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McNicol Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 899 students

 

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Posted November 7, 2013

Be sure that if you enter your child in this school,that you have time to be fully involved in your child's education because you will be spending much of your time correcting the nonsense that is being taught.From Homework assignments on Great Americans covering people that are not American such as Nelson Mandela to propaganda like petitions that teachers have children collect signatures during school hours on Gun Control,with promise that the President will see their signatures.If they get enough kids to sign.Eighth graders are treated as small children by forcing teachers to walk kids to and from lunch as well as silent lunch. Not to mention the schools policy to punish all children for some that are caught conversing during their silent lunches. They take away Field days and events as their punishment. The few events(dances) that they have, are during class time.Students are forced to pay to attend,which knocks the reward for a well behaved child out,if the parent cannot afford to pay $5or $6more for their child to get out of class for about 40minutes.This school has some serious issues to address if they want to get kids to have some school spirit and interested in excelling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2013

I love this school. It's totally great. I've had so much fun here this year. It's unbelievable


Posted August 22, 2013

My experience with Mcnicol was just great. The teachers involvement and professionalism was remarkable. My son attended all 3 years of the Magnet program and we were not disappointed. The Principal, Mr. Hamm, the beat. Do not hesitate to send your children at this school. Just remember you have to do your part as a parent, because success starts at home.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2013

McNicol is the best school I've ever attended the staff is polite and the teachers are awesome


Posted February 8, 2013

My daughter attended McNicol Middle School for three years and graduated at the top of her class last year. It is an excellent school. The administration and teachers were extremely supportive and caring. The staff was always available to resolve any problems that my daughter encountered. We wish McNicol continued success.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2009

My daughter goes to this school. Its a great school. She is in the language magnet program, and she is almost fluent in japanese.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2009

I feel that McNicol Middle School is an excellent school but lacks resources
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2009

Ithink that the school is a good school. I feel that the primnciple works hard to reach the students. The teachers are hard workers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2008

I am a student at mcnicol middle and i feel that mcnicol has improved alot over the years i hhave been here .I mainly have improved in reading because of the great teaching of my reading teacher Ms.Dager i appreciate you thanks.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2008

they have good teachers like ms souterland
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2008

Mc Nicol Middle School is the best school that I ever been to ,I wish it was 6 to 12 grades beacause I am an 8 grader
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 19, 2007

I'm currently a student at McNicol and it doesn't interest me.However to my perspective this school is a school of great oppurtunity.The program that they have of science and language is awesome.Each student in the magnet program is able to take either science or language as a course at least twice a day.Ive only been at McNicol for a year now and already I am able to decipher a lot of spanish.The sports teams there is unbeatable and the teachers are of quality. Though McNicol has turned into a D school but I think its the students faults for barely caring.One of the reasons why I don't like this school is because its not that safe to me(to many incidents) and I feel that the current magnet coordinator is to strict.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2007

I have been at McNicol for 3 years, this being my last, and overall it's a well balanced facility. The teachers do what they aim to do, and the students learn along with that intention. We have imporved drastically in the past few months and hopefully this will continue.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 15, 2007

Umm, well some of the teachers are very nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 23, 2006

I went to this school last year and it was raw! we were the best year yet!we all danced at the dance at the end of the year,we treated the field trips like we were living for our lasts day and to cherish every bit of it.Mr.Eames and burgess&turner were the realist!oh and o'john was a great math teacher,she was the ojizzle.And ms.Johnson was raw too,go ahead girl!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 18, 2006

I go to this school and I have to say that the teachers are really rude. Some kids are lucky and get a teacher who cares for their education but about 75% dont care at all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 18, 2006

Mcnicol is a bad school for students. My child has the worst teacher who never helps him with his work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 7, 2005

Great learning environment
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 23, 2005

McNicole is a great school with new leadership. The teachers care and are completely involved in the school and the students. However the parents do not participate in their childrens education.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 25, 2005

McNicol Middle School is a very diverse school. It has two wonderful magnet programs, science/pre-engineering which gives students the opportunity to participate in hands on field trips and class projects.And the IAB magnet which allows students to learn either japenese, spanish, or french and the countries culture. The school also has school sports. With its year round schedule it allows students to get a break every three months.
—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 53% in 2014.

311 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

307 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
43%
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.

298 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

329 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
39%
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.

211 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

279 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

280 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

264 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
82%
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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
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 66% in 2014.

68 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
99%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

31 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

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
Black 72%
Hispanic 20%
White 4%
Two or more races 2%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 144%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 26%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 38%53%61%
Master's degree 54%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%2%1%
Other degree 6%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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School Leader's name
  • Mr. Horace Hamm
Fax number
  • (754) 323-3485

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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