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Galaxy Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1057 students

 

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Posted Monday, July 28, 2014

I am now going into the 8th grade and I love this school! I have great teachers who help me a lot. I also know so many people that get good grades there. 100% of the students even passed the algebra EOC including me. I do admit there is some bullying but that is not the fault of the school for how other children behave with eachother.


Posted June 5, 2014

Part 2- The Eighth Grade graduating class again had to pay 10.00 each for thier so called end of year party. So let me see 300 or so kids @ 10.00 = 3,000.00 dollars!!! Lasted about 3 hours, a piece of pizza and drink. played some basketball in gym!!! Can't tell me these schools don't profit!!!!! Still would like to know what they do with all the money they charge the students!!! better yet the parent. Florida school systems suckkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!! The whole year is about prepping the kids for F-CAT, which is grading thier teaching skills!!!!! Hmmm, maybe thats why they're on the bottom of the list in education!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2014

This is my last year and I am so happy! Galaxy is a very bad school because the staff usually doesn't care about the students, they just stand around or joke around with others and the students get bullied 24/7 it's so sad. The dress code is ridiculous, it doesn't even make sense and the cafeteria food is absolutely terrible. Some of the teachers are great some are terrible and rude. The counselor is rude and always seem to care less about the student. So if you're a paret just know that this school may not be for your child.


Posted October 7, 2013

My child goed here and Im seriously considering pulling her out and homeschooling.The staff are nothing but Bullies,and do nothing but harass my child on a weekly basis.Tje dress code is a Joke and they really need to focus more on the children's education other than tje way they are dressing and leave that to us parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2013

This school is dangerous. Somehow there never seems to be enough supervision during fights, bullying or kids making out in the hall ways. Something big is being missed here. There R some AMAZING teachers, ESPECIALLY in the gifted program which I would rate A+. Sure they stop some fights and some situations but way to many are not being stopped. My kids talk to me, and this is not my first child in middle school. If you can avoid this school I recommend you do I know sometimes, some populations, are harder than others, but for example...I complained, no teacher not even one was at the parent drop-off or pickup area. kids NEED supervision. When I complained I was told someone was sick....OK... so no backup plan? Give me a break, again another excuse. I think the administration needs to stop making excuses & start making some changes. If policies aren't working change them! These kids are depending on you. We owe it to them to have a safe environment 4 them to be able to succeed & learn in school. My son loved middle school until Galaxy he doesn't anymore... I am an involved active parent / retired teacher & I'm telling you honestly .....4 out of 10 was generous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2013

Judging from some of the other comments here and a 95% dissatisfaction rate, our student has received the same dose of ignorance on how to respond to a child with needs. The uncaring attitude of the staff at this school is grounds for dismissal in my view. The bully problem is a symptom of the inaptitude and lack of training to control disruptive behavior. If you are a parent, I would have second thoughts about having your child get a good education here. Ask questions and tread carefully before sending your student here.


Posted January 24, 2012

This school is consisted of a faculty that could care less whether your child is being bullied either in or outside of the classroom, or whether your child is failing. I can't believe this school got a 5/10. If it wasn't for the FCAT, and the so called good scores, it is pathetic, if it were my choice I would close down GMS, and send the students to a better school. The faculty and administration are very harsh, for example, if a student has to go to the restroom, but only has 5 minutes, and has to rush because their next class is on the other side of campus, that student would be punished. Now, parents if you have a student that goes to GMS take them out of it. Every day that I went there as a student I was completely tormented and bullied, not just by students, but also teachers. - A former student


Posted January 19, 2012

I've visited Galaxy one time in my life and frankly it's pretty bad. The students don't seem to click to me and the teachers don't seem professional. I am currently an 8th grader at Heritage Middle School. My school on the other hand scores 9/10 stars and is voted to be the best school in Volusia. If any Galaxy kids want to come to HMS fell free! It's an awesome school with fun teachers and awesome friends. -Melissa


Posted March 23, 2011

I agree Galaxy Middle School needs alot of work , they said the school wasnt even meeting state standards !!!!!!!!


Posted March 20, 2011

I have asked for help, none has come this school needs work but is ok help from teachers need to be improved, the school it self needs to be cleaned , so does the students in it, i am a student and i need help but i am ignored


Posted February 24, 2010

I think this school needs alot of work. Not only the way its runned but the teachers! We learn nothing because the teachers always send us out of class. WE NEED A BETTER SCHOOL !!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2009

i rate this school 5 stars because i am a 7th grader that is attending this school and the teachers ther will help u till you get it right and that will help u get great grades.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2009

My daughter is in the eight grade this year and since she started in this school has wanted to change schools. In the 6th grade she had a problem with a teacher, which I came to the school, confronted the assistant principal and the teacher and could not keep my daughter in that teacher's class because my daughter felt the teacher did not care to help her in any way and shout it at my daughter for not finishing her work 5 minutes after class started and my daughter was called to leave for a Dr.'s apt. After she was switched from class, the new teacher treated her with respect, talked to her calmly and listened to my daugter's concerns. Also, I have noticed that some teacher's and faculty do not seem to answer your calls and e-mails concerning your child's progress in school or any concern the parent may have.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2009

This school is great but very weird when it comes to the dress code. They allow peircings and guys walk around with shirts on but if your a girl wearing a tank top they make you go to your grades housing office and change into somebody else shirt! And also, while 7th and 8th grade are cozy in nice big buildings with lockers, 6th graders are forced for carry around heavy backpacks portable to portable! And one last thing, They keep it like 80 degrees in the portables!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 20, 2009

This school is acutally good. while its true that some teachers dont care about the kids. most of the time they act like that towards the less then educaated kids who are far from just help. but overall for the one year i got to go there it was pretty good sure teachers had their faults but they where good at the job they are hired to do and the kids actully arent that bad i am far from a normal person so if i wasent hating it there im sure most people wont since the year iv been at deltona middle made me realize what a good thing that school was. with that i say for every stupid rule they had there usally was an up side. p.s never goto deltona middle
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 5, 2009

its a very good school I've been there since the beginning of 6 grade going to the 8 grade
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2009

The school is not a good school and plus the teacher are so mean
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 10, 2009

The school is nice but the administrators are mean and disrespectful, as well as some of the teachers and princepals. There are 11 different buildings and sometimes they spread your schedual out so far across campus you are late to the same class everyday. When you are in Inschool Suspension or Alternitave Education you rake leaves. Let's not forget that if you are going to the bathroom a teacher can give you a referal for being out of area when you are in the same building as your classroom, even if you have a pass. You have to walk in line with a teacher to lunch like a kindergartener, too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2008

Galaxy is one of the finest schools in Volusia County. The teachers work endlessly to help each child do his/her very best, most of them without compensation. The administration understand that middle school years are the hardest to get through and are always out on campus to keep everyone safe and moving to their classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

That School Sucks The Teachers Could Care Less How Well Your Child Is Doing In School
—Submitted by a parent


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.

315 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

315 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

369 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

367 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%
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.

340 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

342 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

342 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

342 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
76%
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.

343 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
98%

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 "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

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
62%
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
White 45%
Hispanic 36%
Black 14%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 5%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 70%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 42%56%61%
Master's degree 53%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%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 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. PATRICIA CORR
Fax number
  • (386) 968-0016

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(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

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  • Drawing / sketching
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2400 Eustace Avenue
Deltona, FL 32725
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