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Don Estridge High Tech Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1248 students

 

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Posted July 31, 2007

this school has great teachers dedicated to teach students needed terms, great coaches with maintained fields, and a homey and safe learning enviroment for the students, if you ever get the chance you should join this school asap!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 30, 2007

I just love this school for my 7th grader! She has attended since 6th. The teachers are involved in the students' life and really care! This school is not a boundary school either. The students are selected from a lottery. So imagine how hard both the teachers and the students have to excel to make this a great school! Of course, the community location is a handy attribute. Fine arts at this school are great - my daughter loves band!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2006

Don Estridge is a great school. We had one problem with the busing system but it was taken care of by the principal within one day. The teachers are very interactive with the parents. They also have a grading system that is available online. The parents have accress to thier students work, homework and grades for the week online. The parent can also email with the teacher and on the same day recevie a response. Its a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2006

School is generally good, but several teachers rely on project learning, which my child doesn't adapt to. The social studies project had nothing to do with the topics taught in 8th grade history.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2006

This school is simply wonderful. Yes, the academics are certanly more challenging then the home school a student might attend(Don Estridge is a magnet school), but the teachers are the best I've seen. With the help of these wonderful teachers, my 8th grade daughter has received straight 'A's' for the first time. Now, it was not an easy grade, I assure you. There were loads of homework, complicated projects, and tests that you couldnt pass without studying, or so she told me. But the teachers were there for help before or after school or class, or via e-mail. My daughter loves this school, her new abilities to suceed in academics, and the fun-filled electives. This school is a great choice.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2006

My son attended 6th grade at DEHTMS. He has loved it every step of the way. They pick him up all the way in Boynton and drop him off. The teachers are friendly and involved. Also they use EDLINE intensivey which allows us to keep track of his progress. Lastly they keep most of thier textbooks and homework online which is cool because it always there on thier internet to access.
—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 52% in 2013.

413 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

415 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
92%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

403 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%
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.

402 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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

 
 
99%
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 48% 42%
Hispanic 21% 29%
Black 20% 23%
Asian 6% 3%
Two or more races 4% 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 31%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 70%73%61%
Master's degree 29%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%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 13%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Mr. David Benson
Fax number
  • (561) 989-7810

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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  • Volunteer in the classroom
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