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Daniel Jenkins Academy Of Technology Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 506 students

 

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7 reviews of this school


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Posted April 7, 2010

My son has been here three years, the teachers are great, good discipline and safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2009

I am very thankful that my kids can go to DJA and NOT to Dundee Ridge Middle. It's a great school with wonderul teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2007

I think we students have exellent teachers. I also think thier are a few minor changes that can be done starting with longer lunch and more bathroom privlege, but overall i think we have an exellent school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 26, 2003

I love that my 2 sons' had an opportunity to go to this school. I would recommend it for to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2003

I dont like my kid goin to this school
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Posted June 17, 2003

I love the fact that the school is technology based and encourages students to use computers more often than when I was in school. However, the thing that really bothers me is that there is no nurse on staff. I get called everytime my son says he is sick, and I find out no one has even checked his temperature.


Posted May 27, 2003

One of the best choices around Polk County.


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About these ratings

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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

161 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
62%
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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

166 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

164 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

164 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
50%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

164 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
92%
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.

164 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

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n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 43%
White 27%
Black 22%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%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 8%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MR. TELAY KENDRICK
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  • (863) 421-3269

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