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Barbara Goleman Senior High School

Public | 8-12 | 1691 students

 

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Posted August 7, 2013

The teachers work very hard at this school. If your child is motivated they will do just fine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

I think the teachers in this school should be focused more on the kids more. This school needs inprovement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2012

as a parent of a senior. I am very disappointed at the Cap Advisor and her lack of interaction with the students. I try to contact her all the time and she never returns my calls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2010

Keep in mind that this school is majority for spanish students, without the same resources than others middle and high class schools (or north florida shools), but this school has excellent teachers and an inspiring principal that challenged the students to try at every moment and look for a better future.We are very poud of our kids and very grateful of their teachers!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2010

I was very impress with the science department. My child was doing power points in 10 grade were my older child had to learn it in college.all of the teacher are well verse in subject matter
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2009

I attended BGHS all four years of high school. The school, teachers, and overall environment inspired me to go further in my education career. I am now in my last semester of grad school and will be graduating with my masters at the age of 23.


Posted June 16, 2009

This has to be the dirtiest and worst public school I have attended.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 4, 2008

i have to honestly say going to barbara goleman was one of the best things i ever did!! there so much inspiring teachers! the way the motivate you also as an athlete i have to say the school was the best !!! also the principle was always there for you and there always trying to prepare you! i made a great choice by not staying in mater academy! gators rock!!!!!!!!!!! to bad iam a gladiator now because of my address but i miss bghs so much!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2007

I am an Alumni of this school. It was a great school. Sure it was a little overcrowded, and maybe the bathrooms reeked. But the teachers were great! The administrators were there for you. Best 4 years were in this school indeed. Just wish those kids would take better care of their school, in the 4 years i was there I onlt went into the bathroom a handfull of times.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2006

My child is a senior at Barbara Goleman, and I have to say that when she started back in 2003 I was a bit nervous, not only she was starting high school but the school as far as I new had a so, so reputation. Now, after almost the completion of the 4 years, I must tell you that the school is fantastic. The teacher s really care about the individual students, the counselor s are on top of the requirements for every year, the administration is knowledgeable, helpful and wants to make sure that every student succeeds on their own right. It has, like every school in the county, a mixture of all kinds of children, but the general population of students, are children, who like mine, are struggling to exceed, not only academically, but in the sports they participate in, and to maintain all of the friendships, which they think will be carried throughout their lives. In very simple terms, they are trying to fit in and the environment of this school allows them to do that. I have no doubt that it will continue to be this good when my youngest daughter goes there in 2008. GO GATORS!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2006

lots of activities and stuff to do for the kids/downside is there are too many kids
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2004

BGSH has a lot of extracurricular activities. Its a great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 16, 2004

I graduated Class of 2001 and currently attend the University of Tampa. I will be graduating in 2005 with honors, and great extra curricular accomplishments that all started back in high school. It was a great experience, and the best high school in Miami. The facilities are conducive to learning and the large amount of students really prepared me for college. I can't wait for my reunion! Go Gators!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 23, 2003

I graduated in 1998 and BGSH was great for me. My teachers were great. I know that the staff has changed since I graduated but GSGH is one of the best high schools in Maimi. JAMILET PEREZ-PALMER CLASS OF 98


Posted September 9, 2003

I graduated from Barbara Goleman in 2001. I attend the University of Florida and I believe that Barbara Goleman did a great job of preparing me for college.


Posted September 4, 2003

My son graduated in 2003 from Barbara Goleman Sr. and I can truly say that his four years there were great. He found teachers that cared and in turn motivated him to learn and want to continue to further his education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

My daughter graduated from Goleman but I have to say that one of my biggest dissappointments was that Goleman seems to be a sports school and not so much for the arts. Arts, I felt was greatly ignored by principal and assistants to principal. Yet if there were a game of any kind they gave their participation. Having been a volunteer parent I felt unappreciated and disrespected many times. I do have to say however, that there were some excellent teachers who were willing to go the extra mile for the kids who were hungry for knowledge and leadership. Overall it is one of the better schools in my opinion.
—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.
Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

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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.

450 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

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Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

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The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

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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.

384 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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50%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%
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.

349 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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54%

2013

 
 
48%

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40%

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55%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

371 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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54%

2013

 
 
85%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • 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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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73%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
26%
Biology I

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

351 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
55%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

336 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
63%
U.S. History

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

436 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 84%
Black 8%
White 7%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 8%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 2%N/A2%
Graduation rate 74%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 47%58%61%
Master's degree 47%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%2%1%
Other degree 4%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 7%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. JOAQUIN P HERNANDEZ
Fax number
  • (305) 827-0249

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Special education coordinator
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
Performing arts
  • Drama
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14100 Northwest 89th Avenue
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