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Jennings Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 831 students

 

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted December 16, 2005

In general, I have not seen a great deal of parental involvement in this school. Moreover, I have been disappointed with administrative functions (make sure you review your child's schedule - they scheduled my child to take a class he/she had already taken).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2005

The teachers are great to work with for the parent who takes the initiative. I would like to see more feedback initiated from the teacher to the parent when issues begin to rise.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 1, 2005

My son has ADHD and discipline as well as his work became a problem for him. I was informed of this AFTER my son was failing and not enough time to help pull him out of it. Teachers are a HUGE link with home on behavior/academics, and without knowing what's happening, I'm unable to get his meds changed, etc. The teachers never call you back, and refused to take into account that my sons ADHD could have been controlled much sooner had they informed me much sooner. Bad school, overcrowded, and yes, students misbehave and are disrespectful. Most act wild and crazy with no consequences. Guidance counselor didn't help much when my son was being pushed and shoved and made fun of in the hallways. Can't wait for the School Choice applications to come in. I want him out of there!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 25, 2004

I'm extremely disappointed in this school's leadership - principal/teachers. There'll always be a discipline problem with students/young people where there's a lack of accountability. I've attended school concerts and have been appalled at the students' behavior in the presence of the principal, vice-principal and teachers. Academics is of utmost importance but the entire person/student has to be groomed. We teach people how to treat us. Why is the faculty sending a message that it's ok to be disrespected? Why isn't more expected? One faculty member commented on the diverse backgrounds of students. This is the world we live in and teachers should be equipped to close this gap. Parents also aren't accountable. I've seen students(with parents), standing before teachers being disrespectful. No accountability..no future!
—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.

261 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
19%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

259 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
33%
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.

265 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
41%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

269 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
31%
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.

273 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
36%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

265 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
29%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

271 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
18%

2013

 
 
22%

2012

 
 
21%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

286 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
69%
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.

268 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
93%

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

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.

100 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2012-2013 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 44%
Hispanic 28%
White 23%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 4%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 17%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 73%67%61%
Master's degree 26%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%1%
Other degree 2%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 11%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MR. RICHARD SCIONTI
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  • (813) 740-4579

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