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Tavares High School

Public | 9-12 | 1224 students

 

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Posted July 19, 2010

Academically this school has a lot to offer, however be warned parents there is a group of truly bad students that are often involved or talking about doing unspeakable things as well as fighting. Make sure your children know how to pick friends and this school can be a blessing


Posted February 24, 2010

I like the school very much, the only thing i see that needs to improve is have teachers after school be more supportive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2008

I graduated from Tavares High School in 2008 and I loved Tavares. I thought that it was a great school and the teachers were wonderful!


Posted October 23, 2008

I feel that this school is the best option for a child's education if you reside in Lake County. However, there are many issues with regards to how much interest is given to the child/parents concerns. They do not work well with you when it comes to helping your child move classes that they are struggling in and are not happy with. They are so dug in on the way they want things they forget about the fact that the students/parents feelings and concerns should come first. These are important years for our children and they should be a good memory not dreaded. The esembler program is an added feature this year and a plus for involved parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2008

I think they are very into school, but yet they need to do more one on one attention.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2007

Overall, a good public school. I would say one of the best if your child takes honors/AP courses. Not as great for the child just taking *normal* courses-the teachers in those classes just do not care as much. I have emailed one teacher five times in the past 5 wks to get two questions answered. She has written back, but argues one question, never addresses the 2nd. Administration ok-Tatro is good, strict.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 16, 2007

the teachers are of high quality, most know thier subjects. there are some who dont but most do. the administrators, mainly the principal, vice principal, and the disciple instructors have alot to learn. they have just proppsed a new attendace plan which will be discussed at a sac meeting in february. THS is a good school, but as far as the administrators are concerned they could improve thier performance greatly
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 29, 2006

Tavares has a great academic program however the sports are run by who is who's son or daughter and to much politics are involved when it comes to who makes a team and who doesn't.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 28, 2006

I attend Tavares High School I am in the 12th grade coming up this year and I have enjoyed this school from day one. I am a cheerleader I play in the band I played soccer and basketball Im in FCA and I do track and to top that all off my grades are great. Most schools either focus on one thing or the other but Tavares High School is well rounded with great teachers and because of this school Im now apart of the National Society of High School Scholars and in the Who's Who Among American High Shcool Students, and A Allstar Cheerleader. I will be forever greatfull to Tavares High Shcool . Thanks
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2005

My daughter is a sophmore at Tavares High School. I really think the school pays alot of attention to it's academic standing, which shows in the fact that the school has a b rating. She is involved in softball, and the discipline and parent involment is truly inspiring. I feel as though we are lucky to have her in this school, as I have seen what both Eustis and Mt. Dora have to offer, and it is quite unacceptable. My child feels happy, brings home good grades, and have never had a safety issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2005

I transferred from MDHS to THS, and loved it! The teachers were great, and there wasn't so much racial things going on.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 21, 2005

Tavares High School is a wonderful school because of all the teacher and parent involvement with the students. The wide variety of classes helps to expand a student's knowledge of the world around them. The classes range from Musical Theater to Forensic Science to Weightlifting. I would thoroughly recommend this school because you would be helping your child reach their personal best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 26, 2005

I attend Tavares High School and I think that this is one of the greatest schools in the county. The teachers are amazing and they actually teach you something you can use. I get straight A's and I am in all the honors classes that are available. Many parents are involved with the school and the extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2004

I think the teachers at Tavares High School have high expectations for the students and the students know the teachers care about their achievement. My son has not missed one day in 2 years! In elementary and Middle School, he missed at least a day each nine weeks. I have no clue how they are motivating him at Tavares High, but I am very happy about his attitute about school.
—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.

329 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
52%
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.

286 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

293 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

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.

298 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
94%
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 "B".
  • 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.

153 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%
Biology I

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

282 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
74%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

275 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
63%
U.S. History

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

252 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 69%
Hispanic 14%
Black 11%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 3%N/A2%
Graduation rate 81%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 53%62%61%
Master's degree 43%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%1%1%
Other degree 1%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. JANICE BOYD
Fax number
  • (352) 343-8614

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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603 North New Hampshire Avenue
Tavares, FL 32778
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Phone: (352) 343-3007

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