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City/Pembroke Pines Charter Middle School

Charter | 6-8 | 1304 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 17, 2013

This school is what I would rate as a 4 out of 5. It isn't a bad school it is fairly good. Very strict. I am now and 8th grader at this school and we have some awesome teachers but some teachers honestly spoil the school and the upbeat fun the students partake in. A few teacher pile on work like their class is the only class that every student has homework in (Rome wasn't built in a day). My first school was American Heritage but then I transferred here in second grade. I did have a hard time being accepted at first because I was different but in a few months I easily obtained many new friends. With some of the students (the "popular" ones) they believe they are better than you but they don't make fun of you. There is only that problem with a few people I know and it isn't serious put downs just playful name calling. I am a very fun and happy, outgoing person so I have many friends and many acquaintances. There are some drawbacks to the charter school but over all you can go in and out of the school and have a simply great time. -student


Posted August 28, 2012

I love this school! It provides me with a variety of clubs and activities. It helps me build me knowledge and have a vast vocabulary. All the teachers are not mean at all! Instead, they are loving and they take care of us. The food is great and the school is tidy and clean!


Posted April 24, 2010

This a great school with many activities and very caring teachers and administrators plus a great focus on learning
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 28, 2009

I'M BACK, It's just about a year sense my last review, and this year i am more proud of the science staff than last year. This year, they achieved the highest FCAT score in the COUNTRY!!! Just goes to show you what a little extra effort, and a strong team effort, and lets not forget the leadership on the administration can do for the students , and the school. Lets not forget, if it was not for the strong direction of the science dept. CHAIR PERSON, for her determination, and relentless drive to succeed for her school, and most of all her students. My grandkids are elated, over there team work, and all there accomplishments thanks to the excellent staff at there school. So, once again, to the fine staff, and the PRINCIPAL, and there administrative leadership, and high standards for there success, another BANNER YEAR. tks, Papa John


Posted June 20, 2006

I have been very pleased with the school. The teachers are good and overall they try to make the students responsible for their actions. It is a demanding program and if the child does not stay on top of his/ her homework and projects they will find themselves in a predicament as there are no reminders or second chances. I feel they are a bit limited in their extracurricular activities however my main interest is that my child learns so it's okay. I am a working parent and one that lives far away however I am not one to be at the school much however I would say the majority of mothers in this school are involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2005

Pembroke pines charter middle school has been one of the greatest schools. They require each parent have atleast 30 volunteer hours. They have many extracurricular activities for children who have all different interests. They have music, art, soccer, softball, flagfootball, basketball, NJHS, student government, and a numerous amount of other clubs for your child to earn. This school also offers advanced courses.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 3, 2004

This was once a great idea with great leadership. Unfortunately, the idea died when the current administration took over. The secretaries have more power over what goes on in the school than the teachers do. When something goes wrong, the finger is pointed at everyone but those in charge. You parents who continue support this school are only preparing your children for a high school with worse problems. Your children only have BCC to look forward to in the future. The City Manager turns a blind eye to everything. You only need to look at the teacher turnover rate to see that the problems in this school are widespread.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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 52% in 2013.

438 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

439 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
86%
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.

350 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
82%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

428 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
85%

2011

 
 
85%
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.

299 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
89%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

428 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
84%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

428 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
76%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

427 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
97%
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.

420 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%

2010

 
 
100%
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 "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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
100%
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 40% 29%
White 26% 42%
Black 25% 23%
Asian 6% 3%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 49%53%61%
Master's degree 47%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 3%2%1%
Other degree 1%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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18500 Pembroke Rd
Miramar, FL 33029
Phone: (954) 443-4847

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