Top 100 Best High Schools 2013– International Baccalaureate School at Bartow High – Newsweek – 2/100
School Classification: M,S
AVG AP SCORE:3.5
NEWSWEEK SCORE: 4.81
1270 South Broadway Bartow, Florida 33830
The International Baccalaureate School is a school-with-in-a school, on the campus of Bartow High School, in Bartow, Florida. International Baccalaureate students enjoy a dramatically enriched learning environment with an international core curriculum and increased academic and extra-curricular expectations. Each year the IB School at Bartow accepts 70 new students from approximately 400 applicants coming from a pool of 11 public middle schools, 8 private/parochial schools and any number of home-schooled students in all of greater Polk County. Student achievement tests, middle school academic records and student essays provide a measuring stick for acceptance. The result is a small group (about 260 students) of highly motivated young people with phenomenal results.
Bartow’s I.B. School received an “A” Grade in 1999-2007. Read the letter from the governor (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader) congratulating us for being one of the top 50 high-performing schools in the state.
The 2013 class IB Diploma rate was 72%.
In 2013, we had 3 National Merit Scholarship Finalists and 7 Semifinalists .
In 2012, we had 5 National Merit Scholarship Finalists and 6 Semifinalists .
In 2012, our average SAT score was 1959.
In 2013, our average ACT score is 29.
As of the graduating class of 2006, the I.B. School had 21 National Merit Scholarship finalists and 34 semi-finalists in the past four years.
Many leadership positions in sports and student organizations at BHS/IB were filled by IB students.
The IB School’s 2000 – 2006 Florida Writes score was the highest average in the state.
The IB School’s FCAT Reading and Math was the highest average in the state 2003 – 2006
The IB School’s FCAT Science Score was the highest in the state 2004-2006