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Glades Middle School

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Posted May 13, 2014

My son is graduating from the cougar path program. He has had a great three years. The teachers are awesome,amazing, and take time to answer all questions. He has never been bullied, and has lots of friends. The band program is amazing. I am so sad to see his middle school years come to a close.


Posted April 17, 2014

Full of Bullies. My child was threatened and later beaten by bullies. Then my son was thrown off of a set of bleachers and he fractured his ankle. The admin did nothing. I have gone in to many sessions where I was to meet with a specific teacher and was cornered by all of his teachers; instead of telling me what my son who is an ese student, would be receiving as far as help and accomodations is concerned; they wanted to tell me that he asks for bathroom priveledges too often and they are not happy about that. I feel the whole attitude of this school stinks. I love the SRO officer and a couple of the people at the front desk- the band director is awesome as well- no comments on the rest. I will move him as soon as I can find a spot. I am very disappointed and am just sick to drop him off at this place knowing at any time he will be jumped or bullied, and nobody will help him. Would not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 5, 2014

We were brand new to the area and my son had a tough time adjusting to 6th grade. However, the teachers and staff went out of there way to make adjustments to his morning routine so that he felt comfortable. I receive emails and phone calls in response to my questions in a timely manner (within 24 hrs). Most teachers have websites so parents can stay on top of what is happening in class. Pick up and drop off is organized. Safety is a primary concern and I see that with teacher, staff and student attitudes. I am proud to send my child to Glades.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2013

My school is a great school. My son is going into the 7th grade, had an awesome 6th grade year, made honor roll the whole year round... had great communication with all his teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2012

Great School, Great Teachers and Staff, Great Administration and Great Students! What more can be said? As the parent of a 7th grader in her 2nd year at Glades Middle I can honestly say that any concerns I might have had about those "middle school years" have been erased. As an involved parent I have had the privilege of being able to observe the staff and students day to day and can say it is a great school to be a part of. Parents are involved, PTSA is very active and the staff and student body are always busy planning activities, community service and charitable events to enhance the academics and give back to our community. "A" school since it opened it's doors!!! Parents that are considering a charter school instead of Glades MIddle are doing their children a disservice. Don't believe the talk by the water cooler! This is a stellar school, and as such an innovator in curriculum for the Broward County District with the Cougar Path (S.T.E.M.) program. Their latest efforts are in meeting with their feeder elementary and high schools' teachers to ensure smooth transitions both to and from Glades Middle School...ingenious!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2012

My straight A High Achievement 7th grader was removed ( by no fault of his own) from a high achievement science class into another science class that was a full chapter behind. I came to the school for clarification on the matter multiple times & asked for a meeting to be scheduled No one willing to help us. - Multiple messages left with the 7th grade counselor & 7th grade Center. No one from the staff was professional enough to answer just a few questions about our concerns. I understand the new class size rule but this could have been taken care of in a more professional mannor. I cannot recommend this middle school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2012

As a parent of 2 students who attended Glades from 2007 until 2010, I would like to agree with the last comment from a student which starts "I am going to be an eight grade at Glades". There are several reasons why I find Glades an excellent school. 1-The teachers are involved with the parent; I kept in touch with my son's teachers through email the 3 years he was there and not once did I encounter one that was non-cooperative. 2- The principal is well involved in everyday going ons... she knows the kids by their first names, she checks on them, she is out there every morning and every afternoon, helping with the traffic and overseeing the safety of the students. 3-The kids themselves are great. it doesn't matter what school you send your child to, if your child has bad studying habits, it is your responsibility as a parent to guide them and reinforce good habits so that they can succeed, there is no school that will turn a good student to bad or vice versa, the parents need to supervise and stop seeing school as the baby sitter they can afford. As for the curriculum, the clubs, the quality of school they are getting there is just as good as any private school if not better.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 13, 2012

I am going to be an eighth grader at Glades this year, and I love it! I am slightly annoyed that the April 19th comment could even say anything about the school, having never attended before. However, my time at Glades has been well spent and I refuse to change schools. In fact, my mom even thought about sending me to Franklin instead, but I told her to not even think about it! Also, regarding the "choking game" matter, it has already been addressed. First of all, your child would only be subject to the game if THEY chose to participate in its activities. After all, most cases of the game are of the individual choking themselves, not innocent others. Glades has wonderful teachers and staff, and now it has a new program called Cougar Path (initiated last year), which is similar to a S.T.E.M. Program (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) which I am also part of.The past year included curriculum conducted in the brand new robotics lab, which was a lot of fun. This year I will be attempting to apply for American Heritage, an excellent school in the area, and I feel Glades has prepared me entirely for my high school experience.


Posted February 11, 2012

I'm currently going to this school. I am in 7th grade. For the new comers of this school, all i have to say is, the school itself is a good school, but just watch out for the effect of the students. You will change, either for the better or for the worse, I don't think I've changed. Even if I did, I think I changed for the better, I became nicer than i usually am, I work harder in school, other than that I never changed. I had a friend I've known since we were 3 years old and ever since 6th grade we rarely talk. If you are coming to Glades, let it change you for the better.. Also, if you want to have the proper friends, look closely. Don't go for the ones who are good looking, just because they are doesn't mean they are nice. Get to know them before actually becoming their friend. Like, ask people for information about them, don't make it sound stalker-ish though. Best of luck to you. The teachers there, I guess some are nice, but others are not, they have their own teaching strategies that actually work. I always did good in school right from the start in elementary school, and once i came to Glades, i started getting straight A's. I hope you enjoy your year in Glades!!


Posted November 27, 2011

I'm a student in glades middle school 7th grade and it is an awesome school the teachers are awesome some may not be the most how should i put this "enjoyable" but they are alright. If you have read the comment about the choking game dont worry that has been taking care of. In glades you really have to worry about your grades more for the newcomers reading this it is way different than elementary the work and tests but dont worry about your 5th grade teachers being all "in middle school they wont be all nice like we are" you dont have to worry about that till 7th grade like i am in but you still gotta take it seriously it is still pretty hard. One more word of advise is i know some of you arent gonna take me seriously but i personaly dont like the use of curse words so if you do try not to its not a big deal but its just my opinion. GLADES MIDDLE SCHOOL RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted April 19, 2011

I am in elementary school in 5th grade and glades is not the place for me. There are too many fights and when i heard about the choking game and i was shocked. I wouldn't recomend it


Posted January 24, 2011

The school staff are very careful in their help for parents, everybody makes an effort to follow protocols.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2010

I have a child that attend here and the kids are out of control, the principal can't control them without the help of the miramar police and she uses that threat constantly. The teacher all use the excuse that there are too many kid so they don't have time to notify parents of concerns. The principal gave the teachers the green light to not be accountable for anything by instituting a "student accountability" rule. They do not want involvement from the parents and the school board south are office is wearing rose colored glasses. Don't let the A+ rating fool you they teach for the FCAT after that is over, may as well not even bother.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2010

I have two kids in Glades this year. If you wonder about the school drive them to school and then watch. Please do not let the students who have left posts here sway you into thinking this school is wonderful. If you have a good kid and ou send them there be ready to hear the horror stories. the constant fights, the rowdy disrespectful kids, the constant class disruptions by kids who are only there because the law says they have to. My kid got hurt last week and since it was deemed as an accident no more was done about it. She was knocked down and trampled by 3 kids in her class as they were rushing to get back to their seat to avoid security being called. Admin consequenced the kid who started it all but not the teacher who was supposed to be supervising him while in
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2010

well i have to say that glades is amazing school the teachers are great and the student are sooooo nice.its better than other schools so if you want to take your kid to this school you would not regret it. :D
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 26, 2010

This is a tough age- middle school! There are too many children and in my opinion, not enough supervision, especially in the morning. I refuse to leave my son earlier that 9:15am because fights and mischief happens the most then. I have refused certain field trips because of the massive amount of students. If your a good kid, smart, and not a part of the rowdy crowd, you can pretty much steer clear of trouble. Administration tries its best- and the teachers seem to handle things the best they can- its just a classic case of too many children and not enough adults to go around. The police officer on staff is excellent- Great staff- but the school is too huge!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2010

I beleive the school is closing its eyes to the many many students that do not live in the area- that attend glades. Hello? Many kids are waiting by the city bus stop to get home. Might this be because they are not zoned for glades-? Maybe that would help the overpopulation. Make sure the kids are abiding by district lines. My son's in gms so he hangs out with a good bunch- but i hear and see thing i certainly do not approve of...But i asked my son- do you feel safe? He said 'not really'- 'but ok enough that i am not scared im going to die in school at least.' Uh- not the anser i wanted...Dissapointed :-(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2010

im an eigth grade student at gms and have been a student since sixth grade. the years i have spent in this school are the ones i will look back on fondly. most of the students are kind people and will not shun another person from their group. it is not like one of those 'tv schools'. i personally hang out with a variety of people such as athletic students, choir, H.E.L.P members, yearbook club, etc. the teachers are professional and fair and will always be there for a student.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 9, 2010

I go to Glades middle and I think its awsome. Despite the fighting that sometimes happen. I think the education is great and the teachers too.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2009

My son is entering 7th grade. While we have accepted the school, there are many areas that could be improved. Sadly, it is my belief that there is no public school, in FL, that meets my standards. FL ranks in the bottom 10% in the nation, for schools. Locally, we do need more learning, less FCAT prep, extracurricular activities & P.E. We also need an improved bullying program.
—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.

448 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
62%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

449 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

393 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

469 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
71%
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.

311 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

509 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
63%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

511 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
52%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

507 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
82%
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.

567 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
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.

162 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%
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.

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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
Hispanic 44%
Black 33%
White 11%
Asian 9%
Two or more races 3%
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 51%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 49%53%61%
Master's degree 46%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 4%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 8%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students PE instructor(s)
School social worker/counselors(s)
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. KRISTA HERRERA
Fax number
  • (754) 323-4685

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
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16700 Southwest 48th Court
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