School Details

Martin County High School

2801 South Kanner Highway, Stuart, FL 34994
(772) 219-1800
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2090 students 18 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

65%
63%
53%

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 2014
  • Martin County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
67%
55%
63%
61%
64%

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.
85%
87%
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 2014
  • Martin County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
75%
66%
73%
75%
68%
63%
74%
64%
66%
72%
65%

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 2014
  • Martin County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Martin County High School is a public high school in Stuart. The principal of Martin County High School is MR. ALFRED FABRIZIO, whose e-mail is fabriza@martin.k12.fl.us. 2,090 children attend Martin County High School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 22% of the Martin County High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 57% of the 2,090 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Martin County High School is 18:1. Peace Christian Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • German
  • Latin
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 67% 62%
Hispanic 22% 26%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Asian 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.05%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57% 33%
Limited English proficiency 22% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    I graduated from MCHS in 2006. It was an interesting experience and one I will never forget. The physical structure was awful and I hear they began construction a couple of years ago which is great. I ended up going to the University of Vermont to study Music Education. MCHS had an outstanding music program and I would recommend taking a class with Mr. Corbin even if you can't sing. He will change your life! My guidance counselor was a severe disappointment and told me that if I wanted to go to schools in the Northeast then I would need to enlist help from a professional college entrance adviser. I wish I had challenged myself as a student and had taken more AP classes (they have a wonderful assortment) because my honor classes were very easy. would recommend this school to students who are willing to take their own initiative. )

  • (5 years ago)

    I graduated MCHS in 2005 from the AP program. I have to say that most of my teachers were more qualified than my college professors. I had a nuclear physicist for physics a former military intelligence case officer for American history the former head of quality control for Pratt and Whitney for Statistics and my Calculus I and II teacher was probably the most aggressive educator I have ever had comical in her intensity but effective memorable and understood her subject as well as any professor I have ever had. The biggest downside of MCHS that I had when I went to University of Florida I felt that my professors were grossly under-qualified compared to my high school teachers! It makes it hard to take college serious when you go from someone that was spying on the Soviets in the 1980's to a professor that once read a book about it.

  • (6 years ago)

    I have a son graduated last year and a daughter will graduate from MCHS this year. I have been actively involved in schools for over 15 years. Compared to schools in Illinois the Principal and staff at MCHS get the picture that the schools should challenge kids to learn. I believe that MCHS is the best! I wish more parents were involved but that is what happens when kids reach high school. Both kids are in or accepted at good universities and can look forward to success there building off the base provided by MCHS. One great school.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter loved MCHS! She went there for my freshman year and said it was great funand the administrators were really there to help you. She was able to take Honors and AP classes and still have a social life. Everyone was so school spirited && she was it was easy to love the school. We moved after her freshman year and I never hear the end of her saying how much MCHS school is better than the school she goes to now. She still consider MCHS her home.

  • (8 years ago)

    My two kids benefited from MCHS. My daughter was involved in the AP program especially math and science as well as the band during her first three years. She went on to be a National Merit Scholar so clearly the program works. My son did lots of dual enrollment classes and brought over 40 semester credits with him to college. He was breifly involved with the drama program (technical). As a parent I found it easy to be involved; I wish more parents had been able to give just a little of themselves to help make a good place even better.

  • (8 years ago)

    I really love MCHS! I haven't been going here long but I have had six or seven family members go here and say it is a great and fun! I am so excited to begin school again... especially one that has been loved by many people. With all the after school activities it is really easy to get involved and meet new people and with all the sports it's hard not to show school spirit! The teacher's are nice and easy to talk to if you have a question and everyone is just really helpful!

  • (8 years ago)

    I think the more recent reviews here say it pretty well. We have very few complaints about teachers or other staff. The two guidance people we have known are top-flight. My daughter benefitted from Pre-AP and AP classes while my under-achieving son learned more how to 'work the system' to graduate than really how to crack the books and 'learn to learn'. I think he might have been more actively identified as struggling and offered the more personalized help he needed but this is public school and they do what they can...

  • (10 years ago)

    MCHS has an exceptionally wide availability of more than 20 AP classes for students to choose from. More than 85% of MCHS high school graduates go on to college. MCHS provides a really fine and balanced education for students who want to take advantage of the classes that are offered. There are many class and club activities for kids to be involved with. The guidance counselors are very knowlegable about helping kids choose and apply to colleges. My two sons have really enjoyed their high school years here.

  • (10 years ago)

    Academic Programs are acceptable. The extracurricular activities are available. The level of Parent involvement could be better.

  • (11 years ago)

    Overall we are pleased with the teachers and guidance people. It should benefit by the forthcoming opening of a third H.S. in the county to alleviate crowding. The physical plant still looks scruffy and poorly maintained due to budget constraints behind the facade of the new buildings visible from the street.

  • (11 years ago)

    This was a very dissapointing experience. Feeling overwelmed being in a overcrowded school never receiving the extra help needed to pass a class. Was actually taught by non-certified teachers failed the classes. The teacher was not sympathic and chose to fail him based on the difference of grading a failing grade (50-60) versus a zero. Even though his outline clearly stated a failure he choose the zero so that my son would not purposely pass the class by 1 point. In my opinion this teacher should never be one. He even told my son to give up the one career he wants putting my son down. Usually a zero means never made a attempt- but at this school you can work hard and still get a zero for effort. Watch out for your children at this school.

  • (11 years ago)

    Hello I graduated from Martin County High School in 1962.I then attended college and graduated with a BS Degree in 1966 from FSU.I thoroughly enjoyed my time at MCHS and although I was somewhat of a 'Hellion'I was certainly presented with every opportunity to learn from some very dedicated professional concerned instructors.I thank them and the support staff one and all. Regards Robert B Thomas

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