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St. Cloud High School

Public | 9-12 | 2171 students

 

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Posted October 7, 2013

the school it self is improving. Not so sure about the school board. Last week spoke to the superintendents office and not pleased at all. Went thru several personnel to get an answer. Who is running what? Not the superintendent Nasty attitudes..


Posted August 30, 2013

Wow what a difference! The school is truly becoming a top notch place. The staff and admon are friendly, and they really care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2013

This school has changed for the better. The Principal Mr. Fancher is the best. He really does care about the students and it shows. The school has a warm and open atmosphere, and under Principal Fancher the school has been an A two years in a row.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2011

This school is horrible. My daughter is a junior and has gone here for 2 years and my son is a sophomore and has only been there 1 year. I am a very involved parent and it seems like I'm one of the only ones. There seems to be no parental contributions. However, there are a couple of good teachers and administration. I have seen one of the asst. principals almost every time we have been at the school. The principal also seem pretty good. However their asst principal that handles discipline is a joke. He writes kids up for no reason. The teachers do not want to stay after and break commitments. One of the best teachers they had moved to Ohio because she was one of the few that were actually there for the students. My daughter is in AP and Honors classes as well as Nat'l Honor Society but still failed the FCAT. How is that possible? There are no parent/teacher conferences and drugs are in every bathroom. The sports programs are also a joke. Complete favoritism. I think that the fact that they can not keep a soccer coach says something. And don't email or call, you won't get return calls from most. Lastly, their newest guidance counselor is a joke. Bad bad school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2010

First year dealing with St Cloud High School and so far the front office staff is not helpful at all . I tried calling the main number and no one picks up you have to call like 10 times before someone actually answers. And when they do answer they huff and puff like they are bothered. After being put on hold for 30mins I still didn't get an answer to my question.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

SCHS is the only school I've seen to date that feels more like a family than just individual students, faculty and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

They have a great cirriculum and the teachers care. The principal is great and they have a wonderul marching band. The band director, Mr Stewart has won teacher of the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2009

The principal and guidance staff are awesome! The marching band, under the direction of Mr. Stewart, is the Best!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2009

its the most amazing school ever!!!! i wish my kids could go to a school as great as stc!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2008

its a great school i love going there. no DRAMA or clicks! its great so r the teachers and everyone eles!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 11, 2008

st cloud high school is the worst... the teachers mostly don't care about their students and there is bullying right under their noses and they say nothing. I graduated OHS and took the Lynx for 2 hours a day to go there instead of SCHS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 6, 2007

St.cloud high is the best high school ever.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2007

as a student at st cloud,the one thing i would say is good about this school is that it does have a few great teachers. most yes, arent the best but there are a few that are outstanding. the campus isnt too great, and it is way to oevercrowed. the only thing keeping me there is the few good teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 27, 2007

Compared to the schools in the county, there is no other school I would dare send my child to. I have had one child graduate from SCHS with no problems and another that started out over at Gateway HS and was so miserable in the IB program which is unfortunately only available at GHS that he left and came to SCHS where he is doing much better and is much happier. Both of my boys have done well at SCHS and their father and I are both college educated parents from Florida State University.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2007

As an Alumi to SCHS, I am very proud that my son is now a Bulldog too. He is active in sports and takes all honors courses. Yes, the school is a bit outdated compared to Harmony, however it still retains it's small town feel to it. There are still teachers there that taught when I was in school . (over 15 years ago) I have had nothing but great experiences with this school. The baseball and football programs are very supportive of my son's academic achievements. He likes getting up and going to school everyday and will go on to college. I am very satisified with SCHS. Go Bulldogs!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2007

The school is absolutely filthy, most teachers don't care about the overall students education, the sports program is lacking, a lot of the teachers don't teach; they hand the students worksheets. The discipline is unorganized and the punishments do not match the actions. The principal seems to care about the asthetic look of the school more than the students actual needs. The teachers are unreliable. There is a major lack in support of the arts, which would expand the students creative mentality level, which is needed in the future for any kind of career.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2006

As a student in St. Cloud with the new principal Mr. Muri this year is a lot better than with Mr. Sullivion. Mr. Muri is taking the seniors on an over-night college field trip. He has high expectations for the school and in the next few years I belive that St. Cloud can be turned around, and made better.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 25, 2006

The quality of academic programs is excellent and is comparable to all other district school. Great student pride. Parental involvement exceeds many of other district schools. The building structure is old, cramped classrooms, lunch room is inadequate for student population, gymnasium dated.The general aesthetic appearance is not appealing. No true front entrance to the school.
—Submitted by a staff


Posted January 4, 2006

Our experience with St. Cloud High School has been disappointing. From the lack of responsiveness in the Administration office to the poor academic choices, to the acceptance of bad behavior , to teachers that don't give a hoot -- this school, unfortunately, is build on a bad reputation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2005

The overall environment of SCHS is that of a friendly and safe nature. Many of the advanced class teachers are extremely good ones, and the material is not only taught well, but they know the material themselves. However, many advanced and dual enrollment classes are being removed from budget, as well as several elective courses, reducing overall class selection significantly. A great deal of emphasis is placed on sports, attention and budget wise, though, and no athlete will be left behind. With a few exceptions, SCHS has a very low violence rate, and overall there is little to no bullying. The school seems to have a very low budget, because we don't have several things, icluding this year's 'paper shortage,' and we have no stage for performances (but sports gets plenty of funding, maybe due to Boosters?) Overall a good school, with a friendly staff and students.
—Submitted by a 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.

526 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%
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.

540 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

528 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
87%
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.

455 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
96%
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 "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 66% in 2014.

389 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
35%
Biology I

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

336 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
54%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

544 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
47%
U.S. History

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

459 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%
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
Hispanic 44%
White 44%
Black 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 6%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 88%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 52%60%61%
Master's degree 46%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. NATE FANCHER
Fax number
  • (407) 891-3114

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Swimming pool
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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
  • Cross country
  • Diving
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Power lifting / Weight lifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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2000 Bulldog Lane
St. Cloud, FL 34769
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