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Meadow Woods Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1070 students

 

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Posted November 22, 2013

This is a horrible school!... Don't send your child there my daughter went to that school due to zoning and she was constantly bullied, her grades suffered she was getting D's and F's as soon as I could I moved her out of that school and now she's on the honor roll!!... Tells me a lot about the school and there teachers!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2012

My friend attended to this school and she said it was the best because the teachers where makeing sure that they will pass there grade and she pass and the lunch is good.


Posted July 3, 2012

My sons went to Meadow woods and they don't have a good opinion of this place, you should consider before you placing your child in this school, drugs, bullying ...:(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 17, 2009

I think that this school is very wonderful! My 12 year-old daughter is so excited to go to Meadow Woods Middle School everyday! She has no problems at all at school. Everyday she comes home with w smile on her face, and i think to my self that there is no problem going on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

I am a parent of a six grader. The teachers seem good. My son has had some theft problems, unfortunately. He has also undergone a bully problem as well. I am saddened by the fact that we have had to teach my son to defend himself because of this matter. The problem was resolved because I as a parent did not let it rest until the problem was resolved the the bully was repremanded.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 20, 2008

Not a safe environment for children. School brags about No bullying tolerance but I speak from experience that there is very little done about this problem.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2007

The principals and teachers and staff are very professional. The programs are excellent. The music, sports and other extracurriculum are excellent. On the parents involvement, this is my first year and I am already involved and trying to get other parents to also get involve. I had my grandaughter in private school because I had a different image of public school. I am really amazed at all the activities the work etc. for all the children. I will rate Meadow Woods Middle as an excellent school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 22, 2007

Im a proud parent of a straight a student attending meadow woods middle school for her last year. Its a interesting experience because its not the best school and not the worst and it does have a small problem in bulling but if your kid is good academicaly it will be great anywhere like mine the teachers are very good but they dont waist their time in telling studets to be quite. Is not good but I think their moto is who ever wants to learn will who ever doesnt we will not push you to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2007

Needs better comunication and leadership between Teachers and Students. Motivate extracurricular activities for the ones that aren't into sport activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2007

This school has a bullying and gang activity problem, I had to move and place my son in another school because of unsuccesful resolutions with the principal and staff. parents beware!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2007

weLL I am attending middle woods now and it seems to be freindly im so loving it so far. the staff is great and teachers are really funny and cool they do a great job at teaching
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2006

I am very concerned about the bullying at school.All that is being pushed to the side and something really needs to be done about that.Teachers are not protecting all children.They just split everybody up and send them to clas instead of reprimanding them.It seems like the bullies have the upper hand and they know it as well.They don't care if the get reprimanded.Something needs to be done emididialty.Good children are being transferred from a good school because of these bullies.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2005

I attend meadow woods middle and I absouletly love it. Dr.Rivers is and awesome principal,they have awesome techers,staff!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 10, 2004

Being new to Central Florida and this being my first six-grader I am still gathering my opinion of the school. I think I heard 30+ countries are represented at this school, I appreciate this. Teachers seem fair and have always addressed our needs when we have attended teacher conferences or asked for information. Band seems to be having leadership issues while the orchestra is exceeding parent s expectations. My son went in loving band but after the director left midway through the year the replacement does not seem to be doing well. My son has had some theft problems which somewhat can be blamed on his na ve social understanding of such a large environment. He has seen a number of fights. Security seems to be on top of these as soon as they occur. Only administration complaint would be that I never received much information regarding extra-curricular school activities or events.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 53% in 2014.

297 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

300 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

363 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

358 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
46%
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.

368 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
35%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

370 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

367 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

370 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
62%
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.

352 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
95%

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 "B".
  • 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 "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.

140 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
94%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
96%
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

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n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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2013

 
 
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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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 70%
Black 13%
White 9%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 13%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 70%66%61%
Master's degree 27%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%1%1%
Other degree 1%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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School Leader's name
  • MR. ISOM RIVERS JR.
Fax number
  • (407) 850-5190

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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Orlando, FL 32824
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