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Public | 9-12 | 383 students

 
 

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5 stars

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9 reviews of this school


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Posted July 10, 2013

My school is the best in the world and i will definetly be coming here next year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2009

Best interpersonal relations of any in town with super support for all. Very competent staff. Makes all students feel at home.


Posted October 2, 2009

SAIL has a great, caring, involved and talented staff. The school's philosophy is respect individuals and it shows in the warm atmosphere. The drama department has put on excellent productions. Academic staff encourage the best performance from their students. If I could go to high school again, I'd go to SAIL
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

SAIL provides a holistic educational process that fosters community/civic mindedness, and global community thinking. Allows for individual creativity, and fosters an ecological approach to all aspects of life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

My son was miserable in the school system here until he transfered to SAIL. He found the atmosphere and the staff supportive, encouraging and made the students feel like they were a family. He and many other students as SAIL blossomed with the respect and freedom that was standard treatment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2008

This High School is the best i have ever seen. The teachers respect you and dont treat you like a 5 year old like most other schools do. I recommend this school to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2008

School has great facilities but is limited in its offerings. Diverse students which is both good and bad. Hard to know how to evaluate a school that is known for its best and worst. Not much of a middle ground.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2006

My daughter went to SAIL, and now her son is a senior at SAIL. It has been a great place for both of them. My grandson gets the personal attention he needs - the instructors are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2006

This is a great school. The small, family environment really allows the students to thrive. The teachers truly care about each other, the students, and the parents. This school is creative and unique.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

94 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
73%
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.

100 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 "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
56%
Biology I

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

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
87%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
63%
U.S. History

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

93 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%
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 77%
Black 12%
Hispanic 6%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 41%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 78%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%58%61%
Master's degree 36%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%1%1%
Other degree 4%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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2006 Jackson Bluff Road
Tallahassee, FL 32304
Phone: (850) 488-2468

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