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Westridge Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1227 students

 

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Posted November 22, 2013

HI iam a student at Westridge Middle School, i honestly cant stand the school. To start of with when i was in 6th grade i was bullied harshley by my race, it came to the point where i almost thought about killing my self luckily i had friends at home. now that iam in 7th things are a little better but i still get bullied by my race my clothes the kids there are bullys and the teachers and administrators do nothing about it even when you go to them for guidence. i Would NOT send my child here.!!!


Posted July 19, 2013

I went to this for all 3 years. I love this school, it changed me for the better. I was really shy in the 6th grade, but then I started getting involved in the things I loved. Going to Book Club with Ms. Wong (a teacher there) was the highlight of my middle school life. Westridge isn't all bad, sure there are kids with bad attitudes but all schools have kids like this! I had sooo much fun in Middle School, sometimes I wish I could change some things. But not doing some of those would have never let me become who I am today!


Posted November 22, 2011

I go to this school im in 6th grade , so far i like this school the kids are friendly but like any other school there is stupid kids with bad attitudes the principle is very nice most teachers are understanding only a couple that you cannot deal with but other than that it is actually really good the dress code is a little strict but watever


Posted July 27, 2008

As a former teacher of the past 5 years at Westridge, the school has had its ups and downs. There is good & bad in all situations in life and Westridge has had it's share of good & bad. The custodial staff maintain a clean environment for students, considering the building is 30+ years old. Now if that could only spread to other parts of the school. One issue that seemed to change each new school year was the rules. Rules, polices, procedures are changed by administration on a monthly basis which not only confuses the teachers but definately confuses the students. And most of that stems from the cloths that kids wear. Parents need to make sure kids are appropriately dressed in order for learning to occur. Some of the teachers are great. But if they don't get all great teachers, they won't succeed in their mission. I
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 27, 2007

As a former instructor at Westridge (2006), I can provide a more accurate assessment of its instructional capabilities. The administration is sound and firm. Rules are strictly enforced to minimize student distractions and ensure optimal learning. The children are no different from other adolescents in other schools, although many encounter more challenges at home. And herein lies the problem - teachers can only be successful if they are supported by parents. With less than 15% parent-involvement, it becomes exceedingly difficult to institute positive change and reinforcement of academic and social skills. Teachers cannot be blamed for student failures when parents are uninvolved and failing to support their children academically, emotionally, & financially. Regardless, I loved the administration, students, and community of Westridge and maintain that it is one of the best in Orange County. If you have specific questions, I would be happy to address them. Email me at nicholecm@yahoo.com.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 28, 2006

I love Westridge Middle School!I enjoyed my 2.5 years there.Its a great enviroment to learn in.While I attended WMS the school had a change in principals but yet it manage to keep the school in shape.However there was one thing I really disliked;I dislike the fact that we had to tuck in our shirts.I always thought that the way we dress doesn't have nothing to do with the way we learn.But overall I really like WMS and I would support it with anything.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted July 25, 2006

Westridge is a good school dont get me wrong. The other students are nice and friendly. I feel that while I was out there teachers would discipline students for no reason at all. Also the teachers are really nice they are easy to bound with. You can talk to the teachers about anything. The principal on the other hand is very kind and understanding. He wouldnt like to punish you for some of the things the teachers right you up for, but the teacher say they saw you do something so he feel he has to go along! The administration team is very discipline and strict and they make sure all of the rules are being followed. The school overall is a very fun and exciting place to learn! I love this school and will support them in anything!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 13, 2006

The feedback I am getting from students attending the school is very disturbing. It sounds as if the students are never believed when the truth is told to faculty and staff. As a result they are being punished no matter what. It is really bad to hear kids tell about their peer explaining certain situations to teachers and the principal and being called liars and punished because of what the teachers thought they saw happen. How can trust and respect be given to this staff when they wont listen. I've been told about these incidentses since the beginning of school. Some students are allowed to do as they pleased and others are not. None should be allowed to do as they pleased, just what they are supposed to do as students. How can student excell in an atmosphere like that. Parents talk to your children.
—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.

392 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
25%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

384 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
34%
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.

413 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

359 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
41%
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.

390 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

369 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
30%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

395 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
29%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

378 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
68%
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.

317 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
89%

2010

 
 
91%
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.

130 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
92%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

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n/a

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n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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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 52%
Hispanic 41%
White 3%
Asian 2%
Two or more races 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 24%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 71%66%61%
Master's degree 27%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%1%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MR. CHRISTOPHER CAMACHO
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3800 West Oak Ridge Road
Orlando, FL 32809
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