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Heritage High School

Public | 9-12 | 1795 students

 

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Posted November 26, 2010

the school's academics and programs are great. the sports medicine acadamy gets you first responder certified. The mechanics acadamy gets you certified when you graduate. We also have the environmental acadamy. the cambridge acadamy, which is an excellent advance program because every college in the world accepts those credits and looks at it highly. The only downfall is that this school is too diverse. Rednecks are a problem at this school. they offend alot of people and make racist comments to people. it surprises me how they are allowed to wear their their flag and offensive shirts. For example, one shirt said this is america speak english. the handbook clearly states that the american flag is the only flag that can be displayed to avoid conflict. Heritage administrators get your act together and see that rednecks are offending other students
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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.

482 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%
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.

435 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

440 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
82%
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.

402 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
96%

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 "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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.

370 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
55%
Biology I

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

445 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
60%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

381 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
60%
U.S. History

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

454 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 42%
Black 26%
Hispanic 24%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%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 79%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 53%58%61%
Master's degree 46%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DR. JOHN C HARRIS
Fax number
  • (321) 722-4198

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
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Swimming

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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2351 Malabar Road NorthWest
Palm Bay, FL 32907
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