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Bay Point Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 896 students

 

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Posted June 9, 2014

I am very disappointed with some of the comments listed below. My son was a 6th grader who is going to the 7th grade. He has made the honor roll and continue to progress. I am so sick and tried of trying to convince people that Bay Point is not a bad school. The six grades are in there own wing and as long as you a good parent who communicate with the teachers and staff the school is great. I don't have any complains about the school my son has enjoy his experience and looks forward to returning to school in the fall. If all the people in the neighbor send their kids to this school it would be a great school and help the rating. Most of the people own their home in the area which says a lot. The kids in the non magnet program are good kids as well. STOP putting them down!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 12, 2014

I'm a student at Bay Point and i'm only in 7th grade and I'm in the magnet program. The traditional students can sure improve. I can tell the students don't even try. But the magnet students try very hard. We care about our grades, about each other and our feelings and if it wasn't for the Magnet program, this school would suck. It's so much fun coming every day and enjoying my day with all my friends and we all get along. The teachers are very reasonable and nice. They give out a decent amount of homework and they're cool. I would totally recommend the Magnet program not the traditional side of the school. Everything is so out of control in traditional. But Magnet students don't really hang out with much traditional students. Magnet is a great program with great people. The parent's don't understand how it really is. They should spend a week at the school and see how much fun we have and how much we learn. I love it and I'm really going to hate leaving next year. It's an amazing school despite most of the students, but I would really recommend the Magnet program. I just love it so much and I wouldn't switch schools.


Posted November 18, 2013

I would never send my child to this school. Bay Point has *some* dedicated teachers who love the students, but even they are exhausted and beat down by the administration. The student population is disrespectful and they lack any home training. Some of them can be helped, but teachers are forced to be baby sitters for the most disrespectful students and an administration that treats the teachers like servants. If parents can, I would avoid this school at all costs, and since I work here, it truly pains me to say this. I love some of the students. I love some of the teachers. It could be a great place, but the disrespectful actions of some administrators rob the teachers out of any desire to teach. Most of my peers are all looking to transfer to other schools. I almost quit today!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 16, 2013

I had a child attend this school and I must say although the new principal is tough, his presence has turned this school around for the better. There were less issues than in the past and a more positive spirit at the school. If he is allowed to remain there over time, I am confident that BP Middle can turn around and become one of the better Middle schools on the Southside.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 3, 2012

The magnet program kids have a lot of control and are smart but the traditional kids are so ignorant. They have no self control and discipline from the principal


Posted February 17, 2012

The school is out of control as far as discipline is concerned. There do not seem to be consequences of any value for negative behaviors. Some of the teachers do not have accountability of the students in their classes and the students get away with ridiculous behaviors that create situations that are so disruptive to education, that it seems next to impossible that anyone can learn there. What a disservice to those few students who may actually want an education.What are the policy makers in administration trying to do to fix the repetitive negative behaviors? Very troubling when I think these kids are our future.


Posted February 6, 2012

I'm a student at bay point middle school and its honestly like every other school. the magnet program is great. traditional.. sure, it could improve, but to all the parents who are bashing it, YOU go for a day and see how it is. honestly. No, its not the best school. But what school in pinellas county is the best? okay, so you send your child to Thurgood Marshall, there is more kids doing weed there then any other school. or what about kids getting caught for giving bj's in the bathroom? And that's an EXCELLENT school? No, you don't have to fall in love with Bay Point Middle, but until you have cherished the moments there and gone to school there.. do not judge.


Posted September 15, 2011

A student was assulted at the school recently. The child who assulted the other student has a history of this. The only thing being done is a 3 day supension. This does not set a good example and is my opinon is not acceptable.


Posted April 27, 2010

Excellent and rigorous academic program in the magnet school. I have taught private school and we have many friends who attend private schools. This curriculum and overall academics far exceed that of the private schools. Low teacher student ratio and great advanced Science and Math program! Good communication with all teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2009

Stop trashing on this school. I cannot take it anymore. I have more experience than most of you. I can say for myself that this school would be shut down if it weren't great. All of the other pinellas county schools are being shut down. Bay Point isn't. Shouldn't that say something? Get real. All you parents out there, go for a day. You'll understand. I will never regret going there. The previus comment pretty much said it all. please, stop this nonsense now.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 23, 2009

I agree with the previous comment. The school needs to be fixed. It is a nightmare! Students who misbehave have minor, if any, consequences. The teachers are drained because there is only so much they can do, and the students are tired of it. The school needs accountability so students don't fall through the cracks and get distracted from all the behavior problems. The poor, well behaved students, have a right to an education too, why should they be in the shadow of the misbehaving students? Also, if some students see others getting away with causing trouble, they might too. BPMS needs better structure and discipline. It is a madhouse!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 22, 2009

I go to school to bay point middle school and I am in the magnet program. The magnet program is well behaved and a good envoirment. But i have to say i witness alot of fights there are at least 2 fights a day. I do not think the principal is doing her job and should disiplane for severly. If someone fights they get maybe a couple of days of suspention. I would not recommend anyone going to this school until the principal is better and they take fighting more seriously!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 22, 2008

There are plenty of great schools in Pinellas, but after several tours and talking to many parents, this was the school that my son wanted and we did too! We barely made it to the hallway and he just knew this was the one for him (even though most of his friends from elem. were going a different route. Three year later, and a daughter now in 6th grade, I can say from experience that BPMS is a jewel in south county. Parents need to also remember that what you put into a school is what you get out of it. Middle school is a huge adjustment and good peers are an important part of doing well. My kids have met great friends. Although the state letter grade isn't the end all to end all, B.P. M.S. has earned an 'A' for 8 years in families. WOW!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

i feel that the teachers have no control over the students the students their run wild and no disaplen is getting done their
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2008

This school is the best school ever plus it's a grade A school and we learn alot ever day and make alot of frinds to relie on
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2008

it is so cool there because the chool has a great enviroment and there is a magnet program so that is awesome
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 24, 2008

i love this school(: it's so much funn and all the teachers are really kewl. =]
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 21, 2008

Lack of discipline at this school. My daughter is in the magnet program. From what my daughter observed, too much fighting and bullying that stems from the traditional students. They need to make this an all magnet school if they want to attract more students. I would not highly recommend this school. My advice: Look elsewhere.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2008

My son is in the magnet program. The teachers really care and my son is learning things I didn't learn until high school. But there seems to be an attitude of US (magnet) vs. THEM (tradidional). That's what I don't like.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 28, 2008

I have a child at this school. Poor communication between adminstration and parents. Too much violence.
—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.

285 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

282 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
37%

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.

305 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
51%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

302 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
53%
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.

297 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
7%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

297 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

294 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
30%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

301 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

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.

428 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "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.

150 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
89%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
60%
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

 
 
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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
Black 62%
White 21%
Hispanic 7%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%60%61%
Master's degree 32%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%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 8%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. JASON J SHEDRICK
Fax number
  • (727) 893-1181

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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2151 62nd Avenue South
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