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Western Academy Charter School

Charter | K-8 | 386 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 4 ratings
2012:
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2011:
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Posted July 24, 2005

I am extremely pleased with the discipline, curriculum, and treatment that my child has been awarded with. He has excelled extremely and I couldn't ask for more as far as the staff is concerned. I give this school 100% rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2005

I am satisfied with my childrens educational progress at Western Academy. The schools method of teaching has allowed both my children to acheive the honor roll each marking period. All the teachers there are great and are very interested in each childs learning process. The school offers small classrooms which allows for more one on one, and bases its curriculum on the project child program. They offer art, music, karate and other things as additional learning. It is a very good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2005

The K-2 teacher cluster was great! I hope my child excels the same with the 3-5 teacher cluster. Middle school needs a bit more focus on keeping teachers there. Science department experienced three different teachers in one year. Would like to see the students have homework sent home daily! Not enough reinforcement. All in all, however, the school seems decent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2005

Teacher to student ration is amazing. My two sons have recently transferred to this school from a local public school and I no longer have to fight with them to go to school anymore! It was a bit of a wait to get my boys transferred due to the waiting list, but it was ever so worth the wait! My sons are flourishing.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 58% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
74%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 63% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
100%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
79%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 53% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

45 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
78%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

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 81% in 2012.

43 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
93%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

32 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
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 "A".
  • 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 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
75%
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
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
White 48%
Hispanic 25%
Black 17%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 49%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/AN/A
Female 51%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 100%73%61%
Master's degree 0%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%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 20%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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