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Miami Lakes Middle School

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Posted August 1, 2013

MY SCHOOL IS GREAT AND THE TEACHERS AND STAFF ARE EXCELLENT AND CARING. THE FACILITY IS CLEAN AND CHEERFUL THAT CREATES A POSTIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR THE STUDENTS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2013

my school is jose marti mast 6-12 academy it is very good. they are caring except for some of them but they help you when u do not understand. the principal is very nice and cafing and there are 2 assistant principals which are always helping you .i am a 7th grader and it is also a magnet school os mast which means mathematics and science technology.


Posted May 31, 2012

im from 2011 to 2013 im currently in 7th grade in year 2012,the school is good i guess,most teachers are nice while others wont even answere your questions >.< the principle is nice and a good friend of mine. im gonna try my best next year ,this year ima go to summer school(i passed all of my classes) so i can get an extra higher average .does anyone know were i can find mlms 8th grade books science,history,reading,math and so on,french workbook would be nice ,anyways i love this school (PS.MR.mecias is super mean)


Posted March 11, 2011

I like this school. I am a 7th grade student and am pleased with the teachers, But find the mandatory Cambridge shirts a pain. They give you a referal if caught without the shirt, and during last lunch they come and release slowly table by table, which I find time wasting. The science class for cambridge is 9th grade honors, so we have too much to do in 2 hours, and almost never finish.


Posted November 8, 2010

i have been in this school since 6th grade. im a 8th grader now. the teachers (except 2 or so) are very caring . the principal jsut changed and its VERY strict now and OVER exxagerate over little things like clearing halls two mintues before the bell rings and last lunch realasing and wasting time so your late to class sometimes. but when it comes to teachers its awesome, but sorry i think after this year its not exactly the best school and for the person that said 8th graders don't have respect- its jsut were not use to the new enforcement. we find it unreasonable.


Posted August 12, 2010

this school is the best i am about to start the eighth grade year and the teachers and staff are the best they make you feel like family im in the cambridge classes and its increadible how i went from an f student to an advance student


Posted July 15, 2010

As of 2010, mlms has gone down the pipe honestly. There's been a lot of changes and the lack of responsibitly has gone off the walls. I think the only good thing in this school is the adv/gifted teachers they are mostly the ones that work hard to teach children. Futher more, mlm's students don't have much respect in this 2009-2010 year. Due to that, many clubs and events had been cancelled this year like the 8th grade prom ! that's crazy ! imagine how it would be like after 2010. Thank god, my daughter finnaly graduated from there already. Don't recommend mlms at all sorry.


Posted April 24, 2010

My son was able to bring up his grades to an above average grade and is doing well in advanced classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2010

I love this schhol because I am accepted just the way I am. We have good teachers and oofice staff. always willin to help me.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2006

As a former teacher @ MLMS I believe the admin. is on the right track and they have great intentions. In every school you will fnd teachers who should not be there but before i cont. some of the teachers @ MLMS are OUTSTANDING..
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 28, 2006

Great school! No drama club though, which they used to have one that was great. A mix of good kids and bad kids, but a great advanced gifted program for those smart kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 15, 2006

all around good school. good teachers, classes, ect. exellent gifted and advanced programs. good principle, too. block scheduling.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 7, 2005

Good academic programs for gifted students. But less than adequate programs for the rest of the student body.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2005

Great All around School, pretty small classes, great gifted program. good good school
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 17, 2005

my son is not a gifted or super academic, thank god. he gets avg grades. we encourage him to try harder. since this is middle school, the age group is 11-14. at this age, these kids need all the help they can get. there is no or poor tracking of the students progress. i have lost many hairs working with teachers and admins via email, confrences and phone calls with barely average results. parents need way more help in tracking their progress and making adjustments. often the adjustments, if any, are way too late.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 24, 2005

I am very happy with this school's academic program. It offers advanced and gifted programs which my child is a member of and I am extremely pleases with her level of learning. There is a variety of extracurricular activities. Overall, I am very pleased with this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2003

My son started in 6th grade this year and needless to say I was a little nervous. However, for all those parents who are like me, if you get involved in your child's school you get a first hand look at how they are running it. I did and I am very pleased to say that the teachers and the administration of this school are trying very hard to make this a great school and it shows. But you've got to be a part of it. Try to get involved. It really helps and the school will benefit from your help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

My child and my experience the past two years have been great. There is always alot of adult presence and supervision. The staff at the school is helpful and very cooperative. They have made it a very enjoyable. I know my new 6th grader will have the same experience.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

358 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

370 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
58%
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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

304 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

176 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

283 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

266 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

281 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
76%
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.

286 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
90%
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.

50 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 82%
Black 13%
White 4%
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 77%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%58%61%
Master's degree 38%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 7%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 10%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DR. MANUEL SANCHEZ III
Fax number
  • (305) 828-6753

Resources

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
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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