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Shelley S. Boone Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 849 students

 

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Posted January 28, 2011

used to go to this school when it all seemed bad. now it looks alot better with the new staff involved what a change


Posted May 26, 2010

The administration focus's WAY to much on things that don't matter, and not nearly enough on the bigger problems. Though, the "gangs" are non-existent, the students believe they are and graffiti bathroom walls and desks. This has become a major problem. Administration decides to crack down the last few weeks of school and seem to target the kids who are doing the right thing, instead of starting to get rid of the real problems in the beginning. The teachers are great, but administration needs to step up.


Posted May 12, 2010

My son loves this school, he is always happy when he comes home an i heard his Pre (AP) classes are amazing and they challenge his abilities
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 12, 2010

this school is pretty good the Pre-AP lets students work to their abilities and challenges them!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2010

I'm sorry for all the students who has to go to this wrenched school. I am in 7th grade and in my 2 years of receiving education from them i would say its not worth it. To all those people who are reading this BOONE MIDDLE IS NOT A GOOD SCHOOL. My whole life i have been in the best schools and an A+ student in honors but this school i am disappointed that i have to put this on my collage list. Many people would say NOT to leave a bad comment about them but in fact you should. OK this school will forever receive horrible comments about Boone. Now it is nonsense that there are 'gangs' because there aren't just a REALLY BAD SCHOOL.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2010

This is the best school i've ever been to.Teachers always help me no matter what, and now that they started the pre-ap program the school is way better.I'm a student here and i love this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 5, 2010

This is a great school ,my teacher always help me get thruogh all my work ,since I have attended this shcool I haven,t got in trouble nomore .
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2010

This school is horrible. The staff and administration do NOTHING about ANYTHING. I've been getting harrassed by a group of girls every day since the beginning of 6th grade, and nobody has done ANYTHING. I would strongly recommend NOT sending your child to this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 10, 2010

this school is not the best. They seperate the guys and girls everywhere besides in the classrooms.


Posted August 15, 2009

over all I give the school and its staff an excellent review due to any problem that accrues the staff handles it in a prompt and professional way and they inform the parents right a way my child goes to this school from the 6th and now in the 8th and I would not change it Mrs. D.Morales
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 29, 2009

My daughter loves this school! It's her first year there and even tho there has been issues with other children they have been dealt with in a great manner! The assistant principal is great with making sure everything is dealt with right away!! The only thing i can say negative is i think they stress to much with dress code.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2009

The only think thats fun of it is when you can dress out. Dress Code is not the most important thing,they think it is. The Guidance Counselor doesn't even help you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 3, 2009

I'm a former studen from Boon Middle School, and when I see people leaving these negative comments, I ask myself if they really know whats going on. When i went to BMS there was a program called BMAAC, really great to be honest. it was almost like an ap program. The teachers are benevolent and do take some of their own time to help out their students with their problems and needs. Students saying teachers dont have the time to help them is some sort of lie in my opinion. Of course they might not be able to help you the same day but if you schedule something out with your teacher(s) they would be glad to assist you. Commen things i've heard about is BMS having gangs. If there were any gangs, the school would have a bad reputation but it doesn't. Eventually this school will be an A school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2008

I am honest in saying that I believe BMS is a good school. BMS does face challenges many schools do not such as high ESE and ESOL populations but most of the negative comments on this site are unfounded. Parents are complaining about a dress code that is county mandated, clear backpacks that are intended for safety, and a lack of opportunities for parents to be involved. If the parents of Boone would be more involved in a positive, constructive way I don't see any reason for BMS to not recieve an A rating. Boone is not dangerous. We have some 'troubled' students but we can't control what they do outside the school and we can't get rid of students because of what we think they might do. The teachers are competent and they care, for all students, if we didn't we would choose an easier environment to teach in.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 6, 2008

Im A student at boone. I'm now in 8th grade, and I've spent 1 and a half years here. This school changed alot when Nancy Leonard, our principal; took charge. She was very strict at first, but i knew she was doing it for us. The teachers are extremely nice and understanding, and they help everyone. Unfortunately, though; the other countys are ahead in regards to the school curiculum. I moved to Osceola for 4 months and went to school there. During that time, They were finishing Pre-Algebra, while at Boone we were just starting it. Also, Advanced Placement (AP) classes are phenomenal. They Challenge me in every way and I'm getting High school credits at the same time. This is a great school, with a very safe enviornment, and also a Gang-free one. So dont listen to complaints from these ignorant parents. Most likely, they havent even been here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 27, 2008

We moved from Orange to Polk County with only 2 months left of the school year. My children did not have any complaints about Boone and quite honestly their grades improved. I like the structure of the classes, odds & evens. I like the uniform code. The problem with the school is not the school, as other parents state. Kids are kids and what our children learn starts at home. Growing up is hard, peer pressure is harder but laying blame on the fact that there are gangs at school is because of the school...well, that's just not right. I believe that every teacher, administrator, counselor is there for the benefit of our children. It's up to us as parents to monitor our children and know what activities (good and bad) they're involved in. I honestly believe there needs to be MORE parent involvement at home AND at school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2008

I have 2 NEW students there. My kids actually know the gang names and colors now. That is SO sad. There are fights, gangs, the lunches are horrible. No sports programs and the uniforms are a joke. Worry about the important things like education, not uniforms, especially for a public school. I WILL be moving out of Polk county because of the poor school systems. The charter schools are all booked, you have to go on a waiting list, it's not worth my childrens safety to stay and wait for a charter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2008

I am a student at Boone. It's a great school even though we have to wear uniforms. I have been going here for 2 years I am in the 7th grade. All the teachers and students are awsome and extrememly nice. We actually do learn because out teachers push us to succeed. I can't imagine why a parent would write such a thing about a wonderful school. There are not gangs at our school, it's just a bluff.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2008

my son is in the 6th grade and when i moved to polk county i passed the school and still had drove my boys to orlando because boone is a nasty looking school just from the outside well with gas and tolls everyday i had to put my 12 yr old in this hell hole i had to buy a new school bag that was seethrew and all the clothes that i bought for my kids were a waste of money cuz they have to ware a uniform shirt what the hell is a uniform shirt gonna do my children are very well dressed and boone is a publix school u should not have to ware a uniform so i gave this hellhole a chance and today my son comes home and is telling me that he is not going to school that there is a gang thing going on that
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 19, 2007

Trust me Boone isn't bad. The principal is very cool,and the students are amazing.Sure some of them can be bad at times,but everyone there is altogether pretty nice!There is lots of culture in the school.Pretty good uniforms to me,and there are lots of talented kids in the school. I've been in Boone for 3 years now I'm in 8th grade. I have seen so much over the years,too.Its not full of crime-its just like any other school!No matter what you do violence and conflict will always be there.And some of the kids fail because they fail to pay attention.The school is strict,and teachers do what they can to help us!
—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.

292 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

293 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
31%
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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

257 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
37%
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.

219 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

283 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

283 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
15%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

277 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
69%
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.

270 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "F".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "D".
  • 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 66% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

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 61%
Black 18%
White 18%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 82%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 69%66%61%
Master's degree 31%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 9%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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