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Henry H. Filer Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1100 students

 

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Posted April 18, 2014

My daughter goes to this school and she really likes it though we need to be very careful with all the students she was telling me that students are getting out of hand .. please have more security ...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

Welcome all new comers just to let you know this is great school to attend. The teachers and staff really do a wonderful job here wish I could take most of them when my child leaves at the end of school year 2014. No school is perfect but Henry H. Filer comes in really close. Keep up all that you are doing and welcome the new staff with patient, kindness and love.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2012

this school is the best middle school i have ever went to everyone is very nice the teachers are nice and very helpful to everyone i reccomend that all parent take there child to henry h. filer. :) :) :) :)


Posted July 9, 2009

Im a student in H.H.F.M and i say that this is the best school EVER. I truely recomended to everyone. the school use to be a doom but since Cazanas came tothe school its and A school every teacher is nice.. (watch out for MR Carter his kind of mean but hi teaches alot and you leanr alot.)
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 9, 2009

Im a student in h.H.F.M asnd i say that is the best school ever I recomended to everyone. The school rockz!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 28, 2009

i would recomend it to all students and parents,very good and nice school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2008

Filer is a wonderful school. The kids love going to school. The teachers genuinely care for their students. There are very minimal problems. This school is the best kept secret in the county.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 12, 2005

I went to this school back in 95-98 and they were the best years of my life.It's a great school, with a great staff, and now my son attends Filer and he loves it there.
—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 53% in 2014.

330 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

331 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%
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.

358 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

355 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
47%
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.

238 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
9%

2013

 
 
15%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

395 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

396 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

396 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
60%
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.

421 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
91%

2010

 
 
88%
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.

157 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
85%
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 97%
Black 2%
White 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 38%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 55%58%61%
Master's degree 40%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%2%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Visual impairments

Arts & music

Performing and written arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Graphics

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School start time
  • 9:00 am
School end time
  • 3:40 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • MS. GIOVANNA M BLANCO
Special schedule
  • Block scheduling
Fax number
  • (305) 822-2063

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Special education
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Visual impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
Media arts
  • Graphics
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  • Uniforms
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531 West 29th Street
Hialeah, FL 33012
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Phone: (305) 822-6601

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