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Okeeheelee Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1451 students

 

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Posted September 22, 2014

Awesome school. Great and fun teachers and staff. I went to this school for 2yrs and The Dr.Samore and Ms. Rusch are amazing people! Wish we could have lockers and wear jackets but other than that I never had any bullying so that's good. Il


Posted April 17, 2014

The staff at this school are friendly, educated and patient with the students. The administrators remember you. The programs are excellent. The food is reportedly well, kids don't like anything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2013

Wondering why a school would have lockers with no intention of letting kids use them. Instead have kids carry a book bag fool of books. My daughter was asked to leave her bag unattended. When she returned money was missing from her bag, which I had to replaced because it was for a school fund raiser. A little bullying but was handle promptly after I went to school to complain.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

They have a great principal Dr Samore and a great band director Mrs. Sarah Shearon-Smith
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2013

Okeeheelee Middle School offers a prestige choice program titled the INTERNATIONAL SPANISH ACADEMY. The academy is a program created for students with spanish roots, it allows them to be educated about their country of origin as well as many hispanic cultures. It is a Title 1 school with a variety of choices in academics, athletics and arts. In the field of athletics however, Okeehelee is limited to Soccer, Track & Field, Lacrosse, Flag Football, Baseball, Basketball, Volleyball and other popular sports. Okeeheelee is also dedicated to the arts, including band and drum line, chorus, painted art, dance and drama. The school also has a number of before and after school activities and clubs. The most popular being chess, weight lifting, Latin and Greek club, SECME, the National Junior Honor Society and many more.


Posted July 12, 2012

I feel this school is very good except for the teacher communication.... My daughter did very well and Im happy with her hard work in advace classes and being in the ISA... the biggest problem I have is thatwe where told that our kids would get in the ISA if they attended a dual language program since Kindergarden and since my daughter is in it we thought my san would get in... this is not how it work so before you sign your kids up for the choice program, know that they will have to take an exam and may not get in this program... Im sad about this because my kids will have to go to 2 diffrent middle schools and my son wont be able to contine his spanish education. good luch
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2010

i think this is a goooooood school its clean and very nice i like the spainsh classes the gym and the sports next year im going yayay :-)


Posted June 6, 2010

okeeheelee is one of the best schools you can send your child to.. i have just graduated from okeeheelee .. i was in the class of 2009-2010.. some of the best memories of my life were there at okeeheelee middle school ... i will never forget my teachers as i hope they will never forget me ... okeeheelee is an overall fantastice school ... everyone is family .. i have also been in the band program for my 3 years at okeeheelee .. our band program is awsome ... our band director is a teacher i will never forget ... she is awsome .. i have also been on the drumline for my 3 years i was there...and i have loved it ... alot of my memories were made in the school and i will always keep them right in my heart ..


Posted May 2, 2010

I think Okeeheelee is a great school. I love the Spanish program over there and it has helped me with my Spanish. The school has great discipline and the teachers are awesome. The safety at the school is very good as I feel very safe whenever I go to school each day. I feel like Okeeheelee is a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2009

I'm a student at Okeeheelee and I think it's a wonderful school. The Spanish Academy program is great and I have improved on my Spanish since being there. The school is safe and the teachers are great, the discipline is taken very seriously and it is overall a great school. The principal could interact with the students more though.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 10, 2009

I'm a student at Okeeheelee,and it's an alright school. I don't exactly agree with most of the strict rules that they think is of our best interest. No offense,but they treat eleven,twelve,and thirteen year olds a bit too seriously. They are trying really hard to reach out to parents though,and see what they can do to make their school a little bit better. Nevertheless,the spanish academy system they have is great and you can pick up the language easily,as long as your willing to learn. Good luck!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 14, 2009

I go to Okeehelee now, +& personally I love it, but one thing i don't really like, is how diverse it is..i guess that could go both ways, good or bad..Also, Dr. Samore is cool, but should interact with us students more often! My previous principals talked to us +& knew our names but as freinds, not because we were in their office every other day..do you know what I mean? I'm not too crazy about the dress code, but hey; who would be? And the locker issue kind of bothers me becuase i've alwasy see nloskerso n t.v. +& stuff and was looking foward to it, but that's defenitly just like, whateverr. Anyways, the teachers are amazingg! And they have an amazing band program<3 anyways, if you're sending your child to any other school other than Okeeheelee, think it over because OMS is awesomee! I absolutly recomend it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 17, 2008

I was an 8th grader in 06-07. Okeeheelee Middle was a great experience. The school is pretty much like family, everyone knows each other well. The teachers are pretty awesome. Once you leave Okeehelee, you want to go back!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 11, 2008

i go to okeeheelee middle and sinceraly it is the best school in this county. The teachers are extrodinary and my classmates rock.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2007

Okeeheelee middle was a fun school to be in but like almost all middle school you haave to start from the beginning of 6th rade just to have many friends i new alot of people in okeeheelee and i was cool with everyone.we had so much fun though teachers let us do whatever we felt like doin most of the time now im attending Congress middle a choice magnet school for 8th grade i really enjoy my new school..but of course will never forget my old friends in okeeheelee.i would never regret the fact of leaving okeeheelee
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 21, 2007

You have so many friends there and the best teachers who make learning fun!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2007

I just left okeeheelee and I loved it it is a great place. It a great school
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 1, 2007

My daughter attended okeeheelee for three years. I feel that it is the best middle school in the county. Thank you, Dr. Samore, for your no nonsense attitude, which is exactly what is needed with middle schoolers. The dress code is wonderful,the clear and mesh backpacks solved many problems. Keep up the good work! Maude Clayborn
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 26, 2006

I just grad.Okeeheelee and i was so happy to leave. it just seemed like a jail. There were some good things about the school though. The band program is great. Ms. Shearon is the best. i loved being in her class. And my 6th grade L.A was really cool. Okeeheelee is known for there fights, but there are really no fights at all. I felt safe. But one thing, the principal needs to interact more with the kids. sometimes i didnt think he was there. I have friends that go to Okeeheelee and they have the sliding scheldue and they hate it. I did have some fun days at okeeheelee though, well rarely
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 18, 2006

I got to OMS & honestly, if you had another choice for a school, i would say go to that one. because Okeeheelee will defently make or break your child. And most of the people i kno, that go there have been 'broken' the teachers are wonderful & so is the principal & staff, but it is the students that attend there, that will make you think twice about going.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

440 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

439 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
51%
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.

450 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

489 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
51%
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.

371 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

503 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

501 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

496 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
79%
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.

446 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
97%

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 "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.

146 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
81%
Biology I

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

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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.

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 67%
Black 16%
White 12%
Two or more races 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 9%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 74%73%61%
Master's degree 26%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 11%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DR. DAVID SAMORE
Fax number
  • (561) 434-3244

Resources

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  • Art 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
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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2200 Pinehurst Drive
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