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Pioneer Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1311 students

 

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Posted September 27, 2007

My husband and I met with the teachers of Team 601 and I am glad my daughter is blessed to have such caring and loving teachers to guide her through her first year of public school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2007

The band program and teacher is awesome. The students are challenged academically as well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2007

Exceptional reading teacher greatly improved my childs prep skills and motivation for the FCAT as well as getting them interested in reading. She was very dedicated as well as the rest of the team. The Principal is very attentive to the needs and concerns of the parents as well as her teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2006

Teachers are very professional and caring. Unfortunately, lack of open communication between parents and Principal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2005

Excellent teachers - horrible administration!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2005

We have moved several times and experienced 4 different schools before coming to Cooper City. Pioneer Middle is above all of them! Pioneer provides a quality education with many wonderful opportunities for all levels of learning. The curriculum is challenging, flexible and provides a great overall education. Pioneer also has many courses to elect including Peer Counseling and Crime Watch. Pioneer provides a private school education in a public school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

Strong, effective principal. Tough academic standards. Wide variety of extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

411 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

411 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

385 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

423 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%
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.

357 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

480 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

398 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

478 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

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.

479 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
99%

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 56%
Hispanic 28%
Asian 6%
Black 5%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 64%53%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%2%1%
Other degree 1%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 Assistant principal(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

Language learning

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

School Leader's name
  • MR. MICHAEL G CONSAUL
Fax number
  • (754) 323-4185

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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5350 Southwest 90th Avenue
Cooper City, FL 33328
Phone: (754) 323-4100

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