School Details

Pace High School

4065 Norris Road, Pace, FL 32571
(850) 995-3600
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1821 students 19 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

67%
66%
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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 2014
  • Santa Rosa County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
69%
55%
72%
70%
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.
91%
88%
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
  • Santa Rosa County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
81%
66%
70%
77%
68%
78%
74%
64%
79%
78%
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
  • Santa Rosa County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pace High School is a public high school in Milton. The principal of Pace High School is MR. STEPHEN SHELL and can be contacted at PR570182@mail.santarosa.k12.fl.us. 1,821 students go to Pace High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 11% of the Pace High School students have "limited English proficiency." 0% of the 1,821 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Pace High School is 19:1. Trinitas Christian School 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
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 85% 80%
Multiracial 5% 7%
Hispanic 4% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 3% 5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Asian 2% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 42%
Limited English proficiency 11% 0.6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    This is the best school i ever went too!!! I hear some other reviews that are not true like "there are rats running around the school" or "theres to many christians" or "too much drugs" but thats not really true. First of all rats running around? Okay that was the worst lie i ever heard pace is the cleanest school ever. To many christians? Yeah sorry were a people who like are religion and go to our church i dont even know how you can complain about somthing that isn't even aloud in school anyway. And the drugs? Well every school has drugs but schools up north and west are worse. The only reason you hear about drugs hear is because the staff actually catches kids when they have them unlike the majority of other schools.

  • (3 years ago)

    As a current student some of these reviews are apalling. Drgs- just as much as any high school. Teacher quality- very good unless you happen to get the occasional lazy teacher. The two main problems are the hugely Christian bias and the clique-ish attitude of students. You rarley see students interact with others who differ in opinions. Sports are also a VERY big impact on student life especially football (like most high schools) Socially the school is on the lesser side but academics are very well done.

  • (3 years ago)

    Pace High School is the best School I have ever attended. It is better than some of the private schools I have even gone to! There isn't a day where I don't have fun! The teachers are very understanding and will work with you on whatever you need help with. Unlike what the person below be posted(P.S. go back to where you're from if you do not like Pace) it is a very clean environment. No rats whatsoever. As for being overrun with drugs I have never seen one type of drug on that campus before and trust me I know more than 80% of the student body. I am very happy with my time I have spent there.

  • (4 years ago)

    We moved here a little over a year ago from a very highly rated school. We are very unhappy with Pace High. They have very few extracurricular activities outside of sports. The school is overrun with drugs and there doesn't seem that there is anything to do in town to keep the kids busy. The school has a coffee shop but didn't have a school library part of last school year. The gym is the smallest school gym I have ever seen and we came from a fairly small town. It is filthy and I was afraid to sit down. My son said you can sometimes hear rats running in the ceiling during classes. Overall not a good experience. We are trying looking to relocate to get our children out of this school system.

  • (4 years ago)

    Maintains high values and morals which it becoming a thing of the past in most areas. my kids went through Pace High School number 1 school in the USA

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a former student. This school had some great teachers; however the administration crossed the line several times. They were not very open to beliefs other than Christian.

  • (5 years ago)

    Pace High School is a school that has a great educational program fabulous teachers and administrators and has maintained the values and morals that many schools and parts of the country have completely dismissed. I definitely think this school is deserving of America's Favorite School!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Pace High School because the teachers and student are like one big family.There where no ill will towards anybody.

  • (5 years ago)

    Excellent school I moved here for this school also.

  • (5 years ago)

    The administration has high expectations of discipline academics with the faculty staff displaying strong moral character. I have three children that all graduated from Pace. They have been very successful in college. Two of the three have post-graduate degrees. The last one is working on his BS and plans to go further.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am so impressed with this school. They have high expectations for the children and the administration and teachers are awesome role models for the kids as a whole. They are an All- American wonderful school- one of the few that still values what our country was founded on.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school! We relocated to Pace based solely on this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    an excellent school for learning

  • (5 years ago)

    there christian beliefs keep getting them into more and more trouble they need to put their personal beliefs aside and look at the school as a diverse Whole!

  • (5 years ago)

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the school!! I love the fact that it gives off a christian persona....and I hope it always stays this way! For those of you who do not agree with this and the way the administration believe....there are other schools to choose from...go somewhere else!! As for me and my house school county....we will serve the LORD!!

  • (6 years ago)

    The school is great as far as academics & teachers go however the administration needs serious revising. It's a public school and the administration acts as if it's a private christian school in many occurences. Other than the ridiculous admin. the school is awesome )

  • (6 years ago)

    Academic wise the school is great. They offer a lot to the students to grow and enrich themselves. However there is a huge religious undertone that tends to be a bit over the line. It comes through in some of the classes and the way the teachers teach. Shouldn't be brought to the schools. Also if you are at all 'different' and express yourself you will have problems. Conformitty is their standard. Like the academics do not like the administration.

  • (7 years ago)

    I graduated from Pace High in 1980 and since have had 3 students graduate and currently have a 10th grader there. Pace has some of the highest FCAT scores in the state! They have an excellent sports program too! Great leadership!

  • (7 years ago)

    Pace High School at best is average. There is a very strong religious undertone and at times crosses the line. Not being from this area and here only due to military transfer we found the structure and the cirriculum to be far below and other state we've been in. Yes you'll do great if you play sports or know someone who knows someone.

  • (8 years ago)

    Id have to say this is an outstanding school. My dad is in the military so I've been to a few schools and this is by far the best. Great sports and NJROTC their NJROTC unit was best in the world in 2003 and their sports teams have won way to many state championships to count. Great academics challenging and helps a lot. I highly recommend going to this school. 6 star definitely.

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