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Santaluces Community High School

Public | 9-12 | 2417 students

 

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Posted August 1, 2013

My son is in his senior year at this school and it just seems to me that this school only seems to get better. The academies are top notch and the school does a great job of keeping parents informed. I love the diverse population and the camaraderie that the kids all seem to have with one another.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2013

I had gone to Santaluces Community High School for the past 4 years. Honestly I can say that this school has prepared me more than just academically. The experiences you get from my school are just incredible. As a Jamaican and Chinese male I can say it is more than easy mixing cultures with other students and teachers of all races and backgrounds, which is important in coming of age. Students from all races do more than just get along, they are best of friends! The visual arts academy is the BEST at this school than anywhere else! Come to this school for this program! The art teachers are so dedicated and really do want students to succeed! The teachers at Santaluces are outstanding! Few teachers have their bad moments but you learn to get through it with them. They teach you the material you need to know to make sure you can understand, and if you are not sure ask them and they will be more than happy to go over it. They are there to teach you but you also laugh, cry, and share amazing times with these people. Everyone at this school will be your family and love you for whom you are! High School is a important step in life and I am glad I had the chance to grow up at Santaluces!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 14, 2010

I'm a student of three years at santaluces, it's my junior year and i absolutely love my school. The teachers are great, and I feel like they really care, and are genuine people.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2010

I'm a former student and just loved the school while I was there. Very safe in general.


Posted March 29, 2010

I'm currently a freshman at santaluces high school and i really like the school. The only problem is the principle, it really feels like we're middle schoolers. But other than that it's just an amazing school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2010

Some teachers are great, but there are teachers that have a low expectation and cannot teach. This is my first year at SHS but so far i have only liked a little of my time there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2009

they treat us like kids, its very low budget,go to park vista if your can wouldn't recommend it
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 4, 2009

The music program is amazing... if there's any high school you should go for music, it's this one.


Posted June 11, 2009

I'm going to be a senior this coming year, and I'm really sad to say that this is probably going to be the worst year I'll have at Santaluces. I disagree with the principal's decisions, and her ways. Look at the past couple reviews, and I'm sure they're not the only parents or students that are unhappy with the way things are turning out. It should show her something is going wrong, and maybe that's why all her staff and teachers are leaving. We have students who are more involved and caring about our school then she is. But on the bright side, teachers.. whoever may be left next year, are very friendly and helpful. Us, students, are actually very bright and interested in learning new things. Get rid of Orloff!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 24, 2009

I love Santaluces High School and so does my daughter. We have felt comfortable in the school since day 1 and the faculty is always available to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2008

Santaluces has changed a great deal before their usto be so much more assisitance and understanding of the students needs, but now they just look at you as just onother student and do not take the time to devote themselves to the needs of strugling students ,I have seen many changes in santaluces that have not been positive .And Miss Orloff she was no good for Diamond View and even worse for Santaluces all she pecaches about is 0 tollorence and the responce is always twilight school or suspension .Is this the way that our children suppose to learn ? How about being more involved in how to help struggling students instead of hiding behind the asst principle
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2008

Ever since we got a new principle (Mrs. Orloff) this school has gone downhill. She keeps making up tons of rules and treats the students as if they're in elementary or middle school. Also, our school has gotten a lower rating ever since she came in. I would not recommend going here unless you want to follow tons of pointless rules - especially one with such a poor academic rating.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 17, 2008

I graduated from santaluces this year and I must say it's a great school. I loved all 4 years that i attended it and if i had the chance i would do it all over again the same exact way. The staff at santaluces are so supportive and i've never felt so at home. My teachers really went out of their way to help us and they did a great job. Santaluces is the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2008

I think that Santaluces is a great school. I am currently a teacher at SCHS. While I am 'newer' to the staff, I first became involved with SCHS 15 years ago -- when I first got out of college. I know that the school has a great staff...who do their best to do 'what's right for students'. I currently work with the science department --- and I have to tell you, you'll find no better group of individuals to work with or learn from!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 29, 2008

I'm only a sophomore, I'm involved with school, and extra curricular activites. This school is not the best school. Administrators, guidance counselors, and teachers don't even make efforts to get to know you personally. I agree with the grades, teachers don't grade anything, just check to see if all is completed. What good is that? They emphisize about every other school, but everyone knows Santaluces isn't anywhere near the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2008

Santaluces is such a better school then I could ever imagine. All the Santaluces Staff there are great people and work so hard to help us to get to are personal goals in are future life's after we graduate High School. Administrators there are always on top of things. The security is always there when someone needs something or something was to happen. So I give those guys a lot of credit. Over all this school is my recommended High School of Palm Beach County Schools.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2007

Many teachers at Santaluces do not help out of the classroom. Mr.Gard is a great teacher, I had him for 2 years for 2 different classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2006

I attended SHS from 1999 to 2003. The classwork may be tedious at times, but it in no way challenges the students or encourages them to learn. Cheating and plagiarism is rampant and grading is a joke. If a student gets all of his or her work done, right or wrong, he or she will most likely be on the honor roll. There are a few great teachers at that school, who sincerely care about the students. They are the ones who actually seemed like they Wanted to be teachers. There vast majority, however merely baby sat a class room all year. I would not recommend that school to anyone.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 11, 2006

This school could not be any better I love it here and I wish I could've stayed but unfortunately I had to move. Thanks for making my high school years wonderful,
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 9, 2006

My son attended Santa Luces from 2004 to 2006 and was miserable there the whole time. This school should be seriously overhauled in the academic AND disciplinary areas.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

573 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
39%
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.

571 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

594 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
91%
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.

559 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
96%

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 "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • 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.

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
44%
Biology I

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

498 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

393 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%
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
Black 36%
Hispanic 34%
White 24%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 99%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 2%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 64%73%61%
Master's degree 34%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 14%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DR. KATHLEEN WEIGEL
Fax number
  • (561) 642-6255

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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