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Maitland Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 917 students

 

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Posted April 22, 2014

I am a 7th grade student here at MMS and I have to say that i seriously love it here! They have amazing music program opportunities(chorus,band,orchestra,guitar) along with news crew, art, game design, computer apps, yearbook and more!!! The only way I think my school could improve is by having a better way of discipline. Other than that this is the best school EVER!!!!! Love it here!


Posted December 21, 2013

this is a great school, definitely an A. It has great music programs, and a great news crew program. I am a kid in 6th grade, and i go here and i highly recommend this school.


Posted October 27, 2013

What is everyones problem with this school. Gesh. This school used to be bad in like 2005 but it is definatly and A. Yes i am a REAL student of MMS. I have to say even though i just started my 8th grade year here, i absolutley love it here. Enough said.


Posted June 5, 2012

I have a few issus with the extracurricular opprotunities at this school. The only way students are choosen for any athletic teams is if their parents can afford to enroll them in private lessons before the start of the season. Students are not given a chance to learn the sport and enjoy begin apart of a team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2012

This is our first year at Maitland Middle, although our child is in 8th grade. We have been very pleased with this school. Coming from a private school, we didn't expect much, but have been quite suprised. The Music program is, in my opinion, the finest in the state. We came to the school primarily because of the chorus program and have been extremely pleased. The science program is also top notch. As with any school there are issues, but we have found the administration and staff very friendly and willing to work with us. We are sad our child only has one year at this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2010

This school has great teachers but I had few misunderstandings with Discipline Office which usually u except they know what they are doing but when you go talk to them they say "Oh .. I don't know! What Am I supposed to do?". As a parent I thought it was just me who had a problem with just giving refferals that don't make sense but I met two other parents who felt the same that their child was being treated unfairly and told me that the way they operate it is not professional at all. Especially when it comes to patience u except that the staff is trained to have patience with kids as other schools, but I was very dissappointed for a great school to hire unprofessional people. So if you can't take your kids to another school, make sure You are aware how ur child is being treated.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2009

I am a 6th grader at MMS! I love this school everyone is so nice. They also have the best music program in the state. I think maitland middle as a amazing school. I would defaintly put my child there. Its safe and a great place to learn but also have some fun and make friends for life! All in all maitland is a great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 2, 2009

i am in the 8th grade at MMS! i love maitland middle school it is amazing. there music program is the best in the state. if you are thinking about putting your child in MMS take it from a student i defenitly would
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2008

this school has gone so far downhill and I cannot wait for my child to get out of it. There are so many terrible teachers and one bad principal after another has driven it into the ground.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

this school is a very good school


Posted June 29, 2007

This school is only after the FCAT A classification and not properly teaching children. The teacher turnover last year was unacceptable and the communicatioon with parents concering the teacher turnover was also inexcusable.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 19, 2007

I used to go to this school, the teachers were great and I love this school, I learned a lot from this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 2, 2007

This is not an A school no matter what the state says. All Fcat All The Time, primary focus is on Fcats & on interracial acceptance instead of on education. Maitland deserves better. Our kids deserve better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2006

Maitland Middle just got a new principal. This should have the effect of improving the school as he exerts more leadership and communication with parents and teachers than the previous administrator. Maitland has excellent teachers, but has been in need of a more capable adminstrator to bring focus to the curriculur and restore some vigor with regard to interdisciplinary approach. In general the amount of homework is solid, the school is improving in math and reading....and has a very capable and experienced staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2006

Mediocre describes this school well. With all the difficulties regarding education in our state, this school finds the time and rescources to worry about too many bathroom breaks. They start the kids out in the 6th grade with hardly any challenges presented to them. When asked why, the response is, 'we want to give them time to acclimate to the middle school environment'. Of course the acclimation takes all year. My son made honor roll 4 out of four grading periods. In the seventh grade they slam them (change the rules). This school is busy playing the FCAT game like so many in our state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2005

I would want my child to go back to meadowbrook middle because that school is made for my child and I love that school so much because I went to that school and my oldest daugter went to that school since 6 to 8 .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 13, 2005

An excellent school. The do a great job of keeping the younger kids seperated from the older kids. Also they have smaller teams within grades so that kids get to feel like they are in a smaller school. I have had a wonderful experience with my son who is in 7th grade this year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

I have to agree with the review from March 2005. The office staff is very unfriendly and not welcoming. Some of the other staff in the school are not much better. Parents are not encouraged to be there; it's almost like we are a bother and they don't want us there. I think the 'A' money should go back into the school. Maybe not all of it, but more than the teachers are willing to give up. We get all this 'A' money, then the teachers ask parents for money b/c they say the school doesn't have any. That's a problem. It's almost like you are guilty until proven innocent. The school needs an overhaul! Physically and Administratively!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

This school has been at best mediocre. Our daughter is identified as gifted, and MMS aledges to have gifted courses. This year in her 7th grade 'gifted' geography class, she is doing a lot of coloring. The staff at MMS are very unfriendly and rude to kids and parents alike (at least they don't discriminate). At this A plus school, the teachers took their A plus money and voted to give themselves a bonus rather that putting the money back into the classrooms and cirriculum. The administration appears almost adversarial to parents and their concerns. We will say, however, the music department is excellent. The band teachers go up and beyond the call of duty for their kids. I sure wish the other faculty would take their lead.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2004

I have to say as a parent of a ESE student that this school is great in meeting his physical,psychological,and scholastic needs! He is happy with his environment and teachers. I am impressed with the extra cirricular activities and parent involvement in the school!! Keep up the good work!!
—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.

288 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

290 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%
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.

284 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

282 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%
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.

335 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

337 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

335 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

335 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
83%
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.

317 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
95%

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 "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.

194 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
97%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
98%
Biology I

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

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n/a

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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.

2014

 
 
n/a
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 58%
Black 23%
Hispanic 12%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 132%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 22%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 71%66%61%
Master's degree 26%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. STEFANIE SHAMES
Fax number
  • (407) 623-1474

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Library
  • Music room
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Soccer
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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1901 Choctaw Trail
Maitland, FL 32751
Phone: (407) 623-1462

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