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L. A. Ainger Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 878 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted January 31, 2014

I have had 2 other children attend this school with very little problems, they were both mainstream students, my son now attends. He is an ESE student, he had a learning disability not a behavior problem. I'm really not happy with the way this school has treated my child, middle school is heard enough without having a learning disability and this school does not help him when he's frustrated. We've tried to work it out but I'm not happy. If you have an ESE student find a different school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2013

Exc staff and school. Our granddaughter started here last Oct from school up north and we are very pleased with schools curriculum and staff not to mention all the extra curricular clubs. By the way our granddaughter got all A's! Keep up the good work and our thanks to faculty.


Posted December 27, 2012

I have two children who attend this school. This is their first year attending LA Ainger as a 6th grader and 7th grader. Overall, they have both had a positive experience thus far. My 7th grader is in TAG (Talented & Gifted) program and it is an AWESOME program bottom line. For the most part the TAG program and mainstream program have exceeded my expectations as former educator and mother with a Masters Degree in Education. Most of the teachers seem to be kind, professional and educated. My 6th grader was overwhelmed at first due to the size of the school, coming from a small private elementary school. My 7th grader had a problem with bullying initially. He filled out the online bullying form and the vice principal was on it IMMEDIATELY. He continues to check in with me by phone and with my son about every few weeks. The bullying was handled appropriately with quick resolution, student mediation and continued follow up. I feel like the faculty and administration care about my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2008

Great School. Most of the staff very helpful. Some problems with School Social Worker because of students illness (which were all documented with doctors notes) Other than that one staff member I have found office and teachers to be great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 14, 2007

Great school I love attending here! Teachers are great! Facility well managed and organized. Over all a 5 star school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 8, 2003

I think that Ainger is a great school! My son has been more excited about school since entering LA Ainger than he ever was before. He gets straight A's and loves all of his teachers, that in itself must say something about the relationship these teachers share with their students. I say 'great job' to all the teachers at Ainger, keep it up!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2003

I was very impressed with the way they wen out of there way with the children. My child had a problem getting good grades and was getting grades B-C-D-D-F so on. After her first year with them at a special class to help children {Smaller class size} she picked up her grades to A's a couple <B> and 1 <C>. I think this school is out to help the kids and not out to just get by the year. Rhonda Talsma
—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.

249 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

249 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
64%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
69%
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.

279 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

278 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
67%
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.

249 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
71%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

315 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
67%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

320 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

320 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

280 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
98%

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 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
98%
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.

2013

 
 
n/a
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 87%
Hispanic 8%
Two or more races 2%
Asian 1%
Black 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 168%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 21%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 50%53%61%
Master's degree 46%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%1%
Other degree 4%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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245 Cougar Way
Rotonda West, FL 33947
Phone: (941) 625-9600

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