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Jupiter Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1293 students

 

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted March 26, 2014

it is very nice no bullys nice throung out year me and my 8 friends rate it 10 out of 10


Posted March 25, 2014

i have this school worst ever. 1200 characters cannot even begin to describe how awful this school is.


Posted March 5, 2014

I'm currently an 8th grader at Jupiter Middle School of Technology, I was bullied in 6 grade ALOT and 7 grade somewhat, but in 8 grade the teachers are bulling you now, I did one thing wrong and the teacher pointed me out in front of the whole class and oretty much called me stupid. And the new principle is HARIBLE, I had a problume with one of my classes becasue they apperintly they put the wrong kids in some elictitives, and now everytime she see's me she'll give me a mean stare, and if i put my backpack on and my shirt comes up just ALITTLE bit she says "Pull your shirt down! I shouldnt see your skin!" and its not even like I had time to pull it down before she saw me. I can honsestly say the a lot of kids dropped out of JMS and went to online school or private school. We used to be able to hang out with friends in the morning outside infront of the school (like any other middle school) and now 6th & 7th graders have to sit in the gym and 8th graders have to sit in the cafeteria and most of the girls wait in the bathroom because they dont want to sit with someone they dont want to sit with, then someone goes in there and yells at all them. Cant eh atleast stand in the bathroom?


Posted November 5, 2013

What type of school is this? First of all don't be fooled by our "academies" we don't do technology. Heck, our internet is down half the time and our computers are slow. So if you like technology this is NOT the school for you. We might as well be called JMS. Our teachers are okay, when they are at school. In sixth grade I didn't have a math or science teacher. Our new principal has made some changes that many of us are not fond of. A year ago we were allowed to stand outside. Now in the mornings we must sit in a crowded gym or cafeteria, where half the time we end up having to stand against the wall of the cafeteria. Yet, the new principle has made the school a lot better then what it was before. My last complaint is just brick walls and lack of windows. If you want to get vitamin D everyday this is not the school for you. Have you ever wondered what its like doing to a dark prison? Well Jupiter Middle's dark brick hallways will give you that amazing experience. Over all the school isn't horrible most of teachers are good and I have received a great education having taken 5 High School classes there. Just don't be fooled by the "Technology".


Posted November 5, 2013

I'm hoping to send my second child to JMS which is out of our zoned area. The teachers at JMS have really impressed me and volunteering inside the school has helped me see how effectively the staff works together. We zoned for the "best" area school and i am very pleased we chose JMS. My child has fewer social issues at her school and teachers are involved and responsive. A child who wants to learn will be challenged. Yes, I wish the public schools had greater resources, but a tour will show how well JMS is deploying it's allocated funds.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2013

Needs a lot of improvement. Jupiter Middle School of "Technology?" Yeah right... the little "technology" we have are always breaking and never being replaced. The school only breaks out borrowed gadgets when the news cameras are here. The teachers (most of them) are OK and the principal is fine. The guidance counselors are generally terrible. Also, expect at least one bus to be around an hour late to school after school. The students then have to sit on the hot sidewalk, waiting for the awful driver to arrive. It's improved since I got here (especially once they got rid of the old principal), but it needs a lot more work. During sixth grade, we gifted kids had 2 teachers who left in the middle of the year and we had random subs who knew nothing the rest of the year. Basically, they tend not to care that much about the students. -Current eighth grader


Posted August 26, 2013

I pulled my son out of this school in January 2013 and put in in a private school after completing half of his 6th grade year due to being bullied at school and response to it by the Principal at the time( who only served half a year), the assistant principal for the 6th grade, and the 6th guidance counselor. I was told and I quote by the 6th grade counselor "Welcome to Middle school". When I told her my child was being bullied. This school allows the bullying to continue as I have heard from many parents since who have reassigned their kids to other public and private schools. What a true shame!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 11, 2013

GUIDENCE COUNSELORS ARE THE REAL BULLIES IN THIS SCHOOL. THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL PARTICIPATES IN THE BULLYING- ITS ABSOLUTELY DISGUSTING-
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2013

As a former teacher, I have seen many schools. I am rating this one as below average. The long time principle who was doing a good job left and was replaced by a principle who walked out half way through the school year. One of my childs teachers also walked out at the same time. The amount of homework was minimal, substandard...boring. My child took a computer course and didn't even learn basic keyboarding. My child was not bullied too much, and the school seems to have a handle on that. There are issues with security and I never felt that my child was in a safe environment. All schools have their faults, but the major issue with this one is simply that the education that the students are getting is below average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2012

worst school ever lots of fights and bullying i am a student and the teachers get so lazy that we have to teach ourselves. you get a detention for anything like hugging your friend or your i.d. is on backwards. its horrible!!!


Posted July 16, 2012

My daughter was bullied by the students and made fun of by her teachers. I was told by the guidance counselors that they were going to promote her to the 8th grade in spite of her failing grades. They simply don't care. We took her out and she is at Turtle River and is thriving. My son is going there this year and hopefully things will have changed. But, my opinion is that the school is a dump and the teachers are burned out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2011

If you have a choice do not send your child to this school. Forget about student bullying, kids are bullied by their teachers. If they have a disability of ANY Kind or take medications for any reason, the teacher will announce it to the entire class! My child on a daily basis is asked if he "took his meds" upon entering the classroom, then is made fun of by other kids and if he retaliates, HE is punished! I thought the HIPPA law protected people from public acknowledgment of their medical information, but not a JMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2011

I hated it. My teachers were great, but bulling was out of control bad. They did absolutely nothing to help me. I am a former student and am happy I'm out of that nut house. That school was so bad I wanted to die. If you or your kid likes it, your officially messed up. I told my teachers what was going on and they didn't care at all. DO NOT GO HERE!!! Sad and painful memories lie ahead if you do.


Posted November 14, 2010

DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL!!!! You will get a detention for anything and everything you do. I am in precussion in band and got a detention for getting out of my seat to get my drum sticks! I had my ID in my backpack and was taking it out but the bell rang!!! DETENTION!!! I asked my classmate if we had any homework 1 min before the bell rang!!! DETENTION!!! Unless you want a detention for everything you do DONT go here!!!


Posted November 10, 2010

Obviously, most of the comments posted here were prepared by JMS staff. This is a terrible school that treats students as cattle. It aims to stifle creativity and teaches only what is required to get good FCAT scores. Students are forced to take meaningless electives, and core courses are taught in the most boring and unchallenging manner possible. Any child would probably benefit more from being sent to a day care center every day, than spending their days in this uninspiring and negative setting.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2010

In my experience edline is under utilized by teachers with little or no posting of assignments or upcoming tests. A bit surprising for a school of technology!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2009

It is a school of technology,and happens to have the best band directer,his motto 'Ame high dream big'He has been taking his kids to perform at the New York heritage festival for years now and we walk away with a gold every year,we are all so the only middle school to perform.Mr.Disteto proves every year that with the right kind of encouragement anything is possible.The same is true for all the staff at Jupiter Middle. Thank you
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2008

This school is the best!!The teachers here are wonderful.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 2, 2008

This school is excellent! All of my teachers are wonderful. They teach well and I learn a lot each day. This school is more than O.K.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 24, 2008

This school is ok but the teachers are inconsistent and give students alot of breaks. Some teachers even teach things that are not in the curriculum. The principal is oblivious to alot of misbehaving students and the teachers badger the students to give the class money.
—Submitted by a student


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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 52% in 2013.

377 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

379 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%
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.

394 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

435 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%
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.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

425 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

422 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

419 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%
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.

393 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
98%
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 "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.

251 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%
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 State average
White 60% 42%
Hispanic 22% 29%
Black 13% 23%
Two or more races 3% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%73%61%
Master's degree 41%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%1%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

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  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Faithann Cheek
Fax number
  • (561) 745-7246

Resources

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  • Art teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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