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Dan Mccarty School

Public | 6-8 | 584 students

 

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Posted April 3, 2014

This school is horrable there is so much bulling its not funny people selling drugs to other students teachers cussing please dont sent your kids here!


Posted October 25, 2011

I think this school is a 4 star but it still needs improvement in Math and Science as well as Reading. I also think that the minority rate as well as the lower economic level of many students makes this school a challenge to teach.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 8, 2010

I love d.M.M.S and the teachers there are very helpful
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

my son loved the school and was on honor roll every month they work with each child and help them anyway they need
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2009

DanMcCarty.....DanMcCarty is a wonderful school.Although we have ups and downs(what schoo doesnt)we come together as one......we have wonderful teachers to help us learn and plan are futures.I would like to become a doctor and my teachers encourage me to follow my dreams...Not many people can say.....I Love My School...
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2009

WOW this school means everything to me! if it wasnt for mrs.mericks and mr.melton (i miss them dearly)! WOW i would love to go back!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 2, 2008

I think Dan Maccarty Is one of the best schools that my son has attended in St Lucie County. Good job and keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2007

i think dan mccarty is one of the best schools. The learning center is very positive and fun and i think that is one of the best ways to learn. the teachers were very friendly and i regret ever leaving!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 31, 2006

I think dan mccarthy is a great school, they help the kids to progress and build within them selves
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2006

For the past two years I have been pleased with my son's experience at Dan McCarty School. There are areas which could use some attention. Discipline issues at the school could be better handled. it seems that the overall attitude amongst teachers is to punish the masses rather than the few that cause the problems. I know that it is not alwsys cut and dry but it really shouldn't take half of the school year to figure it out. Praising those that are well behaved and offering incentives for good behavior might yield better results. Let the kids 'Get caught being good' and see what that does for student moral. Perhaps increased staff or even volunteers would be a benefit in the classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

Last year was terrible and we encountered so many issues throughout the year and we almost did not allow our daughter to return. However, a new principal was assigned and we would give it a try. This year has been OUTSTANDING and students are happier and safer. Hats off to the new principal and teachers who seem to care not only about education, but also about the safety of our children. Not to mention the positive reinforcement and opportunties that are given to each child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2005

This has been a great experience for my child, her teachers have been very helpful in anything needed to ensure my child receives a great education. they need to work harder on parent participation.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2005

This school has provided a top noch music education with an outstanding band and chorus. The teachers are committed to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2003

This school is an excellent example for our state!


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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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

184 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
28%
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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

204 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
30%
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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

173 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

172 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
27%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

175 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

182 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
96%

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

20 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
67%
Biology I

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

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a
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

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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
Black 65%
Hispanic 21%
White 11%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 10%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 25%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 67%65%61%
Master's degree 31%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DR. DAVID WASHINGTON
Fax number
  • (772) 568-5737

Resources

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
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
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1201 Mississippi Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
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