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Landmark Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1179 students

 

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Posted April 1, 2013

Very dangerous environment. I am a substitute teacher. Both times I subbed at this school fights broke out, the 2nd time being in the classroom I subbed in. No support from administration at all. The fight that broke out in my classroom was male/female physical fight. Other students were in the line of fire, as well as myself. Administration blew it off as a "personality conflict". If your child goes to this school, and you have no other options, I would highly recommend your involvement. If admin does nothing, make your voice be heard, and demand results, even if you have to go to the school board.


Posted February 4, 2013

This school is great there isn't a lot of fight actually few that I know about,the teachers are great,and landmark middle school is so much better then kernan middle school.


Posted October 19, 2012

I go to Landmark Middle School it's a great safe school you sit at one table and have to stay on one side of hallway it keeps others safe and from getting hurt and it has lots of programs so you are able to get skip up and they also have douglas anderson coming to the school for the talented students so this is a great school for all students.


Posted May 16, 2012

This is not a school you want your kids to go to! This is my son's first and last year here. He has not recieved any help from teachers(he has a learning disability) as required by his 504 plan. I have contacted the teachers and asked that they email at anytime and I never heard anything back, not even when his grades drop. If I could give negative stars I would! SO DISAPPOINTED IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2012

Not a good school!!! 1)forced to sit at the same lunchtable everyday 2)forced to stay on one side of the hallway and get a detention if u turn around because u passed your class ect. 3)cant have your phone out at lunchtime or it gets confinscated EVEN ON YOUR FIRST DAY!!!! 3)restrooms are always locked up inbetween class and teachers arent aloud to ever let students leave class even if its an emergency. 4) teachers cant control bad kids that are yelling and throwing papers at people. This is just a few of the horrible things about it. I would need a book to list them all. And dont think i am making stuff up i go currently go there. I would rather be in a jail cell for seven hours then be at school for seven hours.


Posted December 7, 2011

This school is horrible. If your kids are being bullied they do nothing. My daughter filed 2 reports and I was not contacted about it. My daughter was basically brushed off. They did nothing about it. I'm now contacting other people and luckily my daughter won't b their much longer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2011

Great teachers, super students, and awesome location.Probably the best kept secret in education. I highly recommend the Honors Academy. Students in this program receive the best preparation possible for high school and beyond.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2011

I once went to Landmark Middle School, and I would like to inform everyone that if I could go back to there, I would do it in a heartbeat! I well never forget the time I had at Landmark, and the things that I learned. The teachers there are excellent, the opportunites there are amazing, and I learned things that i would never learn anywhere else. Sometimes, when hearing people talk bad about the school, i get very upset, because most people never went there as a student, and the students are really the only ones that can judge how good the school is because they are the ones going there everyday. And i promise you that if you ask anyone who went there, like me, they will say it was the best three years of my life. Abosutely unforgetable. So don't believe everything you hear about this school, because you can NEVER judge a book by it's cover. THANK YOU LANDMARK, FOR EVERYTHING!!!


Posted October 8, 2010

I wasn't very impressed with Landmark Middle School from the moment I went to 6th grade Orientation. Orientation consisted of going to the gym to order and pay for gym clothes, pick up my son's schedule (which had the wrong classes), picking up a school map and standing in line for 2 hours to get his photo taken for a school Identification card. We weren't allowed to walk around the school or meet any teachers. I hated that. My attitude has changed toward the school after meeting my son's Math, Science, History, Language Arts and Band teachers. These 5 people are the only reason I like Landmark. They are dedicated to my son's education. The teachers communicate through phone calls and emails. They have a weekly collaboration meeting with parents. They each also have class websites that keep us informed on classwork, homework & other important information.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2010

Please check this school out yourself. I don't know why, but the press seems to focus only on the negatives at this school and they ignore all the great things happening here. I see great media about JWJ and Paxon but knowing children that attend there, I can factually state that those schools incur the same stealing and fighting that happens here. Do not opt for a magnet school in a bad area. This is a great school who doesn't receive its just due. At least check it out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2010

2 of my children attended landmark the both got attack and no one did anything
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 31, 2009

I am an eighth grader at landmark in the honors program that gets straight A's and I only have good things to say about Landmark. Parents might argue that Landmark isn't a safe school or the kids are crazy but honestly it is a accurate reflection on our world today. Honestly, I didn't want to go to Landmark. I tried to get into a magnet school and I didn't make it because of the lottery system. The last resort was Landmark but knowing what I know now, I couldn't be happier where I am getting a well-rounded education in both academics and athletics. I love Landmark and I am saddened that I going to high school next year. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2009

This school needs a good cleaning, there's dried-up gum everywhere on the bricks in the breeze way that looks like it's been there for years. Some of the chairs in the classrooms are very filthy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 24, 2009

I've been going to landmark since 6th grade,i am now going to 8th.And i have to say the first year was a little rough,but you need to teach your kids who to hang with and who not to.Landmark is really a nice school however not always nice students.However as grades go if your child is willing to learn they'll have no trouble.I've made straight A,B honoral my whole time at Landmark.Great teachers and staff i love this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2009

Very unhappy with the school and the out of control atmosphere is down right dangerous for our children.


Posted January 27, 2009

school needs to decrease number of fights. the teachinq circulum is qood .
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2008

My daughter is in her 3rd year at LM in the Honors Academy. Her FCAT scores have been 4's & 5's so she is obviously receiving the instruction she needs. She has mostly excellent/responsive teachers. I communicate via email and all of her teachers respond within 24 hours and even at night/weekends. It is not the same as elementary school but no middle school is. I was hesitant because of rumors and decided to try Landmark and have been very happy that my child is so close to home. Dr. Henry (principal) is approachable as well as the administrators and any issue that has come up has been resolved. I strongly recommend being involved with PTA or SAC as this is how you will stay involved with your child and know what is really going on in the school. Both meet only 1x each month for 1 hour.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2008

I love this school the teach and coaches are exlence
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2008

sound weried but since i arrived to land mark i finally have friend there nice when you get to know them a land mark there nice especilly there coach Foy. but there are fight but only because peple say not so nice stuff about other people and they take it harse but i never got into a fight yet and proble wont hopefully but you know all you have to do is not make bad comment about people but if you do go to this school your going to make lots of friends im a stunt a land mark and prould to say it 2 sam7th
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 16, 2008

My problem with this school is teacher response to parent phone calls and how they handle problems between students. I personally have had problems with my daughter since she began there this year. I always heard Mayport Middle is so 'BAD', but to my surprise I feel Landmark is alot worse. I would strongly recommend parents to look and see if there is second option school before enrolling at this not productive facility.
—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.

382 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

386 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
54%
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.

384 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

385 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

348 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

350 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

346 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

349 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

437 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
97%

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

262 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%
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
White 42%
Black 35%
Hispanic 9%
Asian 8%
Two or more races 6%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 72%65%61%
Master's degree 26%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%1%1%
Other degree 1%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

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School Leader's name
  • MR. DAVID GILMORE
Fax number
  • (904) 221-8847

Resources

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Transportation options
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  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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101 Kernan Boulevard North
Jacksonville, FL 32225
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