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Hialeah Gardens Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 3072 students

 

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Posted May 7, 2014

This is such a great school. Teachers are the best except for that uneducated dance teacher. It's a shame to have someone like her in this wonderful school. Don't know how the principal had allowed her.


Posted August 5, 2013

i dont know much about this school but heard its really good , my kids will starting this year in this school and i want to be more involved with the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2011

As a student in this school for 3 year I can strongly say that I couldn't see myself going to any other school! The teachers actually teach and have an interest in their student's academic life as well as their personal lives. The teacher and student relationships that I have acquired are incredible I can go up to anyone on my teachers and ask them for advise in just about anything and they are alway eager to help you. Yes, the school is overcrowded and yes it does get annoying but, that is nothing that can be changed now since the school is a public school. One thing that does annoy me is the traffic in the mornings and how parents drop off their students not in the specified dropping off area which I almost had a couple accidents due to parents stopping right in front of the student parking lot. Anyway, the school needs to work on the traffic situation to get students and student drivers to class on time and safe. This is one of the best high school's in Hialeah because it isn't a student teacher atmosphere, the school is like a family which everyone has the best interest for your child.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2010

it has great programs for the kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2010

This school is ok. Most of the teachers and administration will help you. The only thing the school is missng is some classes that will eventually be added.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2010

Beautiful building, brand new classrooms and great technology. That's what I have seen the times I have gone to pick up my kids there. They also tell me how modern the school is. However, since it is one of the newest schools in the area of Hialeah, it has gained much popularity and everyone wants to transfer their kids there. This has created overcrowding in just one year since it's official opening to the new building. Did I mention the school dropped its grade from "B" to "C"? My kids who are in 9th and 10th grade tell me that they have about 43 student in every class. The classes become hot, loud and disturbing. With so many students in the class, they can't learn the same. They can not ask the teachers for much needed help during lecture. The teachers seem overwhelmed with all this kids and grading their assignments.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 12, 2010

The school is not a great school as everyone says it is. I'm a parent , and im very disapointed with the lack of interest in the students with the adminastration. They provided, rude and unhelpful service and need to improve on this issue. The school's beautiful however the ones who run it are not as amazing as every parent is setting it to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2010

As a student at HGHS I see things from the only perspective that matters. Teachers are great, head and shoulders above some other schools I've attended. You can really sit down and have a beer with this people, they're approachable. The school is a bit crowded and it is quite noticeable. Also, the administration is a bit of a joke really. We all have to take the good with the bad, so it's a solid school overall. The teachers really make up for a lot.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 14, 2010

i am a student at hghs it actually is a great school! i've learned many thing in my junior year! i just love it
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2009

I switched from Mater Academy high school to HGHS. I wanted better oppurtunities that Mater couldn't give me. HGHS has far better classes, and I've learned things that I wouldn't have learned in Mater. Mater was like daycare to me, they told you what to wear and if you didn't wear it right, you'd be missing classes and losing grades just because of your work attire. In this school your child will definitely have better oppurtunities and learn about more diverse children, who aren't all the same, and wear the same clothing. It's not over-crowded at all, and your kids will learn a great deal !
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2009

Excellent school. would recommeng for anyone who wants a good education and future career.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

829 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%
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.

770 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

788 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
86%
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.

662 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
91%

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 "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.

478 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
44%
Biology I

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

665 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
64%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

709 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
56%
U.S. History

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

661 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%
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
Hispanic 96%
White 2%
Asian 1%
Black 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 17%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%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 77%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%58%61%
Master's degree 38%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 5%2%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DR. LOUIS J ALGAZE
Fax number
  • (305) 698-5001

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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  • Computer animation
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11700 Hialeah Gardens Boulevard
Hialeah Gardens, FL 33018
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Phone: (305) 698-5000

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