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Marathon School

Public | 6-12 | 638 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted May 8, 2014

After moving from Broward County at one of the "BEST" schools it had to offer that turned out to be a joke I am leary of public schools in Florida. Marathon has greatly changed my opinion. My daughter has excelled so far and has made such a huge turn around from the issues she had at her old school. Bullying is non-existant, teachers actually care and give the kids the attention they need. I'm so thrilled with this school and thankful this is the district we live in!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2011

I have two daughters who attend this school and they love it, but I think that they are too relaxed; there is not much for them to do when they are home. I would like to see them being challenged. There is not much motivation or anything that is pushing them to strive for the best. Marathon is a great school, but there is room for much improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2011

Parent involvement is a key. I am new to the school with a 6th grader @ the middle school. I have attended the SAC meetings in the media center on the 2nd Tuesdays of the month @ 6pm. I am learning about all the exciting new programs the school is taking on for the students. The school is working hard to put students @ the top to be prepared for College or future careers. I want to be involved as much as I can for my 6th graders future. I hope ALL parents feel this way and start to Volunteer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

The school offers an excellent visual arts program in a state of the art facility.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2008

Great school! Brand new 47 million dollar campus with a great principal and good teaachers who care. The school is moving in the right direction on the way to greatness.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

Many of the students are there for a free ride and as a result make it difficult for the good teachers to teach, and inhibits the learning for those that do want to learn. Students are not ready for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2007

a child can easily succeed in marathon...Its a great school! True there not many variety in there programs...but compare with other schools and marathon seems to be the best in the world...i really hope to go bck my current school is 200 times worse than marathon!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2005

the music program is in shambles first of all. This school is extremely hard to work with also and is uncooperative. The staff has an extremely high turnover rate, with all administrators being replaced this year, and a new band director coming in every year. The marching band continues to plummet in size, and despite this, the administration frowns on students who bring this up.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2005

The discipline problems in this school are profound given the size of the school. It is an aging campus that desperately needs to be rebuilt. There are very limited vocational programs. Only three years of foreign language instruction is offered. Class sizes are rather large. AP classes are also limited. The music program is currently in shambles. It does have a strong football program if that is important to you.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

77 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

53 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
72%
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 53% in 2014.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
88%
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 78% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
97%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

99 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
97%

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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
61%
Biology I

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

61 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%
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
White 46%
Hispanic 45%
Black 7%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 7%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 3%N/A2%
Graduation rate 60%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 66%55%61%
Master's degree 29%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 5%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 9%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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350 Sombrero Beach Road
Marathon, FL 33050
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Phone: (305) 289-2480

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