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Trenton High School

Public | 6-12 | 616 students

 
 

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Posted October 4, 2009

Our school is full of loving, compassionate faculty, students, and parents. We strive to reach out to our community and we give each day all we have to give. We want to set an example for how schools should be and hope that we can have affect others by spreading our hard working spirit!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 16, 2009

Great principal and assistant principal and teachers. They have an excellent curriculars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2009

Trenton is one of those schools that all they teach you is for the standerized test at the end of year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2008

We love this school, their teachers and administrators. They have high expectations for all students even when some parents don't. From the principal down everyone truly cares about the students. The office staff is friendly and helpful, the teachers will do whatever it takes to help students(most of them stay after and tutor on their own time), the prinicpal and admin team care about our children and work more hours than anyone we know, to make sure that our children get everything possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2008

Great school. it has wonderful teachers and many great teaching stratigies!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2007

This is the best school i've attened! Gilchrist county schools are the best!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 28, 2007

It's been our experience that you have to call many times before responses to questions are answered. As well as the parent / faculty relationship has been severed. It was that way before we lived hear. It seems that the principal has people either intimidated or frustrated to the point that most parents, I speak to, are just plain tired of trying to have good communication. As far as the education process our daughter has been successfully taught on her level. Most of the staff have been a huge help with that process.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2006

Impossible to speak to a teacher or administrative person. Very frustrating to deal with the office personnel. No interest in college prep, no one trying to guide the students toward anything in the future. Treat the students and parents with little or no respect.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2005

I am a student here and I absolutely love Trenton high school. The teachers are amazing and actually make learning fun.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 2, 2005

Concentrate too much on FCAT and not on giving the children the acedemics they need to be able to compete with kids at university level. Grade 9 & 10 english-not one major essay or research paper done. Never any homework. Grade 10 history project-paste pictures, of a person from history, on a poster board & make a bibliography (something an elementary school child could do). The administration does not support the fine arts. Not enough electives, in fact they are thinking of cutting some more electives. If you are not into sports or Ag your child will have nothing to 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 53% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
63%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

99 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%
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

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

106 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
92%
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 53% in 2014.

83 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

71 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
85%
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 78% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

87 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
96%
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 "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 66% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
73%
Biology I

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

78 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
82%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
72%
U.S. History

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

50 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%
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 87%
Black 6%
Hispanic 4%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 80%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%66%61%
Master's degree 41%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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1013 North Main Street
Trenton, FL 32693
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Phone: (352) 463-3210

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