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Plant City High School

Public | 9-12 | 2178 students

 

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Posted August 13, 2004

Well, the school is way overcrouded big time. Other schools is the county have maybe 1700. Plant City has 2600. In my orchestra class the freshmen, sophmores, juniors an seniors are in the same class. There are 29 freshmen, 15 sophmores, 10 juniors an 5 seniors. They cant even play because theres to many people. Alos the class room is a normal size an not the chourus room.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 7, 2004

Great teachers and staff. Very ethnically diverse. My only complaint was the class sizes were way too large. The DCT and BCE courses were great and very popular with students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted December 10, 2003

This school is a bad example of a hillisbrough county school. Mr.Rayburn is the best principl around but the school can not keep drugs off that campus.


Posted September 1, 2003

Plant City High School was, and still is, a place that catered to different students. There was Ag, sports, clubs of various sorts, and numerous other activities that could capture even the pickiest teen's attention. The teacher's curriculum, from personal experience, never left me with a feeling of wondering if they really knew just what they were doing.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

575 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
48%
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.

572 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

569 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
87%
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.

490 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
94%
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 "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.

298 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
56%
Biology I

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

604 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
60%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

482 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
87%
U.S. History

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

436 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%
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%
Hispanic 37%
Black 11%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%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 82%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 70%67%61%
Master's degree 29%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%0%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 7%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. COLLEEN RICHARDSON
Fax number
  • (813) 757-9135

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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