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Sunlake High School

Public | 9-12 | 1669 students

 

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Posted April 2, 2014

Sunlake High School is absolutely wonderful. My child has performed exceptionally well and has the most amazing teachers who care about the students and want to see them succeed. We switched from a private school and came to Sunlake and I am so glad we did. GO SEAHAWKS!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2014

Don't even waste your time coming through the front door. Being enrolled in Sunlake has probably been the worst experience in my life. As a senior I feel that have yet to really teach me anything that I hadn't already learned in middle school. Not to metion ruining any kind of highschool expericence I could have had. Thank you Sunlake
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 3, 2013

Sunlake has some of the best teachers in the district. Unfortunately, the admisistration has not been supportive of students, parents or staff. With changes in leadership made over the summer of 2013, it should improve the next school year. Focus needs to return to educating our children and not on if the principle is a "homaphob". It was sad to see these troubles detailed in the paper.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2013

A poor excuse of a school with staff that does not care about their students only their image. There is more drama between teachers then there is with the students. There is a zero tolerance policy however no one seems to follow it or take action.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2012

The administration at Sunlake is terrible. They do not support their teachers, and as a result, the teachers have little control in the classroom. (For those teachers wanting to teach the students) And zero tolerance for bullying does not appear to apply at this school. The administration does not follow through, and are non-responsive to reports. Also, they will not investigate a report if the reportee wishes to remain anonymous. Overall, I expected more from such a new school. But clearly, there is lack of leadership, which is being reflected in the actions of the administration, teachers and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2012

This is the second high school school my children have attended and it the first that we are absolutely thrilled with!!! Every teacher has been wonderful, the expectations are high, and the school is well managed by the principal and staff. Every single person I have encountered this school year has been kind and upbeat and my children couldn't wait to get there each day. They have both grown a great deal academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2011

The only students that excell are the excellent students - I had 3 children attend SLHS and basically that is all you can say for the school. Anything that was taught was before they got there. As a parent I had to keep on the staff to make sure my children were educated. One graduated SLHS/Marchman Tech the other 2 Graduated LOLHS. Two years was more than I could handle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2011

We are a military family who moved here just 6 months ago. My daughter hates this school so bad. She is an honor student that wasn't challenged AT ALL and feels very much like the entire staff care mostly about protecting appearances. They are heavy hitters when it comes to dress code and pretend that is the most serious offense. Teachers have no control here. Students are very disrespectful making it a tough learning environment and the drug problem is very prominent. They try to sweep all the problems under the rug and upper level staff frown upon teachers who write referrals for serious infractions. They don't want them reported so NO ONE FINDS OUT ABOUT IT. They encourage the teachers to handle issues privately and in the class room, nice huh? We have requested to leave our lease early so that we can move and we are looking to buy a house in the Land O Lakes High School area only. If you can avoid this school, I suggest you do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2011

OOne of the worst school.I'm a senior and the staff treats u like your 9 they can't handle things at all. Not a real high-school.half the staff got fired thank God.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 9, 2010

To many drugs . School does not handle problems well suspending students is only option.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2009

I go to Sunlake and would have to say that it is a Really awesome school. sometimes I miss the culture that we had at Land O' Lakes High School and the development of the sports teams but it is always awesome to make new traditions and its a lot easier to be someone at Sunlake than it is at Land O' Lakes. Here at Sunlake I am a Class representative, Student Council Treasurer, and was on the Homecoming court all of which I would have never been able to do at the other high schools. Teachers are usually pretty awesome but the Media Staff is on a bit of a power trip with their media passes and rules. The drug use is a bit prominent in Sunlake though but I've never been pressured to use.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2008

I agree with the student that made the other comment. I think Sunlake is a little about average but it could be better. I moved here from a 10 rated school and I notice the differences. The only reason this school is B rated is because the students do not care as much for their futures.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2008

An ok school. The learning enviroment is alright, respecting students, a few fights, but too much drugs. Teen pregnancys have been a problem recently. Teachers are pretty good, same goes for the staff. Sports teams are pretty good, besides in the big sports like football and basketball the Seahawks are some of the worst in the whole Tampa Bay area. To sum it up I'm getting a pretty good education, but I feel like I'm missing out on the high school experience.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2008

my son is going to a great school i love his teachers they are wonderful...
—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.

478 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

397 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

397 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
89%
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.

399 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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.

361 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
53%
Biology I

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

420 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
72%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

415 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
68%
U.S. History

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

380 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%
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 61%
Hispanic 25%
Black 6%
Asian 4%
Two or more races 4%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 194%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 22%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 85%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%63%61%
Master's degree 39%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. STEVEN C WILLIAMS
Fax number
  • (813) 346-1091

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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3023 Sunlake Boulevard
Pasco County, FL 34638
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