School Details

Kathleen Senior High School

1100 Red Devil Way, Lakeland, FL 33815
(863) 499-2655
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 9-12 1947 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 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
  • Polk County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
42%
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.
81%
80%
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
  • Polk County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

38%
54%
64%
56%
52%
67%
46%
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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 2013
  • Polk County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Kathleen Senior High School is a public high school in Winston. The principal of Kathleen Senior High School is Ms. Ginger Rosenau and can be contacted at ginger.rosenau@polk-fl.net. 1,947 students attend Kathleen Senior High School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Kathleen Senior High School students have "limited English proficiency." 59% of the 1,947 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Kathleen Senior High School is 17:1. McKeel Academy of Technology 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
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 46% 45%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 26% 21%
Hispanic 24% 28%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 0.8% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 67%
Limited English proficiency 5% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is a great school. I am a Senior now and i am glad i have gotten to spend my entire 4 year high school career here. Teachers and Deans are great people.

  • (4 years ago)

    I graduated Kathleen in 07... I had the image and seemed like a total rebel but yet I was totally opposite inside. I loved my school almost all of my teachers were spectacular once you get to know em and take their classes. Mr McClellan is doing a wonderful job with KHS. The staff the ones I remember who are still there are like family to me. Mrs Penny attended my so called wedding...And my parents werent even there! I love the football team and follow them all the time. Im a proud Red Devil and will back up my school and Mr McClellan anyday. Mrs Coffin hands down is the best english teacher ever. Mrs Hill....EXCELLENT. The ag teacher even tho i didnt take ag but one year...is awesome. Mrs Dobson and Mrs Scott the criminal justice teachers are very smart in their field and are awesome teachers....very funny too.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a former student at K.H.S and I loved it there!!! I had the best math teacher and the best aerobics and weight lifting teachers.They might not have the best studdents but I promise you it would be an honor to graduate at KathLeen Senior High School.

  • (5 years ago)

    Well I went there for 4 years. It is a good school. I did enjoy it. It could be better though I feel like by having better programs. $20 000 would do the school some good.

  • (6 years ago)

    I just graduated in May 2007. When I am out and about I always hear negative things about KHS. It is unfortunate because most of the people who say those negative things have never stepped foot on the Devil ground. I love Kathleen and I enjoyed my time spent there. I was involved and very active around campus. I think the teachers are great the principal and heck all of entire staff is great! Students don't let anyone try and talk you out of attending KHS! It's really not lal that bad! I promise!

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is a really great and fun school. I love coming here and don't want to graduate anywhere else.

  • (7 years ago)

    KHS has a superior band program a superior chorus program top-notch basketball soccer football volleyball and swimming program also Ag classes. What else does anyone need. Mr. McClellan is THE BEST! The office staff is warm and caring and the teaching staff is more than qualified to turn out A-one students. There are some troubled youth at the school but that does not reflect on the administration or the staff only on the parents. Where are the parents of some of these youth? The ones that fail are because of the lack of parental support. The parents are supposed to rear the children the teachers are there to teach them.

  • (7 years ago)

    Very good school. You feel at home when you walk in the doors. They treat their children as their own. Excellent music department.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a junior at kathleen senior high. I have to say that this school is a very enjoyable school. Students and staff make it this way. We have an outstanding principal and he makes this school great he pushes the students to do there best and suceed and the students and staff cooperate well!!

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a freshman at KHS. It is a really good school and the teachers and staff there are a great help. Monda

  • (9 years ago)

    This school offers college classes that will count toward college credits. KHS has an excellent AG choir basketball and football program.

  • (10 years ago)

    I'm a freshman at Kathleen and so far I think it's a pretty good school. I feel safe there most of the time because security gaurds are all over the halls. Discipline could improve by alot sometimes certain problems are overlooked. The teacher quality could improve. Being a freshman I haven't had many teachers yet but the a few of the ones that I've had were the worst teachers I've had in my life. The principal could improve I don't think I've ever seen him doing anything but walking around the school.The P.E. department could improve on it's teachers or add more activities and the English department could stand to get rid of it's new freshman teacher. The history and science teachers are wonderful. The Geometry teacher I have is the best math teacher I've ever had and the Ag teachers are great. Overall Kathleen is a good school.

  • (10 years ago)

    I'm not a parent but I graduate this school year.(2004) I'm not at all satisfied with the school this year. I've failed the FCAT 5 times. That is absurd. It's the reading I've had trouble with. I even took a class on it. What my point is is the principal is so worried if our shirt is tucked in whether the gate is locked at the front of the school or something of a low value. They don't worry the fact that more students like me havn't passed the FCAT. No don't try to help them worry bout themselves. They won't even come get a kid out of class to use the bathroom we have to have an escort to come to the class but they never come so when the student leaves the principal punishes them. I dislike my school alot. I hate that my high school years had to end like this.

  • (11 years ago)

    I'm not a parent. I graduated from Kathleen with the class of 2003 and everytime I pass by KHS I want to go back. The school is making changes that will be for the good of the students. I also graduated in 3 years but it wasn't to get away. I love my high school and all the people there and I will represent until the day I die.

  • (11 years ago)

    I graduated from KHS class 1975. Though the school encountered some difficult times during my stay i still feel as though i received a quality education and could have obtain an even better education had i applied myself more.

  • (11 years ago)

    I attended Kathleen for all three years of high school...that's right all three years. I hated going to school there so much that I worked diligently to obtain enough credits to graduate a full year early. I think that Mr. D is the greatest thing that has happened to Kathleen since Mr. Alvarez and I hope that he continues to make improvements.

  • (11 years ago)

    While I agree that things are improving at KHS I remain very disappointed at the class sizes. I understand that the state allows up to 36 students in a class but can anyone teach 36 students in a single class?

  • (11 years ago)

    We are very proud to have our teen attend KHS She is a senior and with Mr. D. As principle last year and this year it has made a great difference in the way the school has improved

  • (11 years ago)

    Kathleen High School has long been overshadowed by the more affluent high schools in Lakeland. It has been rejected as being inferior while it is actually a 'jewel in the rough'. Finally since the arrival of Mike D'Angelo (principal) KHS has begun to shine. Mr. D'Angelo has brought a sense of revitalization. We look forward to finally being recognized as the quality school (and people) that we are.

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