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Keystone Heights Junior/Senior High School

Public | 7-12 | 1239 students

 

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Posted March 6, 2014

Keystone heights high school is an excellent school. Everyone is great. Couldn't ask for a better school. I have 4 children and we have moved several times and out of all the schools my kids have gone to this one is the best..I give it a A+++
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2013

This is for keystone heights high school. Being an encouraging parent. I was informed by my son that the varsity basketball coach exclaimed that if he wanted his father to coach him then he could sit in the stands next to his father. I think that is very disrespectful a varsity would say a thing like that. So I am saying I will go to the papers and anyone that will listen, I will make sure the coach knows and should be repremanded. I will make this known to the good town of keystone heights of this man and how arrogant he seems to be. Please find me in the stands if you have any more questions for me. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2012

to many clicks, bulling, degrading of other students, is allowed by the teachers they have no controll and more often then not they just don't care about the kids. unless you are white, and on the atlectic team be it cheerleading or otherwise you don;t count. the other major problem is having the junior high school children 14, 15, year old children with 17 and 18 year olds. One is coming into puberty and the other going into adulthood. The older less mature that seems like an adult influe the child who does not know which way is up. THIS NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED BY THE SCHOOL BOARD MIXING THE AGES IS A VERY BAD AND DANGEROUS SITUATION.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2011

you have to be a star football player or a admins or teachers kid to get anywhere in this school


Posted April 7, 2011

hey im gonna be new to khhs. im scared to be the new girl im from pa. is khhs open to new kids. like do people like the new girl? email me and if your in 8th grade now talk to me PLEASE! hhaa


Posted January 24, 2011

I'm a student at KHHS right now, in the eighth grade. After reading the other reviews, I feel bad for all those who don't know our school. I've lived in Keystone Heights for most of my life, and the schools are the best you'll ever probably find. Truth be told, our system is uptight and strict, but nobody is favored over anybody else. For one class period each day I assist in the office, and the administrators are nothing like what others have said. Teachers, administrators, and other staff all try to interact with us students, help as much as they can. We have amazing sports programs and kind people. We're not image-obsessed like others insist. I look forward to coming to school every day.


Posted February 4, 2010

In this state KHHS is a breath of fresh air , leadership,teaching, staff and students are A+.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2010

If you have a child that is smart and can 'fit' in with the rest of the students then this is a great school, however if you have a kid that needs special attention... forget it! If a child threatens there ratings they will find a way to 'get rid of them'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 14, 2009

We moved from Middleburg, I was glad to place my daughter in this school as I only heard good things. I read all the other previews and although some were negative, my approach is then do something if you have a problem. My daughter was welcomed and made to feel she was welcomed, later her group of friends changed and she found her way. She has remained an honor student, liking most teachers, some lack communication, others are very connected. This is the real world, where life starts, you learn to be independent. I think the goals at this school are reached and I am very pleased with the academics and safety they provide. High school is the best years of school and the kids should embrace it, the real world is next. How you succeed is up to you. Nothing in life is guarenteed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

My daughter just completed the 7th grade and the difference between KHES and Jr High is very notable. When in elementary you knew what was going on and I felt that during this entire year we were in the dark. The Jr High needs to provide some type of syllabus of each class so the parents know what is due and when it is due. There needs to be communication for these kids as they are learning to become adults. I just felt they expected kids from elementary to act like responsible adults way too quickly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

This school strives to help all their students achieve their individual goals. Not all students want to go to college but Keystone tries to prepare all of their students for whatever they plan to do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

This school is doing the best it can at keeping up with state mandates and yearly changes. Faculty and administration keep their focus on student achievement. They also have a strict dress code: no shorts or skirts shorter than the top of the knee. No place is perfect, but I feel safer about my child attending Keystone than I would about most other public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2007

I was a great student, but I don't think I was popular enough for the administration because when college time came around it seemed like I was having to get recommendations elsewhere.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2007

I went to KHHS a few years ago and I pretty much hated it. It's hard for a new kid there...I came in in the 7th grade while everyone had grew up together and made there little groups up. Also when i went there, there was little to no diversity there. Some of the teachers there are great but some just do not care. Kids who play sports or are very attractive seem to be treated better by the staff and the other kids there. Of course you do not hear alot about the bad things of this school b/c they try to keep a good wholesome image. But the school really doesnt make new people feel wlecome.


Posted August 22, 2007

Keystone Heights Jr/Sr High School is the greatest, the teachers are teachers, not baby sitters. They prepare the students for college. I have two children at Keystone Heights Jr/Sr High School, and they both love it there. Keystone Heights Band Program falls short for musical equipment when compared to other schools within the Clay County School District, but Keystone Heights has one of the best Band Directors, Go Indians.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2007

School doesn't care about students. Teaches for tests, most children who attend this school do not go on to a major college, they are lucky to get into a community college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2007

While this school strives to be the best academically, if your child does not fit in, or is a 'square peg' so to speak, he or she will be miserable. There is no diversity at KHHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2007

Keystone is one of the best schools in the state. If you want to feel secure and have a great time and get a great education then you need to go to this school! I absolutely love Keystone. They have a wonderful colorguard and band program. (I'm in colorguard so I know what I'm talking about!) The dress code could be a little fairer if they looked at the popular kids and the kids that play volleyball, softball, and the cheerleaders. For example. Also if you like sports and don't think that colorguard would not be as challenging, competitive, well it is. And yes it is a sport! But back to the school! The teachers make you feel important and safe. Their grading system, friendliness, and nature are all top notch! All this is coming from a colorguard member and a student! Go Keystone!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2007

As a student moving from Colorado, my idea of school was greatly altered by coming here. Overall, the school is one of the best in the area, but simply can't compare to other schools. Teachers and administrators are lax with those whose parents they know or who play a certain sport, and can be less accommodating to others. However, through all this negative criticism, KHHS still remains better than most school in the area.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2007

We moved here when my now-10th-grade son was a baby. We knew nothing of the schools and weren't really thinking about our baby's future education. I can honestly say that I am very happy we moved here. My two sons are now in 8th and 10th grade and they have gotten a solid education as well as a fantastic social experience. The teachers and administrators care -- and know -- about each individual student. I always feel that there are people watching out for the wellbeing of my sons. Sure, Keystone may not be as academically rigorous as some other schools, but I think students get a school experience that can't be matched in most other contexts.
—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 55% in 2013.

176 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 51% in 2013.

180 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 53% in 2013.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
62%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 54% in 2013.

202 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

203 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 78% in 2012.

170 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
96%
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 84% in 2012.

205 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

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 "B".
  • 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 "B".

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 64% in 2013.

184 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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 State average
White 93% 42%
Hispanic 3% 29%
Black 2% 23%
Two or more races 2% 3%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 78%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%64%61%
Master's degree 35%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 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
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Arts & music

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  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Health & athletics

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  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr. Susan Sailor
Fax number
  • (352) 473-5920

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf

Arts & music

Visual arts
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Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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900 Orchid Ave
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