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Boca Raton Community Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1411 students

 

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Posted June 2, 2005

We have been so blessed to have such a fantastic group of teachers and staff for the past two years. With out their dedication, support and encouragement, things would be different for my child. Walking on campus just looking around; I see the positive interaction between students and staff. They made a committment to teach and nuture my child and they have followed through. My child is growing in a positive way and frankly so am I. I have to thank Boca Middle for their involvement. I wish their would be more afterschool activities for special needs.( such as a sport, music, etc..) Moving down here from the midwest was one of the best decisions made. Attending both JC Mitchell and Boca Middle was even better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I go to school at BRCMS and am a straight A student. I love our principal, Mr. Licata, he does such a wonderful job! Even when he was Asst. Principal he helped my sister get through a rough time in her life. He is wonderful!! I think he has made a huge improvement in our school and continues to do so. He has made my middle school experience a great one so far! He tries very hard and is great at what he does! He makes me feel safe at school and makes me want to get good grades.


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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.

463 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

471 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

414 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

470 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

343 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

430 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

433 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

435 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
90%
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.

411 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 52%
Hispanic 25%
Black 15%
Asian 4%
Two or more races 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 185%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 26%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 60%73%61%
Master's degree 36%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%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 14%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. PETER SLACK
Fax number
  • (561) 416-8777

Resources

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Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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1251 Northwest 8th Street
Boca Raton, FL 33486
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Phone: (561) 416-8700

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