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Buddy Taylor Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1033 students

 

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Posted May 24, 2011

This school has to be a five star school for educating the children of Flagler County. I knew Buddy Taylor all his life and he would expect nothing short of excellence and it has remained so. He was the first principal and a loving, caring man for the welfare and academics of his students. He was famous for his sense of humor but he was also a disclipine of proper behavior. He was an Educator! I miss you,Bud. You are still the Wind Beneath My Wings....Go Eagles!


Posted February 2, 2011

I think that BTMS is not good. They worry about ridiculous things rather than trying to get their state testing mark higher. It is a C. Most of the teachers just don't care and if you try to get a call back from the principal - forget it. Even the guidance counselors don't call you back. I am trying to look into different options for my daughter who is suppose to go their next year. I just can't go through this another 3 years. They treat these kids like as if they were in jail, they are kids. give them a break. Teachers sometimes forget that their only job should be teaching academics, that's it. (Leave the rest to the parents) Lets not worry about dumb things like earrings, haircuts, makeup, that should not even be of concern to them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 24, 2010

I have worked in the cafeteria for almost 10 years. Our students represent a blend of races,Nationalities and family incomes. Their differences make them unique yet they join together as a group where all strive for a good education and guidence that will form their futures . I enjoy watching their progress daily .


Posted April 8, 2010

Great school when I was in 6 & 7 grade but when I got to 8th the staff and the teachers were stricked! the students were happy including my self in 6th & 7th grade. I think the new building messed it up for the great and wonderful students like my friends and me.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 27, 2010

This school has a bad attitude towards parents, especially the aminastion desk. im very happy that this will be my daughters last year at this school. They do not do all they can to stop drama, the only person whom i have seen any help from was Pat King, other than that the school is no good and no help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2009

BTMS is well lets say not the best thers fights and people are way to judgmental. The teachers are amazing though. I think if more of the kids there put more thought into their work insted of fitting in and being popular this school could really be great. I think there should be more extracurricular activetys and mabye a volleyball team. BTMS really doent have that many sports and no languges. But spanish for 8th graders is starting next year. Again way too many fights and judgmentalness. Not evryone is 'nice' but the teachers again are really good. I do miss school though, but i think mostly because i miss my friends...


Posted June 9, 2009

i was a student! & i love btms! the students r great the teachers r fantastic & i love everything and person at the school i miss it so much!!!!!!!!!! I love u Buddy Taylor Middle School!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Posted May 7, 2009

I love this school even though sometimes there can be fights...otherwise it is really good. I love going there because I feel that i can be safe and its really fun!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 6, 2009

I Love BTMS.It's an Amazing school.I actually enjoy going to school everyday because the teachers I have make learning fun.My only problem with the school is that some kids are really bad and there speaking is horrible and embarrasing.In my opinion,I think kids should not be allowed to say 'bad' words.Other than that,This school is Awesome and i wish i can stay here through High School and it can become a 6th to 12th grade school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2008

my daughter goes to this school and i love it. some the teachers there are strict and ok.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2008

Standard in education, nothing over the top here. They dont get to chose the electives!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

Yes, I consider myself as a involved parent that is interested in knowing what can be done about this School. I don't feel the Principal is doing her part at all. The School is very crowded and unorganized. My child grades have went down for A & B to B & C's. I don't feel that my child is getting the education that she needs. I also feel that maybe out of the six teacher that 2-3 want to do there job . What can be done about this? Sincerly, Involved Parent
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2005

No sports, nothing for kids to get excited about.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 13, 2004

The only gifted middle school program is on this campus. It is beginning to look like an arts magnet although there is no formal designation. There are electives in drama, musical theater, chorus, band, jazz band, and show choir. There is a competitive dance team. Extracurricular activities are growing each year along with the student population. The campus is dark and depressing but the academic program is adequate and improving. Test scores indicate the teachers are preparing the students. There are some behavioral issues but I suspect that is the case at most middle schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 26, 2003

Buddy Taylor Middle School has a great academics program. The staff at the school are very helpful and great and put all their effort into the safety and education of our children. The only thing this school is missing are extracurricular activities after school and also after school sport teams.
—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.

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The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

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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.

506 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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54%

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58%

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57%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

507 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
56%

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.

515 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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49%

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46%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

513 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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56%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

511 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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42%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

513 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

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.

490 students were tested at this school in 2012.

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71%

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95%
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 "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.

144 students were tested at this school in 2014.

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93%

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Biology I

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

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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.

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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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 58%
Black 20%
Hispanic 14%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 35%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 53%61%61%
Master's degree 46%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 2%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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  • MR. STEPHEN HINSON
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4500 Belle Terre Parkway
Palm Coast, FL 32164
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