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Oakridge Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1012 students

 

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Posted December 21, 2013

Some staff can be unfriendly and there's not many teachers supervising the students in the hallways.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 30, 2013

My oldest daughter enetered this school this past year and is in the advanced program which has still held some challenge for her. They could work on the social aspect of the school, like dances and things that the kids actually like to attend, but educationally it is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2012

This school is a big disappointment. Bullying is a problem and not dealt with as being serious. For over two years this has been true for my child. This has all been more than any one person (my student) should have to bear. It has opened my eyes to just how little the district really intends on dealing with bullying. Majority of faculty and staff are unfriendly and make me feel like it's an imposition to them for me to be there. Yearly Open House is a joke and nothing more than teachers explaining their background, info on Angel, and a quick rundown of how the class is set up to run for that period. No time for questions from parents and again seemingly bothered if you do ask. My ESE student has not made progress two years in a row here. Mark of a truly great school is what it can do with those students ranking lower on test scores and struggling to reach grade level expectations. When you look at testing scores pay more attention to the sub-categories and see the lack of progress there. It can be a better gauge of how things really are. It's the last year to be in this school and there will be no regret at leaving it behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2010

Very disappointed with this school. My child's transition from a caring and supportive elementary school to this school was terrible and traumatic. My older daughter attended this school and this is where she learned about gangs and was accused of wearing gang-related clothing - when she had no idea what was wrong. Office staff are great but some teachers should be teaching juvenile delinquents (my opinion). Her self-esteem has suffered and I am taking her out of this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2010

This a great school and I dont know what I would do without all the great teachers and my education is amazing!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 1, 2009

My daughter plays the cello in the orchestra and we as parents are very happy we live in the OMS school district. We know she is getting a great education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 31, 2009

Its the best middle school I ever went to. There teachers are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 27, 2009

Oakridge is great school. Advice to give to parents,is to listen to your kids. If they want to be in a sport the school offers, get them the physical and sign them up. If they get put in a regular math class but they feel they can do just as well if not better in an honors course, get the papers and have a meeting with the guidance counselor in charge of schedules. Advice to students, well, just stay focused. Do your homework, study for tests and you must ask questions if you are confused. How will you ace a test if you don`t understand the lesson? You won`t. Try your hardest on everything you do and even though it is middle school don`t think that`s all it is. It`s the start to your future. Don`t tease 6th graders, you were one just a year or so ago. Be nice!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 28, 2009

Terrific administration, wonderful teachers. Clean and safe facility. I have two children in this school and they are both excelling - honor students. The school deserves its A+ rating!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2009

I have gone to OMS for the full 3 years now and Ive loved it from the start. Most of the teachers are fabulous and really love their job. Of course, there will always be a few..but it has been great and I feel fully prepared to go to high school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 1, 2008

Awful school unless you like the fact that you will have your child up to 2 am doing homework.


Posted October 16, 2008

I go to Oakridge Middle school and 100% approve Its safe and i love it there any kid would. GOOOOOO BULLDOGS. =)
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2008

Excellent school with caring hard working staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2007

I don't think there is enough supervision when the students are changing classes. I think that consideration for the parents is lacking.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2006

I would like to emphasize how wonderful I find Oakridge Middle School to be. As a protective mother, I have to admit that this school has a very good system. I have personally tried to enter onto the school premises to test the security and was immediately asked to go to the office. I not only tried to test the system once but three times. I feel that my children are 98% safe at this school. I would, however, like to see more cameras added to the hallways so as to stop any student from breaking into another student's locker. As for the education, I am extremely pleased! I only wish OMS would offer more P.E./sports, as I feel that not only is exercise important physically but also essential for the mind. Students can release energy and also learn to work together with others as is also needed academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2005

This school has a common balance of teachers with their own personal techniques, however we have found that there are a couple of teachers in particular that have an extreme militant outlook that supressed our child last year. So far this year the instructor line up and schedule seems far more realistic for our child. As long as we remember that children are not a group to be generalized, we will all be much better off. Assist creativity, build character and never compartmentalize!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2005

Quality teachers willing willing to put in the time and go the extra mile with your children. Also, two very good after school programs. We have used both Pat's kids club and Sports camp.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2005

Disappointed in the cliques and gangs observed in the school based on attire, affluence and ethnicity. Not as accomodating for children with special needs as would be expected. Emphasis on the whole rather than the individual.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2005

Both of my children have gone to OMS. I have been very involved in their schooling at OMS. The staff is tremendous from the principal down to the support staff. Couldn't ask for anything else.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2004

Both my son and daughter go to Oakridge Middle School and the school is pretty on top of a potential drug issue or fight. I feel that the school is pretty safe.
—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 52% in 2013.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

351 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

318 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%
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.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

329 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

327 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
57%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

330 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
89%
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.

390 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
99%

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 "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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

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.

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
White 63% 42%
Hispanic 25% 29%
Black 6% 23%
Asian 2% 3%
Two or more races 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%50%61%
Master's degree 40%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Reading specialist(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Kevin Saba
Fax number
  • (239) 377-4801

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
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