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Alonzo And Tracy Mourning Senior High Biscayne Bay Campus

Public | 9-12 | 1752 students

 

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Posted April 22, 2013

What is your rating -- 7 out of 10 -- based on? ATM has the highest Florida School Grades rating: an A. The reviews are mostly very good, except for the one that says the teachers are writing the reviews. But that review is basically illiterate and shouldn't count. So...why the 7?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2012

THE TEACHERS ARE WRITING THESE REVIEWS! THIS IS A C RATED SCHOOL AND ITS GOING TO COME OUT VERY SOON HOW HORRIBLE THIS SCHOOL IS .... ITS WILL BE ON THE NEWS!!! MOTHER'S TALK TO YOUR LITTLE GIRLS ... PLEASE!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 14, 2011

I am a current sophomore at ATM and it is the best school! Our principal is amazing and we have a lot of school spirit! This school is not good if you are good at football but we are getting there. It's a smaller environment which is very nice but the school is growing. I have learned so much! I would recommend ATM to anyone!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 22, 2011

Another great year has ended at ATM High School. The students continue to make achievements and reach their goals! The school surpassed other area high schools in their FCAT scores in only the second year. Our juniors move on to be seniors and I look forward to seeing these amazing students graduate next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2011

I will be part of Alonzo and Tracy Mourning's first graduating class, and I can honestly say I would not trade it for any other school. My education here has been exceptional. There are not many students, the whole school adds up to just about 1,000 students, maybe less. This allows us to be able to get involved in many different activities. It is not hard to find a club or join a sport. The counselors and other staff are friendly and helpful. The teachers are not the most experienced out there, but they work hard to give us the best education they can, and I don't feel that I have missed out by having them teach me. Our principal is amazing! Ms. Alayon really cares about the school and its students and makes a point of appearing at all the important events, even the football games that we tend to lose often. But the biggest praise I have to give this school is how much they work to get us into college. All the english teachers make themselves available for help with our college essays and math teachers are there for SAT help. Our CAP advisor goes around talking to the students and brings speakers in to classes and the school has free SAT prep classes every friday.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 16, 2010

[EnterThe school's security is very low. While on campus, I was able to walk around the school through all the floors and no one stopped me. I wasn't wearing a pass. This is scary. What good is it to have all the gadgets and toys if the school is really not addressing drug issues responsibly. When I paid for my property taxes this years it bothered me knowing the school is really taken a reactive approach rather than a proactive approach to students drug usage. Reactive because they are more concerned with its reputation than the students' welfare. your review here]
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2010

I am(was) a sophomore, and I think this school is okay. They don't really have it all together. I transferred here from a private school, and they STILL have not transferred my credits. The principal is nice, she is pretty great actually. The school is pretty, but for the most part it was built in a swamp. When it rains, the whole school is flooded, and in the morning and at night the school smells HORRIBLE, like sewage. Also, there are a lot of ants and mosquitoes here. There is a good mix of ethnicities, and a lot of students are smart here. However, I think this school needs to get their act together if they think that they will be a 'A' school. I don't know about other teachers, but the teachers I had were mediocore. They were okay, not the best. In my opinion, this school does not challenge.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 13, 2010

I am a freshman and this school is pretty awesome... Like the teachers are really creative. One of my teachers has an elmo doll as a hall pass and the elevators are huge!! i just really love this school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 12, 2010

This School Is amazing! A low student-teacher ratio makes the school shine above all! This school has been amazing to my child and I recommend this school to any student who likes to learn and likes to enjoy school time. They actually make learning fun. Litterally! They have activities and clubs and unlike other schools they actually reward their students for doing well with: Halloween Dances, Pep-Rallys, Assemblies, and much more. All I have to say is, This School is a really Greatschool! :)
—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.
Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

361 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
57%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

417 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

416 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
90%
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 84% in 2012.

450 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
96%

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 "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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.

369 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
54%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

452 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

441 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%
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 51%
White 26%
Black 21%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 63%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 90%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 51%58%61%
Master's degree 45%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 8%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
Art teacher(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Tutor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MRS. SALLY J ALAYON
Fax number
  • (305) 995-2001

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Tutor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Passes/tokens for public transportation
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Playground
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Gymnastics
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Improv
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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2601 Northeast 151st Street
North Miami Beach, FL 33160
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Phone: (305) 919-2000

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