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Mater Gardens Academy Middle School

Charter | 6-8 | 234 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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Posted August 15, 2013

Very bad school . Does not have Good teacher.. The principal and assistant principal does not have time to speak to us( parent) teacher are worse..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2013

This school is beyond amazing, I've went to that school from 3rd through 8th grade, the staff members are absolutely kind & make you feel comfortable, they also know how to teach & have good discipline. The principle interacts very well with the kids & tries her best to make the school a better learning environment, not that it needs to be improved because its already great


Posted February 1, 2013

Too much students per class; they are not optional classes, no music, no drama, not science laboratory, there are no lockers to dress, and the students have to go all over the school with the handbags of the books, the director has no leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2010

The teachers are strict but fun. As long as you don't anger them. But even when they're angry they aren't very tough. They make learning fun and understandable. This helps many students. The faculty is nice and hard working. I've been in Mater Gardens since 08-09 (6th grade) It's a really fun school compared to my last one, which was really fun too. This school is a great learning environment and thinks 24/7 about the students. I would know since my aunt is the vice principal, my cousin is a student, and my other cousin is a teacher. Just because they are my family doesn't boost my relationship with ANY of the staff. So my opinion is un-influenced. The teachers are also very creative. The school is peaceful and has a field large enough to hold the whole school population and more (a little over 1-2 thousand)


Posted December 30, 2009

i luv dis school i am an mater gardens academy cheerleader so its an opportunity to help keep the school spirit.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 11, 2009

I have been in mater gardens 'home of the stingrays' since 4th grade and now i have been apart of this school all the way thruogh the 7th grade that should tell you evrything. this school has the best teachers ,principal and faculty i have ever seen . mater gardens deserves a 100% at evrything. 'Go rays!!'
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2008

Great administration, staff, faculty and students. You can't go wrong with Mater Garden's for you Middle Schooler.
—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.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

82 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
81%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
64%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
70%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
79%
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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "B".
  • 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.

35 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
n/a
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 87%
White 10%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 44%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/AN/A
Female 56%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 89%58%61%
Master's degree 11%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%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 25%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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9010 Northwest 178th Lane
Hialeah, FL 33018
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