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Mater Academy Lakes High School

Charter | 9-12 | 1013 students

 
 

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Posted September 19, 2010

students dont need a library to get a higher education, what students do need is a fun and interactive learning environment, i went to this school for high school and it the best school i have ever been in, when i have children i am going to put them in this school.


Posted November 16, 2008

This school does need some more extra curricular activities, but that is not the most important thing. The teachers - in my opinion - do need a little more experience. I also do not like the fact that they have high-school, middle, and elementary all together. When they open up the new school I hope it is high-school only! Other than that the principal of high-school is a wonderful principal i would rate him a 10 out of 10.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2008

With nine years of teaching experience, I must say that this school does not meet my expectations. It lacks experienced teachers, a library, and extra curricular activities. Please don't trust people's opinions who cannot even spell correctly!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 9, 2008

I am a parent and I am very pleased to say that the school is considered very good and also their staff is very caring with the students but the onlything that I would like to see is for them to put more vairities of sports for the hgh school students as well as middle schoolers hopefully when the high school gets their new school they would have more sports such as football, soccer etc. so there could be more involment for the children so they could have better chances on earning scholarships.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 30, 2007

This is my daughter second year and so far I have no complains. The teachers are great. I am just worried that it may get too crowed and we have no news with were the new school will be.
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Posted August 29, 2007

This is my son's first year (9th grader) and he is totally motivated. The staff is very helpful and the school seems well organized and clean. Let's hope it does not over-populate like the rest of the Maters....
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

295 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
48%
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.

270 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

271 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
94%
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.

274 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "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 66% in 2014.

194 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
41%
Biology I

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

225 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
77%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

247 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
68%
U.S. History

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

260 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%
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
Hispanic 91%
White 6%
Black 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 48%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%N/AN/A
Female 52%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 85%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 82%58%61%
Master's degree 15%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 3%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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17300 Northwest 87th Avenue
Hialeah, FL 33015
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Phone: (305) 512-3917

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