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W. D. Sugg Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 809 students

 

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Posted January 6, 2014

Sugg Middle School is great! For all types of students! Our staff is always welcome to have new faces as well as new students to be in our school.


Posted May 12, 2011

I have mixed emotions about this place. As my eighth grade year comes to a close, I don't really know how to describe the past three. First off I will go ahead and say that the quality of the students has greatly diminished over the course of three years. Many, MANY kids are very immature here and I've seen many fights, on campus arrests, and vicious people who barely know me and completely cuss me out in the hallway if I so much as bump into them. This school has given me many wonderous academic oppertunities though, and is preparing me for high school where hopefully the kids will be a bit more mature. The reward events like dances are a drag, though, and there seems to be more and more "street talk" here everyday, as there is graffiti on the bathroom wall. This school does have TSA, and I love it and have won a first place trophy in only my first year! I pray that kids who come here after me will see an improvement in student maturity quality. The teachers and staff are excellent and are probably just as tired of the day by day immaturity that goes on as I am. This school was a mixed experience for me. Great teachers and academics, HORRIBLE 80 percent of the student "gangstas"


Posted May 11, 2009

I went to sugg for only a few weeks. The kids there are not very nice at all very few electives, and the fact that the cafeteria doesnt serve many healthy foods. But, it is good the way they use technology. Everyone gets a Mac computer and uses it in most of their classes. The thing is, if there were nicer kids and less violence, I think it would be a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2008

This is the greatest school of all time. Why give it a 5/10, greatschools.org? There aren't many electives, but the teachers are great and will prepare you for the future. This school is definitely worth attending. I finished all three middle school levels here. I finished my middle school life with straight As and two awards (History and Presidential). Don't trash this school. A great counselor, Mr. Baietto, is the best person over there. Never trash Sugg!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2007

My daughter went their for 7th-8th gradee. Their werent many electives to chose from and not much variety of cafeteria food in the lunch room. Although I would also like to point out that the academic acheivement rate has been up thhe past few years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2006

My daughter was at sugg for 6th grade and I feel it is a good school for academics but there is not much to offer kids in extracurricular activities. No art, drama, broadcasting, cheerleading, graphic arts etc. My daughters love for school deminished while attending Sugg Middle school. She is attending a different school for 7th grade
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2004

I have mixed reviews and concerns about the quality of education my son is receiving in some classes and lack of understanding how an Asperger's Child learns. I am concerned that his 2nd revised IEP is still not meeting his needs. He excells in many subjects, but has difficulty staying on task. He often feels very overwhelmed and anxious. Sometimes he feels unsafe because AS kids often say things out of context. He feels like he is a failure when he comes home. We have another IEP meeting with the new ESE Director. I have been advocating for him and want him to be in a place where he can develop appropriate social skills and let everyone see what a great kid he is. I am considering another school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2003

I remember when I as at Sugg for my 6th grade year. It was the best year ever. I remember all my friends and the trouble we would get into. I remember ending up in Officer O's office a lot of times. But the teachers, you could see how devoted to their work they are, how much they really love teaching, and the way they teach is very easy to learn. They dont confuse you in what they say. The Assit. Principal's you can see they're very busy trying to keep the school in order, trying to keep up to date with the students, and trying very hard to be there when you need them. Guidence counselors are very heplful in underdstanding any problem, are great listeners, and great advisors. Officer O, is a great person to talk to when no other latino is around. He really loves his job. Although it sometimes looks or seems like the students dont care, sleep time is durning class, and nobody's listening. The students will learn to respect your name once they understand everything you've tried to explain to them. THey'll look back on times and think,'Wow, I really understand what my teachers were trying to teach me.' I know for me, I thought 'School's a waste! Who cares?' But, as it turns out I respect my teachers for every time-out, every extended day, and every referral. Over time I've learned that they were just looking out for my well being. Thank You all for being the great teachers, principals,and officer that you are. Keep the great work up and keep the Sugg in shape. Naomy Velazuqez - 2000-2001


Posted May 24, 2003

This school gave my daughter an outstanding education, especially in technology. She loves working on her projects and can't wait to get to school every day.


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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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

233 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
43%
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.

303 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

284 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
32%
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.

284 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

284 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

281 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

281 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

252 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
97%

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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • 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 66% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
100%
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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
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 47%
Hispanic 35%
Black 15%
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 188%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 25%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 50%54%61%
Master's degree 46%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%2%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Security personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Tutor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Science lab
Visual arts
  • Architecture

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. SHARON SCARBROUGH
Fax number
  • (941) 741-3514

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • American sign language
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Gymnastics
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Architecture
  • Ceramics
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Computer animation
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
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3801 59th Street West
Bradenton, FL 34209
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