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Chain Of Lakes Collegiate High School

Charter | 11-12 | 280 students


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Posted August 19, 2009

This school has terriffic programs that educate and prepare me for the future.
—Submitted by a student

Posted June 16, 2009

As a community member, I am amazed at how much this school does in service for others. The day after their own prom, COL students put on a 'prom' for senior citizens in a nursing home in Winter Haven. The students are also active in Penny Harvest, the Invisible Children project, Habitat for Humanity, and a local soup kitchen. Also, this is not an 'elite' school. Although an application process is used to intake students, student entry requirements are quite accessible- you do not have to be an honor roll student to get in. It was just recently announced that COL earned the highest minority scholars (minority honor students) for the district. Further more, COL has the highest scores for Grade 11 FCAT Science among all district schools. The school maintains a very informative and interactive website and uses the website to publish the Voyager newsletter, which is outstanding.

Posted March 27, 2008

This is a great school for those fortunate enough to get in. It has very high standards. The staff is fabulous, hard working and always available for thier students. My son will graduate this year and we are both going to miss it.
—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.
This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.

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.








Biology I

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





The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.




U.S. History

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

52 students were tested at this school in 2014.


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

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 60%
Hispanic 17%
Black 13%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 46%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 19%N/AN/A
Female 54%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 99%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 38%66%61%
Master's degree 38%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 25%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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999 Ave H Northeast
Winter Haven, FL 33881
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Phone: (863) 298-6800


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