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Washington Senior High School

Public | 9-12 | 1680 students

 

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Posted March 12, 2014

Washington high school is overall a good high school. There are many great long term teachers there. The curriculum has been updated to accommodate advanced students, but there are still controls in place to limit acceleration. AP courses are available and instructed by effective teachers. College campus dual enrollment is not encouraged but tolerated by this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2014

Worst math department I've ever seen in my life. I've been to 5 different high schools and this might be the worst. There's nothing positive about this school. Teachers will fail you just to fail you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2012

Washington High is a good school im going to be a senior this coming school year at washington and ive been there since my freshman year and i love the school. The foreign languages i love along with the pep rallys and the homecoming dances at school. We have decent to good teachers there and some of the students are okay there not all. The school has became a little more populated and its harder to move around but overall its a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2010

You get out what you put in any school. I wonder if the parent who complained about the administration ever took the time to volunteer to help out and be part of the solution instead of sitting back complaining. I didn't sit back and let anything stop my kids from getting a good education. Both of my kids received college credits and where able to dual enroll on campus and also take AP courses at BT Washington. From sports, band to academics opportunities are there. Get up get involved and help. Don't sit and wait for the teachers to teach your kid. After all they are you kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

The administration of BT Washington is horrible...how the principle was promoted/transferred to run this school is amazing. Hopefully the new Escambia County Sup. of Schools will clean house. It is what it is...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

I love all my teachers, I was new this year and my teachers made me feel accepted. Mr. Roland really opened my eyes to the study of psycology.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 3, 2007

this is an amazing school. i love it! i am a cheerleader for booker t. washington highschool and i absolutely love the many varieties of extra curricular activities thy provide for the students. i make very good grades and recommend this school to all high school students
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 30, 2005

Well-rounded curriculum and diverse student body. Excellent foreign languages department
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 29, 2005

The leadership of this school has changed quite a bit since I was there, but many of the instructors are still around. This school has a lot of resources available to the students, especially in the arts (photo lab, video studio), and industrial arts (mechanical drafting, architechture, wood shop). While those are nice, the school has a good social studies and English faculty. When I was there (graduated a few years back) the math department was horrible, hopefully that has changed.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 20, 2005

educational environment teachers & factulty work parents & students. For the 1st in the school's history the band director is african-american. It's the highschool in the district to serve Exceptional Student Education.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 23, 2004

I being a former student got a full taste of what Washington High was really about behind closed doors. I have moved to another school and since then I have been given the attention that students deserve. I have been concerned and cared about. The faculty at Washington High was never willing to go out of their way to do anything for any students! Many people have complained about Washington and I am one willing to speak out about it. When I become a parent in the future I can assure you Washington is not the place I would choose to send my childern. The lack of motivation and concern the teachers and staff show highly discourage students from wanting an education and wanting to be involved with school functions. Statiscs have shown students who are involved with school functions spend their time being productive and not doing the 'cool' thing.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

437 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%
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.

374 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

380 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

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.

374 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "C".

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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
44%
Biology I

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

402 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
70%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

306 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
74%
U.S. History

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

268 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%
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 47%
Black 39%
Hispanic 5%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 92%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 53%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 71%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 50%59%61%
Master's degree 45%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 5%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Reading specialist(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DR. MICHAEL ROBERTS
Fax number
  • (850) 494-7297

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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