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Sebastian River High School

Public | 9-12 | 1879 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted July 21, 2012

The IB program at Sebastian has given me what I have always needed- a challenge. I have formed meaningful personal relationships with all my teachers and have been taught a different way of thinking about the world. Although IB students tend to be isolated within the "IB bubble," I find this more of a blessing than a curse. It provides students with a positive, close-knit peer group. I have thrived here and I will miss it terribly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 14, 2010

I only attended this school my senior year. I was put in the honors program, where I took two AP classes and the rest were honors or elective. Maybe it was because I was a senior, or maybe it was because all the smart kids were in IB, but the AP program was a joke. I know most of the kids in my AP Lit class where also going to retake the AP Lang exam because they failed the first time. Also, the counselor I had was hardly ever in her office. I think it's ridiculous that I always had to chase down my counselor. When she was there, I felt rushed. I don't think it's smart for counselors to be divided by academy, because of course the honors counselor will be really overburdened. Still, I deserved to have someone who actually cared whether I got into college.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 29, 2009

I love SRHS because my daughter enjoys going there and the teachers are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2009

Unless your in the band or involved in sports or IB don't expect anyone to care. The teachers are awesome, but the guidance counselors are a joke. They have no optional programs if your not satisfied with the school. No graduating early, they don't know anything about that. Every year I've been there they changed the schedule, I swear, every single year. How are students supposed to adapt to that? I strongly suggest Indian River Charter High School. They really work with their students. As for Sebastian, it's all about money.


Posted February 13, 2009

love the school so far. my son is a freshman.the one problem is the attendance thing. i checked him out of school early one day and still got a automated phone call asking me to call the school. well, i was the one who checked him out. when you are out sick, there is a number to call your child out sick, but that annoying phone call about the absence still comes that night, so whats the point of having the call in system?? other than this, great school so far. we have just been here since jan. 15th.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2008

Wonderful school. Great learning environment. My children are very satisfied and so am I.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2007

My children were all very well prepared for college when they exited HS. They succeeded in obtaining Bright Futures scholarships and have received atletic scholarships. The teaching staff is extremely accessable to parents and open to communication, as is the administration. The athletic department continues to expand it's programs, which is already quite extensive. I am pleased with the education and high school experiences my three children received at SRHS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2006

My brother was in the first IB graduating class and has since graduated from the Naval Academy and become an officer. My two other brothers were involved in the NJROTC program and both have joined the Marine Corps. I am currently enrolled in the MYP and NJROTC program. This school is surreal, the teachers are so involved and have time to pay attention to each individual student. There are numerous after school activities and opportunities to get involved. SRHS is the best high school I have ever seen.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2006

My son is very happy with the school and has come out of his shell thanks to leadership supported extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

My son graduated SRHS last year. He had a great high school experience there. They have excellent sports programs, football, soccer for male and female, swimming, baseball, and more. State of the art audio/visual classes, which my son was enrolled. An excellent honors program called I.B. with very involved teachers. This area is growing so fast and enrollment has exceeded capacity even though SRHS was considered a big school when it was built 6 years ago. But still, the teachers are invested in their students success.
—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.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

486 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
54%

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.

429 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

431 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
77%
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.

468 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
94%

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 "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 "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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
12%
Biology I

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

425 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
56%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

382 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
46%
U.S. History

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

254 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%
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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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 60%
Hispanic 26%
Black 10%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 182%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 22%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 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 85%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 57%64%61%
Master's degree 38%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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9001 90th Ave
Sebastian, FL 32958
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