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Frank H. Peterson Academies

Public | 9-12 | 1047 students

 

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Posted October 9, 2010

I am a freshman at Peterson and I must say I am very impressed. The first quarter is where they weave out the kids who don't needs to be there. I like that the class sizes are small. This gives mor one on one time with teachers and students. My regular school has a max of 32 kids while at Peterson there's a max of 20. A big difference. I'm in the culinary arts academy and it is by far the toughest academy there! My chefs are extremely strict and screw ups are not tolerated. It cost $100 which pays for ur chef uniform and ur safe staff training. U will go to working in the on campus restaurant in about ur second month in the school. U strt off as a waiter and work ur way up. It is a full servise restaurant under the NRA. Plus it's award winning!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2009

My child is a sophomore at FHP asside from having to play sports at his home school and a few transporation issues I have been very pleased with his time at this.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2009

My daughter is an Alumni from this school and is now a full time college student. But her professors are astonished at her age when asked. I know this is because of the many opportunities she recieved at Frank H Peterson while in attendance. I've gotten numerous calls of praise from her proffessors about her knowledge in the graphics department. While in High School she recieved enough credit hours in her elective to be only a few classes away from an AA in Graphic Design. She went to other states for competitions and made many business connections that will put her through any school she chooses. Her teacher Mr. Fuller gave her so much knowledge about her field that she is teach college students how to run an office. She went to mentoring programs and events that have given my daughter people skills as well as confidence in her own achievements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2009

I went from 2000-2004. I wasn't stellar in my academics, graduating with a 2.3, but I loved the television production program. Teens across the nation would kill for the opportunities I had. Since then, I have worked for Clear Channel (which is the FOX and CBS Networks), HBO, The Jacksonville Film Festival and done some Promo work for the Army National Guard...I'm 23. This school helped me launch my career, but I had to do it - I had to want it. Sending your kid to the 'best school' is not instant success. You are successful based on your own effort. I have recieved a full-ride offer for my bachelor degree, now I am now picking out graduate schools to apply to because I have recieved another full-ride scholarship to cover it... But what does a C student know - right? See you in the movies :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 25, 2009

As a 11th grade student bat frank h. peterson it is very fun. in the morning i use to not want to get up and go to school but here they make it fun so you want to get up and see whats new and fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2008

I am most proud of saying that with in my school, Frank H. Peterson Academies of Technology, there are loots of helpful and caring adults that treats you as professionals. For when a student attends FHP, they are thought with the fundamentals and principles of there chosen vocations. Sure there are teachers that doesn't care much about how a student progresses, but here in FHP there are only a few of them left. As our principal is doing all he can to see to making FHP much better, and although FHP doesn't have a lot of sports to offer, we do have SkillsUSA as an alternative. What is SkillsUSA? Well, SkillsUSA (previously called VICA) is a partnership of students, teachers, and industry representatives working together to insure America has a skilled workforce. The only thing that FHP needs to working is to expand their academies.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 24, 2008

With the Ap program and the college credits. Pushing the core classes the first two years opens the students up for advanced studies in their specific career, its great...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2007

My daughter felt safe at the school last yr. Teacher conferences were available and helpful. Always kept clean and staff is friendly. Most of my daughters teachers seem to put 100% into reaching my child's needs even if it meant after class help. The front office seemed unorganized a few instances when I needed information on school yearbook or the irregular absences of one teacher. Stronger discipline needed for students who skip classes. Availability of sports at this school so we don't have to take them to the neighborhood schools for activities. Schools get out at different times making it impossible to arrive on time for practices. We have to check child out of school early for the away games which makes her academic teachers not too happy. Therefore I'm not sure if my daughter will be able to participate in soccer this yr.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2007

So far I like my school this year I would be in 10th grade. I am looking forward to enjoy this school year as much as I did last year.Also this school has taugt me some good deed but the only problems I have is some of the drama, if they get some of the kids who really don't want to learn they need to get them out of there!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 17, 2007

Great Principle, teachers are mostly fair, some clubs but not much involvement, I don't't see much parent involvement, Safety and discipline is very poor- many students walk the halls with little or no worry of being caught. You do learn a bit in your academies; however their not as focused and well constructed as I expected. And again security here (mainly 'security guards') seem to be very slack and careless, there more of friends to the students rather than authority figures.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2005

I am a 9th grader that goes to this school and so far this year I find it enjoyable and entertaining. The only bad thing is the lack of sports which they make up in the many clubs they have. I hear they are trying to develope more sports though, so hopefully that will be soon! Have a blessed day!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2004

This is school I would not recommend. No work at all - very bad enviroment.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
37%
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.

276 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

277 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

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.

255 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%

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 "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".
  • 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.

148 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
30%
Biology I

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

188 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
73%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

247 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
56%
U.S. History

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

236 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%
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
Black 42%
White 35%
Hispanic 15%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 3%
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 80%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 81%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%65%61%
Master's degree 36%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%1%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 12%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MS. CATHY BARNES
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  • (904) 573-3206

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