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Hobbs Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 695 students

 
 

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Posted August 31, 2012

Administrative staff is completely incompetent. They have lost my son's records twice, did not enroll him in the correct grade, and were EXTREMELY rude to me when trying to resolve these matters. The child's well-being and best interest doesn't even register on their radar. I have NEVER dealt with such disorganized school staff. Teachers don't communicate with parents. Worst school I've ever dealt with.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2009

i have been going to this great school since i was n 6 th grade and now i am going into the 8 th grade. The teachers at hobbs r great at there jobs they help us students on anything we need
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 19, 2008

Hobbs is not given the credit that it deserves. Principal Shell, the teachers, and staff members are committed to the children. I am glad that my husband & I chose to place our children in HMS. Go Jags!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2008

You are the best school ever.


Posted March 5, 2007

My daughter has thouroghly enjoyed her time at Hobbs. The band program is very nice and the teachers are very attentive to the students needs.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2007

I don't think Hobbs is the best school. My son never has homework and for being in Middle School I think he should have homework every day! The front office staff is in lack of control over their area as a lot of kids seem to hang out in that area and they do not check id's enough. There is no parent involvement. There is no thought on the changing of the dress code.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2006

Basically a safe school, but the academic quality is severly lacking. My daughter is not challenged at all and is extremely bored with her classes. Many teachers seem disinterested and uninvolved in the classroom, and there is not a lot of communication with the parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2005

Wow, could a school get any better. Hobbs is great. I have went there my last 3 years of middle school and absolutly loved. My parents just switched me to a private school and I like but I sure do miss Hobbs. The teachers and staff there are great. Alot of things have changed since the 2002-2003 school year. For example, there are no uniforms this year, this is an up and down. They are strict on this but sometimes the girls get away with short skirts. But, other than that the school is great. They have a great chorus led by the best Choir Teacher ever Mrs. Virgina Mitchell. Keep it up Mrs.Mitchell. The band is really good too. Physical Education is great their aswell. Students are requird to take at least one year of P.E. here. Go Jaguars!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 7, 2005

Hobbs is really awesome. I should know cuz I go to school there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 24, 2004

They are to strict. They dont get the kids point of view.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 11, 2003

I have talked to teachers about problems and they have discussed these problems with the class in front of my child. I think this was not right
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

222 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

236 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
68%
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.

242 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
73%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

228 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

225 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

225 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

225 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

217 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
79%
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.

254 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
99%
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 "B".
  • 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.

52 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
95%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 77%
Two or more races 9%
Black 8%
Hispanic 5%
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 0%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%65%61%
Master's degree 28%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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