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Loggers' Run Community Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1014 students

 

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Posted May 16, 2013

I too had people discourage me about this school, but we chose Loggers because of the medical program. I can't speak to the regular program, but my daughter is in all honors class and the medical program, and we could not be happier. Her classes are very challenging and she has the opportunity to take several high school classes while in middle school. I can't get over how much she has learned. 95% of her teachers are amazing. They go above and beyond and really care about the kids. There is the occasional mediocre teacher, but that's everywhere. Loggers also has a terrific band program. I can't say enough nice things about Mr. Denny. I wish we could take him with us to high school. As far as behavior problems, I have heard about them, but we've never experienced any of them. Surprisingly, I saw more issues in elementary school than I have in middle school. My only criticism would be that they don't include weighted grades in their honors program. We know kids with over a 4.0 weighted grade who weren't allowed in honors. This practice discourages the kids from challenging themselves by taking the honors and high school classes. This needs to change.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2013

When we decided on Loggers Run for our only daughter who is our pride and joy! Some friends & family suggested we didn't consider that school and that there are gangs there and lots of rude children, i was skeptical! I prayed about it, as it was in our school District, all that nonsense is behind us...My kid excelled in the most way straight A's and a very savvy Honor Student,she goes to High School come September. I applaud Loggers Run and it's awesome teachers for helping me mold the fabulous young lady my kid was and is today! Shouts & Stomps to Mr.Denny he is the best that ever did it! every school needs a band teacher like him,We love loggers Run! We can honestly say Loggers Run is Awesome! great teachers that teach interact and communicate on high levels with their students & Parents! Go Loggers Run!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2012

My son is entering 7th grade at Logger's Run and it is a fantastic school! He hated writing when he started 6th grade and by the end of the school year, he decided he might like to be a writer! This is all because of Mr. Erdman - one of the best teachers my son has had. The administrative staff is also wonderful. My son had a small bullying incident and it was taken care of immediately. The staff also goes out of its way to get to know the students - all the admin know my son by name. Thank you Logger's Run!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2008

I have been going to loggers for 2 years and i love this school. Mr. Hermele is the best teacher ever! every teacher should be like him. And i love all my friends.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2006

this is a great school with great techers and theyre really fixing up the place by brining in new grass everwhere and brining in technology thats even beter than donestrides. They have great teachers and good students!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2006

I found the teaching staff and administration in Loggers Run to be extroadinary-There is a real concern for each student's development and welfare. The staff was more than cooperative for special problems and each grades principal were well suited for the tasks that had to deal with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

My daughter attended Logger's Run for three years and will always treasure her middle school memories. In 6th grade she was bullied by a boy in her PE class and the same day my husband called to inquire about the problem the asst. principal organized a meeting with our daughter and the boy in the same room and the problem rectified immediately. Most of the teachers still enjoy their job but there are only a few that really should either retire or pick another career due to short tempers with young children. My son is presently in 6th grade and his math teacher likes to rant about what the kids don't know. I highly recommend choir for boys and girls due to the exceptional music program. School is wonderful, very approachable, very safe, caring officers on staff, very well behaved children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

They are blessed by having such a wonderful teachers especially Ms. Palmer whom teaches math. She has on more than one occassion gone above and beyond the call of duty to help my daughter in her class. I wish more teacher were like her.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2005

This is a good school if your child began his/her education Fl. If coming from another state you will find the class sizes to be around 40 students per class and the curriculum inferior.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2005

Excellent school with involved parents and interested teachers! Many extracurricular activities are available!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2005

Loggers' Run has a strong academic program. Principal does not take any crap from students or parents.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 24, 2005

I am concerned that the quality of the school academic environment may have slipped in recent years. The scholl should also offer more advanced classes for those students not in the gifted program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

I have a 6th and 7th grader at Loggers' Run. They have both done extremely well academically. I have used Edline to communicate with their teachers and have always received prompt responses. I feel the faculty is generally concerned with the welfare of the students. I have known many of the students since elementary school and all seem to be prospering, along with my own children, at this middle school. There should be more opportunities at the middle school level for parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2004

My daughter is in seventh grade at Loggers Run, we had moved from Broward to go to the Palm Beach Schools. I have been extremly disappointed with the whole administration at this school. On numerous occasions I have had contact with the office personel and the assistant principal and on every occasion have been treated with such disrespect that it makes me sick. It has to make you wonder how the treat our children as well. Also the gym teachers at this school think they are running a military school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 3, 2004

I have not a clue as why this school would be graded 'A' there aren't anough Extracurricular activities, thats first of all, and second of all, the rules are outrageous! My family and I recently moved here from New York. Your not allowed to show up to school in pajama pants and you have to wear something short sleeves or longer. It's obviously warmer in Florida and in NY you could wear tank tops!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2004

My daughter has been at this school for 2 years. When she was having problems with a student, her teacher did not do anything! She likes most of her teachers but dislikes a few of them. She complains that some of her classes are boring and some are full of activities all through the day. My daughter used to love math, but now she has a boring math teacher and doesn't want anything to do with math! I like the school, but somethings they're going to have to fix.


Posted February 1, 2004

This is my childs 3rd year at Loggers Run Middle School, and I am very upset with the school as a whole. The teachers are terrible and the school looks hidious.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2004

This year is a better year with the new principal who actually listens to parets concerns. I still think some..not all but some of the teachers leave a little to be desired.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

My daughter is in the 8th grade now. We came here in the middle of 6th, her guidance counselor and S.S. teacher went out of their way to help her 'fit in' with her class. The principal has been very reachable as are all of the teachers. Great School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2003

Very helpful in addressing questions parents have in the needs of the student.


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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.

331 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%
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.

334 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

336 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

349 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

345 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%
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.

400 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

263 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%
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 State average
White 60% 42%
Hispanic 26% 29%
Black 8% 23%
Asian 3% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 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 35%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 64%73%61%
Master's degree 33%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 21%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Italian
  • Spanish
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. Francis Giblin
Fax number
  • (561) 883-8027

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Fencing
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Softball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
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11584 W Palmetto Park Rd
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