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East Ridge Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1138 students

 

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Posted August 25, 2013

I really love East Ridge Middle, after having my children relocated a few times. I could honestly say East Ridge Middle really gives the best dedication in being really part of the student's academic progress. Every time I visit East Ridge, I sense everyone works together very supportably and are very friendly. The other schools I had my kids in, I felt the tension due to the economy, the disconnection from the staffs and the teachers felt obligated to be there but really didn't care or really want to teach. I really have to say how happy it makes me, to see my children look forward going back to school especially, my kids thanked me for finding them a very good school. I really feel very comfortable and the safety my children being there, East Ridge is like a "school sweet school". Thank you East Ridge Middle the progress and dedication to our kids!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

My son is very happy here. I'm only disappointed with the lack of communication with teachers, and guidance counselor. I emailed the guidance several times towards the end of last year, even included the principle and never received a return email. I had to show up to the school to be able to meet with the guidance counselor. After sitting down with her for about 15 minutes, because she was in a rush, my son's scheduled was a complete mess last week when we went for schedule pick up day. I'm still waiting for a phone call to discuss his schedule and have not received one. My son's classes are in limbo as of today.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2012

This is my son's first year at Eastridge Middle. I am a teacher in the county and therefore tend to have extremely high expectations. We are both truly enjoying the experience. Mr. McDaniel is one of the most knowledgeable and student centered administrators that I have seen. They do a great job of balancing middle school behaviors and education. Thank you ERMS for providing a positive learning environment!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2010

More strategies should be implemented in helping and accommodating children with special needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2010

East Ridge Middle School is one of the best middle school here in clermont. The teachers, principals, vice principals, guidance counselors, front receptionists and all staff are very professsionals and everybody there shows that they care about our children education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2009

The school is absolutely beautiful. The staff seem to be friendly but there is lack of teacher/parent communication. There were many school events that I was not informed of unless I looked at the marquee when picking my child up from school. At first I thought that my child was not bringing me the notifications of the event but I found out from other students and parents that they were also not given any form of literature concerning the event.
—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.

389 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

392 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

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 56% in 2014.

354 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

355 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
58%
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.

239 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

396 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

395 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

392 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
78%
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.

365 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
99%

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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
97%
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

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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 51%
Hispanic 25%
Black 14%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 1%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 57%62%61%
Master's degree 40%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. CHARLES MCDANIEL
Fax number
  • (352) 536-8039

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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13201 Excalibur Rd
Clermont, FL 34711
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Phone: (352) 536-8020

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