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Hudson High School

Public | 9-12 | 1259 students

 

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Posted November 20, 2013

Hudson High School (JOKE OF THE DAY) GOOD PLACE TO TAKE YOUR KIDS FOR A FUN TIME!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

Absolutely wonderful so far. The JROTC program is great and students are very involved in helping out in the community. AP and Honors teachers are very engaged and care for their students. As with any High School, students must make an effort to learn and do their best. Regular classes may have students that are not as interested in learning but then again that is with all schools. Overall, a great school with a caring staff/faculty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

Hudson High is such a huge part of this community. We are always making strides to improve the lives of our students and families. This school has educated generations of families that still live within this community.


Posted October 5, 2009

The faculty does a great job of being supportive to each other and to the students. Just recently one of our faculty members had a baby and the baby had complications which prevented them from being able to take him home. Everyone in the faculty was extremely supportive and sent prayers and gifts. This is just one of many reasons our school is great.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 3, 2009

I have taught at Hudson High School for the last 8 years. The faculty and staff are dedicated in improving the school in all ways. Many graduates return to Hudson including administrators,teachers and staff to create a family environment. It's a great place to be!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 27, 2008

I graduated from Hudson High School and can honestly say that I had a wonderful 4 years there. The school has a bad reputation but the teachers of the AP and Honors classes are absolutely amazing. I was accepted to the University of Florida my senior year among many other Florida schools. I began my freshman year with 12 credit hours already completed because of the great AP and dual-enrollment courses offered at HHS. I was a cheerleader for three years also and loved it! This school is great and gets 5 out of 5 stars from me!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2007

I like my school. This is my first year here and the I'm enjoying my freshmen year. My teachers are good, my guidance counselor Mr. I is cool and the principal is okay. The students are all different but everyone seems to get along.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2007

I think that the staff at HHS is doing a great job. As a parent I appreciate the weekly upsdates from the principal by phone. It helps me keep up with things that are happening there. My daughter is a junior. The teachers do whatever they can to make sure that kids are successful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2007

Overall Hudson High School is a Great school! Of course it isn't perfect but, what school is? Dual enrollment is wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2007

The curriculum is decent, the classes moderately challenging. Unfortunately, most classes, no matter what their designation (Honors, A.P., Dual Enrollment) slow down their lessons to pander to the slowest in the classroom along with the students with discipline problems. This, unfortunately, causes the quality of the education to decrease. The only redeeming aspect of Hudson High School is the dedicated teachers who make the best out of a bad situation and teach the students who want to learn.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 27, 2006

I went to Hudson my freshman and junior year but I'm currently @ River Ridge High School. I had a great experience and a lot of fun at Hudson its a great school. I loved the fact that classes were indoor. Homecoming week and Pep Rally are a lot of fun because everyone participates... There are different groups of people like cliques but everyone knows each other and get along. HHS is a good school in my opinion. I wish I never left
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 12, 2006

I am getting ready to be a senior at HHS and I can truly say that I love this school and it has been a great experience for me in these last 4 years. However, last year I was given a teacher who introduced me to college level work, responsibility and a very meaningful American History curriculum. I remember more of his class than I do any other one I have taken. Yes, I can admit I started the year off with an
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2006

Hudson High School is a decent school. I have fun there. However, I think that is the problem. The school is too much of a push-over with the kids. I think they should have a stricter discipline poilcy!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 16, 2005

This is my daughter's first year at this school, but I have found it to have been a great experience. Most of her teachers have been very open and communicative, and all her classes have been stimulating and challenging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 13, 2004

I am a senior at HHS. I have gotten an excellent education at this school. Many of the teachers here are among the best in the district. Participation is low in some areas for several reasons. For one, the procedures for funding mandated by our state gov't are absurd. In addition, our school serves a very low socio-economic area and therefore must provide more lower level/remedial classes. Many kids who would participate in other activities have after-school jobs to help support their families. However, I can state from experience that more involved students do have those options, and most of the teachers here are glad to spend extra time to help them.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2004

I am a relative of student getting ready to graduate from this school and am appalled at the quality of education he is receiving. Getting an 'A' is totally meaningless because the grades are so inflated. Students at this school do not participate in the science fair or other academic programs where students can get great experience.


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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.

324 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
45%
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.

236 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

254 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
83%
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.

235 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
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 "D".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "D".

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.

221 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
40%
Biology I

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

257 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
60%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

254 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
57%
U.S. History

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

264 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%
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 82%
Hispanic 11%
Two or more races 3%
Black 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 1%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%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 66%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 53%63%61%
Master's degree 46%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%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 10%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • Art teacher(s)
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DR. DAVID P LA ROCHE
Fax number
  • (813) 794-4291

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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14410 Cobra Way
Hudson, FL 34669
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Phone: (727) 774-4200

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