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Harns Marsh Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1055 students

 

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2013:
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Posted January 14, 2014

I am a parent and as such I get to see and compare some schools in my area. HMMS looks like an average school that could be improved with a focus on staff/principal behavior managment. The facility and teachers are less than average and all the other elements are there for me to send my child to a different school.


Posted October 2, 2013

I am a Lee County substitute teacher and as such I get to see and compare many schools in the area. HMMS is an average school that could be improved with a focus on student behavior managment. The facility amd teachers are great and all the other elements are there for a really good school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 2, 2013

I am a student and i hate this school. The teachers dont even stop to help you nor to re explain themselfs. Plus they let some other students get away with almost anything. Its a waist of my time and a waist of my education. Point is, i suggest not to come and "learn" here


Posted May 18, 2013

Harns Marsh Middle School is unsatisfactory. The principal and other staff members are rude and have no intention of partnering with parents to help middle school aged children develop into good citizens. We were told by the principal Mr. McFee that he had no intention of following through with the conduct code because of his fear of being sued. The teachers are immature and expose the students to inappropriate youtube videos as well as political views that have no place in the classroom.The vice principal Ms. Johnson told us that they had inherited every one else's problems as a new school.The "coaches" could care less about coaching and simply phone it in. Totally unprofessional! Choose another school Lee County parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2013

This review is for the Harns Marsh Middle school. I rated this school one star because I did not have the option to give zero stars. The staff is quite rude and to get the correct answer to a question you have to call at least three times to talk to three different people. They (staff) believe they are always right when 85% of the time they are wrong. They appear to allow certain groups og kids get away with everything. They do not uphold the uniform many girls and also young men look very inappropiate. Some staff members also look like they are going to the club and not going to teach or discipline. Just because it is a new school dosen't give them the excuse to be overall just a horrible school. Parent involvement is just about zero. I assume this is because they do not want too many parent's to know exactly how they opperate. They play their favorites reguardless of the situtation. Many staff and teachers appear to be undereducated and speak in slang. There is only a handful of GREAT teachers and or staff members.
—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.

373 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

373 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
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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.

413 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
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2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

412 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

273 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

272 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

271 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
16%

2012

 
 
n/a
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

264 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
68%
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.

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n/a

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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

This school did not receive a grade in 2011-2012.

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.

22 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

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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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 50%
White 24%
Black 22%
Two or more races 2%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 7%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 86%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 71%66%61%
Master's degree 29%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

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  • Drama

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  • Nurse(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. ERIC MCFEE
Fax number
  • (239) 690-2028

Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
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1820 Unice Avenue North
Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
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