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Marco Island Academy

Charter | 9-10 | 106 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 3 ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
No new ratings

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Posted April 10, 2014

Recently arrived to this area. A newly acredited high school with a D grade,run by an appointed board vs. elected? School tax dollars should have duly elected bod from community it serves. Come from another out of state school district of A quality. Will not be sending our student to this school no matter how convenient. Portable classrooms! We don't think so.


Posted April 1, 2014

Marco Island Academy is an incredible school with phenomenal teachers. The school was recently accredited. I am so glad my child is attending this school. It provides a private school quality of education without the cost. It is a public school and tuition-free. I would definitely recommend this school to friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2014

Marco Island Academy is a truly unique school with talented and caring teachers. My child has attended for two years and has enjoyed the experience immensely. My student's national test scores have been top notch and I have no hesitation that he will be well prepared for success in college. You get what you give at almost any school and this school is no different. If your child is prepared and willing to learn, there is no better place. Student to teacher ratios enhance the opportunity for one on one help and teachers take a real interest in their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2013

School is brand new and not where it needs to be for a juniors and senior class. There has been some turn over of teachers. Policy can be more of a private school at times, than a charter school. Administration needs some adjusting. There is a tight knit group of sophomore/freshman parents at the school that work for the benefit of their students and future students. The school is not accredited but in the process of accreditation. It is pending and should be finalized this year. There is limited curriculum and courses, as the class size and enrollment is small. This school is recognized and follows the same guidelines of Collier County District Schools. Our child enrolled and spent one year at the school. It was acceptable, but not ready for the first senior class of graduating students, he enrolled back to a large public school. Marco Island is a beautiful place, and this school will be fantastic in the future. The school board is "appointed" this is something that needs changed, they are micro-managed an appointed to do a job, and not question only support. The school board should be elected with leaders from the Community. Sports program not varsity has sophomore& freshman.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 12, 2013

I love this school, my daughter go there since the school open and the education is high, few student for teachers which so good. Every year they adding new course and also new sport features. I'm so happy as a parent whith this school, and I high recomend to everyone to go sign in to this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2013

Excellent staff of highly qualified teachers. I would definitely recommend this school to other parents.
—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 2013.

44 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2010-2011.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2009-2010.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

15 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 State average
White 64% 42%
Hispanic 29% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Black N/A 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 5%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

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

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 29%50%61%
Master's degree 71%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%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 20%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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1450 Winterberry Dr
Marco Island, FL 34145
Phone: (239) 249-0004

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