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Atlantic High School

Public | 9-12 | 1044 students

 

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Posted August 11, 2014

I think that Ms. Marcks is a great administrator, and even though I left the school I could see the changes she was making. She knows how to treat and speak to her employees. I hope the school thrives.


Posted October 13, 2010

The teacher student ratio is wonderful, my child received one on one time with each teacher. The staff at Atlantic really care about each individual student!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2010

This school is the absolute worse. I am in class right now, using the computer. Do you think the teachers care? NO they don't. The students are horrible, they pick & tease on kids that are different. Drug activity and poorly and skimpy dressed girl are all you will ever see here. They truly live up to their UNDERDOG reputation. I hate to admit that I go here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2010

The folks at Atlantic are friendly and welcoming. The campus is well maintained.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2009

My child has attended Atlantic High School for each of his 4 years. The staff has been nothing short of impressive. My son has participated in multiple sports and activities in which the Teachers have been supportive and the leadership there under Mr. Pagano has always been superb.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2008

this school is seriously my favorite school! The teachers are great. Even the people are nice. Everyone there is so friendly i would not leave that school even if i was paid to leave i wouldn't :] Go Sharks!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 29, 2007

I love Atlantic High School! When my daughter 1st entered the school I didn't want her to attend the school, I was very unsure about the blocking program. After a few weeks of her attendance, she had blossomed. She couldn't wait to go to school and for her this was a major difference. She was on honor roll 3 out of the 4 semesters, something that had never happened to her before. She had teachers that took the time to make sure that she understood the math and never let her leave until she knew it. This is something that never happened even after years of paying tutors, she understood math and began to love it!! I also would like to say how much as a parent it means to see the principals standing out front welcoming the students as they approach the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2007

Atlantic High School has been a nightmare! My son will not be returning to Atlantic High School. They've done enough damage.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2007

I moved to Florida in 1997 from West Virginia and attended AHS. What a culture shock! The student diversity is great, but as with any 2000+ student high school, there are plenty of rotten apples. Atlantic offers a ton of extracurricular activities and venues for student exploration, but they don't advertise them as they should (for shy students like I was to get the nerve to join new clubs and events). Overall safety is good. They routinely bring bomb- and drug- sniffing dogs, keep suspicious activity in check, and have strictly upheld policies. I suggest AHS to anyone who wants a wide variety of opportunities to pursue. Parent involvement was minimal when I was there; it may have changed. Class of 2000!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 4, 2006

we have a senior this year and a sophomore...atlantic has been a fabulous place..we have found the teachers extremely willing to communicate and help us...(.let's face it; if the child isn't completely willing to make his/her high school experience positive and obey the rules) it'll be difficult...as far as being prepared for college I feel completely confident..we were constantly urged to pursue harder and harder classes for that reason...this is an excellent school with great leadership and very, very innovative teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 21, 2006

Atlantic High School is a unique educational experience. Atlantic provides students a high quality education as well as excellent extracurricular activies. As a graduate of Atlantic, I strongly disagree with the critic who stated their family members were not ready for college. In my college experience thus far, I have found that the excellent teachers at Atlantic prepared me very well for college years. Atlantic also offers students a unique opportunity with the Academy of Law & Government as well as a new academy opening this year related to the field of education. Atlantic also has an outstanding principal, guidance department, and activities director. Go Sharks!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 16, 2005

Atlantic is a great school, there is a variety of educational programs and awesome teachers. The students are very open-minded and the teachers are too. The academic are vary wildly. There are programs for everyone from AP and DE classes to Honors classes and regular classes that are less challenging. Extracurricular activities are in abundance at Atlantic. Kids are encuraged to join many different activities/sports/ and clubs. Parents are very involved, but it tends to be the same parents that are always involved. All in all Atlantic is a great school and anyone should be happy to send their student there.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 17, 2005

Atlantic High School has beautiful intentions yet they do not take there time to abide by them. Insted they focus on nessecity and punishment more than anything. Teachers would consistantly nagg about technology rather than worry about the important things like the education. My kids and there friends also have issues with dress code. All clubs are great they just need a more up to date band director and they could recruite more members its only twenty band members including auxilary!!! Kids dont really have a say unless they have a 2.0 meaning to me that if you are stupid you dont have anything to say. Yes, students should maintain an sertian GPA but they should also be able to voicethere opinion. Thank you and God bless you!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2004

I am a soon to be a parent of a student attending Atlantic and I would like to say, in response to one critique, that I have a niece who graduted Suma Cum Laude and is attending Stetson University. She is a straight 'A' student and was well prepared for college. So in response, I think that the kids that weren't ready for college in that critique, did not put enough time and effort into their studies in high School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Atlantic High School is in many ways a wonderfull school although after graduating 2 nieces, 1 nephew, 2 sons with 2 more attending now, it is lacking in its class curriculum. We have found that the four block schedule is hurting our kids. They are all A students and do not come out ready to face college level studies. They all have had trouble in the first year of college. We also don't understand the constant change of head coaches in all the s sports. 5 football, 3 basketball, 3 wrestling, 4 baseball and so on what is with the administrtion, why they can't keep coaches?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2003

this is shakeema and i wanted to say atlantic is the best school in datona beach! love this school


Posted September 2, 2003

I'm a student, and I love our school! I hated school until I became a student at Atlantic. Our teachers are the best, our school is the cleanest school in Dayton!


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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.

252 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%
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.

223 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

235 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
88%
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.

256 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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.

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
39%
Biology I

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

239 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
89%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

218 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
64%
U.S. History

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

197 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%
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 68%
Black 19%
Hispanic 7%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 25%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 85%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 2%N/A2%
Graduation rate 63%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 47%56%61%
Master's degree 50%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%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 48%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Dance teacher(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. TERESA MARCKS
Fax number
  • (386) 506-0001

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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1250 Reed Canal Road
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