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Osceola High School

Public | 9-12 | 2554 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

This School is really great school! The teachers really help you understand the concept of the subject your are struggling in. I would recommend this school to anyone! Go here!!!


Posted July 30, 2013

I graduated from Osceola high school class of 04!! I loved this school all of my friends and I were there together!! Good times, I miss my high school days:) Mr.paradiso was the best principal ever! I definitely recommend this school!


Posted May 1, 2009

This school is a great place for any child. There are many activities, clubs, social and athletics to be a part of. You get out of high school what you put in it and there are definitely ways for all children to get the most out of Osceola H.S. Keep up the good work and Go KOWBOYS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2008

OHS is composed of great professionals starting off with the principal. The staff is motivating students to become professional and great athletes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2008

Osceola is a great school. The athletics are strong, the arts program (Though some say they are not offered,) are amazing and top notch at this school. The band is the top in the county, and our choir one of the best in the state. The support behind all of this has been our wonder principal Doctor Paradiso, who has been amazing and will be greatly missed. The academics are strong -- it's just a few teachers to look out for. GO KOWBOYS! Goodbye, Dr. P! - Samantha
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2008

Osceola High School is a great school. The Staff is Excellent. The Principal is wonderful and he is very kind to the students. Students are great.Awesome DE programs offered. Love It! GOOOOOOO KOWBOYS. It Truly is an international high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 28, 2007

Osceola Is a great school the staff is top notch. Great AA program for students who want to push themselves to their highest potential. Go Kowboys!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

Offers wonderful AA, DE & academy programs
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2007

Excellent School. Great in Academics. Great in Staff. Great in Athletics. Great in students. OHS doesn't have a down point. Probably the buildings because is an old school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2007

OHS is a great school with an aviation program that is wonderful. If anyone want to learn to fly, come to OHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2007

Great school and AA Program is a good start for college bond students. Awesome teachers and principal has an open door policy with both students and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2006

This school has excellent academic programs. There are a good amount of dedicated teachers who will try their hardest to make sure your children are happy and well taught. There are many options at OHS for music, art, and definately sports. I don't know why some people deeply insulted saying our school has no options for music and what not. We have the best marching band in the county, and a very fine chorus program. Your child would already have had 2 have at least 1 year in middle school band to be allowed in band. They could also join the marching band's very talented Colorguard who is in need of new talent since their best are close to graduation. The principal is the best thing about the school. He is so involved with every class and he just opens up many opportunities for anything possible. Thank you Dr.Paradiso. - Cesar
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 6, 2006

Osceola High has a wonderful Dual Enrollment Program that allows students to earn an AA degree along with their High School Diploma. there is also a wonderful Pre-Engineering Program that prepares students for Hgih-Tech educational areas.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2006

this is a good school that focuses alot of attention on sports... i guess this is a good thing if your child is atletic if not your child is not likely to fit into the evironment... acedemics is not that bad but athletes have special privleges if you catch my drift
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2006

There were no music nor art appreciation courses offered. Only 1 art and 1 pottery that were very limited for space. The staff was extremely rude and bossy upon enrollement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2006

Osceola High School has a terrible faculty, rundown facilities, and a top-heavy administration with questionable financial skills. A good parent should do everything and anything to keep their child out of this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 4, 2005

I love osceola high school! I am in D.E. And it is a great opportunity and I was in band which was great. Osceola kowboys!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2005

The greatest strength of this school is their principal. He is involved and concerned about every aspect of school, from their sports program to academics to after school activites. I always see him there. When there was a problem with a cheerleading coach, he met with the parents to try to resolve the issue. The dual enrollment program allowed my daughter to graduate with her AA degree at no cost to us. She started college as a junior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2004

Good School. Teachers and staff are very helpful. Good programs for the Kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2004

Great school with lot of opportunity to excel in all different areas.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

683 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
32%

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.

624 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

631 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
81%
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.

519 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "B".
  • 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.

458 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
33%
Biology I

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

281 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
37%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

547 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
38%
U.S. History

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

241 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%
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 64%
White 18%
Black 13%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
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 212%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 87%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 65%60%61%
Master's degree 29%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%1%
Other degree 4%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. JIM DIGIACOMO
Fax number
  • (407) 943-7909

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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