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Lawton Chiles Middle Academy

Public | 6-8 | 650 students

 

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Posted February 13, 2014

I am proud to say that my son is enjoying his school I wish I can go back to his age .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2013

My child had the worst middle school experience the teachers did not teach and explain very well, surprised its a A school probably not any more
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2012

This School is truly amazing!!!! I am currently a six grader here and everything is hands on and all the teachers are awesome! This school is now a part of International Baccalureate and the Middle Years Program. This school offers a variety of electives such as Art,Robotics,Podcasting,and ect .


Posted February 6, 2010

This school is amazing. It's successful and seems to always be on top of all the other schools. The teachers are very nice and the students are very friendly. All my classmates are intelligent, and LCMA offers classes that other schools do not, such as Geometry and Guitar.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 5, 2009

i absolutely love this school! the teachers are amazing and they are really sweet and knowledgeable. i can't believe that this is my last year here because im really gonna miss it. i was super nervous when i got accepted here in 6th grade. even though i didn't go to lincoln academy it was really easy to make friends.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 10, 2008

LCMA was a great school. I would highly suggest parents put their kids on the waiting list like when they are in 4th grade. I didn't get to go there but for a year and a half due to the long list. I wish I had listed earlier. The teachers are awesome and know what they are teaching.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 5, 2007

this school is great! it challeges kids to not only do good at their work but behavior wise too. if it got shut down i would die! i love it here!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2007

LCMA has been a strong constant in the success of my family educationally. We have been a part of this school for 5 years. We have four intelligent boys who previously went to Cleveland Court and Lincoln. They continue to blossom, the eldest having gone on to IB now. The admin is thoroughly professional, the teachers and staff exceptional. LCMA is along the lines of an elite private school but free. We are so thankful and blessed! I would highly recommend every parent of younger elementary to put their child on the Lincoln Magnet School list, as this is the only way to flow into this school. Big thumbs up! JS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2003

My son started in 6th grade and is now in the 8th grade at Lawton. We are very proud of his educational growth as well as his personal growth. School has never been easy for him but last year he was able to join the National Jr. Honor Society with a 3.75 GPA. This was a very tough goal for him to reach. The teachers and guidance counslor's were very helpful. My only regret is that Lawton doesn't go to the 12th grade. It is very frustrating to put your kids in magnet school and then after 8th grade they are put in a regular public school. But as for Lawton, this shool has a 0 tolerance policy for violence and they stick to it. I wish other schools were able to use this policy. The kids know going into the school that they will get kicked out for fighting. In middle school it seems there is a lot of fighting. But not at this one. Last year one of my son's best friends died. The school was very sinsative and they all bonded together. They really do care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 26, 2003

My son struggled to adjust to this Lawton Chiles as he did not attend the Elementary school that most of the students attended. His first grading period included failing grades and an incident that required disciplinary action. I found the interest in my son s education, as demonstrated by the support of the administrative staff and faculty, to be extraordinary. My son received recognition at the end of the school year for achieving the most improved grade point average in the 6th grade. The structure of this school is one that provides consistent expectation of all students. Additionally, there is enough flexibility to address the needs of individual students as these do in fact vary. Our family feels privileged to have our son educated by such dedicated, talented and caring education professionals.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 53% in 2014.

213 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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86%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

216 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
85%
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.

173 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

212 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
89%
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.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

209 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
89%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

209 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
74%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

208 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
95%
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.

209 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

2013

 
 
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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

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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
White 58%
Black 16%
Hispanic 12%
Asian 9%
Two or more races 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 166%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 20%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 68%66%61%
Master's degree 32%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MRS. SHARON NEUMAN
Fax number
  • (863) 499-2774

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Ice hockey
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
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