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Imagine Middle School At Broward

Charter | 6-8 | 200 students

 

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Posted July 10, 2014

We have one child in the middle school and one in the elementary and could not be happier. We have been a part of the Imagine family since this school opened--and we are a "family". Not only are parents' ideas and suggestions addressed immediately, parent involvement and feedback are encouraged. School to parent communication is excellent. Any time I've sent an email to a teacher or the prinicipal, I've received a response within hours. There are weekly emails from the school, an informative website and many teachers have their own websites set up for individualized information for their classes. There is a reason there is a long waiting list to get into Imagine--it's the best. I'm very thankful that we got our oldest child in at the beginning!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2013

Educacion academica es excelente. Conociminento academico de los educadores es muy buena. Aprendizaje de la materia en diferentes formas es muy dinamico. Comunicacion con las educadoras y personal es muy cordial y disponible. Muy accesible el contacto con la directora. Nivel economico muy bajo necesita mas participacion de los padres. Mucha variedad de grupo etnico..muy bueno. Limpieza muy buena. Seguridad es muy baja, necesita mas organizacion a la hora de salidad.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2013

This is the best little middle school you could ever ask for. My son is going into 8th grade this year, after having a fabulous 6th and 7th grade here. The teachers are wonderful, considerate and the work is challenging. Teachers do not simply lecture while students take notes. The students are actively engaged in projects, technology and they even have a wide variety of live animals!! The atmosphere of the middle school is friendly and warm. With such a small body of students, there are none of the issues you find in large middle schools such as bullying, fights, vandalism, etc. In fact, this past year, Imagine Middle was named a national Mix-It-Up Model School by Teaching Tolerance because of their outstanding program. My son feels welcome there everyday. The teachers are supportive and offer plenty of assistance to struggling students. For a little school, they have everything you could want, even interesting electives such as HS Spanish, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Journalism and even Musical Theatre. They have also begun to compete in county sports leagues and have basketball, soccer, track and cheerleading teams. Why would I put my children anywhere else?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 23, 2013

This is an offshoot of the elementary school. It is constantly changing its method and process of education and not always to the benefit of the students. Poor teacher pay leads to a limited selection of available teachers and poor teacher retention. Being a charter it does require volunteer hours but this charter has a higher requirement than others around. A lot of fundraising. To sum up the school: Your child will receive and average education sufficient to meet the sunshine state standards (which are pretty low). If you have higher that average expectations pick another school!
—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.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

70 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
56%

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.

43 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

61 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

25 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

69 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
88%
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.

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n/a

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n/a

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n/a
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".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2009-2010.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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.

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n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a
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 46%
Hispanic 32%
Black 14%
Asian 6%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 53%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/AN/A
Female 47%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 78%53%61%
Master's degree 22%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. LINDA ARNOLD
Fax number
  • (954) 255-1336

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
School facilities
  • Access to farm or natural area
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Cafeteria
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Tutor
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
Note: Data provided by community members,
needs to be verified by school leaders.

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9001 Westview Drive
Coral Springs, FL 33067
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