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Diplomat Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 848 students

 

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Posted February 25, 2014

These scores are terrible.!! My daughter is about to move down there, and this is the school that she's going to be attending. How are these test scores acceptable? Compared to Douglasville, Ga (Chapel hill middle school), scores. Oh my God!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2013

I love this school. I'm an 8th grader there and I love the teachers, the staff, and the students. They really focus on bullying. Diplomat has SO MUCH school spirit, and it is The most fun to be there. The teachers make it easy to learn, and FUN to learn. And plus, they care. Respect for one another engulfs the school daily. The school's motto is "Work hard, be kind." and we live up to that. Go DMS Wildcats!


Posted March 16, 2013

This is my second year teaching there and the administration, faculty, teachers, and students are second to none. More teachers with advanced degrees than any school I have ever worked at. Almost no teacher turnover each year. Principal has been here 9 years. That says a lot. Zero gang activity.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 19, 2012

Last school year I was extremely nervous about my special needs son attending middle school. The staff was very understanding and went out of their way to help make the transition smooth. There were some problems through the year where some of the teachers were not fulfilling the requirements of my child's 504 but I am hoping that is behind us. The staff was actively trying to improve on my concerns with that. I always volunteer at my children's schools and went through the necessary training. I was disappointed that I was only asked to volunteer once for one day. I had to call to announce I was volunteering at a dance and as a chaparone on a fieldtrip or my son would not have been able to attend. The school does very little to get information to parents about extra curricular happenings. I assume they are expecting the student to bring all info home. I doubt most kids this age willingly bring info home. If you are a parent of a kiddo like mine who is on the spectrum, there is a serious communication issue. I would love for the school to keep it's webiste up through Parentlink for communication of upcoming events.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2012

BEST SCHOOL EVER! NEVER LEAVING!! all the teachers are nice and every year you go on a feild trip to an amusment park! (EPCOT, SEA WORLD, AND BUSCH GARDENS)


Posted January 7, 2012

My son is in 6th grade and had a hard time adjusting to the new "process" of middle school. The guidance counselor has been there every step of the way with him and he is showing enthusiasm and meeting new friends. There was a bullying issue (minor) that was handled swiftly, seriously, and involved teacher and administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2011

My son has been there now for three years this year he will graduate and move onto another phase of his life we will miss his teacher as most of hid friends will follow, WILDCATS ROAR!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2011

I am a student at this school and I just love it. I have many great ways to express myself and the teachers really care. I hope everyone goes to this school. If you do you'll love it!!


Posted May 20, 2010

This school is okay. The teachers are average and the administration is average. I would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2009

Im a student here and this school has some of the best teachers i have ever had. The pep rallys are so much fun! the renisance that happens on the last day is phenominal!! You should enroll at this awesome school!!! Go Wildcats!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 27, 2009

I can't think of anything bad to say about this school. My daughter is going into the eight grade next year and she has had a great year this year. I think the staff really cares about the students and it shows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 7, 2009

Diplomat School is awesome. my child loves going to school events and more.The only thing i wish more was a Diplomat High School.That would be great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2007

Awesome school! The principal is amazing! And the staff is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2006

I work a single mom and work full time, so I am not active in P.T.A., but I do attend whatever I can at D.M.S. What I can say, is that my 8th grade son is a student at D.M.S., and he is very happy, there. The teachers, counselor and administration is great. I do worry. Times have changed. ALl in all I am very happy with the quality of the academic programs and sports, and extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2005

A very nice school with caring staff who offer to help the kids in tutoring and after school programs. I had pulled my child out of another middle school here in the same county, changing his grades from D's and F's to A's and B's.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2005

I think Diplomat Middle is the best middle school in Lee County. I found the teachers to be helpful, encouraging and approachable. My daughter enjoyed her 3 years here and her academic success and personal achievements gave the entire family much to be proud of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2004

I love this school. They have specific dress codes which parents will find appropriate and students can live with them. The atmosphere is positive for learning. I am concerned about some of the large class sizes, especially the full time gifted and some of the other ESE classes. This probably coincides with low dollar expendiature for DMS' ESE per child. Otherwise, the teachers are caring and encouraging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Highly qualified teachers, excellent support staff, safe environment, exemplary music programs, and a principal who supports kids and parents are all found at Diplomat Middle. My gifted daughter is challenged and my regular education son made a smooth transistion to high school after attending DMS. The teachers care very much about kids and it shows at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 14, 2004

I love the school. The ESE team is great and so is the staff. The office, the principal, and the teachers are all great. There is a parent link to call to check on your child's grades weekly. Also you can e-mail or leave a message for the teachers. Most of them answer you right away. I had a problem with one teacher and the principal took my son out of her class and handled it right away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2003

Our deaughter is sixth grade. She likes the teachers and her schedule but likes the library the best!
—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.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

267 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

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 56% in 2014.

282 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

282 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
62%

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 47% in 2014.

285 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

284 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

286 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

279 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
93%
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.

278 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
99%
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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 60%
Hispanic 29%
Black 7%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 15%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 36%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%66%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%1%1%
Other degree 4%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 Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. ANGELA ROLES
Fax number
  • (239) 574-4008

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
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