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Carlos E. Haile Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1053 students

 

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Posted May 6, 2014

in my opinion the teachers are great as long as you dont mess with them. It has great fine arts such as art, dance, chorus, ect. I do wish that it was more fun because all we do is work and 6th graders dont get any field trips, the dances arent that great either. Overall we do have great academic practices and state competitions and most teachers are awesome


Posted April 9, 2014

First off, I would love to speak to the person whom rated this school an " A" in ANY area! Our child been here since 6th we have had nothing but problems, we have been discriminated against because we lived in Myakka and we have been called " Racists" by one admin staff member solely because of where we live. My child has been suspended so many times because of absences just from suspensions WE were reported to truancy! He has excessive classroom absences. If your child is in any way not cookie cutter or has any degree of problems or difficulties of ANY TYPE, you may want to research ALL POSSIBLE options before choosing this school, they TRULY don't want to be involved. This school is lacking teachers who care and needs more quality teachers and is equally lacking in leadership and EFFECTIVE DISCIPLINE PROCEDURES. Not so sure who is overseeing this school??? So many issues in so many different areas. The only reason we haven't made school board complaint because I fear retaliatory actions by this school so I will be making formal complaint on my child's last day there. I only gave it 1 star because I had to " rate" to submit my post.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2014

I currently go to Hail and i think it is awesome! There are so many different kinds of classes avalibe and the teachers are excellent! I can't believe that i'm going to have to leave next year :( I'm really going to miss it.


Posted November 14, 2013

Haile is the best Middle School in Manatee County hands down!! 12 years in a row an A school. That right there speaks for it self!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2013

Currently go to this school. The principal stereotypes (no doubt about it) I was called to the office almost everyday in my 6th grade year for stuff I didn't do and they had no proof of. Some of the teachers are okay I guess. If I had a choice I would not be going here. Glad it's my last year.


Posted September 26, 2013

I agree with the most recent review. I feel that none of the staff want any parent involvement unless it's just to raise money. Emails take a while to be responded to. They expect the 6th graders to take care of any issues they have on their own at school. Not all kids are assertive enough to speak up to adults. There aren't any conferences to go over report card which would allow the teacher to give their student feedback.. They're all work and no play, there isn't any balance. No school dance, no field trips no creativity. They just now started an art class because they have to many students. They want a bunch of honor students to make them look good I know because my daughter is one of them, they recruit honor kids, but why not show their appreciation by dirtying them some fun every once in a while.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

I feel the principal and at least one assistant principal stereotype. If they feel your child does not fit into their mold they will do anything to get them removed from the school. Instead of helping a child to improve they concentrate only on negative feedback.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2012

I currently attend Haile and I love it. The principal is really weird and way too strict on the good kids and really easy on the bad kids. I only had a bad experience with one teacher (not mentioning any names). She gave my class a really hard time and didn't help us out. Haile has an exceptional fine arts program and a very clear program on how to advance and be higher in your studies. I love Haile and wouldn't want to be anywhere else.


Posted October 10, 2011

This school would be ok if the teachers acted the way they do at all other schools we've ever sent our kids to. I'm guessing it comes from the top down so Ms. Kerley is not showing a good example of how teachers need to react to parents with concerns. Right now the teachers put any emails from parents on the backburner and only respond if they have time. A lot of discipline issues and extra rules for kids who are good anyway making them feel like they can't be trusted. If I had to choose a school all over I'm not sure I would pick this one.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2009

mostly good teachers needs better dicipline:needs to be more strict on students who dont follow precedure.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2009

This is the worst Middle School. Moved here a year ago sent my child for one year then pulled her out. To much fighting and they just don't care if your child has problems or not. Because they don't want to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2009

exceptional music department and fine arts department giving students an opportunity to excell in team effort(band choir and orchestra) and individual performance


Posted September 3, 2009

i went there for my 6th through 8th grade years and i absolutely loved it!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2009

I went to Haile and it was great, there are a lot of things to get involved in. They are very strict but thats what keeps most of the kids in line and most kids don't like the gold card thing but I think its good, and the music programs are some of the best in the county/state. Most of the kids that don't like the school are the kids that goof off all the time and then their parents wrote bad reviews for the school even though its a wonderful school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 13, 2009

My child has ADD and Haile did not know how to deal with it. Teachers did not want to help out and the guidance dept was inexperienced. I ended up sending my child to a wonderful charter school. In a few years my other child will be ready for middle school and I am not even going to try Haile for him.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2009

We have put three children through Haile Middle School and all have excelled. That's not to say there weren't problems along the way and teachers we didn't approve of. We view these as learning and growing experiences. You're not always going to like everyone and we will not all have the same views. Our best compliments to Mr. Boyd, the band director. He has turned the band program around into an enjoyable and rewarding experience for the children. Nothing compares to the confidence our son has gained this year through his encouragement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

Haile Middle School is a terrific middle school with awesome teachers and a terrific principal. The teachers and guidance counselors are there to help the students and are very responsive if you ask for help. The band director, Mr. Dan Boyd is awesome and his program is one of a kind in Manatee county middle schools. Haile is an A school because it has top notch teachers and students. If you want the best middle school in Manatee county, then look at the awesome programs at Haile for technology, music, orchestra, dance and chorus. The math and science teachers are top notch also. There are many language arts teachers that really motivate the students such as Ms. Mills!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

I have lived in Manatee County all my life and attended a lot of schools. I now have children that attend Manatee County schools. Haile Middle is the WORST school I have ever dealt with. My husband and I are seriously thinking about taking my son out and putting him in private school. It may be an A rated school for FCAT, but that s all I would give an A on. I fully expect a teacher who works there to have positive attributes to say about this school. Take it from a parent who has been dealing with it for only a few months, I have absolutely had it with everything about this school. To those of you who are in the district I m very sorry. To the ones who do school choice, I would think long and hard before making your decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2008

Ok first of all Haile is great. You guys are BSing. The band program is amazing and so is the TSA. Haile is a very great school, its one of the few A middle schools. Teachers are very willing to help students, however its a students responsibility to keep from failing, not a teachers.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 6, 2008

Reading all the negative reviews this year is definitely unsettling. I just got off the phone with Mrs. Kerley regarding a few issues we ve had this year and was informed that I pulled her out of an important meeting and in so many words for what. My concerns I guess were not important enough for her. We, up until this year had not had any problems, but last year I decided to school choice my other child to a different school because of all the unhappy parents I know at this school. He has special needs and I know this school hasn t addressed regular ed students to their full capabilities so I decided not to leave my child s needs to chance. Please know there are a few staff members that go above and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

356 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

357 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%

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.

334 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

325 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%
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.

374 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

369 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

373 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

370 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
84%
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.

318 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
99%

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 66% in 2014.

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2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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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 67%
Hispanic 17%
Black 11%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 127%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 22%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 53%54%61%
Master's degree 43%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")

Gifted & talented

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

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. JANET KERLEY
Fax number
  • (941) 714-7245

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
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Parent involvement
  • Chaperone school trips
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9501 East State Road 64
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