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Jensen Beach High School

Public | 9-12 | 1750 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 4 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
Based on 5 ratings

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Posted April 27, 2014

Jensen Beach High School exceeds any and all expectations I had as a parent. Yes, there are very strict dress codes and codes of conduct, a school this large wouldn't be rated in the top 2000 schools in the US if it didn't! My kids are excelling academically as well as socially! Can't praise this school enough!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2014

this is school is one of the best schools in the united states. all the teachers are dedicated loyal want the best for each and every students, give 110 % of their time and money and devotion. the students outrank kids all over the united states. they all goes on to higher learning. all parents are involved and care and give. the best school ever. a neighbor.


Posted April 2, 2014

Jensen Beach High school is the Best! all 3 of of my children love it. I was concered at first, making a change from a small Christian School, but they are all making good grades and they are happy to be there. :) I am very thankful that we have such a great school in Martin County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2014

I can't give this school one star. (The site will not allow no stars) The administration treats staff and students like inmates. Their zero tolerations shows no compassion for students especially those with special needs. How many of us would still have jobs or a partner if everyone had zero toleration. Their special needs programs are a joke. No one can hope to benefit from this place. The community and parents need to let them know we are sick of their disrespect and do not approve of their policies or the administration.


Posted September 28, 2013

We moved from another state and my child has never had a detention or suspension. One month after school starting 4 days Out of school suspension and 4 detentions later I question the school, not the child since there has never been any previous disciplinary issues!! I think 4 classes a day 100 min long is nonsense. I also think the main focus is on discipline not academics. The deans are quick to suspend and give suspensions and detentions for stupid reasons like not having your student ID on your person. They do not encourage a work program nor do they allow seniors to leave campus during study hall. If we were looking for a military school I would have sent my child to one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2013

One of the best schools I have ever been to. You can tell that the teachers and staff really care about the students. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 18, 2012

i'm pround to say that jensen beach high school was my best experience ever since starting a new school system. every of my teachers were devoted. im proud of graduating from an ever rating A school for several years now. Go falcons!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 18, 2011

This school is rated as an "A" school. The faculty must be doing something right. There will always be whiney parents who complains if their child is not doing well...or Mary wasn't elected to the cheerleading team. I would do away with your rating system. How do you know if some of the poor ratings are being submitted by teens who just don't make the grade because they don't want to put sufficient time into their studies?


Posted March 18, 2011

My children are districted for Martin County HS, but we chose Jensen Beach HS because we consider it a better school. Yes, the facilities are much nicer, but that's just the beginning. The administrators and teachers at JBHS expect, not just hope, that students will excel. The teachers are top notch and really push the students to succeed. My daughter struggled in middle school but now is exceeding our wildest dreams in high school. She has a 4.0 GPA with all honors and AP classes. She's passed two AP exams and did very well on her PSATs. Now she plans to go to an Ivy. Our son will be starting in the Fall. As for the rules, kids who follow them have few problems with them. They like the strictness of the school. It gives them order and prepares them for real life. JBHS is also the safest school in the county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2011

As a parent with 2 children in this school, I know that this is an "A" school! The teachers, staff and administration are a delight and pleasure on a daily basis. I have personally seen the swim coach tutor a student immediately after swim practice on the pool deck, that's dedication! My son is in Mrs. Dahn's ( teacher of the year '08) class and the dedication and time devoted to her differently-abled students is beyond compare! If any parent has any complaints about this school, they should move to 'The PSizzle' where they will fit right in!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 4, 2011

Although this school consistently has high ratings there are issues. If you student is even upwind of any disciplinary problems by other students expect detention without even the chance to explain yourself. I find administration has zero tolerance and while this may work well for their high ratings it sends a message of injustice and unfairness to those wrongly accused. I also agree with the reviewer about dress code. Although my child has graduated from this school I don't have any warm fuzzy feelings about it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2011

Aweome school! I love this school! My brother went to this school, too. He loves it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2010

Although a very good school in some ways, administration needs to focus more on education and less on dress code! A child can wear a very appropriate and tasteful shirt to school for 6 months and then suddenly get a dress code violation! When your child has a 4.0 and has never had ANY disciplinary issues but has to stay after school for detention because someone could see their collarbone, there is something very wrong. They get no warnings, just automatically get detention. When there are students that are committing serious discipline infractions and this is how a good student is treated, you realize that there is something very wrong with this picture!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2010

Even though the school has a reputation for strict rules, dress codes, etc. Those things seem to work because it consistently schools as one of the top schools in the state! My kids have graduated with the skills necessary to do well at college and were able to get into the colleges of their choices. Love the results and the teachers are great! Administration needs to be more responsive to parental concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

My suggestion is for your school DISTRICT to see what the rest of the country is doing and try to advance yourself about 30 years to where the rest of the US is. Four classes a day? Can you honestly say you think the students will be accepted into any university anywhere in the United States?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2009

I rate it an' F ' for making rules and regulations more important than students succeding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2009

The environmental technology program is amazing! Great teachers. Extremely safe. This school changed my life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2009

This school was the worst school I have ever attended in MY LIFE! Everything about it is bad, I can't say one thing about the school except that it is nice looking!! They do not handle ANYTHING well at all, I can't believe it was in the top schools in the US, because I've been to way better schools than this one! I feel like I wasted a year of my life in this school, I'm so thankful to be attending another school this year!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2009

I opted not to send my kids to Martin County High because of all of the problems the school and student body have been having eg. lack of control, loose enforcement of rules, fighting amongst students-to name a few. I am extremely pleased with the education my daughter is getting JBHS, challenging and creative with many unique career path choices. The school is overboard on enforcement of rules and dress code but I think the kids really learn a valuable lesson here; responsibility and accountability for your decisions, which most seem to lack. As a result, they have a much happier student body that molds quite well, making for positive and supportive learning situations; not too mention superior athletics, immaculate campus and school pride. My daughter has complained about not getting homework and tests back timely but thats a teacher situation usually taken care of with one phone call. Go JBHS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2008

As a student of course it's easy to find things wrong with Jensen, but to be honest I've had many more oppertunities at this school than I would have even dreamed of at any other . It is true that some teachers seem to disappear over the years, but I've managed to have some amazing influential teachers who have truly changed my outlook on education. My only complaints are the discipline, and not just the dress code. I understand that we don't need distractions in the classroom, but I find it even more distracting when administrators come into my class at random times and single out students for dresscode and then proceed to write them up. Other than that, this school truly is above and beyond, If you are a parent deciding which school will be best for your child's future, Jensen is definatly the way to go.
—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.

404 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

433 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

433 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
88%
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.

407 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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 "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

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.

324 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
70%
Biology I

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

425 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
84%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

360 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
75%
U.S. History

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

391 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%
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 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 78%
Hispanic 11%
Black 7%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 130%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 23%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 89%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 74%68%61%
Master's degree 24%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%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 27%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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2875 Northwest Goldenrod Road
Jensen Beach, FL 34957
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