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Memorial Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 762 students

 

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Posted February 22, 2014

Memorial middle is a joke there way behind in learning there's no active activities for the kids and there is a lot of bullying with little being done.If your looking for looks its nice but learning is horrible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 27, 2013

Worst school ever. A few days after enrolling my child, I took him out and put him in a much better school. At Memorial Middle there is a lot of bullying and bad kids. The children don't learn and the school I moved my son to, they had to catch him up because he was behind at Memorial. Don't take your kids here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2013

it's great it has good staff and teachers and I think i'am going to have a great year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted February 21, 2013

We love this school! Teachers care, they are approachable. My son has never been happier. We moved from a private school that was horrible. I can't believe this school is free. Some public schools really get it right!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2009

I love this school and all my teachers.They show me the right way to do things.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 1, 2009

i love my school momerial is the best ever
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 6, 2009

My sons are now attending IB programm in MMS. It is a new programm and can be inproved. MMS moved into its brand new facility earlier this year and it looks really beautiful. Dr. Shames, the principal, is very nice and hard working, so as the assistant principals. Although there are a lot to be improved, in my opinion, MMS is on its way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 29, 2008

I think a school is what a parent make of if Memorial is one of the olsest schools and I attended it, but however itimproved my son and his gpa is 3.0 Way to go MMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 7, 2007

MMS got a new principal this year. The school is in an old elementary school and doesnt' have a gym right now but the new building will be real nice when it's done. The soccer team won the championship game! There is a chess club and science club and mentors and an IB program. There is band too but they really need more instruments. My child likes being a Memorial Soldier!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2007

memorial middle school is the worst school ever ..they are not even in grade level.they are very bad kids.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 15, 2005

MMS prides itself with its HIGH FIVE'S: BE 1)RESPECTFUL 2) RESPONSIBLE 3)DEDICATED 4)MOTIVATED 5)SAFE. The principal, teachers and staff are working very hard to improve the FCAT test scores for MMS. Although I do not personally believe that this fairly represents the school. Ms. Burke has continuously worked hard to improve academic standards. The Band continues to soar to great heights under the leadership of JB Wilkins, winning competitions and getting rave reviews. Kids are involved in sports and compete in interscholastic competitions. There is a feeling of warmth when you walk into the office. Ms. Burke is very visible in the school and she is very approachable. Same is true for the teachers and staff. School uniforms is also a norm, and although it is yet to become mandatory, majority of the students do wear school colors most of the time. Strict dress code is enforced. WAY TO GO MMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 28, 2003

This Middle school is one of the greatest schools in orlando. The community its in is not all that great but they still make a differnes.


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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 52% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
25%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

272 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
36%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
32%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
29%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 51% in 2013.

231 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

219 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

227 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

220 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
81%
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 "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "D".

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.

55 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
71%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 78% 23%
Hispanic 17% 29%
Two or more races 2% 3%
White 2% 42%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian N/A 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 100%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 66%66%61%
Master's degree 32%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Shelia Windom
Fax number
  • (407) 245-1820

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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2220 29th St
Orlando, FL 32805
Phone: (407) 245-1810

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