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International Studies Charter Middle School

Charter | 6-8 | 294 students

 

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Posted August 16, 2013

ISCH is a wonderful school. It has a Middle school as well as the High school with a total student body of less than 700 students. Since the school is small, everyone tends to know each other. The teachers are great! With languages such as French, Italian and Spanish, the students WILL learn a second language for FREE. Top school in the nation as well as in the state of Florida, I can only commend the Principal and staff for having a hands on approach to this wonderful school. Security is great and no wonder this school is an A+. The students that graduate from here will most likely ( over 90%) will continue to the university. Thank you for challenging my child and being a top school! The only thing the school could improve is in a bigger building but otherwise it is cozy and easy to find classrooms.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

I couldn't ask for a better school. The teachers really care about the students. They are all involved in the activities after and ouside of school (like clubs and frield trips). I feel like my son is encouraged to perform at his best and is given the resources that he needs to do so.
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Posted May 22, 2012

Great School High School. The middle school still needs work. There is a lot of emphasize is put on high school and very little on the middle school which is sad because those are the kid that will continue to their high school. There is very little extracurricular (art, music) offered at the middle school level. They either need a new PE/Sport Director or someone who can teach him how to teach other things beside volleyball and soccer. The PE/Sport Director is arrogant and lacks people skills.
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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.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

104 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
61%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

91 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
63%
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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

103 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
85%
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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
93%
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".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
93%
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 69%
White 27%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 56%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/AN/A
Female 44%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 100%58%61%
Master's degree 0%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%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 30%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MR. VICTORIANO RODRIGUEZ
Fax number
  • (305) 643-2956

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2480 Southwest 8th Street
Miami, FL 33135
Phone: (305) 643-2955

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