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Palmetto Ridge High School

Public | 9-12 | 1868 students

 

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14 reviews of this school


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Posted August 14, 2013

Great school. I had a great response from the counselor when I wanted to discuss my child's courses for next year. I'm glad my child attends this school, he's well grounded and going great guns with an excellent GPA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2011

First,I must say the food is horrible.I once was eating and found a spider in my salad that was dead.Some of the teachers don't even have degrees in the subject for which they are teaching.I had an english teacher who had a degree in physical education caused me to score low on the FCAT.I learned nothing in that class.Also their are many student problems including fights.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 1, 2011

Leadership lacks integrity and responsiveness. Being a former staff member, I was appalled at the number of unethical incidents that occurred. Poor teachers that cheated student grades were promoted while good teachers that generally cared and worked hard were fired. Completely disorganized, I worked there for 3 months before they could even get my office phone to work. So, basically, I was a teacher without a phone. No wonder parents can't get a hold of anyone. I also learned the principal is a former Band director with NO teaching experience.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 19, 2010

Teachers are unresponsive to messages and emails. Office staff are difficult, at best, to locate. Two months of trying to schedule a conference finally resulted in the counselor and I in a room waiting for THREE teachers who never showed up and the principal, Mrs Murray, did not respond. The vice principal excused the teachers absence saying they are busy, have too many students, and have not learned the email system yet. In Donald Trump's words---you're fired! I realize this is a public school but this is intolerable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2010

The leadership at this school lacks oversight and responsibility. Communication is nearly non existent. Many of the emails listed are incorrect and are not checked. Phone calls are not returned and assistance if very hard to find. New leadership is desperately needed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2010

Unfortunately, the last review is very accurate. As a former teacher at Palmetto Ridge, I witnessed first hand inept teachers with little interest in their students. There are some very good teachers there, but they are outnumbered. One teacher was found guilty of intentionally changing a student's grade from A to F for no one reason. This teacher should have been released, but remains today. Unethical practices, poor leadership and a general lack of responsiveness are common.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 9, 2010

Many years spent in Collier schools allowed us to compare the county's schools. Though I was warned of the problems with the school, we felt it was up to the student and parental team to succeed. However, lost academic transcripts, unresponsive instructors as well as very poor leadership, are difficult to locate (call and get no answer or show up and try to find someone working)--this is on multiple occasions and little response, if any, from much of the staff (we are not in the band program). This is a failing school as their poor performance and lack of interest in it's students proves. Incoming students should prepare to govern themselves with outside educational influences from other institutions or research the alternatives in the county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2008

This school is awesome. The band director accepts no less than perfect and makes sure that all band students keep their grades up and are respectful to others. The other teachers share the same philosphy. If grades start slipping, they will make meetings to help. The students here are kind, respectful and very involved in the activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2008

This is school is great. I've had experience with this school for four years now and not one complaint. The teachers know what they are doing and the students have excellent behavior. The school is very good in getting involved with the community between selling christmas trees yearly, a vareity of sporting events, and our annual estates family fair. I recommend this school to any family looking to move in the area!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

I think that it is a great school and I enjoy going there and learning about different things everyday. The teachers there really do their work at palmetto ridge high school
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2007

I like how close the school is to all of the kids that live out here and i like how many activities are established
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2007

Child is a junior in lots of A.P. classes-this school is more challenging than Lely high. He actually has real homework now!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2006

2 children there now great sports program. We did not the distance from our house to the school as other schools were closer but this is the zone we are in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2006

I think that the school is ok, a little hard but ok
—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 2013.

436 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

455 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

456 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%
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.

502 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
93%

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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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.

319 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
39%
Biology I

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

576 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%
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 State average
Hispanic 46% 29%
White 44% 42%
Black 6% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Asian 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 84%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 50%50%61%
Master's degree 45%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%2%1%
Other degree 2%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
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Tammy Caraker
Fax number
  • (239) 377-2401

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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