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Three Oaks Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 953 students

 

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Posted June 25, 2013

It is no wonder the last review is so negative. They obviously did not take their education seriously or they would have learned how to spell. Three of my children have attended Three Oaks Middle and the administration and staff were nothing but professionals. The school is very family oriented and have high expectations for student learning. As for the dress code it puts all students on the same level and keeps their focus on learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2013

Since Mrs. Mitchell left, the administration is horrible. Principle and his "so called" Vice Principles are a joke. One has a really big mouth and the other just worries how she looks. And the principle's Gou T is not a pleasure to look at. This school is HORRIBLE. Look at a different middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2013

Well, with the new standards of A, B or C to pass the school year, please take your child out of Ms. Brock's class for Math. She will ruin your child's life! I can't believe that Three Oaks Middle would employ a person that can NOT relate to children. She is an awful teacher, and will give zeros for homework that my child and I spent hours doing! If they give such standards to to the children, they better make sure they have quality teachers to teach!


Posted August 15, 2012

This is an AMAZING SCHOOL! The dress code may be pretty strict, but I LOVE this school! I'm glad I chose this school. I love all my classes! This school encourages you to learn, and makes it fun! :) This school has a strong principal, and he is very nice.


Posted December 7, 2009

i love three oaks! i am a 7th grade student and i like it so far.. the dress code could be a little less strict but overal this is a really good school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2009

Well i am a student at three oaks middle school and I believe it is a ok school, Though compared with lexington and other schools around this school is really strict and makes learning really boring. The staff is great and all its just the school is just to strict.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 6, 2009

I go to three oaks and i think it is a ok school. The dress code is a little harsh but overal it is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 16, 2009

Wonderful school, awsome administrators and staff. Great environment for children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2009

You couldn't ask for a better school for your children to attend. The teachers are professional and caring. The office staff are knowledgeable, friendly and go the extra mile to make parents feel welcome and the Administrators are top-notch professionals that make you feel like family. Our children are safe and being well prepared for a successful future. Way to go Three Oaks!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2009

The school has a grat education plan.Great,caring teachers. Core knowledge! The teachers and administration make learning fun!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 21, 2008

The school has the highest waiting list in the county and is superb in all areas. My child has grown tremendously. The academics, athletics, and music programs are first class. I have a daughter in the choir and orchestra program and it has impacted her life. The teachers are fantastic and are always there to help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

I have two daughters attending TOMS in advanced and gifted programs. I have been very happy with the responsiveness of staff and the reward programs they offer to students as motivation. The school has a family like atmosphere in terms of staff and parent support. They have offered a nice mix of academic challenges and social opportunities in addition to a range of athletic and school spirit competitions. My childrens' state scores have continued to be well above average so I am confident the curriculum exceeds state requirements. They have teachers that get them excited about going to class and they are in a safe and supportive environment - what more can you possibly ask for in middle school?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2008

I had considered homeschooling my middle school aged son, but gave this school a chance on the recommendation of a friend. Never looked back, my son loved the school, he has excelled and become very independent with his work and his confidence has soared.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2007

TOMS is a good school. I feel the administration is not as responsive to parents as they could be. The teachers are easy to reach through the parentlink online service. This is a CORE knowledge school, one of the first in the country.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2007

Three Oaks has provide a great education for my daughter. Teacher communication is lacking but the school activities are great. The Orchestra program is wonderful. Over all Three Oaks is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2007

Three Oaks provides an excellent education. The after school activities are superior, including tutoring and many sports. I am although disappointed with the lack of communication with teachers. I would recommend this schools to others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

Teachers communication with parents is not as good as it should be. Definitely could be better. Like the classes and quality of learning at this school however.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

322 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

322 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

315 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

296 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

295 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

296 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

296 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
82%
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.

264 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "A".
  • 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.

194 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%
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

 
 
n/a
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 59%
Hispanic 34%
Black 4%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 7%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%66%61%
Master's degree 44%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 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. MICHAEL CARSON
Fax number
  • (239) 267-4007

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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18500 3 Oaks Parkway
Fort Myers, FL 33967
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