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Madeira Beach Fundamental K-8

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Posted February 12, 2014

We are very happy with Madeira Beach. Our children love their teachers, and the administration is fantastic.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 20, 2013

This school is crazy about discipline, to the detriment of true learning. The kids are punished constantly for everything, with very little teacher discretion. 5-13-year olds run around crying, worrying about infractions and being kicked out. Kids who skip 2 or 3 steps on the sidewalk instead of walking quietly are given infractions. 9 out of 10 math homework problems is not good enough and students still get demerits. They act like they're a great school because the demographics account for good test scores, but the kids learn to be mean-spirited and think they are entitled.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2012

My children have gone to Madiera Beach Fundamental since its inception. We have some great teachers. However, the principal lacks true leadership ability. He does not empower his team with authority of any kind. They are not allowed to make basic judgement decisions. And as such, they rule from the point of fear. I do not believe that this environment fosters the spirit of our children. The principals attitude is "If you don't like it then leave! We have a waiting list of people." It's truly unfortunate because this could be a great school. There is more parent involvement then I have seen at other schools. However, Mr. Ateek makes it very clear that if you don't play by his rules he will shut the PTSA down. This was not the intention of a PTSA when it was founded and I think it is appalling for him represent it as such.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 6, 2011

My son has been a student at MBFS for the past three years. It has been a wonderful experience every year. The principal is very involved in all aspects of the school. The teachers and staff are Fantastic ! The family involvement is welcomed and expected. There are events throughout the year that brings the entire school together K-8. We are truly blessed to have such a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 2, 2011

Wow what an amazing school. The staff is amazing...great transition from elementary to Middle...it's like sending your child to school at a family members home. Mr Ateek is on top of everything from grades to proper conduct and goes out of his way to ensure an enviroment that encourages learning and model behavior. I love this school and can not say enough.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2010

Maderia Beach Fundamental is the worst middle school, because of the Principal. He is always on his cell phone checking it for emails. He doesn't even acknowledge the parents as he is walking by them. He belongs more ion the elementary side not the middle school side. I have two children there, but I will send them to Thurgood Marshall. The Principal is more hands on, and makes the parents feel important.. Madeira has good teachers, but bad leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2010

Fundamental schools (all fundamental) not just Madeira Beach, their are more expectations on the students. One thing I noticed at Madeira Beach is the principal is always checking his phone for e mails. I find this very rude when you are talking to the principal of your child's school and the principal is reading e mails on his cell phone. I also find the front office of the elementary school not very welcoming. Since this was their first year as a fundamental school I think there are still some things that need to work on.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 2, 2010

I just graduated mad beach this year as an eighth grader. I have been in the fundamental program since kindergarten, so it was easy for me to make the transfer. I personally LOVED my year at mad beach. The environment is fun and upbeat. As a student you do have to work though. If you havent been in the fundamental system before, it will take some getting used to. But this system DOES make you do work, and helps to be successful. I would strongly recommend this school.


Posted March 15, 2010

This is our first year at Madeira Beach Fundamental Middle school. My son is in 8th grade. He came from a very small charter school the previous year. he finds Mad Beach more challenging. The environment is excellent and the level of teaching is in general meets or exceeds expectations. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2009

I love this school! I dislike how it's fundamental, although everyone says it's better, but hey, it's better than turning it into some sort of golf resort or something. All the teachers I've met were really nice, including the ones I have now. I like my courses, especially Band and Oceanography. Too bad Oceanography isn't year-long.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 21, 2009

this is an amazing school! we absaloutly love it!!!!!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 21, 2009

It is very true that Madeira Beach Middle is one sad school. So glad it is going Fundamental and getting rid of Ms. Poff with a new principal. I worked there so I know how lousy it is. Homework is sparse, communication is lousy, and believe me, I communicated - I was even there to ask, and was hated for doing so. I check parent connect, which doesn't list everything, every week, go to all the meetings, was in the PTA (which totally stinks) Madeira Beach Elementary was like this too. I bet you if you test a Madeira Beach student with another student in a private school or fundamental, that student would win hands down with knowledge. Get in line now to sign up though since it's changing to a fundamental program where communication is the key. Love to see how they'll pull this one off.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 21, 2009

My daughter has been going to this School for the last two years and the teachers are very helpful and respond to everything I may need via email or call, to let me know the status of my daughters grades as I check them through Parent Connect daily to keep up with her. She has found that she gets caught in the wrong crowd and is a big social butterfly and this has caused her issues and makes me and her father stay on top of her to get good grades. She has received Honor Roll a few times and misses it by a couple C's and that makes her try harder once this happens. I would recommend this School just watch as they grow and change throughout the years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 3, 2008

This is my daughter's first year at Madeira Beach Middle and she loves it. She is on the principal's list and likes all her teacher's. She loves the fact that the school offers a marine biology course which she will be in next year. And you can't beat the atmosphere being on the water. She loves the view from her homeroom. She does get a good amount of homework but she is very independent and it all gets done and in a timely manner. Some of her teacher's go out of there way to let me know what a great student she is and that is definitely a positive side for her and I. The principal is very nice as well and seems very into the school and it's education goals and reputation. So far to my daughter and I we are both pleased with Madeira Beach middle school. Great School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 6, 2007

This is my sons 3rd year at this school and I would like to say that this school has a fantastic band program but the incoming students need to be prepared. Mr Tag is a very dedicated band teacher and makes the children work very hard to succeed. As far as the academics, I believe that the children are not challenged enough in this school and the homework is a joke. There is no homework!! Also, the no lockers for the students does not prepare them for the future.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 11, 2007

My daughter just completed 8th grade at the school, she has been there all 3 years for middle school and she loved the school- she actually cried the last day of school because she knew she would never come back to MBMS!! The band director Mr Tag was fantastic, really took an interest in the kids. I have nothing but good things to say about the school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2007

As a 6 year employee of MBMS, I find some of the reviews (older ones) very negative. I would have to ask if the parental involvement was at the high end of the scale. Did YOU communicate with the staff? How was your child's discipline? How often did you attend a parent conference? How often were you on campus? All of these factors are critical to a child's success. For the record, progress reports ARE sent home each marking period except the 1st. PARENT CONNECT is a computer notification of grades and attendance that is now in effect. I recommend all parents sign up for it to stay informed. Lastly, anytime you have a question, please call to get it answered rather than believe the children. We ARE here to help. This is a great school and a great place to work and learn.
—Submitted by an administrator


Posted September 18, 2006

I am the legal guardian of a 14 year old boy who just moved here from Maryland. He had a difficult time in Md. and was failing almost every class. The teachers here at Madeira Beach have gone above and beyond to help him and he is now passing every class. I love the teachers, the atmosphere and the dedication to seeing the children succeed. This is the first time in his life that he actually LOVES his school and the teachers. It is helping to turn his life around. I only wish I had gotten him in 6th grade but I'm glad to have him in 8th.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 21, 2005

Music, art and science are terrific, and the setting can't be beat. The teachers care about their students, and problem behaviors are addressed consistently and possitively.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2005

Quality of academic programs are A+ Availability of music A+, art, sports and other extracurricular activities are A+ Level of parent involvement are A+.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

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 58% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

72 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
81%
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 63% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
80%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

92 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
80%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
93%
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.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
84%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
86%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
82%

2011

 
 
82%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

88 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%
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 53% in 2014.

316 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

319 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
76%
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.

323 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
85%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

321 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
74%
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.

321 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

321 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
71%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

321 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
60%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

321 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
79%

2013

 
 
96%
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 81% in 2012.

88 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
100%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

312 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

2011

 
 
99%

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 "A".
  • 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 "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 66% in 2014.

250 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
87%

2013

 
 
96%

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

73 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
99%

2013

 
 
95%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 82%
Hispanic 8%
Black 4%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 39%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 56%60%61%
Master's degree 44%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%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 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

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  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. ATEEK CHRISTOPHER
Fax number
  • (727) 547-7528

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Flag football
Girls sports
  • Flag football

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Music
  • Band
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