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Lake City Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1035 students

 
 

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Posted December 2, 2009

The teachers are great but there are so many kids that are trouble makers and say a lot of bad things, its a little dirty, like gum all under the desks but it's the best in the Columbia County.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 17, 2009

LCMS is a great school with great teachers and they really make each child feel special and not left behind and each and every one feels equal with all the others.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2007

Exciting things continue to happen for students at LCMS. Students are challenged, motivated, and supported both academically and socially. The school has maintained a strong focus on reading, with encouraging results. Continuous staff development for our highly dedicated and caring teachers ensures further success. We work hard to make our learning environment safe and orderly, as well as engaging and interesting with great value placed on creativity. We love to talk with parents and other stake-holders about our school. Administrators have an open-door policy. So please, do not hesitate to call or visit!
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted November 20, 2006

You're just a great school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2006

Some of the teachers do not care about the students. They are there just to get a paycheck. They had failed to help my son. I winded up having to take my child out and teach him myself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2006

Two of my children attendes LCMS. I found the faculty to be arrogant and non caring. I advise any parent to research the discipline records for this school before making any decision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2006

This school is better than the high school a few blocks away, parents are allover and most kids are satisfied and the discipline is good
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2004

LCMS is great! We have a large amount of school spirit! We have great teachers here too. Our musical dept. is fabulous! Our band, drumline, Chorus, and Choral ensemble is great! The chorus has a musical every year that turns out great! We have a new Choral instructer this year with many great ideas. All though our last instructer was wonderful had to sadly move away.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2003

My child is a straight 'A' student at this school, and is now in the 7th grade. He loves it there, and I believe that this is one of the greatest public schools that you can find.
—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.

312 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

311 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

345 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

343 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

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.

351 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

349 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

351 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

350 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
72%
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.

330 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
94%
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 "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.

114 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 67%
Black 21%
Two or more races 5%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 181%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 21%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%65%61%
Master's degree 35%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%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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843 Southwest Arlington Boulevard
Lake City, FL 32025
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Phone: (386) 758-4800

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