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Indian Ridge Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1910 students

 

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Posted July 26, 2013

This school was pretty good. I just graduated from the school this year ,and I have to tell you this school has a lot to offer. They have excellent extracurricular actives and great core classes. For the most part the teachers were great ,but there are always those few teacher that aren't so great. I wouldn't recommend students who are lazy or can't take challenges to go this school. The teachers demand a lot out of their student and the workload can be a lot,but the outcomes are outstanding. Over all this school is just amazing ,but has a few flaws but what school doesn't?


Posted July 24, 2013

This is the BEST school. I graduated from it in 2012! This place made me actually LOVE school! I am not a nerd, it's just that the teachers were sort if laid back, and taught, yet they let us chill or do what we wanted as long as we payed attention. Except for the uniforms, it was amazing. The drama class is the best, the teacher let us have basically recess in that class, and we can do skits based on whatever we wanted. The Home Ec, teacher was the best too, there was a full sized kitchen. I took those classes. The students there are the best, I was sort of popular there, like I had many friends and I wish I could come back. I've made some friends for life there. It can turn a socially awkward kid that I used to be, into having lots of friends and enjoying the 3 years if middle school. The education is okay for me. I have so many good memories at that school.


Posted May 26, 2013

My son is just about to finish his first year at IRMS (2013-2013). I have read the Great Schools Reviews and after my experiance at IRMS which includes listening to my son, following his grades, corresponding with his teachers, enteracting with office staff, participating as a chaperone and volunteering as an FCAT proctor ... I have nothing but great things to say about the entire school and all of the Staff. I would highly recommend Indian Ridge Middle School and would tell the school to keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2013

This school is terrible in so many ways! My daughter was beat up by a boy 2 yrs ago and he never even so much as received a detention for it! Now she is threatened by a group of girls. The same principal as with the previous event is still in charge of her grade & I know he will do nothing until she gets beat up again if at all, or worse she'll be suspended with them! All this and she has had teachers that sit on their ipads with out-of-control classrooms. They surf the web & shop at victoria secret during class! Her language arts teacher is frustrated that many in her class learned nothing from the teacher last year. This year her science teacher is the same waste of time. Who do you tell? They all have tenure so no one cares! If it weren't for parents and a few great teachers the students would be lost. I've had my daughter tutored throughout middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2012

This school has an excellent gifted program. Students' core classes are taught by gifted certified teachers that teach critical thinking skills on a very high level. One of our sons transferred from a reputable local private school to Indian Ridge in seventh grade and his latter experience at IR exceeded his private school experience both academically and socially. Now our younger son is in the IR gifted program and he is also having an wonderful, enriching experience. The teachers treat the students respectfully, and intelligently; preparing them for AP/honors high school classes. I also want to add that IR has an exceptional GEM program. ("Great Explorations in Math.") Again, there is no need to send your child to private school if your child is bright and you are zoned for IR. Take the $60,000 you would have spent and invest it in the college fund.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2012

HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE! I just got off the phone with Indian Ridge Middle School (Davie- Florida)...beyond horrible experience like always. The staff is always rude and not helpful. They seem very aggravated by any phone call or question that a parent or student may have. I do not recommend this school to anyone. I don't really understand why they think they are such a good school. They are NOT!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2012

When I First Came To This School From Another School I was Mad, But Now Im Happy I Did The School Is good, Good Teachers A Great Staff Menbe. If a kid says hey are aving problems at the school then they lack social skills because with the teachers we have pushing us to be our best.. its imposible to fail.


Posted July 9, 2011

I'm a 6th grader. I love this school so much! This school has a rating of nine out of ten because most of the students in this school pass the FCAT. What the previous review said is totally false. I mean how could the teachers be careless if at the end most students pass?Right now, I'm almost a seventh grader. My FCAT scores are: a high five for math(I got only one wrong) and a three for reading. If you want me to be honest, I SUCK at reading. But even with that I didn't fail. I love all of my teachers. They are awesome. They do everything they can, the only thing that your child needs to be is not lazy. I mean I came to this school with barely knowing any English, and guess what? My final report card is all straight As with a perfect GPA of 4.0 . A student might be smart, but if he or she is lazy, the student has no chance. So if I, a girl that came from Israel just almost two years ago, ended the year with straight As, perfect GPA, a "honoring certificate" in math, and got accepted to all honor clubs, your child can do it for sure. About friends, it all depends on the person. Let's just say that me and one girl started out with arch enemies, now we are best friends.


Posted April 21, 2011

I really don't understand why this school has a 9 rating. I agree with the previous review. Most of the teachers ARE horrible and uncaring. I currently have two students there. One is graduating and fortunately we are moving, so the other will be transferring to another school. Also, my kids are smart kids otherwise their grades would be horrible due to lack of proper education. I can only say good things about maybe a couple the teachers. The students are a different issue. It has been really difficult for my kids to find good friends in the school. There are rising drug and promiscuity problems I really wish they would address.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2011

I hate it. People are constantly bullied. The teachers, are horrible. The kids, unkind and hateful. DONT send your kids here. take it from me. they WILL SUFFER
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

Im curently attending 8th grade there and likemost schools its ok. once you find your freinds and have people to talk to its good. the teahers are ok depends on what team you have. there are some really good teachers that are fun and help you learn and then you have the boring suckish ones. there arent a lot of clubs. overall its ok. The dances are cheap i dont go to them and the lunch isnt good but its public its just ok you have to be with freinds and make the school fun


Posted May 6, 2010

this school is really awesome! wuld reccomend this school to anyone
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 1, 2009

I went to this school for just one year and it was 8th grade and I think this school is really good I loved how every teacher trully pushed every student to their limit and always were making us give our best. Honestly I would recomend this school to anyone and about the FCAT, every school in the state of florida focuses too much on the FCAT and thats not the schools fault but the states and the government fault. I think that there are clicks like in every other school and kids are not nasty unless you let them be nasty to you. Maybe if somebody doesnt stand up to them thats why kids arent friendly.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 9, 2009

This school is okay the academics is probably good as you can get in South Florida.The school feels more like a military camp.Everyone have clicks and the kids are not that friendly.I pulled my daughter out this year and we are now moving out of state.I feel the state focus too much on the FCAT and not enough on every subject.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

MY son goes there and he loves middle school, he enjoys going and is doing very well, they genuinely care about their students and parents that volunteer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2009

I'm currently a stedent in IRMS, and I believe that it is one of the best schools I have ever been to. Sixth grade was a bit rough and there was some rude and nasty teachers then. My team had this one teacher who was disorganized and did not teach us what we were supposed to learn, but that situation was taken care of when I went into the seventh grade. Everything was quite pleasant, and I had great teachers who always helped you out so you could pass with flying colors. I'm now going into the eigth grade and I cannot wait to start learning again.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2009

My wife and I love this Indian Ridge. My son is currently attending and he enjoys going to classes I know my son is receiving an excellent education. The Principal, teachers, staff and volunteers are some of the most caring and attentive people I have ever met. I highly recommend this school to new parents in the area.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2008

Coming to Indian Ridge over 12 years ago was like dying and going to heaven. Most students were polite and courteous. Staff was profession and enthusiastic about education. Principal believed in strong discipline. A dream school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 14, 2008

this school is a very good school. When I started Indain Ridge I hated it. This school is very safe, but sometimes there are physical fights. There are a couple negatives. The school always complains about the money. Also, the school is very strict. Some of the teachers need to lay off the work. Also, I didn't like 6th grade. It's stupid because everyone hate's 6th graders. If a eight grader or seventh grader passes a sixth grader they would make fun of them. It's really retarded. Also, the uniforms. It gets really annoying. If you get in trouble you get IBM. IBM is like hell. Overall, it's ok school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 12, 2008

This school is amazing. Great teachers, great teaching skills, great. pricipal, great, activities, great pta, and great dicipline and safety.
—Submitted by a student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

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.

639 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

638 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
74%
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.

556 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

616 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%
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.

491 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

649 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

651 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

646 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%
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.

688 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
99%
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 55% 42%
Hispanic 33% 29%
Black 6% 23%
Asian 3% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 54%53%61%
Master's degree 38%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%2%1%
Other degree 6%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Frank Zagari
Fax number
  • (754) 323-3385

Resources

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

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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1355 S Nob Hill Rd
Davie, FL 33324
Phone: (754) 323-3300

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