid is eligible, but the quality of education will not get him to the next level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2004

Brandon High is a superior public high school!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 22, 2004

When my son came down here from Wyoming, he was scared that he would fail his classes. But to tell you the truth, he has said that he gets along very well with the teachers, and other members of the school board. He has also told me, that the classes he takes, are easier for him to understand, and that he has brought his grades up from D's to B's and A's. I am happy to say, that I'm very proud of Brandon High School to have helped my child proceed from the 9th to 10th grade. I also hope that they would keep up the good work, and for anybody else who wants to know, Brandon High is a great school to come from.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Although Brandon High School has many teachers with many years of teaching experience, I feel many are dated in their teaching abilities. They lack creative skills to motivate students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

The teachers are wonderful they help the children when they don't get the material and they have a real sense of care for all students, as a Mom this is very important to me, that a child feels confortable enough to ask questions and learn more without feeling 'dumb' for asking. Thank you Brandon High for not only teaching my child about the material but to love school again,
—Submitted by a parent


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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

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School basics

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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Phone: (813) 744-8120

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