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Miami Springs Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1468 students

 

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Posted July 21, 2014

Miami Springs Middle School is the worst school you can possibly place your child in. The school has gone completely down hill in the past three years. Not only is Miami Springs Middle a D school at the moment, but it is also full of careless teachers. Not to mention the school is extremely filthy, especially the bathrooms. MSMS has also eliminated many of the electives they had before. Kids are now forced to choose from electives they don't want. I believe the least they can do is give students a class they enjoy after a long day. The staff is rude and careless, not to mention they are disrespectful. Students are constantly getting into fights and the administration does nothing to effectively stop it. There is also a lot of drugs and inappropriate PDA between students. Do yourself and your child a huge favor and stay as far away from this school as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2014

This school has the best teachers and discipline because theres no problem there i recommend this school to everyone .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 27, 2013

This school is full of immature kids. These kids don't mind their business. They have a new rumor everyday. Some teachers are good at their work but some don't even teach at all. This school is full of people who do drugs, sex, or just run their mouth all day about someone else. I don't think your child will find real friends here because everyone seems to turn their back on each other in this school. Some teachers are truly amazing , they'll treat your child like their own.


Posted February 11, 2013

Miami Springs Middle School has come a very long way. We are lucky in Miami Springs to have such a wonderful school, great teachers, amazing staff and administrators. From the cafeteria staff, security guards all the way up to the Principal, are professional and very nice. Years ago this school had problems, however now it has grow in everyway. The number of electives, sports and clubs out does any school in Miami Dade County. The PTSA has been an amazing part of the school, in providing assistance and a friendly face to help with the transition from elementary. Great job by the administration and staff for making this one of the best schools around.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2012

Miami springs middle is a really great school to attend. Even though in the past it had bad discipline and bad administration it's gotten way better. They have been more stricter about everything . The kid are mature and the teachers work hard for the students to get good grades. They teach very good and help the kids. The security is also good around the school. They clubs are great for the kids . I highly recommend this school it's very good


Posted June 17, 2011

Miami Springs Middle School is a gem in the community. The school offers many advanced and honors placement programs for students of all intellectual ranges. The Science, Engineering & Technology Magnet provides hands-on opportunities to integrate students' love of science into many subject areas. The incredible variety of elective choices is one that few middle schools offer. In fact, it is the only middle school in Miami-Dade County that offers all middle school sports throughout the school year. A large number of staff and teachers reside in the community and their own children attend the school. That alone is a testament to the high educational standards provided at Miami Springs Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2011

This is a terrible school. Its too overcrowded. Teachers dont care about the students. They dont take bullying seriously. My daughter was bullied there to the point were she got mentally ill, and the worst part is that they baker acted her, which was easier for them to that than to find the bully and put an end to it. Staff at the administrative office washed their hands and didnt admit they handled the case wrongly. Worst school in Dade County
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2010

I for one think the school is pretty good.But it lacks extracurricular.I also believe we could do with such expensive uniforms.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 5, 2009

It's 'Awesome'! Kids are great!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2009

I love this school very much. I will be a 7th grade student. Can't wait until the 1st day of school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2008

I totally agree, the new principal Dr. Mason is really doing a great job with Miami Springs Middle School. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experties to the table, because of this both students and staff are receiving 'A-1' service. She is informative, fair, understanding and truly care for her students. We are blessed to have her on our team.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2008

This is a great school in the making. The new principal together with the overall excellent and caring teachers will soon push it to the top both academically and socially. Both my children attend and they are doing very well. My bit of advice to other parents...make sure your child(ren) does not roam the halls on their off-times (before or after school) as this is where trouble lurks! But most of all, be involved both in school and out!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2008

Finally this school has a Principal that is cleaning it up. Dr. Quigley ignored the problems for years. Unfortunately she left such a mess it will take a while to get the school in shape again. The new Principal is enforcing dicipline which has not been done in years. Finally a change for the better in Miami Springs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2008

i go to this school is the best i love it -Raquel Garcia
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 10, 2008

This school is not the best nor the worst. I've had my moments in this school. As disipline goes, no, not good. If you are looking for your child to become a respectful individual and become intellegent I ask you see other schools. This school has always ignored every complaint a student, teacher, or parent has filed. When I went there I was harshed, hurt, ridiculed and robbed in this school by fellow students AND teachers infront of officals and most of them turned their heads to avoid paper work. But this school does have some of the best teachers I have ever had. As for security..... they do not secure the safety of the students, the befriend the students. Your child does not need that. If you allow your child to go there be adviced what could happen and prey they get teachers that will help devolpe their mind.


Posted November 28, 2007

Very bad school. My son just started this year and the discipline in this school is horrible. Next year i'm going to change him to another school. A lot of bad influences. Not good security, too many kids in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2007

Unfortunately this year in particular administration is more interested in keeping suspension rates down so they look good on the schools report card to the superintendent. The students who are doing the right thing are being penalized for those who are not. There is a total denial that there is any problems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2007

This school is a great school.The princpal spends the money wisely she make sure the school have alot of hall moniters,some days you will she her out in the halls with her tennis shoes and jeans on to make sure the kids are safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2007

Miami Springs Middle School is a great school.I just graduated this year from 8th grade so I'm moving on to High School.The teachers are great, but the students take too much advantage of them and then they become stressed.But if you just do it once or twice they won't mind.They really appreciatte good students and recognize them byt giving them awards also they encourage the alright students to keep trying and to never give up and they also recognize them.I spent the best years of my life at MSMS, and I will miss it a lot. P.S:They have a lot of sports to get involved into.And we also have clubs.We're the 2006/2007 Miami-Dade Geography Bee winners and we got 2nd place on the Miami-Dade History Bee.I can only say good things about MSMS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 17, 2006

Not good. A few good teachers, but many bad and ineffective teachers. Discipline is a problem. Administration does not want to hear your complaint.
—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.

446 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

449 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
48%
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.

442 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

474 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
48%
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.

364 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

515 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

490 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

512 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
65%
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.

566 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
94%

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 "C".
  • 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 "B".

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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
94%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
96%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 81%
Black 15%
White 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 24%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 89%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 57%58%61%
Master's degree 38%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%2%1%
Other degree 4%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 13%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
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Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. JAVIER PEREZ
Fax number
  • (305) 887-5281

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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150 South Royal Poinciana Boulevard
Miami Springs, FL 33166
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