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Milton High School

Public | 9-12 | 1765 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted July 18, 2013

TERRIBLE!!!! AVOID AT ALL COSTS!! First I find out that my child is allowed to turn in work WHENEVER she wants to and they will accept it for the complete grade (not late)! That leads me to believe that any other student doing their work on time means nothing! Secondly, some teachers just don't feel like posting grades at the end of the 9 weeks so I guess that means its a wash for the class and no one at the school seems to be concerned! Thirdly,and most importantly, this school does not feel that they need to mail the end of the year report card nor do they put final grades up on the website--no you have to drive to the school and pick it up! Not mail it like they do throughout the year! My other daughter will NEVER step foot in that sham of a school!! If I could give this school a negative rating I would!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2012

I to have to agree this place is not the School for ESE student.I too have had a bad experiance with milton high school with my children.very un supportive,and do not want whats best for the ESE children..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2012

seems like its not getting any better,or trying to improve itself.same disrespect to the parents,and the special education is at all not so great.Hope something is done to improve that school.my child will not be attending another year there i know for sure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2010

I have two children at Milton High, one of which is graduating this year. The first few years I was worried about my oldest eduction. But now with the vision and direction of the new principal, Mike Thorpe, I believe that Milton High will become a power house in the southeast for education, sports and the arts.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2009

Milton High is one of the few remaining traces of history Milton has. I love so much knowing that Milton was the 1st school in this county. Milton is filled with so much love and care. Everyone knows everyone, we're all one big family. I love Milton.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2009

i dont think the cheerleading program is what it should be the varcity coach has no clue what she is doing milton should replace jolie
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2009

Milton is currently lacking funding, and thus lacking opportunity. It also values sports much more than the arts or anything else for that matter. Some teachers are great, others are lackluster. Milton has a terrible chorus, but a very good band & experienced teacher. +Mrs. Powers, a guidance counselor, is the best I have ever seen. The other counselors do not put in enough time or effort, but she will go above and beyond. +The current principle, Mr. Buddy Powell, is very friendly and seems to care about the welfare of the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2008

As a former student I am horrified at the lack of education in this county, let alone this school. In my 11th grade English class my teacher had to explain 'their/there/they're' to my class at least 4 times during the semester. That's about once a month. The dress code is ridiculous and conservative, and the curriculum is a joke. The teachers for the most part are wonderful however the admin and student body are ridiculous. If I had to hear something like 'I seen you the other day' one more time I would go bananas. Improper grammar at 16 years old is unacceptable! I switched to home schooling my senior year and it was the best thing I have ever done.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2008

This is my 3rd year at Milton High School and I think it is amazing! From the staff, to the teachers, and even the students. I recommend MHS to everyone. It is like a second home and its amazing. Class of 2010 and Go Panthers!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2008

As I read through the reviews I realize that the students and teachers are the ones that are giving it rave review. As a current student let me tell you: take the advise fom the students. We are the ones that go there everyday and see what is going on. Milton High School is more than just a building full of kids; it is a safe house, a refuge, a second home, and the people in it are family. The teachers are always there to help you with what ever problem you may have. The take time out of their persona lives to come here and go the extra mile. There is truly no other school on this planet that is anything remotely like Milton High School. Go class of 2010 and ....GO PANTHERS!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2008

milton high school is a good school excellent learning environment i graduate with class 05 of course my class rule but milton high is a good school to attend
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 21, 2007

My son is the first to attend Milton High. My daughter who graduated in 2005 attended Pace. At this point I am unimpressed with Milton. The tracking system for grades on line, doesn't help and neither does the planner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2007

its a very good school. students love it and the teachers are amazing
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2006

Milton High leaves a lot to be desired. Some teachers are some very good teachers that have impacted my child in a positive way. There are some teachers that leave a lot to be desired. MHS would not be my first choice of high schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

My daughter enjoys being in the band. However, Milton was not my first choice of high schools in the area. Although I am not 'thrilled' to have children at Milton High School, I have to admit that in my opinion it is better than most of the high schools in Pensacola.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2006

My daughter, Rachel, graduated from Milton High last year. I thank God every day that circumstances led me to enroll her in Milton's school system. She is an outstanding person, is well-liked by almost everyone she meets, and is excelling in all of her endeavors. Much of the credit goes to the teachers and counselors at Milton High for being there for her and leading her in the right direction to secure her future career goals.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2006

Quality of academic programs are average. Teachers are to busy teaching tests
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2005

In two words... very great school!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 8, 2004

Milton High School is a wonderful education institution, with top of the line teachers and staff. Milton High is dedicated to acheiving exellence in everything it undertakes and surpasses it with flying colors. It has wonderful leadership by principal Mr. Lynn. Milton High is in my opinion is the model of exellence for high schools in our country, with school spirit, teachers who care, technology to help them grow and develop the skills today that they will need for tomarrow's world. Great going Panthers! Keep it up for future generations. I personally would want to go to no other school. Milton High School Class of 2003 rules!
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

462 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

430 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

423 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
83%
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.

456 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "D".

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.

341 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
54%
Biology I

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

465 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

437 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
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 78%
Black 11%
Two or more races 6%
Hispanic 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%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 78%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 60%65%61%
Master's degree 38%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%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 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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5445 Stewart Street
Milton, FL 32570
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Phone: (850) 983-5600

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