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Jose De Diego Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 638 students

 

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Posted June 23, 2014

I'm ecstatic about the changes at JDD! The newly appointed principal brings a positive and pleasant vibe within the building. She's been doing great things since she started in early February, I am ready for August to roll in. Dr. Williams is truly one of the best things that happened to JDD!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 12, 2014

This is a very decent school, the staff are extremely friendly to parents. The security here is awesome especially two of my favorites Ms.Loretta & another guy my daughter calls him Mr.T...
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

This school has the best security you want to see. My son attends this school for the first time and he said mom I if feel so safe there because anything happen the security is right there. And the teachers like they really care like a mother/father.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 20, 2013

My daughter attended the school for 6th grade, for the school year 2012-2013. The students were nice and accepting, the teacher's aimed to motivate. Overall I think the school is decent and average if not more so, when a child feels welcome they grow.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 18, 2012

The worst school lack of discipline My son just started this school and is the worst administration their is I mean I have gone to the school like three time to 4 time due to a accident with one of the kids I have spoken to mr coakely I promise to solve the problem was not done call the school board police and never did a report and now it happen again n which my sister had to call the officers again so hopefully this problem will be solve but the office staff and principle mr. Fernadez their are the rudes people I have ever seen what can I said is the county but I would do anything for my child's life if I need to contact the news I will but no discipline in this school at all can't wait until this school year finish male teachers play with the girls student like a very close family like I said i had also call the school left me on like for 15 to 30 min. How would they take this call if I would of call as a emergency that some thing had happen to my son
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2011

i need to know if Ms Suarez continues in Jose de diego middle school Fl. miami


Posted February 28, 2010

this school is not the best school and its not the worst students learn alot and are educated but the only problem is that it has to many fights my son attends this school and i think its a great school i really recommend it i went here when i was a child aswell
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2010

wonderful school but only problem is fights but the children still learn and get educated i went here when i was child and after that i went to a private school and never learned anything
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2009

My doughter attends this school and she loves it. But the lack of decipline and safety scares me.
—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.

181 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
12%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
18%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

184 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
37%
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.

209 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
15%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

207 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
18%
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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

177 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
24%

2011

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

188 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
20%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

195 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
73%
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.

167 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
94%

2010

 
 
89%
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 "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "F".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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.

42 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 54%
Hispanic 44%
White 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 20%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%58%61%
Master's degree 34%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 7%2%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 39%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MR. YASET FERNANDEZ
Fax number
  • (305) 573-6415

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Sports

Girls sports
  • Judo / Other Martial Arts
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Dance
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3100 Northwest 5th Avenue
Miami, FL 33127
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