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Henry D. Perry Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 620 students

 

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Posted May 21, 2013

sunshine Elementary is a awesome school it has great activities but their are a little issues with dating I love this school I am currently a 5th grader and I don't want to leave but this school helped me to success thank you


Posted December 3, 2011

I attended Perry when it was Perry Jr. Hi. way back in the early sixties when it was first built. It was a grate school then. We were the Perry Wild cats. Wish I could go back in time and go there again. former student.


Posted June 23, 2011

I honestly think that perry is kind of a good school but since most of the teachers left in 7th grade because of what's happening in broward county , the substitutes couldnt control us like our teachers did .


Posted February 21, 2010

The school is one of the worst in Broward County. I wouldn 't send my kids there. Administrators are lack of experience and involvement and some classes are very dangerous.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2009

perry is what u make it. u can either get involved in all the 'drama' or u can just b chill and meet some awesome people.same with teachers.i go there and it has its ups and downs but what school doesn't?
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 23, 2009

i agree we shouldnt have to were uniform but if we have to then we cant do any thin about tat
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 11, 2009

Well, In my opinion, I think Perry should allow students to not wear uniform however, I do get why we do have to wear uniforms. H.D. Perry has many Security staff. Many teachers know that you can succed if you try. There are many school activities to do such as, Basketball, Cheerleading, Track, Vollyball, etc. The Principal, assistant pricipal's, teachers, etc. are great! I am currently in the 7th grade and almost in the 8th with the help of the staff at Perry! 'THAT'S PERRY FOR YA'!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 9, 2009

I currently attend perry middle as an 8th grader. Overall this school is ok. It has alot of rules and thats for kids safety. This school has an excellent securety team that works to keep our school safe and provide teachers with a good teaching environment. All the teachers belive u can acheive and they push u to work hard but its worth it. I currently have a 3.8 Gpa and thankful to all my teacher that helped me. In all perry isnt a bad school its very fun and has a wide variety of sports club such as lovely ladies steppers,track,flag football,dance,soccer,softball,vollyball,basketball and etc..... Ima miss perry while im on my way moving up into bigger and better things....So tell parents to get you 2 this challenging safe and great school so you can achevie and be like me thanks bye bye :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 2, 2009

Its an okay school if you are in the IB program. Outside of IB are the unruly, rude, children that give the school a bad reputation. The administrators should be a little less strict with the IB students that hardly need strictness at all and more strict with the non IB. Complaints flood the school daily and no changes ever happen. Some teachers are highly unprofessional and need replacement.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2006

I think H.D Perry is a very great and leaded school. I think it could be less strict and a little bit more cleaner.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 13, 2006

H.D perry isnt really a bad school, many people say that it is the worst school but it really is not. The school is also very encouraging to pass the f-cat because they have this thing that if 60 percent of the students in the school get a 3 or higher in the math f-cat teachers (that voulenteered) dye thier hair blue or wear a blue wig I dont know how it works but overall it is a good school from my point of view.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 10, 2006

H.D.Perry Has gone there many rough years and have faced great adversities. I have three children who currently attend. In the past two years we have introduced a new principle and two A.P. the third A.P. has been there throught think and thin. She is a phenomenal woman. Steve Frazier is the best thing to walk throught Perry's door. His heartbeat is for the students and the staff. Many changes have occured, all for the best. The school has had a bad reputation for many years but the adminatrative staff is altering that daily with implamations to change the standards in which the school is run. My children were affraid to go to school when they first entered Perry, now they can't wait to go. They feel save, nurtured,and challenged in all areas. Perry offers many programs to meet your chid's individual needs. Thanks
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2005

A good school with many administrators.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 21, 2005

Terrible school! From the administration to the lack of qualified teachers...this school get a grade of 'F' in my book. Very little parent involvment The overaged students are paired with 'normal' students and the entire classes suffer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

One of Miramars oldest middle schools. Three of my children have attended school here. The teachers are ok, the administration is absent and the athletics are not great if your child wants to play in HS. Overall ok school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2004

Overall my son has not experienced any problems like the ones people have indicated before attending this school. I do beleive the teachers could be a little more understanding of the students and not over exagerate on the little things....More homework would be great especially for those students having a hard time. Like we tell our children, the teachers need to take the time to give extra homework to the students who are asking for it. Not many parents know how their children are doing until it is too late. Fortunately I'm not one of them and I do appreciate all the effort the teachers give. However, a little more goes a long way. I know it can't be easy and parent participation would help. Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to give my input and hopefully this will only help my son get the proper education he deserves.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2003

The school has rude teachers, disgusting bathrooms, food that is awful and one time my child found items that arent even food and was very nasty. They serve milk that is expired, and the school needs to tidy up very much because it's just horrible!


Posted July 13, 2003

The school's bathrooms were always in a mess, the breakfast does not taste good and the lunch makes you sick. The Extracurricual activities are so boring.
—Submitted by a former student


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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.

188 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

189 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
42%
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.

179 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

209 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
36%
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.

126 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
10%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

204 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
34%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

201 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
39%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

201 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
65%
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.

230 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
91%

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 "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
80%
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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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
Black 77%
Hispanic 16%
White 3%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 146%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 24%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%53%61%
Master's degree 32%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 10%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 15%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MR. DAVIDA JOHNSON
Fax number
  • (754) 323-3985

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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3400 Wildcat Way
Miramar, FL 33023
Phone: (754) 323-3900

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