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Osceola Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 875 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted June 3, 2014

Best school ever. This place is like my second home. They offer band, algebra 1 for 7th grader. Next year they will have geometry for the 8th graders.


Posted August 20, 2009

i think the teachers in this school are so nice and i hope that they will continue that way even after i leave this school im an eigth grader and this school needs more things that the studants can been involved with like swat and bilders club and the morning anouncements so thank you teachers and i will try to use all of what yall teach me in everyday life . i honestly cant wait to see my freinds and talk to them at school and maybe this year they will have studants from the higher grades interact with the other studants i know i would like that. thanks
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2009

Hi i'm a student at oceola.In oceola the teachers there are like family to me.Every time i enter the building all the teacher's welcome me and ask'how are you?' and that get's me really happy in the morning and not sleepy.Now i'm in the 7th and i love that school already.'When you finish 8th you'll feel your missing something in you live' Said one of the graduate's.Well i hope if you have a child going to oceola middle school let them enter it's a great place!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 12, 2009

I am a current student at OMS, and (mind you, I love school) I feel like, while it is a good school, there are still some discrimination issues. The curriculum is properly taught, and the safety is satisfactory, but sometimes, the personal feelings of the staff show a bit too much (and when reported, isn't taken care of).
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 30, 2007

Osceola middle school is an awesome school, with great teachers. This school also offers great courses to prepare students for high school. I as a previous student of Osceola Middle school, have to say that it is the perfect school to spend the middle school yearsin.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 14, 2005

I think the school needs to offer more extracurricular activities for the students, ie. SWAT. The student counsel should also have more fundraisers so when the 8th graders go to Washington DC, it does not cost the parents so much money. Before the DC trip this year I would suggest that parents get involved in the preparation of this trip!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2004

Osceola Middle School is a great school! My daughters enjoy the campus and their friends. The teachers are encouraging and positive. I feel like they are in a safe, nurturing environment that promotes a love of learning.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 56% in 2014.

157 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

159 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

159 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
35%
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 53% in 2014.

225 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

226 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
44%
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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

241 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
47%
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.

128 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

243 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

244 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

242 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
73%
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.

237 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
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 "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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.

121 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
97%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
78%
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.

19 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 57%
Hispanic 29%
Black 7%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 81%79%61%
Master's degree 19%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%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 8%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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825 SW 28th St
Okeechobee, FL 34974
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