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Kid's Community College Middle Charter School

Charter | 6-8 | 193 students

 
 

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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 4 ratings
2013:
Based on 20 ratings
2012:
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2011:
Based on 2 ratings

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Posted May 1, 2014

KCC is a really great place for learning and child development. A small environment offers a family-style atmosphere with excellent professional educational offerings.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 6, 2014

I have a child that is currently enrolled in KCC MIddle and my experience has been a positive one. The academics are comparable to private school (we chose this school over private schools in the Brandon/Riverview area) with the added advantage that the teachers use multiple learning strategies to help every type of learner. Advanced classes such as Geometry are offered as well as interesting electives like Italian (taught by a native speaker) and CSI. I'm not sure what the other parent is talking about but my daughter has an EP AND is currently given FREE tutoring two times a week in math. This has occurred all year even though she is an honor student so technically doesn't NEED it but because of the EXCELLENT and CARING teachers they are happy to help her achieve her goal of straight A's if she is willing to show up. Athletics are enriching and positive ("Attitude over performance" is the motto) but also competitive. The administration is positive and supportive of the students. My daughter had a bullying problem and within HOURS an investigation was made and within 2 DAYS the situation was resolved. I would recommend this school to anyone who wants their child to succeed!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2014

I have always felt Kid's Community College Middle (and elementary) are the place to be. I received proof of that this week. My child was selected to take the ACT college entrance exam as part of the Duke Tip program. I received notification that she scored in the top 5% of all students taking the test for her grade. All I can say is WOW! The professors and programs at KCC are top notch. If you are considering school choice, look no further!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2014

Wonderful. I am not sure what the other parent is talking about below, but the faculty members I have met are proactive and helpful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 6, 2014

While there are one or two teachers that are the exception and seem to truly care overall unless the child is sailing through without a problem, they just don't care. They are concerned with fundraising, volunteer hours and test scores but not hleping a child that is in need. I started asking for help for my son in October. It is February and he still hasn't had his IEP. I can't put him in for a different school until I have th IEP. Before I enrolled him I told the school and provided assestment paperwork regarding his ADHD. I was told that they were there to help him, it would work out. At each of the parent teacher conferences a teacher has complained about his attention problems and his inability to advance in math. When I mention that he has ADHD they say they were unawarfe.. They are only willing to provide additional help in tutoring if I pay by the hour. This after I have already paid 1100 dollars in 'Donation" and provide over 14 hours of service. I would be truly surprised if he returns in the fall.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 27, 2013

This is a great Middle School! There are very few choices for a Charter Middle School in Southern Hillsborough County and none can compare to KCC. I am so glad KCC is here! The children receive a great education in an environment supporting their personal needs. The sports and academic teams have flourished! I do not worry about my child being at a place with behavioral problems, truancy, or scholastic failures. The kids look happy and I see them talking to the teachers and smiling! The quality of KCC remains strong here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 17, 2013

I am going into 7th grade middle at KCC. I have been here since I was in kindergarten. Our school is AMAZING!!!! Our teachers and staff members are the best! I love the electives that they offer! If you are looking for a school, KCC is the one!


Posted June 15, 2013

My daughter came to this school from a public elementary school making C's and D's and after her first year at KCC was making A's and B's. The education here is far superior to public schools and I don't worry about their safety. All the kids that attend KCC, their parents have a vested interest in their futures. I highly recommend KCC!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

I have two children enrolled at KCC. Both have excelled academically. Can't say enough about passionate leadership of KCC overall and the dedicated teachers and staff! Great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

KCC has made a world of difference in my children's education. I have two that have been coming here for the past two years and they have made leaps and bounds in their grades, motivation and self esteem. Neither of them are nervous when it comes time for them to test and I could not be more proud of their performance. The staff and school offer more than I could ever imagine.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 15, 2013

This school has been a God sent for my family. The children are safe and treated with the respect they deserve. KCC puts the public schools in this area to shame. I am very happy to have my children attend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2013

This is a great school with amazing faculty. My daughter has received nothing but A s and B s on her report card. I know without this school she would have been lost in the shuffle of students in any other school. The other options of schools that I could have put my child into were not ok with me. I thank God for KCC I feel my child is safe at this school and has the best education possible. This is a school that cares about its students .
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2013

Both my daughters go to this school. After having tons of problems with Sheilds Middle school I put my girls in this school. Both of them are now straight A students. This school gives kids, parents and teachers all a voice. Something public schools need to learn again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2013

I am so happy my son was accepted to this school, he just finished his 8th grade year top of his class! we moved here to Riverview, FL the 2012013 school year and we did not plan on having our children in a public school. All my children attened the Private Florida State University High School, Kids Community College was a Heaven sent! My son handled did not handle the move well asnd KCC helped him get out of the shell and back into his activities. I recommend this school to Everyone!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2013

My school has a great learning environment where I feel good about my child being there everyday! I am thankful for this nearby school choice!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2013

My school is the most reliable and satisfactory school I have ever attended with the highest standards any school can possibly have. It is outstanding in academics and electives. KCC is the best.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2013

I am currently a professor here at Kid's Community College. Prior to me accepting the position here, I researched this school in great detail as a home for my son to start his academic journey. I believe totally in the vision of this school, and would recommend this school to any parent that is looking to provide thier children with the BEST academic foundation! The professor here truly care for the academic success of EVERY CHILD.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted June 11, 2013

This school has worked one on one with my 1st grade son who has recently been diagnose with a learning disablity. His teacher has helped me as a mother and my son excell beyond what we imagined. My daughter is in the 5th grade who was so nervous taking FCATs . This is the first year she was not afraid of an y test. KCC staff and Teachers make her feel as if she is home and comfortable. I grade this school As A on emotionsl level and A as school performance
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2013

KCC Middle School is the very best. The Staff treats each student with the love and respect that these pre-teens/teens need. The students are individuals that know that they belong to a supportive school. The teachers are the best and expect the same for their students. My daughter loves coming to school each day and does her very best. What more could a parent want from their middle schooler? WE LOVE KCC-MS!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 11, 2013

My school is Kids Community College. They are an amazing school! My family and I are truly happy with this school! My daughter's grades have improved so much since she has been there! This is the first time that she has made straight A's!! Kids Community College is truly a blessing! I know that she is getting a great education there and is at a safe school!
—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 53% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

84 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
59%
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.

66 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
73%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
43%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
62%
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.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
61%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

44 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

21 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2009-2010.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
n/a
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

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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 42%
Hispanic 26%
Black 23%
Two or more races 5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Male 60%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 32%N/AN/A
Female 40%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 0%67%61%
Master's degree 100%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Riverview, FL 33578
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