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Sleepy Hill Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 842 students

 

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Posted June 23, 2014

Like I have said in the past. The teachers get no respect here. and get blamed for all the students issues.. Iam sorry !!! The parents need to take responsibility for their own children .. and take the time to sit down and talk with them.. talk, and listen to them!! we all need to stop blaming the teachers, and take charge as a parent....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 16, 2014

Well this school is alright i suppose you can say, it could be better the lunches are gross but other then this little biggie i guess it's okay, They do help us overall in learning something. The Library is my home in the school :) There's a few fights here and there, but nothing to seriously big. - Fellow Student.


Posted August 13, 2013

Welp, I go here, and I must say, even though I am in STEAM, I see the constant fights between the normal kids. Us STEAM students get in in fights as well, but not as many. If you are looking for a safe school for your students, this school isn't for you. If you are looking for a school that teaches your kids how to endure a good beating, this is your school!


Posted January 22, 2013

This school is TERRIBLE. They have horrible leadership! I would not want my dog to go here. Students run the place, teachers are always doing inappropriate things, the principal cares more about her clothing and heels than the kids or teachers. The admin is all about show and nothing more. Pathetic place for kids to go.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2013

Very disorganized school and the teachers dont pay attention to anything that goes on,There is alot of bullying going on and alot of drama that follows you even if you try to stay away.My 3rd period teacher tells her students its a personal problem. for example miss.(name of teacher)i need a pencil.teacher:sounds like a personal problem.And The principle will except but disagrees with dying your hair but for A.R she's dying her hair blue and coming to school.My parents pulled me out of this school because everything that goes on there.I would not recomend this school I recomend Southwest middleschool.


Posted November 14, 2012

There are no recent reviews to go on but, by looking at the current activity on FCAT and staff/parent involvement, I do hope this school gets its' act together before my daughter is to attend here or I will be forced to move.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 27, 2010

I pulled my child out of this school as the students control the classes and the teachers are tired of dealing with so many problem students. Every school has problem students but an administrator told me that this school is inundated. The goal the principle sets for the school is a 2.0 average and sends a recorded phone message stating this to all the parents every mid term and report card that is sent home. Low expectations bring a low academic result.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

This year they decided to force us to buy school shirts buy not letting us send our children in polo type shirts. My son has been going there for 2 years already and I have now got tons of polo shirts he cant wear. Whos brilliant idea was this?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2009

this school is not a good school its unsanitary and many people bullie so this is a 1.5 out of 5 my opinion
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2009

I think some of the teachers should give special attention to the kids who are falling behind. Have a connection with the student for the reasons why. Have a little more compassion and spend after school time to help them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2009

I am an 8th grade student attending this school. This school has no organization. What is taught academically is extremely simple. The students are unruly during class time and rarely listen to the teacher. I would not recommend this school to any student. You will be greatly disappointed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 13, 2007

My child attended SHMS 7th and 8th grade. I was impressed with the attention given to the students during the 8th grade in co-taught classes, having two ceritfied teachers in a class. This was something most helpful. Mr Brackman was princple during the 8th grade, he was attentive to the parents concerns when he was able to find time from his schedule. Many situations are pacified and parents were ignored until a student had discipline problems. Policies were strict, keeping the girls and boys in seperate areas upon arrival to school, during lunch and also the numerous 'silent' lunches. I personally though this to encourage the students to stay focus and reduce behavioral problems. Mr Brackman did impress me, providing wonderful field trips for all students. Something my child experienced only once during the 7th grade. Most teachers were helpful and set an example maintaining a positive learning environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 9, 2007

Very disorganized school. My child was not learning there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 5, 2006

I feel that Ms. Broganburg (principle) and Ms Green (counselor) are very positive concerning their children. This is what makes a good school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 15, 2005

I used to go there but I dont anymore. I was there in the beginning of this school year. It has done alot for me and it has helped me. I was in the chorus 2 years and pe. It is a really good school inside and out
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 1, 2005

SHMS did WONDERS for my daughter! They were very caring about her needs, the guidance couselor was Wonderful! The teachers for the most part were very nice, but like some schools there are a few 'bad apples', I was helped when I had any problems from those teachers and the matters were addressed quickly.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2005

This school has a very good tutoring service. The principle is interested in the academic, social, and emotional development of the children. I appreciate that this school puts academics far above sports or art and music as being the most important need of the child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 21, 2005

School books are not being used at all. My son is in the 6th grade and gets homework once a week and tests/quizzes once every 2 weeks. Don't want him to fall through the cracks. School security is atrocious.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2003

My daughter came from private school to Sleepy Hill. It was a great transition. The team teaching aspect is a great idea. The teachers are very supportive and help the students in class and in 'helps' classes when extra help is needed. I have found the vocal program to be outstanding! The administration and resource officer help keep the campus a safe environment for learning. Overall our time at Sleepy Hill has been a very positive experience.
—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.

294 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
21%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

287 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
38%
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.

248 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

273 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
37%
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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

270 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

269 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
23%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

259 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
74%
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.

280 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • 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 64% in 2013.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
94%

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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%
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
Hispanic 40%
White 28%
Black 26%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 43%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%66%61%
Master's degree 32%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%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 12%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MRS. KATHRYN BLACKBURN
Fax number
  • (863) 815-6586

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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2215 Sleepy Hill Road
Lakeland, FL 33810
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