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Odyssey Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 940 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted December 23, 2013

Odyssey is a great school! Teachers are very nice and there are no gangs and no violence. Odyssey is very strict about dress code and school rules, they aren't like other schools that pretend there are no rules. The staff are very kind and have a positive attitude.


Posted September 26, 2013

Odyssey Middle school has been such a great experience for my grandkids. Lots of attention and hands on with the kids in school to make it a more enjoyable classroom setting. The teachers are very involved in making sure all the kids get the same quality education no matter what. In today's time we need these teachers to be almost like second parents and I totally feel very confident that my grandkids are in the best of hands.


Posted March 12, 2011

The gang activity is on the raise and it would be shame if they don't get the control on this which involves only a hand full of students, but I have witnessed how this can grow exponentially and destroy the whole school and in result the community where we live in.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 5, 2010

The worst school i have been to in my life!!!! The teachers push you around like your a rag doll,un sanitary bathroom stalls,and on a technology bases is HORRIBLE!!


Posted June 4, 2009

i was a seventh grader here at odyssey, but now moving on to lake nona for eight grade. i think this is a wonderful school, in a great district. but i would say its just a little to scrit in some ways. and that it needs to create more social gatherings for us, the students!! but overall its a great school! A shoutout to mrs. hollis from the gladiators team in seventh grade well miss you!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 15, 2008

Odyssey Middle School is the best place to learn that i can think of.The teachers are nice and I got a great warm welcome into 6th grade.I hope that everyone will come to odyssey once they can.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 27, 2008

I am a student here at odyssey and i think that it is a great learning enviorment.I was in 6th grade and felt welcomed .At the same time of learning I had lots of fun!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 12, 2007

There is only word to describe odyssey middle school and that is amazing! my son achieved so much success because of school s ever so caring teachers. They love their students, work with them everyday, are highly certified. Numerous clubs as well as sports to choose from based on your child s personal interests, and put a smile on their faces everyday. Also, countless events take place everyday such as drama plays, chorus and band concerts, parent facuilty meetings, reading/math family nights, and so much more. You will love getting to know mrs.Painter, mr.Sosa, mr.Danner, and mr.Townsend, who strive everyday to teach the students the meaning of hard work. Safety is always enforced. It is no doubt a school where educational excellence is a reality. You will not regret sending your child to odyssey middle school, thank you odyssey!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2006

My son is currently a 7th grader at this middle school. This school has been great in keeping me informed on my child's progress. At all times I know what is going on with his academics. There is great encouragement on the school's part for children to participate in extracurricular activities. My experience with this school has been nothing but positive.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 9, 2006

Odyssey Middle is a beautiful new school in the Vista Lakes community. The teachers really care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 23, 2006

Quality of academic programs are not high. Extracurricular activities are not dominate. Level of parent involvement is very low. This school is like a prison.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 13, 2006

Odyssey Middle School has been a great learning envirorment for my children. The academic program is excellent and the availability of art,sports, and other extracurricular activities is one of the best. I see alot of parental involvemnet and the staff are wonderful to interact with. They really care.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 24, 2006

Very good curriculum with dedicated and committed teachers. Good sports program for girls and boys and have won many championships in track, volleyball, basketball and soccer.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

Excellent teaching staff great communication to parents regarding student performance however in my opinion student safety requires major improvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 26, 2005

Excellent school. My son has gone all 3 years and got a lot out of it. He is doing the best ever and is looking forward to high school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

This is an excellent school. Coming from a NY district, where there was total mayhem and chaos, this is a very stable evironment. Yes, some complain about lack of transportation for extra curricular activities, but that is all over Florida, not just here. There is plenty for the students to do during the school day and after school. The teachers are very committed and the school has a very strict regiment. I love the fact that with K12 I can check everyday my child's assignments, school work, completed works and grades. This is an excellent school and I am sorry that my child is in his last year here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2005

Odyssey is a school with stong academic goals from the administration, staff, parents, and students.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 3, 2005

My daugther started in this school in the second semester, and our experience in base on that matter. Because in some classes they don't help the kids to be at the same level that the others kids are, for example, a lot of kids came from other countries and the ESOL programas is not enough, every school had to be a program to help this kids so they can be at the same level at others,because not all schools are theaching the same thing. My daughter is an A's student and she is having problmes with math and she can't take tutoring,because the school don't have tranportation at that hours and we have only one car at home,so it's imposible for us right know to get her at school for tutoring, and her teacher is not helping too much with her gaps. But besides that this school are great and the teachers are very proffesional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 5, 2005

Only about 1 out of every 3 teachers accually care about the students and most of the work that happens at this school is just filler work to take up time. Don't expect to get very many grades back due to the teachers being 'to overwhelmed' or only grading one home work assaingment a week but giving the students 4 assignments. Over all rating: C
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 5, 2005

Very week academic level. Lots of students can't even read at a 6th grade level and the school makes no efforts to improve. So many people that can't even speak english that there is a need for a translator. Most of the work is just filler. Don't expect to get many grades back because the teachers just dont care. The only good that I have seen in that school has been taken away in the 3 or 4 years that it has been open. I feel that there is no effort put forth for the childs education.
—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.

287 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

287 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

311 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

313 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

326 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

325 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

325 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

321 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
85%
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.

301 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
98%
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 "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "A".

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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Hispanic 60%
White 19%
Black 13%
Asian 6%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 9%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 65%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%66%61%
Master's degree 37%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Orlando, FL 32829
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