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Deland Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1095 students

 

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Posted March 20, 2013

This school is absolutely horrid! My son has been constantly bullied and harrassed and the administration has done nothing but try to turn it around on him in an attempt to make it appear that he is provoking the incidents of bullying. First of all, they won't do anything about bullying unless the child comes into the office and writes a written statement of bullying. Second, when the child reports the bullying, they take the bully's word that the victim did something to provoke them! It is absolutely sickening!!!!! Also, there are very few teachers here who actually show that they care about the students. God forbid that your kid struggles with a subject, they will not get the help that they need because there are no programs to help them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2011

I Liked This School, Cause I Had Alot Of Friends, And My 8th Grade Year Was Okay, Some Teachers Were Strict Though. But When I Went Everyone Had A Friend !


Posted February 23, 2010

I've sent two children to this school and have refused to send the third due to the poor performance of this 'teaching' institution. If you have any questions, just read all the posts made by their students. Few can write a correct sentence. If you actually want your child to have an education, I recommend you look else where.


Posted June 22, 2009

I thought the teaching at this school was sub-par. I'm sad my child has to attend here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2009

deland middle school is an okay school the teacher there can be really nice and some can be mean i enjoyed some days their they dont even give 8th grade an graduation how lame other then that its okay
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 7, 2009

it has its up and down times but its a great school through and through
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 28, 2008

I was an eigth grader last year at Deland Middle school. I miss Mrs. herbst adn Mr. Anderson because of the budget cuts and other reasons . i was Beta president ...and most of the teachers put 200% into the students adn classes. Mr. K is the best pricncipa li have had in many years and i hope he goes ot the high school next year with us . Ive learned alot adn will miss thsi school as i move on ot Deland Hig Schhool.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2007

School last year was alot better. The quality of teachers has gone down with the removal of techers. I miss gettin extra help from Mrs. Holmes, Mrs. Herbst, Mr. Anderson, Ms. Thompson, and all of the others who left or were replaced because of budget cuts. I wish volusia county gave more to its schools. At a middle school in Sandfrod the have pre-law studies, pre i.b. and about 3-5 languages taught.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2007

Deland middle is big but it is a good school i think it has great electives and the teachers need some help they need more and a new principle.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2007

My child enjoys going to most of her classes and is going to 8th grade in August. The teachers are dedicated and work hard. The schools principal is okay.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2007

My son has had difficulties with this school from day one. The bulling and cursing at this school is horrible. He has come home from school more then once upset about the way he or his friends have been treated. When I go to the school to report the problem I get the same old generic answer 'we'll look into it'. We will not allow my son to go back next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2007

deland middle school is the worst in the world
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2006

Deland Middle has an outstanding after school program and very caring teachers. I have found that they are very willing to help when asked. I am confident that my student is getting a quality education there. The principal is also helpful and active in daily concerns.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2005

Academically I have found there is not much concern for helping a struggling student until it is well into the marking period. Almost too late. Unless one signs up the year before, and even then, chances are that the child doesnt get their first or 2nd choice. It's disappointing. Parents can be involved they say, but they only care if it's a kid who causes trouble.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 11, 2003

The teachers at Deland Middle School give there children 110% of them-selves. The principal has a tendancy not to stand behind his teachers when they have a suggestion or comment that would improve the learning. Cut the teachers some slack, and allow them to teach the way they think .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2003

i think that deland middle school is a fantastic school,and finding out the it is a B school on the fcat schors makes me proud that the teachers are doing what they do best.i'm glad that my child still has another year at this wounderfull year. i would like for the time in-between the class as my child has complained many time about 4 min. not being enough, as how 2-3 classes were across campaus.


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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 53% in 2014.

369 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

371 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

370 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

370 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%
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.

339 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

340 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

343 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

331 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

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.

370 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "B".
  • 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 66% in 2014.

95 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
51%
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

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n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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2013

 
 
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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
White 59%
Hispanic 24%
Black 12%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 114%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 24%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 64%56%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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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)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. WILLIAM DUNNIGAN
Fax number
  • (386) 822-6583

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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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1400 Aquarius Avenue
DeLand, FL 32724
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Phone: (386) 822-6580

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