School Details

St. Petersburg High School

2501 5th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33713
(727) 893-1842
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 2282 students 17 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
  • Pinellas County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
53%
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61%
64%

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.
87%
85%
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
  • Pinellas County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
61%
66%
67%
68%
68%
46%
60%
64%
71%
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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
  • Pinellas County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

St. Petersburg High School is a public high school in Saint Petersburg. The principal of St. Petersburg High School is MR. ALBERT BENNETT, whose e-mail is 3781.principal@pcsb.org. 2,282 children attend St. Petersburg High School and identify as Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and White, non-Hispanic. 8% of the St. Petersburg High School students have "limited English proficiency." 16% of the 2,282 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at St. Petersburg High School is 17:1. The Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • 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
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 14%
Asian/Pacific Islander 8% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 60% 58%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 17% 19%
Asian 10% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 16% 25%
Limited English proficiency 8% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    I was in the IB program and had an immensely rewarding time in high school. IB students and teachers are great passionate people to be around.

  • (11 months ago)

    I am a parent of a 10th grade IB student. We gave been very impressed with the quality of the educators and rigorous challenging academics. Based on college acceptances of recent graduates I feel my son will be well - prepared to continue his education at the next level. There are also many opportunities for extracurricular activities like clubs sports and music. Love the school spirit too!

  • (2 years ago)

    This school is NOT a "great-school" at all and believe me when I tell you. My child came home crying every day. The school grade may be good but teacher-student interaction is unsatisfactory. Also the children in the school bully . Ive had 3 children attend this school and they all came back with bad reports. One of my children went to Boca Ciega High and came back with better and higher spirits then what she has now. I do admit there is alot of school spirit but they should focus more on academics then sports.

  • (2 years ago)

    Amazing school if you are considering it you should definitely go. The people are really nice and you get good admin support. Also big school spirit. The ib program is phenomenal.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am currently in the IB program so I cant comment on traditional schooling but this is an amazing school. I highly recomend IB to anyone considering it. It is challenging but the teachers are very involved and it is difficult to fail as long as one wants to be there. Most of the teachers are alumni so they understand what the students are facing and most of them are youngso they still remeber what its like to be a student. There is a lot of discussion in class and the teachers treat the students like equals which makes the students more likely to listen and retain the information being given. There are almost no problems that I have with this school after 2 years of attendence

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school after one year of being in its IB program. It's a lovely program with dedicated teachers. and SPHS has so many fantastic traditions thats it's impossible not to become a true Green Devil at heart. And I adore the History department.

  • (5 years ago)

    The best high school in Pinellas county. Great IB program awesome traditions that stand the test of time too.

  • (5 years ago)

    St.Pete High is full of our Green Devil Spirit and tradition.

  • (6 years ago)

    great parent communication and efforts to allow the success of the students...very happy!

  • (7 years ago)

    top 100 high school great teachers great clubs and athletics a school that seems to be getting better by the year.

  • (10 years ago)

    If you are in IB the teacher and admin support is wonderful. However the 'regular' (honors) program things aren't so great. Students with high GPAs (and are in honors) that have boarderline Stanine scores are being discourage from taking additional honors or AP classes. (They are literally being placed back into regular level classes by their counselors.) Parent involvement needs to be monitored. Meaning too many over zealous parents take low level jobs at the school so they can obtain sponsor seats or coaches seats to ensure their child will make a club or a sport. Many complaints are being lodge but falling on deaf ears. Safety inside the school appears to be fine. However outside is a different story. Cars are being broken into and stolen. Unfortunately the new principal is more talk than action. I'm not sure she holds the qualities a high school environment needs.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is a very nice school and my daughter is in the I.B. program as a sophmore and she couldn't be even more please she is very involved in the schools extracuriculars and social events.

  • (11 years ago)

    SPHS is an amazing school. It has many clubs for any type of interest. The school is very safe. Teachers are very involved and care a lot about the students.

  • (11 years ago)

    St Pete High is in the top 25 schools in the nation. There is so much school spirit and parent involvement and the overall quality of this school is excellent. You could not asked for a better principal Mrs. Linda Benware is perfect for this school and the parents and students love her.

  • (11 years ago)

    I myself graduated from this school in 2000. The majority of the faculty was supportive and helpful. I have observed a lack of control over students in the classroom though many changes have been made over the past few years to improve this. I recieved a high quality education and would recomend the school to fellow parents based on the respect and quality attention that I recieved from teachers. The staff is very helpful and does their best to teach under the circumstances they do.

  • (11 years ago)

    The principal has a positive leadership style which motivates students teachers and parents to work toward creating a safe environment and encouraging highest student achievement. She has worked to coordinate with local colleges to provide dual enrollment courses for students with interest in concentrated areas beyond that offered in the school curriculum. In this inner city school the staff is working to increase expectations of all students so that all students will be expected to take honors courses Advanced Placement courses or be in the highly rated International Baccalaureate program. The extracurricullar activities are numerous varied and well attended.

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