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Emerald Coast Middle School

Public | 5-8 | 679 students

 
 

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4 stars

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Posted November 5, 2013

I am a student at ECMS. I am currently in the sixth grade and this is my 2nd year at the school. ECMS is the most amazing school. We have a great principal,great teachers, and helpful staff. The school also offers honors classes, an amazing band program, and many athletics. We also have a technology program and virtual classes that enable students to begin to earn high school credits while still in middle school. We have amazing school spirit and everyone comes together to support each other. I am the third child in my family to attend ECMS and we have all had the same great experience!


Posted October 9, 2013

We moved here last year and ECMS has exceeded our expectations! Our 7th grader is getting a great education!! We were glad Honors classes are offered as well as Gifted. The teachers are very supportive and give great instructions to the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 29, 2013

Emerald Coast Middle School Overall decent school but several issues here. Principal stays distant from parents, and my child found Mr. Marello to be rude quite often when no one else was around. Parent involvement here is better than most schools however. Some parents really great. The school has no lockers whatsoever and children must carry heavy backpacks and lunch bags around all day loooong! Also, what bothered me the most was the office staff, they are allowed to be rude on phone with no checks and balances. A number of times I had to call and was treated poorly on the phone. I found myself not wanting to call and would find ways around it... : ( The office is structured in a way that there are no other staff around her while she controls the front office and phones. And lastly, we found the school nurse to be very lazy, sits at her desk all the time, has a "couldn't care less" attitude towards going out of her way to be helpful to the students there. The teachers mostly really good here and while this is very important and key, all the other details add up and can make or break a good experience for a child that will spend possibly 3 years there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 21, 2013

The address listed here seems correct, but when this website gives distances to the school it seems to be using the old location which is adjacent to Van R. Butler Elementary School. You may want to check it on mapquest or googlemaps


Posted April 27, 2010

nice school, welcoming feeling from students to students- parents to teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 24, 2009

Hi. I go to ECMS, and am currently a brand-spanking-new-sixth grader. So far, I've found one thing: that I was missing out. This school is amazing!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 5, 2009

Ecms is an awesome school. My boys have developed a much closer relationship with their teachers and peers. Because we came from a bigger city,the small town feel has been a huge part of their feeling welcomed and accepted here. Bravo to the teachers who have made this all possible!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2009

We moved here last year toward the end of the school year and everyone was very welcoming to my son. He made friends right away and never felt as an outcast. We have found this school to be great for our son and look forward to our 11 year old going here next here as a sixth grader. Great teachers and Staff!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2009

Great school great teachers Im glad I moved here
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 16, 2008

It has great teachers and kids really enjoy it! also it has great electives!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2007

Awesome school. It is a new school in the area and desperately needed. The principal is awesome as well as all of the teachers. The guidance counselor is one-in-a-million! They are all very interested in the students are are excellent in communicating with the parents. The discipline is very well enforced also. There is a wide-variety of extracurricular activities. The academics are wonderful. The parents in the area are all interested in making the school the best it can be. We are moving after this school year and I am very sad to be leaving such a great middle school. I only hope I can find as good a school as where we are moving to. My kids love Emerald Coast Middle.
—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 56% in 2014.

206 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

206 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

205 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
65%
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.

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
72%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

165 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
71%
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.

159 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

159 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
75%
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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
75%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

155 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
78%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

155 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
58%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

151 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

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.

116 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
73%

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

  • 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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
94%
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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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 82%
Hispanic 10%
Two or more races 4%
Black 2%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 14%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 70%68%61%
Master's degree 28%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%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 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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4019 U.S. 98
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
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Phone: (850) 622-5025

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