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Toussaint L'ouverture High School

Charter | 9-12 | 201 students

 

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Posted July 22, 2009

This has been a wonderful school for my daughter. She just moved to Florida from Michigan where she grew up. We wanted a school where students would study in small classes with great teachers. We wanted a school where teachers tried to find each student's gifts and then worked to build those gifts into high academic achievement. And we wanted a school where our daughter would feel welcome and safe. Toussaint has been that school. She has earned a 3.8 average there and is enrolled in their honor's program. She will be taking dual enrollment courses at PBCC in 10th, 11th and 12th grades. She felt welcome at Toussaint from her first days at the school. The other students have been very friendly and tolerant. (As a caucasian, she is a minority at the school). And this is probably the safest high school in Palm Beach County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2006

I have been teaching at this school for over 4 years. The class sizes are small, on the average 22 students per teacher. Our school's mission is to empower students to create a world they can believe in and to be the change they want to see in the world. We have been extremely sucessful with young students who do not fit into large school setting and with our Haitian students who want to learn English. This school is a good fit for students and involved parents who benefit from working with teachers and want to see young people make progress and succeed in life. Sincerely, Jana Newton
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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.

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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.

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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6%

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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.

13 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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8%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
50%
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

This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.

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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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36%

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3%

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15%
Biology I

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

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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U.S. History

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

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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17%
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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 98%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 57%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/AN/A
Female 43%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 15%N/A2%
Graduation rate 4%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 100%73%61%
Master's degree 0%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%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 46%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MS. MANDY FREEDMAN
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Delray Beach, FL 33444
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