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Walton Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 682 students

 
 

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7 reviews of this school


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Posted October 19, 2009

This school is amazing it taught my daughter many things, even life lessons. It has a great learning enviroment and very friendly staff members that are always willing to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2009

this school is exellext great teacher it is a great place for any 6th, 7th, or 8th middle school student to go to
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 29, 2008

There are entirely too many troublemakers in this school to have effective instruction in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2008

An amazing school, acedmics,athletic, and even band wise this school has it all. If you send you child here you may or may not like it almost every person I have met with to talk about this school has said it is great! Now you should atleast try this school if it is an option for you, it has a great system for parent involvement as well. You make many friends, and as an add on the teachers are nice and they take time to help other students if they are struggling. If you do decide to show your kids to this school you shouldnt be dissapointed. Try it and see if you like it if not then dont use this school it is your choice after all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2007

walotn middle school is a great school for your child to attend. the parents are involved in what the shcool does alot. when i was doing a project more than 1,000 people came up to me and told me that walton middle school is the best school in state of florida.the teachers at wms take their time with students.wms has been an A-B school for more than at least 60 years.the wms band is amazing,its made up of very talented young muscians.oh what can i say ,their just wonderful! when it comes to sport no one can touch us , we are champions
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2005

I'm not impressed with much of this school system, the current superintendent of schools nor this school in paticular. They do not have much to offer the children here. Unless your child is heavy into sports, a beauty queen or you're rich...your child will be made to feel like he/she is nothing. Homeschooling is a great option in this community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2005

This is a good school for regular ed children, but when it comes to special ed, they score very low in my book! They do not go by the IEP as they should.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

205 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%
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.

235 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

235 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
62%
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.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

208 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

207 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

205 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
90%
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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
63%
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

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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
White 69%
Black 15%
Hispanic 9%
Two or more races 6%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%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 76%68%61%
Master's degree 24%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435
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