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Christa Mcauliffe Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1129 students

 

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Posted September 9, 2013

I love christa. i am a current eight grader in the gifted program. i have amazing teachers. especially ms. worrall every one is so great i never had any issues and really recomend it


Posted August 11, 2013

This is not a magnet school... It is not good for children that do not do well in the FCAT. If your child is a good student and get to be placed in advance classes it is an excellent school, otherwise no no.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2013

I want my daughter to go to this school. But since her zoned school is Congress and Odyssey middle, she can't. So she is going to Odyssey because I don't like Congress. Anyway they said if we still haven't moved after a year of going to Odyssey, that if she wanted to change schools the district would let her pick a magnet school. So i just wanted to know if this is a magnet school because she really wants to go here. Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

The bullying is out of control. The weird thing is it's a lot of boys bullying girls.The school really needs to have more cameras and monitor them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2013

Hello, Just wondering how parents/students would rate this school (Currently). I am considering moving into these school boundaries, and I have an Autistic daughter. How is the ESE program? Any advice? Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2012

Unfortunately the new principal finds it acceptable to let students get thrown down, punched and video taped without issuing any punishment. I fear that as all the students learn this the school will become even more violent and uncontrolled. In addition, he is not open to meeting with parents to discuss the problem and blames the victims. I have been a parent at this school for 5 years with my two kids and it makes me very sad to see the direction this school is taking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2012

I love this school. I am going to start my 8th grade year and i am taking 9th grade courses. Education is taking very seriously here. The only concern is the principle and bullying. Overall, this school is great and i went from getting A's and B's in elementary school to straight A's.


Posted October 15, 2011

This school is in need of good leadership. Another of good teachers have continued to leave and the current administration is hiring lackluster teachers. Poor leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2010

Amazing how a child who has been tested to read at a tenth grade level can be placed in remedial reading and the school administration and teachers not be willing change his schedule to where he should be. This school is definately Below Average. Child is now in a private school and has been soaring in ALL studies, especially reading!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2009

They have the best teachers and office staff!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2009

Our school has the only Animal Rescue Club in the area and many students, teachers, and parents have helped this single club raise over 10,000 for animals in need in only two years. Our school also has excellent teachers, parents, staff, and administration.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted September 1, 2009

I love McAuliffe Middle School it has the best programs and nice and wonderful teachers. My sixth grade teacher Ms.Sorace had a wonderful way of teaching she was so smart and nice and she would get a chuckle out of everyone everyday!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 13, 2009

its such a nice school theres nice teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2009

at first i didnt wanna go to this school, but now im so glad i did (: its an amazing school and it has the best people there. :D and the teachers are okayish too.haha
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 27, 2008

I went to school at christa for my 6th and 7th grade year. Mr. Myers was a good principal and got the job done. He worked well with the faculty, and created a good environment for us. I heard that the new principal isnt as great from friends, and the other reviews. Not all of the teachers are perfect, but no school has a completely great staff. I found that most of the teachers are over 50, and there are not many young teachers to connect with the kids. the gifted program is good there, and it is an overall good school in boynton.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2008

My child attends this school. The new principal has a closed door policy. She is a very poor adminstrator. She forces the APs' to do all of the work. She is pratically invisible. It makes for a poor environment for students and teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2008

The school has gone done in quality this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2008

I currently attend CMMS. I am in 8th grade. It is a great school. It was great with Mr. Myers and I think that it will be good with Mrs Cheek.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 23, 2008

i love the school for my child
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2008

My daughter started at Christa last year in Grade 6 in the gifted program and I have been extremely impressed with how helpful, friendly, and professional the teachers and staff have been. I would especially like to acknowlege the Grade 7 Advanced Math teacher Mr M who goes above and beyond the classroom requirements.
—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.

320 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

320 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
76%
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.

315 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

347 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

318 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

467 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

469 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

463 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

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.

361 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

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 "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

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
84%
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 58%
Hispanic 20%
Black 13%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 167%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 21%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 69%73%61%
Master's degree 31%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 12%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Blue Ribbon (2007)
  • Five Star (2007)

Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 3:50 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MR. JEFF SILVERMAN
Fax number
  • (561) 374-6636

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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Manatee Elementary
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Students typically attend these schools after graduating
Park Vista High School
Santaluces High School
Lake Worth High School
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6500 Le Chalet Boulevard
Boynton Beach, FL 33472
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