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Horace O'bryant School

Public | PK-8 | 1030 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted August 2, 2014

My children go to HOB Elementary and we couldn't be happier. We moved to this district last year and both of my children's teachers were the best they have ever had. Principal Henriquez has a genuine love of children and does everything he can to motivate the students. We are looking forward to the next year at HOB!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2012

This school is awesome ! I'm a student here and im moving away now but i really wish i could stay because this school has taught me so much and i love the students and teachers here ! the school is like a big family and theres not a lot of bullying . people here stick together and its a overall a really good school . there are also lots of dances throughout the year and theyre really fun
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2010

I have had horrible experiences with this school. The people in the office treat you as the ugly step child. They never get up to help a parent that walks into the office. We have to scream from desk to desk. I have recently moved and needed my sons report card due to we moved out of key west early on coast guard orders. The attitude of the person on the phone was just terrible. I tried to get answers and none were given to me, I will no longer deal with stupidity. The new school that my son is going to will call them, and show them how a REAL school is supposed to perform. No parent should be treated the way I was today!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

It is one big family that works together to help students succeed.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

Best teachers on the island.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2008

I would say this school is the best school for my child. Last year at her old school and now she has so many friends and now has very excellent grades on her fcat.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2006

I had recently moved here a year ago. My child had a score of 1 on the FCAT at her old school for the last two years and at the end of HOB school year 05-06, she had a 3 on the FCAT test. The teachers at HOB are awesome! I love the ability to look up grades and anything that is missing far as school work. This year 06-07, the e-mails sent to me concerning homework, I just can't explain how nice and in tune I feel with the teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2005

I have had two children attend HOB (the school's nickname). I feel that the school is overcrowded and understaffed. The quality of education possible at HOB is great but the result is less than desirable. This is due to teachers who work in substandard classrooms with little or no budget for educational materials. They live in a location where holding two jobs is necessary just to pay rent. The teachers in Key West are not paid enough money - period! They must wait tables or stock shelves at night. The good news is that the middle school band is a wonderful program. The teacher (Ms. Dallas) is strict (but that's OK) she has a lot of students to prepare for high school band. Sports are a plus at HOB - but your kid better get into baseball or football here or high school may not take them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2005

This school is pretty good. The math department is a bit weak though. Teachers in that department are just not willing to provide help nor are their teachings very good. The band is the best I have ever been in though with one teacher who knows how to teach and actualy teaches. The school is pretty clean and well kept up also. I would recomend this school If you are in that area but then again you really have no other choice but Sugarloaf which would depend on which one you live closer too.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 16, 2005

We were pleasantly surprised by H.O.B., as we had heard negative things about the school. Our daughter has adjusted beautifully and is excelling academically. She is sufficiently challenged.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

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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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
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2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
n/a
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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

55 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

56 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a
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

Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

187 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

182 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

163 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

195 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

187 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

188 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

185 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
75%
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 81% in 2012.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
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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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

248 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
98%

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
91%
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
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2013

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
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U.S. History

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

2014

 
 
n/a
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
Hispanic 40%
White 33%
Black 21%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 172%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 210%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 50%55%61%
Master's degree 45%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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1105 Leon Street
Key West, FL 33040
Phone: (305) 296-5628

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