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Baker County Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1143 students

 
 

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Posted March 5, 2010

Mrs.Long and the 8th grade Blu Team are the Absolute Best! Along with Ms.Schneider and Mr.McClendon!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 21, 2010

Great school and staff!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 19, 2009

This school's administrative is very poor. They need to take classes on how to coordinate with other staff so that everyone knows what is going on. The student services is the worst I have ever come across & you would think they didn't even have a principal with the lack of leadership he possesses. If they would take the time to actually discipline the students that need discipline & quit wasting time with foolish petty things that shouldn't even be addressed then they may accomplish something.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2009

personally.i love this school with all my heart. I live in Baker county and attend this school.I am in the 7th grade will be entering the 8th grade for 2009-2010. every teacher cares and wishes to teach every student. Every student cares to learn to. When this school has a problem between two kids about fighting or any other drama mrs.cassidy is always there to help,and we all respect that. My fcat score has came up from when i was in keller Intermediant to Middle school.In keller my math fcat score was a low 2 since i attented middle school it has came up all the way to a high 4..that shows how much middle school helps.thanx so much:)
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2009

This school is filled with great sports and all kinds of clubs ad ag science teacher Mrs. Schnieder
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 19, 2008

I love BCMS! It is way better than my old school, here they actually make school fun! I also am making big improvements here. This school will rock your socks
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 10, 2008

I consider baker county middle school one of the top schools in the area. They take the time with the kids to maximize their potential and our kids are among the highest scores in the state because of their time and efforts to spent on learning
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2008

Baker County Middle is an awsome school!!!! We have plenty of activities that we can partake in!!!! The teachers at the middle school prepare us well!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 12, 2006

I have a student that has attended Baker County Middle School. Their FCAT scores have steadily improved yearly & was only 15 points from acheiving an A grade last year (2005). This is a school that focuses on making learning fun in a safe environment. There is a wide variety in activities including: Football, Basketball, bowling, dance, majorettes, cheerleading, volleyball, band, chorus, FCA, Future Educators of America, Peer Mediators, FHA, History CLub, Science Club, Youth Power, and more! Not to mention that their Cheerleaders are ranked #1 in the nation! There is a wide variety of vocational classes also offered at the middle school level. I was very pleased with my childs' educational experience with this school, and would recommend this to any interested in transferring to a new district. Parent involvement is extremely high, considering this is at the middle school level.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2006

Our school is awful. The bathrooms are always filthy, and if you come to a teacher with a problem they take one students side and then the conflict gets even worse.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 26, 2006

My son has now attended Baker County Middle School for 3 years. The6th grade center that is apart of the middle school is great. The kids are separated from the other 7th and 8th graders, but still apart of the school,. We have been very pleased with the school, with the exception of FCAT. It seems that the only thing the school is teaching is the FCAT test. The school offers band and sports and a few other clubs. Overall I think the school is too large for just 3 grades (6,7,8) and the classes are too large for just one teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2006

I like the way they have the 6th graders separated from the older kids. The school itself is okay and seems safe for the children. They offer football and basketball for the sports and cheerleading, band and majorettes. Ther are really not a lot of activities available. One thing that concerned me is the fact that the only thing they studied was preparing for the FCAT until it was over and then they went on to other things. The school was just really mediocre.
—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.

363 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

366 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
62%
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.

383 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

379 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
59%
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.

372 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

372 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
56%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

371 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

369 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

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.

348 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
94%
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.

72 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
98%
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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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 85%
Black 11%
Two or more races 2%
Hispanic 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 76%72%61%
Master's degree 24%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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Macclenny, FL 32063
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