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Crystal Lake Community Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1369 students

 

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Posted June 23, 2014

My child was not ready to attend High School when he left this school. If you have a problem in one class you have to take the time for EVERY teachers schedule to discuss it, teachers can't speak to the parent individually. This was a wasted three years and has made High School extremely difficult for him. I thought it was my son complaining but now, in High School, his complaints have been confirmed. He is special classes for extra help in order to pass.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 23, 2014

6th grade is going digital in 2014-2015. We are looking forward to new laptops in class.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 17, 2014

I taught at Crystal Lake and it was,a great school. This was 1980-2000. Magnet programs, science fair and I was basketball coach that had a undefeated year and we won the Browsed County champioship. Some of the men went on to have great college and pro ball success.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 10, 2013

This school is soo bad the kids are terrible the administrators need to be fired especially Dr. Peterson she yells at students and doesn't care where they end up ! This school is a C school on it's way down to a D school DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS HERE THIS IS A CAUTION ! Please dont i cant wait to go to a new school because this school is ridiculous ! Some teachers are good but some are short tempered and cure one of the security gaurds beat up a kid that could become your child ! DONT GO TO THIS SCHOOL !!!!!!!!


Posted January 19, 2013

This is a very good school, I have all advanced classes and the teachers are very nice and classy. Ms.Payne, Ms.Bustamante, and Mr.Simay are the best teachers there :) love this school! 8th grade-


Posted January 20, 2012

Great school! This is my son's first year and he is loving it. The teachers are wonderfull and the staff are very kind and helpfull. Everything is in complete order. And this is really a "zero bullying tolerance" school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 18, 2011

A good magnet program in Language but a very good one in science and engineering where my son attended. A GEM math program which enables the student to excel in Advanged Algebra and Geometry with excellent instructors in both science and math. This was not possible at private school previously attended. If a student is focused and has strong parental or guidance forces, he or she can make friends and do well in any school no matter its boundries and or student population.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 26, 2010

Have a son in the magnet program. bullying, fighting, general chaos is this school. absolutely out of control and looking to get him out as soon as possible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

Excellent Teachers, great Staff.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2010

well.... i am a student here and i have to say that it is very social but has a very good education. i am in the spanish program, and it isnt segregated from the publi. Sure there are fights but can you name a school that doesnt. very good school and very good education. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 10, 2009

this school shows disiplin and treats students fairly and some student are learnig
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 8, 2009

Its has a great magnet program. My son loves his school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

im a student at Crystal lake middle school and i can say that so far this is a great school i is an 'A' school.Im in a magnet program called T.E.E.N.S wich is really great because it helps me be a true Bilingual i can speek spanish and english fluently
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 14, 2008

This school is out of control. Kids do whatever they want.Very Disappointing!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 9, 2008

I go to CLMS and this is my first year there i really like it alot I am in regular classes and the teacher's there are very nice i recomend all kid's just getting out of elementary to go to this school. Over all the best 6th grade Math teacher there is Ms. Begley!!! Even though i will be going to a new school next year i will alway's represent CLIMS pride!! GO COUGAR's!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 27, 2007

My daughter is very happy at Crystal Lake. She is in the Magnet program. The teachers are great and she is enjoying her year so far.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

I went to Crystal Lake for the last 3 years, even though it may seem tough, I think it was great, I was in the science pre engineering, the teachers were awesome and taught everything step by step.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 3, 2007

I went to CLMS for Middle School and it was by far the most involved and fulfilling period of my education thus far. I was in the Pre-Engineering magnet program and was a member of the robotic team, SECME, and the orchestra. Every program at this school is excellent and I would recommend it to any student who is curious and interested in science.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted May 19, 2006

I went to crystal lake middle school in sixth grade and I loved it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 30, 2004

My son loves this school. He is challenged by his teachers and is always coming home with something new and exciting that he has learned.
—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.

454 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

438 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
48%

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 56% in 2014.

353 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
57%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

395 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
43%

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.

282 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
16%

2013

 
 
19%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

451 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
41%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

459 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

465 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
78%
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.

475 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
96%

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 "C".
  • 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.

205 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
77%
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.

67 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%
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
Black 53%
Hispanic 25%
White 17%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 8%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 55%53%61%
Master's degree 41%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%2%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 10%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
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Arts & music

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus

Health & athletics

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  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. SABINE PHILLIPS
Fax number
  • (754) 322-3185

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • PE instructor(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
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

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  • Choir / Chorus
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3551 Northeast 3rd Avenue
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
Phone: (754) 322-3100

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