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Fitzgerald Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1234 students

 

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Posted February 26, 2013

This school is full of bullies. I have contacted the school regarding my daughter getting bullied but no action taken. Fights everyday.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2010

i think that this is a really good school because everybody is well learned and the school tries there best to keep school safe and educated at the same time
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 14, 2008

MFMS is an excellent school. The staff and administration are dedicated, attentive and responsive. There are excellent teachers, new electives each year, many activities, sports and my sons say the food is fine, too. Of course, issues arise, but they are always worked out as long as parents take an active role in their child's education, provide support at home and everyone treats each other with the respect they deserve. I highly recommend Morgan Fitz!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 2, 2008

My child goes to this school and my other child has gone to this school. There are unfortunatly some horrible teachers but it's the same at most schools. No parent can complain about teaching only the F.C.A.T because alot of those same parents who are complaining voted F.C.A.T. We as parents should also be teaching at home, it is not all the student and teachers work you must be an involved parent or your child will never learn anything! Morgan fitzgerald is a pretty good school but no school or person or thing is perfect. Homework and classwork if put in your child's level is fantstic if and when your child is sick they as in the teachers will go over the material from the days they missed and not rush them through. This school is fabulous and a great difference from when my other child was there. They have improved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2008

No dicipline, never gives homework and only taught how to take the FCAT.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 28, 2008

Im a student at mfms and this school is fun, easy learning environment, and helps you prepare for the real world. this school is unique and has a library thats different from any other. the teachers are great and we have alot of fun activies to do here. the food is ok I guess but it needs a little work but other than that my 3 years here have been the best and Im goin to miss it!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 26, 2007

i am a student at Fitzgerald middle and mfms is the best school i've ever attended!!! the teachers are awesome,the other students are easy to get along with and the school is really fun! i've learned a lot at this school already and i'm only in grade 6.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2005

We found it Satisfactory. no Art, Good music, no extracurricular. Lacking in after school activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2005

satisfacgtory. Not enough after school activites.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2005

Above average. no extra curricular activities. Needs more programs.
—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.

About these ratings

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.

388 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

390 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

410 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

406 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%
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.

427 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

426 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

431 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
49%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

422 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
79%
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.

484 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
80%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 52%
Hispanic 22%
Black 11%
Asian 9%
Two or more races 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 1%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 54%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 61%60%61%
Master's degree 39%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 11%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. TERESA ANDERSON
Fax number
  • (727) 547-4530

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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6410 118th Avenue
Largo, FL 33773
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Phone: (727) 547-4526

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