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Northstar High Charter

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Posted July 17, 2011

We love this school! My youngest son has gone there for 9th and 10th grade and will be returning for his 11th grade year. I wish I knew about this school for my oldest when he was in high school. They are very concerned about their students and my son excels there. There is a little problem with some of the kids there but the staff is VERY responsive to that and takes care of issues in a very timely manner. I am glad my son is there and not at University High School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2010

Please do not risk your child's education on this institution. I highly regret sending my children there. The administration is awful. Unfortunately, people believe that a low student/teacher ratio means more one-on-one attention but when a ninth grade class is doing sixth grade material, the extra attention doesn't cut it. There are far better programs available in the near area at public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

It works with the child more on a one to one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2007

Sending my child to Northstar was a mistake. In most cases, I think the school your child is zoned for would be better. This school lacked the most basic supplies. Even a F-rated school would have more resources available. There are far better alternative out there. Take the time to do the research. I wish I had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

This school was wonderful for my child. The teachers genuinely care about each student and the leadership is outstanding. My child felt safe and was very proud to graduate from Northstar High School. I would highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2006

Lack of good books, supplies and materials hamper teachers' effectiveness at this school. There is a decided lack of challenging courses for students who aspire to go to college. Also, there is a definite morale problem among staff due to poor overall leadership and lack of support. Most of the students are working hard to improve their academic skills. Teachers try to work one-on-one as much as possible.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 8, 2006

The teachers there overall are all wonderful! They would stay after school with my children to help them with their studies. It's not a very big school so it doesn't have a lot of extracurriculum activities. But what they do have is great! There is no parent invovement in this school. Which is to bad. I think they need to step up on the safety concerns due to the number of troubled kids that they have to allow in this school. They need to stick with the rules and suspend the students that continue to be a problem. And not allow them another warning! If we were to move back to the area,I wouldn't send my girls to Northstar.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2006

This school is okay. I reccomend the school if you are looking for a private school enviornment without the tuition and uniforms. There are only two sports teams. A basketball team and a cheerleading team. There is also FCA. Some overcrowding in some classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 21, 2004

An excellent choice for students that do better in a smaller, more personal environment. The teacher/student ratio is a big benefit and as an Orange County Public School, it provides an alternative to a private school that might not be accredited. It's a small school with a big heart, with public school accreditation - something you cannot afford to sacrifice. The teaching staff is outstanding - they are all certified teachers that really care about the student. The director and staff are to be admired for their selfless dedication to providing a quality education for all students. Children with extra needs (learning/physical disabilities)or students that cannot excel in a classroom with 40 other students are welcomed. Their goal is to help each student be successful. My son is a recent graduate of this fine school and is going to college in August. Thank you for helping make his dream come true.
—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.

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2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
28%
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.

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2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% 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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

38 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
87%
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.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2010-2011.
  • 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.

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2012

 
 
8%

2011

 
 
9%
Biology I

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

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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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 58% 29%
White 29% 42%
Black 11% 23%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Female 44%N/A49%
Male 56%N/A51%
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/A58%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 15%N/A2%
Graduation rate 22%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 71%70%65%
Master's degree 29%N/A32%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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