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Somerset Academy Charter Middle School

Charter | 6-8 | 226 students

 
 

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4 stars


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Posted December 20, 2008

Excellent school...all fourof my kids go there...couldnt be happier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2008

i think this school has a excellant teachers that care alot about there students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 25, 2007

Somerset Academy is an excellent school. I am more than happy with the academic level of the school, extra curricular activities, and the way the school tries to involve the students to participate in community events or other activities. The principals are always available to any concerns that students or parents might have. I highly recommend this school to anyone who wants their child to have an excellent education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2007

I love Somerset! My child attends this school and I am very happy. The teachers are caring, dedicated, and concerned about every child's education. The administration is very cooperative and listens to the parents. I feel very comfortable leaving my child at school, because I know they will be safe and in a loving and enriching environment. Most of all my child is happy and loves coming to school, which is important in the middle school years!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2007

I have bin in this school for just about 3 years now. To any parents thinking about enrolling their children, please consider another school. This teachers are unexperienced. This school really only focused on punishment rather than academics.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 23, 2007

I am very happy with both my kids teachers. They are very good about getting parents informed of their child's progress. The principal & Assistant principal are fantastic about taking care of issues right away! I recommend this school to many friends!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2007

i love this school! the teachers and staff are wonderful. the principal is always outside and in the halls making sure things go smoothly, my son will be there for as log as the school goes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2006

I am very happy that both my daughters attend this school. Somerset is very family oriented and teachers keep me well informed of all academic programs and activities. My girls love their teachers and hate missing school. In addition, I am also very pleased with the extracurricular activities offered after school such as cheerleading, dance, soccer, etc. I pray Somerset Academy will continue on to 8th grade next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2006

I think that the school itself is a good school. The teachers seem great. However, God Forbid your child have an emergency, there is no way help will ever make it throught the traffic disaster that is in front of this school at drop off and pickup times. You can easily sit in your car for half an hour or more. There is no room for an emergency vehicle to pass. Many parents park on Eureka and brave the traffic to walk their children into school. They are taking their lives in their hands to walk in. Beware!
—Submitted by a parent


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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 52% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
73%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
76%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

88 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
74%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 51% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
60%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

49 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
92%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

74 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 "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 64% in 2013.

75 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
70%
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 State average
Hispanic 84% 29%
White 8% 42%
Black 4% 23%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races N/A 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 40%58%61%
Master's degree 60%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 22%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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