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Plant High School

Public | 9-12 | 2332 students

 

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Posted February 8, 2006

The school has great academic programs, outstanding in sports, and average parent involvement
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted January 19, 2006

Plant High school is a school with so much tradition, it has been around since 1926, and has shown greatness from the beggining. Plant is a blue ribbon school, and has been recognized as 1 of the top 100 schools in america.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2006

The best high school in Florida. Excellent teaching staff and programs with an increadible graduation rate.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 11, 2006

My experience with Plant High School was Phenomenal. My daughter attended private school before enrolling in plant high. It was very hard for me take put her in a public school. I had visited several high school and was referred to Plant High by a co-worker. After visiting the school I knew that was the place for my daughter. Their academic programs were on the same level as the private school if not better. My main goal was to prepare her for college. Their academic program (AP) helped prepare her. Erica was a A student at Plant and now an A student at University of Miami. Erica was in the hightest honor program at Plant which is the Gold and Black program. Plant has a lot to offer to students who are willing and ready to learn. I have notice but great things to say about plant and their staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2006

Plant High School is an excellent school. The Teachers were extremely helpful and were always trying to make you strive harder. It was a clean school, very well organized and very receptive to parental involvement and inquires. It really is like a private school. The school student body is diverse and also very competitive. A great precursor to college.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 2, 2005

The acedemic programs offered at this school are wonderful, they range in many subjects. the parents arent very involed in the school and there arent very many elective choices.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 1, 2005

Plant High does an excellent job of involving parents in all facets of the school. The Academic Foundation is truly a gem!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 13, 2005

The level of parental involvement in Plant is the best I've ever seen. PTA is very active. High college bound rate. Well rounded in extra-curricular activities. We love the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Thanks for giving my daughter a great education even when it was so very hard for her to achieve..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Greatest 4 years of my life!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 25, 2003

Awesome school! A lot of parent-teacher interaction. I highly support this school. I have a senior there. She loves it!
—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.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

598 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

573 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

565 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
94%
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.

572 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
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 "A".
  • 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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
43%
Biology I

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

614 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
85%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

565 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
87%
U.S. History

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

558 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%
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 70%
Hispanic 17%
Black 7%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%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 93%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%67%61%
Master's degree 44%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 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. ROBERT NELSON
Fax number
  • (813) 272-0624

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
School facilities
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Vocal lessons / coaching
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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2415 South Himes Avenue
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