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Leadership Academy West

Charter | 9-12 | 139 students

 

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Posted October 16, 2009

The teachers really make the school. They're intelligent, helpful individuals that want nothing more than for their students to succeed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 11, 2008

Leadership Academy seems more like a private school than a public one. They maintain high standards for their students -- academically and personally, but they work with each student to achieve his or her potential. Leadership does a terrific job of getting students to believe in themselves and then to perform up to their potential. This is the first school that my son has attended that has recorgnized his high ability. Individual teachers have mentored him and he is responding beautifully. I think that next year will be his b est ever. The school is culturally diverse, and the students are very accepting of one another. You don't find the cliques and the harsh divisions or conflict among students that you find in larger high schools here in Palm Beach County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2008

This school is by far the most unorganized, unprofessional, unstable, and underachiving school i have ever attended. The teachers do not teach well, and will not help a student in need . They can barley keep the school running and safe. I have not learned any thing. the school is horrible and i will never attend it again!! i would advise that you do not send your child here it will only bring them down.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 8, 2007

This is a school that had a slow beginning but is finally stable. The administration is extremely knowledgeable of what it takes to run a great school and the teachers are super friendly and hard working. They take great pride in going above and beyond, to make sure that the learning environment is not only above standards but fun as well...
—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.

27 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
9%

2011

 
 
11%
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.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

36 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
95%
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.

39 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "F".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2010-2011.
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "F".
  • 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.

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
16%

2011

 
 
50%
Biology I

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

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

39 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
49%
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%
Black 24%
White 11%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 50%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/AN/A
Female 50%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 4%N/A2%
Graduation rate 66%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 100%73%61%
Master's degree 0%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 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MR. BERNARD BALL
Fax number
  • (561) 434-0575

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1760 North Congress Avenue
West Palm Beach, FL 33409
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