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Poplar Springs High School

Public | PK-12 | 386 students

 

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Posted October 23, 2012

As a former student of Poplar Springs and now a mother with children who are students of Poplar Springs, I can honestly tell you I wouldn't send my children anywhere else! Not only is the quality of learning fantastic, the parent teacher communication can not be beat! Our parents, teachers, and school staff work wonderfully together to make sure our kids get the best environment possible. Everyone is extremely involved, which in my opinion, gives the kids a sense of security and the confidence the need to thrive in all aspects!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 23, 2012

We are parents with two children in this school and we feel that out of all the schools in this community this one is the best. The teachers are great and have a good relationship with parents. There's a lot of parent involvement and even lots of grand-parents who are involved. I feel we chose the best school for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2010

As a former graduate of 03, some of the teachers just didnt care enough. I had no problem, but i saw others that strugled and recieved no help. Some teachers supported favoritism too much. The need to do their job instead of playing buddy with the kids. Other than that, the school was just fine.


Posted June 15, 2009

I am a former Graduate of 2008, at Poplar Springs High School.I have alot of great memories from that school. Back in elementary school I traveled alot from school to school . when i went to Poplar Springs it was pretty much like another home to me. My dad wanted me to stay in one certain school which was HCHS . After going to this school .....I just could not go back to HCHS. I just felt welcome by everone. submitted by a 2008,Graduate of PSHS


Posted September 5, 2008

Poplar Springs High School is a wonderful place to educate your children. It is a small school with big expectations. The school is the center of the community and parents are very supportive. Poplar Springs has been a 'B' for three years. The school continues to strive to meet the expectations of parents and community. Students receive personal attention and excellent instruction from the professional and compassionate teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2006

My grandson is in the first grade this year. We have had a very good relationship with his teacher. She keeps us informed on his progress and even calls us when she needs to. The academics are more than adequate for this grade level. The schools main sports are basketball and baseball. There seems to be more parental involvement with the basketball. As far as classroom activities are concerned there is usually alot of parents who become involved where the first grade is concerned. I can speak for other grades but I am well pleased so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2006

The quality of academic instruction is wonderful here. The teachers care about the children's progress on an one to one basis and provide direct instruction to the students. They could have a little more extracurricular activities for children to do here, but the parent involvement is wonderful!
—Submitted by a staff


Posted January 6, 2006

This is really a great school. I went here for several years, and acquired such a sense of small town 'values' that I realy don't think would be found elsewhere.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 20, 2005

I am a graduate of Poplar Springs and I have to say it was the best experience a person could have. Attending this great school, I learned alot more than just academics. Poplar Springs was like a home to me. If you ever needed help with a problem, whether it be school or home or personal, there were always teachers willing to help. Many of my friends and I still talk and have great relationships with our old teachers. I can't wait until my son gets to start pre-k. I know he will have as great of a learning and 'feels like home' experiece as I did. If you are considering enrolling your child in this great school, I wouldn't think twice. This would be the best decision you could make for your childs education. I also want to add more one on one time is great for learning.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 15, 2004

I'm not a parent but I am a former student at Poplar Springs and I have to say that out of all the schools I have been to Poplar Springs has the highest standards for the students. It may not be a big school but I think that it not being big is the number one reason why the school has such great learning abilities. It also has great staff members and an awesome girls basketball coach (Mr. Wells). If it wasn't for him I wouldn't be what I am now. He taught us team members to go for our dreams and never give up on ourselves! Coach Wells ur awesome!
—Submitted by a former 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.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
35%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
71%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
43%
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 53% in 2014.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
53%

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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 81% in 2012.

28 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
57%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

22 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
100%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

21 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
91%
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 "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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 64% in 2013.

19 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
58%
Biology I

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
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 93%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 78%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 68%73%61%
Master's degree 28%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%1%
Other degree 4%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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  • MR. GORDON WELLS
Fax number
  • (850) 263-1252

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3726 Atomic Dr
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