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Mayport Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 858 students

Our school is best known for our Coastal Sciences and Pre-AP programs.
 
 

 

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Posted April 30, 2014

I have visited Mayport Middle School several times this year in order to better understand its approach to teaching as a Coastal Science Magnet School. Through my conversations with staff and my observations of student engagement, I have found it to be a wonderful learning facility. It is disheartening that its perception by others is outdated because many in our community are missing out on a real gem !


Posted April 29, 2014

Our local middle school that continues to make changes to achieve academic excellence with our children, and helping those interested in doing well in school to be well.prepared for their high school.years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2014

I really like this school. Need more workshops for parent envolvment. I hope next year is better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2014

Mayport has a lot of support for children with ADHD. My Daughter was there last year and struggled a lot but Ms. Bonner, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Harper and Mrs. Welch got together and got her back on track. Her Math Teacher Mrs. Spratling-Brown is awesome and really works with the kids and their parents to keep the kids on track also. There is also.a program called Team-Up and they have academics as well as other activities. The school fir the most part is awesome and my other daughter has been there since 6th grade and is now in 8th grade she has pretty much been the school baby. I appreciate them so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 29, 2013

Mayport Middle is a amazing school to work with. The teachers are preparing students with real world scientific research experience. Students will be prepared for high school and, more importantly, beyond.


Posted October 28, 2013

Great school with a new and interesting vision. One of very few schools looking at the Maritime sector from both a business and an ecological view.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2013

Mayport Coastal Science Middle School is outstanding because of the teachers & their positive attitudes that help students explore, learn and get involved in their school & neighborhood. This academic year witnessed a large growth of students choosing to come to Mayport MS because of it's coastal science program. What I like is the "hands on" approach that permeates the school & immerses the students in a real world education. The students take great pride in working on projects that give back to their community. Ongoing projects: an aquaculture "business" raising marketable fish; raising dune vegetation for transplanting in a Jacksonville Park on the Atlantic Ocean; producing, writing, researching, editing and daily broadcasting of school related videos in-house & on the internet; maintaining and enhancing an on-campus nature trail that circles the school and it's pond. What I am hoping for is more people & businesses to recognize the talent & quality of the education available at Mayport Coastal Science Middle School - Atlantic Bch, FL. I urge citizens to visit the various on-campus events showcasing the talent and "cool" things the students are learning. Go Sharks !!!!


Posted October 27, 2013

I have been associated with Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School for seven years and I can honestly this is a family and student centered school. It is a richly diverse neighborhood school with a magnet theme. The administrators and staff are committed to making the student's middle school experience safe and academically challenging. The acceleration courses have prepared many of the students for acceptance into the high school AICE, IB, and AVID programs.


Posted October 27, 2013

The best choice I have ever made in regards to my son's education. The coastal science magnet is outstanding. The teachers are dedicated and go above and beyond. The administrative is very supportive and they are truly involved in leading by example. My son has thrived at Mayport Middle School and I am very grateful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

The magnet program is phenomenal. We do not live at the beach but selected this school for its magnet program and are very happy with our decision. They have worked hard to make this school the success it has today. The teachers care about student s success and will go the extra mile to offer tutoring, if needed. They have extracurricular programs that fit with the magnet concept. We are very happy with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2013

Mayport Middle School is a great school. The Coastal Sciences Magnet program is good for being so new. Middle School is a difficult age to have kids focused on their studies instead of peer pressure and socializing. We had a great experience with teacher and parent communication.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2013

I grew up in Mayport then we moved in town. My daughter had the wonderful opportunity of being able to attend the magnet school this year for 6th grade. Of all of the middle schools in Jacksonville, this one is one of the best. My daughter is an average student but was struggling in math during elementary years. She gained confidence and had such wonderfully supportive teachers at Mayport. She enjoyed the double science classes, the facilities are unique and "fun", I like that the 8th graders are segregated to another part of the school. The Shark Bite summer program was an excellent introduction to middle school for 6th graders and I highly encourage them to attend. There are several afterschool programs for enrichment, team sports, and parent involvement opportunities. If you live in Jacksonville or the surrounding area you should always expect "diversity" so no one should be commenting negatively on that. It is what it is in that respect, but this school seems to be very well rounded and has a strong disciplinary program for those who need it. We lived in Arlington and the bus transportation available was a nice bonus although we had some bus "issues". Something to work on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2013

my daughter went there for 6th grade to the coastal science magnate. we got her class schedule and there were coastal science classes on the schedule. then somehow they switched her classes so instead of coastal science classes for the year, she was stuck in "process skills" with children from all ages (some high school age due to failing so much) where she had to endure children fighting around her and using less than good language. The class mostly involved watching movies and playing with legos and clay. She took no coastal science classes. In other classes there was a pre and a post test for each chapter of the book. the pretest was closed book, the post test, open book so the kids would fail the pre and get a high grade on the post. I am assuming this was to boost grades to show how good the teachers were teaching. I also had to call the police for being threatened by another students mother in the office. I am sure there are great things to be said about this school, but i cannot think of any. When we talked to the process skills teacher about the fighting etc. she told us that there was nothing she could do. we pulled her out of the magnate program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 19, 2013

Great school with a faculty and staff who care about the achievement of the students. The Coastal Sciences program provides a hands-on approach to learning. Parent are invited to be involved in every activity throughout the building. The communication network is the best I have seen at any school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2012

my son is about to enter the 8th grade at mayport. we have been very pleased with the teachers, administration and curriculum at Mayport. He has been in advanced classes, which is a real PLUS. The size of the school was the main draw for me (much smaller than our neighborhood school) and then the coastal science magnet portion made it a total package. My son has been allowed to truly develop his personality as the teachers know the students as individuals and not just a number in the classroom!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2012

I love Mayport Middle, it's very diverse and the environment is safe. My son was there for 2 years and only left because I received new orders. He was in advanced classes and the curriculum is very challenging, and there's a lot of activities after school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2011

I am a little shocked to see Mayport Middle as a 4. Being a military spouse and teacher, this is the best Middle School that I have had experience with. Their transitioning programs for the students are above and beyond expectations. The staff that have been a part of my daughter's learning experience have been outstanding. There is open communication between teacher and parent, as well as guidance and administration. I am thrilled that we have one more year before our next transfer. My son will have the chance to enter sixth grade here at Mayport!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2009

I love Mayport, and when i complete my final year at this school I will be devastated to have to leave. Great teachers have successfully made my FCAT scores excel. I'm in classes that have between 14 to 21 students in a class, so the teachers are there whenever I need help. There are multiple programs and after-school activities that offer me help with homework or provide me with tutoring. Yes, I wouldn't want to go anywhere else but Mayport Middle School. Go Sharks!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2009

I love that the Mayport Middle School administration makes themselves available to students and parents, that they listen and are helpful and supportive. I love that there are teachers at Mayport that get my children excited about learning and who encourage them to push themselves, to strive not only to do what is expected, but more. I love that my children look forward to school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2009

Mayport Middle is the 'diamond in the rough'. I loved working there. From the teachers to the awesome SRO (Officer Catir), Mayport is the best. Go Sharks!
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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 53% in 2014.

272 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

271 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
57%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 56% in 2014.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

268 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
52%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 47% in 2014.

272 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

269 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

273 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

282 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
87%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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 66% in 2014.

184 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
48%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

48 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
93%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 59%
Black 21%
Hispanic 10%
Two or more races 7%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 14%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 84%65%61%
Master's degree 14%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%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 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gardening teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Nurse(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Security personnel
School social worker/counselors(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • District Scholar Bowl Champions (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Extra learning resources offered
  • Differentiated learning programs
Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Gardening teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Clubs
  • Art club
  • Marching band
  • Step team
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
Clubs
  • Step team

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
Clubs
  • National Honor Society
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:45 am
School end time
  • 4:00 am
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school: starts at 7:30 a.m.
  • After school: ends at 6:45 a.m.
School Leader's name
  • MS. KATRINA E MCCRAY
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (904) 247-5987

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Accelerated credit learning
  • Aquaculture
  • College prep
  • Gifted / high performing
  • Honors track
  • Project-based
  • Standards-based
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular special education needs
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gardening teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Counseling
  • Differentiated learning programs
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
  • Tutoring
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Magnet Coastal Hub
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
Partnerships with local resources and organizations
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Ceramics
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Art club
  • Builder's Club
  • Future Farmers of America
  • Marching band
  • National Honor Society
  • Scholar Bowl
  • Step team
  • Student council/government
  • Yearbook
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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2600 Mayport Road
Atlantic Beach, FL 32233
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