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Strawberry Crest High School

Public | 9-12 | 2152 students

 

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Posted August 16, 2013

The principal has been talked about here a few times as being a dictator. That sounds like kids who are used to getting away with being lazy, late and disrespectful. Mr Brown runs a tight ship however it's a safe environment and as a father of teenagers they all need discipline to help them be independent not co-dependent. Sounds like cry babies not getting their way when they misbehave to me. I say buck up and be more respectful of others. Life is not all about you and your imagined problems kid. Pay attnetion and maybe you will be able to hold a job and be a productive member of society one day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2013

Florida's education system is No. 5 in the country, according to the latest annual "Quality Counts" report, released this morning by Education Week, the newspaper of record for American education news.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

The school environment was really safe! Fights were unheard of and drugs were nowhere in sight. The principal does act like a dictator but in return you never have to worry about crime. The school itself is very clean and has updated technology. Everyone has so much school spirit and unlike many other high schools- you'll be questioned if you DON'T go all out for pep rallys! The reason for the missing star is that I didn't like most of my teachers because they assume you don't try if you don't understand something and fail a test. However they do push you to do good on standardized tests and for the most part, they succeed. Class size is also too large for my taste. Overall, I think you really get the high school experience without all the illegal stuff and I reccomend it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2012

This school is one of the better schools in this area, but that said, Florida is ranked 48 out of 50 states for schools. Staff and administration are extremely unfriendly. They forget who is paying for their salary. The IB program offers an alternative for smarter students, but I don't really see the point of it. Honors programs in other states are much better than the IB program. As a parent, I feel very unwelcome at this school and do not feel that the administration or staff want parental involvement. School also does not encourage students to be active in more than one extracurricular activity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2011

Strawberry Crest has a wonderful administration and Great teachers at the school. Having 3 children that has attended high school in Hillsborough County, I would say this is the absolute best school that I've encountered. The school's administration has set a culture safety and student accountability that has student attention. Parent of students in attendance will appriciate staff's dedication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2011

The IB program, teachers, and students are GREAT! Would like to see more encouragement from faculty for students to join clubs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2011

At Strawberry Crest, I can mainly talk about the IB program. I find it to be great, the teachers (IB) amazing. Although there are quite a few lockouts, and the bathroom policy is very harsh, I still feel the charger pride!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 27, 2010

I enjoy Strawberry Crest High school but there are several things lacking. The AP's are very nice people, but the principle acts like the schools a jail and treats the students as such. Most of the teachers are excellent, with the exception of a few. I hear complaints a lot about lockouts and the immense pressure the principle puts on the students if they're late because they're stuck in traffic. Why can't students just call in like a work and say they will be 5 minutes late once and a while? Its ridiculous.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2010

The Students at this school are so disrespectful and the administration does not help with anything that you need to find. I Rate This school so poorly because the school in general is horrable.


Posted May 25, 2010

so far, so good. Some teachers here are incredible, very dedicated to making this a wonderful learning environment and a protected, safe place to be. Some others are collecting a paycheck, jsut like everywhere else. But i am hopeful that since all the teachers are new to this building, review of the teaching staff will take place. The facility is a beautiful place, and the staff memebers are friendly and helpful. More parent involvement is needed BADLY. I think that no one knows where to start and that is not a good thing. There is a computer system in place to track student progress; that needs to be utilized better by the teaching staff-I am not sure how but parents should be able to see progress on at least a weekly basis. Maybe a data entry person could be utilized, as is done in the medical field.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

568 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
54%
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.

543 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

546 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

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.

549 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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 64% in 2013.

213 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
40%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

604 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

498 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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 52%
Hispanic 32%
Black 7%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 10%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

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 67%67%61%
Master's degree 32%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%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 8%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. DAVID BROWN
Fax number
  • (813) 707-7526

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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4691 Gallagher Road
Dover, FL 33527
Phone: (813) 707-7522

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