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Literacy/Leadership/Technology Academy

Charter | 6-8 | 292 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 4 ratings
2013:
Based on 1 rating
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 9 ratings

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Posted July 25, 2008

LLT is my second home. I can't wait for summer to end so I can be there with great teachers who love to help. The tutoring and personal time they give us is really encouraging! LLT is about teamwork and character- which they make time for in every lesson. The staff always has an extra hand or ear anytime you happen to need it! The only thing I have had a problem with the past three years of being there was transportation, and the lunch area. It was always very difficult to fight the crowd to either pick up, buy, or heat up your lunch. It was nearly impossible! But every school has there issues! Overall: LLT Academy is the best school I have ever been in, and I am so happy they have a High School, so I can continue to excel there!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 25, 2008

My child has attended LLT since it opened in '05. We are thrilled with the environment and teacher involvement. The teachers and administration do everything possible to help all of their students become well rounded, educated, mature teens of excellent character. I have been impressed with the 'extra mile' consistently displayed by teachers - tutoring, discipline, and simply taking an interest in the 'daily drama' that is middle school. My child knows at any time she can approach several of her teachers for support and guidance. I am thrilled to have her in a school where she is cared about almost as much as she is at home. A note to parents with undisciplined kids: don't expect this - or any school - to raise your child. Your involvement in their lives is crucial. I have never heard of an unresolved complaint from an involved parent. Bottom line: They care!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2008

I have taught in different capacities and truly feel blessed to have found a school where I am allowed to actually teach! There are no FCAT workbooks to adhere to and yet our students do well every year on the test. The teachers work together and truly are family. Our students are an extension of that family as are their families. We have some of the best parents a school could ask for, they are always willing to go the extra mile. We are successful because of the gifts and talents they bring to the table. As a school of character we teach our students the imporatance of fairness, trustworthiness, caring, citizenship, respect, and responsibility. Our curriculum is cutting edge, we utilize technology in innovative ways, and our teachers are hired on the basis that they engage in the teaching process. I love this school. could not imagine being anywhere else.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 11, 2008

My son transferred from another middle school to LLT and it was the best decision we ever made. His grades improved, his self esteem improved, and he actually started the day wanting to go to school. Middle school can be one of the most difficult periods in child's life but LLT helped make it a wonderful experience for my son. Thanks LLT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2007

The classes taught are the same as in a public school. They are inconsistent with disciplining others,the offer no support or ways to better yourself to children who consistently get themselves in trouble. Some of the teachers really do care about the kids and work very hard at what they do!
—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.
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

95 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

99 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

97 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%
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.

78 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 "B".
  • 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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%
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
White 62% 42%
Hispanic 19% 29%
Black 13% 23%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 12%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 77%67%61%
Master's degree 23%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 10%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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