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Maynard Evans High School

Public | 9-12 | 2579 students

 

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Posted December 10, 2010

i went to this school for less then a year. the school cop and principle watched me get beat up by 6 guys and let it happen.


Posted March 31, 2010

Calling it a 'place of high achievement' doesn't make it so. Putting students who cannot read in an AP class and they receive an 'F' doesn't make them smarter, it makes them quit and cause trouble. The principal is never at school and doesn't listen to kids anyway. My sister graduated in 2005 and it was better then. I wish that I could transfer but I don't have a car.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 27, 2009

I had high hopes when my son entered Evans in 2005. Changes were made and there was a caring administration and staff that knew my son and pushed him to do his best. My daughter entered Evans this year and the staff is so different. She needs help with reading but does well in math. Nothing is provided to help her in reading except during the reading class and that is just FCAT worksheets. Has any parent been able to talk with the principal? He is never there. That seems to be a problem and the secretary will not make appointment. We are looking at Agape or a transfer for next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2008

Evans is a great school for students who are willing to ignore the distractions(drama) and work their buts off.Thats what I did and my GPA never went below a 3.7.There are also teachers who will go the extra mile for your success when you need them to do so.GO TROJANS!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2008

As a parent, I feel that the school needs consistency. IThe school adminnistration and staff worked on the IB Program for the past 2 years and it was introduced to us last April, but there doesn't seem to be the same teachers in the program that we met. Is this what is going to continue? My husband and I met the principal last year and she called our home to encourage us to enroll our daughter in the program. When I asked about some of the promises that were made, no one will even respond this year. I have left several messages with the principal's secretary, but my calls are not returned. I have another child who will be in the 9th grade next year, but I don't even know where he will go. Does anyonoe at Evans have any answers?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2008

evan's high is the best no matter what people may say because they have know idea how cool evans is
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2008

I think our school is improving greatly.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 3, 2008

Evans High School is as a very good academic school. The new administration has really done a great job of introducing new academic programs such as Advanced Placement and IB.


Posted November 2, 2007

As a new student at evans this year I can truly say that Evans is a great school (with the exception of certain students). Evans have an excellent IB Program and is nothing like the rumors peole say it to be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2007

Evans High has been called horrible and been put down constantly. People who have nevver been in the school judge it on what others say. As the qoute goes, 'When we ignore other people's ignorance, we find our own wisdom.' I believe those parents who view Evans as a 'bad' school, should learn to make thier own opinion. When walking on campus, it's a fairly calm campus, with a few students who feel as though they need to make a bad scene, but it's not as bad as people think. Heck, it's not even close to what people believe. Maynard Evans High school is a good school. Just check it out for yourself, before you judge based on the ignorance of others.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 1, 2007

I think the academic program is great and the music, art, sports and others. I really felt bad with the cheerleader squad with the 2 boys that was acting like girls. This is unacceptable! The bank and team were great!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 1, 2007

Parents, visit the school and see what good education is going on. Students follow the rules and go to class. My son stays after school for tutoring and is doing much better. The principal and staff are available if you have a problem. I support Evans and encourage other parents to support them too. Visit the school. Parents are not involved enough for their children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

Quality is being added, but it takes time. Give them a chance to improve. The campus is quiet and the students are in class. No one knows this because the parents don't visit the school. Children who want to learn are learning. Parents! Get involved. Thank you Evans principles and teachers for raising the bar.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

Schools cannot be successful without the assistance of the parents. Evans High does a fantastic job with the students considered the school's location and lack of parental support. Less than 50 parents attending monthly is not acceptable. If the community wants to have a higher performing school they need to assist the fantastic faculty and administration at Maynard Evans High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2006

I can see that Evans is still improving and quality is being valued. It is not acceptable that parents do not have any responsibility for their students. I appreciate the hard work of the principal. She is very supportive of the students. What a wonderful graduation too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2006

maynard evans high school is a wonderful school with an outstanding gropu of diverse young people! what is adversely affecting growth and cohesion at the school is one particular administrator.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2006

Nothing positive to say, poor staff, facilities and education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2006

Most of the students that attend this school are misguided and unfocused which can lead to bad behavior. They are not bad people, but they are headed down the wrong path. Teachers having to deal with the misbehavers are inattentive to the other students. Make sure your child is self motivated and focused before you consider sending them here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2006

This school is one of the realest schools in Orange County. I love it and dont judge unless you have attended.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2006

I gave safety and discipline a 4 because the school is dealing with their problems instead of ignoring them. I believe there are problems everyday, but the staff works hard to keep the campus safe. Where are the parents? Very few attend meetings or join the PTA. The principal and teachers cannot do it by themselves. My child has not experienced the problems that I thought he would. I feel that the Ninth Grade Campus needs a firmer discipline and stricter teachers, but I have been very pleased with the staff at the main campus. They always take time to talk to the students if they have a problem. It would be nice if there were more mentors. It is sad that the building looks so bad.
—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.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

760 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
24%
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.

658 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
20%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

665 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
79%
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.

455 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
85%

2010

 
 
90%
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 "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".
  • 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.

672 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
26%
Biology I

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

153 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

589 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%
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
Black 84%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 2%
White 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Two or more races 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 21%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 80%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 69%66%61%
Master's degree 26%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. JENNY GIBSON
Fax number
  • (407) 522-6048

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Bell / Handbell choir
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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School leaders, update and verify information here.

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4949 Silver Star Road
Orlando, FL 32808
Phone: (407) 522-3400

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