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Journeys Academy

Public | 6-12 | 215 students

 
 

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2 stars

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2011:
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Posted April 8, 2014

This school is not at all good they constantly pick with the kids to keep them there some of the staff are very rude.the teachers don't teach these kids nothing that's why I'm only giving one star. They really need to do better!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

This place houses the worst of the worst. The kids that go there have no place in normal schools. The kids that get sent to journeys are the kids who can not. Survive in normal society. These kids belong there. Its just the last stop before the graduate and go to prison.


Posted May 24, 2013

I live in a gated apartment complex in winter springs and there are 3 kids from journeys and they are a constant problem. Just about everyone knows about journeys. Its a prison prep school. If there are kids there without records its simply because they havent been pinched yet. This school houses the worst of the worst. If you think your kids there for poor grades then its obvious you are the reason there there.


Posted January 8, 2013

My children did not attend the school. But last year students from journeys were allowed to attend winter springs hs. There were fights taking place almost everyday. These students should not be allowed to attend schools in better areas. It's not a building that gets a bad grade it's the people in it. Some people might get offended but I'm speaking what many are thinking. Obviously journeys does not have the best of students according to its ratings and what just a few of those students were turning winter springs hs into.


Posted December 13, 2011

Not every child that goes to Journey's have an arrest record or have a behavior problem. My son had a Math deficiency and the teacher did not know how to help him so she started a behavioral paper trail which ended up in referrals and suspensions. It caused him to lose hope because of the many times he missed instruction causing him to receive F's in all of his classes. He ended up in a fight because of a negative comment made by a student about his grades. My son is now a B student because the majority of the teachers and staff at Journeys cared about his academics and his life as a male; especially his Math teachers. This experience gave him a whole new outlook on life and his future. If your child is not headed in the right direction, and want to do better, Journeys is a good choice. It might be that there may be a negative in one child, but that negative may bring out the positive in your child and cause him/her to want to do better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2011

This school is a last resort for students that have been deemed by teachers, administrators and a member of the school board to not be able to behave properly in general population. For the students that go here and parents that children end up here, wake up. The signs were on the wall. Students that attend this school are expelled for a reason. Most have arrest records and behavior problems. I know from personal experience volunteering with the students at this school. The teachers are very educated, some have PhD, Masters and even former administrators. These children are here for a reason and need to be taught lessons with zero tolerance. They can adjust fine to general population, especially if the parents wise up and admit that it is the child and there fault. Stop blaming others and focus on your family and you will see success. Students don't end up here for no reason.


Posted August 26, 2011

my son will be attending this school, and i'm not very happy about it, this is his first time ever getting in trouble, he is a good kid, this is his first year in high school, i feel this will bring his grades down, i hear so many bad things about this school, they better hope nothing happens to my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2011

Journeys Academy seems to focus more on holding your child back other than helping them to succeed. Mostly, innocent kids come to this school and hang out with a bad crowd and overall become worse. The students at Journey's Academy dont do well when/if they transition back to a normal school. Its harder to keep up. The see administration and staff as a joke. Definately not a healthy enviroment for anyone. I dont see how Journeys was even thought to be a good enviroment when all they do is take all of the trouble kids and but them all in the same place.


Posted May 5, 2011

My daughter is currently attending this school and this was the first time she ever got in trouble at all. In a way I think that Journeys has helped her to realize some things... helped her to know that she doesn't want to be like some of those other kids that have been in there two or three times already. She wants better for herself. I do believe that her teachers have a great deal to do with her being refocused and her stepdad and myself talk to her every day and encourage her to do better and let her know how proud we are of her. Granted, I thought Journeys would be different. Like they talk about zero tolerance for this and zero tolerance for that, but there are still kids using drugs daily at Journeys and finding a way to do what they want to do. May daughter tells me everything that goes on in there. It's scary, really. It's like alot of these kids have already lost hope for a better life and a good future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2011

this school is a trap for innocent kids who get expelled for silly reasons and dont have behaviour problems. but later on the student hangs around with the wrong crowd and picks up bad habbits thus leading to seccond and third expullsions. but there are some good teachers there.
—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 53% in 2014.

11 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

13 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
8%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
27%
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.

23 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
26%
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.

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
9%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

51 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
18%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
3%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
16%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
6%

2013

 
 
44%
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 53% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
15%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
14%

2012

 
 
14%

2011

 
 
20%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
42%
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 78% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
92%
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 84% in 2012.

17 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
79%

2010

 
 
88%
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

This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.

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.

28 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
7%

2013

 
 
2%

2012

 
 
12%

2011

 
 
9%
Biology I

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

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
16%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
20%
U.S. History

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

24 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%
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
Black 46%
White 30%
Hispanic 20%
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 65%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 5%N/A2%
Graduation rate 4%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%53%61%
Master's degree 32%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 8%2%1%
Other degree 4%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Sanford, FL 32771
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