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Advantage Academy Middle School

Charter | 6-8 | 144 students

 

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Posted March 3, 2014

This charter school is absolutely horrible. The board members do no call back. They have built a school across from Valrico Academy, it is called Bell Creek Academy, The teachers and the staff are absolutely horrible. Stay far away from any Advantage Academy Charter School
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 19, 2013

we enrolled our child in April and the day before school, we find out that there is no seat on the bus for her !! even though the bus stops here ??? At orientation the teachers had no interest in orientation today, they acted like we were bothering them! I would not send or recommend any parent send there kids here !!! I hope the school board takes a good hard look at this school soon !!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2013

This school has horrible leadership, all of the reviews are true and factual !! My husband & I were told nothing but lies from the start and when we went to orientation today we saw nothing but ciaos. We are transferring her tomorrow to a real school with real certified teachers. I should have done my home work.
—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.

62 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
21%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
43%

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.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

47 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%
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.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

33 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
41%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
80%
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.

49 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
100%

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 "A".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "A".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%
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.

16 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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 46%
Hispanic 39%
Black 13%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 43%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/AN/A
Female 57%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 33%67%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 33%0%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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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. DEEDRA COPELAND
Fax number
  • (813) 441-0272

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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350 West Prosser Drive
Plant City, FL 33563
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Phone: (813) 567-0801

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