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Burnett Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 914 students

 

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Posted August 1, 2014

I hate this school so much! They're so mean to you here! You don't get to be in the parties or anything! Worst school year ever!


Posted August 1, 2014

I am very glad I am not going to this school anymore. I have to agree with my friend below me, they don't let you do anything, like parties or anything, they are just so unfair. I can't STAND most of the people here. -Salina


Posted June 6, 2014

My son has attended this school for the past 2 years and we have decided to move as this school is only trouble. My son's attitude has completely changed since he has been going to this school, especially this year. He has changed in order to defend himself from all the bullying he encountered last year. My daughter went there for one year and graduated to high school. She says is absolutely horrible. There is fights daily. They have a lot of gangs and many students have failed 2 or 3 times still in middle school when they should be either juniors or seniors and staff has no idea this is happening. For all these reasons i chose to go back to my old neighborhood and have my kids go to good schools
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 12, 2013

My child currently attends this school. It has been challenging getting him through the school year. Kids are bused in from Grant Park, a lower socioeconomic neighborhood of the county. Most of the kids from that area have failed and continue to fail. Their main objective is to incite an altercation and bully the kids that are there to learn. Don't enroll your child at this school if you can help it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 23, 2011

im in burnett middle school its a great school send ur child here today like i said itz wonderful :-)


Posted August 7, 2011

Three of our six combined children have attended Burnett. I know that the teachers and staff are doing thier best to educate and teach the students to the best of thier ability. Our son is in the 7th going on to the eighth and he has maintained a solid a-b average the past two years. I believe that the staff at Burnett has projected the quality of leadership that the school system needs. I attended McLane (many years ago!) and the fact that confrontations will happen, is a fact of life just in a more consolidated area. The parental responsibilty to raise and guide our future leaders has slipped away from the focus through the years. We all need to trust and depend on the staff to help us identify and correct any issues that the growing up process may have for our children and thier sudents. I would give Burnett Middle school an A+ for the transition period in these students and young peoples life! Gary Perkins
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 13, 2011

I am diappointed to hear the bad remarks about Burnett..My child will be attending burnett this coming year, 6th grade. I toured the school and was told it was a safe and non violent school. I even turned down a very good charter school to be able send my child to a middle school that I thought would be a better experience for him. I think that the bullying needs to stop in every school. I was bullied as a kid, I am now 43, and it has long lasting effects on a person. It is uncalled for and will get you no where in life, but regrets that you did it as you grow older. Please start to think of what you say to a person before saying it and remember, would you like to be treated in that same manner?
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2011

I'm currently a student at Burnett , in the 7th grade. The only thing i like about this school is the 6th graders being on a different schedule than the 7th and 8th. Meaning , the 6th grade has no classes with the other grades. I would like it more if they didnt mix 7th and 8th graders in classes together. Most of the 8th graders are rude and slightly intimidating. I wouldnt reccomend this school to anyone... unless your okay with the drama students start up which usually lead to fights. Fights... There has been MANY fights this year. Food fights never happen anymore, instead students would rather throw punches. This School has so much drama, it is unbelievable. Any student would be miserable with the amount of drama and bullying at this school. Also, the teachers could care less about the students and parents. Basically, the student body is out of control. Too much bullying going on behind closed doors. Even in some of my classes a student would be saying hurtful things, or picking on their classmates without the teacher caring. Sometimes the teacher gets picked on too. Its crazy! If i had a choice, I wouldnt attend Burnett. Heck, I would rather attend Brandon Alternative.


Posted March 3, 2011

I am currently in the 8th grade at Burnett, and I am ready to leave this school. Sure, the teachers are great and all, the administration is okay, and the food is way better than Colson Elementary, BUT the student body is seriously oh seriously jacked up. If you are a caring parent,pleasedo not send your child here unless you enjoy fights, bad language, smoking, and other whatnot. btw, if you dontbelieve me, I was here and I lived throughit.


Posted July 31, 2009

I give this school a 4 1/2 stars. My son was able to achieve straight A's all year. I was very happy with the way his teachers worked with him and also keep me informed on his progress even though he does well in school! In the past when he would do well i never heard from his teachers. So it showed me that they are proactive in keeping students on track!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2008

I have only been here for a couple of months and i already love it.The teachers are nice they really communicate with you and tell you what you need.The principle is awesome!!!Most of all,the school is clean.Overall this is my favorite school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 12, 2008

Alot of people have different takes on this school but I think it's great. The teachers and admin are exceptional, the halls are clean and non-violent, and the extracurricular activities are good, too. The cafeteria is sanitary, and the honors program is great. I'm looking forward to my next couple of years here.
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 11, 2008

Horrible My Friends Daughter Kevin Found Mold in The Marinara sauce like five times
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 31, 2007

I am a former student of Burnett middle school and my mother is a teacher there now (and forever, no she isn't going anywhere). The staff at this school is truly amazing. They are constantly going above and beyond for the students, with a few exceptions but hey, nobody's perfect.


Posted July 19, 2007

This middle school is a great school! My daughter goes there and the teachers there help alot!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2007

This School Is A Horrible School.Food Fights,Not Enough Disiplne,Principals Dont Listen To Parents Or Students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 15, 2005

I feel Burnett is a terrible school for kids w/ special needs. You have to fight, fight, fight and I mean above the school level to get any action. I can't say one good thing about it other than this is my child's last year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2005

I feel that burnett is a great school. i had two children attend this school and they both did great with their grades and i noticed that they both enjoyed attending the schools. burnett offers different activities like music, art, etc. one of their priority is getting the parents involved in the schools activities, life assisting with fund raiser and just helping out with assisting teachers with their glasses. i was very impressed on how the students reacted towards the principal, they treated him like if he was one of them, like their friends. i truly feel that the principals and the teachers at burnett really care about how the students do on their grades and just everyday peer pressures. i truly enjoy the music glass that my daughter attended, she learn so quickly and truly loved her teacher and she show a realy interest in wanting to learn about music
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 30, 2005

Both of my children have attended burnett middle school. I truly feel they both have excelerated in their academic learning process. the teachers are very helpful and caring. they take their time in helping the children out with their learning. they have lots of different academic programs like, music, arts, sports. many parents are involved in the schools fund raisers and in the children learning process. when I first attended the conference meetings, I was very impressed how the children who already attended the school show a lot of affection to the principal and to the teachers. this showed me that the children in the school had a lot of respect towards the teachers and principal and to each other. I felt very at ease and pleased that my children were attending burnett middle school. yes, I knew then that they were going to attend a school with a caring heart.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2005

Very Good School. We had no problems and my daughter loved the experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

262 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

270 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
45%
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.

303 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
40%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

302 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
42%
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.

305 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

304 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

306 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
29%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

297 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
72%
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.

316 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
98%

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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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.

113 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
90%

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
81%
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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GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 42%
Black 26%
Hispanic 26%
Two or more races 4%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 17%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 96%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 61%67%61%
Master's degree 39%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%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 6%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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1010 North Kingsway Road
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