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Jose Marti Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 215 students

 

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Posted December 19, 2011

I do not like this school for my child. The staff and teachers are wonderful but also I think it is a matter of kids not teachers. Everyday my child complains about how they use curse words and that there are rumors about people touching and rapeing each other. Also there is a wide use of foul language, especially cruel curse words. imagine, this is the gifted class. I enroled my child in the new M.A.S.T. academy program they have at the school now but there really is no difference. There are still the same teachers, and all they did was add 2 more periods, and a 9th grade.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2011

I loved working with the students and faculty of Jose Marti Middle School. It has a bad reputation due to its history, but it is not the school it once was years ago. The administration and faculty are dedicated to the success of these students, more parental involvement and positive publicity is a must.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 21, 2009

I am a full time substitutute teacher and I have to say Jose Narti is one of the better schools all around. I hope to get a job as a full-time teacher there one say.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 8, 2009

It has gotten way better than it used to be back when it first started. It has great teachers, great activities, and awesome experiences for the students. I'd recomend this school to anyone that wants their kid to have a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2009

Jmms is a great school. Even the younger generation, and new students going to middle school are told by their oarents that Jmms is a bad school, but thats just talk! Jmms is a great school I never regret the decission on going to Jmms. It's one of the best schools in hialeah because kids always transfer in the middleof the year to Jmms! That says something
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 29, 2009

I go to jose marti middle school... There are not fight's everyday, there are great students, teachers,and staff at the school, if you hear people saying not to go to that school well ignore those comments that's the best school you can ever go to and if there is bad kids in that school they are surely punished. Sure is a b school but all the sudents there are tring their best to make it an a+ school. :D
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 9, 2008

This school is the best. I love it it has great things teachers are realy great. Im so happy that I put my child in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 8, 2008

A great school , have been a teacher there for years, Positive teacher student interaction and an administration that works together, Parents we could use more of your involvement.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 1, 2008

Jose Marti is Miami-Dade County's best kept secret. If you listen to the gossip around the neighborhood, the school seems to have a bad reputation. The truth is, however, there are many highly qualified teachers who care about their students and do a wonderful job educating them. The administration and other staff go out of their way to help students and parents. Those who have a bad impression of the school are usually the ones who have never actually been there. Between my niece and my own children, I have been around Jose Marti for over 15 years. The negative comments made by others are simply untrue- a fight every day? Yeah right! It's funny to me- the people with the most negative opinions are usually those with the least control over their own kids! It is a great school and your child would be lucky to go there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2008

this school is awesome. it offers excellent activites for the student. my child will be coming next year for 6th. and my oldest just left from 8th and she love it. all teachers there are very caring and have a great attitude whe nthey come to work. jose marti is the best
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 18, 2007

This school is a disgrace.


Posted August 28, 2007

Iam in this school today and i do belive that ive gone up i think that the teachers have put lots of consideration into there assignments and given us lots of support i know that because im being supported greatly so thank you jose marti middle school for doing the best of your ability for me and for everyone
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2006

The quality of this school was excellent when my child attended. Teachers and staff were more than helpful in answering questions and making sure that parents were involved. My child had plenty of opportunities to participate in clubs and other activities.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 3, 2005

My daughther went to jose marti and it didn't go very well for her, we had to enroll her to another school. This school had many fights which is like a usual thing that happens in every school but in jose marti it was non stop, everyday their was a fight. Also you would walk in and the way it look it look nasty I mean my daughter told me the bathrooms look nasty, that they never clean them and girls would leave their pad on the floor and it was horrible. Also she had a little problem at school with another kid so me and her dad came to talk to the principle about it and he didn't even bother to say don't worry we'll take care of it. in stead he said we can't do nothing about it. To us that was being very careless to the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2004

This school has provided a stable learning environment for my child. I happy to see that the slander used against this school was completely wrong. I am hispanic, and I was happy to see that this school and neighborhood are predominantly hispanic. I would recommend this school to anyone, no matter what nationality and income.
—Submitted by a former 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 52% in 2013.

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37%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

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2011

 
 
41%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

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n/a

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
42%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 51% in 2013.

191 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

209 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

210 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
74%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

213 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
87%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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.

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2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

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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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 94% 29%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Black N/A 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
White N/A 42%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%58%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%2%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 16%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Jose Enriquez,jr
Fax number
  • (305) 556-6917

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