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Plantation Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 960 students

 

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2011:
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Posted August 10, 2003

If this school rates a 'B' I'd hate to have my child in anything less. Overcrowded classes..The quality of teachers as well as the principal is poor! The only person I think knows what she's doing is the woman answering the phones in the office...
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Posted June 18, 2003

My child attended Plantation Middle school begining in 6th grade. He had a difficult time but I considered this mainly the change over from elementary to middle. However as he entered 7th grade I found Plantation Middle to be lacking in several areas. There was no assistance or communication from the teachers and I found it impossible to contact them. I had to try to meet with the principal to have some matters resolved. I never did meet with the principal in the three months I tried, she was never on premesis. The teachers seem to lack interest and I have the same to say about the administrative staff. I transfered my son out of Plantation Middle and the proof is in the grades. He is now bringing home A's and B's which is what I knew he was capable of. My other children will never attend Plantation Middle unless an entire change has taken place. If your child is there, well good luck.


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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.

268 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

264 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
52%

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 56% in 2014.

307 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

330 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

278 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

337 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
44%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

338 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

334 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
75%
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.

320 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
99%
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 "C".

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.

60 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
98%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
99%
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.

2014

 
 
n/a

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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 56%
White 22%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 4%
Two or more races 4%
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 44%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 45%53%61%
Master's degree 49%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%2%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 8%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. PATRICIA HAGUE
Fax number
  • (754) 322-4185

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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6600 West Sunrise Boulevard
Plantation, FL 33313
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