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Norland Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 941 students

 

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Posted August 22, 2013

Norland Middle School Has One Of The Best Magnet Programs For Your Child To Succeed In Art, Band, Dance, Drama, Or Music! The Teachers Help Your Children Understand Things For Later Reference. They Push Your Children To Achieve Their Life Long Goals! If Norland MIddle School Does Win This Prize I Know The Money Will Be Placed To Good Use Like Money For New Art Supplies, New Instruments For Band, To Repair Our Computers, New Books, And Air Conditioning In The Hallways!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2013

My School Is Great the staff and adminastration is always helping us to do better in life we have alot of bright teachers with great background history.The students are alos very bright but some can be ignorant but only if you hang around them.We have a phemnonal magnet progam espically drama and dance great teachers with great experiences.And thats why i Love my school I AM A HUSKY FOR LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted April 20, 2011

this school is inapropriate always has food fights and fights the staff doesnt do anything its unsanitary i dont call this a school its so horable i dont know what to call it.


Posted March 3, 2011

i am a student here and i am a part if norland middle schools drama magent maybe if some of your chlidern were making thearts this wouldnt happen my school is a B school ther has not yet been a fight but i will stand for this dicrimation against my school this is very disrespectful but the teachers are great and communcate with us very well thank you *th grade student class of 2011 and a proud drama student of Mrs. Tanisha Cidel


Posted May 11, 2010

Norland middle is a great school the magnet is so awsome it is traeted like highschool. the reason it is not 5 stars the food and the enviroment is not that good but it is all right . they get highschool credits whoile in middle school. that program is about the best middle school in the whole dadecounty. if you didn't already try it you need to t is faaaaaantastic
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 28, 2010

I agree.....very poor teachers lack of teacher student communication. Too much violence in this school and way too much bullying....way too much, school should be closed!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2010

This school is a horrible school!!.. I had to transfer all 3 of my children out of this school because they would come home complaining about the teachers doing completly nothing about the constant bullying and threats. I defenintly would not recomend this school to anyone! If I were you I would get my hcild out of this school now! their is cursing every where you go, no respect, and the staff doesn't help the students... They should really shut this school down!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2010

norland middle school is a great school its nice the bathrooms are nice and the behavior at the school is ok. the privileges the students receive is alright i mean the uniforms are fine just that some students including i think that we should be able to add some things like a little bit of color and style things like that but over all its ok..
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 30, 2009

i think norland middle is a great school. they have excellent teahers great facukty and staff too. norland middle is full of activities to keep us occupied.. and we love are teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 1, 2009

I am currently attend NMS i am in the seventh grade attend here for sixth and plan on being right here for 8th it is a great school i have learned to love everybody not just because i know most of he people but it ha a great educational plan their strict on education which they should be i love! Norland and nothing will influence me to stop.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 26, 2009

I attend Norland Middle School , currently i am in the 7th grade been here since the 6ty plans on being her for 8th. This is a great school everybody is so friendly. Th teachers and faculty are very nice. Norland has an excellent education plan . They also are very strict on the mandatory uniform policy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 25, 2008

This is my first yr. At norland middle.This is like a home away from home to me.Some kids thing that the school dont care about them but to me this is a very very good school.The staff try there best to teach us in the coolest way they could but some kids take advantage of that and make the teacher mad.The security guards are always trying there best to stay alert and keep us safe.It works let me tell you that.This yr there was a bomb threat and it was from a stranger.We settled that in less than 2 hours.We stayed on track through the rest of the day.So mostly I love this school no-matter what bad rumors goes around!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 4, 2008

I currently attend norland middle school. I am in the 7th grade and ive been there since the sixth. I plan to attend next year as well. I know this school in and out. I also know all of the faculty and staff. Norland does it best to make sure every student feels like its our home away from home. I mean, because of the location, we aren't physically protected. A majority of the school are african-american kids and because of this, people automatically label us as slow, disabled....Etc. As a result of this we feel careless to learn. We feel like who cares about us? The teachers only come to get a paycheck. But overall,the school is well rounded and its magnet is very well disciplined. The bathrooms may not be clean but it is more than a great enviornment to learn. And our administration is also good.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2008

At the school the student behavior and academic levels are low. Although this is true currently in a magnet and gifted I find the school OK though I find some problems with believing I am completely safe due to huge happenings such as food fights and many bad influences around school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 30, 2007

this is my last year at norland middle. i have attended this school since the year 2004, since the sixth grade. this school is a great school. Even though we might sometimes have flaws but what can i say every child has their days. I mean 1400 students there is never going to be a day where every student is satisfied. The schools advantages is thy dont begin until promptly 9:00am and it has one of the best magnet students. dont judge the school by what you heard things change give it a chance. you will never know untill you try. yeah and people say its the students, you can stop all that right there thats a negative;lets say you dont beleive me all you got to do is tell your child to choose his freinds. i give this school a 8/7 of10!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2007

i went to norland from the sixth to the eighth grade, and i can honestly say that its an 'OK' the only problems at that school is that there is a lot of rumors that go about the students and most of the time, the teachers and faculty dont do anything about until something big happens.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 22, 2007

I believe norland is a very good school. I go to norland middle and the teachers are great and also the staff.. Its very clean and well runned..
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2006

Low parent involvement in the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2006

great middle school. teachers are very well equip to prepare the students for high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2005

Generally a good school, they are trying thier best to improve school grades and ratings. The teachers are involved and helpful. The school is a bit overcrowded and old but they have added 2 new annexs. I would like to see more electives. Overall I would say the school is average to above average.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

327 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

323 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
37%

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.

266 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

301 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
42%
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.

199 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

249 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
39%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

248 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

252 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

265 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
98%
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 "C".
  • 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 66% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
60%
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

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n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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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
Black 96%
Hispanic 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%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 40%58%61%
Master's degree 51%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 9%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MR. RONALD G REDMON
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1235 Northwest 192nd Terrace
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