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Rockway Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1042 students

 

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Posted August 27, 2014

So far so good, my older son liked the school so when the youngest finished elementary my husband and I were agreed to keep them at the same school. Like all things in life nothing is perfect but it is a good school. Staff is working to keep the kids safe. The principal is good; if you have a problem she will help you. There s a really nice lady at the PTA. school is clean. Staff is helpful; I've never seen any problem outside the school during kids in/out. Bathrooms are clean, very clean. Good curriculum. I recommend the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2014

This is the best school ever. I love Rockway. They have so many activities plan for everyone. The education that they give us is perfect. I been in rockway since 6th grade and let me tell u its a great school i wouldnt change it for anything in this world. I love the school the staff is great they teach us the best that they can. They have great field trips they even took us to washington dc for a 4 day trip i mean that was a great thing we got to learn about the state capitan. Falcons forever


Posted November 10, 2013

Omg, this school is so cool, we do a lot of different activities and i really love it, i am a current student, and the last year i was in west miami and i swear i love this school is the best school ever, and the people is so nice, the securities are so nice and chill, the principal is so nice.


Posted August 28, 2011

This is my Granddaughter's second year at Rockway and I am very pleased. The teachers and administrative staff are very caring and try to help the student. My Granddaughter is in Special Ed and the the Special Ed coordinator is great. This year they have a new principal and she is wonderful. We had a class problem which she took care of the very first day. When I sent her an email she answered me within a few minutes. Mrs Megias is a very caring person... Mrs Block
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2011

Ms Monem is th best teacher in the whole entire school in the whole entire wourld


Posted May 31, 2011

This is the worst school,. The principal is invisible. The teachers are very rude, incluiding the personal in the cafeteria. There are fighting every day inside and outside the school.The teachers don't teach anything. Plese if any parents read this review don't enroll your child here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2010

I think This school is amazing. All my fsmily members went to this school they say and I quote"This was the best 3 years of my life".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2009

im a current sudent here and in the sixth grade , i love dis school , it is definatly amazing
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2009

I think this is an excellent school. I have two daughters at this school with one just graduating. The staff and teachers are very involved and caring. Their security system is great and I love the way they make all students wear their uniforms the way they are intended to be worn. THANKS ROCKWAY!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2008

The faculty at this school is horrible. Some of the teachers go a whole year without knowing your childs name. I had a situation when I called one teacher to complain about my childs' grade and she insisted that she did not have my child for any of her classes. This was about 3 weeks before the end of class. Can you imagine what kind of attention they are giving the kids when a child that had been her student the whole year round was not recognized?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2008

Great in academics, but not so good in sports
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 3, 2008

This is my son's first year in a public school and he is doing much better than when he was in a parrochial school in another state. I like the school security and the way information goes to the parents from the administration. Teachers are committed to education and are very caring . My son likes to go to Rockway. Thak you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2007

This is the first year for my daughter and she loves going to school. Her teachers keep me posted all the time on her grades. I have seen alot of involvements from teachers, staff and other parents. I really like the security in the school. I really appreciate everything everyone does for those kids. Thank you.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 5, 2005

Poor Faculty, Lack of Security, Bad Manners ...
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 14, 2005

Rockway is a good neighborhood school. Teachers are very dedicated and administration is also devoted to students. Overall, it is a safe school with good discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 20, 2005

Rockway is a great school, with great teachers who are fun but they teach excelent.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 1, 2005

The school is standard like it's supposed to be. Lots of Security make for disciplining todays youth. But some of the teachers don't do a good enough job of teaching.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 7, 2004

Well as a parent of the school I think there are some good things and some bad things. Like one of the good things is the education. I love the fact that my child, a student of Rockway Middle, is greating a great education. But some of the bad things is that the bathrooms in the school. My child has told me that they are very dirty and there are not taken care of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 6, 2004

Rockway Middle School has a good education plan. Their school activities are schedualed for students well fun. But, some of the administrative employees on the building are too tough on the students. And even most of the times on other employees. This school would be the best school to send your child/children. But something must be done on the administrative employees.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 5, 2004

I am a concerned parent that has one daughter that is leaving the school to go to high school and one that is entering the sixh grade. I have been very disappointed in my dealings with the principal of this school. When I have approached her about problems she is never availabe and has directed an assistant to help me. Although the assistant principals have tried to help, nothing is really done. My concerns about hygiene issuse (the bathrooms) as well as some of the classes and teachers have been all but ignored. Overall I think that there are some good things about this school, but it cannot shine with its current leadership.
—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.

332 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

327 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
61%
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.

284 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

312 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%

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.

206 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
70%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

403 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

345 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

406 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

448 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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 66% in 2014.

201 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
95%
Biology I

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

64 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
95%

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 93%
Black 4%
White 3%
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 83%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%58%61%
Master's degree 36%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%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 9%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students ELL/ESL Coordinator
PE instructor(s)
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Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. MELANIE E MEGIAS
Fax number
  • (305) 221-5940

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • PE instructor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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9393 Southwest 29th Terrace
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