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Port Charlotte High School

Public | 9-12 | 1682 students

 
 

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4 stars

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13 reviews of this school


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Posted September 17, 2013

I have to say for a school that shows favoritism it not really the best but the worse ! So i am decided to transfer over to charlotte high where i can actually get some help. even though it hard for me and other student with the cost of gas and time it takes to get there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2011

I went to this school and learned a whole lot from great teachers and a friendly environment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 17, 2009

Great teachers, good academic program. Good sports programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2009

My son graduated in May and is excelling in his university work. My daughter is a junior at PCHS and is a student athlete. And believe me, the emphasis is on student first! We are the only A high school in Charlotte County and actually have back-to-back A's--quite an accomplishment. Our faculty and staff are second to none. I can't say enough about our principal and his dedication to the success of all students who attend PCHS---not just the athletes and top performers! Would not ever consider sending my children anywhere else!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2008

I am a former student and PCHS has developed great leadership programs. The students are encouraged to show pride in everything they do.


Posted April 26, 2008

This place is GREAT! Anyone with good grades and a good behavioral record living in the districts of Charlotte High or Lemon Bay High should certainly consider the open enrollment program, Port Charlotte High is Charlotte County's greatest! We beat our rivals in more ways than one! Our test scores have been 'A's when the competition received 'C's and 'D's, our NJROTC unit, MUN, and Band has out performed those of CHS and LBHS in great margins, we have a much better behavioral record, there is much less cliquishness and bullying than in other schools, and our athletic teams have defeated those of the other schools despite the fact that Charlotte High gets much more money from CCPS for athletics than we do. I'm on the open enrollment program, meaning I live in the district for Charlotte High but choose to attend Port Charlotte High instead because it's much better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2007

Great clubs and activites for kids and wonderful teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2007

i luv it ppl are nise staff is great
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 10, 2007

A seven out of ten rating is a very deceiving score. Although the overall test scores weren't the best, the ones who actually tried did really well. AP exam grades are pretty much the highest in the county, and more kids passed than in Charlotte High or other Charlotte County schools. Moreover, our school has amazing extracurricular activities and brilliant teachers. Our MUN team is internationally known, our band is the best in the state, and multiple teachers have won Florida Teacher of the Year and Ms. Ortenzio was a runner-up for History Fair Teacher of the Year. Plus, there is a huge student-based involvement in community service and Pirate Pride. So a seven is simply not accurate enough to describe Port Charlotte High School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2006

I interviewed at this school and it was very professional and informative. They follow proper procedures and look at references very closely. In my opinion it is a great school. I feel there is a commitment from the administration to promote academics and athletics. The didn't like all the gum on the cement at PCHS. If I had a choice on where to send my child, it would be to Port Charlotte or the other school Lemon
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 18, 2006

Fantastic Band program, great extracurriculars in terms of expanding student's understanding of international affairs and the need for public / community service. currently has students attending Harvard, George Washington, Duke, Emory, UF, UChicago, McGill U (Montreal Canada), Vanderbuilt, St Andrews, Pricenton, and other top 100 schools. Teachers care about student's work and participation as well as preparing members of the scholastic community for a future in either the academic field or the work force.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 7, 2005

Port charlotte high school is a fantastic school. The music and fine arts programs are outstanding and in high regards. the academic standards are challenging enough for the students to enjoy and learn at an advanced level. Parent and community participation has always played a key role in the educational quality that the student recieve.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 11, 2004

Too strict on absences. If they dont go, oh well. Dress code is reasonable, but exception for the shirt rule. School Psychologist/ Social Worker, try to find a steady one who will stay a little longer than a year. It's hard on kids when they see one person for the school year then switch to another person the next.


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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.

408 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
55%

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.

371 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

355 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
83%
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.

458 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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 66% in 2014.

307 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
45%
Biology I

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

366 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
57%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

384 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
57%
U.S. History

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

355 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 65%
Hispanic 16%
Black 13%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%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 89%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 51%53%61%
Master's degree 43%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 5%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 9%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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18200 Cochran Boulevard
Port Charlotte, FL 33948
Phone: (941) 255-7485

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