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Wellington High School

Public | 9-12 | 2367 students

 

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Posted July 28, 2013

I have attended three high schools and this is by far the best. The programs available, such as arts and languages, are outstanding. After only attending wellington for two years i feel that this is where i received the best education. The teachers were always very helpful and had no problem explaining things again or helping you after class. The sports programs are outstanding and create a sense of great friendship with your teammates and your entire school. The spirit of the school at pep rallies is something that i will remember forever. This is truly a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 24, 2013

The staff and administration are great. Just make sure you never have to deal with Mrs , Fourgash she is very rude to everyone one, the Teachers ,the Students and yes even the Parents . However the rest of the staff is great. My Child had problems with people bulling her and Mr Coz took care of it in a very timely matter. The Woman in all of the offices are very helpful and friendly ( I am going to miss them the most).This just like any School has its good & its bad . My one my Child liked it the other hated .If your child is not good at math make sure they do not get Mr,Robertson for math.other then that school is what the Child makes for it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2013

Ths is a terrible school. My Autistic son was there for 4 years and was assulted by another Autistic student. They didnt have enough coverage and the Aide left a Subsitute with 5 adults with Autism alone while he went to eat lunch. The other student was agitated when he switches classes and ended up assulting my son. The parents has never even had her son appologize.The school has never paid the hospitle bills even though they said they would. I spent 4 hours in the ER with my son getting a MRI to make sure he didnt have any head injuries. They never even called an ambulance for my son. It took 45 mins and the ER nurse and myself to stop the bleeding from his nose which had deep gashes on it and now scarring as a result. My son had night terrors for over 2 weeks straight and wouldnt lay down unless we were with him.my son is 19 years old and wasent talking in a full sentence. I have pulled him out and put him in another school specificly for Autism. He talked in full sentences 3 days after starting there. terrible school I am glad we are out of there. Lots of fight on the ground and no control over students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2012

i went to wellington high for 4 yrs it the best school in palm beach county they have excellent teachers they have a club for every kind of student i miss going to that school
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2012

my 3rd child is going here and it has been great. My daughter went to Suncoast her freshman year and we found the travel distance not worth the curriculum. We encourage our children to be well rounded, not just academic. Because of travel time, it limited her to the extra curricular activities she could participate in. The network of friends was so spread out- From Jupiter to Boca that socializing was unreasonable. We preferred a neighbor school and the education she received was comparable, excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2011

I feel I made the right choice for my daughter to be enrolled in WHS rather than Palm Beach Lakes. WHS is an A rated school and has a great academic curriculum.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2011

This school has been a great educational experience for my child. I dont see the problem with the basketball coach. He is a great classroom teacher. My son really enjoyed having him. Its seem the training he puts his boys through helps them become stronger,tougher young men, hence winning the conference twice and have a 20 win season. I heard he also won coach of the year twice as well. Overall this is an A-plus school from the teachers, to the staff, to the administration, me and my wife were very pleased with the Wellington High School experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2010

The school is good until you want to join the basketball team! The coach does not allow you to drink ANYTHING during running in the hot weather and if you throw up because of dehydration, it is accepted as part of training!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2010

Both of my children have been challenged at this school. There have been opportunities for them to reach toward their potentials. I feel fortunate to have this school in our neighborhood!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 10, 2010

WHS is a fairly good school. It's probably the best school in the area anyways. I have attended another high school in the Midwest and i liked it there much better. Not many of the teachers care about teaching or the students. Teachers here tend to pick favorites and forget about others. The buildings are dull and the normal classes are boring. Athletics here are good and students have an equal chance to make the teams. I played girls flag football and I loved most of the coaches. The school prepares you for college well both athletically, in most sports, and academically.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 7, 2009

This school is the best, it's very challenging and offers lots of opportunities. There are about 15 AP classes, well educated teachers and a trustworthy principle, Mr Crocetti. So far I haven't got any disrespect from any teachers. They actually care about your grades and push you to the next level. Lot's of programs and extra curriculum activities are offered like SAAD, the young democrats, Academic Games, Step Team, 1st Priority, Vet program, Math Lab etc. The food is delicious, it is well cooked with the right temperature. I enjoy being a student at Wellington High School and it is one of the best in Palm Beach County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

I'm currently a freshmen at Wellington High. Parents, do you want reliable education programs, helpful teachers, and a great school in a safe environment? Located in the comfortable suburbs, Wellington High is the choice for you. My math teacher, is amazing and really wants his students to succeed. This school has 'Math Lab' after school for students how need help. The also have stuff like that for English & reading too. Wellington High is sure to please the parents. Now my fellow students, are you SICK AND TIRED of having a dress code with collard shirts and tells you that you can't wear that sweet shirt you bought the other day? COME TO WELLINGTON HIGH! The dress code isn't to0 strict here. You can wear what you wear to the mall or where ever you go out to with your friends. Wellington Community High is the right choice for sure.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2008

Horrible the other day i found out someone tried to set it on fire and there was ambulance and polic e dangros horrible hate it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2008

Im a parent, I just moved for South Broward, so I know how the schools are there. This is the 1st year my son is here. It has been a wonderful experience. The office staff, teacher's and after school sports, have been excellent. My son has made a lot of friends from freshmen to seniors. I couldn't be happier, I look forward for the next 3 yrs. You get out of it, what you put into it. The Grass isn't greener; believe me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2008

I think Wellington High is a fine school to go to.There are a lot worse schools out there.At Wellington you'll get a well public education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2008

Wellington High School offered an amazing experience for me and my friends. I had great teachers that finally made subjects interesting. My guidance counselor got me into my school of choice and gave me whatever classes were necessary so that by junior year I could enjoy senior privilege! Most of my friends and I would walk home after school because everybody I knew lived around the area and it was always safe no matter what. WHS is located in a spot in town that seems to be close for everyone, no more than 10-15 minutes from the furthest place in town! I guess that this school wasn't the best for people with repeated disciplinary problems or poor study habits...
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2008

This school was awful, I attended this school and I have been waiting for a chance to slam this school. The teachers 'picked their favorite students', and there was hardly any help from the guidance counselors. I had an awful high school experience here. I am glad that we moved away, and I will look closely at things when it is time for my daughter to enter high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2008

I agree its a good school as far as grades are concerned but i agree with things being swept under the rug. I beleive they single out certain kids at this school. The leadership is ok but Ms. Alligood is not there for her kids, more for her staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2008

Yes,going to Wellington High is a good experience.The teachers are well picked,yet how some things are just swept under the rug in the sense of how the school deals with problems.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2008

Wellington is a great school...in fact its the best school I've actually been to, and I transfer from school to school like I'm in the witness protection program or something!
—Submitted by a student


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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.

574 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

531 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

548 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
94%
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.

591 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
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 "A".
  • 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.

298 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
43%
Biology I

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

528 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
73%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

534 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
77%
U.S. History

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

493 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 53%
Hispanic 27%
Black 14%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 9%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%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 86%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%73%61%
Master's degree 37%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%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 9%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. MARIO CROCETTI
Fax number
  • (561) 795-4934

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

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  • Football
Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

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Music
  • Band
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2101 Greenview Shores Boulevard
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