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Deerfield Beach Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1169 students

 

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Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014

It's only the 4th day of school and my son hates this school and its environment!! I don't blame him. I took him on the 1st day of school and I don't blame him!! These students are just cussing and security is running around trying to get these rowdy kids to class! My son tells me that their are kids in his class that tend to be class clowns and disrupt the class and the teacher does nothing!! What kind of learning environment is this?? I can't wait to pull him out!! I just relocated to the state and have nowhere else to put him. My son is a bright kid and his first year in middle school experience is not so good!! Homeschooling him is not an option for me right now! I am at a dead-end!! I wish there were other options because this school just leaves alot to wish for!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 30, 2014

There are to many fights. The teachers sometimes never teach anything and kids roam the school campus. I understand there are security guards around the school but they dont put in enough effort to make the school a safe environment for the kids that are in it. I just finished the 7 grade and in that time period we had alot of food fights. I almost got hit in the head with a chicken once. True story. I personally do NOT recommend this school to anyone..Also a teacher took my phone and when i tried to get it back the next day {A friday} she didn't give it to me. She had it for the whole weekend and I didn't get it back till Tuesday.


Posted September 3, 2013

I'm in the seventh grade ib and the teachers so for have been fine but believe me this is not a good school at all my phone has been stolen twice I've never been bullied but others had I do not recommend this to Anyone


Posted May 28, 2013

My child is finishing up 8th grade in the IB program, so we have 3 years of experience in the school. I can honestly say that I thought IB would be significantly better than it actually is. Most of the teachers have been adequate, but there has been at least one in each grade level who is just plain nasty. The instruction that the students receive is very "one size fits all", in my opinion. They don't seem to go out of their way to help on an individual level. Quite frankly, we cannot wait for school to be over so we can say "goodbye" and never go back! I'm sorry to say that I would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2012

This school is a very good school. i went here for 7th grade and it was amazing. i currently go to clms, but i hate it. anyway, the teachers are amazing! Ms.Fearon was the best teacher EVER! i love dbms!


Posted May 8, 2010

I am in the IB program. So far, I believe this is a wonderful experience. The teacher are wonderful. Dr.Regina Delpino is an excellent coordinator. The staff always does their best not only to make sure we learn but to also make sure that the environment we learn in is comfortable and that we understand what we learn. I am on Team Asimov and you can't get better teachers than Djariana Damato, Adam Rhodes, Mathew Pugatch ,Patricia Fogel and Danladi Allen. The elective teachers are also doing a phenomenal job. Teachers like Adrianna Karam , Roy Clark, Roderick Daniels and Carol Cannerito. I suggest all parents send their kids to this wonderful school and invest in the IB program too. It will be a wonderful experience!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2009

I love this school! I was planning to go to Pompano, but this thankfully was a better choice. I'm in IB and my teachers really teach you and challenge you,unlike some other teachers. The other kids are a bit bad, but the staff and security make sure everything is ok.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2009

Teach these animals right from wrong!


Posted May 19, 2009

I am a student at deerfield beach M., and i think its the best school in the world, im not in IB, im in advanced, this school is fun, teachers are great, staff is cool, and the kids can get a little violent, but hey, we are just kids.... I love this school with all my heart, it kicks ass! Im only a 12 year old in the 6th grade by the way!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 6, 2009

I have been very please with the IB program at DBMS. My child is activily engaged in community service and social activities sponsored by Dr. Del Pino. Dr. Del Pino is present at lunch every day and all of the students love her!!! She is the reason I chose this school for my childd. The program is very hands on. The students go on worthwhile field trips. The teachers are either gifted endorsed or Nationally Board Certified Teachers and are well liked by all of the students. Students take pride in their work and encourage others to do their best. My child reads like crazy now and all of the students discuss books as if they are in daily book clubs!! I can not speak more highly of this program. Last year the guest speakers at the year end program was a young senior at DBHS who got accepted to Yale!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2008

This school employees a good number of administrators and teachers who really do wish to provide the best education and safety expected from parents worth their title, but they are fighting a loosing battle here. There are so many students attending this location who couldn't care less about studies, and the parents are usually to blame. Good luck winning that war.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 13, 2008

My son attends the IBO program at DBMS. We were promised much more than my son recieved. We chose DBMS IBO beacause there was a band, Robotics, and foriegn language. My son did not get Band or Robotics and only half of the language instruction we were assured he would experience. Dr. Delpino was not helpful at all. The teachers were wonderful however and really worked hard to help my son succeed. I am sure that the problem was over seating of the 6th grade IB program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2008

Very satisfied with the IB program. The teachers are knowledgeable and motivating. The IB students are a close knit group. The school has students learning at all levels and every student is encouraged to learn and do their best. There are many opportunities to grow at this school. Staff friendly and responsive. If you want to volunteer they love it. Just show up and they will tell you how you can help but you must be screened thru the county to volunteer. The Principal is outstanding, smart and experienced. Highly recommend the IB program, you child will be well prepared for high school graduating from the IB program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

I have had two children in the IB Program at this school. I am very disappointed in the program and it certainly doesn't live up to being a challenging and interesting program. These students do not need months and months of FCAT practice. The teachers seem burned out and don't seem to know how to engage high achieving students. Safety has become a major issue. There seems to be no partnership between parents and the school. It is often hard to arrange a conference and after years of signing up to volunteer have never been asked to help in school. Very disappointing.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2005

My child is in the Ib program it is excellent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2005

I personally have been very disappointed in dfbms. My 6th grader attends there. I have found that they are constantly on lock down. and when my husband asked why They stated that was how they kept control of the kids. Whenever,I had a problem and tried to reach a certain person I would be trabsfered to another person's voice mail that I didn't even know if they were the person needed or could get a message to that person. Overall I would give this school a D rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2004

I have 3 daughters in middle school, one lost her tooth, another daughter was struck in the head with a metal can during lunch, sometimes they are hit, punched, with the end result being black and blue. Much bad language is used. I complained to SIU, and to the school and seldom is anything ever done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2003

This school has made a tremendous gain. Students and teachers at DBMS are some of the hardest individuals I have known. However, if more parents was invilved in thier child's education this school would be much better.
—Submitted by a former 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 53% in 2014.

362 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

361 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
42%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 56% in 2014.

340 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

359 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
45%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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 47% in 2014.

266 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

358 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

355 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

367 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
72%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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.

368 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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 66% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
96%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

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n/a

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, 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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 55%
Hispanic 21%
White 19%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 7%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 46%53%61%
Master's degree 50%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 4%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 12%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MS. FRANCINE BAUGH
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  • (754) 322-3385

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701 Southeast 6th Avenue
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
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