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Cutler Ridge Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1025 students

 

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2011:
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Posted October 6, 2007

I think crms isi one of the best public schools in cutler bay cause of its staff and teachers the teachers will work with you all the way if you need help and it is a no fighting or bulling zone
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2007

it has great Spanish programs and wonderful teachers too all very nice good school too and great area for pe too principle is a nice guy and classes are very neat in my opinion security is always up to date on things going around and yes its a great school
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 26, 2007

Communication is basically non existant at this school. I get nothing sent home. My son has had a few good teacher in the 3 yrs he was there but overall I think they could do a whole lot better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2006

It is a shame that CRMS has taken a turn for the worse, the new teachers and administration have turned this school upside down in months, they are rude to staff and students, they dont care about the class sizes they just want the school to do good on fcat and get a good grade. All their efforts are focus on the lower level students and the advance and gifted classes are on the back burner as they say.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2005

In my opinion, the changes made at CRMS this 2005-2006 school year are fantastic. The new principal, Mr. Ennis is truly a hands on professional. The entire staff is accessible to parents and communications sent home is detailed and current. The staff shows genuine concern for the students they teach and it shows. This school has coffee talk with the principal and monthly seminars for parents. One can really see that student needs are placed first in all programs and activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2004

My son is in the 6th gr 2nd time around after repeating at another school. He is going here because the alternative is even worse. His classes rarely give homework, we are at the end of the school year and he has never had to hand in a research paper, a book report, nor any sort of project. He likes most of his teachers, but by what he has told me, a couple of them are rather rude, lack etiquette, and downright 'ghetto'. It seems to me so far their main interest is trying to make it real easy on these kids so they can go ahead in grades without the having to go through too much 'hassle'.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

Cutler Ridge Middle has such a diverse student body that it makes the school very excellent. The teachers are the best that I have had and they taught me so much. If I didn't get an assignment they would go over it with me. It's a wonderful school, they have awesome activities. Some activities that are not even at other schools, they have a huge auditorium (the biggest in Miami-Dade), and they have a wonderful, awesome Principal! I highly recommend this school. From my past experiences it's a wonderful school for your children to learn.-
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 18, 2003

my daughter went to DAHS after graduating from CRMS. My son is in the band program and loves it.


Posted May 24, 2003

My daughter has learned so much. She's going to the International Baccalaureate Magnet Program and CRMS has prepared her well for this rigorous program!


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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.

446 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
23%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
32%
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.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
39%
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.

207 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
11%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

260 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
27%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

276 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%
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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
96%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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.

45 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
58%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%
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
Hispanic 50% 29%
Black 40% 23%
White 8% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 65%58%61%
Master's degree 28%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%2%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 15%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Eduardo L Alonso
Fax number
  • (305) 254-3746

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19400 Gulfstream Rd
Cutler Bay, FL 33157
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