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Nautilus Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1026 students

 

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2011:
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Posted August 7, 2014

We had our daughter attend this school for nearly 3 years. The bullying and the harassment got so bad that we withdrew her. Kids are constantly cutting class and there seems to be a lack of control in the hallways. The story seems to be the same with a lot of ex-students, too much trouble at nautilus. A 6/10 seems to still be too high on the charts and would expect it to drop even more if things continue the way they are. It is not uncommon to see the kids gather around and fight while others record with their cell phones to post online. In the 2013-14 school year it happened at least 5 times that me as a parent was aware of. Be careful with racism from the kids as a lot of the kids are intolerant of foreign races. Let this review serve as a cautionary tale, Even more so if you have a daughter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2014

My daughter is in the Junior Scholars Program at Nautilus and is doing really well. The school is located in a great neighborhood so I feel comfortable letting her walk to school alone. There are a lot of fantastic kids and very engaging teachers at Nautilus and after our initial concerns about the size of the school we are very happy with her progress.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2013

I really like this school! The school food isnt as bad as I thought it would be and some things i love.; Especially the fact that you can get free lunch and breakfast!! The only thing that I dont really enjoy is that we only have three classes a day and theyre really long. I wish there would be more classes during the day.


Posted September 10, 2013

Nautilus is a great school and I love it. My son is happy and is getting great grades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2013

This was my middle school from 1992-1993. Awesome school. Some of the teachers are still there and going strong. My son attends the school now and loves it. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK NAUTILUS. TEACH OUR CHILDREN.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2013

The school is okay it has its flaws because lots of students in that school smoke alot and the security are the worst they are rude and mean and friends with the bad kids and they make fun of other students and mr smith he's a big problem too but the teachers and the educational programs of this school are great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2012

I love nautilus! It is my second home! The programs are kind of hard and lots of homework but I liked it!!


Posted February 27, 2012

Beware of Mr. Smith (administrator) thinks that bullies don't bully unless they have a reason. WOW! My son got bullied and Mr. Smith said "what did your son do to provoke the bully?" WOW! On another incident Mr. Smith was told by name that my son was involved in a fight where 3 kids hit him I still haven't received a call from him that my son was attacked. I showed up in school to see him and he responded " I did not need to call you!" WOW! Please Parents if you have had similar issues please take your time to write on this. Please, I feel like i'm the only mother going through this and I know that is not the case. I will guide you if you need support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2012

My daughter and I like Nautilus. She's in the Junior Scholars program which is pretty much what we thought it would be: rigorous. The teachers are great! So far as the kids and any bullying, my daughter has made many new friends and still has many from her old school: South Pointe Elementary. We keep in touch with many of her former clasmates and none have reported any problems that I'm aware of, though I'm sure there are with a school this size. One surprise are the opportunities for music, theater and sports that offer lots of options. And the school is in one of the nicest neighborhoods in the country so I never worry about her walking home, taking the bus, whatever. In short, we are very pleased and comfortable with the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 14, 2012

Im recently in NMS, im in 8th grade. I've been in this school since 7th and it is a great school to me but the problem is some teachers can be really rude... the secuirty, there not bad buttt they are friends with the bad kids soo... Students can be mean to but theres always mean people in schools so thats not a problem, but there are also ALOT of nice, friendly students. Other than that its actually a pretty nice school.


Posted August 26, 2011

Why everyone hate the school.I like it! Especially art and p.e.! I LOVE THIS SCHOOL I havent seen any drugss


Posted August 22, 2011

I go to school at nms it has good teachers and good staff but One thing I don't like is the security and most students The reason I don't like the security is because they Are all friends with all the misbehaved kids and most of The kids are bullies one time in nms a kid brought Jet fuel to burn down the school and all they did was Send him to juvy for ten days and he came back to the school a week Later also there is alot of drug using in the school


Posted July 28, 2011

La experiencia de mi hijo ha sido muy buena. Excelentes profesores. Yo podria sugerir que hubiese mas opciones de actividades extra catedra.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 26, 2011

You cant have the school without the students. The school is a grade A. The teachers did not take the FCAT. Last time I checked the students were the ones tested. That must say something- Kids at the school can't be all that bad!!!.. It takes two to tango. Skiping? Most definitely a big problem- where is security? Where are campus monitors? What is Administration up to?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2011

It's okay ....i guess , I really am not enjoying my time here in this school. Mostly because of the students , there bullies everywhere and people are always skipping. There some good teachers but only a handful of them and right now we are dropping in FCAT levels because none of the students care. Whats worse is that the most badest students are friends with the security. Honestly this school would great place to attend if it weren't for the students


Posted January 12, 2011

This school is okay i had fun but there is lots of drugs and fights. Some teachers arenice though


Posted September 29, 2010

I am student at NMS . While i have attended this school i have notice terrible cases with the students and teachers. The students are always getting in trouble and really dont care about the consequences because they do it over and over again. Kids are always late to class, skip class and dont care. Im one of the students that have gotten hurt by some of the kids. There are a lot of BULLIES!! There are at least one fight a day, and kids are entertain by that and the securities dont care either about stopping it. Most teachers dont teach at all. I had to attend a tutor place for help for the Fcat ! I wouldnt suggest any kid to come here theres drugs, classroom overcrouding there are like 40 kids in a class, pushing in the halls and pushing on the stairs, i didnt love going here.


Posted October 5, 2009

As a parent I can say my son is very happy . After we moved from Doral Middle school area I found Nautilus a very good option for my 13 years son, great staff, good security employees, teachers very accesible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 10, 2009

Honestly, the enviornment in this school is okay. The bathrooms are usually dirty, the halls are over-crowded, the security treats us like dirt, and there aren't many good influences. it's an okay school, but there are only a select few teachers that i would recommend. some have been there so long they act like they own the kids, and some have been there for so little they let the kids do whatever they want. this school did not prepare me for high school at all except for the few teachers who actually somewhat cared about us and our grades. Mr. Everett Evansky, Mr. William Lollis. Great teachers who showed me what high school was about to be like.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 12, 2009

This is one of my favorite schools that I have ever volunteered at. I am gald to have my kid enrolled in this school.
—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.

335 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

336 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

341 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
58%

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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

337 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

282 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
40%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

339 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
75%
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.

403 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
96%

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

183 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
71%
Biology I

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

54 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
96%
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
Hispanic 66%
White 23%
Black 9%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 73%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 41%58%61%
Master's degree 45%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 8%2%1%
Other degree 6%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 14%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Health & athletics

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DR. ALLYN BERNSTEIN-SACHTLE
Fax number
  • (305) 532-8906

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Wrestling
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball

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