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Mariner High School

Public | 9-12 | 1529 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted October 9, 2013

Great school to have your child success in her/his professional goal. I highly recommend it since this year I have my 2nd daughter and she is getting the same support my first daughter get to enter in the best college to study. I highly recommend Mariner High to anyone who wants to achieve his/her professional goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

Having moved from a different Country I found the Counsellor very helpful, the students friendly and the school in good condition.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

I have just move to Cape Coral and am going to mariner for my senior year. I am very pleased with the school. I have made some great friends, and it is only the second week of school. The teachers I have are very nice. Although the dress code seems a little too tough. We are not allowed to wear leggings or show our shoulders. But overall this school is nice and has good classes. I love the photography class.


Posted May 17, 2011

This school is not about students. There are way too many overthinkers at this school, I'm not sure how many vice-principles there are, but they have lost the purpose of school is to educate. I know how horrible it is when a student gets caught using a cell phone between classes or wear a pair of jeans with a rip in the front of their legs, but to give kids time off or iss for those reasons is ridiculous. There is no work assigned during these processes, so where's the education? Time to open your eyes and shake your heads...aweful school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2010

Mariner High School is an amazing school. Everybody from the freshman to the seniors are treated equally and fairly. I'm currently a freshman at MHS and i have friends from every grade level. We are the fightin' Tritons and we are all one big family. No one can tear us apart. Go Fightin' Tritons! Oh btw. Mrs. Hellman is an amazing teacher who really cares about her students so if your child comes to mariner and has her they will be the happiest student ever! GO TRITONS!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2009

They continue to go through leadership changes, 3 in six years. I have found them to be inconsistent and this shows through in their teachers. They do not really want parent involvement but are required to go through the motions for district standards.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

I have had two daughters go through Mariner and had great success. Sure there were ups and downs, but I think highly of the school. they were always educated and safe while they were there. Thanks Mariner for two well balanced great kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2009

Mariner is the best school ever. I love how you can be friends with kids from every grade level at mariner. It's like on big family. Go tritons !!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

Mariner High is the best ever! The staff and the kids there are amazing and make you feel like your family. I would not transfer anywhere else! Go Tritons!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 7, 2009

This school has been great, although I had several tough experiences, they were learning experiences, and I was surrounded by people who cared.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2009

I'm currently a freshman in the mst academy at mariner high school, and i love it! Mariner is the only school i've ever been to where i actually feel like someone has my back and is there for me constantly, 24/7. The teachers are amazing and my classmates and friends are awesome! I really feel as if i'm in a family environment at this school. You have no idea how comforting that is. I'm so thankful i got into mariner, and i'm so thankful i got into mst. Go fightin' tritons!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2009

Not only am I a parent of a current Freshman, I am a former student of Mariner. I loved the school when I attended and I was thrilled when my daughter was accepted into the new MST Academy at Mariner. The teachers have been great and the curriculum is challenging. I understand the frustration that some others have talked about regarding the FCAT emphasis, but that is a state-wide problem. When we all decide to get together to help fix the problem, instead of just complaining, then maybe the focus will go back to educating our children to compete in a global marketplace.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2008

I am currently a mhs freshman and the teachers, staff, and others are great! The coaches are the best, great attitudes and determination!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 2, 2008

My Child is in Drama/Choir and there is little support from the school, if Drama or Choir is your childs strength than look to NFM of the Arts Not Mariner High School
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2008

i am now a sophomore at mhs and its been awesome! grat teachers and classmates sports are the best i say this as a v-ball palyer and track runner =]
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2008

this school is the best high school i have attented so far.. they r very welcoming and we help you with what ever you need!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 26, 2008

My daughter graduated from Mariner in 2006 and is entering her sophomore year at FGCU. My son will be a senior at Mariner this year. The guidance staff has been wonderful for preparing both my children for college. The principal is very involved with the school and students and he is very approachable. My children both have received wonderful educations from Mariner High School. The sports teams are fantastic as well as the band. We are very happy with Mariner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2008

I am a soon to be junior at Mariner high, and I know my next two years will be as fabulous as the previous two. Coming in as a freshman from Trafalgar middle, I was nervous but the year I was admitted the freshman orientation program, The Triton Academy, was implemented. All year I was in classes, lunch, and meetings with fellow freshman. It gave me the opportunity to really get to know my class on much more comfortable level, while getting me used to the school itself. Triton Academy helped me immensely become a triton, interested in doing good for the community and myself. I take advanced classes, and while they are challenging the teachers, who have vast experience are helpful and encouraging every step of the way. We have a beautiful campus outdoors, with an extraordinary amount of extracurriculars including a phenomenal art and drama department. Fantastic school overall!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2008

I am very disappointed with the communication from the teachers. I can't get a teacher to call me back after 4 messages left requesting a call back. I feel the education my child is receiving isn't preparing her at all for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2007

Mariner High School offers has offered to much to my children. The principal there is so supportive and actually gets down to my high schoolers level. She loves the school and ever since attending Mariner High has had a desire to be at school. The academic areas are unbelievebly unlimited and offer a wide variety of foreign languages. There are numerous chances that I take to be invloved with. The choices with this school are unlimited.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

403 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
48%
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.

396 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

385 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
89%
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.

333 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "A".
  • 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 66% in 2014.

261 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
38%
Biology I

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

411 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
62%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

437 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
52%
U.S. History

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

300 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%
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 59%
Hispanic 33%
Black 5%
Two or more races 2%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 89%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%66%61%
Master's degree 40%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%1%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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701 North Chiquita Boulevard
Cape Coral, FL 33993
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Phone: (239) 772-3324

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