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Frank Crawford Martin K-8 Center

Public | PK-8 | 1139 students

 
 

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4 stars

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2013:
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2011:
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Posted May 27, 2014

My child came from a private school to FCM middle. This was the best move I made. As an educator myself, one tends to look at other teachers, especially your child's teachers. Its been two years and I am especially pleased with student learning and outcomes. My child is well adjusted and very happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2014

This school is very over-rated, especially the middle school. The majority of the teachers complain about their pay and the amount of work they have to do. Many of them are very lazy and leave most of the learning up to the students. My child has been at this school from 1st grade and still can not understand any Spanish. If you can get your child into Herbert Ammons, this is by far an all around superior school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 4, 2014

This school is horrible. All the teachers where never nice to anyone and never taught anything! I would not recommend this school for anyone. I now have gone to the school "W.R Thomas Middle School" and it is so much better.


Posted January 7, 2014

Frank.c.Martin is the worst school on earth it does not provide the necessary materials for learning. Also the school does not care for the children. The teachers are rude and disrespectful to the parents and children. One time the principal did not give reading materials for the third grade classes and had to use unreadable photo copies of books when there were more than enough books. So a parent had to bring in textbooks for the students to read. And the reason that is important is because third grade is fcat year and needs to have smart students. I was a student from first to fifth grade and hated it that is why I went to Herbert.A.Ammons middle school which is ten times better than Frank.C.Martin. So if you have a child or is a child that wants a good school for middle school go to Herbert.A.Ammons middle school and for elementary school go to Jack.D.Gordon elementary school. Jack.D.Gordon was the school that provided textbooks to the third graders. Frank.C.Martin is like a prison it has no good activities or good teachers. That's why you should go to jack Gordon and ammons middle school. Thank you and pick the right school.


Posted February 19, 2013

This school is a wonderful place for kids to fell the love of a great education and to not only set goals but achieve them also.So thanks Frank C. martin for leading me to a bright future.


Posted December 18, 2012

The school is in a great community. I am very pleased witht this school. The staff and teachers work as a team to make it a good environment for our kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2012

This school is terrible. I've been a student here since 2nd grade and now Im moving on to 6th, and personally, these have been the worst four years of my life, There is a major bullying problem going on in this school and the teachers do nothing about it. The principal of this school does not care for the children more than she cares for the awards. I have not enjoyed my time here at FCM. If you want to go to a good school, this is NOT the school you're looking for. It's an absolute joke. But there are two teachers that have kind hearts and caring, positive attitudes towards all their students and their names are Dr. Santerre and Mrs. Davis. They are wonderful teachers who make it a goal to build a strong and meaningful relationship with their students and the parents.


Posted June 3, 2012

I was a student at Frank C Martin for 5 years and left to go to middle school. I am currently at my 8th grade year at Herbert A Ammons middle school. I personally felt that the IB program at FCM was a joke and it didn't prepare me for the IB at Ammons. I have heard from my friends that everyone recieves thier IB certificate even if they did nothing to earn it. Also there were minimal activities and extra curricual clubs and activity. I understand that it focuses mainly on academics but at Ammons we focus on academics and fun activites. I am grateful that I left FCM to go to a better school that offers so much more!


Posted February 10, 2012

I am a grandparent of a student. Two years ago I wanted to get permission from the principal to become the volunteer coordinator for the "Coke Rewards" , "Labels for Education and "Box Tops for Education programs. These programs provide recreational and school supplies, to name a few, in exchange for bottle caps and labels from their products. After two weeks I called the school hoping to speak to the principal. I left all of my contact information, but to this day I have not been contacted. I have decided to contact a school that is not too proud to participate in these programs.


Posted February 9, 2012

i have a big problem with the principle, she does not have the heart of the choldren in mind, but rather winning awards, and creating a false image of the school, the school is very slack and unproffessional, i know this from hearing the teachers express their grief with the school. they do everything last minute as well. some of the teachers are rood, and they curse in front of the students, which bothers me greatly. there is no family type atmosphere the students are rood and make fun of other students, they have no moral values,


Posted November 9, 2011

I am currently a student at Frank C Martin international now into my 8th and final year at this school. I have watched the school change and grow in size. I have been attending since 1st grade and my younger sister continues here too. The teaching styles differ from teacher to teacher and if you are lucky enough to have a good and experienced teacher it is a blessing. The school mostly focuses on academics which is why there are so little sports and the extracurriculars are all geared towards academics. Although many of the 8th graders are relatively new, all of us old students treated them all like family so the atmosphere is always familiar and warm. We all join as a family and the family pride is shown during rallies and dances and other school-wide activities. The principal is really quite excellent but she does not seem to have the needs of the children in mind. The PTA works very hard to create so many nice things for the school and parent involvement is crucial to the working of the school. As a student I would say that it would not be hard to make friends and there is a place for almost everyone. We are, after all, an International school with more than 53 nationalities.


Posted September 16, 2011

My son just started 1st grade at this school, and so far I'm very pleased. The classwork is on par with what he was learning in private school, so so far it's been a smooth transition (and without the private school price!). The PTA makes a big difference in this school, they're so involved with everything, it makes for a caring enviornment.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2010

Not only does FCM have a strong leadership, the teaching is at a high standard as ALL children are regarded as "Gifted." There is a high parental involvement which allows so much more to be done in the classrooms and around the school in general. I highly recommend interested students to apply early and take a tour of this wonderful, global community of students, faculty and staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2010

I rate this school a 2! I dropped my grandson off today at school and was yelled at by a teacher to "get back in the car". I explained I was dropping him off at his step mom's class because he had two heavy bags and the teacher was rude. She continued to yell at me and my grandson and told us to get back in the car! Totally uncalled for behavior! Another time a parent swore at my daughter in front of my grandson and several other children and parents because of a parking situation. She physically got out of her car and went to my daughter's car. Security was no where in sight!


Posted April 26, 2010

The school is in a great community and the staff at Frank C. Martin is awesome as well as the parents. They all work together to make if exciting for learning and safe for our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Frank C. Martin is Florida's first fully authorized International Baccalaureate K - 8 Center. We have over 60 nations represented within our school. Our school has also been recognized as one of the top 3 magnet schools in the nation!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

Great music/chorus and art program the ib curriculum is challenging therefore it pushes students to suceed the head of school is the best around and so is the staff
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2009

my child joined this fcm since the 3rd grade.its a great school we have no complaints but now that she is graduation from 8th grade and having such great education under her belt she didnt get accepted to any high school. (coral reff, robert morgan ,ect) shes just in the waiting list..but if she goes to a public school going to fcm was just a waste of time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2008

This is a horible instituion of learning. The teachers are rude, unstable, and don't know how to express themseleves to students and parents. The principal isn't aware of what goes on at the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2008

this school is exellent for both of my kids to go to
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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 58% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
86%
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 63% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
83%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
96%
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%
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 53% in 2014.

143 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
91%

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
88%
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.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

119 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
90%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
81%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

129 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

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 81% in 2012.

126 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
99%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

130 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
85%

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.

96 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
89%
Biology I

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

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%
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 58%
Hispanic 27%
Asian 6%
White 6%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 8%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 58%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 37%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%2%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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14250 Boggs Drive
Miami, FL 33176
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