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Denn John Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1124 students

 

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Posted May 10, 2014

hate the school kids curse way to much seen students bring hookah pens and other even bring weed and sell! terrible staff be always yelling at u no pda and even give you detention if you hug someone cafeteria food is horrible bread stick cheese is hard to eat and disgusting if you buy chips in school and want fo save them fprager when you are going to walk home staff will take snack away staff is ways yelling at you with that stank breath etc..good thing is we have to have mesh backpacks so you dont hide anythjng and you tuck in yohr shirt and wear a belt to look more of a uniform :)


Posted June 7, 2013

Such a bad school. my last year there and they said I had to stand a certain distance between someone and i couldnt hug anyone? thats the stupidest thing ever. the teachers dont teach you, they say what they will be teaching you, show you a video, then give you homework that is harder than what they taught you and wont help you even if you ask, they will say that you should have payed attention. WORST.SCHOOL.EVER.


Posted May 26, 2013

i hate this school!!!! the majority of students curse at you, most of the staff doesn't care about you at all, and the principal has stupid rules where you cant eve hug somebody without it being pda. there are only a few good teachers in the school.


Posted October 21, 2010

I am not sure about the staff but the kids OMG!! Every time we go to a game against them, all the kids there are cussing up at storm./ I think they teach the F word at this school! Where are the teachers and or parents to correct this behavior and language??


Posted October 19, 2010

Denn John Middle School is a great school to be part of because it aims to challenge students to achieve not just academic success but also embrace life. The administrators are very supportive of its teachers and staff. There are a lot of phenomenally talented students. A feeling of warmth greets you when you enter the school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 11, 2009

it got discipline, and all things i was hoping for
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2009

I believe that the teachers and adminstrators at DJMS do care very much about all the childrens' education. The problem is usually that parents don't teach their children the fundementals at home...and then they are shocked when they are told that little Johnny is misbehaving or hit the teacher or is cussing like a sailor. Teachers need the parents to partner with them to give their children the best education available. The behavior issue is solely the parents' duty. My 11 year old attends DJMS and loves it, but she is shocked at the language some students use and the lack of respect these kids have for any authority figure. Where do you think they get it from???
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2009

My kids go here and its great it a little bit small but has great teachers they help your kids understand the class more and i just love it i dont regret putting them in that awesome school is also pretty! My daughter is going to 8th grade.also if your kid gets advanced clases they start high school credit in middle school! awesome school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2009

I attend Denn John Middle School as an 8th grade student and I believe that DJMS is an amazing school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 22, 2008

i love this school!. after the FCAT they try to make you comfterable.. so after the test we can leave the stress behind -one of denn johns own students
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 26, 2008

After going to HMS, thinking it was the best school in central florida, i realized i was wrong. Very wrong. DJMS is definetly the best school. The teachers are incredible, the principal even better!! i absolutelty love this school. the advancement of technology here is amazing. the elctives are growing with 4 new electives( Drafting, Ecology, Technology and Sign Language) theres so many good stuff about it i cant even begin to describe how awesome this school is!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2007

I think every school has issues. I dont agree with the parents that have posted negative comments about Denn John. There is a high involvement of the faculty and staff with the students. They do have activities for the kids. I also find it very easy to contact the teachers and speak with them face to face. I think that you should take some time and visit the school, meet with the teachers and other staff. Ive had a very positive experience my daughter is now a 8th grader (and honors student) and has been at that school since the 6th grade. I have no complaints whatsoever. I always advice people that if you have some doubt or problem, go ahead and schedule a techer-parent conference. I think keeping those communication lines open with the school helps a lot.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2007

I think Denn John MS has been a positive infulence in my children's education
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 8, 2007

Denn John middle has improved significantly over the past few years. In part because of the new principal that the school has. I would not chose another school for my son
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2007

I am very happy with my sons progress here in Denn John Middle school. The administration, starting from the principal, teacher and other staff members are doing an excellent job in the education of our children. Do not take my word for it, just look at the grades that this school has received in the last two year. Great Work!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2007

I absoluttely love this school....amazing students with GREAT potential...safe enviroment,awesome principals,and teachers you will not forget for the longest time!! :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2006

Our child has been at DJMS for 5 months and we are very disappointed. Teachers appear to resent parental involvement. I agree children need rules and structure, these should be applied with common sense. They have a A but only because they of improvement not quality.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 17, 2006

The school is far too overcrowded with large class sizes. The administration allows poorly behaved students to distract the good students from their learning. My child's education should not be compromised for those who don't know how to comport themselves in a learning environment. There is only one lab for the entire school, and there just aren't many resources for students here. I would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 17, 2005

Denn John Middle School is a great school! The teachers work very hard with the students to help them succeed. They are also really big into technology. There is also a 'family' feel at this school that makes it very welcome and supporting. They have very set rules that the students must follow which also helps them succeed. Some academic programs include the Baccalureate Placement Program, Chorus, Band, Music, Navy ROTC, Ropes Course, COMPASS, Read 180, Keyboarding, and many more! There are after school programs provided through the YMCA and the 21st Century Learning Grant. Parental involvement is high for concerts and other after-school activites. Parents can also write to their child's teachers through their agenda.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 12, 2004

DJMS consists of a close knit group of educators, who are committed and caring towards the students. The discipline in the school is strong and strict, maintaining an orderly campus. There is a zero tolerance for drugs and violence.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

349 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

343 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
42%
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

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

381 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
45%
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.

293 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
17%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

382 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

381 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
31%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

379 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
80%
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.

381 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
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 "B".
  • 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.

85 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
78%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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n/a

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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
Hispanic 72%
Black 13%
White 10%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%60%61%
Master's degree 34%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MS. ANNA CAMPBELL
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  • (407) 935-3572

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2001 Denn John Lane
Kissimmee, FL 34744
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