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Zephyrhills High School

Public | 9-12 | 1505 students

 

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Posted July 23, 2013

The only thing this school is worth attending is the JROTC program. Other than that I wouldn't recommend going there
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 23, 2010

What I love about ZHS is the JROTC program! Those teachers really care about the kids in this program. They keep them disciplined and make them work hard. I have had a few issues with teachers who dont want to show up for work everyday and it really causes problems with your childrens grades when they have a substitute every other day. Also some teachers like to just assign work and not teach it. Last time I checked that is why they are employed to TEACH! Or some teachers dont communicate with the parents at all via email after the parent reached out to them many many times. Parents that want to be involved are shut out by the teachers who dont want to communicate. All in all this school is ok and if it wasnt for ROTC im not sure my daughter would even want to go their.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 21, 2009

What I love about Zephyrhills High School is that the teachers give a sense of perpose to every student while helping them excel to their full ability.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Zephyrhills High School has any amazing reading specialist who is truly interested in the students she works with as well as working with the people and teachers around her.


Posted September 17, 2009

Zephyrhills High School is a great school because the staff is caring, dedicated, and devoted to helping students to achieve great things.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Best group of people in the world - couldn't have had better teachers either!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2009

The teachers care about each and every student's success in life and learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2008

The people who write these 1 star reviews make me laugh. It's like they had their own little social problems that had nothing to do with the school, and this was their only pathetic release. Since moving to Florida when I was in 5th grade, this is the only school I've actually loved. The programs here are amazing, with too many clubs to choose from (with club day every other Thursday, half an hour during school) The art and music classes are great, all with excellent, involved teachers. From all of the teachers I've met, none have been at all unfriendly or uncaring in the least.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 25, 2008

Life is what you make of it. This is true about Zephyrhills High School. As with any school, it is not perfect. However, the tools are there if the students choose to use them. And, there is parent involvement...if the parents choose to be involved. I have been there during lockdowns - there is discipline. There are excellent choices and instructors for the Honors and Advanced Placement classes. Some teachers don't care, but most do and many are excellent. I also find the administration above average. I see that parents and students who have problems with the school, instructors, and administration already have their own issues and problems and do not want to take responsibility for themselves. It is a good school with staff proud to be called ZHS Bulldogs. I just wish the drop out rate was lower.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2008

i think this school is worthless they teachers spend too much time worrying about who your talking to and what you are wearing then teaching you. Amajority of teachers won't even help you. If you ask for help they'll sit there and roll there eyes or start talking about something else and throw you off track. They don't know how to control thier classes so it's never quiet. Also the students just aren't that great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 3, 2008

I feel the administration at this school is very poor ... the decipline is poorly structured...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2007

I found that the school did have well educated staff. Though I did run into teachers that wouldn't do much in class but talk about their thoughts on life were, and how the government should be run. I found that there were many sports to choose from, and in fact have a great sports program. In my freshman year I couldn't stand the normal classes because of the discipline problems, kids had no real punishment. I understood though cause kicking them out wouldn't help our community, a school should help. When I went there , the principles tactics about dealing with misbehavior was poor in my opinoin. Seemed to be taken care of while I was leaving the school and is most likely being dealt with properly by now. My parents were never involved, I know few students parents were a lot, but for the most part I didn't see much.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 21, 2006

I am a former student from zhs and the reason I left was the steriotypes. I am a so called *goth* and alot of people arnt comfertable with that , especially the teachers at zhs.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted February 13, 2006

I think that this school is terrible. Nobody is friendly and the teachers dont give you work and expect you to pass without helping you. I would much rather attend WCHS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2006

I believe Zephyrhills High School is a poor quality school. There doesn't seem to be any teacher involvement and the academic programs are lacky.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2006

I just moved here and enjoy the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2005

My son is currently a student at Zephyrhills High and is very happy. He has done the best of his entire school career. My only concern is that I wish the teachers would involve the parents more. I feel it would greatly improve the students chances for sucess.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2004

This school had an amazing theatre, chorus, art, band, police explorers, football, weightlifting, swimming, diving, tennis, track and field, baseball, softball, soccer, and jrotc programs. The great teachers far outnumber the average ones. There are great classes for the above average students (honors and AP) and the below average students (remedial reading). I always felt safe at this school, I saw 2 fights in my 4 years attending. The teachers are helpful and most honors teachers treat the students as equals. There are many extra curriculars, a great library, and lots of new computers. The town of Zephyrhills is very nice and safe. It's mostly populated by newlyweds and senior citizens. We have a cinema 6, a bowling alley, a skate park, and the 2nd largest Super Wal*mart in the Florida.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

386 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
47%

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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

325 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

324 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
80%
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.

367 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
95%

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 "B".
  • 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.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
27%
Biology I

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

353 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

267 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%
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
White 77%
Hispanic 14%
Black 4%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 7%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%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 77%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 70%63%61%
Master's degree 29%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 10%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. ANDREW V FRELICK
Fax number
  • (813) 794-6191

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Football
Girls sports
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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6335 12th Street
Zephyrhills, FL 33542
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Phone: (813) 794-6100

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