School Details

Washington Senior High School

6000 College Pkwy, Pensacola, FL 32504
(850) 475-5257
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1646 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 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
  • Escambia County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

54%
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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.
79%
81%
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
  • Escambia County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

57%
69%
64%
70%
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67%
74%
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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
  • Escambia County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Washington Senior High School is a public high school in Pensacola. The principal of Washington Senior High School is Mr. Michael Roberts, who can be contacted at mroberts@escambia.k12.fl.us. 1,646 students attend Washington Senior High School and identify as Multiracial; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 0.6% of the Washington Senior High School students have "limited English proficiency." 48% of the 1,646 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Washington Senior High School is 16:1. Aletheia Christian 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
  • Latin
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 6% 7%
Hispanic 6% 5%
White, non-Hispanic 47% 50%
Black, non-Hispanic 37% 35%
Asian 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.5% 0.9%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 61%
Limited English proficiency 0.6% 1%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Washington high school is overall a good high school. There are many great long term teachers there. The curriculum has been updated to accommodate advanced students but there are still controls in place to limit acceleration. AP courses are available and instructed by effective teachers. College campus dual enrollment is not encouraged but tolerated by this school.

  • (12 months ago)

    Worst math department I've ever seen in my life. I've been to 5 different high schools and this might be the worst. There's nothing positive about this school. Teachers will fail you just to fail you.

  • (2 years ago)

    Washington High is a good school im going to be a senior this coming school year at washington and ive been there since my freshman year and i love the school. The foreign languages i love along with the pep rallys and the homecoming dances at school. We have decent to good teachers there and some of the students are okay there not all. The school has became a little more populated and its harder to move around but overall its a good school.

  • (5 years ago)

    You get out what you put in any school. I wonder if the parent who complained about the administration ever took the time to volunteer to help out and be part of the solution instead of sitting back complaining. I didn't sit back and let anything stop my kids from getting a good education. Both of my kids received college credits and where able to dual enroll on campus and also take AP courses at BT Washington. From sports band to academics opportunities are there. Get up get involved and help. Don't sit and wait for the teachers to teach your kid. After all they are you kids!

  • (5 years ago)

    The administration of BT Washington is horrible...how the principle was promoted/transferred to run this school is amazing. Hopefully the new Escambia County Sup. of Schools will clean house. It is what it is...

  • (7 years ago)

    I love all my teachers I was new this year and my teachers made me feel accepted. Mr. Roland really opened my eyes to the study of psycology.

  • (7 years ago)

    this is an amazing school. i love it! i am a cheerleader for booker t. washington highschool and i absolutely love the many varieties of extra curricular activities thy provide for the students. i make very good grades and recommend this school to all high school students

  • (9 years ago)

    Well-rounded curriculum and diverse student body. Excellent foreign languages department

  • (9 years ago)

    The leadership of this school has changed quite a bit since I was there but many of the instructors are still around. This school has a lot of resources available to the students especially in the arts (photo lab video studio) and industrial arts (mechanical drafting architechture wood shop). While those are nice the school has a good social studies and English faculty. When I was there (graduated a few years back) the math department was horrible hopefully that has changed.

  • (9 years ago)

    educational environment teachers & factulty work parents & students. For the 1st in the school's history the band director is african-american. It's the highschool in the district to serve Exceptional Student Education.

  • (10 years ago)

    I being a former student got a full taste of what Washington High was really about behind closed doors. I have moved to another school and since then I have been given the attention that students deserve. I have been concerned and cared about. The faculty at Washington High was never willing to go out of their way to do anything for any students! Many people have complained about Washington and I am one willing to speak out about it. When I become a parent in the future I can assure you Washington is not the place I would choose to send my childern. The lack of motivation and concern the teachers and staff show highly discourage students from wanting an education and wanting to be involved with school functions. Statiscs have shown students who are involved with school functions spend their time being productive and not doing the 'cool' thing.

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