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L C Swain Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1131 students

 

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Posted August 2, 2011

The school has been "A" rated year after year. The students are required to wear a school shirt and no-jeans!! L.C.Swain is a gang-free environment and a safe school Any one posting anything contrary does not know L.C. Swain and is trying to get people to send their children to a less quality charter school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2011

This school is horrible if you want your kids to have trouble learning and get bullyed sign them up I was at this school teachers don't care what they are doing and they don't teach and lots of gangs and fight I wish that I can rate this 0


Posted June 18, 2011

This school is amazing. i was only in for 6th grade but its awesome. the teachers are super nice and are always ready to help. theres no gangs and few fights. i love this school and im sad to leave.


Posted November 30, 2009

The best school ever. You should enroll your kids in this school. They have the best band program avaliable. They have some of the top students and great teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2009

its great a great school becuz the teachers are fun and helpful 2 the students
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2008

i love l.c. swain! the band is the best after school activity! especially the dazzling emerald dancer!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2008

This school is the best and has a great band too
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2008

Today marks my children's first day @ this school..already we love it because prior to them coming, we went together online and get info. hurray to this L C Swain...keep up the good work...for all the enthusiastic staff members who helped me out this morning, a big THANK YOU!!!!!!!! shhhhhh :)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2008

My overall rate for this school is good but I am disappointed to learn that the SECME Program was discontinued without notice. That is the whole reason I choose L. C. Swain Middle School for my child to attend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2006

My child attends this school, and i'm very happy with it. The teachers are really nice and caring, they have a wonderful principal, and a great team of assistant principal's, that work together to maintain the disciple of our children.
—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 52% in 2013.

386 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

385 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
46%
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.

364 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%
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.

363 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

373 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
28%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

368 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%
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 78% in 2012.

332 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
94%
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 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%
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

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
Hispanic 65% 29%
Black 19% 23%
White 12% 42%
Asian 2% 3%
Two or more races 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 69%73%61%
Master's degree 30%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 27%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Edward Harris
Fax number
  • (561) 649-6906

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • 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
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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5332 Lake Worth Rd
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