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Citrus High School

Public | 9-12 | 1535 students

 
 

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Posted November 2, 2013

My grand daughter attends CHS this is her first year there. So far it has been a positive experience for her. The teachers seem to take a honest interest in the students. The only thing I do not understand is why the rating is so low it should at least be an 8 if not a 9.


Posted May 18, 2012

My grandson is about to enter CHS and everything I have encountered with CHS to date has been quite impressive. Our experience with IMS from which my grandson is coming has been an outstanding experience, one he will cherish into adult life. Having been in the community for less than two years I can only say I am impressed with the dedicated professional we have here teaching our children. The one item that I find unsettling, and that appears to be out of character from everthing else I have experienced, is the 6 out of 10 rating CHS has received from the great school rating process. Hopefully someone can explain this in more detail. Coming out of business a 6 out of 10 was average, nothing to get to excited about?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2009

I couldn't have asked for a better high school for my sons. Sadly we are nearing the end of our journey here at CHS with our oldest son, but we are looking forward to our youngest son entering for his highschool career.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2009

I think Citrus High is the best school is because we have some of the best admistractors and some of the best students and factulty you will ever see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2009

I highly recommend Citrus High School to any private school in this area...Your child will be better off in the real world where there are real teachers who teach them life long learning skills....In this school you can be who you want to be...Not who they want you to be...and know matter what these teachers have your best interest at heart... not theirs. The teachers are always in the class room ready to teach the students...you never have to wait for them....This is truly a great school....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2009

This school is poorly up kept and has an extremely limited curriculum.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 7, 2008

My two kids have grown up since Pre-K with Mrs. Algeo til now.....my son is a senior and my daughter a sophmore. I was and still am completely happy with the entire school district. I couldn't have picked a better place to raise my kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2007

Its the best school ever and I'm verry satisfied!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2004

I graduated from Citrus High in 1980 and my daughter just graduated in 2004 - It is a great school - she received a well rounded education with a great group of kids. Dual College enrollment classes and sports add to the appeal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2003

i think that citrus high school is a very good school. it has an excellent honors program.


Posted June 19, 2003

i think that due to Mr Mullen the Citrus High Schol the students are better trained for the FCAT. The extracurricualer activitys at CHS are compelling too. With many of the students going to college with scholarships,it shows that CHS does the job..


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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.

358 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%
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.

385 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

395 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

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.

393 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "C".

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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
37%
Biology I

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

230 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
63%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

223 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
61%
U.S. History

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

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 85%
Hispanic 6%
Black 4%
Two or more races 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%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 82%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 54%58%61%
Master's degree 43%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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