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Merritt Island High School

Public | PK, 9 | 1499 students

 

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Posted November 21, 2013

I took my son out of this awful school. Lots of indifferent teachers, which rubs off on the kids. Students have obnoxious attitudes, lots of unhealthy peer pressure! The way students are hanging around the campus looks ghetto.with very little adult supervision during breaks which promotes bullying which I know is going on. Guidance counselors are not very helpful to parents - which is frustrating. Big mistake placing your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2013

I am currently a student here and it is one of the best schools I have ever been to! I am so proud to be a mustang and I am honored to be apart of the JROTC program here.This is by far the best program ever! GO MUSTANGS!!!!!!!


Posted March 19, 2011

I attended MIHS and am proud of being a Mustang. The teachers were wonderful. The only complaint I would have would be Dean Casper, who brushed my problems with a bully as "girl problems." The guidance counselor Mrs. Campbell is amazing and so is her husband. The teachers really bend over backwards to help their students succeed.


Posted September 16, 2009

it's a great school the teacher are very good and the students are great also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2008

Merritt island has been the greatest and i will never regret going anyy where else. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 24, 2008

I attended MIHS in the early 1970's, an excellent school for students who were interested in learning & making something of themselves, it provided student involvement thru excellent school & community spirit, which continues today. My older son graduated in 2006, is at U of F, an honor student, continues to make excellent grades because of the AP and Honors classes at MIHS; participation in Math Bowls; FBLA; & other clubs. For 3 years he made it to Nationals in FBLA, placed 6th, 6th & 3rd in the country. My youngest son is at MIHS, an honor & gifted student who takes all high level classes, has made all A's since entering MIHS, is going to FBLA National competition next week. I believe the teachers, principal & club participation are excellent. Students can go however far they would like, all they have to do is show an interest. Go MIHS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2007

MIHS is good high school that will be what you make of it. It has a strong honors and AP program and reasonable athletics programs. The music/drama/arts programs are well established and active. Parents tend to participate at the school. There have been few if any discipline issues in the years I have been here (6). The staff is helpful, friendly and very responsive to student and parent needs. I recommend getting to know your child s counselor and keeping in touch to ensure the right classes are taken, especially in the junior and senior years. I would give MIHS a 9 out of 10 rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2006

I don't know why the principal rating is so low. I attended this school and Mr. Gary Shiffrin is the best principal a student could hope for. The teachers are fantastic, the parents are well-informed and involved. It's a great school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 9, 2006

MIHS has involved teachers with multiple extracurricular activities. They have excellant advanced placement classes for those students who are so inclined. Many of the students have parents who are NASA engineers etc., so there is an emphasis on the importance of education coming from home.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 8, 2006

Very good extracurricluar and AP coursework offerings, safe campus, relatively strong teaching staff, mixed quality of administrators and guidance counselors.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 29, 2006

I attended this school 5yrs ago. I thought it was great and had alot of parent involvment and extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 10, 2006

A good school with a wide variety of academic, athletic and extra cirricular activities available to students. Soon to be expanding and remodelling the science wing.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 13, 2005

Thier academic programs are excellent. They have an impressive art and sports program, but thier music program leaves much to be desired. I am very invovled in my teenagers school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2005

Florida School Indicators Report lists six years of SAT results for MIHS (as well as other schools). The score listed on this website is the lowest reported score during those six years. If you are interested in MIHS you may want to pull up the report to obtain detailed information on MIHS.
—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.

346 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
74%
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

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "A".
  • 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".

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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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 75%
Hispanic 11%
Black 6%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 1%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 82%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 54%58%61%
Master's degree 41%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DR. KARYLE M GREEN
Fax number
  • (321) 454-1013

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

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
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
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100 Mustang Way
Merritt Island, FL 32953
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