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Turkey Creek Middle School

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Posted October 15, 2009

Ever since I came to Amercan from Colombia were the school system is all messed up I moved 7 times in the past 6 years and to honest with you Turket Creek Middle School has been the best school I ever been in the staff is friendly and the over feeling is awesome our teach our lesson in way that stick with you forever
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 23, 2009

This school amazing! its not perfect , though. But who's or what's perfect? Nobody. I'm a student there (8th grade) & this is my second year in the AVID program. I simply love it! I want to give special thanks to Mrs. Parson the AVID teacher. Ohh, & also to our tutor Mr. Howards(hope i spell it right). They motivate us every day to succed in whatever we have our mind set to. They're there for you no matter what & they do not only teach us but also believe in us. Something that most teachers do not do. They're great mentors.... I've been through some hard times & i think that Mrs. Parson just by being there everyday & encouraging me made me forget about everything...She has no idea of the effect she has on every single one of us. LOVE YOU MRS.P!<3
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 11, 2009

I'm a student at turkey creek and it is okay. I think the school needs more sports and it should be free ,because kids just want to do what makes them happy but they can't do it if their parents don't have the money.I also think the principal should let us bring Mp3 players on th bus because it is boring and we have nothing to do.Another thing is you should give us more awards to motivate us and make us proud of ourselfs ,and not for anyone to be left out
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 19, 2009

This is my last year at TCMS the principal is GREAT! the ag program is wonderful!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 31, 2008

The teachers are GREAT. I have Learned Alot Here. If I were you i would take your child here
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 4, 2008

Ms. Roland is amazing. She is very articulate and cares very much about chidrens potential. She is very interactive and involved in the needs of children. She is a part of my sons academic achievement which I am very greatful for. The school is great, sometime lacks immediateattention whith issues, however, there are overcrowded schools and I think that that should be addressed more. I realize that there is so much the govn't can do but I feel for all of the staff. The all are HEROS in my book. Michelle Aubel - Than you Ms Rowland!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 23, 2008

The school is really amazing. It's a bit unorganized, but besides that, I like waking up and coming here. The only problem is enough discipline isn't given. Fights are quickly handled, but they need to be prevented more. Everyone is also trying to cut constantly in the lunch line like it's their last meal. This is a good school, and the teachers are good too, but..more discipline is needed.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 20, 2008

School is okay. New principal can use some work. Most of the teachers are amazing and love to help. Overall it'd be my first choice.


Posted February 11, 2007

I absolutley love this school. I moved up and found out I was going to go to this school and I didnt want to at first but i really enjoyed it. I made a lot of new friends and was in all advanced classes and the teachers were incredible and happy to help. I learned a lot of stuff at this school and hope to move back to the area so I may attend durant high school.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 23, 2007

I love this school! It is the best school.... There is so much activities to do.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 10, 2006

This is our 2nd yr at TCM. So far, so good. I haven't come accross anyone not willing to listen or help with questions and problems I've had. I have one child in gifted and another in advance classes. The work in the class rooms have been quite challaging to both children, they both were able to get into their 1st choice on the wheel,(extracurricular activities), and all the teachers have been very willing to allow me in the classroom with or without students present. It's nice to have teachers availiable in person, by phone and via the internet.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 8, 2005

Kind of unorganized. Not a great help with the guidance..Lots of fights.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2005

The school is alright, I like it but they need to change the hours from 9:00am - 4:00pm to something like 7:45am - 2:45pm. I am a 7th grade student on the Patriot team.
—Submitted by a student


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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.

350 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

345 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

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.

331 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

327 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
35%
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.

338 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
47%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

339 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
43%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

334 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

342 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
84%
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.

350 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
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 "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.

124 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
59%
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
Hispanic 49%
White 42%
Black 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Two or more races 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 23%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 78%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 77%67%61%
Master's degree 23%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%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 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. DENNIS MAYO
Fax number
  • (813) 757-9451

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
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5005 Turkey Creek Road
Plant City, FL 33567
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