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Paul W. Bell Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 583 students

 

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Posted February 16, 2013

I am a former student from Paul Bell and look at me , i am a sucessful sergoen and i owe it all to Paul Bell middle school. Its not nice to make bad reviews , if you dont have anything nice to say dont say anything . Because if your being mean trust me nobody would want to listen to you! I dont mean to be rude but , imagine if you were that school and you were getting bad reviews you would be devastaded.


Posted June 7, 2012

It's the best middle school ever! The people are super friendly and the school itself is just beautiful! I love mostly of the fact that Ms.Fowler, a trust counselor there, encourage the students not to do drugs in the DFYIT and have the 8th graders with the 6th grader in Shark Buddies! It's beautiful to see my middle school so caring for the students!


Posted February 11, 2012

Paul w bell is an excellent school the teachers they're great an make learning fun for me. I've been there for a year now and love i have learned many things from all my teachers. The programs Paul Bell has are great and can't wait for the years to come at that school, as a student i highly recommend this school!!! :)


Posted September 26, 2011

this school is amazing!!!!!!! the academics are amazing!!!!!! my daughter is in the 2011-2012 school year for 6th grade and loves it there!!!! she gets to continue on with her violin talent!!!! i recommend this school for everyone!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2011

This is the worse middle school in Miami, they have a lot of issues and hide it to parents, most of the teachers are careless about students success, the principal never shows up neither care about parents and students, the counselor just do papers job and print flyers to parents, my advice to you: choose a good school for your children,
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2010

I love Paul Bell Middle School because despite all the odds we are an "A" school. This is possible because we have excellent and dedicated teachers that come to school each and every day to make a difference and ensure that our students receive the best education.


Posted November 5, 2010

Paul Bell is a very diversified school as to the students and teachers. Even though we come from different backgrounds and values, we always stand together and excel.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

Paul Bell is an awesome school. We have great activites and lots of fun as we learn :)
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 19, 2010

i love this school because the teachers are so nice to the kids and they all are very smart
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

because itsan asome envirment and it has great teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2010

paul bell is the best school i ever had=)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

It is an awesome school. We have a great bunch of students and faculty!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 18, 2010

PAUL W. BELL MIDDLE SCHOOL IS A FANTASTIC SCHOOL. WE ARE AN A SCHOOL. I AM WRITING TO NOMINATE MY SCHOOL BECAUSE IF WE WON THE 20,000 WE WOULD ABSOLUTELY PUT THIS MONEY TO GOOD USE. WE ARE IN NEED OF EXTRA FUNDS. THIS MONEY WOULD BE USED PRIMARILY TO MAKE OUR SCHOOL . i AM WORKING ON SEVERAL INITIATIVES WITH THE ENVIRONMENTAL CLUB AND AM FUNDRAISING IN ORDER TO MEET OUR GOALS. PLEASE CONSIDER OUR SCHOOL. THANK YOU!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 18, 2010

Because its teachers care so much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 18, 2010

Culture that fosters a love for learning at all levels.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 16, 2010

Paul W. Bell Middle School's teachers are the best quality there is. All my three children have studied and have been very well prepared for advanced courses at high school level and even earned high school credit during their middle school years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2010

Paul Bell works to educate all students to a higher level. I hope that all parents would consider our school over other alternate schools.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 15, 2010

its the best school ever my nephew graduate three years ago all a's he said the teachers are nie and kind and that he wants to go back


Posted May 4, 2010

this school show outsanding school achievements. but at the same time we are involed in are school work & we also have fun time at this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2009

This school is underated. The teachers at Paul Bell are excellent. The electives teachers teach some of the best education in the county. The fine arts classes such as Band and Graphic Arts are superb. Currently there are several after school classes being offered.
—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 52% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

138 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%
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.

183 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

189 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

254 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
69%
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.

232 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
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 "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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
94%
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 97% 29%
White 2% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Black 0% 23%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 57%58%61%
Master's degree 41%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%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 10%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • Ms. Ingrid G Soto
Fax number
  • (305) 229-0798

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