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West Florida High School/Technical

Public | 9-12 | 1261 students

 

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Posted August 23, 2011

My Daughter has been at WFH for a year and just started her second year. I have not been disappointed. I feel confident she is recieving and outstanding education! She speaks very highly of her teachers and remains very involved with an array of extra curricular activities. I don't hear from teachers as much, but they are very approachable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2011

I have to say that the teachers make this the best school in the area. My engineering teacher is the best and helps the students out with anything. WFHE is like family.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 27, 2010

I am in the class of 2013 and I love WFHS. It will prepare me to become a successful adult. I would encourage anyone to apply for this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2009

All 3 of my children ahve gone to WFHS and all have gone on to college on academic scholorships. My son was enrolled in the first calss in 01. This school ended up being alot more than just a school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

I am a freshmen at West Tech and i love it here the classrooms are organized to look more professional not pre-k. Here they teach to strive for your goals and they help you achieve in anything you set your mind to. The teachers (Russo,Quinn,Hill,Simmons, Coach Rollins)they all do there best to help us and im glad I got in this awsome preparation high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 23, 2009

I have a son who will be a senior this year. Based on the other schools in the Pensacola this one is the best at preparing my child for college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2009

My daughter graduated this year from WF Tech. High School. I could not have more pleased with the one-on-one teaching and education she received but most important the caring attitude of all herteachers. She can now start her college career confident in the future and armed with the skills given her by an enlightened, intuitive WFHS teaching staff. Thank you West Florida High School....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

This school's ratings and all around grade average of the students and pleased parents speak for the school I am very proud to be a part of a school that really care and take the time to help the students in any way they can. Strong parent participation is also what makes this school an A school 3 years in a row! It' hard to beat the best!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2009

I have 2 children at WFHS and cant be more pleased with the quality of learning and the schools atmosphere. My Senior has been well prepared for college; so for that alone, I would recommend this to school every parent. GO Jags!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

I Have two children that go to WFHS. I am very pleased with the quality of learning that goes on in this school. The students that graduate from this school have an advantage over those from other high schools. GO JAGS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

Wfhs is a great school and has a great chemistry for students.We learn a lot easier than before because teach with good technique. The classrooms also have all of the resources needed to help us learn.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2008

The school had a good reputation until the classes becoame over run. The cutbacks and the No Child Left behind has left teachers and students behind and it isn't the teachers, students or administrators fault. TYhere have been cases if bigotry and mis conduct there that needs to be addressed. Special services has been cut, teacher work has been increased which gives the teachwer hardly enough time to plan and they are doing anoutstanding job. Parents who have volitile children have to stop profiling in any race as there are some isolated problems with that issue there. Woodham need to be saved because since the move, there has been a competitive 'West Side Story' effect for 'turf' there! Overcrowding and poorly planned transitioning has caused the slippage of this schools rating. The personell there are terrific with an exception of a few. Sorry I can't say every thing is 'hunky dory'
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2008

West Florida has great career opportunities but only if it's right for your child. Research other high schools in the area to see what your child is best at. Overall this school is great to attend, but lacks a high school experience. Preperation and staff does not look better than what is printed on paper.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 26, 2007

What a school should be! West Florida is an exceptional public high school with continued attention in goals of students, enviroment of the school, discipline of students, quality teachers, and high test scores. All of which makes West Florida a school with pride!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2006

kool school.very educational!gives child opportunity to dicide what to do with life.helps to know what they want to do.very good a+ to this school:-)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2005

West Florida is a great school that allows student to pursue career classes while offering challenging core classes.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 26, 2005

I have two daughters that attend this school. One is in the graduating class of 2007 and my other is in the Class of 2008. I couldn't be happier that they will be graduating from this school. It is the best school I think Escambia County has to offer as far as public schools go. Overall, in the past 2 years I have been very pleased with the school. Mainly, the reason I decided on this school was because it is a technical school and extremely career focused. That is something I believe can really benefit all the students in the long run.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2005

My Child is in the 1st graduating class at West Florida High School. As usual for school these days it has it problems and baseball has bigtime politics in there teams. However overall it is a good school, I feel like my child has excelled in the fours years. We are very proud of him. I am so excited about graduation!!!!! Coach Cardwell was a great asset to the school!! Very sad to see him leave. I don't feel like he was appreciated! Still though I feel we make a great choice sending our child there. Much better then the other high schools here in Escambia County!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2005

My child has been at this school for two years and she loves it. The programs they have set up for the students allows them more freedom than if they were in a regular high school. I wish they had this program when I were in high school. They are doing an excellent job.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2004

The academics at this school are great but the administration needs some work.
—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 2013.

354 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
71%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 54% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
67%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

311 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

303 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

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.

240 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
67%
Biology I

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

337 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%
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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 53% 42%
Black 31% 23%
Two or more races 6% 3%
Hispanic 5% 29%
Asian 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 92%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 57%59%61%
Master's degree 42%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Eric Smith
Fax number
  • (850) 944-9560

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
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Golf
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Softball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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2400 Longleaf Dr
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