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Melbourne Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 2007 students

 

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Posted Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bad, Bad, Bad Athletic Director (Fred Kenney). He harassed me after a football game. He also lets small children onto the sidelines of the field during the game. Also, coach Todd Wilson is terrible. We have heard him curse "F" words to the children because they lost a game. I cannot believe it. This is completely unacceptable adult behavior. As adults, we are supposed to be role models for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2014

Mel High is such an amazing school! I remember moving to melbourne and I was so nervous coming to school but man! First day of school I made a lot of friends! People are so nice, teachers are fantastic, cafeteria is great, I mean everyone in this school are so unique and kind its unbelievable. I'm going to be a senior next year and all I want is to graduate from mel high. Thats all I want! :)


Posted February 1, 2011

As a Mel Hi graduate, I have found my education to be head and shoulders above others in the county.


Posted June 5, 2010

I recently graduated from Melbourne High school. This school has a good mix of people from various type of backgrounds. I also like how the teachers are always there to help the students. The campus is the best in Brevard without a doubt! The big school is completed with brick and has a huge courtyard. Mel high offers a variety of classes (although I don't recommend IB). Finally, its sports are the best in the area, especially soccer (state champs back to back boys and girls) and cross country boys and girls (state). Mel-high is also good at baseball, basketball tennis. Football is so-so.If you are thinking about what high school to attend, Melbourne is the place to be! (I opted out of Palm Bay for Mel-high and was the best decision ever)
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2009

i love this school so much, it has made me a better student and i have gained much confidence from all the knowledge i have gained. I am so grateful i go to this school. : )
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2009

i love this school so much, it has made me a better student and i have gained much confidence from all the knowledge i have gained. I am so grateful i go to this school. : )
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2008

Mel-Hi is the best high school in the county--its diversity, faculty and beautiful campus combined with the results of our commitment to excellence all add up to the highest achievement and best atmosphere to be found anywhere in Brevard...
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 14, 2008

This isone of the best schools in the area they just got a new gym and now are building a new place for the science labs as if the school isnt big already
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

My son is completing his second year at Mel High. I am extremely satisfied with the guidance dept and staff. He is enjoys the school and I find that if you are involved and show concern for your child's education the staff is sure to recripocate. All of our neighborhood attends and they are well round good kids. One young man went from private to Mel High and is excelling in leaps and bounds... huge difference in his happiness quotient also....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2007

I moved from miami to melbourne about a year ago and love it!! The school is great!!! It has alot of learning experiences and alot of extracurricular activities to be found at this school. The IB program is very good. It is just a well rounded good school. I strongley recommend it to all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

It's great. Lots of great kids, and great educational opportunities... MHS is soon getting the IB program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2005

I have been attending Melbourne High School for 2 years now and have loved every minute of it. The school has lots of oppurtunities for students to excel. Some of the classes are even offered in honors, preAP, and AP. Most any extracurricular activity or sport can be found here. We have a great football team that went to the play-offs last year. Many of our other sports have done just as well. We have a fantastic music, drama, and art program. There are several different classes of each. Music classes include chorus, band, and orchestra. There is also a marching band which recieves 'superiors' at marching festivals. Parents are encouraged to be involved in their child's activities. I know that in band, we need parent volunteers to help in the successful running of our program. I am proud to wear my green and white on Fridays.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2005

My son went to Melbourne High School for 9th grade, and so far, I have been impressed with the quality of the teachers, especially the pre-AP teachers and these classes. There are lots of extracurricular activities from music to art to sports. I am not sure about the level of parent involvement. I cannot give a glowing report about Mel High, but, on the other hand, I have no knowledge of anything inherently negative about it. It is an A rated school.
—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.

539 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

477 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

494 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
92%
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.

485 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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 "A".
  • 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 66% in 2014.

214 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
41%
Biology I

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

566 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
73%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

414 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
60%
U.S. History

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

432 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 71%
Hispanic 12%
Black 7%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 91%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 57%58%61%
Master's degree 42%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%1%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. JAMES M WILLCOXON
Fax number
  • (321) 952-5898

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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74 Bulldog Boulevard
Melbourne, FL 32901
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