Cocoa High School

Summary:

Cocoa High School is a public high school in Cocoa, Florida, serving grades 7-12 with a student population of 1,551. The school is part of the Brevard District, which is ranked 17th out of 67 districts in Florida and has a 4-star rating from SchoolDigger.

While Cocoa High School has a diverse student population, with relatively even distributions of White, African American, and Hispanic students, the school consistently underperforms compared to the Brevard District and Florida state averages across various standardized tests and end-of-course exams. For example, in 2022-2023, only 24% of Cocoa High School students were proficient or better in Algebra 1, compared to 54% in the Brevard District and Florida. Additionally, Cocoa High School has seen a decline in its four-year graduation rate, dropping from 81.3% in 2018-2019 to 70.3% in 2022-2023, which is significantly lower than the state average. The school also has a high chronic absenteeism rate, reaching 34.1% in 2022-2023, much higher than the state average and the nearby schools, such as Cocoa Beach Junior/Senior High School and Viera High School.

The high percentage of students from low-income families at Cocoa High School, reaching 72.86% in 2022-2023, may be a contributing factor to the school's lower academic performance and graduation rates. These socioeconomic and attendance-related challenges present an opportunity for the Brevard District and school administration to identify and implement strategies to improve student outcomes and close the achievement gap with the surrounding schools.


Detail:

Public 7-12

 2000 Tiger Trl
       Cocoa, FL  32926-5526


(321) 632-5300

District: Brevard

SchoolDigger Rank:
635th of 792 Florida High Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,958 Help


Feeder schools for Cocoa High School:

Elementary:    Cambridge Elementary Magnet School
    Endeavour Elementary School
    Fairglen Elementary School

Student/teacher ratio:  18.4 Help
Number of students:  1,551

Racial breakdown:

White:
34.4%
Hispanic:
28.0%
African American:
27.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  72.9% Help


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Performance Trends
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Compare Details Cocoa High School ranks worse than 87.5% of middle schools in Florida. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 15.86. (See more...)
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Compare Details Cocoa High School ranks worse than 80.2% of high schools in Florida. It also ranks 16th among 18 ranked high schools in the Brevard School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2023 the calculated Average Standard Score was 16.11. (See more...)
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The Adjusted Cohort Graduation Rate (ACGR) measures the percentage of Cocoa High School freshmen who graduate within four years, adjusting for students who transfer in or out.
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Chronic absenteeism in a high school refers to a situation where students repeatedly miss school, with the threshold often defined as missing 10% or more of school days for any reason, excused or unexcused.
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Cocoa High School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (34.4%), Hispanic (28%), African American (27.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 72.9% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Cocoa High School is 18.4, which is the 8th best among 18 high schools in the Brevard School District. (See more...)
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Finance
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Cocoa High School is $10,958, which is the 2nd highest among 18 high schools in the Brevard School District.
Schooldigger Rankings:

Cocoa High School was not ranked this year due to insufficient test score data.
SchoolDigger ranks Cocoa High School 1037th of 1185 Florida public middle schools. (See Cocoa High School in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Cocoa High School 635th of 792 Florida public high schools. (See Cocoa High School in the ranking list.)

Brevard:

SchoolDigger ranks Brevard 17th of 67 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Cocoa High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2014 25.18 777th 999 22.2%
2016 33.79 666th 997 33.2%
2017 27.27 756th 1031 26.7%
2018 26.68 772nd 1035 25.4%
2019 27.44 831st 1099 24.4%
2021 15.82 991st 1136 12.8%
2022 18.18 980th 1148 14.6%
2023 15.86 1032nd 1177 12.3%
See the entire list of Florida High School Rankings!

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Cocoa High School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 41.15 317th 484 34.5%
2005 53.62 242nd 487 50.3%
2006 56.16 219th 477 54.1%
2007 52.77 273rd 563 51.5%
2008 58.35 246th 577 57.4%
2009 55.19 286th 587 51.3%
2010 46.87 370th 620 40.3%
2011 42.52 393rd 622 36.8%
2012 37.05 342nd 606 43.6%
2013 27.67 477th 648 26.4%
2014 40.72 404th 687 41.2%
2016 31.21 452nd 693 34.8%
2017 26.64 479th 714 32.9%
2018 27.58 496th 716 30.7%
2019 25.75 518th 734 29.4%
2021 17.31 579th 746 22.4%
2022 20.24 589th 774 23.9%
2023 16.11 634th 792 19.9%
See the entire list of Florida High School Rankings!

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a student
Sunday, February 3, 2013

Open Quote Great school. Currently going up and now is an "A" school. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Cocoa High School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 883 457 10 13 1 n/a n/a 0 1364
1989 864 442 15 21 0 n/a n/a 0 1342
1990 778 381 20 21 0 n/a n/a 0 1200
1991 801 398 17 20 0 n/a n/a 0 1236
1992 810 393 13 18 0 n/a n/a 0 1234
1993 800 338 10 19 1 n/a n/a 0 1168
1994 794 350 9 32 1 n/a n/a 0 1186
1995 818 376 13 21 1 n/a n/a 0 1229
1996 818 376 13 21 1 n/a n/a 0 1229
1997 800 413 11 20 1 n/a n/a 0 1245
1998 833 417 6 20 1 n/a n/a 0 1277
1999 811 411 5 19 0 n/a n/a 0 1246
2000 795 421 4 33 1 n/a n/a 0 1254
2001 807 430 4 40 3 n/a n/a 0 1284
2002 911 444 4 56 3 n/a n/a 0 1418
2003 911 444 4 56 3 n/a n/a 0 1418
2004 923 456 8 55 3 n/a n/a 0 1445
2005 861 469 5 48 2 n/a n/a 0 1385
2006 790 457 4 66 3 n/a n/a 0 1320
2007 731 434 7 73 2 n/a n/a 25 1272
2008 696 372 4 89 2 n/a n/a 29 1192
2009 606 364 7 100 3 n/a n/a 34 1114
2010 544 345 7 96 4 n/a n/a 34 1030
2011 496 313 6 98 4 0 52 0 969
2012 459 325 7 102 1 0 66 0 960
2013 499 288 6 113 1 0 59 0 966
2014 766 356 16 214 4 0 101 0 1457
2015 763 375 15 270 4 0 103 0 1530
2016 761 330 15 272 1 2 117 0 1498
2017 729 387 14 313 3 1 122 0 1569
2018 736 362 10 347 2 3 140 0 1600
2019 682 409 6 331 6 3 139 0 1576
2020 664 446 8 348 9 3 132 0 1610
2021 591 479 3 367 7 2 126 0 1575
2022 539 440 5 389 8 3 130 0 1514
2023 533 430 8 434 4 3 139 0 1551

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity

For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Cocoa High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1364 80.0 17.0 12.9
1989 1342 81.0 16.5 12.9
1990 1200 74.0 16.2 11.8
1991 1236 74.0 16.7 10.9
1992 1234 74.0 16.6 10.9
1993 1168 79.0 14.8 21.1
1994 1186 77.0 15.4 24.5
1995 1229 82.0 15.0 14.2
1996 1229 82.0 15.0 14.2
1997 1245 78.0 16.0 18
1998 1277 78.0 16.4 19
1999 1246 69.0 18.1 21.1
2000 1254 68.0 18.4 20.5
2001 1284 69.0 18.6 21.4
2002 1418 73.0 19.4 21.2
2003 1418 73.0 19.4 21.2
2004 1445 81.0 17.8 19.9
2005 1385 78.0 17.8 34.8
2006 1320 78.0 16.9 32.7
2007 1272 81.0 15.7 35.1
2008 1192 82.0 14.5 35.9
2009 1114 85.8 14.1 42.7
2010 1030 75.0 13.7 54.8
2011 969 70.0 13.8 55.8
2012 960 64.0 15.0 58.6
2013 966 68.0 14.2 60.9
2014 1457 92.0 15.8 63.7
2015 1530 95.0 16.1 70.3
2016 1498 96.0 15.6 73.2
2017 1569 96.0 16.3 76.2
2018 1600 98.0 16.3 72.8
2019 1576 89.0 17.7 76.7
2020 1610 90.8 17.7 77.3
2021 1575 86.0 18.3 79.4
2022 1514 88.0 17.2 81
2023 1551 84.0 18.4 72.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch:

The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provides low-cost or free meals to students in U.S. public and nonprofit private schools based on household income. Those with incomes below 130% of the poverty line receive free lunch, while those between 130% and 185% qualify for reduced-price lunch. The percentage of students receiving free or reduced-price lunch serves as a marker for poverty, as it reflects the socioeconomic status of families in a given school or district. A higher FRPL rate typically indicates a higher concentration of low-income families, suggesting that the school or district may face additional challenges in providing adequate resources and support for student success.

Student/Teacher Ratio Cocoa High School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1364 80.0 17.0 12.9
1989 1342 81.0 16.5 12.9
1990 1200 74.0 16.2 11.8
1991 1236 74.0 16.7 10.9
1992 1234 74.0 16.6 10.9
1993 1168 79.0 14.8 21.1
1994 1186 77.0 15.4 24.5
1995 1229 82.0 15.0 14.2
1996 1229 82.0 15.0 14.2
1997 1245 78.0 16.0 18
1998 1277 78.0 16.4 19
1999 1246 69.0 18.1 21.1
2000 1254 68.0 18.4 20.5
2001 1284 69.0 18.6 21.4
2002 1418 73.0 19.4 21.2
2003 1418 73.0 19.4 21.2
2004 1445 81.0 17.8 19.9
2005 1385 78.0 17.8 34.8
2006 1320 78.0 16.9 32.7
2007 1272 81.0 15.7 35.1
2008 1192 82.0 14.5 35.9
2009 1114 85.8 14.1 42.7
2010 1030 75.0 13.7 54.8
2011 969 70.0 13.8 55.8
2012 960 64.0 15.0 58.6
2013 966 68.0 14.2 60.9
2014 1457 92.0 15.8 63.7
2015 1530 95.0 16.1 70.3
2016 1498 96.0 15.6 73.2
2017 1569 96.0 16.3 76.2
2018 1600 98.0 16.3 72.8
2019 1576 89.0 17.7 76.7
2020 1610 90.8 17.7 77.3
2021 1575 86.0 18.3 79.4
2022 1514 88.0 17.2 81
2023 1551 84.0 18.4 72.9

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio

Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Cocoa High School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $854 (10.2%) $7,556 (89.8%) $8,410
2019 $851 (9.7%) $7,963 (90.3%) $8,815
2020 $908 (10.4%) $7,819 (89.6%) $8,727
2021 $1,270 (13.7%) $8,026 (86.3%) $9,297
2022 $1,907 (17.9%) $8,763 (82.1%) $10,668
2023 $2,198 (20.1%) $8,760 (79.9%) $10,958

Data source: Florida Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Cocoa High School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Ranks 831st of 1099 Middle schoolsRanks 1032nd of 1177 Middle schools
 12.1%
Ranks 518th of 734 High schoolsRanks 634th of 792 High schools
 9.5%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
7th Grade English Language Arts (Cocoa High School)3130
 1%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)5853
 5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5248
 4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Cocoa High School)4421
 23%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Brevard)6253
 9%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5446
 8%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Cocoa High School)4029
 11%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6352
 11%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5649
 7%
8th Grade Mathematics (Cocoa High School)3615
 21%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Brevard)4330
 13%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Florida)4642
 4%
8th Grade Science (Cocoa High School)3126
 5%
   8th Grade Science (Brevard)5348
 5%
   8th Grade Science (Florida)4844
 4%
9th Grade English Language Arts (Cocoa High School)4032
 8%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)6255
 7%
   9th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5551
 4%
10th Grade English Language Arts (Cocoa High School)3538
 3%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Brevard)5954
 5%
   10th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5349
 4%
End of Course Biology 1 (Cocoa High School)4640
 6%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Brevard)6762
 5%
   End of Course Biology 1 (Florida)6763
 4%
End of Course US History (Cocoa High School)6138
 23%
   End of Course US History (Brevard)7162
 9%
   End of Course US History (Florida)7063
 7%
End of Course Civics (Cocoa High School)4533
 12%
   End of Course Civics (Brevard)7569
 6%
   End of Course Civics (Florida)7166
 5%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Cocoa High School)4534
 11%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Brevard)6454
 10%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6254
 8%
End of Course Geometry (Cocoa High School)4318
 25%
   End of Course Geometry (Brevard)6251
 11%
   End of Course Geometry (Florida)5750
 7%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Post pandemic (2022-2023)
Change (%)
Total Students15761551
 1.6%
African American409430
 5.1%
American Indian64
 33.3%
Asian68
 33.3%
Hispanic331434
 31.1%
Pacific Islander33
White682533
 21.8%
Two or More Races139139
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients76.7%72.9%
 3.9%


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Frequently Asked Questions about Cocoa High School

Cocoa High School ranks in the bottom 19.8% of Florida high schools.

Cocoa High School is fed by the following schools:

Elementary : Cambridge Elementary Magnet School
Elementary : Endeavour Elementary School
Elementary : Fairglen Elementary School

In the 2022-23 school year, 1,551 students attended Cocoa High School.

Students at Cocoa High School are 34% White, 28% Hispanic, 28% African American, 9% Two or more races.


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