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Taylor County High School

Public | 9-12 | 615 students

 
 

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Posted February 3, 2012

As a former student of TCHS I feel I was cheated out of a good high school education. While it was sufficient to make it to the next level, I was never taught to work harder. I graduated with honors and never felt challenged seeing as all my classes were all aimed simply to pass our standardized exams. Even once I took AP classes, which was the first year TCHS offered them, I learned nothing and every student in both AP classes received failing grades on our AP exams. If you want an average child, then this is the school to go with. If you want them to excel, look elsewhere.


Posted August 13, 2010

I am sorry that the last reviewer felt that he/she received a substandard education at TCHS. It is evident from the overall outcome that something good must have come from his experience there.This is evidenced by his/her grammar and admission to graduate school. I am a graduate of TCHS who now teaches at the facility. I have two children who are recent products of the school. I could not be more pleased with the instruction and guidance provided by TCHS. While one of my children has graduated with honors from a four year university the other is currently in graduate school. Teens now are subject to many outside influences at any institution. Yet, I have found TCHS to be highly attuned to the needs of its students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2009

Both the website and parent rating grossly over-estimate the ability of TCHS to prepare students for higher academics or life in general. I am a former student of TCHS. I have since completed a B.S. degree and will be starting graduate studies in the fall. TCHS simply did not prepare me for the academic rigors of college life. In some cases, I had even been taught incorrect information or substandard skills by TCHS teachers. Though the academic enviroment at TCHS is poor indeed, it is far outweighed by the detrimental culture at TCHS. As Ken Blanchard might tell you, nothing is more important in an organization than its culture. The culture at TCHS is replete with drug use, low standards, and a complete lack of discipline. These facets of TCHS culture are practiced by the students and accepted as fact, encouraged, and allowed (respectively) by the teachers and admins. Send your child elsewhere!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 2, 2006

Who cares about athletics. You go to school to learn, not for the sports. Academically, I learned enough at TCHS to get into a good college where I make good grades.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 17, 2004

Lake Region High has administration that really cares about the students. The buildings are practically new and the school is well equipped.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2003

Overall I think we have a pretty good school. I had a problem with not receiving a progress report on my child and this resulted to me not knowing what his grades were. As is usually the case he was missing work and needed to make up assignments he was absent for due to school sports. Although it is the student's responsibility to make sure work is complete it does not always get done. With timely progress reports concerned parents can stay on top of the grades.Grammar needs to be taught more in all schools, especially high school. The athletic programs in our school are poor. We have to rely too much on volunteer/non-instructional coaches. They have the best of intentions and are to be commended for their time and efforts, however, the just don't have the knowledge required to do good job.There is no reason as to why our kids can not have good,knowledgeable,experienced coaches.I am not sure who oversee's this issue but when coaches are hired they should be held accountable.The athletes should be questioned to see if things are satisfactory.Parents should be questioned to get their point of view.We have a lot of talented kids in our school, it is a shame we don't have superior,winning programs.Girls sports have long been overlooked.They need and deserve good uniforms.To whomever is reading this at TCHS we want the sports program turned around.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 4, 2003

I have had one child to graduate from Taylor County High,at first I thought he learned nothing from this school and I was scared up to time he walked the stage.He past the required test to graduate and go on to the Navy,he never got good class room grades.I asked different school officals why wasn't I contacted they never gave me an answer?in the future I would like to see some reliable school offical contact student parents when there is a decline in student proformance,don't wait until the last minute.


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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.

175 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
41%

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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
56%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

153 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
80%
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.

142 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
94%

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

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 66% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
42%
Biology I

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

154 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
69%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
59%
U.S. History

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

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%
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 71%
Black 23%
Hispanic 2%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%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 78%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 85%75%61%
Master's degree 13%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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