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Sebastian River Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 853 students

 
 

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Posted December 5, 2010

Great Teachers and Staff Members!! The principal is a very nice person!! I give this school 5 stars!!


Posted May 30, 2010

Our family loves SRMS. It has a great band program with plenty of field trips and ways to get children involved. The teachers have always been great and willing to communicate by email for us busy parents. The portal to monitor grades has excellent detail and stays current. The only reason I didn't give this a 5 star rating is due to the buses. This school, which I believe this occurs at most schools these days, has some issues with monitoring behavior on the bus and keeping the "good" kids from suffering the wrath of the "bad." I will not put my son a bus, I don't feel it's safe.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2010

Our family relocated here from New England and the students, teachers, and staff have been so great! i highly recommend this school, as it is organized, and seems to have great systems in place. Thank you SRMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2007

Hey, i am a student at this school; i honestly do not think it could be any better, i do make mistakes and when i do get into trouble, the teachers and administraitors help to where they have that full knowelege that there will be no problems :] Also i learned and am learning alot at this school, i am a 7th grader at this school. i also want to say thatnk you alot to our staff, they are amazing. I am not sure what else to say, but i have alot of friends here and everyone is super nice. I hope to stay at this school for the rest of 7th grade and then my full 8th grade year :]
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 15, 2007

Hello, I've been working here for 7 years. I find this school to be a great learning enviroment for the students and we always try to get our messages across to the parents. The students here are so nice and well behaved! (even though we have a few individuals)
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 15, 2007

Great school, excellent teachers, my child learns alot, no problems, it's a great school for my daughter!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 15, 2007

My son and I absolutely love this school! We think it's a great school to participate in because everybody is so kind there. We have had no problems whatsoever. Absolutely a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2007

Hello, I'm a student at this school and went to Sebastian Charter, my knowledge tells me the teachers here at SRMS teach you more then over at Charter. I really like it here. I am actually learning something even though there are student problems that will be cleared up soon. I beleive this is a Great School!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 20, 2006

This is my son's first yr at SRMS. He was previously in private school, then home schooled for a year. I am impressed with the way the school is set-up. Extreme thought and provisions have been taken to ensure the children's safety. Yes, improvements could be made (ie: adult supervision in the bath rooms), but overall I am happy with this school. So far my child has not had any problems. I feel this is the best middle school in Indian River County.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 25, 2006

SRMS has been a disappointment to us as parents and to our child.Our child came from an excellent elementary school in every aspect.We have faced teaching style conflicts, bullying issues,and 'developmental changes of a 6th grader'.We did not expect to have problems in middle school because of our strong foundation, and consistent above grade level scores on FCAT and NORM testing. The 1st obstacle was a conflict in teaching style and learning style form out strongest subject. We had meetings to work out differences at which time I was advised that it was not elementary school where reinforcement learning is practiced-Math is (dis)connected learning now.Our child was attacked by another student,and bullied on several other occassions.The school contributes much of this to developmental changes at the 6th grade level.Our student does not feel safe at schooland does not stay for afterschool activities.The largest problem is overcrowding and safety.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 27, 2005

My daughter is in the 8th grade & I have to say that this is the best group of core teachers that she has had. I have not been impressed with the administration & the communication. I did have an incident that occurred in one of her classes (not one of the core teachers) in which there was a discrepancy with a situation. I personally confirmed with 2 children & my daughter was being truthful with me. The admin. would not listen to me & was unwilling to bring in any other children. Basically, I have seen more than one occasion where the teacher is backed 110% by the administration. Teachers make mistakes so I feel that the parent should have the right to get down to the bottom of a situation. This was not the case.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 16, 2004

I really have nothing good to say about this school. My son was there for a year and a half and it was the biggest nightmare of mine and his life. It may be okay if you have a child that is on the A honor roll, never speaks or looks funny at anyone and certainly, they cannot have any type of special needs.
—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.

270 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

269 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
58%
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.

229 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

256 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
47%
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.

137 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

295 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
57%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

285 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

288 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

300 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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.

196 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
79%
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 52%
Hispanic 35%
Black 10%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 159%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 23%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 68%64%61%
Master's degree 27%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%1%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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9400 Fellsmere Road
Sebastian, FL 32958
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