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Blanche Ely High School

Public | 9-12 | 2054 students

 

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Posted March 26, 2014

Awesome band(saxaphone) great teachers who care and are there for each student but horrible students ...if u come to this school i recommend band under the direction of richard beckford ...he is like ur parent away from homw
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 26, 2013

Hello my son has been attending Blanche Ely High School and I have no idea how he is doing. I have left several messages for his guidence counselor to contact me and he has not done it yet and that was weeks ago. I never see my son doing homework or doing any kind of studing. What do I need to do to get the schools attention.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2012

When my son graduated from Blanche Ely he had 125 collage credits. Do you knew any private school giving that opportunity? Not even if you pay. In 11&12 grade he was attending BCC and Atlantic university, all that for free, thanks to public school system. He has BS/MS from Stanford university. After that he worked for 4 years at private equity firm. Today he is at Harvard university doing his MBA. Thank you Blanche Ely for challenging academic program. My son favorite " there is not bad schools only bad students"
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2010

The staff at this school is not only incompetent, but have very poor speaking and communicating skills. As a graduate of Blanche Ely High School, I have experienced first hand inappropriate behavior, not only from the teachers, but also from the administration. This school is very understaffed and many of the over-worked and over-stressed administrators do not pay attention to the students and their needs. As a former senior of this school, I struggled on a daily basis to recieve transcripts to apply for college and scholarships. I only met with my guidance counselor once for the whole entire year. I had no support nor any help in getting prepared for my collegiate transition. Contrary to the "no student left behind" motto, many students from this school has been left behind.


Posted August 3, 2009

I think Blanche Ely high is the best school I know after harvard. I personetly think that this school is a great learning, well managed school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2009

Blanche Ely High School is an excellent school in academics and extra-curriculum events. Principal, Karlton O. Johnson has empowered the community and school to the next level of academic achievement. The faculty and staff are nurturing and loving and instill in the students hope and challenging experiences. My child has developed into a professional, assertive and outstanding student. I am proud of the BEHS Spirit and recommend this school of tradition and hertiage to all parents for the magnet and regular program for your child or children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2009

I love Blanche Ely High for my child and i think that since she started attenting the school i saw a big difference in her grades.Keep up the great work tiger staffs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2009

i love Ely i feel safe and at home teachers great and other staff helpfull studnents are ok
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 16, 2008

i attend blanche ely high school and no matter what you here, blanche ely high school is a very rigrious school and the expectations is very high. i am in the medical science magnet program at this school and i have learned alot ny sceldule for this year included; child development, AP Human Geography, Geomatry Honors, Critical Thinking a corse that it required for all freshman to take, English 1 Honors, Research 1 and 2, Biology Honors. So before you dont send your child to that school dont base it on what other people say about the school that have not even experinced it, go to the school and learn bout. And i love being a blanche ely tiger.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 11, 2008

i used to attend blanche ely high school until i moved and i loved it
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 7, 2006

I personally attended BEHS, and it was a fantastic and very enjoyable experience. When I graduated Dr. Wright was the principal and he was excellent. He cared about each and every student there, not just about their education but about their overall safety, emotional feelings and general well being. The teachers were great and the FCAT scores improved a great deal. BEHS is an excellent school not just for sports but academics as well. The medical science magnet program is the best. People who think negative about the school obviously don't know. The staff is there to support, help,encourage,and teach students. Parents with complaints usually have the problem kids and only show up when there kids are about to be or have already been dismissed from school and in my opinion they should have been there from the start. You can't blame not excelling in school on anyone but your child.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 7, 2006

The quality of academics is excellent which begins with the pricipal and the staff at Ely High. The Magnet and the LCA(Learning Community Academy Program) is exceptional.The program and the general program are going far beyond the needs of the students in assisting them to excell. The afterschool tutoring programs for FCAT music, sports, chorus and the arts are excelling to its apex. I am involved in promoting the quality of education as a parent volunteer in communicating the needs to the community organizations and parents on a weekly base. Attending school board meetings and community meetings. The teachers are caring, loving and have the interest of the students as if they were their own biological children. Congratulations to all of you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2005

This school has an excellent magnet program and the teachers were very helpful while my child attended there, however, I was worried about the issue of safety for my child so I ended up enrolling him in another school later in the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2005

I was Class of 1994 and this is a wonderful school! the teachers took the time to actually teach and that is most important!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 27, 2005

I personally attended Ely and graduated in 2002 and it was the greatest learning experience I have ever encountered. I only went there for 2 years but I learned more there than at the private catholic high school CGHS that cost a ton of money to attend. Thanks to Ely I was able to intern in the field of sports management, that I am now pursuing in college and my resume looks better and I have more job opportunities than others in my field. This is just one plus there are so many I could go on forever. If you want an education for your child that will payoff in the future then go to Ely, they will open the doors of opportunity for your child. -Andrew c/o 02'
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 19, 2005

I think Blanche Ely High has an outstanding Medical Sciences program. This school provides many afterschool activities that student can join instead of wasting time watching t.v. or getting mixed up with drugs. There is alot of parent involvement at Blanche Ely.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 18, 2004

I found the Administration of Ely High school was very unhelpful when it came to any problems. I had to call the School board to get any help at all. I found myself sitting in front of the Vice principal every week, only to get no where. After scheduling an appointment 2 weeks in advance, leaving work early to get to the meeting only to sit there for 30 miniutes waiting for the teachers. 2 out of four teachers din't even showed up for the meeting, I requested all teachers be present. I thank GOd my child no longer goes to that school. Teachers and guidence counclers all feel the children should take what ever they dish out and be ok with that. I do not feel because you are a teacher you are free to say or do what ever you want to students. The children are entitled to their rights.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

Blanche Ely highschool provides a safe and reliable envirement for my child to learn in. The staff and adminstration are super helpful and truley care about the students.


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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.

578 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
35%
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.

482 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 85% in 2013.

486 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%
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.

409 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
89%
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 "C".
  • 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 64% in 2013.

446 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
34%
Biology I

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

518 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
32%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 84% 23%
Hispanic 9% 29%
White 4% 42%
Asian 1% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 76%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 87%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 45%53%61%
Master's degree 45%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%2%1%
Other degree 7%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 9%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media 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
  • Mr. Karlton Johnson
Fax number
  • (754) 322-1080

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Golf
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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