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Trafalgar Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 855 students

 

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Posted July 24, 2012

I am about to go to this school. I have been to Gulf which was awesome and mariner which sucked. I am hoping to enjoy my school year here.Going into 8th grade


Posted January 27, 2011

The Nautilus program is AMAZING, and very challenging, and the gym teachers are as well. Unfortunately the students not on the Nautilus team are generally unfriendly.


Posted October 31, 2010

Trafalgar Middle School has one of the best principals in Lee county. She is supportive of teachers and focused on what best serves the student.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 23, 2010

I love Trafalgar soooo much! I have been to several schools in my time, and Trafalgar is the best. The academics are great, the teachers care, the people are nice, and its an all around great school! :) <3
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2010

Well im a 7th grader here at T.M.S Good School Love it So much !!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 12, 2009

some teachers don't care you get a crew card or referalls for dumb reasons the students are in so called groups preppy, emo ,drinkers/smoker and unappropriate girls the only good thing is that some teachers are nice and the faculty is nice but if you want to be noticed by teacher you have to be smart and willing to ask for help.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 18, 2009

I recently relocated from Connecticut and after visiting all Middle Schools in Cape Coral Trafalgar was my first choice. It is warm and inviting. Staff and children were all welcoming. Smiles everywhere great attitudes. I rate it as a 4 star so far. This is just the beginning. I will return towards the end of the year and rate it again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

While I do believe that the school to do more to encourage friendships with all children......my child states that this school 'is the only school for me, the teachers care about their students'. For me? Enough said!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

this school is so awesome ! i think that any one who likes to learn should come here !
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2009

I've been attending Trafalgar Middle School for almost my entire 6th Grade year, and already I am loving it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 27, 2009

As an 8th Grade student at TMS, I've had a lot of good times at this school. We have great teachers, awesome electives, and a fun atmosphere. Our teachers really know how to get us thinking, and are always trying new and exciting to help us learn. Sure, we have our faults. Sometimes we go through rough patches, but we always get through it knowing that Life Is Good At TMS!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2009

Trafalgar is pretty cool. It does have dress code, but hey its not to bad.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 12, 2008

I am very impressed with Trafalgar's gifted program! The students work on fun projects outside of the classroom environment and help their community and school look and feel brighter. I hope my youngest daughter gets accepted at TMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

This school is very up-to-date and is very well organized. All of the staff and expecially the principal are excellent adults to create a great education for a child. I love this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2007

I love this school , its awesome, the teachers are the best, i love the whole staff everyone is calming
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2007

TMS is awesome. My children love it there! They have a welcoming and nurturing environment with excellent teachers and a caring, professional administration. Two thumbs up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2007

This school is awesome but it stinks that we have to wear collared shirts. I know it's for discipline but kids would love not to have to wear a collar.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 11, 2005

We recently moved to Florida from Long Island New York and my two daughters started at Trafalgar during mid-semester. The teachers and the staff we're wonderful in making my girls feel as comfortable as possible. They had a tough first few days which is understandable but with the teachers & staff looking after them they adjusted very quickly! We have only been here for 2 months but from what I can see so far Trafalgar Middle School is above average in every aspect!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2004

This school is one of the poorest I have ever been involved with. The confusion for the entire first week of school regarding class schedules was chaotic and wasteful of valuable learning time. It took the entire first week of school just to get the right teachers in the right classes. The kids are not challenged and the teachers are not challenging. We came from Ohio just 5 months ago.... my daughter is doing in 6th grade what she did in 4th and 5th back home. She has straight A's. Three of which are 100%. She has never been a straigh A student. Always good grades, but never straight A's all the time. The students grade each other's papers. The teacher's do this to take the work of they're own hands. I have seen A+ English papers with mis-spelled words and innaccurate punctuation that were graded by other students. Thumbs Down!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2004

Trafalgar Middle School is an excellent learning facility. It covers a wide range of subjects without skimping on the basics. The specials, i. e. band, art, writing, theater and many more are taught with care and professionalism. Student problems are dealt with in a respectful and private manner. Students are encouraged to problem-solve and become more self-reliant. They are expected to be able to complete all assignments in a timely manner or deal with the problems of not falling through. This is a great learning tool.
—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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

258 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
73%
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.

291 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

291 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

285 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

286 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

284 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

283 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
85%
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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
88%

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 66% in 2014.

207 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

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

 
 
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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 66%
Hispanic 27%
Black 4%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 50%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 57%66%61%
Master's degree 43%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 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

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

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DR. MICHAEL GALBREATH
Fax number
  • (239) 283-5620

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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2120 Trafalgar Parkway
Cape Coral, FL 33991
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Phone: (239) 283-2001

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