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Heritage Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1207 students

 

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Posted August 11, 2014

I love Heritage.....I've had two daughters go through Heritage and now my last child will be attending. The past years with Heritage have been great, especially if you are an "involved parent"! There are so many opportunities for both student and parent to "be in the know", whether it's academically or school events or volunteering. All the teachers I've come to know have been awesome, very helpful and caring regarding students achievements at Heritage. To make your experience at Heritage a great one,: COMMUNICATE WITH TEACHERS/FACULTY as much as you can and BE INVOLVED!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2014

My daughter was a student at Heritage Middle for three years and there were so many experience that were offered to her and others as a students and the school did a great job with the money they had. The school is a bully free zone were the education is fun and lively. The teachers were amazing and according to my daughter always there to help her when she needed it. She also told me that the teachers at Heritage make lesson plans that help you not to only learn the subject they are teaching but they also help you to problem solve and think through your answers. All in all this is a great school and I have no reason to complain.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2014

My daughter will be attending Heritage Middle this coming fall and I am so relieved to hear how many parent and children rave about this school. I have attended the open house and my daughter has taken this school immediately. I am very happy that I made the right choice in applying my daughter to Heritage Middle school. I am looking forward to what this school has to offer this fall. Thanks everyone for your positive comments. :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 23, 2014

Heritage Middle School is a great school. My son is in the 6th grade and he absolutely does not like to miss school. He was not very fond of math either, but Mr. Doran is such an awesome teacher math is one of his favorite subjects now! Besides Mr. Doran, there are many great teachers at this school. They care about my childs education and are all very approachable and more than willing to answer any questions or concerns from parents and they actually respond in a very timely manner with any issues I have. I am very pleased with this school and happy that I have another son that will be starting next year as well!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 9, 2013

A great school and slot of teachers willing to help I know because I'm in sixth grade


Posted March 1, 2012

ii love dhis school sooo much..... i went there for 2 years 6th and 7th and they was the best skool years ever..... but now i left to North Carolina and ii miss my teachers specially MR. REBMAN and MR. HAIGHT


Posted February 12, 2012

I absoluly love HERITAGE! i have been around the environment sence i was in the second grade. and im now in 8th. this school is way better then anyother school on our side of the county BY FAR. i feel bad for the kids who dont get the chance to attend this school. im sad that i have to leave this summer :( ..


Posted August 16, 2011

I love the school, everytime summer comes I actually feel sad. I loved all my teachers, especially 6th grade. My art teacher Mrs.arthur, and my math teachers Mr. Doran and Mrs. Dean. And the best teacher Ms.Butrico. If you want to have awesome years there join band! Sincerly-A Newb 8th grader:)


Posted August 11, 2011

Good school, lots of fights and the staff is pretty rude too...especially Mr. Wiley...he needs to leaveeeee


Posted March 14, 2010

that school is the best you wont find one that is the same we have the most carinq teachers and mrs.jeffers is the one that helps you the most she well do anythinq for us she is the best and the rest of the staff is great you can tell they care alot about us .! 7th grader 3/14/2010 -sch .!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 4, 2010

The techers are rude & the staff is too. But they give a good education.(: i like the school but the staff could be better. The school is full of bad & good kids. But theirs ALWAYS a fight. But its a fun school & i recommend it to anyone, You can avoid all of the bad things that go on.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2009

They are not as good as they should be when it comes too dealing with Children.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 1, 2009

I just got out of this school a couple years ago and I never wanted to leave. The teachers there are just so amazing that they actually helped me out by telling me about High School. The other students, well there are good students and bad students there but you could easily tell which one was which. The Principal was just amazing, he actually interacted with the students and teachers. My 8th Grade year had to be the best year for me because the teachers, the socials, and what the school opened up to you was just amazing. If you are moving to Deltona I suggest Heritage Middle School, parents and students will love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 8, 2009

This school is amazing. It is a typical middle school, but not as bad as most. I love it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 24, 2009

Mr. Robinson and the rest of the staff at Heritage are amazing. My children were a bundle of nerves when they moved to Heritage in the middle of the school year after their father retired from the military. They were made to feel so welcome and treated as if they were family to the staff and principals. I wish my children could stay with them until graduation!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2009

I love Heritage so much. The principal is amazing, the school itself it awesome, and all of the teachers are so awesome. Even I didn't want to go to High School. The teachers actually understand where you are coming from and try to help you the best that they can.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2008

My child has been at this school for two years so far. She is doing better than she every has!! Wonderful teachers, she is learning so much!! She has been recommended for advanced classes and the teachers are very encouraging. I will not move out of the area so I do not have to move my child from this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2007

Always willing to listen and try to work out a solution.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

HMS is the best middle school in Deltona. My dtr actually loves school. They do care about the students and keeping parents informed at all times.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2007

It's an awesome school with freindly people, it's fun, everybody gets along nicely, and the students love it there.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

387 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

385 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%
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.

409 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

412 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
59%
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.

388 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

390 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
58%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

386 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
53%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

389 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
87%
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.

414 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
96%
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 "B".
  • 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 66% in 2014.

124 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 52%
Hispanic 32%
Black 13%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%56%61%
Master's degree 38%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%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

Teacher resources

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

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama

Health & athletics

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

School Leader's name
  • MS. CAROLYN CARBONELL
Fax number
  • (407) 708-0020

Resources

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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1001 Parnell Court
Deltona, FL 32738
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