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Sarasota High School

Public | 9-12 | 2016 students

 

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Posted November 19, 2013

Football team is garbage what happened it's not the players it's the coaches ,, go to cardinal mooney way better


Posted August 20, 2011

I love this school! I'm graduating this year, and I'm seriously depressed cause i have a ton of fun here. All the teachers i have had are really nice, all the kids get along well, i hang out with a variety of different people and have never had any problems. like any school, if you're a new kid of course it's going to take time to make new friends and get situated, but you just gotta go with flow and not care what people think. i was a new student here, and you just gotta talk to people and you'll be set :) I am definitely gonna miss this place and the all the people there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2008

As a parent, I'm not impressed with this school at all. My family and I moved to Sarasota when our daughter was in the eighth grade. She attended Booker Middle where she was in the VPA program, and she absolutely loved it. We had moved and were districted to SHS, and the from the first day on, she always came home crying. I contacted the school and they continued to do nothing so I pulled my daughter out. I was hesitant to send my daughter to Booker High, due to all the awful stories, but now that she is in VPA again, her sophmore year has been wonderful. I'm glad I made the choice to send her to Booker, and I would do the same.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2008

I am currently a student graduating next year. This school has had a few ups and downs but its still a very good school. Its clean, great teachers, great staff. Just needs a few improvements and thats all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2007

Sarasota High goes above and beyond to prepare students for college and life as adults in general. The campus is clean, modern, and well kept. I've truly enjoyed my time there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2006

Raised children in Ohio and at Sarasota High, and found the curriculum at SHS to be more challenging. However, administrative issues, including 3 different principles in 5 years, make for a negative, non-supportive learning environment.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 13, 2006

SHS has been a varied experience for my junior child. He/she has a large number of AP and Honors classes available and has done well in them. Some of the teachers are great (math, science) and provide stimulating and motivating classes; he/she was able to get to know these teachers well. Some were quite boring (language arts, french), would offer an excessive amount of grade curving and extra credit, and weren't very 'available'. My child is active in the band which she loved at first but it has had an annual change of instructors. My child has had a variety of clubs available to join. The principal shows favoritism toward sports programs; As a role model, he should show support to all activities and should be setting a higher standard even in his appearance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2006

School is OK. Northern schools teach much more than this school Teachers average to less than average overall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2006

Great school. The faculty sincerely cares about the welfare and futures of their students
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 27, 2005

I have been pleased so far with the education here. I believe it has to be a good school because of the competition of Riverview nearby, which we will be now attending because of a lateral move. The sports are very challenging and the coaches encouraging. Academically, I feel some of the challenges could be brought up, but feel for the most part that those who wish to learn are recognized by the teachers and get what they need. I don't see as much parental involvement as I would like, but feel that mostly it is because of the other needs of life, including work schedules that don't match up with school needs. Overall, a good school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 12, 2005

My child was in a drop out prevention program. She enjoyed art class and her academic subjects. In Chior she felt the teacher had 'favorites' and this caused stress in our home. Sports are available even though she didn't participate in them. I thought her time was well spent at Sarasota High.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2004

I think Sarasota is an excellent school. The teacher quality could use improvement, some teachers are too old fashioned in their teaching style. But the campus is clean and safe, the extracurriculars are numerous, and the school spirit is high.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

567 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
51%
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.

508 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

514 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

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.

434 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
91%
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 "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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.

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
53%
Biology I

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

473 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

441 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%
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 61%
Hispanic 23%
Black 9%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 162%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 24%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 2%N/A2%
Graduation rate 80%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 40%41%61%
Master's degree 56%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%2%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. JEFFREY HRADEK
Fax number
  • (941) 361-6380

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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1000 South School Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34237
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