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Eustis High School

Public | 9-12 | 1278 students

 

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Posted March 24, 2014

This school is very depressing. It is very noticable that across the board, everyone is uncaring and laid-back. This also comes as a good thing because everyone is socially accepting and lenient. Things are progressively getting better at this school though with a little encouragement to do activities, this school can show it's amazing potential.


Posted November 5, 2013

Eustis has really improved under Mrs. Valez. New dynamic and exciting teachers are flocking to the school to work with her and now Eustis has more AP class offerings than any other school in the Golden Triangle (and I think Lake County as well). My son is really enjoying the coaches and the teachers flourishing as a young man there. Don't take anyone's word for out, come check out what it is now instead of assuming it is still like it was.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2013

Eustis High School is a huge disappointment. From the top down, the no one seems to care about the kids. Of course there are a few wonderful teachers, but they are over shadowed by the large number of uncaring staff and faculty. The classes are uncontrolled, the teachers spend class time playing with their own social media, curse words are free flowing by both teachers and students. If you are a very involved parent, your student may survive and come away with a basic eduation. Otherwise, just expect a piece of paper with no value they call a diploma.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2013

My son attends Eustis High. The new principal, Mrs. Velez, is very committed to the students. Mr. Geoffrion, Mr. Synder, Ms. Mariany are excellent teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2012

Some of the best teachers, and a few of the worst. I've only ever had one bad experience with a teacher, but I can't blame the school for her behavior. All of my other teachers have been phenomenal, particularly Mr.Hobbs, Mr.Snyder and Mr.Geoffrion. They are the best teachers I've had in my 11 years of school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2012

As you may know, They do not update the reviews on here! My child attended Eustis High School for the 2011-2012 year. As a parent, I want my child to get the best education possible and make sure my child has a learning environment with no distractions. My child is put in all advanced classes, and has straight A's. She is doing excellent in school with no problems. The teachers and staff and Eustis High are great, and are always very welcoming. I highly recommend this school. Mr.Larry, the principle at Eustis High, is very involved in the kid's learning, as well as the sports. I rate this school with 5 stars!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2011

Eustis High school is good and all but slowly become involved with drugs, I myself am trying to get out of this school ,most of the teacher have no clue what they are teaching and the students are now just teaching them selves .The school only cares for the football team not the learning. But around lake county there is no good schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2010

EHS is an okay school, but they treat us like kindergarteners, not Highschoolers. they try too hard to relate to us. Personally, i believe the principle is at fault for most of the problems at Eustis Highschool. Like i said, he tries to hard to relate, which he doesn't; at all. the man makes mind-numbingly boring speaches at every single assembly. He talks more about his upbringings, than about us. Honestly, i believe so little in Eustis High, that i'm trying my HARDEST to get switched to Daytona State College, or any other school, for that matter.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2009

As a graduate of Eustis High School, class of 2006, I would like to say that ALL of these reviews must be taken with a large grain of salt. I imagine that some of the students who continually dissrespected teachers/administrators, never showed up to class, or completed course assignments are now criticizing the school on this messageboard. Parents should STRONGLY investigate the teachers, and find ones who can best prepare their students. As an A student, I mostly took honors and AP classes. I didn't have to sit in classes where the teacher was spending half of the period disciplining students. Overall, a great school that prepared me to become a successful college student. Note to Parents: check on the teachers who are teaching your kids!!! DEFINITELY encourage them to participate in sports/after-school clubs to develop well-roundedness for college/life in general, visit the AWESOME/VERY HELPFUL ladies in the college/career center!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 8, 2009

I went on to succeed after Eustis High School, so I wont complain. There were opportunities to learn, to excel, to prepare for the future. There were adequate ressources and motivated teachers (and to a lesser degree, students). However, the textbooks were often canned and too limited.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 8, 2008

The school means well but as of current cant seem to get with it. Kids are dropping out left and right because of how hard it is for them to pass. The school has/had made many changes and it seems as though all of them have hurt the school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 23, 2007

As a 2007 graduate of Eustis High School, I can honestly say that is what you make it. I personally think that there had been a lack of discipline; however, I have heard a lot of great things about the new principal and think that that problem is behind us. Parents play a key role in their child's education. Challenge them to take the harder classes and get involved on campus. The Dual Enrollment program is great. The ladies in the career center are helpful as is the guidance receptionist. Overall, Eustis is a great school with a lot of sprit! Go Eustis!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2007

Eustis High School Isnt all that great, Teachers don't care about the Students unless they are in their classroom. The teachers are unresponsive to those who interrupt the class constantly, and dont realize that when they teach they arent getting through to most of the students. The campous is usually clean, but most students dont take the classes seriously because the teacher doesnt. Students Dont respect others, and they dont show the need to learn. I love the Guidance Departments!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2007

Some of the teachers are wonderful at EHS - where others have no business being there. I'm unimpressed with the principal - there is not enough discipline. Kids who disrespect teachers should be out after 3 offenses - but they just keep ending up in the classroom. I don't feel like the principal backs up the teachers enough. The campus looks great - and overall its a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2007

Some teachers don't really care how your child is doing, as long as they can get through the day. The parent involvement seems like a 'clique' group. I have been involved in our childrens school for quite some time, but here, they just don't seem to respond to your offer to volunteer. We do have some great teachers, but there are just too many that don't seem to really care either way. We have good sports teams, but unfortunately, they have to compete against private schools that can recruit & practice all year long.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2006

EHS is a great school that has teachers who really care about their students!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2006

I believe this school provides a fantastic learning environment for students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2006

I do not recommend this school to anyone, especially if want to keep your child safe, and have they educated with integrety and honesty.
—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.

315 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%

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.

305 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

306 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
76%
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.

317 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
96%
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 "C".
  • 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".

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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
27%
Biology I

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

159 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
82%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
60%
U.S. History

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

261 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 60%
Black 19%
Hispanic 16%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 2%N/A2%
Graduation rate 82%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 57%62%61%
Master's degree 38%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%1%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. NANCY VELEZ
Fax number
  • (352) 357-8308

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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1300 East Washington Avenue
Eustis, FL 32726
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