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Meadowlawn Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1243 students

 

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Posted June 28, 2011

Meadowlawn is a great school. My son just completed 6th grade and enjoys the school very much. They offer a rigorous curriculum and a lot of extra curricular activities and electives. They have a great gifted, IMAST and MEGSSS program. The school is committed in providing a well rounded education. Administration is great to work with. They have an open door policy and I love the weekly phone messages. It is a great neighborhood middle school !!!! Go Lancers !!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2011

Meadowlawn Middle School is worst school ever!!!!! First, teachers in that school teach children the wrong facts. I think they are not educated enough to be a teachers. Second, they discuss International politics with their students. In that point, they are making raceial differences between the students,. -My dear Meadowlawn teaches; Person is innocent until proven guilty, so please do not discuss International politics anymore. One day somebody is going to sue you for discrimination".
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 23, 2011

Meadowlawn Middle School is a great neighborhood school!! MMS has many great qualities to meet parents and students' expectations such as gifted and AP academic programs as well as a wide variety of student activities to foster leadership, theatrical creativity and more! Parents have many opportunities to get involve with this school especially by volunteering through School Advisory Council (SAC) and PTSA. You should really consider this school for your child.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 2, 2010

Meadowlawn is awesome!!!!! It's so much better than i expected, since it is my first year there. My teachers are all great and they do try and make all my classes easier to understand since they are all advanced, and we are only 6th graders. Meadowlawn rules!!! Go Lancers!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 26, 2009

7th grade and loving this school!!! All of my friends and teachers are such great helps, and I love all of my classes. It will be a sad day when I leave this school, but I have a whole nother day to go! Woo!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 6, 2008

My daughter has been going to this school for several months. Even though, we were told that is is a terrible school, we took our chances. My daughter is doing great in all her advance classes, and is enjoying, the new friendships that she has made, as well as receiving straight A'S. I have not had any problems, and the support from the sixth grade secretary had been awesome.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2008

I'm an 8th grader at Meadowlawn and this school is amazing! I love Meadowlawn! Go Lancers!
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 9, 2008

Meadowlawn was the greatest school i ever went to everybody there is so warm and polite when I went there in 7th and 8th grade for 07-08 I never wanted to leave. my teachers were great and all my classes were fair.I recomend meadowlawn middle to anybody thats looking for a new school it would be the best choice you could ever make for you child and with all this school has to offer your kids will thank you in the long run as well. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 11, 2007

Meadowlawn is the best middle school ever. they have the best teachers and staff
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 27, 2007

I am a former Meadowlawn Middle School student. I am now in 8th grade at Seminole Middle School, but I went to MMS for 6th and 7th grade. I was (and still am) in the Megsss, Imast, Gifted, and advanced language arts programs and I maintain straight A's. MMS fostered my love for school, despite poor safety and the roughness. It is in somewhat of a ghetto, but the school is clean and has excellent teachers. The extra curricular activities here are wonderful, with a very close-knit group.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 30, 2005

meadowlawn is a great school they have amazing academic programs such as tutoring and many others. They have art class chorus(lancerettes) for girls (lancers) for boys and a mixed chorus group. Also band (beginnig) and (expierienced)track, basketball, volleyball, chess, spanish club, multicultural, golf drama and many others! parents always get involved. It's really a great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 18, 2005

Meadowlawn Middle school is a wonderful middle school taht I would recommend to any student or parent, I am an eighth grader this year and the quality of education is great the teachers are really helpful and are always willing to help you out to make the grade as long as you are willing to participate, the extra-curricular activites are of a great variety, basket ball, track and feild, cheerleading, the National Junior Honors Society, and much more. Also, parents are always stressed about partcipating with the school,even to volunteer as an assistand. Meadowlawn is a wonderful school and learning enviroment.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 1, 2005

There have been a couple of incidents at this school when my children have been threatened by other students. The principal and counselors were a tremendous help in solving these problems. It would have been a much different outcome if I hadn't received their help.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2004

I would not recommend this school at all. Although hte principlal, Mr. Cardone, tries to do his best, it's still not enough. Students are tough and mean, and often fight because someone accidentaly bumped him/her in the hall. The 8th grade assistant principal, Mr. Joyer, punishes students at all costs. My son says there's alot of racism towards foreign students and stereotypes. Bullying is a big problem. My other son who is in 6th grade comes home and cries, explaining me how an 8th grader was picking on him and calling him bad names all the time, and shouting insults often in a manner of bad language. I moved my 2 sons to a private school since it's common here in Pinellas that schools are very bad. And what do parents do about it?... nothing! It's a horrible school, I definitely do not recommend it!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 11, 2003

Meadowlawn is not a bad school. Exept it could use some serious adjustments. Bullying and harrassment is a problem. It is not the staff's fault, it is the student/parent's because it is the student's responsibility to control his/herself.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 9, 2003

The school needs improvement and positive disciplinary actions.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 10, 2003

I am a former student of Meadowlawn Middle School. I attended this school all three of my middle school years, now I am currently enroled at Northeast High School. In the years I spent at Meadowlawn I have never once had an issue with the teachers or administration, nor have have any objections to the way it was being run. I am and was then a stait-A student and was involved in many extra-curricular activities including Symphonic band, yearbook staff, spanish club, and National Junoir Honor Society. I truly believe that the students are what make a school, not the staff. A student that enjoys learning, participates in school activities, and has an invloved parent they will be more likely to stay out of trouble than a student who only goes to school to see his/her friends and gets by by doing the bare minimum. The pricipal, Mr. Cardone was constantly reminding students to have pride for their school and make this middle school experience the best it could be. If there were ever servere behavoir problems Mr. Cardone would often handle them himself by talking with the student and/or parent instead of simply suspending him/her. There are also several teachers from 6th, 7th, and 8th grades that were always willing to assist a student with any problems they may have, whether they be concerning the student's home life, work habbits, or social issues. The teachers were always supportive of students decisions and actions while always encouraging them to strive to be better. Above all, it's the parents responsibility to provide their sons/daughters with a positive attitude about school, and in turn they will spread that attitude to their peers making their learning environment more joyful. Of course Meadowlawn's staff will always be there to help out with that. Over all, I thought and still think that Meadowlawn Middle School played a vital in making me and others that attended the school the succesful high school students we are today. I believe that they would all agree. Thanks.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted August 7, 2003

I don't think this school is concerned about the safety of the kids. The man in the golf cart about runs kids off the sidewalk because he must be in a hurry, and he plain just doesn't watch where he's going! Also, kids are supposed to wear bike helmets?--Yeah, right-the school should be doing more than 'citing' the kids--they should confiscate the bikes until the kids are willing to comply with the state law.
—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.

385 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

388 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
52%
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.

419 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

413 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
55%
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.

406 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

398 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
40%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

407 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

412 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
75%
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.

366 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
69%

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

133 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
91%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
79%
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

 
 
98%
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
White 60%
Black 15%
Hispanic 13%
Asian 7%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 18%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 84%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 65%60%61%
Master's degree 33%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 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. CLAUDIUS B EFFIOM
Fax number
  • (727) 570-3396

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
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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6050 16th Street North
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