School Details

Deland High School

800 North Hill Avenue, DeLand, FL 32724
(386) 822-6500
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK, 9-12 2347 students 16 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Volusia average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

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.
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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 2014
  • Volusia average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

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.
  • This school in 2014
  • Volusia average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Deland High School is a public high school in Cassadaga. The principal of Deland High School is MR. MITCH MOYER, whose e-mail is mmoyer@volusia.k12.fl.us. 2,347 students attend Deland High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 2% of the Deland High School students have "limited English proficiency." 47% of the 2,347 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Deland High School is 16:1. Gold Medal Honors Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 66% 60%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% 2%
Hispanic 15% 18%
Black, non-Hispanic 14% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.09% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47% 62%
Limited English proficiency 2% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    If I didn't have to give a star then I would rate this school a zero. They left me completely uninformed up until registering for my senior year. I now have to take 8 classes instead of the normal 7. That was until I found out they also got rid of French 2 meaning I will have to take that online this summer while I am a camp counselor. In December I was told not to take the PERT because of my FCAT scores then when I went to register for senior year I was told I am being pulled from my AP courses and placed in remedial classes for "skipping" the PERT. DHS has taken me from a 4.0 student to a 3.0 student and the teachers here sure know how to leave you feeling like an awful person. I would definitely never suggest DHS for your student.

  • (1 year ago)

    I've read a few comments from students who claim they made great academic achievements at this school but their grammar is horrible! If your grammar is terrible then maybe you aren't doing as well as you thought you were. Anyway this school is terrible. With 51 health violations? Count me out. The students? Apparently not the best. In 2011 Examiner.com states that 8 fights each involving 20 or 30 students broke out. Not hard to believe considering I went to DeLand High my freshman and sophomore year. Everyone always wanted to fight each other. Not very mature. I also think that if teachers and the principal will allow all of this to go on they aren't amazing at controlling students or enforcing the rules. Plus when I went there there were hardly any substitutes they just sent classes to the cafeteria. The teachers put in charge of watching over students in the cafeteria don't even do their jobs. This all just adds up to students easily sneaking in and skipping class. This is just based off of what I've seen first-hand.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is a perfect example of the blind leading the blind. No one gives a rip! I am looking into where I can move my child. Horrible.

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a sophomore in the engineering academy at the school. I have been very successful there and it has shaped me in very positive ways. A lot of scary stories come out of there and I admit I have my own. Some people see Deland and automatically turn there nose up at it. Maybe it's the fact that it pulls from all walks of life and actually has somewhat mixed demographic. what ever the reason I am not entirely sure. It has taught me how to deal with all kinds of people. I have met lots of friends there; It has a large since of community in my opinion. I am enjoying every minute of it. Lets go bulldogs!!!

  • (2 years ago)

    Geometry Math teacher is uninterested in teaching but enjoys get paid for nothing. Students are not learning.

  • (3 years ago)

    My child had a poor experience at this school. The administration and teachers do nothing to control the profanity in the school. My child was also attacked by students in the physical education class. The action taken by the administration is always- after the fact. This school needs to seriously consider a program to help students understand how to respect themselves and others. I would not recommend this school to any middle school student.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son attended and played on the football team '09. He received a scholarship to college and was greatly helped by the Principal (Mr. Moyer) Athletic Director (Mr. Clements) and his Coach (Kevin Pettis). My wife and I also attended DHS...Bulldog Pride

  • (4 years ago)

    I went there and so did the rest of my family. Go Bulldogs!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    Friendliness and high scholastic standards and great curriculum

  • (5 years ago)

    Deland High School produced many outstanding students in a diverse community.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daugther went to DHS for her freshman year. She liked it but as a parent I could see that they were lacking. She was in gifted for middle school and did great. But she just couldn't be challenged enough. Her grades went down and her attitude got worse. For her 10th grade year I pulled her out and put her in private school. She did a fantastic job and was much happier

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is OK not the Best but not the worst. Although with county cutbacks there are no subsatute teachers so if a teacher is absent then the class goes to the gym so if 13 teachers are sick that is 13 classrooms in the gym with only one 'sub' to overlook all of them!

  • (7 years ago)

    DeLand High School is an outstanding school. This year we are proud to say that we are an 'A' school! As Junior of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program I feel that this rigorous program has helped me developed stronger academic skills every year. DHS also provides AP Honors as well as Early College and Dual Enrollment where students can take classes at the local Daytona Beach College and receive early college credit. DHS has a wide variety of extracurriculars and sports. There is a strong Performing Arts Department that includes Dance and the Hill Street Theater. And lets not forget the OUTSTANDING Chorus Department (which I am a proud member of). The staff and administration play an active part in daily campus life. You can see the principal Mr. Mitch Moyer around campus everyday walking around making sure everything is all right. I love DHS GO BULLDOGS!!! )

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter graduated in 2006 from the ib program she enjoyed all 4 years there and made life-long friends not only with her peers but the caring teachers. She was involved with the swim team and teacher principal and other parents were always involved and had great school spirt. I find that Deland high is the best around! - i would encourage everyone to look closer at a model school. I am proud to be associated with deland high and its' staff. Go bulldogs!

  • (7 years ago)

    DHS offers a wide variety of courses athletics and extracurricular activities. Students that put forth an effort can leave high school with a very good education. Like all schools there are areas of concern but I feel that faculty and staff go above and beyond everyday to reach out to those in need. Great school for students who are willing to get involved!

  • (8 years ago)

    The high school serves a great many more cities than DeLand which lends to overcrowding. You get what you pay for. IB students will tell you it's great. Athletes will tell you it's great. But the vast majority of students who compromise the middle receive an average education. If considering relocation ask DeLand high its college placement rate and the quality of higher ed institutions former students attend. That's a better indicator of overall academic quality than anecdotal stories.

  • (8 years ago)

    I graduated from DHS and have very few good things to say about it. DHS is extremely overcrowded and dirty. The construction was a nightmare! There is very little discipline and the administrators on campus do very little to remedy the problem. Most classes learn very little because the teachers are busy trying to keep the class under control. Favoritism ran rampant among the staff for athletic students & actively involved students. The best part about DHS was the AP & IB classes. This is the only place where real learning occurs. I felt prepared for college only because of the AP classes. All of the other classes are just a joke. Do yourself and your child a favor and send them to a private school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I recently moved to DeLand. I would have waited until my children were out of high school to move if I had known all the issues that the children here need to overcome. I am noticing that the people who are least satisfied with this school are from places other that DeLand. Perhaps that makes us more sensitive to the racial tensions lack of admin control of substitutes of a decent lunch menu that has healthy options and the sense that everyone is holding on tight and hoping to get through this. I have never witnessed so much hatred in one school. Perhaps it is a community problem and not just a school problem. My daughter's a good student but she said it is easy to get A's here because everything is out of control-- so the teachers babysit all day.All she has to do the work. Quality doesn't matter.

  • (8 years ago)

    I too am a Deland High student. And I cannot express how much appriciation I have for the principal and the administration. As an IB (international Baccalaurate) student the teachers and classes encourage and challenge me. Overall the school is amzing and there is no other school I would rather attend. ~A proud lady bulldog~

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a Deland High student who just wanted to take a moment to say to all those who complain or hate the school that Deland High School is the best thing that ever happened to me had I not had the chance to attend DHS then I can promise you I would not be alive today to write this. No matter what any parents (including mine) have to say or do against this school or my self I am proud to call my self a Deland High student. Parents complain here when the school isn't perfect but I can guarentee you that no school is perfect but atleast the people in Deland high took the time to knotice a drowning soul and stop and help. DHS has helped me both emotionally and academicly something I never thought posible. So I thank you Deland High School for giving me a chance.

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