This school is filthy and constantly has headlice outbreaks. Its policy on students of age making adult videos outside of school should be revised.
this is by far the worst school in brevard we have moved to melbourne and love it here . my kid goes to melbourne high school and loves it!
Cocoa High School, my older son went to CHS and had great teachers, wonderful staff. I know that they might have a bad rep because of rumors. But CH has some of the best teachers in Florida. My younger son will now enter the 9th grade and I have now worries. The only thing I could say about CH is that the staff should so the same respect for all sports not just he ones that win all the time. If they gave the same support for say like soccer as they do foot ball maybe it would boost the kids moral.
Teachers are inconsistent with keeping posted grades up to date, are disorganized with and sometimes cryptic with posting assignments and instructions. Often they take awhile to respond to parents requests. Guidance at school is mediocre Mrs. Bobay, the school guidance Counselor and others do work hard to do what's best for students, but I've had trouble with getting the staff to see things through to improve my child's performance or see their plans through to completion. I constantly struggled with my child son who always complained about not liking the school. I ve applied for a n out of area transfer as advised by other parents in my neighborhood. CHS has the potential to be a great school being directly behind a college. Sr. Staff is quick to suspend students for relatively minor infractions, where detentions would have been warranted in any other school. Once a student is suspended (In School) they are supposed to be afforded the opportunity to complete all class work for that day in ISS, but teachers do not submit class work for student to work on, and often will count the student absent instead. Every class drops almost a full letter grade for this type of disconnect.
My daughter went there last year and is now homeschooled. She was intimidated by the other students, lunch was stolen every day. Administration does not return calls.
"A" school for 2 years since 2010. The AP program is really good, teachers are willing to help their students to pass the AP exam, also great spirit for the football team. Country football champions 2012, and has not lose by any other school in the country since 5 years.
I just graduated in 2009 and I think CHS is a great school. Every year they try to make the school better than before. I think it is a great foundation for academic learning because now im at a Florida college, and I am doing great!
I am a student at Cocoa High class of 2010 and I love Cocoa High. Alot of people say our grades are horid but our grades are improving and I think its because of the new staff who are really trying to make a good learning enviroment. I think people should give this school a chance.
I went to cocoa high and graduated in 2003. I know that there was a drive to improve the school that we knew was the lowest ranking in the county. I was in some extracurriculars, but there were many that other schools in the county had but we did not. When I visited other schools durring county wide compitions or preformances, the students from the others schools looked surprised that we were even there. And for good reason there was enough funding provided for anything the other students had. I suppose you can blame it on test scores, but test scores arent going to go up until the kids have fun going to school. Although some of the students who go to the school actully care about learning their lights are quickly extenquished as my own was by senior year. Its the school everyone forgot.
Cocoa High is a great school. The addition of the 'Senior Experience' in the 2003-04 school year was a very good thing. It Gives the seniors a chance to think about career choices and options they have once they Graduate. While attending Cocoa High I was apart of several extracurricular activities and still found time for classwork because of the flexibility of the activity directors.
The principal at CHS has fostered an atmosphere of mediocracy by skirting responsibility for low student achievement. Mrs. Backkus has been my child's principal through Fairglen, Clearlake and Cocoa. She has repeatedly made excuses for low test scores and low grades on the state's scale. The administration has taken three weeks to return repeated phone calls regarding summer school registration. We are frustrated and glad our child is a senior.
If you are thinking of buying a home in the area and education is important, be wary of this school. It recieved a D rating this year and C ratings over the 3 previous years.
I think CHS has been improving. There are some teachers that I think need some more training. I've had some problems with some things at the school, but they have always been resolved in a professional manner (most of the time).
The band program is lacking, and needs an overhaul of board members and director.
Cocoa High School has done a lot of changes in the past few years and its FCAT scores Do not give the school the credit for all its hard work. The teachers at this high school truly care for their students and are willing to work with the parents to help make their child's high school experience the best it can be. For a student who wants to duel enroll in the local community college, this is the place for that student. The local community college is in walking distance.
Cocoa High School is a very good school when you consider the demographics of the comunity that feeds it. The economics range from extremely poor to upper middle class. CHS has a principal that actually cares about her students and faculty and sees that the enviroment they work in is safe and conducive to learning. As far as 'Tiger Pride' goes there are students that have it and students that don't... As with any school there are those that are involved and those that aren't. In today's day and age life gets in the way of some parents physical involvement. The school rates a 'C' not through it's own fault but through the feeder schools. Cocoa has special classes to help improve learning, all that's needed is involvement. CHS also features college courses, Parenting courses, and courses to help students get back on track. That's impressive to me. - C.J.B.
I think that Cocoa High is an alright school. There are a lot of areas that need work in order to improve and make it a better environment. I graduated from Cocoa, my daughter graduated in 2000, and now my youngest daughter is a sophmore. The only thing she complains about that there is no school pride! I know when I was attending school it made the days go by faster when everyone was involved in school activities. Maybe this will be a helpful tip in order to improve the C school to an A.
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