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Hardee Junior High School

Public | 6-8 | 1188 students

 

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Posted November 18, 2013

Like they always say the apple don't fall far from the tree...just keepin it real! To Keepin it real as a parent!


Posted August 14, 2013

Bad school needs new resource officer and principal. Juss keepin it real as a parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

This is the worst school you could send your child to. They only teach the FCAT. The parents don't get involved. If you have a choice move out of this county so your child gets a fair chance in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2004

Three out of four of my children have attended this school, the fourth one will attend one more year of it before going on to the high school. This school is wonderful along with the teachers who have been very helpful to my children and myself. The teachers work very hard to make sure the students have the proper education they need to suceed and I have found the teachers here do go that extra mile to help those who need extra to acheive that goal. My children speak highly of the teachers and if ever they have a problem know that they can count on the help from any of the teachers at the school.
—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.

385 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

387 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%
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.

398 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

427 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
45%
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.

297 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

382 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

386 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
27%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

382 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
60%
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.

358 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 60%
White 31%
Black 6%
Asian 1%
Two or more races 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 87%79%61%
Master's degree 10%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MR. DOUGLAS HERRON
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  • (863) 773-3167

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2401 U.S 17
Wauchula, FL 33873
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