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Ferry Pass Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1021 students

 

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Posted June 23, 2014

This school is not awesome everyone has different class and some don't have all classes they should shut down this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2014

They don't help you on anything this school is not good need a whole lot of improving and parents don't let your kids in this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 2, 2013

My son and daughter have attended FPMS for 3 yrs and have had a wonderful experience. They are both in accelerated classes and band and I cannot give enough praise to the teachers. My kids love going to school everyday!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2009

This school is great i learned so much and the staff is amazing!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 13, 2007

Ferry Pass is a wonderful 'sleeper' school in that they offer so much for our children and yet no one seems to know about it. They have a great supportive staff and many opportunities for our children to participate in activities both during and after school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2007

This school is awsome I love it but sadly it is my last year a that school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 3, 2007

My son is an eighth grader at Ferry Pass. He has by and large enjoyed his time there. The teachers seem adequate and some are truly exceptional. My grave concern is the administration. Collectively, they are incapable of answering a direct question. You are given a large load of 'I can understand how you feel'. Absolutely no substance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 8, 2006

I've had several calls go unreturned & its extremely difficult to get a live person on the phone. The staff lacks people skills. Other than that my daughter has grown & does well.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2006

Satisfactory academic and extracurricular programs but absolutely no parent involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 7, 2005

I am disgusted with FPMS. Parents are completely disregarded. Students are ruled by fear and treated with disrespect. I do not recommend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2005

My daughter attends the 7th grade at FPM. Although I know overall the school is good and has a caring staff, I find that there is still room for improvement. I feel would benifit the children is less focus on the FCAT and more on the daily activities. Planners are sent home for parents to sign but are not check by the teachers. I have also had calls to FPM go unreturned. I hope to see more improvements.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

I am a student at UWF, and I completed my second internship at Ferry Pass, I was very impressed at the professionalism of the ESE teachers and staff. I was 'scared to death' at teaching for the first time, and everyone was both supportive and helpful. This is a quality enviroment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 27, 2005

My daughter is returning as an eighth grader and she loves this school; her younger brother will begin sixth grade this year. My brother and I attended this middle school when we were their age and I'm happy to report that many of the same fine teachers are still on staff. I have also found the guidance department to be exceptional. The school is located in a nice neighborhood where many parents of former as well as new students and surrounding neighbors are very involved. They offer a variety of excellent music classes and have an impressive sports program in place. I'm pleased that my children have the opportunity to attend Ferry Pass Middle School and would highly recommend it to other parents looking for an 'A+' school for their adolescent children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 25, 2005

My daughter is a 7th grader and loves her school. The teacher are great. Nurse Heather is wonderful with my daughter and her knee problem. My daughter has been able to opt out of PE for two years and this school has found her a need job. She has been a library assistant and also a dean's assistant. My daughter just received a letter of invitation to join the Junior Beta Club this past friday April 22 and the school sponsor has already replied to my e-mails asking about parent involvement. I guess this last couple of words sum Ferry Pass Middle up. We love it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2005

Some of the teachers just don't seem to care about the students. I feel that my daughter is being left behind.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 15, 2003

My daughter is currently working on making a web-page for the school for her science fair project in Mrs. Riffenburg's class. The site location should be anounced soon. It is 'unofficial' but does have information that my daughter has gathered from the teachers, administrators, and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2003

you need to up-date the web page
—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.

318 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

317 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
47%
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.

378 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

375 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

302 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

303 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
46%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

302 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
36%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

291 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
72%
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.

300 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
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 "B".
  • 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.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
100%
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

 
 
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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
White 43%
Black 41%
Hispanic 7%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 43%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 64%59%61%
Master's degree 35%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Math specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
Security personnel
Tutor(s)
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
  • Poetry

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • DR. REGINA LIPNICK
Fax number
  • (850) 494-5653

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • Robotics/Technology specialist(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Tutor(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Audiovisual aids
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Swimming
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Swimming
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Drama
  • Poetry
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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8355 Yancey Lane
Pensacola, FL 32514
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Phone: (850) 494-5650

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