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Graceville High School

Public | 6-12 | 329 students

 
 

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Posted May 30, 2008

This school is an excellent school especially for its size. It has top notch teachers, students, and staff. This is a great school for any student to attend. I am now alumni and I never could have Graduated from a better school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 9, 2008

The school is alright but it doesn't offer as many advantages as larger schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 22, 2007

I recently graduated from GHS and I agree. Graceville High School is one of the most prestige high schools here in Jackson County. Our graduation was even better and more 'put together' than other graduations in the tri-county area. In my high school career, I attended another school in Jackson County and the two schools don't even compare. Also, the kids at GHS 'dress for success' but don't have to have uniforms. -Kayla Albritton
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2007

Graceville High School exceeds all other H.S in our area. GHS is the only 'A' rated H.S. in the area. This is due in part to the outstanding Principle we have. He makes a point to be active in all areas of the school. He is surrounded by great teachers and staff. GHS offers many extra circular activities not just to 9th - 12th but to 6th - 8th grade also. They have weight lifting, track, football, baseball and basketball. They offer show choir for those who don't want sports. GHS does not have uniforms, but students are made to dress respectable. Boys must have shirts tucked in and belts (no baggy pants). Girls are not allowed to wear short shorts/skirts and no bare midriffs. GHS is best run HS that I know of. If my child didn't already attend GHS. That's where I'd want him to be.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 53% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
56%

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 56% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

57 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
77%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
77%
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 78% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

41 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
98%

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

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.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
41%
Biology I

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

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
55%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

39 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
55%
U.S. History

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

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 50%
Black 40%
Two or more races 6%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%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 87%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 68%70%61%
Master's degree 28%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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5539 Brown Street
Graceville, FL 32440
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Phone: (850) 263-4451

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