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St. Petersburg High School

Public | 9-12 | 2282 students

 

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Posted August 16, 2014

I am a parent of a 10th grade IB student. We gave been very impressed with the quality of the educators and rigorous, challenging academics. Based on college acceptances of recent graduates, I feel my son will be well - prepared to continue his education at the next level. There are also many opportunities for extracurricular activities like clubs, sports and music. Love the school spirit too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2012

This school is NOT a "great-school" at all and believe me when I tell you. My child came home crying every day. The school grade may be good , but teacher-student interaction is unsatisfactory. Also, the children in the school, bully . Ive had 3 children attend this school, and they all came back with bad reports. One of my children went to Boca Ciega High , and came back with better and higher spirits then what she has now. I do admit there is alot of school spirit , but they should focus more on academics then sports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2012

Amazing school if you are considering it you should definitely go. The people are really nice and you get good admin support. Also big school spirit. The ib program is phenomenal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2010

I am currently in the IB program so I cant comment on traditional schooling, but this is an amazing school. I highly recomend IB to anyone considering it. It is challenging but the teachers are very involved and it is difficult to fail as long as one wants to be there. Most of the teachers are alumni so they understand what the students are facing, and most of them are youngso they still remeber what its like to be a student. There is a lot of discussion in class and the teachers treat the students like equals, which makes the students more likely to listen and retain the information being given. There are almost no problems that I have with this school after 2 years of attendence
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 29, 2010

This is a wonderful school after one year of being in its IB program. It's a lovely program with dedicated teachers. and SPHS has so many fantastic traditions thats it's impossible not to become a true Green Devil at heart. And I adore the History department.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2009

The best high school in Pinellas county. Great IB program, awesome traditions that stand the test of time too.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

St.Pete High is full of our Green Devil Spirit and tradition.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 23, 2008

great parent communication and efforts to allow the success of the students...very happy!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2008

top 100 high school, great teachers, great clubs and athletics, a school that seems to be getting better by the year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2005

If you are in IB, the teacher and admin support is wonderful. However, the 'regular' (honors) program things aren't so great. Students with high GPAs (and are in honors) that have boarderline Stanine scores are being discourage from taking additional honors or AP classes. (They are literally being placed back into regular level classes by their counselors.) Parent involvement needs to be monitored. Meaning too many over zealous parents take low level jobs at the school so they can obtain sponsor seats or coaches seats to ensure their child will make a club or a sport. Many complaints are being lodge but falling on deaf ears. Safety inside the school appears to be fine. However, outside is a different story. Cars are being broken into and stolen. Unfortunately the new principal is more talk than action. I'm not sure she holds the qualities a high school environment needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2005

This is a very nice school and my daughter is in the I.B. program as a sophmore and she couldn't be even more please she is very involved in the schools extracuriculars and social events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2004

SPHS is an amazing school. It has many clubs for any type of interest. The school is very safe. Teachers are very involved and care a lot about the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2003

St Pete High is in the top 25 schools in the nation. There is so much school spirit and parent involvement and the overall quality of this school is excellent. You could not asked for a better principal, Mrs. Linda Benware is perfect for this school and the parents and students love her.


Posted August 25, 2003

I myself graduated from this school in 2000. The majority of the faculty was supportive and helpful. I have observed a lack of control over students in the classroom, though many changes have been made over the past few years to improve this. I recieved a high quality education and would recomend the school to fellow parents based on the respect and quality attention that I recieved from teachers. The staff is very helpful and does their best to teach under the circumstances they do.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 10, 2003

The principal has a positive leadership style which motivates students, teachers and parents to work toward creating a safe environment and encouraging highest student achievement. She has worked to coordinate with local colleges to provide dual enrollment courses for students with interest in concentrated areas beyond that offered in the school curriculum. In this inner city school, the staff is working to increase expectations of all students so that all students will be expected to take honors courses, Advanced Placement courses or be in the highly rated International Baccalaureate program. The extracurricullar activities are numerous, varied and well attended.
—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.

538 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

531 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

533 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
89%
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.

506 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
97%

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 "A".
  • 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.

197 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
36%
Biology I

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

569 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
69%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

319 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
53%
U.S. History

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

504 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%
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 60%
Black 17%
Asian 10%
Hispanic 9%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 8%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16%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 82%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 51%60%61%
Master's degree 47%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 4%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. ALBERT C BENNETT
Fax number
  • (727) 893-1399

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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2501 5th Avenue North
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
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