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Freeport Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 337 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted October 31, 2011

FHS is an incredible School. I have 3 children that attend this high school and they are all very involved. One of my children has learning disabilities and is treated fairly and given all the needed extras for him to progress. Although We are trulky missing Mrs. Adamson the ESE teacher the new one Mrs. Blair seems to be having a hard time keeping up but is getting the hang of things. We love Mr. D..the new vide Principal..yet once again we miss Mr. Morello. He is now Principal at Emerald coast Middle School. The sports program is exceptional as is all the extra curricular clubs and after school clubs. Freeport is a great small town school that has expanded on alot of the curriculum offered. The teachers and staff keep parents informed and involved in every aspect of the childs education. My son used to have all F's in Algebra , but one very unique and special teacher worked so well with him, last yr he received All A's in Algebra. I stand By FHS 100%. Most likely the bad complaints are from parents with unruly students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2009

Freeport High School has the worst communication with parents we have ever experienced. The school goes to the point of excluding parents when it comes to making decisions that effect our children's education. The school does not make the grade especially in the management area. The principal will tell you what she thinks you want to here. It does not matter if it is the truth or something way out of bounds. This school makes uninformed changes that cost both the tax payers and the students! I would rate this as the lowest school our children have attended. The only bright side is the teachers care about the students and their progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2009

Freeport high is a fantastic school, with caring, capable, hard working faculty. It is a small rural school, but this does not mean our kids suffer! on the contrary, it provides our kids lower student/teacher ratios, and the opportunity to receive extra help where needed! To those parents and students who rate this school low on involvement, get involved yourself! Two of my kids graduated from fhs, and took dual enrollment classes, which they view as a blessing! One has graduated from a four year college, and the other will graduate in the spring. My third is in dual enrollement now! Freeport has an award winning band program, a variety of boys and girls sports programs, and good natured,supportive students. I recall a much loved, popular young man, confined to a wheelchair, who was voted homecoming king by his classmates not long ago! I'm proud of all of them!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2009

I have two children that have gone and are going to Freeport High School. We came to Freeport from a very large school in Alabama. I love the smaller classrooms and that I seethe teachers around the town and they are supportive and caring. I have teachers call when they have a concern with my child. Kids don't get lost here and they receive a good education. We have watched lots of graduations and seen the amount of scholarships our children are getting. Very impressive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2009

As an FHS parent I found both good and bad. The good was that the kids are very accepting of one another. The teachers for the most part are good and care about the kids. The former principal Mr. Murphy did not deserve to be replaced for the most part he was great with the kids and under his leadership the school earned an A this past year. The guidance department seems to really care about the kids and keeps the parents involved. Now the bad, limited course selections because of it being a small rural school, school employees and some teachers definately favor certain kids. Even the kids know that if they play sports or are popular they are given favoritism. There is too much gossip and I don 't mean just from the students,it is a small town but school employees should rise above that.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2008

I believe that the new principal for the 2008-2009 should not have replaced Mr. Murphy, the previous principal. Through Murphy's hard work and incentives that he gave the students, Freeport High became an 'A' School. How can you beat that?!?!? -Alumni


Posted February 9, 2006

This school is in much need of an improvment in the fcat department and also the science teachers should not be coaches.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 6, 2005

Very few class choices. Administrators seem uncaring.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2005

Three of our sons have attended this high school. I was underwhelmed by the effort made to help our physically disabled student who was completely ignored when it came to activities or honors that he could have participated in. That said, if parents act as advocates for their students, there are many opportunities to succeed in a relatively small and rural school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2005

The level of parent envolvement at freeport high school is slim to none. The school is mostly about football. Most of the teachers favor people who are either a sports player or someone who is of higher class. The teachers pick and choose who they want to take it easy on. The new principal is good. He cares about what the students are doing, but yet only knows about half of the kids. The whole staff is not fully involved woth all of the students. They only talk and communicate with about half of the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2004

I am a sophomore at FHS. The ratings given by the state tell very little about this school. FHS has the highest rate of dual enrollment students in it's district. The school was graded by its lowest precentile, the 8% of kids who do not pull their own weight. I am a gifted student, and these ratings are an injustice to the other students like me; 75% percent of my class made the honor roll last semester. Most of teh classes are like that. The teachers are excellent. The resources are incredible, as are the students. It's the 'D' that is the downfall: a bad front for a great school. It truly is one of the best high schools in the area: small, personal, with good students. It's wrong to judge this great school by the 8% of it's students who don't care.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
90%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
100%
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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
58%
Biology I

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

79 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
74%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
67%
U.S. History

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

75 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%
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 83%
Hispanic 8%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/AN/A
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 3%N/A2%
Graduation rate 57%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 46%68%61%
Master's degree 54%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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12615 U.S. 331
Freeport, FL 32439
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