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Freedom Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1036 students

 

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Posted July 29, 2014

Since my son is in this school, I noticed he is motivated and more responsible for attending and punctuality. The parent/teachers communication is A+.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2013

I am A Student At freedom middle school right now,i moved there in may i came from Kissimmee Middle School And it was straight trash and then i moved to freedom middle school and the teachers were nice and caring to get me on track and be successful way better that Kissimmee Middle School


Posted October 10, 2012

This school made a huge difference in son's life who is now successfully in High School; so much that we actually have to moved to be closer to the school. Staff are great. They keep you posted on your son's education, needs and progress. Bullies free, the music program the best by far in Orlando, clean, safe, with after school program with differents activities. Teachers are respectful and friendly, and strict when it needs to be. It will take me a while to finish this review, but I can tell you now that my youngest one that is now in elementary school is going to FMS when the time comes. So I guess I'm not moving for a very long time.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 29, 2012

Freedom middle school is amazing it is truly one of a kind, I love all my teachers and the others are amazing also!!!!!


Posted May 4, 2010

Excellent communication throughout. The Administration team is by far the most involved, supportive staff that a parent could ask for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2009

My son goes to FMS. At FMS my child is challenged and safe. I go to work every day knowing they will take care of my son in case of an emergancy. I use progress book everyweek to keep me informed about my son's academics. Also, the administration supports and encourage me to be part of their community. Parents entering negative reviews need to get involve in their child's education and stop looking for excuses and blame other for their lack of interest.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2009

awsome i love that school i go there......wonderful i love all my teachers...
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 28, 2008

The school is a great place to learn and have fun. The teachers are fanaminal and the student even greater.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 25, 2007

Great school. Wonderful emphasis on academics and student safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2007

freedom middle school is a great school that provides a variety of classes that oversee the easy and create a eduacated challenge also it has an after school program that is lso great.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted September 25, 2007

Having moved from out of state to Orlando, we like Freedom Middle, however, the diversity may be leading to unchallenging assignments and being easy on students. My child hs had all A's, yet seems to spend only a half hour if that 'studying' or doing homework at night. I definitely don't want 3 hours/night of homework, but more challenging work that helps kids explore the world, current events, etc should be part of the curriculum. My child was definitely more challenged and seemed more involved before.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2007

I think parents rather write the negative stuff only because they are not involved with the school. My daughter goes to freedom and I am proud of the staff etc. This is an excellent school!!!! I recommend this school to everyone!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2007

As a parent and a grandparent of students who have attended Freedom Middle, I must say the overall approach of the administration is oppressive. There is very little freedom to be an individual at this school. The administration tends to be selective about it's approach to different ethnic groups. I hope my child's next four years encourage her to learn and be excited about education again. It took everything I had to encourage her to stay in school. Basically, I just had to assure her that things would be better in the next school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 6, 2007

The teachers are very hands on and the music program is wonderful!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2007

This is a excellent school, my son achieve his grades and the teachers are very helpful. I recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2007

I'm glad we moved away from that school. My child hated it, going to school was a nightmare for him. They need to have better control over their school and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

313 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

310 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

354 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

352 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2014.

353 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

353 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

353 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

353 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
75%
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.

367 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
93%
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 66% in 2014.

198 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
95%
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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
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
Hispanic 54%
White 21%
Black 14%
Asian 7%
Two or more races 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 17%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 68%66%61%
Master's degree 32%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MR. DUSTY JOHNS
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  • (407) 585-6132
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2850 West Taft Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32837
Phone: (407) 858-6130

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