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Palatka High School

Public | PK, 9 | 1313 students

 

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Posted May 16, 2014

This is not a school. This is where administration makes up a reason to give children OSS or ISS depending on how bad the teacher needs a break from children. The superintendent is a major joke. This hag doesn't listen to a parent's concern nor does she care. If you want your child to get an education Putnam County is not the place for your child. A parent who intensely wishes she had not moved back home. Parents cannot even be involved with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2010

This school, like most, is a joke. I suggest anyone attending who is serious about there education get there GED and go strait to SJRCC as soon as they tern 16.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2010

I love palatka high school i never felt so joy full when i saw this school thnxs:}
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2009

my son loves it and I couldn't be more pleased
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 19, 2009

As a former student I found that alot of the teachers dont really care about their students. But i was suprised to see that at a recent open house that most of the teachers were not their to attend and answer questions of parents. It really showed that some are better teachers than others and that they care. How can a school not care about students. I will be so glad when my child is out of this town
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

I really hate this school. The principal and the other faculty treats the students also parents so rude. Their really needs to be another school built in the town. The school shows so much unfairness towards most students. Maybe things will be different now since their is a new superintendent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2008

I hate this school is so boring and the town is boring TOOOOO many kids are put in one school there really needs to be another school. Teachers are rude and they worry about the budget to much. They worry more about the budget than the students wellfare and that not right! I go to this high school and I hate it Im LEAVING as soon as my freshman year is over!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 26, 2006

My teenager goes to this school and seems to enjoy it very much. Although some of the academic programs are not good, she enjoys the upper level courses. There seems to be much school pride and spirit, because there are many very high quality sports programs at this school such as football, swimming, basketball, softball, and track.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2005

I like most of the teachers at phs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 13, 2005

This school was horrible. Teachers and Faculty were rude.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 17, 2004

I recently gradusted from palatka high and the school is ok. Some of the teachers care and others are looking foward to retirement. They need to work on college readiness. My first semester was a strugle it is a culture shock. The students need more homework and more at home reading.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 31, 2004

My son is attending Palatka High-school. Personally I'm not impressed with the school. He never seems to have homework (does it all in school so he says) never needs to read a book that is substantial literature, never seems to have to do any projects. Let me give you a little example of the middle school he went to in Key West: One of the projects he was involved in: he had to make a mixed media concept of the destroyed city of Pompei. He also had to make a wing for science and show and explain what the wing does. He had to read 1 hr a day next to his schooltime. Also when you come in the Palatka Highschool it does'nt feel intellectually stimulating. More like a juvenile center or something. I'm also displeased with the soccer jv.No coach to speak off. As a result they lost all the games (except 1) It's not fun to lose every game, what does that do to a childs self-esteem? Overall I'm not too happy with this school as you can tell.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2004

Me personally, I would never send my kids to Palatka high school. That school is nothing but politics and if you don't have a name then oh well. Take my advice, never send your kids there.
—Submitted by a former 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 2014.

311 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
43%
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

  • This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 57%
Black 37%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 1%
Two or more races 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 3%N/A2%
Graduation rate 64%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%68%61%
Master's degree 34%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. MARY HEDSTROM
Fax number
  • (386) 329-0624

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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302 Mellon Road
Palatka, FL 32177
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Phone: (386) 329-0577

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