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Wolf Lake Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1155 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 1 rating
2013:
Based on 2 ratings
2012:
Based on 3 ratings
2011:
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12 reviews of this school


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Posted Thursday, April 17, 2014

Great School. Great Teachers. Great Communication. We hear updates by phone from the principal every week.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2013

I am disappointed that this school did not have meet the teacher during schedule pick up. Being new to this school it would of been nice to put a face to each teachers name and get their contact information. I don't understand why all the other middle schools met their child's teacher except for wolf lake. I know I'm going to get the opportunity to meet them during open house but that's a whole month after school started.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2013

Im pretty disappointed at this school. I though this school would make my son become more educated and prepared for the future but nope I was fooled. The majority of teachers dont help the students achieve goals. I would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2012

My son gets teased by a group of boys who are very very mean and nasty. They go around and pick on innocent kids like it's their hobby. I really hope that someone from this school faculties realize that this school has a bully issue big time! Where is anti bulling program? I don't want any other kids have to go through this horrible experience like my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2012

I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!The teachers are very involved in wanting my daughter to succeed. If she tries to get lazy( as preteens do) they are right there making sure she picks up the pace. Everytime the school has an event the parking lot is filled with cars from parents that want to get involved! GOOOOOO Wolf LAKE!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2012

My kids have done well here, and have been challenged and encouraged, so the teachers, for the most part are doing very well. However, communication is not as good as it should be & many of them aren't up-to-date on Progress Book. I check Progress Book every day & while that may not be the norm, I expect the teachers to update at least twice a week. The principal should be checking on them. FAIL. The worst part of this school is that there are too many admin on power trips. Pop in ANY DAY of the week to the cafeteria & you'll see it for yourself. They are rude to the kids & use their authority to demean them, constantly threatening & taking away privileges. The whole lunch period shouldn't be punished for the mistakes of a few. That is what lunch detention & the dean is for. My kids have been here for FIVE years and it's the same sad situation each year. I look forward to the end. If your kids tell you that have no time to eat lunch, do us all a favor and call to complain. Our children need to eat. They often throw out food that we paid for because of poor management in the cafeteria. Calling of tables is so poor. The adults in charge should be paying attention to this. Horrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2010

I love this school because my grandchildren are so happy to get up to go there. They are both thriving because of the excellent teachers !


Posted October 14, 2009

most of te teachers attitudes stink. not alot of things to do. very very strick. lunch is stirck, passing is strick, bathroom passes are strick, even the types of books your aloud to check out is strick. i dont recomend
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 31, 2009

I love my school...the lunch is GREAT! Our teacher are nice and understanding. We can have fun and learn all at the same time......I LOVE my school!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 25, 2008

This is a great school! The teachers go the extra mile to help the students. When you walk into the school, you feel welcomed, not that you are just a parent, you are a peson, and that is the same treatment our children get, they are know by name not as a number. For the most part the children say they have some regular subs when the teachers are out which they love. It's just a great school, wish my older children had this middle school to attend rather than the other choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2008

My review of this school is poor and I mean very poor my daughter hates this school so much that she chooses to skip than to go to school I have never had a problem with her till I entered her in wolf lake. They would rather see a student skip than to help her not slip through the cracks in the system. If they had more resources for the children like cheerleading or sports or even boys and girls club in the early morning so the parent doesnt get blamed for the child being absent alot then things would be smoother ... Get with the program Wolf Lake
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2007

The first year was a little bumpy, but for the first year to be open... the staff's organization was impressive. I would like to see the school get enrolled in the 'MyLunchMoner.com' program. Makes life a little easier for parents.
—Submitted by a parent


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The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

342 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

339 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
54%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


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.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
59%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


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.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 51% in 2013.

378 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


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.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

359 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
Scale: % scoring at or above level 3

About the tests


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.

Source: Florida Department of Education

  • In 2011-2012, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

About the tests


Florida uses School Grades to measure the overall performance of a school each year on the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT). Each school is assigned a letter grade (A-F) based on three criteria: the overall performance on the FCAT, the percentage of eligible students who took the test, and whether or not students made progress in reading and math. The School Grades are calculated by adding points earned from each of the performance criteria listed above.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 64% in 2013.

201 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

34 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


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.

Source: Florida Department of Education

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 45% 42%
Black 29% 23%
Hispanic 21% 29%
Asian 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 70%66%61%
Master's degree 30%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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1725 W Ponkan Rd
Apopka, FL 32712
Phone: (407) 464-3317

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