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Coral Springs Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1457 students

 

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2011:
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Posted April 15, 2005

Overall the school is not bad; my 7th grader has nice friends there. But kids have so many classes and every teacher has a different policy, homework rules, etc... They should have some consistency - a poor 12 year old needs things a bit more structured, and not structured 6 different ways. There is not enough interaction between parent and teacher on child's individual progress, I never hear from them, even when she's missing assignments. We do like that there are no uniforms! I'd heard about problems at CSMS before my daughter went there - mostly racial issues, fights and such. I need to know she is in a safe environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2005

My son is a 7th grader at CSMS. The school has a new principal and she seems to be proactive in dealing with problems. I would say that there is a problem with bullying (physical and verbal) and also some students disrespecting teachers. Foul language is commonplace for many students, more so that when I was in middle school. The teachers are decent, no problems there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2004

My daughter is enjoying a wonderful social schedule, loves her teachers and got straight A's last marking period. However, she gets virtually no homework each night and rarely has any tests so how do the teachers get the scores to give her an A.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 16, 2004

Very good teachers. Discipline could use some help, it goes from too severe to too lenient depending on who is handling the matter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2004

This is my son's first year at this school. His teachers are exceptional but he is also in advanced and gifted classes. There is an after-school sports program but if your child somehow doesn't hear about try-outs, he won't get a chance to play for the whole year. Discipline seems to be good, and it needs to be. There are some rough kids at this school, but for the most part they are neighborhood kids that have grown up together so it is pretty low-key. All-in-all it seems to be a good school where my son is learning and is comfortable and happy.
—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 52% in 2013.

406 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

408 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
65%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

429 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

470 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 51% in 2013.

401 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

531 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

531 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

535 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

592 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
97%

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 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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 State average
White 35% 42%
Black 33% 23%
Hispanic 24% 29%
Asian 5% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 47%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 53%53%61%
Master's degree 43%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%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 11%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Ian Murray
Fax number
  • (754) 322-3085

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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10300 Wiles Rd
Coral Springs, FL 33076
Phone: (754) 322-3000

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