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Sunshine High Charter School

Charter | 9-12 | 488 students

 
 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
No new ratings
2011:
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Posted January 23, 2014

I think this is a good school but they need to do something about breaks and the room temp. but other than that Sunshine High is a good school, 2014 Graduate.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2014

This school is not good. They kicked me out for walking out after getting permission for medical reasons then told me that I needed to have a parent meeting and they would call my mom. They never called her. So about a month later my mom came with me and the lady upfront said she never told them to call her. Then Mr Gram says out of no where we didn't call because your mom said that she doesn't want to be involved with the school (basically I can leave early without parent consent) but the lady admitted that she never told you guys?? And why would you tell me I need a parent meeting but don't want to call my mom to schedual the appointment since I "wasn't allowed to" they kick kids out for little reasons so get more into the school. It's an unfair school. And don't get me started on the principal. all he does is walk up and down on his iPhone. Half the time he isn't even at the school. I'd reccomend you go else where if you're serious about your kid getting their diploma.


Posted May 31, 2013

sunshine charter school is the best they care william gundersen went there and im so proud he did better than he did in regular high school staff is excellent teachers etc i would recommend to anyone 4 stars plus 10 for this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2013

I have to say at first I thought the school was great. But over the last several months they have allowed my son to come in late on MANY occasions without any reprimanding him nor communication to me. This is the same problem I had with his "old school" they let him get away with anything just to push him through. I try my hardest but need the support of the school to enforce THEIR rules, when I say your gonna get in trouble for being late all the time and then he doesn't he looks at me like I don't know what I'm talking about. All I know is if it where a job, eventually he would be fired. So how is allowing it in school ok? When in the real world it won't be ok?!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 2014.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
14%

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
48%
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.

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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 66% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
30%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

11 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
26%
U.S. History

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

2014

 
 
n/a
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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 63%
Hispanic 20%
White 13%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 56%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/AN/A
Female 44%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 83%66%61%
Master's degree 17%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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6600 Old Winter Garden Road
Orlando, FL 32835
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Phone: (407) 641-4156

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