School Details

Celebration High School

1809 Celebration Blvd, Celebration, FL 34747
(321) 939-6600
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2020 students 19 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

48%
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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Osceola County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

56%
48%
54%
88%
85%
85%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.
88%
84%
84%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Osceola County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
58%
64%
70%
56%
67%
62%
49%
64%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

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.
  • This school in 2012
  • Osceola County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Celebration High School is a public high school in Celebration. The principal of Celebration High School is Ms. Laura Rhinehart, who can be contacted at rhinehal@osceola.k12.fl.us. 2,020 students attend Celebration High School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 10% of the Celebration High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 66% of the 2,020 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Celebration High School is 19:1. Poinciana High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Italian
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 12%
Hispanic 52% 56%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Asian 4% 2%
White, non-Hispanic 33% 27%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 72%
Limited English proficiency 10% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Horrible staff completely distracted with their own lives and do not care about the students. This school actually lost my child! If a child shows up at a school office with a suitcase you do not offer to call him/her a taxi to the airport. You call their parents!!!! To actually make it where my child would rather run away than attend this school is insane. Only spanish is spoken here if you or your child doesn't speak it do not enroll them. Not a learning environment for children who already speak english.

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm an IB graduate at this school so I can tell you a few things about this school. It's a nice school but there really is nothing special or unique about it. The staff is average principal okay and IB program is actually subpar compared to the other IB school in the county (much better trust me). The options that this school provides to its students is also subpar. The experience is in the end satisfactory at the most. Though it has the name of "Celebration" bearing the "prestige" of the town this school is as good as the others in Osceola County - which is not a compliment. If your child is choosing between this schools IB and Gateway's IB - choose Gateway. PS Our football sucks.

  • (1 year ago)

    No matter what anyone says I had the best four years of my life in this school. If students come into this shool willing to do their best and instead of complain learn to immerse themselves in the education it offers they will have no problem. I can honestly say this school did it's best and coming from harsh background such as mine I was able to fully appreciate it's quality and mostly warm atmophere. I can say my only regrets are the never changing negative attitudes of most of my school mates and how I didn't take full advantage of all the club school activities and athletic teams it easily offered us.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have 2 girls both graduated from this Horrible High School Very Bad school no feelings no caring no Values...Poor Teachers they survived!! SOMETHING HAVE TO CHANGED!! Miss Heather Goff terrible Teacher with no feelings Miss Ponzoa she doesn't now anything about Help Kids....VERY VERY BAD SCHOOL!

  • (1 year ago)

    If I could give it zero stars I would. The staff at this school is horrible mainly the people in the office. As a student they made me feel very unwelcome. They were consistently rude and unhelpful. I felt very harassed as well. There was one instance where I had a problem with another student and they did nothing to help in fact they made the situation worse. A majority of the students are very stuck up as well. However there are a few genuinely good teachers that seem to care about the students. But overall I do not recommend attending this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    i have my second child getting ready to graduate from chs. my son has been in avid since entering chs what we thought would be a good program and thus far has but now not so much my son has meet all his math credits and does not want to take another math class but the vice principal says he has to because of avid and refuses to take him out of the math class he keeps talking in circles and says he would have to leave avid to do so now he wont be able to graduate with his avid class just to get out of a math class I have made phone calls to the vice principal to get this done and has not answered me yet. this school is rude and dont take what students want just what makes CHS look good .my son has worked hard to get where he is AP classes and all . any sugestions ?????

  • (2 years ago)

    I went to the school at 12 30pm on 2/20/12 to get information because we are moving from Virginia to Florida. The lady at the front desk said to come back at 1 30 because all of the guidance counselors were at lunch. I asked if I could meet the principal and was told no. I came back at 1 30 signed in was given a sticker badge to wear and was directed to the guidance office. The lady at the front desk said there was no one there to talk to me and asked what questions I had. She couldn't answer my questions and wrote down email addresses for me to contact. I told her I didnt come 900 miles to get email addresses and she never let me speak to anyone. I went back to the main office and told them what happened. They apologized but didn't offer to let me speak to anyone. I ripped off the nametag and told them that I probably wouldn't send my daughter to a school where I felt unwelcome. I told them things are obviously different in that part of the country and I was going to see if Harmony High is any better.

  • (3 years ago)

    too much cliques in the school and the students are artiical ... as for the staff i dont really know them so .. whatever.. /

  • (3 years ago)

    My son says that his 9th grade year at CHS turned out to be the best year of all his school years so far. The AVID program has been wonderful. Administration and the teachers have been great. The theater program is excellent. My son is looking forward to another great year there.

  • (3 years ago)

    CHS has great honors and ap programs but the staff at CHS are unprofessional. The staff only cares about themselves and they are unproductive. Overall Celebration High School is a good school if you re in honors and ap classes. However if you re an regular student then you are expected to fail and teachers have little expectation for you. Also regular student are treated below honors and ap students. The new IB program is great! Florida education system isn t very good.

  • (3 years ago)

    We feel my child was systematically ostracized and segregated to the office. I was meeting with the school and getting nowhere weekly and talking with them almost daily. So I took him out of this school and enrolled him into another where he's doing great! Staff was unhelpful and seemed quite unwilling to investigate my concerns. My child felt "picked on" by staff. I'm already talking with the governors office about this.

  • (3 years ago)

    I personally would not send my child to this school. Regardless of the IB program the test scores still remain BELOW state averages in most areas (and Fl is not known for the best schools so scores are low to begin with) The town is clearly divided between public and private school with most of the residents attending private school. Not because it is "easier" as one poster suggested but because it offers a more well rounded education that isn't effected by the never ending Osceola County school budget cuts. When we moved here in 2007 my son attended CHS and came home daily telling me he hated school. (He is an A student) We kept him there 3 months and then switched to private school. I really wanted this school to work. I moved here without looking into schools and thought the community was "too perfect' for the school to be anything but perfect as well. Whether the school is rated an A or a D the test scores and graduation rate speak for themselves.

  • (4 years ago)

    Celebration High School is an excellent school it has recently been named an 'A' school by the state. Many Celebration town residents don't send their children there due to the mixing of people within the town and the "outsiders" instead they choose to enroll their children in private schools where the students say "it's easier than public school". But with Celebration High Schools new IB program and excellent AP classes it offers it is really turning it's reputation around. As a resident of Celebration and a Celebration High School Student I would recommend it to everyone!

  • (4 years ago)

    It's the best school! I'm new and I made a lot of new friends and had no problem fitting in!

  • (5 years ago)

    The new IB program makes the school the best in the area

  • (5 years ago)

    I am about to finish my 3rd year at Celebration High School and i plan on attending it for my senior year. Personally i think this school is very good. Alot of the teachers are great very helpful and caring. There are also a few lousy teachers but nothing is perfect. The student body is pretty well mixed and there are very nice people. Alot of the kids here are open minded and are willing to get to know you even if you guys wouldnt be from the same clique. Over all i sincerelly do like my school and i couldnt see my self anywhere else.

  • (5 years ago)

    Amazing! Great clubs and motivation for the students to do great! would recommend for anyone.

  • (6 years ago)

    After good experiences with the elementary and middle schools this high school was a huge disappointment. So much so that it prompted us to move out of Celebration where we had lived for 9 years to go to a better school district. My gifted student was in Honors classes and still not challenged in the least. The adminstration was an even bigger disappointment tended to treat every kid as a potential discipline problem instead of young scholar. Also very arrogant and haphazard in communication with parents. My daughter is now in the IB program in Orange County and many of her friends have also chosen other schools. For those remaining in Celebration I am hoping that will change with the new principle and new Superintendent for Osceola County.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter just started attending this school as an 11th grader. The fact that CHS ratings have dropped to a D+ is not very encouraging. I can't imagine the school district or state setting the bar all that high for schools. The parent/student attendance at all athletic events is as bad as I've ever seen. I've seen more support of events by children who are home schooled.

  • (6 years ago)

    We've experienced school systems in the Boston and SF Bay areas. Moving here we were *extremely* disappointed. Our daughter graduated near the top of her class but we don't feel she's prepared to compete at the college level with students from other areas. If you attend Celebration and want to go on to college you need to take as many AP and honors classes as possible and consider dual-enrollment at Valencia Community College. Even then you're likely to have teachers dropping out in mid-year and some who simply are burned out and unmotivated. We found that often classes didn't even make it all the way through the curricula which means our students are not presented with material they're expected to know. An Osceola County school board member recently stated to the press that 'we need less lawyers and more plumbers'. That attitude is reflected in the schools.

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