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South Sumter High School

Public | 9-12 | 1056 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted July 30, 2013

most of the five star reviews you see here are either teachers or students of teachers.....beware before you put your child in this school, go to complaint.tv.com to see one of the recent stories on bullying. you will save yourself and your child a lot of grief, and if you don't have 900.00 saved up, you might want to start saving now if your child does go, or ends up going to school here, so they will be able to take the senior field trip.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

I am proud of the students and teachers at South Sumter High School.. They display good sportsmanship in their games, get top honors, parents and the community support this school in many ways. They demonstrate the qualitiy of a Great School.


Posted January 30, 2009

SSHS is a great school. I have three children and the last two are attending now. My children love it there. My youngest actually spends more time at school than at home. Anytime one of my children have the slighest problem at school the staff take action and get all parties involve. As far as academic SSHS is a A rated school. I can say enough about this school. I'm so glad to have a high school of this quailty in my community. Go RAIDERS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

South Sumter High School is the best school out there. They have many great classes and opportunities to get scholarships. And many classes to get you what you need in the future and to help you decide what you want to do with the rest of your life. The staff is very helpful and always there to for you. I could not imagine going to any other school then this.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 5, 2005

They have a wonderful football coaching team!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 5, 2004

South Sumter High School is the greatest High school in the United States. I am so proud of everything this school has done for my family and my community. The faculty cares for the students, and that makes learning all the more enjoyable for the students. I wouldn't want to attend high school anywhere else but the Great South Sumter High School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2004

Be a student at this school is awesome. This school hardly has any fights and such.The principal makes the school feel open. Parents are slowly getting involved as students do.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

250 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

245 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

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.

253 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
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 "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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
46%
Biology I

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

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
47%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

191 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
61%
U.S. History

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

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 75%
Hispanic 13%
Black 9%
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 159%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 3%N/A2%
Graduation rate 77%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 71%70%61%
Master's degree 29%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 17%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Bushnell, FL 33513
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