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Martin Luther King Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 632 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted May 2, 2012

King Middle school is nothing to brag about. The school doesn't value 8th grade achievements. This year the school board voted to buy a new school display/billboard instead of holding an 8th grade graduation. Teaching centers around the FCATS in the spring. The teachers are great but the administration could use a BIG overhaul. Don't care too much for the principal! I have 2 kids attending this school. One graduates in June the other next year. Bullying can be a problem as well. :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 17, 2010

East Milton Elementary School is fantastic. The school is kept clean and highly decorated by the young artists there. The staff is so kind and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 21, 2009

It is just an ordinary middle school, not to fancy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2007

I don't think that this school is very effective in their approach to children with learning disabilities. My child was diagnosed with having ADHD and while some of his teachers accept and adapt to different teaching methods most still use the tried and failed way with students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2007

We came here from a very good school in morris alabama. I am happy to say that this school is on the same level, maybe higher. My daughters teachers have been so helpfull to her with the subjects that she has trouble with, and have even called me at home when they noticed there seemed to be something bothering her. She was concerned about my child, and that is a teacher that cares. If I had my way teaching would be the highest paid proffesion there is. Lets face it, our children are the future, and without teachers where would we be?I beleive teaching is the nobelest job and k.M.S. Teachers,we trust you with our most precious gifts. I beleive they are in good hands with you. You are an american hero.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 2, 2005

After transfering from the West Coast to Milton Florida and experiencing what schools have to offer in california I can sincerely say we have been nothing but impressed with this school. The teachers seem to enjoy their jobs and take a interest in their students. My daughter's loves going to school and I can see why! The academic programs at this school cater to those who are advanced and yet give the extra help to those who need it. The only disappointment I have with the school district as a whole is the lack of Junior High Sports. I feel it is important for children to take pride in their school by participating and representing their school in extra-cirricular activities. Although the community as a whole has programs which enable these kids to participate in these activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 10, 2004

As a single parent I have experienced many good things about the KMS. The teachers and staff have always been responsive to any questions I've had.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2003

This school has a dress code that is not always enforced. I have seen girls wearing mini skirts while they are talking to the principal and yet nothing. Every other week they will get on a kick that they want to enforce it but it doesn't last. I have had dealings with teachers and the administration and am not pleased with either. I am going to look into private school.


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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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

206 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
57%
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.

194 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

190 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

187 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

183 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
51%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

184 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
96%

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 "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 66% in 2014.

59 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
89%
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

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

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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
White 76%
Black 13%
Two or more races 6%
Hispanic 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 65%65%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%1%1%
Other degree 0%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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Milton, FL 32570
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