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Southport Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 883 students

 

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Posted August 10, 2013

Just reading the posts from "former students" on this site gives me cause for concern. My son attends Southportl and I am not really impressed. There is a lack of communication between the school and parents. PTA meetings are always scheduled at a time that is inconvenient if you have children in more than one school. What is the point of having a website, if there is never any useful information added? This is a common thread throughout the school district.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2010

Southport is a great school. The teachers are dedicated professionals and the students are wonderful to work with.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted March 16, 2010

I give this school 4 stars only counting the schools in St Lucie County. The school is a good school with excelent teachers. The teachers that I have had are well experienced and work well with the students. For example, the science teacher I have, graduated from medical school, my language arts teacher was active in the writing community and was active in drama and stared in movies; my math teacher is one of the smartest guys i know, and i believe was a phsyciatrest (spell error); and one of the social studies teachers was active in politics and teaches well. The school is a good school to attend and can push hard for outstanding grades, but there are few that have a little bit more libral style of teaching that is more relaxed, and standards can be a little lower, as i said, there are few.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 21, 2009

Im a former student of Southport Middle School (SPMS). I was in all honors classes from grades 6 to 8. I loved the school. Some teachers more than others not saying any names (Mrs.H and Ms.Francis you rule!). I would highly recommend this school to any and all graduating 5th graders for its lack of bullying, sophisticated staff, and overall preparedness to help students with anything thats ailing them. P.s.: I am able to write like this because of Mrs.H. Thank You!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 19, 2009

South Port is a very excellent school and i was very proud of faculty and staff when i went there they really don't play aroud when it come to progress, and especially homwwork or just work.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 30, 2009

I LOVE THIS SCHOOL! If i didnt have to leave it and go to high school i would have choose to stay. But i just left last year and OMG i love it so much. I had so much fun at the school and they have a great teacher staff. I miss them very much but really this is the best middle school in port st lucie. There isnt one like it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 16, 2009

i think south port is a wounderful school to learn.Southport is a B+ school.As the student concil president we have done great things for teachers and students.South port for the 2nd time in a row have won the florida history fair with the same student .South port is your local leaning academy.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2008

I am a student at South Port. I am in accelerated classes and can say that some teachers are very, very good. Others are not so good. I will not say any names, but I like three of my five teachers alot. The other two I feel don't work with childeren well at all. Overall, I think this school is average or just under.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 1, 2008

Southport is a very good school my child loves it. He come's home with good grades from 6th and 7th and now he is in 8th so I think Southport is a great school for my child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2008

I think this is a great school for the kids to go to! Its a great learning enviroment for them! I think the teachers are doing a great job, and they need to keep it up!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 22, 2008

This school is terrible! The administrators do NOTHING about the animalistic behavior of the students here. I am taking my child out. They just do not care. The teachers are good but the prison like environment is just too much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

Southport middle school is a very un-organized school with only 2 cops there. There needs to be more safety involved.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

I feel that the staff trys really hard to take care of the studentsand they do, not only with academic wise and behavioral wise . There 21st century program is great and very helpful. To us as the parents and students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 3, 2007

The school is Ok on the curricular but the dress code they have is outrageous. A lot of parents don't have the money to go out and buy new clothes every year when some things have nothing to do with a learning environment. Like the no stripes policy. Students are either sent to ISS or sent home for a day if there is no way to get them a different shirt .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 23, 2007

my child has attende 6th, 7th and is now in 8th grade at southport. i believe that the guidelines are a little out of wack. meaning i dont think that anyone is following them. my child seems to like it there, but im not sure if it is from the academic programs or if it is because he has his friends there. alot of improvement is needed. we as parents need to be more involved in schooling.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2006

I have 2 children that go to SPMS and I really believe that the teachers and staff here care very much about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2005

Southport is 'trying' to become a better school. It will take alot of work to get it done. Most teachers are either very good or not good at all. There really isn't a middle ground when it comes to teachers. The education that the children get there is sub-standard and it shows in the school grade. The lack of parental involvement is a key issue and as more parents become involved they see how much there is to do. The principal is working hard to 'show' that he is working hard on fixing the school, but in my opinion he is not working on the main issues that need to be addressed. Like teachers having to be in meaningless meetings, and giving up thier planning hour where they could be calling concerned parents. This school has a bad reputation and it will have to work very hard to over come it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2005

The knowledge that the teachers have, or lack of knowledge is very alarming. It seems some of the staff cannot write themselves so how can they teach our children? I have had 3 children in Southport and withdrew all 3 due to lack of education in this school. I rate this school very, very poor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2004

Southport is a good school. Like any other school it has potential to be better. I feel the school provides a very environment for the students, however more student activities are needed and definitely parent involvement it the area that needs the most work. Without the support of the parents, the school is only as good as it's weakest link. Working together can assure results that are phenomenal.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 23, 2004

St. Lucie County still busses children from other areas of the county. The mix of children is not working. There are some rough kids in this school and 2 police officers. The administrative staff is excellent but the teachers lack dedication.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 52% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
51%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

291 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
48%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

289 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
50%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 51% in 2013.

314 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
42%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
45%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

315 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

310 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

310 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
71%

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 "A".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
93%

2011

 
 
58%
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.

14 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%
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 State average
White 46% 42%
Hispanic 27% 29%
Black 19% 23%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native N/A 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 64%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 71%65%61%
Master's degree 27%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%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 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Ms. Lydia Martin
Fax number
  • (772) 337-5903

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Girls sports
  • Track

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  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
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2420 SE Morningside Blvd
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