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Gulf Coast Academy

Charter | 9-12 | 329 students

 
 

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Posted August 2, 2012

Mavericks High School is a mess! Many teachers are not professionally certified in their subjects. As a matter of fact some teachers assistants at the school have professional certification over the actual classroom teachers. Plus the school is a profit charter school so the money they receive is from the amount of students they have enrolled. That means that they will take any student no matter what and keep that student in the school, whether the student is learning or not. The students have no respect, the teachers do not know what they are doing and administration is horrible. Save you and your child the harm and enroll them in a different school. Mavericks is going to crash and burn because you have a bunch of business/sales people trying to run a school. This doesn't work because the intentions of administrators and management is just to keep bringing students in for profit. It is like a revolving door. Teachers are constantly fired. Students do not have stability because a new teacher is hired every month! How can you have consistency and good management when you have a new teacher and new students "revolving" every couple months. It's very sad and disheartening.


Posted December 22, 2011

This charter school is "for-profit" which means it exist purely to make money off studetns through public funding. Pay close attention to the credentials of the teachers and staff. They do not match what a tradtional public high school can afford to pay, nor provde equal benefits. Therefore they get much less experienced faculty and eventual high turnover...


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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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
18%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
16%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
52%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
69%

2010

 
 
72%
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

This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.

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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
16%
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

10 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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
White 54%
Hispanic 22%
Black 19%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 64%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 45%N/AN/A
Female 36%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 6%N/A2%
Graduation rate 10%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 0%67%65%
Master's degree 0%N/A32%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

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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1197 East Bay Drive
Largo, FL 33770
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Phone: (727) 474-8836

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