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Everglades High School

Public | 9-12 | 2688 students

 

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2011:
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Posted January 26, 2006

I feel the school concentrates it's energy's mostly on athletics and not academics. Most of the teachers are coaches which leaves little time to assist the student with question or academic assistance. Security is good and I feel my son is in a relatively safe environment. The counseling dept has much to be desired. Don't expect to get your messages answered. The counseling dept is chaotic and disorganized. It's a new school therefore, I'll give it a few more years to get in shape.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

The Quality of academic programs is one the highest I ever seen in the country. I have seen lots of parents involvement in the students quality of teaching for their kids. In the perspective of safety and discipline is among the highest in the state. Even coming to check out your kid, it involves several steps making sure that the parent has the proper ID, etc. Now for the Extracurricular activities specialty in sports I give the school a low 2. Football is a sport that most people love to watch. In my case I seen lots of kids that never get the chance to play. So what is the policy? MUST WIN!. Students come to practice to later find out that they may never get to play at all. What kind of self steam these students are getting?. An another year goes by.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2005

This school is so-so. If you have extra money, send them to a private school if you want good education. I think it's fine. The people aren't very nice, but my group of friends are cool. And there are many activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2005

Great footballt team. Yeahhh district champs!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted October 28, 2005

Excellent academic programs and extracurricular activities. Overcrowded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2005

We are very happy with the school so far. I feel very safe having my child here, teachers have been very good and the BAND program is SUPER!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2005

Everglades is the best school over! Class of 2005!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 7, 2005

I go to everglades. It is an ok school, we have our share of trouble but overall it isn't that bad...
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 26, 2005

As a former student of EHS all I can do is rave about it. The principal and staff are homey and welcoming making the school feel like a self enclosed family. The spirit at this school is remarkable - if your a student, you better be ready to show your gator pride. There is so much that can be said about Everglades, but most of it has to be felt - simply an amazing high school experience!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 20, 2005

This school is great. my son loves his teachers and the campus. The involvement of the teachers in after school activities is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2004

I think this school has a great future, the building looks like a correctional center, nevertheless it has a high level of technology. The student body is mostly african american and hispanic (in my opinion), teachers are OK but could be better. Staff is friendly. A lot of problems arise due to fights. Nevertheless is a good school for newcomers.
—Submitted by a student


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 2013.

598 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 54% in 2013.

663 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

663 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

617 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
97%

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 "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 "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 64% in 2013.

536 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
47%
Biology I

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

766 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

500 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 45% 29%
Black 36% 23%
White 9% 42%
Asian 8% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 87%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 52%53%61%
Master's degree 41%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 6%2%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 8%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Dr. Paul Fetscher
Fax number
  • (754) 323-0640

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
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17100 SW 48th Ct
Miramar, FL 33027
Phone: (754) 323-0500

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