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Lyons Creek Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1799 students

 

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted October 11, 2014

LCMS was an excellent school, and it can be again. It takes great parents, great teachers, and students who want to learn and come from families who teach respect and manners. Reading past comments, I saw truths in all of them, however many of them were written in gross generalizations. Not every teacher is bad. Not all administrators are bad. Not all students are bullies. In writing a review, angry parents or students need to tailor their comments, observations and feedback to their own experiences and not use a broad brush strokes to paint the whole school as terrible. Yes, this school has gone downhill in the past 3 years, but with the new expected principal, it will snap right back to being excellent again. It does take a village. I'm excited for it's future.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 1, 2014

Lyons creek middle school is a terrible school to go to. Staff do not know how to discipline children and fights happen daily. Staff just scream at students to discipline them which is innefective against them because of their nature. Children curse almost in every sentence and I feel insecure at this school. As an advanced student teachers do not help me learn and instead review everything. The cameras at this school do not work and this school does not teach Latin and Japanese. Most children are thieves and cause problems to others. Do not enroll a child in this school unless you want an insecure and dangerous learning environment.


Posted November 1, 2013

LCMS is the worst school ever. Kids are so mean and raciest its not even funny. I understand you are going to get drama here or there through middle school-high school but this is ridiculous I latterly come home crying at least 2+ more times a week. there's bully's, rude teachers etc. tip in life: DO NOT TAKE YOUR CHILD TO LCMS


Posted August 13, 2013

LCMS is straight I mean I'm doing fine I'm taking algebra an hopefully going to a magnet school if my grades keep up but some kids are treated unfair some teachers are down right rude


Posted April 7, 2013

I Attend this school . & its a wonderful school , but i feel like I'm treated different because I'm an African American. 60% of my classmates/ schoolmates are nice, 40% Are racist . But overall Its a (Good) school.


Posted January 10, 2013

I completely agree with the previous comment about this school being just terrible. I honestly felt as if I had written that review. The "anti Bullying Policy" truely is a joke at this school. I understand no matter what middle school you're in there will be bullies but this school does nothing to make your child feel safe. My child was continusaly picked on last year by the same kid he was clever though didn't do it around teachers or anyone else was paying attention. Mine and my childs complaints, and bullying report to the school staff went close to ignored they actually sent me a letter in the mail saying they couldn't find sufficient enough evidence to confirm our bullying complaints and closed the investigation. Eventually that trouble maker went on to bother someone else unfortunatley for that poor unsuspecting child. Then another bully started in on my child and finally my kid had had enough this bully was following my child around and pulling on his clothes and book bag and my son turned around and hit back... My child got suspended over it! For finally sticking up for himself? This school needs some reconstructing starting with the school administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2012

This school is just terrible. It is crowded to the point of breaking. I can't speak of all the teachers that "teach" there, but as for the ones my child and his classmates have had, they don't care. One gets the feeling they don't want to be there. The administration is just as lacking as the teachers are- if not more. Your concerns and issues fall on deaf ears. Their anti-bullying policy that is a joke. The children that are bullied have no real recourse and seemed to incur types of bullying from the security guards and administrators themselves. Parents of the bullied child are made to feel as they are just complaining and that they are also at fault. LCMS will not let parents of the bullied child view the tapes that the school administration use for coming to a verdict or conclusion regarding fault. They also don't want to hear any issues that may reflect poorly upon them and show signs of retaliation toward the child when then are criticized. LCMS is a bad school. I feel awful knowing my child and good kids like her are subject to such a negative experience within their formative years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 4, 2012

My daughter attends LCMS, overall she seems to be doing well and is fine with her teachers and peers... I however wish thay had a magnet program and wish mre homework was given... But other that that I am satisfied...she seems to enjoy her school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2012

i am a grandma living in new york my grandson will be attending your school he was in sawgrass last year he is in special ed 7th grade this year.. i cant seem to find information about the classes.. also i would like to keep up with his school being he lives so far away now i can feel like i know a little about his day . i dont know anything about this school...


Posted August 13, 2012

worst school in Broward County. Some teachers are very rude to students, Teachers do not contact parents before giving severe punishment to students. I sometimes feel like tmy daughter is treated differntly because she is African American. Just a very difficult adminstration to deal with
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2012

I am a volunterer at this school, I also have two kids who have completed this school with great and excellent grades and another begins in the fall 2012. I have to say after reading some of these reviews that I don't see what some others apparently see. I think this school is great, the teachers that my kids have had have been very hands on in communicating any issues to me. My kids were elgible to attend local magnet schools but we chose to keep them at LCMS. It does take a "village" but that begins at home! If you are not happy, get involved, see what you can do to make a difference!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2012

I dont know what has happened to LCMS but is definitly turned into a mediocre school. Our oldest daughter went here and we loved the school then, but in the last 2 years it has become a joke. No HW given and poor communication between teachers and parents. The school is over crowded and I 100% agree with the review below, uear came and went an my 6th grader who is in AP and GEM has grown little in education. Very dissapointed. We were sad to see the old principal go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 2, 2012

Kids have 14 days extra off , no homework during the week or weekend, my concern has been my 8th grader son which is in PA classes . Never HW and has only done 2 poster projects through out the year, I strongly saw a year just go by and no growth.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2011

This school is just terrible. It is crowded to the point of breaking. I can't speak of all the teachers that "teach" there, but as for the ones my child and her classmates have had, they don't care. One gets the feeling they don't want to be there. The administration is just as lacking as the teachers are- if not more. Your concerns and issues fall on deaf ears. Their anti-bullying policy that is a "dog and pony show". The children that are bullied have no real recourse. Parents of the bullied child are made to feel as they are just complaining and that they are also at fault. LCMS will not let parents of the bullied child view the tapes that the school administration use for coming to a verdict or conclusion regarding fault. My conclusion is that the school's cameras don't work. They also don't want to hear any issues that may reflect poorly upon them. LCMS is a bad school. I feel awful knowing my child and good kids like her are subject to such a negative experience within their formative years. To be fair to LCMS I must state that I have not met all the teachers and am solely basing this review on my own and friends/parents of children going to LCMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2011

I just finished 8th grade and overall I liked the school. There are many clubs and sports to join. The teachers are very nice and they care. I would suggest trying to get into advanced classes in this school, because the people are so much nicer and focused on school work. I compared my advanced classes to my regular ones, and I loved the advanced classes. The regular ones are filled with bullies and just stuck up kids.


Posted January 10, 2011

What about bullys in this school? Does anybody know of any incident? I plan to enroll my grandaugters for next year. Thanks!


Posted January 5, 2011

i myself love this school, the first day at this school i felt safe and secure. The teachers are very nice and you can learn really easy. Kids are very unite and respectful. I highly recommend this school and i guaranty that your kid is going to have fun and learn. In addition the school is really clean and beautiful.


Posted March 8, 2010

I go to LCMS and I have enjoyed My whole year I am in the advanced team in team 601 in 6th grade and I am very happy with all my teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2009

I have started my 6th grade year at LCMS. I love my teachers, Team 601 is awesome, they have great programs, outstanding electives. The band isamazing all very quick learners. There is a live morning show, before/after care, and wwwwaaaayyyy more. ignore all of the dolty reviews! Its outstanding
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2009

My daughters first year at the school, so far I see compassion from the teachers and the principal is awesome, he took the time to remember my daughters name and follow up with a question I had regarding school work, he got back to me personally. The band instructor is wonderful, only a few weeks in class and already she can play her instrument.
—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.

568 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

560 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

517 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

583 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
59%
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.

396 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

605 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

609 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

603 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
87%
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.

635 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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.

226 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

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n/a

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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 41%
Hispanic 30%
Black 19%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 8%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 54%53%61%
Master's degree 45%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%2%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

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

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • MR. TED TOOMER
Fax number
  • (754) 322-3785

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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4333 Sol Press Boulevard
Coconut Creek, FL 33073
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