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Robert H. Jenkins, Junior Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 705 students

 

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Posted June 6, 2014

This is a wonderful school! The individuals that work at the school are both compassionate and professional. They strive to bring out the best in each student. In addition to this, the students are constantly motivated to achieve excellence in all that they do! In order to continue the encouragement of excellence, the school ensures that each student is properly awarded for their successes. I thank everyone at the school for ensuring that our children are equipped with the skills, knowledge, and critical thinking skills to succeed academically and emotionally during the most challenging years of their education! I would like to offer the following professionals a special "Thank You" for a job well done in the 2013-2014 academic school year: * Dr. Richard Surrency * Kelley Prince * Patti Smith * Trish Davy * Debra Gastelum * Lisa McDonald * Rhonda Massey * Rodney Webb * Andrea Wells Thank you all for ensuring that my son received the best education throughout the school year and for going and above and beyond to bringing out his personal best! You are appreciated and deserve special recognition for your accomplishments!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 29, 2011

This is a good school and they have some of the best electives here! I love the teachers and other staff here!


Posted March 13, 2009

This is the best school that lets the kids get involved. There is clubs for good causes such as Beta and Builders club. The guidance conselors are very helpful to solve any problem kids like me have. Mrs. Hurst and Mrs. Drew have been a great deal of help that changed my whole life around. The teachers like Mr. Gastulem, Miss McCraney, Mrs. Leary, Mrs. Wilkonson, Mrs. Pickens, Mr. Drew, Mrs. McDonald and many more are very nice and care about students. Without these teachers, this school wouldn't be as good as it is. And finally, we get to the Principal and the Assistant Principal. Mr. Surrancy and Mrs. Oliver are quite a team. They have this sparkle in their eye that lets everyone know that they care about what truly matters- the children. They support the children and help them succeed. Thank you so much for this wonderful school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 19, 2008

Jenkins Middle School is the best place to be. We offer Technology, Drama, Agriscience, P.E., and business classes. We have 5 computer labs, and three classes that also contain full computer labs. In fact, we've recently received a new Mac Wireless lab that students will be able to use. Our reading coach was named the best reading coach in the county during the 2007 school year by our Superintendent and she works one on one with teachers to help them incorporate better reading strategies into their teaching and with students to help them improve their fluency, comprehension, vocabulary and confidence. Jenkins has a large library with tons of new books and over 30 computers. Jenkins is the total package. Each year, more JMS 8th graders are recognized as the top eighth graders than any other school in the county. That says it all!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 31, 2008

Tis is the best middle school in Putnam county. The reason why is because this school has the highest grades and the best reviews by parents, students, and anyone else who had experience at this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 4, 2007

Jenkins is a wonderful school with caring administrators, teachers, and staff. I've been very happy with the education and personal attention my child received. He's been more successful at the high school because of his experiences at Jenkins. I would strongly recommend JMS to anyone who wants a great environment and quality instruction for their child. It's the best in the county as far as I'm concerned.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2007

this is a wonderful school it have great staff and the principle is a great person
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2005

This is a very nice school that every child is able to enjoy with a variety of courese and after school programs that will intrege any young mind.
—Submitted by a student


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.

About these ratings

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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
45%
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.

325 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

322 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
58%
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.

354 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

347 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

355 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

356 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

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.

226 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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 "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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.

145 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
71%
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

 
 
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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
White 53%
Black 38%
Hispanic 6%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 159%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 22%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 55%68%61%
Master's degree 45%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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  • MR. RICHARD SURRENCY
Fax number
  • (386) 329-0636

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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1100 North 19th Street
Palatka, FL 32177
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