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Lockhart Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 810 students

 

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Posted December 17, 2009

My child does not like attending school anymore and does not feel safe. More staff and peer supports are needed to address bullying. She is preforming well at her studies but is distracted by avoiding fights and peer intimidation. Also, I believe she could be challenged more academically.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 16, 2009

I have been very impressed with the sixth grade teachers. They have shown great teaching skills, efforts, and dedication. My child has improved considerably thus far. The only disapointment has been the hour of lunch time, and the cafeteria staffs rudeness to the children. That needs work. Overall, I rate the school high.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2009

This school has the best resources and teacher that I have ever seen. Great School Great look!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2009

Parents rating this school as 'great' are the minority, not the majority. I & the majority of parents I know or speak with feel this school is of extremely low quality. Much of the staff is incredibly rude/lacks basic manners, the new resource officer is unprofessional/unethical & shouldn't be allowed anywhere near a school campus. There's a 50/50 chance (at most) of getting a teacher that will even bother speaking with a parent. Every parent I know is continuously working to get their child out of this school or praying that their child makes it through. Many students show little/no respect & it creates a dangerous and chaotic environment. It creates an environment that's makes learning difficult. There is a general feeling of disgust/hatred of the school by students & parents alike from all racial & income backgrounds with students being from all levels of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2009

This is a great school with terrific teachers who really actually care about students, and a great safe area.


Posted February 4, 2008

I love my school. I am a straight A student and are a candidate for the nationakl junior Honor Society. The teachers are amazing, especially Mrs Bashinski. Honestly, the students could use some work some times but we are like every school with its extremely occasional fights.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2007

My child says her teachers are all very nice; but does not seem to be highly motivated in the area of science (it would be nice if the students could have projects, or experiments to do rather than mostly just of of the book studying. Computer classes simply not challenging enough, either.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 27, 2007

When you are a parent that cares about your child's education, you will monitor your child and your child's educators. My oldest child attended Lockhart and did not do well. I blame my child for not wanting to learn and I blame the teachers for giving up when I did not. Not matter how often I was at the school, most of her teachers turned their back when she decided she wanted to learn. I now have another child in Lockhart, the staff has changed because a lot of her elementary school staff are now at Lockhart and I know I won't have the issues that I had with the oldest child. Education begins at home. School/teachers are not our babysitters. We send our children to school to learn the criteria needed to become successful in life.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 24, 2006

What a wonderful year Lockhart has had. The Visual Arts teacher has supported my child through a difficult time in our family. The school is working hard to raise test scores. Reading and writing are skills are strong at this school. More parent need to be involved, PTA and SAC are low on parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 22, 2005

My son is in his second year at Lockhart and has had many excellent learning experiences and teachers. He is frequently out of school for competitions. His principal, guidance advisor, and teachers have been very supportive in my son's endeavors. The support given him has allowed him to stay on track with his school work while he is away. The staff is very visible during the school day and violence is kept to a minimal. I frequently volunteer at the school and do not see many disturbances. This is a very diverse cultural school with great learning and extracurricular experiences for the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2005

Lockhart has a low level of parental involvment throughout all grades, and a good music program<band and chorus> , and an average to below average art class , sports are included in P.E. and track and basketball and volleyball.Plus there is a free after school prgram , The Boys and Girls Club of orlando.There are of course a few good teachers and a couple of bad ones , though classes are around average.This school also has a reputation for violence and such. The level of racial tension is extreme. This school is not fantastic , but I would never call it bad, and also there are no *superficial standards* at all.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted June 1, 2005

My child started 6th grade last year @ Lockhart Middle School. I was terrified to put her there because I had heard people tell me how rough the school was and there there was a lot of violence. This couldn't be further from the truth. She was on the 'Panther' team, which is regarded as the more 'advanced' students, and was surrounded every day by the same group of kids. All of the teachers motivated the kids to do well. The music program is wonderful! I was surprised to find that there are so many extracurricular activities . . there's something for everyone. The band program rocks! This school far exceeded my expectations. I'm glad I gave this school a chance. She loves this school and can't wait to be a 7th grader. All of my worries were for nothing. The school is great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2004

Great School . My daughter is in 7th grade on the diamonds team . All of her teachers are wonderful. She loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2004

Excellent experienced teachers, dedicated administration, diverse student body Old facility, but fairly well maintained Strong curriculum following Orange County's and FCAT requirements Parents invited to participate in SAC and PTSA Free after school program through Boys and Girls Club
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 10, 2004

My son attends Lockhart Middle school and is in the gifted program. The teachers are wonderful. Lockhart needs more parents involved. The principal is working to make Lockhart an 'A' school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 2, 2003

My son is in the eighth grade at lockhart. I will be very happy when he leaves that school. There are alot of fights and racial tension. The teachers at lockhart are great. But, I have been told from some of these teachers about the daily fighting and racial problems. I have also seen it and heard many students comments about each other, which starts a fight. Lockhart transfers in many students from other school districts. Most of these tranfer students are trouble and start trouble at lockhart. So I ask, why are they here. Lockhart needs to help it own district kids before bringing in others.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2003

My child was a member of the tiger team at Lockhart and Mr. Levine who was the geography teacher was the most caring and motivating factor in my childs school career thus far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2003

My child has attended Lockhart Middle School. Some of the teachers are wonderful and really care about the students. I found overall the quality of education was somewhat lacking. The school is a 'C' school (FCATS).


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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.

262 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

260 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
40%
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.

297 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

297 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
37%
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.

266 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

266 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

263 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

259 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

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.

265 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
97%

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 "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 "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.

98 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
96%
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
Black 53%
Hispanic 22%
White 18%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 60%66%61%
Master's degree 36%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MS. ALLISON KIRBY
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  • (407) 296-6549

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