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Choctawhatchee Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1649 students

 

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Posted May 20, 2013

As a student here at Choctaw for 4 years i would recommend anybody's child to attend this amazing school. The school has a great atmosphere with multiple excelling programs that have been successful for a while now such as IB, Band, ROTC, All Sports, and more ! yes i'm exaggerating when i say there are a million cameras so your child's safety is in good hands. As apart of being being a student here for 4 years i wouldn't choose any other school. This is more than an A+ school, it is a school that can lead your child into becoming a mature, responsible, and smart young adult in the real world. In other words... #GBG !
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2010

Where are son goes and where his Dad and Mom graduated from. Have a great band that goes back to 1970s-Choctawhatchee Style Marchers! The academics they offer is amazing-students can find something that will help them with there future!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

This high school provides so much for our children. There are hardworking students, teachers, and parents who care about the furture.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

Newbie but my daughter is in the IB Program and loves it. My son can not wait to enter the Aeronautics program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2006

Has great extra-curricular activities!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 21, 2006

I am a student here, and I love it. Choctaw offers you AP and Honors classes (which I take)that allows you to reach your full potential, along with great teachers that prepare you for college. Choctaw also offers a variety of great clubs and sports that you can join which helps build your character and get you ready for life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 3, 2005

Choctaw is a fantastic school with caring teachers, an involved student body with the extracurricular activities and choral and band programs. The IB program is a wonderful opportunity for any student with the capacity for taking learning to the next level. The students are challenged and usually meet the challenges they are given. My husband is a class of 70 alumni and we have a daughter who graduated in 90. the school just keeps getting better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2005

Choctaw has lots of opportunities for motivated students to excel academically: both IB and Honors curriculum, Pre-engineering courses from two major Universities. This school offers a wide variety of extracurriculum activities to students as well: large number of service and academic clubs, extraordinary choral and band programs, excellent athletic programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2003

Fort Walton Beach is blessed with two outstanding High Schools. After retiring from the military I taught part time at both schools. Mainly to decide if teaching was a second career I wanted to pursue but also to evaluate the quality of the schools my children would be attending. By substitute teaching I was able to get an Insiders view of each school. I found that both FWB and Choctaw High School were both Excellent schools. I found them to both be deserving of the A rating they received. I now work at the local military base as an engineer. One son graduated and is headed to college. The next is starting, followed by his sister in four years.


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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 2013.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 54% in 2013.

433 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

434 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

382 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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.

301 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
50%
Biology I

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

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%
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 State average
White 67% 42%
Black 13% 23%
Hispanic 9% 29%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Asian 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 88%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 44%57%61%
Master's degree 55%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Nurse(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Cindy Massarelli-gates
Fax number
  • (850) 833-3410

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Internet access
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Golf

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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110 Racetrack Rd NW
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
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