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Hill-Gustat Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 712 students

 

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Posted March 31, 2013

Hill-Gustat is nomal for the area they only reach out to kids who,s families are well known.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 16, 2012

I love Hill-gustat the staff and students are great people! There is hardly any trouble at all! We have so much fun with activities for good preformance, like no referalls or straight A's! It really is a great school!


Posted June 6, 2012

I am a student at HGMS, and I love it there. It is awesome! We get parties for no referrals. This school has excellent teachers, a strong principal/ school leadership, (Love you Mr. Doty!) and challenging academic programs! ROFL! This is so truuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuue!!


Posted April 13, 2010

My daughter attends HGMS and myself as well as my daughter despises this school. She dreads school on a daily basis due to the favoritism being played by administration. They dislike my daughter as well as a few of her friends particularly and they scout them out to get them in trouble. Any school that is ran like that is a sad learning establishment. I am very disapointed in HGMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2009

I was very disappointed in this school. They were very cold to mew parents and students entering 6th grade and I felt that I was not welcome. As an educator, this was very distressing to ,e and I am glad my son no longer attends this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2009

I goo to HGMS and i love it there. i do get sick of going to school somtimes but i mean im a teenager what the heck do you expect! anyway, this school is pretty much the bestest school everr. we have the best principal in the whole wide world MR DOTAYY! and we are really cool and stuff. lol. im in all advanced classes and they have the best HAART program. all the teachers are cool and explain things well. the kids are okay and GO EAGLESSS! we are sooo beating SMS at tomorrows game!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 26, 2008

I Went To HGMS And I Loved It There. This School Is So Amazing And Its Likee Awesome To Even Go There. They Have Good Teachers And A Very Awesome Principal.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 23, 2007

I love this school and so do my children. Great academics and extra curricular activities. Mesh/clear backpacks are not enforced. Most all teachers in all grades work well with the parents. Assistant principal always in sight either talking to students or just monitoring. Very likable. Chorus and FFA programs are fabulous. Informative website. Kids also like the school lunches!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 10, 2005

This school is great.we have teachers that love there job and great chorus and ffa programs
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 12, 2004

This school is a joke! You have to have clear or mesh backpacks because of fear of weapons! It is a large minority population, the education is substandard. It is an inner city school in a town in Nowheresville. I am waiting to see the bars on the windows.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 18, 2003

I consider it an honor to have my child attend Hill Gustat. There's something special about that school.
—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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

217 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
61%
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.

248 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

249 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
62%

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 47% in 2014.

231 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

230 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
55%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

231 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
42%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

228 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
97%

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 "B".
  • 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

 
 
97%
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 48%
Hispanic 29%
Black 14%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 2%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 71%67%61%
Master's degree 29%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MR. CHRISTOPHER S DOTY
Fax number
  • (863) 314-5245

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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