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Jupiter High School

Public | 9-12 | 2697 students

 

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Posted October 8, 2013

The environmental science magnet at Jupiter High is amazing. It's wonderful for a student who enjoys science and particularly environmental science. Jupiter High as a whole is a solid school. There are some truly amazing teachers at Jupiter High. The faculty and administration seems to care. Somehow, even though it's huge- almost 3000 students- it doesn't feel that way. Maybe it's the way they've organized the classrooms. They also have a wonderful culinary arts program. The teacher is so wonderful! She truly cares about her students. We have a new principal this year and so far, he seems very good. I'm not happy with the high stakes testing at the school. However, that's not the choice of the school. Another criticism would be that the guidance counselors have so many students per counselor that you can't get much individual help. But, again, that's not the fault or choice of the school. The school also has a wonderful band program. And I love the wrestling coach- gruff but all heart. He really cares about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2012

i attended JHS this year as a freshman and i will not be going back. I hated it. The staff, guidance counselors, and faculty could care less about you, and don't even try to speak up for yourself because all the member in student services and the front office treat every kid like dirt. The school was awful i am more concerned about my grades rather than my social life and teachers did not seem to understand that. i would absolutely not recommend this school to anyone. Disappointing but true JHS is terrible!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2011

I'm very glad I chose to attend Jupiter High School. Its Environmental Academy is by far its best choice program and I've had not only a wonderful education, but also a lot of fun. All of my teachers are passionate about the subjects that they teach and want nothing but the best for their students. The extracurriculars are wonderful as well and I'm part of many of them, including the speech & debate team, which is home to many nationally ranked competitiors & travels thorought the country to compete at institutuions such as Yale, Harvard, and the University of Florida.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2010

Both my children attended JHS. They have wonderful teachers and good arts programs. My children were in Band all four years. It helped them excel in their studies and taught them valuable life lessons.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2010

This is a great school if you expect nothing. That is exactly what you will get from the faculty and staff so you will not be disappointed. They are ill prepared for students who are not overachievers and for the gross overcrowding at the school. I went to pick up a sick child today (not mine)and not ONCE was I asked for identification, from any of the 5 adults I encountered. I witnessed the office staff allowing 3 young adult men to sign in as "guests". It was very obvious to ME that they didn't need to be there and were just "visiting" a student friend. Luckily it wasn't on the nightly news that evening.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2010

I am so sad to see that nothing has changed insofar as the "under achievers" since the 90's when my son attended. He was not an "over achiever" and in fact his guidance counselor encouraged him and other students to drop out and get GEDs!! All the efforts were placed with the future college bound students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2010

Wonderful, caring teachers, principal is strong and capable leader, coaching staff puts academics first, and parent volunteers are amazing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2010

I moved here in January. My daughter is a freshman. I am very impressed so far with this school. Very Organized and the staff is excellent!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

My son was diagnosed with a learning disability, and struggled for many years to overcome it. With the help of the good teachers at Jupiter High and other schools in the Jupiter area he now is taking regular classes and is very involved with the band. He's even taking French and is going to France in the spring. I am so grateful for all the hard work and dedication this school has for it's students - my sons self esteem has shot thru the roof and he is now preparing to go on to college. I am so proud of him. Go Warriors.!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Jupiter High School has the best teachers and its a great school, it takes care of all of their students and treats them all as family
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Jupiter High School is such a great school. The band is second in the state for division 2A. The band desperately needs the money though. We have a great athletic program, too. Jupiter High School Graduates of 2009 got over 1 million dollars in scholarships. Great teachers, and even more amazing principal.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

Led certified and one green schools award in our county. Has best Environmental Academy in the southeastern part of the united states
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 8, 2008

Unless you are an overachiever or an underachiever, you get lost in the group at this school. Many teachers are counting their days till retirement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2008

The School is a great school I'm glad I went there. The best teachers are Mr. Skinner and Mrs. Ridler. The band program is outstanding. The cost is high but they offer many fund raising opportunities. I am a senior. I'm glad that the old principal is gone. She was not involved in the band at all. The new principal is so far outstanding. Over all I'm glad that I went there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 18, 2008

Best school ever by far!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 10, 2008

JHS is purely what you make of it. If you want to challenge yourself academically you definately can, they add more and more AP classes every year. There are many different clubs, and it if there are none that interest you, it is easy enough to start one. JHS also offers an array of competitive varsity sports. The resources to be successful and move on to a top notch school are available to students at JHS. With that being said, if you are not an outgoing, active, involved student you will not get alot out of a JHS education. With a school packed to the rim, over 3,000 students, it is quite easy to blend into the crowd. The guidance staff is not helpful, and class sizes are large if you are not in AP classes. You have to be driven enough to succeed because noone at JHS will push you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2008

Jupiter is a good school, one of the best in the county, and I am glad that I attend it. JHS has very good magnets/academies. I am in the Medical Academy and I love it! I have found in my years as a Jupiter student that most teachers are nice and are good at what they do. However, if your kid is completely unmotivated, they might have a hard time because the faculty can't just focus on them, there are about 3000 other students. Jupiter is overcrowded due students that fake addresses to attend this school instead of the one whose boundaries they live in. Unfortuantly, too much school funding goes to sports instead of academics because of our climate. most students around here apply to UF, but obviously to other colleges also. And the majority get accepted to the college they want. Overall, Jupiter is a pretty good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2008

I am a parent with 2 children at Jupiter. One will graduate 2008. If your child is an 'over achiever' they will do well at Jupiter. If you child needs an extra push to keep up they will be lost to the masses. This school is great if your child is academically motivated but athletics, clubs or working students tend to fall behind the 'norm' at Jupiter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 20, 2008

I love the school. I'm goin there 4 high school. I think its great how they let people use the school as a church, cant go wrong with this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2007

Our child was lost in the sea of students at JHS. Great community school, just not for us.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

674 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

625 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

631 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
96%
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.

629 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

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.

388 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
35%
Biology I

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

667 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
78%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

589 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
77%
U.S. History

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

419 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%
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 74%
Hispanic 17%
Black 4%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 155%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 22%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 1%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 68%73%61%
Master's degree 30%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%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 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. DANIEL FRANK
Fax number
  • (561) 744-7978

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

Music
  • Band
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500 Military Trail
Jupiter, FL 33458
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