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Millennium Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1619 students

 

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Posted August 7, 2014

I am a former student of MMS and can honestly say that I miss going to school here. I'm currently a senior in high school and nothing can compare to the time I spent at Millennium. The IB program set me up for high school, so far it's been a breeze. The performing art programs (I was actively involved in orchestra and drama) are unique and one of a kind. You can't find any other school to compare. The teachers are very dedicated and involved with their students. After three years of not being at MMS, I can honestly say that I miss it and wish my high school would have the positive atmosphere that MMS possesses. The friendships I made here with students and teachers have kept intact. They're all still involved in me life to this day. ~VS


Posted April 15, 2014

Millennium middle school,parents from altamonte spring's Florida.we love that our daughter loves the school.she has been doing awesome and I love how the teachers communicate with me by email.they will all let me know if something not right. I dont like it that its a little bit far. But our daughter is doing awesome and now when in the track team. We was thinking of changing her to rock lake. But after reading their review's, wr aren't changing her. She has one more year left..
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 7, 2014

My daughter doesn't feel safe in this school. It's a shame because we like the programs, but there is a lot bullying on campus. When I am at the car line I see the groups of men that use the school as a shortcut from one side of the neighborhood to the other side and the go shirtless with their bodies full of tattoos I just lock my car and think if they can trespass to the classrooms since they are already inside the school The students use a lot of profanities and my daughter already witnessed a lot of fightings. Again, they have good programs, but it is not safe :(
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2013

I go to this school now and i strongly dislike it. One time at lunch we were on silent and if you talk then would be sent to IS. IS is the coldest building in the room! And if you think the schools cold then you will hate IS.


Posted September 10, 2013

Millennium is a very good school. Great teachers that really care about the students and how well they are doing in class
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2013

I went to school here for 6th&7th grade and I will not be attending school here for 8th grade...I had wonderful teachers both years but I got bullied a lot in 7th grade and I was at the point where I was to scared to go to school..I had never been bullied before this school and the school didn't proceed to do anything about it


Posted June 3, 2013

My daughter attended the pre-IB program for 6th and 7th grade. Overall my daughter and I feel she was given an excellent education, the teachers do give a lot of homework, but they were always reasonable with due dates and makeup, also they had an excellent keyboarding program which she played piano and became very good at it. We've since moved away and my daughter attended a different school for 8th. She has definitely missed Millennium and often reminisces of it, 8th grade has been a breeze at her new school because of Millennium.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2011

My daughter goes here she does not feel safe and some of the staff and teachers are rude and give to much info. to there students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 30, 2011

The comments below are all very true. The pre IB program does tend to load the kids with homework (often I think just for the heck of it) to the point that the program drop out rate once in high school is high. The magnet program attracts kids from many areas of the county along with those who are naturally assigned to the area. The neighborhood is among the poorest in the county and not something to be proud of, but generally safe once inside. The admin is decent (not great) and the magnet teachers are excellent for public based teachers. Recommend this for kids in pre IB or gifted program- but not general attendance.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2011

We are so glad we made the move from our neighborhood middle school to Millennium's pre-IB program. This is a very well-run school. We've had excellent teachers, exceeding our expectations (which are pretty high) . The wide range of interesting electives helps students find new interests. Beyond performing arts, the Pre-Law courses are also impressive. The campus security is good compared with other schools, completely fenced in. The Pre-IB program is not super rigorous, it is challenging but not overwhelming for a college-bound student. The GEMS accelerated math track (the level above advanced math) can provide addtional challenge. With the exceptional course offerings, this is like a private prep school with no tuition. I highly recommend Millennium and am very pleased we made the out-of-zone leap. A few extra miles away, but such a positive experience we couldn't have had otherwise. Take a tour, you'll see.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 17, 2011

We are so happy with this school. Our daughter was teased for not going to our neighborhood school, because of the "neighborhood" this school is located. She loves her school. Ms. Parkhurst puts her heart and soul into her students. She encourages them to get involved outside of the school. Her IB teachers are tough, but encouraging. There are so many options of electives, I have heard more then one parent say they wished they could go back to school! There is a lot of love there and not so much of the Mama drama. In fact, the parental involvement is the only thing lacking, compared to other schools. I guess a sign of the times.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2010

This school is really good ive been going here since 6th grade and it so much stuff from dancing to normal IT classes and it offers high school classes here as well the staff is great and so is the adminastrators, they are really safe they have gates right around the school and secruity walking around school where ever you go. this school is the best i highly recommend this for any incoming students.


Posted September 3, 2010

we miss the great teachers and programs at this school...top notch! Some people worry about the neighborhood this school is in, the great programs at this school far out weigh any worries of where it is located!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 10, 2010

My child did not feel safe at this school. The academics programs were not challenging for my child. I would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 16, 2009

We enjoy the Cultural Arts part of the school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2008

So far everything is great for my daughter in the pre-IB program. Teacher and school communication has been excellent. She is challenged, not overwhelmed and enjoying her classes.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2008

Mrs. Gingeld is the best! her style of teaching is conducive to learning. students know she cares about them not only as students, but as people. Her writing scores are among the highest in the school. No The students talk about her all the time. Wish she would move to Seminole HS. She is the one great thing about MMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 19, 2007

Millennium has been a wonderful experience for my two children. We chose (were selected through lottery) Millennium even though we were 'zoned' for another school. It was the best decision we could have made for our kids. The campus is beautiful and well-maintained. The principal is a strong and caring administrator. The teachers and staff also truly care about the students and are very responsive. One of my children is in the Pre-IB program, and the other is not. I can say with confidence that they both are receiving a top-notch quality education. When you walk around campus, you can feel a very real positive spirit. And the number of electives my children have the opportunity to take is absolutely incredible.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 19, 2007

well i'm a student of this school i enjoy every thing its a very safe school lots of parents dont like this school because they here bad stuff about that school.the principals and the teachers are great.i like this because everyone that works in that school actually cares about us they treat us like family, and by us i mean the student body, the kids, that us.teachers take there time to teach us (the students) more or stuff that we did not understand.no parent knows how the school is unless you teach, work,or learns there.so i don't know why parents think it such a bad school. to me its one of the best schools i've gone to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 15, 2006

My daughter loves Millennium Middle School. She is in the Pre-IB program and she feels intellectually motivated and challenged by the curriculum. She enjoys her teachers and she enjoys their no nonsense attitude towards their subjects and their students. She had come from a private school and she was a bit apprehensive about what would be in store for her at Millennium but she and we (her parents) were pleasantly surprised. The Pre-IB courses are challenging, but not overly difficult and the atmosphere of the school is very conducive to learning. Awards, certificates, medals and ribbons are passed out regularly to successful students and parents are almost always invited to view the ceremony. The self esteem of the students is a high priority at the school. We love Millennium Middle School: my daughter is happy and learning. We couldn't ask for more.
—Submitted by a parent


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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 53% in 2014.

513 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

507 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
64%

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 56% in 2014.

498 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

491 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
67%

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.

571 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

565 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
64%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

572 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
48%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

573 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
82%
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.

547 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

301 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
83%

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
76%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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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 40%
Black 30%
Hispanic 23%
Asian 3%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 57%53%61%
Master's degree 40%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%2%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 0%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)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. KATE EGLOF
Fax number
  • (407) 320-6599

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • School shares bus/van with other schools
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Cross country
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Cross country
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Sculpture
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
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21 Lakeview Avenue
Sanford, FL 32773
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