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Newpoint High Of Tampa

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3 stars

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2011:
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Posted November 8, 2013

The reason many students and parents hate this school is because they were unwilling to work with the staff. Yes they were understaffed, and yes not all of the teachers were great. However, the school was poorly managed by the board of directors. Even so, the teachers did their best to help the students. Sadly, the students didn't listen. For example, one teacher would always tell us what was do and when it was do. The student who sat next to me always ignored the teacher and talked to his friends, regardless if the teacher told him not to. He then had the nerve to complain at the end of the year when he failed that class and said that the teacher never told him anything. I blame the fall of Newpoint Tampa on the students who didn't take advantage of the best school they could ask for. Every teacher was willing to help, but hardly any students cared enough. I think the best part of Newpoint was the teachers. Like the sinking of a ship, the staff made sure that every student could at least go somewhere good. There will never be a school as loving and caring as Newpoint. To any former Newpoint Tampa staff who see this, I'm sorry I didn't do enough to help. Thank you for everything.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 26, 2012

this school is alright but if you want youre children here they better be prepared to work if youre child is a sports kid do not come
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 23, 2012

This is a self-paced school. Your child has to be self-motivated and driven. The curriculum is all online. With this, there is an opportunity to advance through high school quickly. It is kind of like Florida Virtual with guidance. The instructors are not there to teach. They are there to answer questions and guide the way a parent would for homeschool. My daughter is thriving!! She is a sophmore and she is taking college classes for free as part of her day. Great school for college-minded, mature students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 20, 2012

Three directors in three years. Constant turn over of staff. I believe that says it all. The poorest 504 plan ever written for my child. Staff acting like they are the student's friend instead of their instructor. Disappointing at the least.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2012

When I drop my daughter off in the morning for school I know that she is going to be challenged academically throughout the day. When I pick her up in the afternoon, she is excited to tell me of her successes and also her challenging moments. The teachers here are first rate! They keep the students engaged and propel them to the next level. My daughter is in 9th grade and this year passed graduation exams on the first try and did wonderful on her math exams. There are a lot of choices at this school such as internships, classes and volunteering outside of school. The principal and other leadership are always around and have an open door policy. I feel very blessed to have been able to send my daughter to Newpoint where she has done very well academically, socially and emotionally.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2012

The staff is underqualified for the positions they are being put in. A short supply of teacher's means that each teacher attempts at teaching an average of 4 different curriculums. No one can possibly adequately prepare to teach so many different subjects within the course of a single school day, especially without a planning period. They have put their money in all the wrong places, such as buying comfy chairs that were torn up within a month after receiving them, and purchasing IPads for each classroom when our main source of schooling that comes from the Apex Learning Curriculum isn't even supported on the IPad. Consistency is the absolute worst part about this school. Their is a noticeable double standard for students who may seem to be socially inept compared to those who could be categorized as "the cool kids". Also, the school has found a way to save money by cutting certain staff positions such as a front office assistant and a cafeteria worker, and instead they have students completely running these jobs. Newpoint would like to call these "internships", but it is easy to see the real motives behind this fa ade that the Newpoint administration puts up.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2011

As a dual enrolled student they failed to pay for my child's books, and $171.20 was paid out of our pocket. The college refused to send her transcripts because there was a hold on her account. When this issue was brought to the administration and guidance counselor, they did nothing. Do not enroll your child here!
—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.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
67%

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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
69%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
92%

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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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.

17 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
35%
Biology I

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

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 60% 42%
Black 17% 23%
Hispanic 17% 29%
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 122%N/A59%
Female 243%N/A49%
Male 257%N/A51%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013
Source: 2 NCES, 2011-2012

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 63%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 50%67%61%
Master's degree 50%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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2584 E State Road 60
Valrico, FL 33594
Phone: (813) 413-4800

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