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Learning Academy Of Santa Rosa

Charter | 6-12 | 89 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted November 25, 2013

My child has done so well at this school it is astonishing!! I was very skeptical at first, especially when my child begged to stay there but as it turns out she was right. Most of the students there are good kids and do care about their future. It is not a "bad kid" school like everyone assumes, the teachers have the students best interests at heart and with the loving and supportive staff it makes for a wonderful learning environment. Not to mention the education there is great, because of the fact many of the students have failed and the class rooms are mixed they teach a lot more and at higher levels to get the students where they need to be. They also have the ability to promote students unlike any other SRC school and they also don't go by the standard SRC school district rules. If you want to keep your kid safe from bullying, harassment, and the other dangerous teenagers in public school I highly recommend this school. Yes, it may need a few adjustments but they have come a long way over the years and are strict on their students now. They have done a great job so far, keep it up!!! (:
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2011

We monitored my sons progress constantly, principle, jpo , self ,ect... to assure he was on track to graduate. He remained almost 2 weeks after school ended to ensure he had all his credits needed. Did accelerated PC corse and succesfuly completed all. Principle signed his report card and he was allowed to graduate. Not we are being told he does not have all his credits and his Diploma is NO GOOD anywhere. School Board is not backing the child. But is backing the teacher responsible for NOT entering his grade he earned. I would NEVER recomend this facility to anyone. A GED is at least something someone cannot invalidate. I am extremely dissatisfird. Exception Mr Shughart is a wonderful teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2011

Having first hand knowledge,, I must say the staff deals with at-risk-youth daily, and this presents many challenges. Almost all of the students have been kicked out of the district schools. It is my opinion that many of the students are basically good kids who made a mistake, and got caught up under zero tolerance laws. The teachers have little administrative support, a bus driver acts as the Dean, they hired an ex politician who is being investigated for misappropriation of taxpayers funds to run the school under a reorganization the school recently underwent. Most teachers do have the best interest of the kids at heart, however the staff needs strong support from parents. Parents need to encourage their children to behave appropriately, as that would negate any need for staff to yell at students to garner their attention; hence the staff is not dealing with angelic behavior! I would advise any parent who has a child that gets removed from public school to put their child in Florida Virtual School if you want to shield them from the challenging environment that is associated with the charter school environment if the school is enrolling primarily at-risk-youth.


Posted December 8, 2010

was the best delinket school i have ever been too i loved it...the only two schools i loved going to was east milton elementry and the learning academy (raiders) !!! best life in florida ever!!!!


Posted November 10, 2010

my son comes home complaining everyday about the teachers yelling and screaming in class instead of teaching or trying to help a student with a problem.this school is not helping my son one bit.will never recomend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

The worst experience my son could have encountered. Very unprofessional staff, not requried to answer to Santa ROsa County School Board. I removed my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2005

This school doesn't have a library for the students, don't we need to create one?
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

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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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
10%

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Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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25%

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9%

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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

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
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32%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
10%

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Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

15 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

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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 53% in 2014.

30 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
30%
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.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
65%
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 78% in 2012.

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
67%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

14 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
81%
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

This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.

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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
10%

2011

 
 
39%
Biology I

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

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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 67%
Black 13%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 71%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/AN/A
Female 29%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 6%N/A2%
Graduation rate 16%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 80%65%61%
Master's degree 20%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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