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Holley-Navarre Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 817 students

 
 

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Posted October 3, 2009

This school is an 'A' school . The students and teachers and parents work hard together to earn that 'A' !
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2009

HNM is awesome! Two of my children have attended this school! My oldest is now a sophmore in FSU. My other child is currently in 8th grade. This is an amazing school with caring teachers. My son even hit a few bumps along the way, but all the teachers were supportive, helpful and fair. Great atmosphere. I would highly recommend this school to any family. Too bad we are moving out of the area. We will really miss Holley-Navarre Schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2008

This school has got to be the best school in Florida! Not only academically and P.E wise, but the teachers and staff made the kids feel welcome. They show their care for the student body. I have attended three middle schools this year. I wish i could've stayed in Navarre. But thats where my heart is. Holley Navarre is a comfort zone for everyone. The kids that go there get along well with everyone, though some have their drama issues. But we're kids, what else is expected, right? :] The staff works hard, kids, everyone. Just how it should be. The way the teachers interact with their students is great. Their methods are fun and keep everyone hard at work. Fact for everyone who attended HNMS; they have the ability and confidence to achieve any of their goals wherever they may be in their future.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 23, 2007

I absolutely love HNMS. The other schools I went to were hard, and classes were very boring. When I went to HNMS they made me feel great and I soon had A honor roll. The teachers are fun and yet they can teach us at the same time. The school has the students, teachers, parents, and staff helping one another. Sure there are bullies but the staff has made most of them turn into people that are great friends. I feel right at home when I am in the school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 29, 2007

I agree totally! I've met Ms. Holloway and she's not only very professional, but very personable as well. We were concerned being a military family that it would be tough for our daughter, but everyone there was so welcoming, and my daughter made us promise to not make her change schools again! I dont know what it was like in '03, but today we're very proud Bulldog parents!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2006

My student has for years had problems adapting to new schools. Ms holloway made my son feel so at home, she has sense of humor, and very friendly. He's doing so good now. We're very proud.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2004

My daughter is a sixth grade student at HNMS. My oldest daughter attended Woodlawn Middle School. We are very happy with the change in attitude at HNMS. Woodlawn seems to be too class distinctive where at HNMS, the students are challenged and outside influences are kept to a minimal where possible. Discipline issues are dealt with fairly. At HNMS, students are expected to earn their grades and teachers reinforce this attitude. Thank goodness for a school that cares about the kids academically, pushes each child to reach their full potential and rewards based on individual achievement of that personal potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

I disagree with the prior comments. My oldest son is in 8th grade, and has been attending Holley-Navarre schools since he started kindergarten. We just attended an open house last night, where we went through an abbreviated version of our child's schedule. I have never had a teacher issue with any of my son's teachers at HNMS, and after meeting this year's group, I have to say I'm more than satisfied. My son is a good student, also - A honor roll and National Junior Honor Society. When we have had bully issues (few and far between) that he has not been able to resolve on his own, we have had no problem getting assistance from faculty members. I love HNMS, and would (and do) highly recommend them at every opportunity. P.S. - Judging from last night's attendance, I would say there is a parent involvement issue before there is a teacher involvement issue.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2003

HNMS does not deal with discipline problems. The bullies and brats rule the school. My child is a good student and is being eaten alive by them. Many students have transferred away for similiar reasons. Beware!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2003

teachers worry to much about their personal life dureing school hours, and not enough about the student.


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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.

253 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

255 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
70%
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.

270 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
67%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

268 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

278 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

277 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
72%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

276 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
65%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

270 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
93%
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.

235 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

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.

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 72%
Hispanic 10%
Two or more races 8%
Black 6%
Asian 3%
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 56%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 69%65%61%
Master's degree 27%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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1976 Williams Creek Drive
Navarre, FL 32566
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