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Gulf Breeze High School

Public | 9-12 | 1521 students

 
 

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Posted March 4, 2014

I would rate this school below average. The administration places more emphasis on the faculty than to the student body. Also, a majority of students in each class period do not bring a book to class, which causes a major class disruption. If the administration would place just as much emphasis on the student and have teachers make students bring books to class every day, whether or not they will need them, then more teachers may want to teach there.


Posted August 14, 2013

Gulf Breeze High school has really fallen apart these last few years. The athletics departments are a joke. Moreover, the school spends all of its time focusing on FCAT as opposed to actual skills and knowledge students will need in their later years. Its a shame that smart kids from Gulf Breeze have to seek higher learning in the IB program at PHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2011

I'm a former student of Gulf Breeze, and I'm now a junior in UF's engineering program. Personally, I felt that the academic programs at Gulf Breeze were not adequate to prepare me for a good school, especially in the areas of math and science. Intelligent students are not really challenged. This was especially evident when I got to UF, and realized what classes other high schools around Florida were offering. I had several great teachers, however I also had a few very bad ones, even in core subjects and supposedly "challenging" classes (AP, etc). Overall there's nothing terrible about the education provided by GBHS--but there's nothing great, either.


Posted April 13, 2009

I'm a former student of GBHS, and I feel that it fully prepared me academically for my coursework at FSU. It has a great small town environment, and the whole school system was very nurturing for me from kindergarten to graduation. The only thing that Gulf Breeze lacks is diversity, which is a big problem, but that is typical of a small-town school system.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 28, 2009

As a recent graduate I can honestly say that GBHS more than adequately prepared me for college academics; I am now a student at UF. To any claims of poor academic quality, you get out of your education what you put into it. As a student who took all honors and AP classes, I had excellent teachers and I learned a great deal. The students who don't push themselves and take regular classes aren't going to have the same high quality experience. There are many great extracurricular activities besides sports. Being a non-athletic person myself, I was in multiple honor societies, service clubs, and fun activities during my four years. Gulf Breeze can be very cliquey, especially if you enter after freshman year. Not a show stopper, though, just something to be prepared for.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 27, 2008

I am alumni at this school and I absolutely loved going to school there! The work was challenging and all of the teachers were highly qualifed and extra helpful!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2008

Very amazing school that I would highly recommend to any incoming families with children.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2008

GBHS is extremely cliquey and not very welcoming of newcomers. Also, I have not been impressed with the academic rigor (or lack thereof) at this school. My daughter rarely has homework and frequently watches movies (such as Aladdin) in the classroom!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2006

Great school. My daughter graduated in 2006 and now is excelling at the University of Florida. The AP courses and curriculum have prepared her for the rigors of college coursework. The school also provides opportunities to get involved outside the classroom, even outside of sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

Gulf Breeze High School is an excellent public school in a private school setting. The school consistently has high test scores on the FCAT,etc. proving the students are learning at a higher than normal capacity. I believe the small town of Gulf Breeze plays an important part in their public schools (by the way, there aren't any private schools in Gulf Breeze...). It is a small bedroom community to Pensacola where many professionals live and raise their families. There seems to be an attitude to excel that is passed on to the children. Living in Gulf Breeze is also a prime example of how 'It takes a village' works best. There is an air of concern for not just your family but for your neighbor's. We moved our children from a private Day School in Jacksonville, FL and feel their education is much better at GBHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

Excellent school. Small town atmosphere with large town curriculum and advanced courses. Many clubs, great teachers, sports and band.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2006

Coming from a small school, I felt that Gulf Breeze High was a wonderful learning experience. I have learned so much and really enjoy the teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2006

I graduated from Gulf Breeze in 2001. It prepared me very well for college and graduate school. I believe that Gulf Breeze High School was an intergral part in my educational path and provided me with a great foundation acedemically & socially.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 26, 2006

My daughter is a freshman and really likes the school. The band program has been very positive for her, promoting confidence and leadership. I have concerns about the dance team, which is under poor leadership and seems to promote the wrong values in young girls. Gulf Breeze is too nice and affluent a city to allow the wrong image of our young women. As far as teachers. there are some very dedicated ones that care. If they ever get rid of the nepotism at the school- and allow better qualified persons to be employed, then GBHS will be the quality school it aims to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2005

We have been happy with GBHS. The teachers seem to be on top of things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2005

Great academic programs. Strong sense of community. Not a very good location though.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2004

Overall excellent school--teachers care and provide top quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2004

I graduated from this school in 1997, and it was certainly the best school in the area at that time. The wealthy tax base makes for lots of great programs. Plenty of AP and dual-enrollment classes for college-bound students. The only drawback would be the lack of vocational classes or a shop class of any kind.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 13, 2003

This is an excellent school. I have served on the School Advisory Board and have worked with the administrators, teachers, and students. It is located in fabulous town perfect for any family wanting the best. As a Gulf Breeze alumnae I welcome you to visit Gulf Breeze an A+ school.
—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.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

425 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

364 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

358 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

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.

343 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
97%

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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
46%
Biology I

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

437 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
88%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

379 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
84%
U.S. History

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

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%
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 86%
Hispanic 6%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 1%
Black 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 13%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%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 89%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 51%65%61%
Master's degree 46%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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675 Gulf Breeze Parkway
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561
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Phone: (850) 916-4165

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