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Crystal River Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 809 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted February 5, 2009

I think the school is good but the office people need help to be more friendly to the parents and anybody who goes into the school they are very rude. They need classes them self..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 23, 2008

I feel this school should deserve 3 1/2 stars. The teacher quality is about a two and a half stars. My daughter really has not enjoyed most of her teachers and neither have i for the tree years she was there.The extracurricular activities aren't the best. The after school clubs really dont involve activities that my child could learn from.Then lastley safty and disipline is about a 1 1/2 star. It stinks!!!!The school doesnt have a bunch of bullies. However when there is a problem the admin dont take care of the problem.They just cover it up and act like it never happened!!!!!!!! From my daughters point of vue she gives a 2 1/2 stars on a ok day and a 3 stars on a really good day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2008

i think this school deserves 5 stars its excellent,theres noit a lot of bullies and the teachers always make sure u understand everything ps.from jordan vargulish
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2008

This school is great they have a wonderful afterschool program! They gave kids go there until 5:30 and you can either pick you child up or they have a bus to run a route. The afterschool program has great programs including a few of my childs favorite was cooking and adventure. This school has the best of the best. The principal is very nice and the deen of students is hard but VERY understandale and kind. If you are looking for a great school this is the school to go for!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2008

The staff, curriculum and students at CRMS are a real blessing. Mark McCoy, the principal, puts his all into this school and the kids and staff can tell. He is strict, has high standards but also has respect for everyone on the campus. The staff are thorough, intelligent and have a strong sense of how to handle a variety of situations with wisdom. Most of the teachers put their creative talents into their work and make learning fun and age appropriate. The middle school is a huge example for the state of FL for how a school should be managed! Unfortunately, the high school could learn alot from the work of the staff at the middle school level. As much as this has been a wonderful experience, my younger child will not attend the high school (where my older child attends) if the same admin and policies are present.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2007

This is my daughters first year at CRMS and I have nothing but good to say about it. She has struggled for the past 3 years in school in Gilchrist County, but this year she is on the A B honor roll. Her attitude toward school has completely changed. The staff is out of this world. They are constantly recognizing students for showing good character. They not only get 'bearcat bucks' for this but the parent also gets a phone call from different staff members letting the parent know that they have an extraordinary child. I feel they go above and beyond the call of duty.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 13, 2007

I think the after school program is good---but I have not seen it to be any help academically...which was our motivation for participation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2007

CRMS has an amazing after school program to entice all their students to be not only academically motivated but socially mindful. They provide 15 different activities to keep the students engaged after school until 530. The invite all parents to participate in the different clubs as well as family night activites. The nicest part is that the program is completely free to parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2005

Quality of academic programs - Good Musis, Art & Sports - Available Parent Involvement - unknown.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2005

This school has the best staff and the best students. This school has the teachers who care about you and your grades.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

275 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
57%
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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

252 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

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.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%
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.

261 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

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 64% in 2013.

86 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%
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 84% 42%
Black 5% 23%
Hispanic 5% 29%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 3%
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 66%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%58%61%
Master's degree 38%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%1%
Other degree 2%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

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344 NE Crystal St
Crystal River, FL 34428
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Phone: (352) 795-2116

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