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Countryside High School

Public | PK, 9 | 2205 students

 

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Posted August 12, 2014

I went to CHS for my freshman and sophomore years and those were okay years. But the staff are so mean, the teachers are overworked, stressed, and they're also mean. Too fast of a pace for learning. I failed so I will be repeating sophomore year AT DUNEDIN HIGH SCHOOL. I will stay away from CHS for good. Terrible staff! Terrible teachers! Hallways are too crowded to walk through without being late to class. Honestly. Terrible.


Posted June 24, 2013

Countryside HS's strength is the principal, Mr. Schlereth. The county office needs to back off as they are clueless.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2012

I went to Countryside, and I hated it. The only bright side was that 90% of the teachers were amazing. They cared, and gave ample help to those who needed it. The administration, however, was entire consumed with the idea of punishing students. It got to the point where freshmen would ask how to get something done and all we'd say is "Have a parent call, otherwise they won't listen.". The guidance program is awful; whenever you need to find a councilor ( which is always a last resort), they are never in the office. I found that the only way to get a meeting with a councilor was to wait outside their door, even missing classes to wait until one finally showed up. The receptionists were often rude and patronizing, and every other week a fight is breaking out. I wouldn't go back if you payed me a million dollars.


Posted May 26, 2011

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Posted October 13, 2010

Best teachers in Pinellas County!!


Posted April 17, 2010

Countryside is a very good high school and one of the best public schools in the Pinellas county area as previously stated. The sports programs are some of the best in the state, although the only one they care about is football. Most of the teachers are nice to the students or at least helpful. Drama, Band and TV Production are also excellent. The building is a little old and outdated even though they just 'updated' it recently (Thats if you consider new ceiling tiles updating). The school is crowded, with a few portable classrooms. There doesn't seem to be enough funding because teachers often have to buy extra supplies for their students out of their own pockets, pens, pencils, ect., but that isn't really that surprising in these times. The text books are several years old and falling apart. But it is still an excellent high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2009

Countryside is a very good high school and one of the best public schools in the Pinellas county area. Track, Soccer, and Volleyball programs are some of the best in the state. Majority of the teachers are nice, or at the very least helpful, to the students. Drama club and Band are also excellent, the band is playing halftime at the Super Bowl this year. The downsides are that the building is old and outdated, the school is very crowded, especially after the choice fiasco, and its underfunded by the state. Teachers often have to buy extra supplies for their students out of their own pockets, pens, pencils, ect., and the texts are often several years old.(I technically have 2 calculus books, 1 with all the text and information, the other is the detached cover for the book.) It is still an excellent high school to send your children to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2008

CHS has a great ESOL program. Coming from a spanish country I did not speak any English but with the help of all the great and caring teachers, I learned the language jsut fine. I graduated in 2004 and whenever I thin of my high school years I do it with a lot of happinnes and love because I truly think they have great teachers there.And for those parents and student complaining of the teachers, they can only help those kids who are willing to receive the help, and if the kids are too rebellius or lack of interest there is nothing the teachers can do. I truly love this school.......


Posted March 27, 2008

CHS has strong school leadership and teachers who care about kids. It is the finest school of my 32 year teaching career.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 24, 2008

Since my son transfered to Countryside from East Lake he has a whole new respect for the teachers. I see a big difference, the teachers at Countryside High are approachable and very organized and more than willing to help the students. My son now wants to be a teacher. I am so pleased with my decision to take him out of East Lake.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

My daughter went to this school and it was horrible. The teachers (some, not all) are rude and condescending. They do not return phone calls or emails.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2007

I have 32 students in my class. With only 1 teacher! The teachers dont care the parents dont care no one cares. They say ' we will go to the 6 by 6, we will try to have less diversity, blah blah blah' they have been saying that since my cousin went there 8 years ago!! Things arent going to change anytime soon. Attending countryside has been the biggest mistake of my life. I hope someone reads this before its too late! Also it is true. Countryside DOES pick on popularity and not ability. Sad isnt it? Well thats my Opinon about the school. Ill be the class of 2011. That is if there still is one..
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 17, 2006

My teachers make good use of the extended period and there is always homework. I am challenged in every class but excel because of the extra help the teachers offer and the NHS tutoring program. Of course I've had the occasional bad teacher but overall I like her classes. There are also many programs. I'm in Drama club, Colorguard, FCS, and Marine Biology club. Countryside is a marvelous school and I'd recommend it to anyone.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2006

I happen to Love this school , the teachers work with the children, and help them for the real world, The entrance and exit to the school lot still need improvment but overall if you want your children to have the best you send them to Countryside high school....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

My son seems to be fairly bored in school. He doesn't bring home homework. The children seem to have ample time during classtime to do their homework. I would've thought that with extended periods, and less periods, they would be getting accelerated learning. However, it does not seem that way. I don't believe the teachers are making the best use of the extended class time. They are still using lessons from the shorter periods they used to have. I believe too much time is being wasted -- and the children have too many days out of school to start with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2005

They have a great preschool program here called little cougars. Very well put together. I would send any preschooler to this program. Teachers and students are very helpful and creative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2005

Older child went to C-side high school. Worst experience ever. Child had straight A's, good behaviour, but the teachers acted extremely prejudice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2004

Amazing teachers who interact with students and help them to succeed. This parent is really pleased.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

A lot better than Clearwater high. The teachers, for the most part, really go above and beyond.


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Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

509 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

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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

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "D".

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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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 64%
Hispanic 18%
Black 10%
Asian 4%
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 129%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 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 84%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 57%60%61%
Master's degree 41%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MR. GERALD M SCHLERETH
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  • (727) 725-7990

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  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

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Music
  • Band
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