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Trinity Upper School

Charter | 6-8 | 257 students

 
 

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2 stars

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2011:
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Posted May 23, 2013

We are ending our first year at Trinity. All of this time at the school and my child still has no idea who her school principal is. She is never walking the building, doesn't appear in the classrooms or make herself known in any way other then a handful of email from her we have received through the school year. I have found this lack of visibility from her very concerning. This school has a lot of expectations from it's families starting with the $500 "Enhancement" they ask of you from day one. Another $100+ for school supplies, a handful of fundraisers through out the year, many requests for classroom donations and the list goes on. Now it seems they are also demanding our time on the weekends as well. I have to skip my Sunday school teachings in order to attend a MANDATORY class play put on by the 4th & 5th grades. I'm sorry, I do not think any school has a right to expect families to give financially all year, the 50 parent hours (but keep on going because they need you) and then demand that you also give up very valuable family time as well. I am very disappointed that the school I thought Trinity was doesn't match what it actually is.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2013

This school is great...if you want to socialize and go on field trips. Totally didn't prepare me for high school. I went to Trinity for lower and middle school and then I went to Tampa Catholic. I have struggled this entire year. I am not a dummy but my class mates that went to public schools were way more prepared than me. So not only did my parents have to pay for private school tuition, they had to pay for tutors to keep me from failing this year.


Posted September 14, 2011

Great school in comparison to the other traditional "public school" alternatives. While there is no tuition per se there are some costs involved but compared to private schools it is practically nothing, plus there are ways for parents to volunteer rather than paying. The school requires parent participation but for someone really intersted in their children's education that is a GOOD thing! It is why the school has higher performing students than the public school alternatives. Just check out the Florida DOE school accountability reports.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2009

the teachers really care about the students and have a good rapport with them. Parents are encouraged to get involved in day to day routines. The teachers do a good of communicating what is happenning in the class. weekly reports are sent out via e-mail. The school teaches life lessons together with the cirriculum and the subjects taught our coordinated. for example if the children go on a field trip the information from the trip may involve studies in math, science and history. so
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2009

I attended Trinity for all 10 years that it has been open and am very sad to say that I had to leave this year. I graduated with a 4.0 and with 3 high school credits before I even left the school. It is a wonderful school that builds a well rounded student. They teach us that academics comes before extra curricular activities. The sports teams are fantastic, we have an undefeated football team and also offer basketball,volleyball,soccer,softball,baseball and have an awesome cheerleading team. I cant say any thing bad about this school and strongly suggest to you that you enroll your child.
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

93 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
75%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 51% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

79 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

78 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 78% in 2012.

75 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%

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 "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 64% in 2013.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
91%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 44% 29%
White 43% 42%
Black 9% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 65%67%61%
Master's degree 35%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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