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David C Hinson Senior Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 898 students

 

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Posted March 12, 2014

My daughter has been a student here for 3 years. All of her teachers have been amazing, motivating, challenging, and supportive. The support staff is so friendly and Mrs. Rebecca Tozer, the school's guidance counselor, is an absolute gem and the best around!! The faculty and staff have made a positive impact in my daughter's life. Meri Albert
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2013

The teachers are nice, and most are funny. tththttt erheredhr rehrh rhrh hr rh rh rh


Posted September 18, 2013

Horrible staff who don't care about your problems, a host of bad or rude teachers [with a few good ones], very clique-ish [You have to be ''popular'' in some group], tons of fights and bullies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2012

Why bother rating SCHOOL DOES NOT CARE FOR STUDENTS AND PARENTS. E- MAIL 8 TIMES NO CARING CALL NO CARING NO RESPONSE. THEY LOVE TO CALL FOR PTSA AN GO HINSON. NO CARE AT ALLLLLLLLLLLL FOR STUDENTS.1111111111111111


Posted August 8, 2012

This school is okay, but its not the best. I'm going into 8th this year & its fine. Although, the staff is really rude. I asked the (can't say name) if i can get a"Personal item" & all they did was yell at me & tell me to bring my own when I didn't know i was on it. Plus I get picked up early a lot cause I get sick & have problems & all they do is stare at me with a rude face. But on the other hand, some teachers are nice & the kids there are really nice!


Posted April 27, 2012

This is a truly terrible school. It's an image first and children last kind of place. I have repeatedly had problems with the principal. They changed my child's teacher three times in one year. I recommend avoiding sending your children here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2011

I have big issue with some of the staff at this school. especially Well never mind not suppose to use names. I am currently considering bringing a lawsuit against this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2011

This is a school that is only concerned about ratings and making parents feel good instead of doing the hard work of actually educating the children. The school is a joke. The principal Leslie Sileo-Robinson is a local politician who uses the same prowess of flawed policy making in drafting faulty dangerous decisions that will negatively impact our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

6th grade, the first half of the year at Hinson was a little hard. Once we talked to the Principals and Teachers my son had once again wanted to go . This year in 7th, he loves all his teachers and enjoys be there. There will always be kids who bully others but at Hinson they took action before it could get any worse. Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2009

I Love This School! It's The Best School Ever! I Can't Wait til Tomorrow! First Day Of School!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2009

I love this school!David C. Hinson is very involved with the students and is very high in the standards of education.The mathematics teacher, Wilson is great and helps children exseed in the exspectations. My mom worked there and she loved it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 19, 2009

The school is perfect for every child. My favorite 6th grade teacher is ms. Boyle. She is an amazing advanced geography teacher!! the only bad thing that the school has done is that you are not aloud to have backpacks. The teachers say well it doesn't hurt your backs, well i had to go to the doctor because my small sport bag messed up my spine and bruised my shoulders!! but the school is amazing.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 10, 2009

The Agriscience and FFA at this school are outstanding. The leadership skills that are learned and the community service that is done by these students and teacher are unending. This is not a farming deal anymore, this is about creating leaders and future businessman and women and giving them the skills to perform in the outside world which produces our food and manages our environment. Cudos to Ms. Weaver and her FFA, all students should consider this elective and chapter program
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 7, 2009

Hinson is a very involved middle school. The teachers and staff are great. They are very devoted to the students. The principal stays current on all issues affecting the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2009

Just terrible. They are only concerned with their image and not the children's education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2009

I've been a parent for 4 years here. It is an outstanding school. Although not perfect, it strives to be the best. The administration is caring and supportive towards parents, students, and teachers. Regarding the teachers, I would give them a 90% approval rating. The facilities are excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

Poor leadership, horrible communication or lack there of. Education is not important here only sports and control of the children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 20, 2008

I moved here from NY, and I love this school. The teachers and other staff are very active activist for the students. The school is very well organized, and they all seem to know what is going on, and they all seem to know each kid by name. It is great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2008

This is a very good school but there is alot of bulling that i feel is not being handled very well by the administraters.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2008

Ew iI dont like it. The only person i love is mrs.Chance.
—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.

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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.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

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 55% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

278 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

282 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

281 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
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.

312 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

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

 
 
98%

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 69% 42%
Black 18% 23%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian 4% 3%
Hispanic 4% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 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 46%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%56%61%
Master's degree 34%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%1%
Other degree 5%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 10%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Lesley Sileo-robinson
Fax number
  • (386) 506-5064

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
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