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Wakulla Coast Charter School Of Arts Science & Technology

Charter | PK-8 | 177 students

 

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Posted December 29, 2011

I love this school and so do my girls. They have learned more here than they even did in a public school. Keep up the great work Coast Charter School Employees. This is how school is suppose to be. Thank you for everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

I love this school. The teachers and administration dedicate themselves to the needs of the individual child.


Posted August 23, 2009

Wonderful learning environment for my 3 children. They all receive the individual special attention they need & deserve. COAST is run like a private school but is actually a part of the public school system. Lots of creativity & hands on learning which my kids all love. Dedicated staff & parents is what makes COAST so special. I feel truly blessed in being a part of the COAST Family.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2009

The teachers are great and go to great lengths to try and get parents involved. If the parents aren't involved, its not the school's fault.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2008

I believe COAST Charter School does great work with the limited funds they receive to run their school. Parent involvement isn't what it could be but that is soon to change. The teachers care about their students and their students' progress. The dance and music programs are to be praised by students and parents alike. Overall, the school is excellent, even though they have a few areas for improvement that can be helped by additional funding by the community or the school system.


Posted January 6, 2008

COAST is a WONDERFULLL school, the teachers are dedicated and the principal is a no-nonsense women. The biggest issue for them is the lack of county involvement, thus causing a lack of funds. The county is rural and the overall socioeconomic standing of most of the families is low thus causes a lack of time for parental involvement. Families that live barely paycheck to paycheck have little to no time after work and helping their children with homework to do volunteer work at the school, so I find it hard to pass judgment on their involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2006

COAST is a great school. All the teachers care about the students progress and help them in anyway possible. If more parents would participate, more progress could be made.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2005

The academic programs are fair. The faculty is motivated and capable. The board is not involved. The parents lack of involvement is very evident. Extracurricular activities are present, to an extent. With the exception of the Irish Dancing the quality of the programs is poor. Paarental involvement is dismal.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
9%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
40%
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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
27%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
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 56% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

22 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
38%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

20 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
32%
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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

18 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

17 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
56%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
85%
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.

10 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
94%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "D".
  • 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 66% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

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n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

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Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

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

2014

 
 
n/a
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
White 92%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 45%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/AN/A
Female 55%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 82%71%61%
Master's degree 18%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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  • Technology
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. ALYSSA HIGGINS
Fax number
  • (850) 925-6396

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Technology

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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