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Ronald Mcnair Magnet Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 494 students

 

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Posted March 21, 2014

Science Research is a great class and has a great teacher. The Science after school clubs are great - robotics and solar car. The 7th grade teachers were great. Some 8th grade teachers are great. The school does not recognize the extra effort of students such as band, science fair or when on field trips and the effort from the student to make up the missed assignments. Some teachers have 0 late policy, but life happens. I'm not having my child stay up until midnight to finish an assignment; some aren't even a grade. Or stay up late to finish multiple assignments and study for a test. They need to be fresh for the test. Assignments are not coordinated - had 3 huge presentation/report projects due in 1 week. Would like to see a larger band. Would like to get rid of 0 late policy - can't always accommodate all the homework, especially if at a school function. Teachers need to respond to email. Edline grades need to be more timely.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2013

My daughter loves McNair. She just completed her first quarter in 7th grade and made excellent grades. She enjoys the arts integration in the core classes and is excited about getting up and going to school so that she can participate in the amazing performing arts electives offered here. I am very happy to know there's a school that accommodates various learning styles and allows students of all levels to thrive. I know some might be turned off by the surrounding neighborhood but we have not experienced any issue that would make us worry and I know that if ever there came a time that we did, the staff and administration is more than knowledgeable on how to solve it and are completely capable. I love the welcoming nature of the school and the staff. They are kind and always willing to talk with parents who have any questions or concerns. When the principal greets your student by name, you know you're in a good place. Great programs, great academic support, encouraging and enriching environment, friendly administrators, staff and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2010

It has really great programs and teachers


Posted November 9, 2010

because they need the help!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 2, 2010

It has a wonderful balance of education and social support!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2010

I love the school because the teachers and parents work together to help the students.


Posted October 25, 2010

Its a great school filled with great people


Posted October 21, 2010

because the teachers and students are all great! they make the school work
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 20, 2010

The teachers and other staff members truly care about the students as individuals. They use and encourage hands-on activties and arts integration projects, as well as student products involving the use of technology. The staff works as a team to help all the students be successful.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 19, 2010

Great teachers and a great learning environment!


Posted October 18, 2010

My daughter has only gone to this school for 9 weeks, but she LOVES it! They expect a lot of their students, but they give a lot back in the form of a great education and a wonderful environment! My daughter has never loved going to school before, but now every Friday she can't wait for Monday!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 8, 2007

I can't say enough good things about McNair. I have had three children go through their gifted/accelerated program; all three have been helped immeasurably, not only because of the strong and demanding programs but because of the caring, knowledgeable staff. From the principal to the custodians, everyone at this school is friendly and very capable. Absolutely everyone at this school is treated with respect and kindness, and you can feel it almost from the moment you walk in. One great recommendation is that I know lots of kids who graduate from McNair come back and visit and/or help out with various things. How many schools have kids who like the school so much they want to return regularly? In the gifted/accelerated team, the science and social studies programs are especially strong. The performing arts program is terrific. The new performing arts building will be great, as will be the new track!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2003

My childrens' most memorable school years are from McNair. I'm pleased to say that they are enrolled in the top colleges now, on scholarships. The discipline and love for learning they acquired at McNair placed them high above the average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2003

My son has been at McNair for one year. At first I was hesitant to send him there due to the neighborhood, but the saftey there is top notch. He is in the best gifted program I could ever have imagined for him. He has learned more this year than other years combined! The teachers give more than any others I have encountered. I'm so happy I decided to send him this school.


Posted June 18, 2003

I am extremly impressed with the various activities and motivation given to students to excel. Nitish reallys enjoys this school and this school has changed his whole outlook on education.


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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 56% in 2014.

196 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

209 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

120 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

261 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
69%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

263 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

263 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
87%
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.

260 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
99%

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 "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 64% in 2013.

136 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
80%
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.

21 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
95%
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
White 46%
Black 31%
Hispanic 14%
Two or more races 9%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 139%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 22%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 61%58%61%
Master's degree 37%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 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Dance teacher(s)
Gifted specialist(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Reading specialist(s)
Special education coordinator
Speech and language therapist(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
School social worker/counselors(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Industrial shop
  • Science lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Staff resources available to students
  • Gifted specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. ROSETTE J BROWN
Fax number
  • (321) 633-3639

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Gifted specialist(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Reading specialist(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Special education coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Industrial shop
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
  • Science lab
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
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needs to be verified by school leaders.

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