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Professional & Technical High School

Public | 9-12 | 671 students

 

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Posted September 25, 2012

I am currently going to this school and its great.The teachers are excellent they are always there to help you when you need help and they actually care if you are doing well or not.The principal is great,He is calm and does his job very well,best principal I've have so far.The work is challenging but I dont mind because my teachers are always there to help during lunch before school or after school if i need anything.Great school.Totally proud to wear their school logo every school day.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2012

I used to be a student at this school. It's definitely a great environment. Like all schools, it's not perfect, but generally the teachers and staff are very friendly and willing to help. The school buildings are fairly well-maintained. It's quite small compared to most high schools, and as a result you feel more connected with your fellow students. So overall, it's a nice place to be. That being said, the ranking is slightly misleading. Because it was so highly ranked, I came to this school with high expectations, the most important being that I'd be thoroughly challenged by my coursework. However, that was not the case at all. I found that the rigor of this school was akin to that of an average high school, even with the block scheduling. I took all honors classes (as well as a couple AP classes) and found that, although it appeared to be difficult if one only went by quantity, it was very simple busy work. I do recommend this school over the traditional high schools in the area, but if you're a student who thrives when given higher-level coursework and want to come here in order to get it, you are going to find yourself disappointed, and may quickly become bored in classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2010

GREAT SCHOOL WISH THERE WERE MORE SCHOOLS LIKE PATHS... THEN MAYBE SOCIETY WOULDNT BE SO NEGATIVE.. WE AS ALL OF US SHOULD GIVE THESE PEOPLE ( TEACHERS, PRINCIPLES ) MORE CREDIT. ITS NOT AN EASY JOB...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 27, 2009

I am a student at TECO/PATHS and I think it is great. The teachers are amazing and they treat us like adults because we go to an adult school. We have been an 'A' school for a long time because we work hard and behave well.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2009

The school itself is a good school. The assitant princlpe is really good. The staff at the technical and the highschool could handle certain things better. I had a problem with one of the technical teachers and the staff didnt do anything to help all they told me was to change techs. The teacher did not have any discpline.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2009

I went to this school and absolutely loved it. I was the first class to graduate having been there all 4 years. I must say, if you want to send your child there, it is a great school and they will learn so much!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2008

i like going here because its organized but its a little rough going there after going to a public high school but it really actually looks good on scholarship and college applications
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2005

What a great magnet school! Im absolutely Impressed. It's my daughters 3rd year and she absolutely loves it. I wish I had a great school like this when I was her age.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

This is my son's 2nd year at this school, he loves it and as parents so do we. He is studying business computer, and hopes to become a computer game designer, and with what he is learning from this wonderful school and it's wonderful teachers I know he will be a great success in his future field of computers.
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Posted August 22, 2003

This is a very good school. I love the way the teachers work with each individual student and make sure that every one understand's a subject before moving on. They also help every student to learn leadership skills and treat them like adults. It is proven in this school that the students are more mature than most other public schools in osceola county because they are in a real job atmosphere and around 'working' adults.
—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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

172 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

171 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
99%
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.

180 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
98%

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 "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.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
88%
Biology I

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

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
99%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

114 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
78%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 71%
White 12%
Black 10%
Asian 4%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 67%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 100%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 39%60%61%
Master's degree 58%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MR. PAULA EVANS
Fax number
  • (407) 344-2467

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501 Simpson Road
Kissimmee, FL 34744
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