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New Dimensions High School

Charter | 9-12 | 392 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 30, 2014

This is a very small school with a severe lack of options when it comes to classes and other educational options. There is a brand new public school not even a mile from this tiny place that only educates approximately 300 students a year. I don't understand why this little school is there especially when public funding in education is so tight. What really infuriates me is the school "grade" that it claims to have. This is a school that is publicly funded yet they can turn away any student that applies who doesn't have a high GPA or may be struggling with emotional or behavioral issues. So, in other words, a loophole found in our "choice of school" option is being exploited so these school directors can legally discriminate which students are "good enough" to get in and use these high ratings to campaign for students. Why are we wasting $$$ funding this snob school when the real school is literally a hop, skip and jump across the street?


Posted April 29, 2014

New Dimensions HS is a public school with a private school atmosphere. Students, including mine, are held accountable of academic and social behaviors, and there is zero tolerance for bad behavior, regardless of race or social standing (some parents find this difficult). New Dimensions HS is a college prep school; over 95% go on to higher education. Both of my children have been fully readied for college (1 has graduate college already). There is simply no better school (public or private) in central Florida. The school has a embedded culture of excellence. The administration is great, as are the teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2014

I would recommend this school for your child/children. I have a student in this school and she has been doing well so far. Teachers are available if child needs help with understanding a topic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2011

Its only my first year at this school,but i already love it! The classes and the teachers are cool and with only 2 core classes a semester, there is a lot less stress. I've made friends easily,and even with some seniors so its been great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2011

All three of my children have or are currently attending New Dimensions. It is strict but fair and puts the kids first. The education is first rate. I highly recommend it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2011

It may be an A school, but teachers and those whom run the school are racist and don't know how to handle issues between students and teachers (poor judgment) They don't know how to handle issues with parents whom search explanation and fairness. On top of that, when they can't deal with the parent, their best solution is to withdraw the student. Way to go New Dimension High School. These people should learn some challenge.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2009

It provides a great learnin environment for my daughter, and i am definitely considering sending my younger daughter there when her time for high school comes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

New Dimensions High School Provides a Safe and Healthy Learning Environment. They Have Some Of The Best Teachers and They Really Know How To Give One On One Attention. They Get You To Participate and Every Student Respects One Another Like Family. We're A Small School and Everyone Knows We Could Use A Lot, Since We Have So Litte, But We Definitely Know How To Make Due. NDHS is awesome!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 29, 2009

I was a freshman and now i'm going to be a sophomore at new dimension ,it is the best high school there is plus there is less than 400 students which is good so no more drama!! like liberty or haines city ,the teachers are all right and the classes are much easier to concentrate there i would recommend this school to your child! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 24, 2009

i am a student at NDHS i have been there for 3years and i am now in my 4thyear. i love it, its been plesure to attend this school lots of school spirit cool teachers strict addministration and no problems ever. no bullying!!!! at all better than larger school like liberty! i think you children or child would love to attend
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 6, 2009

New Dimensions High School is an excellent school. I have just completed my freshman year and i have enjoyed it. Comparing it to Liberty High School also in my area, it is great. There are not too many students and the administration is friendly but strict and can get things done. The only problem is limited majors. I do enjoy this high school and would not consider leaving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2009

Its a great school, I love going there, and theres never problems like there are in big schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2008

I like New Dimensions high school, and I would recommend it to all parents, this is my child's 2nd term here, no complains so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2008

I am also not a parent. But i went to new dimensions for my first year in high school.I then went to another school and realized how good new dimensions really is.Now i am going back to new dimensions for 11th grade.Students are so mature.And my time knowing the people there ive never actually seen a fight.Its a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2008

awesome school i give it a 10!!! my child loves it the only thing is that thiers not as much activities great school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2006

I'm not a parent, but I do attend NDHS. It is a very good school. We might not have as many extra curricular activities as most high schools, but hello, we only have 300 students, as opposed to 3,000 like most schools. Each year we gain one or two activities. This past year we started a Baseball team and a Strategic Games club. The amount of school spirit in this school is ridiculous. For being such a small school, the students get very involved. As for violence, it isn't tolerated here.(To make it an even greater year, I would recommend becoming a member of some sort of club, it gets you more involved!)New Dimensions is a great school, and your son or daughter should be very proud to be able to attend NDHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 21, 2006

it is a good school. the people are nice. I like it for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2006

I had some doubts when enrolling my student in this high school but I have to say that it was the best decision. I have seen the educational growth as well as the confidence developed in the few months she's been here. As any other school I see lack of parental participation but am aware that the school is doing everthing in their power to involve us as I have received numerous calls inviting me to all kinds of meetings. Keep up the good work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

New deminsions is tough but proud. Academics is essential and character is gauged. Problems are explored and resolution expected. A fair venue for further education and chalenges to the student. Discipline is difficult and rules followed. You begin as new but experience and testing reders the 'proof in the final product' a student who learns both academics and life goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2006

Not many academic programs...
—Submitted by a former student


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 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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

111 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
89%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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 "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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
55%
Biology I

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

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%
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
Hispanic 56%
Black 20%
White 17%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 43%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/AN/A
Female 57%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 93%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 45%60%61%
Master's degree 40%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 5%1%1%
Other degree 10%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 16%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Kissimmee, FL 34759
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