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Marianna Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 654 students

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Posted December 10, 2009

I am a student at MMS and it is a great school rather than the Principal. Dr.Westbrook... I am in the 6th grade and love this school. Recently over the summer the redid the whole entire gym and it is a Very safe school. it has extra-cirricular activities. It is an 'A' school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 2, 2009

Having been intensely involved with MMS for a number of years, I can attest to its excellence in every area. Dedicated, knowledgeable teachers provide quality instructional experiences to a diverse population. This school has achieved 'A' status each year for the past 9 years. Students are taught to be courteous, self-disciplined, and are encouraged to participate in a wide range of activities. The major concerns pertinent to the school are old/lacking facilities.


Posted June 24, 2009

i think this school is a five star school because of its great teachers and the great learnin abilities and the amazing extra curricular activities!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2009

Communication is poor from administration to the point of no response at all. The teachers often request training and eduational materials to further the students educational needs and the district office rejects. Most likey this is the most unsafe school in the county with a lot of divided buidings and hallways that are left unsupervised during transition and unstructured periods.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2007

Overall I think it's a great place for my kids to go. However, there are a few problems that I have with it. As a parent, I feel that there needs to be more parent-teacher interaction. I also feel that there should be more extracurricular activities available. Other than that, I love this school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 14, 2006

This school is a trashy school. Teachers do not take pride in their work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2006

Good School. Christian values with most teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 23, 2006

This school is an 'A' rated school. Most of the teachers are very good, with only a few I would consider inadequate. There is a strong emphasis on training for FCAT testing. There are limited opportunites for extracurricular activities and enrichment. This school is in a small town that is very inbred and cliquish. Many of the teachers are homebred. When it comes time for selections to be made for activities considered to be competitive, choices are often made based on friendships and rumor rather than actual merits of the child. This is a real limitation of this school, because of the limited number of opportunities for extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2003

my children love this school ! Everyday my son comes home and tells me how great his day was!


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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.

189 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

189 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

233 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

232 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%

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 47% in 2014.

228 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

229 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

225 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
62%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

229 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
81%
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.

192 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
96%
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 "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 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 54%
Black 38%
Two or more races 5%
Hispanic 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 76%70%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 9%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Security personnel
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
School leaders can update this information here.

School basics

School start time
  • 8:00 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
School Leader's name
  • MR. EDDIE ELLIS
Gender
  • Coed
Fax number
  • (850) 482-9795

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

Don't understand these terms?
  • Core knowledge
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

Don't understand these terms?
  • None
Foreign languages taught
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
School leaders can update this information here.

Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Softball
  • Track

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • None
Media arts
  • None
School leaders can update this information here.

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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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4144 South Street
Marianna, FL 32448
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Phone: (850) 482-9609

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