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Randall Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1338 students

 

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Posted June 6, 2013

My daughter has attended Randall for 6th and 7th grade. Overall, we have been very happy with this school both academically and from a parent/teacher communication standpoint. This school offers advanced classes and participates in the Duke TIP program. They have a lot of electives to choose from. Edline is used so that the students and parents can keep track of assignments and grades. I will say though that I had to stop looking at Edline because it made my blood pressure go up whenever I saw a missing assignment or a poor grade. Teachers are very prompt at responding to e-mails or other communications. Safety is important at Randall. During school hours the gates are kept locked and the only way to enter the school is through the office. The bus was fine and we never had any issues with problems on the bus. There is also a lot of parent involvement at this school. We are sorry to be leaving this school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2012

This school is pathetic. Not a very single-parent friendly place. Most of the staff is extremely lazy & inattentive. No one there takes ownership for any responsibilities. The so-called athletics department is the worst. The coaches are disorganized and believe in the criticism approach rather than the compliment for trying approach. The PE coaches do not preplan for after school activities and do not communicate to parents or the students. Their website still has information from last year. The 6 graders are treated like dirt as if they're an inconvenience to the school for being there. The 6 graders are discriminated and bullied by the staff and faculty members. The cafeteria staff members are rude and actually harass students. The school is run like a business. If it means money they ll send fliers and emails and voicemails but otherwise the parents and students are left in the dark. The school does not provide any safety for the students involved in any after school activities. The teachers complain all the time about how many students they have and that the subject they are teaching is not their primary subject. Stay away. Stay away. Stay Away if you can.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2012

Randall is a great school! My son is in advanced classes, and the teachers really push the kids academically. They do not coddle the kids but make them responsible for themselves. We did have an issue with bullying last year, but the administrators took care of it swiftly and fairly. I couldn't be happier with this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2012

I have 2 children at Randall and I could not be happier with the education that they are recieving there. I feel that they do a great job of preparing the students for success in high school, in fact my 8th grader is taking 3 core classes for high school credit. They offer many electives and the music program is wonderful, with many students being selected to all county and all state for band, orchestra and chorus. I also appreciate that they recognize the students for their academic achievements. I agree that the school is too big with over 500 students per class year and that they are very focused on FCAT scores but that is all Florida schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2011

This school is absolutely marvelous!! The staff is extraordinary and the students really excel. The staff manages to keep the students in line without being controlling or even cantankerous. I also feel that this school offers useful electives the portend a bright future!!


Posted August 18, 2011

This school is amazing and it all starts at the top. The principal Fredda Johnson sets the standard for the whole teaching staff. Randall is a great mix of academics and proper discipline. The students are really kept in line. This school is full of teachers who care and are willing to go the extra mile to see students excel. Students are prepared for high school by the time they exit Randall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 19, 2010

Love it !!! I went here for 6 and 7th grade and it was awesome good teachers, good classmates. Now I'm forced to go to Brandon Academy for 8th grade and Randall is better in every possible way. I miss it so much i would kill to go back to Randall.


Posted January 16, 2010

Im a student at randall and i love this school better than any middle school. My favorite teacher is mr. Joiner he is the best. Go randall hawks!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 30, 2009

I think this school is amazing! it is very rare to find a school in Tampa and/or in Hillsborough county that is a good school. this school has teachers that really do care about the students, children who are not into drugs or abuse, and very good security which is a big thing that is very important. i reccomend this school to any parents that really care about their children!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2009

This school ids great academically but there aren't enough fun activities for the kids to take part in. Its more of an all work no play kind of school. And some of the school rules are a little unnecessary.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 16, 2009

This school is not as good as i would expect a school to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 31, 2009

I am a military wife and we travel all over. I have never seen a school with such great teachers. They care and want my child to well. Maybe more than I do. This school is fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 20, 2008

I Love Randall It Is Awesome! Its so much fun that i dont even like breaks or extended weekends cause i just miss all my friends and teachers. The teachers teach us the mistakes we might make cause they know what we do cause they've been there before and the P.E. Classes are great because even if you have a different coach, they join classes so you can be with friends that have other coaches.Go Randall Hawks!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2008

i went to this school for 2 years. and left. i had the worst first 2 years their. the teachers dont help like they should and they talk to you with no respect.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2008

This is your first year for middle school and I have to say that my son's teacher have been conscientious and diligent. I am very impressed not only by the teachers but by the whole support staff's great attitude.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 11, 2008

The Technology and caring nature of all the teachers is astouding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2008

this is an amazing A school! it is the best in hillsborogh county! as a student, randall has some of the best teachers, music programs,and eletive+p.e. courses!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 23, 2008

Im a current 7th grade sudent at Randall Middle School...i have great teachers and the best freinds...one of the best math teachers is Mrs. Martinez!! Although the school might be a little over packed...everything is great there...but the principal is very strict... ssometimes sometimes
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 17, 2008

I am a student at Randall middle school and i love this school very much so i think it deserves 5 stars!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2008

great school i have lots of friends they are so nice there and the teachers really care!
—Submitted by a student


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.

420 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

418 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
87%
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.

454 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
87%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

453 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
80%

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 47% in 2014.

469 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

469 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
79%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

470 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

465 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
97%
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.

428 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

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 66% in 2014.

380 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
95%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
93%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

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Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, 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 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 75%
Hispanic 14%
Asian 4%
Two or more races 4%
Black 3%
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 12%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 71%67%61%
Master's degree 28%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%0%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. FREDDA JOHNSON
Fax number
  • (813) 740-3910

Resources

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  • Assistant principal(s)
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School facilities
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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16510 Fishhawk Boulevard
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