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West Miami Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 924 students

 

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Posted May 4, 2014

West Miami Middle is a great school with awesome teachers and staff. Everyone is very friendly and the atmosphere makes you feel very comfortable. The educators are very well prepared and care about each student individually. Definitely recommend this school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

It is an awsome school...My son is goin' to it and even though it has 6 periods not including homeroom...It is an excellent school...If you are looking for a school this is the school to go to!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2008

i think that the school is excellent. the teachers are very dedicated to the students well-being. the principle, not the best, but besides that it is wonderful. friendly environment. west miami is like a family and i am proud be apart of it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2008

The school is as good as any other school can be. I believe it is a combination of the students and teachers/administration that makes or breaks a school. I do believe that the School Board needs to make spanish classes for non-spanish speaking students available to students who are not of spanish orgin. I think we are catering to only one culture, and that is not fair.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2008

The school is very good when it comes to the teachers. They're all experienced and easy to get along with. The school is very clean as well. The administration is pretty bad on the other hand. The principal likes to shove FCAT down the students' throats and even the teachers don't like it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 29, 2008

My oldest daughter just finished her last year in West Miami, and I think the school was getting worse every year. Most of everybody I spoke to agreed with me. The school should start to consider the staff that it has ,it's principal and vice-principal should reconsider wanting to help the school, or just leave and so maybe the school could have a better chance !!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 8, 2008

The school is actually a really good school, atmosphere is friendly, school is clean and the teachers have a great way of teaching. kids wear school team shirts and uniform.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2008

I think west miami is an amazing school. It gives every child a way to express who they are. The teaching may not be soo great, but at least kids can control themselves. I think its a great school for kids to be who ever they want to be.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 8, 2008

this school is spacious for the kids and has many classrooms. the students can get along great with other students and teachers
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 31, 2007

I believe that West Miami Middle School should be more concerned about students well-being, physically and emotionally and also get a better grip on their teaching methods. I believe that ALL students should have at least 30 minutes of outdoor physical education instead of the so-called 'spill-out'. Discipline? Also, they say other children should respect each other. So why do kids kick, trip, use bad language and get away with it? What about the classes? The good teachers are gone, and the unexperienced teachers don't know what they are doing. No wonder the school didn't do well on the FCAT as a whole in 2006-2007.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2006

The tone and atmosphere at a school is set at the top. The dedication of a good principal trickles down. Where there is little or no leadership from the top, teachers despair and this trickles down to the students. Hopefully, a new principal at West Miami will motivate and inspire the staff which will in turn trickle down to the students. For too long teachers have felt unappreciated and students have felt they were just a number for the FCAT. We look forward to a new day at West Miami.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 11, 2006

West Miami has many fine teachers. conditions rapidly deteriorated and a substancial number of veteran teachers retired or tranferred. New blood is necessary in any school, but West Miami lost too many of the strongest teachers in a short time. I hope conditions will improve with the new principal so students and teachers will once again look forward to a day in the classroom.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2006

All that West Miami Cares about is the uniform and the attendence. -Julien Tuya-
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 19, 2006

West Miami is one of the worst school's that you could send your child to. The school only care about uniforms and about their attendance so that they could recieve more money.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2006

This is one of the worst schools you could send your child to. I had to send my child there because of boundary reasons and the overall staff don't meet their job criteria.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2005

This school is alright. The teachers are very fun with the students. I enjoyed going to this school , exept there is not much involvment with the students much & the safety is not the best.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2005

The quality of academic programs at West Miami is excellent, might not be perfect but the teachers are great and the environment for the kids are perfect.You barely hear bad news around this school. They have a great dance and band program. Also, art is tought as an elective as well as techonolgy, wood shop etc.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 18, 2004

This school is fair. The teachers are responsive and care about the students. However, I do not feel the level of education is as high as it aught to be.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 15, 2003

i think this school has interesting background and that the principal shows excellent leadership. but i do believe that the school should get more bilingual teachers and should add a beginning not intermediate spanish program.


Posted August 26, 2003

My child is in this school and the only thing the staff and teachers seem to care about is uniform.
—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.

272 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

274 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
44%
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.

313 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

307 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
41%
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.

231 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

322 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

327 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
29%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

324 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
64%
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.

414 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
91%
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 "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%
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
Hispanic 98%
White 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 32%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 65%58%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%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 16%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Special education coordinator
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DR. COLLEEN M DEL TERZO
Fax number
  • (305) 267-8204

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
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
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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7525 Southwest 24th Street
Miami, FL 33155
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