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Lake Alfred-Addair Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 758 students

 

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Posted July 23, 2014

This school is very out of control there are many kids doing many bad thing (smoking on campus ) etc . Kids skiping classes ,at least 1 fight a week in that school its so sad to say they wanna be the # 1 school in polk county when the school has many bad rating and over all the school is messed up and yes im a student deans are called in classes everyday and people get bullied !DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS TO THIS SCHOOL


Posted July 2, 2014

As an actual student, I think I can provide an accurate description. This was my first year at Lake Alfred and I came in as an 8th grader. Coming all the way from Virginia, I knew absolutley no one. I made wonderful friends and met exciting people. At the end of the school year, I graduated with top honors in PE, Science, and History. I was a straight A student, and had all advanced classes. The teachers here aren't there to shove information down your throat, but more to actually guide you in life. My teachers are who I'll miss the most in high school. They knew when it was okay to joke around but also knew when work had to be done. Most of the kids are terrible as I've seen walking through the halls but honestly if you don't mess with them they won't bother you. You just have to be willing to give it your all so you can be in the advanced classes away from those trouble makers. Lake Alfred is a magical school where you'll make friends with the most amazing people. Lake Alfred is a place you'll truly miss. Lake Alfred is a part of me and I'm very proud to call myself a patriot.


Posted June 24, 2014

The Principal and Office Staff are exceptionally firendly, competent, and go out of their way to help students and parents. The Principal makes announcements every morning and afternoon in order to ensure that students are safe and that procedures are efficent. She's really done an excellent job keeping the students safe and making an orderly environment. Kudos!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2013

I Just graduated from Lake Alfred. I was there for 7th and 8th grade. My 7th grade year was horrible. At one point there was a gang fight right outside my classroom. But, if you do not give Mrs. Linda Ray a big round of applause, you should be ashamed. my 8th grade year was a wonderful experience. It proved what school should be like. She has done marvelous changes with the schools over all performance, and the individuals. She worked her best too keep in line, and most importantly, make them feel important. I would highly recommend sending any child there.


Posted July 21, 2013

This Is School Is Not As Bad As Many People Think. I Just Graduated From The 8th Grade. We Just a New Principal New Staff Members And New Teacher Trust Me These Guys Did Not Play Around. Sure There Were Fights But Its Middle School What Can You Expect. The New Teachers Really Did Care. I Attended This School For 3 Years. Never Was There Any Jumping Or Kids Smoking Around. This School Is Now Better Its Now a C School.


Posted April 25, 2013

If you value your children's education, safety, and LIFE, DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO THIS RATHOLE! For god sakes peole get jumped 24/7! GET YOUR KIDS ON THE ACADEMIES LIST OR HOMESCHOOL!!!!FLVS is a better education supplementer than this dump. The teachers don't care, and kids are RUDE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2013

I'm a teacher at Lake Alfred-Addair Middle School and I can Honestly say that I'm going to quit. The kids are so rude, disrespectful, and out of control. These girls interrupted my lesson in order to dance to bounce music called "Twerking", For god sake, one young man who I reprimanded told me that if I called his mother she would beat me down. There is no structure, no learning, and no self control. FCAT's next week, and I HIGHLY DOUBT that we will pass, since the academics are terrible. One girl yelled at me so bad she made me cry because of my ill mothers passing. Overall, they can't pay me enough for this job.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 15, 2013

i had to remove my son too he got attacked , i never seen my son with a busted lip until he went to that school when i was sitting waiting to speak to someone there was a kid telling the staff wait until my mom get here like she was going to beat them down so sad...i never saw anything like it in my life
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 24, 2012

There are fights every day, and the teacher's are not able to control the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2012

I attended this school a few years back. Honestly I have to say this school is terrible when I attended every time you turned a corner there was a group of thugs and thuggets smoking out. There were fights every which way and kids ran the place. If you werent top dog or ran with top dog you werent anything and youd either get beat down or ran of school. I left the school because a kid wouldnt leave me be to my studies and one day even attacked me on my own street. So I had a restraining order placed against him and the laws of the restraining order stated we were to not attend classes together or lunch because HE attacked me. Instead of replacing him in different classes and lunch I was placed back into 6th grade classes and lunch. While i was repeating a grade my attacker was getting his full education. Why? I do not know nor care. Fact is this school is terrible. And id suggest you keep your children as far away from this school as you can. Unless you want them to either become victims or offenders. Because one or the other is guarenteed to happen. Plainly put. Worse school I have ever attended in my life. Now im struggling because of THIS schools mistake. Thank you!


Posted May 11, 2011

I have heard SO many BAD things about this school, like lots of fights, bad kids, beating up, and somethings that are unmentionable on this GreatSchool's site. This school doesn't even DESERVE to be on this page because it's NOT a GreatSchool AT ALL. The bus is totally inappropriate on what the boys and girls are doing, HOW did this come to this? Why would the principal allow this?? How many times has this school been on lockdown??


Posted December 12, 2010

I went to this school for my whole middle school career, and let me tell you, it's worse than you people have heard or think. Kids run the school. The staff is there to ensure that no one kills each other. To be honest, I'm surprised that no one has died or been put into a coma from kids beating each other to pieces. I watched the school fall apart. I finally left last year and I found out what real school was like. I highly advise that you keep your children as far away from this school as you can.


Posted September 30, 2010

This school is out of control. We had to transfer my daughter to this school after we moved. The teachers seem to care for the kids, but their hands are tied by higher ups. Their is no leadership. The "bad" kids run the school with no fear. My daughters 45 min bus ride each way, is a lesson on rapping, swearing, and overall how to become a thug in one school year. The state needs to do something NOW. If you are moving to the area get your kids on the academy waiting lists!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 10, 2009

The school is terrible. It appears they are only babysitting the kids and send them on their way at the end of the day. It appears that no one cares to really take time and help the students with one on one time
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2009

i am going to be a 7th grader this year and i hope this school will be better than i think i just dont like it how there is no sports do they want us students to be 400 pounds i hope not.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2009

i go to this skool and trust me it aint good as it sounds..there are so many problems its not even funny ive been here since it became a middle school and it is terrible!!!nothing is organized and the administrators lie to us students all the time!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 5, 2009

my son goes here and he was in the allstate honors band and the all county band of 09
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2008

This school is a very good school. They're trying hard to improve on everything.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2008

My daughter loves it especially the band teacher.She's great.(Miss Meroni !)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

This school is very unorganized I have 2 daughters in this school and I'm not at all happy with the school I'm looking to put them in another school,this is the first year they have been in this school and its a nightmare.
—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.

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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.

219 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
21%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
18%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

219 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
35%
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.

260 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

278 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
28%
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.

227 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

251 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
33%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

249 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
17%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

254 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
61%
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.

226 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
91%

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 "F".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
94%
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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
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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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 35%
White 32%
Black 29%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%66%61%
Master's degree 37%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 4%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 12%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MS. LINDA RAY
Fax number
  • (863) 295-5989

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925 North Buena Vista Drive
Lake Alfred, FL 33850
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