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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    B+
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Health & Safety
    A
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B
  10. Resources & Facilities
    A
Booker High School is a highly rated, public school located in Sarasota, FL. It has 1,285 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 19 to 1. According to state test scores, 46% of students are at least proficient in math and 51% in reading.

Booker High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
51%
Percent Proficient - Math
46%
Average Graduation Rate
82%
Average SAT
1110
96 responses
Average ACT
23
147 responses
AP Enrollment
4%

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Living in the Area
  1. Cost of Living
    B-
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    B-
Median Household Income
$47,884
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,069
National
$949
Median Home Value
$239,600
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
89%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.35 responses
Poll
91%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.35 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 105 responses
  • Theater Performances
    19%
  • Football games
    18%
  • Music
    16%
  • Dance Showcases
    11%
  • Pep rally's
    10%
  • Basketball games
    9%
  • Spirit Week
    7%

Students

Diversity
A+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,285
Free or Reduced Lunch
66%
74%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.35 responses
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.35 responses
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.35 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
19:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$43,293
Teachers in First/Second Year
14.1%
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.48 responses
83%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.48 responses
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.48 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$12,976/ year
National
$12,239
90%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.50 responses
48%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.50 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.50 responses
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I am a current 10th grader at Booker High. Coming to Booker High as a sophomore, I thought it wouldn't be diverse because of the location. As weeks came in at the school, I was completely wrong. At Booker, there are so many programs to enter and extra-curricular activities to do that it makes life at school better. The teachers are always involved to help their students focus on their work, but they also build a relationship to where it helps the student stay on task. Booker High is all about "College Readiness"! My principal is absolutely caring and passionate about 100% of students that attend Booker High will graduate "College and Career Ready". Outside of academics, Booker has an outstanding VPA groups that include: dance, theater, band and many more. Along with that, Booker high has well known sports teams. The Booker High School Tornadoes are very passionate about their sports and give their best efforts to achieve their dreams. I wouldn't dream of going to any other school.
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Booker High has an amazing environment and staff. Everyday is new and exiting, whether it is with a flash mob from the dance department or a dance off with the school mascot. The staff are amazing and always really to help someone. They have an wonderful VPA program for people interested in the arts. Our principal makes sure everyone feels safe at school. This is a great school for anyone wanting to do a performing art or sport, they are extremely inclusive. A huge point for this school is making sure every student is 100% college or career ready by the time they graduate and they even have a Research room for students to go and find scholarships or internships for them!
Booker High School is a clean and beautiful campus, with principal of the year, and so much more. Booker prides itself on a lot of things. One being a completely diverse school with one third black, one third white, and a one third Hispanic student body, students from all over the world attend our school. We also have the 2017's Principal of the year, Dr. Rachel Shelly whose motto and is known by every single student at the school, "100% of Booker High students will be college and career ready" We also have a beautiful campus and our custodial staff just recently was given the white glove award again after keeping our modern campus sparkling. The school's biggest attraction by far though is our curriculum. We are a preforming arts high school with departments such as musical theater, dance, music, art, and many more making national news and headliners with our top notch production value. Booker is a wonderful, diverse, high achieving school and any child would be lucky to attend.