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Lake Placid High School

Public | PK, 9-12 | 734 students

 

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Posted September 18, 2010

I love that the student-teacher ratio is so much lower than other schools. Also the teachers are more experienced than in other high schools. Extra-curricular activities have more variety, as well. Eager to send our kids there after doing our research. Also, less school violence.


Posted March 31, 2005

There is more than enough extracurricular activities, but not enough parent involvement. Motivation and discipline needs to be instilled in the students starting at the home level. I see the administration and teachers as well as all staff day after day going above and beyond the call of duty trying to reach the students in their academics,as well as their personal lives where they see trouble right around the corner. I believe that the quality of academic programs is on an attainable level for students and they certainly are tested to see what their levels are.The teachers are very qualified and most are extremely motivated. Discipline is fair and handed out according to the infraction. I for one, am proud of Lake Placid High School in Lake Placid Florida even though we are considered a RURAL, MIGRANT COMMUNITY we have a lot of students who go on to become great citizens and businessmen/women.
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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 2013.

211 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
48%
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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
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 84% in 2012.

212 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
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 "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "D".

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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
48%
Biology I

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

168 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 50% 42%
Hispanic 35% 29%
Black 12% 23%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 3%
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 66%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 5%N/A2%
Graduation rate 66%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 49%67%61%
Master's degree 45%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mrs. Toni W Stivender
Fax number
  • (863) 699-5094

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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202 Green Dragon Dr
Lake Placid, FL 33852
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