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Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr Middle School

Public | 3-8 | 620 students

 

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Posted April 28, 2012

Arthur Ashe Middle School is grossly under rated. They have highly qualified administrators and teachers who go beyond and above daily, and who strive daily to ensure the students are academically sound and prepared for not only high school and college, but prepared to be model citizens in society and the community they reside in. A Parental Involvement Team is readily available to assist parents in being aware of what it takes for their child to achieve. But where are they? I'm sure when the parents/guardians get involved and join the teachers and administrators, students will understand the importance of leaning and Arthur Ashe will be a beacon in the community in which it serves, as well as in Broward County.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted December 8, 2011

My neighbor's son (practically my Nephew) was overjoyed to learn he made the Arthur Ashe basketball team. He s been to every practice thus far but is disallowed to play in games by the purported excuse that there aren t enough jerseys. Last Tuesday he arrived home from school at the normal time (as opposed to being late after practice) despondent to inform me he was denied playing for the third time that evening. He has since chosen to leave the basketball team, to hopefully get to play in high school. You cannot imagine his despair. According to him, he and several others are disallowed to play because there are no jerseys for them to wear and they aren t allowed to share. Evidently only 15 or so jerseys exist for 20 or so players. This paradox supposedly leaves several kids unable to play in games. I find this absolutely unacceptable, and find myself more compelled to believe overt favoritism is involved instead. Back in the 80 s pre-collegiate coaches routinely showed favoritism leaving many kids out of games or off the team altogether. Having played basketball in High school the absence of jerseys is an excuse for blatant favoritism....


Posted October 1, 2009

Arthur Ashe now Magnet has administration, and staff always committed to help the parents. City Academy's teachers are very professional and respectful; as a parent of a four grader I feel fortunate to have my son in this program. God Bless you all.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2009

Arthur Ashe has a whole NEW side to it CITY Academy, my daughter is a 4th grader in this program. As a new parent to this school I see a lot of great things. When my daughter was first invited to this program I was a little apprehensive because it was a new program and I did not know any of the staff. After investigating the school and staff I came to find they all had 1 thing in common the students educational welfare. This means a lot to myself and my daughter. The new oppertunities that she now has far out way my fears in sending her to a new school. She will be able to continue her education at this school until High School and at this time they still have plans to add in High School Levels so maybe she will stay with the same teachers and support staff for all her academics. I look forward to many years with these great students, teachers, and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2009

I like going to aam. there's tight security. AAM is now a Magnet school. but some of the kids don't put themselves out there to succeed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2008

Need more parental involvement Teachers are highly qualified and committed
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 6, 2004

A F school should be closed by the Department of Education. With the florida law obligating parent to place their child in the community they are living the responsibles of the department of education should put an eye severe to any F schools established in any community to avoid discrimination in education and giving to any american whatever etnicity he could be from and whatever community he could be living. With an F School it is sure that we will have only F Students. Because we can't give what we don't have.
—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 58% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 61% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

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The state average for Writing was 83% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

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The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

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The state average for Science was 53% in 2013.

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About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 52% in 2013.

178 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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16%

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23%

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24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

179 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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17%

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22%

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20%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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18%

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24%

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33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

187 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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17%

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23%

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20%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 51% in 2013.

160 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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23%

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25%

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27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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28%

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24%

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25%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

197 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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15%

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14%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

200 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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65%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 81% in 2012.

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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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

169 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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70%

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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 "F".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

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87%

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90%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

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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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 State average
Black 95% 23%
Hispanic 2% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Asian 0% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
White N/A 42%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 65%53%61%
Master's degree 32%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%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 14%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • Ms. Wendy Bernstein
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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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