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Taylor County Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 618 students

 
 

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4 reviews of this school


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Posted March 10, 2009

Great school, fantastic teachers, especially considering this is a rural district. They have been an honor roll school for the past several years and have great relationships with their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

Honor Roll School. Quality Faculty/Staff/Students and Administrators. Extra-Cur. Ativities: Football, Baseball, Basketball (Boys and Girls), Girls Softball, Girls Volleyball, Cheerleading, Dance Team, Flag Team, Band, Academic Team, Student Council, National Junior Honor Society. My opinion is that of both a teacher and parent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2004

Hi Im Joshua Normans Mom Tammy and to me this school is unlike most schools.I think there should be more activities going on like for children interested in music,acting,or different activities.There are many children with big dreams that they would like to ful fill in tcms and cant do it becuase they are in such a small town and i think the school system should understand their students and respect them enough to at least let them have talent shows or many of things that they would enjoy that could help them in the future.I just think many children should have a chance to give all they can and to show what they are all about.You all should really think about this thanks alot, Tammy Norman
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Posted July 4, 2003

I have an eight grader at Taylor County Middle.Only complaint is they don't beleive in contacting some parents when the student is having problems academically.Some of the teacher care about students according to who their parents are, (that's not right)all parents should be contacted if the student is having problems.No Child Left Behind.


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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.

187 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

186 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

201 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

202 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
52%
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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

208 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
49%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

211 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

208 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
76%
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.

194 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
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 "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 64% in 2013.

64 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
100%

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
White 71%
Black 22%
Asian 2%
Hispanic 2%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 22%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 57%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 78%75%61%
Master's degree 22%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 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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