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John Hopkins Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 931 students

 

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Posted December 11, 2013

The magnet program for guitar and art sounded so great...and could be if it weren't at John Hopkins. The bullying against the middle class was so tremendous, I never thought kids would be that bad at that age. Tripping in the hall, using push-pins as weapons, name-calling, stealing of food right out from under your child's nose. The negatives outweighed the positives by a landslide. The classrooms sounded like circuses. I had to pay a tutor to teach my 7th grader math because his elderly teacher couldn't control her students.The teachers cared but the problems there were so much larger than they could rectify. I do not recommend.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 26, 2013

John hopkins is terrible i would never put my child there in the future wow all i can say is wow iI used to JHOP 2012-2013 school year every thing was good to this new magnet AP came it turned too a nightmare. PLEASE do not go to the school the teachers mess up your grades. PLus now im in 7th grade its wonderful at my new school. I really enjoyed it there but it was to much


Posted August 10, 2013

I have sent two kids to this school for the magnet programs. The principal here is top notch. The teachers are very good, especially Miss Makalala and Miss Smith!! If your child can get one of those two teachers, you will have a wonderful experience!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2012

I have gone to John Hopkins (piano program- fine arts) for all three years and now I am at St. Pete. High school. To me, my years at Jhop were probably the best years I have had so far. The school is wonderful, if you just ignore the rough part, and the fine arts program is absolutely amazing. I have so many memories and good things to say about the teachers at John Hopkins. My 8th grade class didn't even want to go to a different school when the year was over with.


Posted October 25, 2011

A lot of the problems in school are due to low discipline in the homes of the students.


Posted October 18, 2011

What has happened to the Drama magnet program? It was on the rebound of greatness with the productions of "Willy Wonka" and "Grease". The teacher changes have not helped to produce more opportunities in learning for the students. I would hope that the program is evaluated and a stimulating direction for students is put into place. Trojan Pride has not come back for my children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

love John Hopkins. A lot of bad things have been said about it recently but actually, the school is on an upswing. Sure hope the principal gets to stay as a lot of good thing have been happening this year, unfortunately the school keeps getting bad press. Where was the press the last 3 years. Trojan Pride is coming back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 15, 2010

I love John Hopkins. A lot of bad things have been said about it recently but actually, the school is on an upswing. Sure hope the principal gets to stay as a lot of good thing have been happening this year, unfortunately the school keeps getting bad press. Where was the press the last 3 years. Trojan Pride is coming back.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 8, 2010

I have gone to Jhop for three years now, and I have learned what a fantastic school it is. Sure, the school is a little ruff around the edges, but the good things outweigh the bad. The fine arts program is a great part of the school. It allows students a chance to learn skills such as dance, drama, and art. The team of teachers and students have come together to bring our school's grade up to a 'B' (actually 1 point away from an 'A'). I am really proud to be a part of the Jhop family.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 8, 2010

Overall John Hopkins is a great school. It does have some rough spots, but there are so many great things about it that outweigh the bad. The fine arts program gives students the chance to learn many creative skills such as drama, dance, and art. There is a great team of teachers and a great group of students that have come together for our school to have a 'B' grade (one point away from an 'A').
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 11, 2009

I am pleased with the new principal for the school year 2009. The teachers at John Hopkins care about the students. I feel my daughter is recieving a wonderful experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2009

the program for the arts is phenominal, with exelent teacher quality. The principals have been unstable however, and much of the school general population is undesirable. The Fine Arts strand offers top quality education in all fine arts, including dance, drama and vocal. Mr. Butts is bombdidggitylicios.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 29, 2009

Magnet Program is great! They keep the children in their own areas away from the regular students. Teachers are very helpful. Too bad the new principal is already leaving!! He has made a difference.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2009

It is good to see jhop on the rebound it looks like the school board finally opened there eyes and hired a new principal who actually seems to care about the magnet programs lets just hope the school board supports him although the gang problem is becoming a bigger issue but i like his no nonsense actions to that also
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2009

John Hopkins Middle School is amazing necause it gives kids the opportunity to explore the arts through dance, drama, art, and music. All schools have there flaws (gang fights, food fights, etc.) but John Hopkins is overall a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 25, 2008

My school is the best. We are a B school! Im very proud of my school. Oh and for the PCCA comment we have magnet programs to just not high school
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2008

We have been very pleased with J. Hop. My children started at Bay Point Elementary a Math and Science Magnet School. We thought it would be good for them to shift focus to a school that had more emphasis on the arts. We have not been disappointed. They continued to be challanged in Math but were able to balance that with fine and literary arts. The teachers are very caring. Both of my daughters have scored extremely high on standard tests and my oldest daughter is now moving on to H.S. and had a choice of 3 magnet programs including the I.B. program. My children did enter through the Magnet program at John Hopkins. Some children enter the school as their neighborhood students. My 1st choice for new students would be the magnet program as it allows you to select a focus and that gives the children more options.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 5, 2008

My daughter is attending JHOP and we are pleased beyond belief. She moved from a private school to JHOP in 6th grade and we were worried that public school's standards would be lower and that she would 'get lost in the system'. We have had great communication with all of her teachers and she has recieved educational challenges as well. Being primarily a school with Arts, Communication and Literature oriented programs there are plenty of opportunites for the like cententered student. While the academic curricuum is FCAT centered (as all PInellas County schools are) the variety and methods that were introduced, as well as the high performance expectations of the student by the staff was a positive change from the 'hand holding' our daughter experienced in private school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 7, 2008

My son loved JHOP. He is a sophmore now and some things have changed. My daughter will be going there in the fall. I am a little concerned that the academics and the arts have changed for the worse. Hopeful for the future!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 7, 2007

I went to JHOP last year and it was an amazing three years. I had soo much fun...most of the teachers were really nice and smart and i learned a whole lot from them. I definetly reccomend the school though because i never had any problems at all and i will never forget JHOP. GO TROJANS!!!
—Submitted by a student


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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 52% in 2013.

285 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
31%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

277 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
40%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 55% in 2013.

313 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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 51% in 2013.

298 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
38%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

297 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
47%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
26%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

279 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 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 writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. 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.

326 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
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 "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 64% in 2013.

92 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
46%
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 State average
Black 59% 23%
White 25% 42%
Hispanic 9% 29%
Two or more races 5% 3%
Asian 2% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander N/A 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 77%60%61%
Master's degree 23%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 9%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

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

School Leader's name
  • Mr. Barry G Brown
Fax number
  • (727) 893-1600

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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