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Margate Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1363 students

 

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Posted June 26, 2014

I've gone to this school since 6th grade and I didn't want to go because the rumors but I've found out I liked it a lot, the security is really strict which good, cracking down always on dress code violations and also fights (which never seemed to happen) but also note I've been in the select plus program which are all advance classes but still my friends that are in regular classes seemed to do really good and the classes offered really helped me like Spanish 1 & 2,algebra 1, geometry, speech(public speaking), and also debate all which are high school classes which helped me get credits before I was even close to high school. Over all it's a really good school and safe.


Posted October 16, 2012

I have heard different views about this school and the students and staff. My son is a seventh grader and we are considering this school which is close to our residence. I am a very active parent and want to have my son educated in a safe, open minded and structually academically disciplined environment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2011

Worst school ever. The teachers could not care less for there students. I hate the fact that I have to send my son there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2011

My son loves this school but his grades are poor. I have trouble getting good interaction with teachers and know his friends are all doing poorly in classes. The teachers are nice, but I feel this school lacks study skills and followup with parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 7, 2009

I have a seventh grader at Margate, are the teachers are great, they keep me updated on my son's progress. They are very concerned about their students and try to make their classes engaging. My son loves Margate, he participates in many of the activities they have
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2009

my daughter is doing good at school, I know all her teachers and some of them are very responsible. I liked the security that they have at pick up time and I appreciate the interest that some teachers has, just like Mrs.Antz; math teacher of 7 grade
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 26, 2009

No one should put this school down.I am a 7th grader here and Margate Middle School is the best and funnest school I've ever been to.The teachers are fun and caring and administrators knows when to put their foot down,and some of the students are really fun to hang out with.Right now we're an A and we're keeping it that way.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 24, 2008

this school is a very great school, is has been inproving every year


Posted May 3, 2007

I have 2 children at Margate Middle. My oldest is in 8th grade and my youngest is in 6th. I heard all the stories in community about how bad Margate Middle is. Well I am here to say the stories need to stop. Margate Middle is a very good school and is improving all the time. We are an A school and we have the Teachers and Students to Thank you. So Thank you Margate Middle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2006

I believe in margate middle school, comming from an b school and moving to an a now is great they do care and my daughter alyssa was a sixth grader lastyear so im sure they worked it out. i am happy over all. i admit i was scared at first my baby going to sixth grade, but mrs pasley, and mrs odem, rosenfield and the rest of the dolphins team made it a great transition. thank you from my heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 5, 2006

Most of the teachers make an effort to keep all the students interested in their subjects, however, more homework would be beneficial.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2005

I'm a new parent; my son just started 6th grade at Margate Middle. I find the principal and teachers very responsive to parents, and focused on increasing academics. It is a little disappointing that there are not more art, music, field trip opportunities, as kids at this age level respond so well to these. Parents are welcome to get involved as volunteers and in PTA, not enough do, but those of us who want to are welcomed with open arts. There is hope for this school, which has a B rating.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2005

This school has made excellent strides. This school is a 'B' school and the teachers, administrators and principal work extremely hard to achieve academic success and student safety. Whenever I visit the school, there is an open door policy and they respond to my child's needs. It is obvious that some of these reviews are from parents who may have an agenda or who have not visited or know this school at all. I agree that there needs to be more parental involvement. It is not the school's fault that parents are not involved. The school has always asked for parental involvement. Are some of these parents reading the monthly newsletters or attended PTA meetings. I think if they did, they would have a whole new outlook about this school. They are moving towards academic excellence and they need our support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2005

Margate middle is a middle grade school and should have a better program for students who are to be in advance classes. My child has adhd and are in advance classes. She attended this school in the 04-05 school yr. and was board with part of the currilucum. If she is not chenllenged she has a very hard time pay attention. This school also needs to have a better discipline method. Over all I am please that my daughter is not attending this school yr. Some of her seventh grade teachers were great and some didn't really show an interest. But I'm sure that all the teachers at margate middle school were always try to put the students first. However some may just be over stressed and are in need of a different type of school. This school is in need of a slight makeover.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2005

My two boys have now left Margate Middle School and moved on to high school and my daughter is an incoming 6th grader. When my oldest started 6th grade, this school was a 'D' and now in 2005 it is a 'B'. They make great strides for academic excellence. Each administrator knows each of their students by name and many of our outgoing 8th graders this year have won many academic and community awards. They have a great range of music and arts programs. Extracarricular activities are also important for the social growth of the children. I work a lot so I am not able to be as involved as I would like but the parents are very involved in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2004

I, as a parent think that this school is doing poor in academic progress. Ever since I enrolled my child here, this school seems to do worse by the week. But, even though this school is doing horrible, the teachers here have helped my child a great deal. My overall review of this school would be bad, but I would give the teachers a break .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2004

I think this school is horrible it has poor ratings and they have poor management. The kids think they run the school and I wouldn't send my kid no matter what.
—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.

455 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

457 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%
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.

417 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

460 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
47%
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.

275 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

443 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

441 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

441 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
77%
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.

360 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
98%
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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

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n/a
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
Black 51%
Hispanic 25%
White 16%
Asian 4%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 188%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 27%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 47%53%61%
Master's degree 49%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%2%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. ERNEST TOLIVER
Fax number
  • (754) 322-3885

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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500 Northwest 65th Avenue
Margate, FL 33063
Phone: (754) 322-3800

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