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Anclote High School

Public | 9-12 | 1337 students

 

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2011:
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Posted September 26, 2013

Very organized and has great teachers, guidance counselors and administrative staff. Not a complaint on my part!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

Anclotte HS Am a parent for Special Needs child, and his teachers are wonderful for 3 years love his school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2013

This school needs help!! Teachers don't want to help. TO much drama..DON"T SEND YOUR CHILD TO THIS SCHOOL !!! had to put a star rating,which derserves a zero..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2013

Anclote has changed my life, some people say that and don't mean it. Anclote has there down falls but so does all other schools. I was a kid with constant failing grades, and once I got to Anclote teachers are willing to stay late just to help you. You are even able to go in their rooms during lunch to get the help you need, I believe that yes some teachers need a reality check but they are trying. How would you do if you went into a classroom with 23 kids all screaming and yelling. Students give teachers such a hard time that makes them wanna be rude towards us. Anclote is the place to send your kids if you want them to get a great education. Yes when your child skips they call you. Your kids will think its unfair that you know there every move there but in the long run its great. Have an open mind when you go into the school don't assume.


Posted April 19, 2012

I am a senior at this school and could not be happier. I am a transfer from gulf hs and have done so much better at this school. The principal is involved and cares about her students. The teachers are passionate about what they teach and a lot of the give their time for AAA, a free transportation provided tutoring service. The students are a mixed group from surrounding schools but have mended well for the most part.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2011

i am a parent to a sophomore at Anclote and i have had nothing but positive things this school year. My daughter has always been an honor roll student but last year at her old school ( ridgewood) she had horrible grades and low attendance and not once did anyone from the school call me for a conference or anything until the very last week of school they sent a letter saying she might need summer school.. uh yea tell me now thats its too late to do anything.... since the move to anclote she is back on track and actually comes home excited about her day
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 23, 2011

I am a student at Anclote High and I HATE it here. I would rather go to any other school BUT this one... Students are of very low class and teachers don't care about the students... The only thing positive is the Commercial Arts program here, it's fantastic. But other than that I would not recommend going here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 4, 2011

Prayer Is not done every morning! Only on Wednesday morning. Oh yeah and this is lead by students (FCA CLUB) under the supervision of Teachers. Pleas get your facts correct!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2011

Have two kids going to Anclote and one coming in as a freshman this year. The school is a good school.. Better than Gulf HS in my opinion. And we are zoned for Gulf. I put my kids in this school because it was new and not overrun by its students like Gulf is. The teachers care here. Its hardly gothic and no where near gang like. Whatever to the other reviews. No one is ever happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2011

I attended the Graduation day of the first Graduating class of Anclote High School and on talking with some of the students I could not believe how disappointed they were with the school. It would appear that if your face didn't fit with the Principal, then you didn't. Someone needs to look closely at this.


Posted June 28, 2011

This was the worst decision I have ever made. I apologize to my son deeply for subjecting him to this poorly unprofessionally ran "school" he is a bright and talented student that graduated a year early and was in the 1st graduating class of this school. He was disgustingly treated by the so call Principal and staff he was only ever reprimanded and never awarded. This school should be closed down before other up and coming students have all their dreams and ambitions crushed . Unfortunately I have to select a star, even though this school deserves zero stars....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2011

this school is an all around bad environment to learn in parents I urge you not to send your kids here if you don't have to. everyone at this school thinks that they are either rich and gods gift to society or they are gang members. these people are extremely rude i am an honors student here and most people know of my intelligence but yet i walk down the halls of this place everyday and say something like "hello, hi, good morning, hows it going, how are you today" and apparently it is too difficult to respond to a basic greeting from a student. i have walked down the halls with a written signed hall pass from a teacher and was stopped by 5 different people and was accused of skipping class and was threatened with detention. this school also frowns upon upper level classes like Physics, Calculus AB, AP Statistics, and AP Chemistry, the in school suspension room is usually full and most of the teachers have one of these not both they either know what their doing or they have a good personality and most are racist. They cancelled the Chess club and decided to put in a Christianity club who say prayers every morning which is not suppose to be done because it is a conflict of interest
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2011

Well if you like promiscuous teens, or would like to join a gang, Anclote is the school for you. I attend anclote high school and it is the worst school I have ever been too. The administrators and principals are unfair to students and pick on them. I have never been so unhappy in my life. Please parents, don't send your kids there unless you want to ruin their lives. SHUT ANCLOTE DOWN
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2010

Anclote Highschool is exactly the opposite from being a Ghetto school. If you want to see Ghetto, go to Gulf High. Anclote has only been open for one full schoolyear so there is most definately less Gang activity going on there, than other schools. As far as pregnant Teenagers goes, i have only ever seen one Girl pregnant. I go to the school every day to pick up my daughter from practice or I volunteer there. I think it's a great school with very good staff that is willing to go the extra mile.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2010

Anclote High School in Holiday, FL of Pasco county is a ghetto school! It is right next to Pinellas county's Tarpon Springs and has a high rate of gangs, violence, teen pregnancy, ect
—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.

406 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

313 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

311 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
82%
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.

331 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
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 "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "F".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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.

246 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
37%
Biology I

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

255 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%
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 68%
Hispanic 18%
Black 7%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 2%N/A2%
Graduation rate 71%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%63%61%
Master's degree 36%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 13%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. ELAINE M WILLIAMS
Fax number
  • (727) 246-3091

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Boys sports
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

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Music
  • Band
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1540 Sweetbriar Drive
Holiday, FL 34691
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