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Delaura Middle School

Public | 7-8 | 742 students

 

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Posted December 12, 2013

I went to Delaura in 8th grade a few years back and all i can say it was a fantastic school you've just got to stay away from drugs which is easy but you can do the work and you'll still have time to screw around with your friends.


Posted June 8, 2013

I went to DeLaura some about 10 years ago. I have to say that I learned so much there and I really loved all the teachers! I got involved in the Chorus when Mrs. Tims was still there (she left right after I graduated from the school) and she was so incredible! Mrs. Smith got there after I left and went to Satellite High next door but we worked with her through the year as she and Mr. Liscum at SHS would work together to create and extended program... and she was amazing! I was also part of the "Eagle" team in 7th grade when we had the "Eagle Olympics" which was such a cool way to get students to stay motivated in school! I had teachers who pushed me and I learned so much from them! Mr. Weiss in 7th grade history was incredible! He really pushed us but we learned so much!


Posted June 17, 2011

I was there for two years, as Edward W. Jackson, in '77-'78. My father being stationed at Patrick, AFB, and living in the base housing next to the school. I will say, this was a great school then, and looks like it it great now. So, hats off to the people who keep up the good work there. I loved this school, and was sorry to leave the area. I even still have a textbook from this school. LOL!


Posted January 22, 2011

i went to DeLaura Jr. High back in the early 80's. i have since lost my yearbooks from both 8th and 9th grade. is there anyway i can order my yearbooks to get them back


Posted October 8, 2009

My daughter is in the 7th grade this year and is doing quite well. I think her organizational skills have improved. They have a wonderful music program that we love. There is no perfect school but the feeling I get at DeLaura is that the majority of the faculty truly care about the kids and enjoy what they do.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2008

this school is awsome i love it
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 27, 2008

I go to Delaura Middle now and It's fine. I'm on the 7th grade Tiger Team and most of our Teachers are great; Most. A few of them are really moody and get upset for no reason. The Gym really needs a working air conditioner because I'm afraid one of us is going to fall over because of a heat stroke. Teasing and Bullying isn't so bad, but there are alot of girls who think they're all that. The school needs a makeover, because it looks like a jail of some sort. I would say it's an okay school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 4, 2008

I used to go to Delaura Middle School before I moved to Texas and I like it alot. The teachers are great, they really care about the students and even though I was only there for a few months I really miss it like you wouldn't believe. The school is very sanitary and going up and down those stairs really gets you in shape. The only negative thing I have to say is that they really need to put a air conditioner in the gym because the fans aren't cutting it and it very much resembles Alcatraz on the inside but the outside is in bad shape also. Other than that I would recommend this school to everyone.


Posted July 17, 2007

Delaura is an overall great school except for the appearance. It has mold and mildew promblems. The teachers are great they go to great lengths to tutor there students but I think they play favoritism towards students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 12, 2007

It's a good school, it looks a whole lot better on the inside then the outside. The teachers really care and it is well organized and clean.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 14, 2006

Dear Parents, I am the parent of a DeLaura Middle School 7th grade student. If you love your child, or even care about him more than your dog, you will move heaven and earth to avoid sending your child to this school. I am withdrawing my son from DeLaura as soon as humanly possible! He has experienced unbelievable problems from his fellow students, many of whom appear to come from homes where the parents simply do not care about school. His core teachers are academically competent, but they do not coordinate homework assignments with each other, which often results in my son having over 4 hours of homework many nights. The administration seems helpless to prevent aggressive behavior by DeLaura students. The learning environment is characterized by constant intimidation and threats against my son. His grades have fallen directly as a result of the absence of effective discipline and teacher oversight.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2005

DeLaura is in general a great school in great neighboorhood although I did not feel my daughter was save at all times. Principal and Assistant principal response to the issue was very poor.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 8, 2005

Overall, DeLaura is a great school and rated #4 out of all middle schools in the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2004

I dont have any negative thing to say about Delaura other than the appearance of the school. Isnt there any money somewhere to improve the look? I realize it is an old school but I dont see that being a problem. The school obviouly has a mold and mildew problem that truly concerns me the most. Why hasnt anything been done to improve this school?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

They really care about the kids at this school. The teachers are just awesome and they go above and beyond to teach these kids, they come early and stay late to help tutor the children. They inform the parents when there is a problem before it becomes a major problem.
—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 56% in 2014.

281 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
76%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

322 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
83%
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.

158 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
77%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

404 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
80%

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
80%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

404 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
76%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
77%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

402 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
90%
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.

343 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
87%

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 66% in 2014.

242 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
93%

2013

 
 
92%

2012

 
 
87%

2011

 
 
61%
Biology I

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

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 75%
Hispanic 12%
Two or more races 7%
Black 3%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 18%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 60%58%61%
Master's degree 40%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%1%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

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Gym
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. SHIRLEY L CLAUDIA
Fax number
  • (321) 773-0702

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Gym
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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