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Silver Lakes Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 829 students

 

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Posted April 27, 2012

The school is wonderful. I have a sixth grade student at Silver Lakes and she loves school. The teachers are excellent and the administration is helpful and caring. I am a happy I chose this school for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2009

Silver Lakes Middle School is an excellent school for children they learn quickly come home with A's and they care a lot about the kids education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 18, 2007

so many extra curricular activities!! great teachers and staff, and very good security, you can trust your child is in EXCELLENT care!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 12, 2006

silver lakes middle school is a very safe school they have had a school grade of
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 17, 2005

Its a pretty good school to me. Not many people like the principal,and some of the rules are kinda stupid,but a lot of the teachers there are good and you can make a lot of friends!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 17, 2005

Nice school. Ok FCAT Rating.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 3, 2005

I teach here and the school gets a lot of bad press, but most students have teachers who really care about teaching. The staff is great and works well together. The administration needs to follow through with discipline and this will be an excellent school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 4, 2005

With the new principal has come change and most of it is negative. Most of the best staff has left. Kids wander the hall unsupervised. It is a dangerous school with constant fights. Don't allow your child to use the restroom unless it is crowded and between classes!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2005

I love this school but the Principal gots to go. She makes up all of this rules. We have to have a escort to go to the bathroom, if we don not we get swept. But kids should come here. It is very fun and you make a lot of friends people all ways put Silver Lakes down but do not listen to them.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

276 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

278 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
43%
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.

272 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

287 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
31%
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.

186 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
12%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

244 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

243 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
26%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
27%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

239 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
83%
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.

161 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
93%

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 "D".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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 66% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
89%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
92%

2013

 
 
n/a
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, 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 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 78%
Hispanic 13%
White 4%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 8%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 87%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 59%53%61%
Master's degree 39%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%2%1%
Other degree 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. KATHRYN SULLIVAN
Fax number
  • (754) 322-4685

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7600 Tam Oshanter Boulevard
North Lauderdale, FL 33068
Phone: (754) 322-4600

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