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Lake Butler Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 676 students

 
 

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Posted April 3, 2009

This school has excellent teachers and some very good students. Some of the students are just bad eggs and are trying to start fights with my kids but altogether this is a very well put together school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 25, 2008

The school has some amazing teachers and some apathetic teachers. The highs are teaching staff, technology and community involvement. The lows are the administration, social cliques, and being a financially poor county.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2008

This is my first year with LB school system, so far the staff is very willing to help. The counselors are great at both the MS and ES. The Technology is great comparted to Bradford County!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

The technology available at LBMS is very impressive given the fact that we are in a largely low-income area. Most of the teachers are interested in their students, and the school appears to encourage teachers to try out new styles of teaching. Several of the teachers are very involved in extra-curricular activities, and the school has excellent band, art, and reading programs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2007

The administration and faculty at Lake Butler seem to take great pride in trying to provide a great education in a financially strapped school system. Some of the more recent additions to the faculty have added a lot of innovation to the teaching staff. My child particulary likes the learning opportunities given by a fairly new teacher there, a Miss Abercrombie. She has gotten my child very excited about languarge arts. She and others on the faculty have given my child a very positive learning experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 7, 2007

I do think if the school would get another principal its score would go up to an A+ instead of a B. However there are a hand full of teachers that I feel like want to help the kids, the others are there for a paycheck only! I really hope that my children's Middle School years go by really fast.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2006

This school is great for academic purposes. They are above most of the other small town my mom's checked out. I've has been going to this school since kindergarten. I am not impressed with some of the teachers but talking to administration does not help unless it's mr. Faulk. The parent involvement is enourmous at least. With band mr schmidt is an awesome teacher.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2005

I have never had a problem with any of the administration at the school. There is, like any school, typical teenagers, but, if there is bulling usually going to the school & speaking to Mr. Bracewell (the principal) will take care of the problem. Parental involvement is AWESOME! The teachers (most of them) are wonderful, but, are human like the rest of us & do make mistakes. Of course the only thing I can suggest to a parent having a problem in any school with a teacher is, walk a mile in their shoes. Its not easy with a class of about 30 kids/ 5 classes a day. Teachers get tired too! Just talk to them & be honest about what your child needs & these teachers will work with you! PROMISE!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2005

This school needs new administration. Will tell a parent what they want to hear just to get the parent out of their office. Expect to need to contact superintendent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2004

My wife & I attended pre-k, elementary, middle, & high school in Lake Butler. We have two girls ages 11 & 15; The small town atmosphere is great for a family. The school administrators are a wonderful group of individuals. I think the rapport is awesome, very spirited, & supportive. Class sizes aren't overrun; but the middle school hallways are a bit small and student behavior is moderate. On a scale of 1-10 I'll give it a 7+.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

Very small town, to me this is a good thing. I can go to the school anytime to observe, help with class activities and speak to the principal if needed. The teachers are willing to give their home numbers out and will speak to you on their own time. The school wants parents involved and often remember having the parents as students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2003

Even though parents inquire and complain, the bullys still seem to run rampant throughout the halls of the school. I am moving and taking my child to hopefully another city and school system that does not tolerate this horid behavior. I won't lose my child (emotionally or physically) and will no longer gamble with his safety.


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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 56% in 2014.

164 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

162 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

163 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
41%
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 53% in 2014.

159 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

160 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

149 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

153 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
62%
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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

176 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

172 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

173 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

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.

174 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
98%

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 "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • 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 66% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
95%
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
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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
White 81%
Black 12%
Two or more races 4%
Hispanic 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 5%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 70%72%61%
Master's degree 24%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%1%1%
Other degree 2%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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150 Southwest 6th Street
Lake Butler, FL 32054
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Phone: (386) 496-3046

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