School Details

Journeys Academy

1722 W Airport Blvd, Sanford, FL 32771
(407) 320-7827
1

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-12 257 students Unknown students/teacher

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 2013
  • Seminole County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

17%
66%
55%
28%
69%
57%

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 2013
  • Seminole County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

17%
69%
51%
19%
69%
56%
18%
59%
47%
44%
81%
79%

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.
39%
82%
78%

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 2013
  • Seminole County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

11%
64%
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 2013
  • Seminole County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

14%
66%
54%
42%
82%
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.
41%
90%
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 2013
  • Seminole County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

2%
72%
64%
16%
74%
67%
20%
74%
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 2013
  • Seminole County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Journeys Academy is a public high school in Sanford. The principal of Journeys Academy is Mr. Mike Icardi, who can be contacted at mike_icardi@scps.k12.fl.us. 257 students attend Journeys Academy and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 73% of the 257 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Crooms Academy of Information Technology is one of the nearest high schools.

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 42% 14%
White, non-Hispanic 32% 56%
Hispanic 21% 22%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73% 45%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    This school is not at all good they constantly pick with the kids to keep them there some of the staff are very rude.the teachers don't teach these kids nothing that's why I'm only giving one star. They really need to do better!!!!!!

  • (1 year ago)

    This place houses the worst of the worst. The kids that go there have no place in normal schools. The kids that get sent to journeys are the kids who can not. Survive in normal society. These kids belong there. Its just the last stop before the graduate and go to prison.

  • (1 year ago)

    I live in a gated apartment complex in winter springs and there are 3 kids from journeys and they are a constant problem. Just about everyone knows about journeys. Its a prison prep school. If there are kids there without records its simply because they havent been pinched yet. This school houses the worst of the worst. If you think your kids there for poor grades then its obvious you are the reason there there.

  • (1 year ago)

    My children did not attend the school. But last year students from journeys were allowed to attend winter springs hs. There were fights taking place almost everyday. These students should not be allowed to attend schools in better areas. It's not a building that gets a bad grade it's the people in it. Some people might get offended but I'm speaking what many are thinking. Obviously journeys does not have the best of students according to its ratings and what just a few of those students were turning winter springs hs into.

  • (3 years ago)

    Not every child that goes to Journey's have an arrest record or have a behavior problem. My son had a Math deficiency and the teacher did not know how to help him so she started a behavioral paper trail which ended up in referrals and suspensions. It caused him to lose hope because of the many times he missed instruction causing him to receive F's in all of his classes. He ended up in a fight because of a negative comment made by a student about his grades. My son is now a B student because the majority of the teachers and staff at Journeys cared about his academics and his life as a male; especially his Math teachers. This experience gave him a whole new outlook on life and his future. If your child is not headed in the right direction and want to do better Journeys is a good choice. It might be that there may be a negative in one child but that negative may bring out the positive in your child and cause him/her to want to do better.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is a last resort for students that have been deemed by teachers administrators and a member of the school board to not be able to behave properly in general population. For the students that go here and parents that children end up here wake up. The signs were on the wall. Students that attend this school are expelled for a reason. Most have arrest records and behavior problems. I know from personal experience volunteering with the students at this school. The teachers are very educated some have PhD Masters and even former administrators. These children are here for a reason and need to be taught lessons with zero tolerance. They can adjust fine to general population especially if the parents wise up and admit that it is the child and there fault. Stop blaming others and focus on your family and you will see success. Students don't end up here for no reason.

  • (3 years ago)

    my son will be attending this school and i'm not very happy about it this is his first time ever getting in trouble he is a good kid this is his first year in high school i feel this will bring his grades down i hear so many bad things about this school they better hope nothing happens to my son.

  • (3 years ago)

    Journeys Academy seems to focus more on holding your child back other than helping them to succeed. Mostly innocent kids come to this school and hang out with a bad crowd and overall become worse. The students at Journey's Academy dont do well when/if they transition back to a normal school. Its harder to keep up. The see administration and staff as a joke. Definately not a healthy enviroment for anyone. I dont see how Journeys was even thought to be a good enviroment when all they do is take all of the trouble kids and but them all in the same place.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter is currently attending this school and this was the first time she ever got in trouble at all. In a way I think that Journeys has helped her to realize some things... helped her to know that she doesn't want to be like some of those other kids that have been in there two or three times already. She wants better for herself. I do believe that her teachers have a great deal to do with her being refocused and her stepdad and myself talk to her every day and encourage her to do better and let her know how proud we are of her. Granted I thought Journeys would be different. Like they talk about zero tolerance for this and zero tolerance for that but there are still kids using drugs daily at Journeys and finding a way to do what they want to do. May daughter tells me everything that goes on in there. It's scary really. It's like alot of these kids have already lost hope for a better life and a good future.

  • (3 years ago)

    this school is a trap for innocent kids who get expelled for silly reasons and dont have behaviour problems. but later on the student hangs around with the wrong crowd and picks up bad habbits thus leading to seccond and third expullsions. but there are some good teachers there.

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