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Eisenhower Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1259 students

 

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Posted September 15, 2014

Hi I Like This School I Am In 8 Grade And It Is Good School . I Think It Should Have More Electivs But It Is Great School I Like It A Lo


Posted September 9, 2014

There is a lot of bad verbiage in here about this school. I debated not sending my daughter here. After talking with other children in the school, I decided to give it a shot. My daughter likes it and there are no issues. She did have one brush with angry kids, I told her to pick her friends and stay in the right crowd. She has and this is her last year there. She is doing very well. Her teachers were hit or miss. Most of them were very easy to contact and discuss her academics. This year they are on the ball and very eager to assist her before moving to high school. I would not give a bad rating to this school as she is learning and thriving. Shame on you parents who put in bad reviews! GET INVOLVED!!! We did and it made the difference. Quit being a complainer and be a doer to assist our young minds. Your kids will grow up thinking school is for babysitting just as you do. I am involved and people know me at that school because I care. I will give this school four stars as no school in the county is five stars, sorry, just a realist!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2014

This is a terrible choice for a school. Some teachers may seem nice at first, but end up being rude and inconsiderate. The kids there are out of control. If you want your child to learn each and every curse word in the english language (and sometimes other languages), send them there. I have taken one of the electives there and found that we did nothing but play on computers and build bottle rockets the entire year. This school is full of vulgarity and obscenity.


Posted March 29, 2014

Excellent staff and teachers. Lot of certain low income kids got chip on shoulders, which means swearing and fights but not as much as the other middle schools nearby. Overall a much improved school with most parents not giving a darn or getting involved. Great avid program and Njhs program. . The best m a in south county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2013

fights fights fights, great teachers though. I loved all the teachers at eisenhower, they were very diacated to teach all students.Students not so much


Posted June 9, 2013

Eisenhower has made great strides over the past 4 years and i've seen it grow to a respectable school ... better than most middle schools in the county! unfortunately some people don't live in the real world. i've seen first hand more bullying & foul language at rodger's middle school & a increased closeness of the student body at EMS! This is a fantastic school if your child wants an education & some fun along the way! the teachers are top notch and the Principle a winner ... touting a record number of Jr Honor Society winners along the way! unfortunately there is a lack of Parent participation being alot of lower middle class & welfare families send kids here ... and they do not support thier own kids or the school they go to! that cannot be changed! but those that do make up for it with their enthusiasm! We cannot sell out kids out. and the staff at EMS is working as hard as possible to give these kids the chance thier parents won't! the kids are strong and with the teachers & strong Principle support will win in the end! thanks EMS for being a real wonderful school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2013

I would think twice about sending your child to this school. My daughter only attend this school for about a month and I pulled her out immediately because of the constant bullying. Students are out of control. The teachers are no better they are rude and nasty and are no help when it comes to bullied students. This is not a safe school for your child!! My daughter is now home schooled and is enrolled in Florida Virtual. Florida Virtual is giving her the proper education and attention that Eisenhower Middle school was not giving her. I would never recommend this school to anyone. This is not a school you want your child to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2012

This school is a joke. I was supposed to be moving out of state and didn't think about school choice but when things changed and the school year approached I had no choice. Daily my daughter comes home and talks about someone bullying teachers are rude and they care more about dress code then educating my child. She's in all advanced honors classes and get good grades, but they would rather worry about what she is warring then giving her a decide education. On many occasion I have to teachers daughter vs. the teachers doing there job. She will not be goi g back to school there next year. Horrible school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2012

I do not know why people are making bad reviews about a Great school. This school is one of the best school's to put your child in. The teachers Teach you well. I'm an upcoming Eighth grader and this school is wonderful. The teachers know what they are doing and I am a straight A student there. Every school has fights so It is normal. I have been there since 6th grade and the total amount of fights I've seen were about 3. And they weren't even that bad. It's just that the people who want to learn come to learn not to fight or be troublemakers. All I'm saying is that Stop saying stuff about this school that is not even true. If you don't wanna go to the school, that is your buisness


Posted April 16, 2012

Unsafe school: We moved during the school year and had no "choice". My son s whole attitude has changed. The school has fights multiple times daily, lock downs with no parent notification. It looks like a prison from the outside, high fences and armed guards, students in handcuffs (not exaggerating). The office staff is rude and zero parent involvement or communication. My son is a straight A student and a smaller kid. He started wearing a hoody over his head every day. When I asked him why, he said he was trying to disappear . In my opinion he has lost a year of education here. He will not be back next year if I have to home school him. If education and safety matter to you, do not let your kids attend this school. from a concerned father.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2012

this is very unsafe school my child complains everyday about bulling at the schooll and FIGHTS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2012

I Am really dis-pleased with this school. As a student there i bleve the school should have more electeves and teachers. i bleave that you SHOUDN'T have to sign out a sheet to talk to the counsilor. For instence, what if someone was being picked on and needed help right away. You need help then and not a month later! I can not wait untill this school year is over so i can be in safer environment then this school. I am not just saying this for my health, I am saying it because if you were to ask any student in the school what they think, they would reply with the same retort. This school is the WORST school i have ever been to in my life. I hope that you see this in a way to help and not to be rude in any way. I am a very nice person and only want whats best for the students at Eisenhower. Please get back at me with the thoughts you have.


Posted December 15, 2011

I just moved here also and I completely agree with the last comment! The kids are way out of control the principle is never around, the teachers are rude and act like they could care less. I just pulled my son out to home school him till we can move next year..Beware of this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2011

I just moved into this area and i can honestly say This school needs work. The kids are out of control. The principal is no where to be seen. Its obvious that all the good ratings on this site are from the teachers. Parents beware
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2011

Eisenhower is great. You learn new things everyday but have fun at the same time. The teachers and Administration are very sophisticated and deserve the jobs they have. They're so nice! the lunch is great. I couldn't be happier with my experience. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone. They strive for everyone to do great.


Posted June 23, 2011

Eisenhower has been a blessing for our son. All of the teachers worked with us to make sure our son had a successful first year of middle school. Having a child with ADHD and signs of Aspergers, we were prepared for a nightmare, but everyone worked with our son and us to make it go as smoothly as possible. There were some issues with bullying, but every school is going to have that. When we discussed it with our sons teacher, they worked to find the other students and also came up with an idea to avoid it. The band program is fantastic! Going to miss this school and all the staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2011

Our daughter has attended Eisenhower Middle School for two years and we couldn't be happier! This school has amazing teachers and a strong administration. They really care about the students and want to see them all achieve their goals. She has always been in the gifted programs and this school has done a great job in challenging her academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 28, 2010

Based on my 6th grade year i will say that eisenhower isn't a horrible school but it's not great either. of course there are fights, every school has them, and the staff could use a little more training. I didn't see the staff threatening the students but they can be harsh at times but mostly you learn almost nothing. You can practically do anything and some people may enjoy it I know I didn't. I don't want a really strict school either but there has to be an in-between and eisenhower just doesn't cut it. I'm only in 8th grade now at Barrington Middle School so my memory of eisenhower is still very good. I left eisenhower after my 6th grade year. What eisenhower lacks in education and very "knowledge-able" staff it does make up for in "good-times" and friendships. Though those might not come in handy on the FCAT or SAT's. I would suggest you think about other schools before coming to Eisenhower.


Posted July 6, 2010

i am a student and this is a unsafe school the science rooms are too small to do any experiments some sixth grader learn in regular rooms for science which are too small to do anything. there are too many fight drama. And yet the principle does nothing one the the vice principle is nice and friendly but the others too professional and the staff could be a little more friendly i do not like this school and i am a student it is unsafe!!!


Posted June 16, 2010

noone cares there will be fights and bullying noone will care im going into the 7th grade there its hard enough tht i have to go there for 2 more years i hate the school i barely learn anythingthing the teachers r very threatning bad staff hate it!!!!!! >:(


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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.

369 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

368 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
57%
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.

439 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

441 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

433 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

431 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

430 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

425 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

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.

486 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
67%

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.

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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 37%
Hispanic 29%
Black 26%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 8%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 66%67%61%
Master's degree 34%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%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 8%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MS. DANIELLE SHOTWELL
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7620 Old Bend Rd
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