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Fort King Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1104 students

 
 

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Posted April 20, 2009

I teach 7th grade science at FKMS and I honestly love this school. I have taught for 12 years but only the last 6 years at FKMS. Overall, I find the teachers/staff to be very caring and they really want to see the students do well. Many help students after school. My students this year have true integrity and really give it their all. It will be bitter-sweet to see them move to the 8th grade. Michelle Homan
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 5, 2008

It sucks the teachers yell i have been there for 6th 7th and i am in 8th now...
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 8, 2008

I go to ft king and have been going there all since the 7th grade its an 'okay' school but i would rather be attending osceola since i went theree for 6th grade and loved it. Not trying to put ft king down but thats my oppinion you dont really get to socialize as much in the morning or at lunch. The trachers dont communicate as much and they dont get involved in alot of activities but its an ok school better than some others. Hope ft king continues to grow better and better every year!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2008

This place is awsome! and they give alot of parties and rallies and let u hang ut with ur friends and the teachers make learning fun!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 8, 2008

I Attend Fort King middle School. I am in my final year attending. The teachers are great. well most until u get to the 8th. I do truly wish we had athletics. we don't have any as of now. we got a new principal by the name of wayne livingston that really cares about each and every student. he does his best to please everyone. guidence department is awesome! the discipline department could use some help though, better deans could improve it. In my three years being here we have only had five fights. But i must say my last year has been my favorite! I believe its because of our new principle. :)Kiela-Cyr Turner fort kings class of 2008!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 29, 2008

I would very much like to see better communication between teachers and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2007

I would like to say that I have been very pleased with Fort King Middle school's guidance department. my daughter is in the eighth grade there and she has been through some very tough times at a young age. Her counselor, Mr. DeVilling, was wonderful. He helped her to feel better about her self, her future; and helped her to find strength to face those tough situations yet to come. I cannot thank Mr. DeVilling enough for the time and caring he has shown with my daughter and all the kids at Fort King Middle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 4, 2007

I did not have very high expectations when we arrived here. However, Fort King has been a fabulous experience for my children. Their music program is extraordinary, and Mr. Fritz does a wonderful job encouraging the children, and helping them truly appreciate music. I only wish my daughter could stay another year with this band. I also think they need more sports programs for girls, to help keep the children out of trouble, and physically fit.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

my child came from another Marion county school that she continually had problems at. this one has been perfect. I love the calls that we get from the school notifying us if she misses school and if there are alerts we need to know about.i wish the grade went higher than 8th.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2007

I find that FT King is a fantastic school. This is my daughter's second year in attendance and I could not hope for more attentive teachers. Most are very prompt in responding to emails and will take the time to sit and discuss academic progress with parents if you make an appointment thru guidance. There are some exceptional teachers at FT King. Consider yourself fortunate if your child can attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2005

when we got here from pa the school attendants were very generous. it was a much bigger school then expected. Everyone was friendly and courteous. There is a problem with busses too full i now take and drop of my son to school everyday but other than that its average with the students. Their are still children here that pick on others like anywhere else but my son likes it here and has met a few friends so cant complain.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 31, 2005

Academic program is average. No sports for girls only boys, which is sad. My daughter wanted to continue to play basketball and was unable to. Good involvement with parents. Late school start is difficult for working parents and kids aren't allowed into the school early. Must remain outside till first bell. No before or after school activities. Great music program if your child is inclined. Music Director is excellent and expects excellence in his students.
—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.

350 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

349 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
54%
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.

362 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

362 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

336 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

336 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

338 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

331 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
69%
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.

369 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
98%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
96%
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 54%
Black 19%
Hispanic 19%
Two or more races 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 162%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 22%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 65%63%61%
Master's degree 31%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 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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