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Suwannee High School

Public | 9-12 | 1278 students

 

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Posted September 6, 2014

Florida Department of education statistics. civil rights data, and public records information verify that this school and school district has the highest rates of student beatings (corporal punishment) in the entire state of Florida. The incidents happening at this school are truly alarming.


Posted July 20, 2011

As a student of the school I'm looking for a way to transfer. The school is completely chaotic. The teachers do not care. They don't even try to help. I had a 3.8 GPA until my sophomore year, I got placed and started FAILING. Now I'm making the classes up on FLVS, I got a 4 in my english class at the school. I have a 96 now. This schools a joke!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2011

As a parent of a child with ADHD, this school is ill prepared in dealing with these types of children. My child is on the 504 plan and it has NOT been followed as of yet. He was transferred into the opportunity school and is doing better, but still not great. I found out recently that the teachers at the opportunity school had no idea that my son was on the 504 plan as they were never advised by guidance. This school needs to get their act together and realize that they are there for our children!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2011

i am a newer stident to the 2010-2011 school year i have been miserable since the day i stepped foot on campus there is no want from students to come to school and the teachers are very bland and uncaring. kids are very cruel to each other and fit the high school cliche that is shown in movies i give this school one star for no effort because i was an A student until i was misplaced my Junior year where i now have a 2.7 gpa and dread school days
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2010

I only give the school a 2 star rating because I've seen an attempt by the school board this year to improve the school. Here's hoping the new principal will work to create a friendlier, more student centered environment. My child compares the school to a prison--drab and unfriendly. Upper level teachers are fairly good.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2009

this schools students are still ignorant of the culture, and races around them
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2009

As a former student who just graduated from college I will say that SHS has the potential to be a great school. If students work hard then the teachers will see this and help them to flourish. The upper level classes have great teachers especially the advanced placement classes. I have at no time felt that my education at SHS has been a hinderance, it prepared me enough so that I was able to graduate with honors from a major university.


Posted July 27, 2009

I would say that as a student who attends this school it would at best get a 3 out of 5 stars. While the teachers are fairly o.k, the classrooms are often overcrowded and there is not a high standard of technology in the school... Also there is the problem of occasionally getting picked on... I give my school a 2 out of 5 stars.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 23, 2005

This is an wonderful school. It offers all that my child needs and more.
—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.

350 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
46%
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.

310 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

310 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
68%
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.

275 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
34%
Biology I

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

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
67%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

215 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
61%
U.S. History

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

215 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%
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 64%
Black 16%
Hispanic 14%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 166%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 22%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 56%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 78%76%61%
Master's degree 20%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MR. TED ROUSH
Fax number
  • (386) 364-2794

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1314 Pine Avenue Southwest
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