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Tyrone Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 872 students

 

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Posted Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The school is making many improvements over the last three years. The school went from a F to a C in two years when other middle schools drop or stay the same. The modified dress code calms the campus and gets the focus back on academics. I heard the school district comes and looks at the teachers to make sure they are improving. Obviously it works!


Posted August 10, 2013

I wouldn't even give this principal a one star!! When you get your weekly announcements, she sounds so unprofessional. She can't get through one without falling over her words. When we did Pennies for Pasta, in her message she stated that we were over halfway to our goal. When is $700 over half of the $1700 goal as she stated on the recording? Pinellas County School Board did an injustice to this school when they promoted this woman to be the Head Principal!! Teachers are not helpful when teaching, the student is expected to teach himself in a lot of the classes. Do yourself a favor, bid for another school when you have the opportunity!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 22, 2013

i hate this school so much i dont learn a thing i hate hate hate hate this school so badly


Posted January 11, 2013

Tyrone Middle school is the worst experience I have ever had with my daughter's education. This school is poorly ran, the principal is unprofessional and is not in control of her faculty or her students. Their version of punishment includes yelling, cussing, and disrespect to the students, which shows lack of control. The teachers actually verbalize their hatred of the principal and administration to the students, which also shows lack of control. The administration dictate to the parents, not acknowledging complaints in a timely manner, and patronizing the parents once it is addressed. The new principal clearly showcases her lack of knowledge on a daily basis. If you are looking fot a school that fosters an environment of respect and inclusion, quality, and a wholesome atmosphere for your children to learn, DO NOT choose this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 25, 2012

well, i go to Tyrone Middle school. I have to say its one of the worst things being in a place filled with kids, with disrespect and always wanting to fight. In the last couple of months there's been fights after fights, there's also been girls especially who start drama and cant focus there time on school. Im in the 7th grade and i ahve to say besides the school fight we have good teaches and people who understand and want to help us!


Posted August 22, 2011

Forget everything said down there, that was the past. From reading these reviews it seams all classes seem to fail the families. Well I just started sixth grade today and it's normal, nothing outrageous happened, no fights, not really anything it was a regular day. They're getting better, at least they repainted walls, and friendly teachers, officers, and the principal, help us. Everyone got by, some accidentally missed classes but it's not a bad school. I'm not saying it's the best school, but it's okay, there are less fights, and everyone gets along. Oh and the lunches? There exactly like elementary school lunches, it's n rotten, it's healthy, and at least we can hold it down, but the food is not terrible


Posted June 16, 2011

I went to this school for my 6th and 7th year.Some staff are actually pretty nice and do what they're supposed to do.Some teachers say they wish us students would jump in front of cars.This school isn't one of my top choices... Ive survived 2 years of it.I get straight A's and since 6th grade,the school has been improving on rewards and i guess, yeah SOME DISCIPLINE. LUNCH IS DISGUSTING! I don't get any kinds of drinks like milk or juice because they're always spoiled! so then I have to use a dollar a day on purchasing a drink or ill bring one from home. Ive made a couple of friends. most people at this school are "Posers" in my opinion. they're so many cliques and which, I think are they main point of where students become posers. They just want to fit in. take it from someone, who came to the school all quiet and soft, but my 7th grade year was pressuring because I started to hang out with less people and I was in a clique. I wanted to fit in. But I became smarter in the person I am today by learning from my mistakes. I only have 3 close friends. but I'm going to meadowlawn for my 8th grade year because I'm moving. like i said Tyrone isn't in my top choice but its not the worst


Posted September 2, 2010

I am a 12 year old male who went to this school last year and last year only i would never recommend this school because of the teachers who do not educate or treat the kids as they should. Another reason i would not recommend this school is because it is rundown and mistreated by most of the students.


Posted May 29, 2009

Unfortunately this school needs a lot of help. I am not looking forward to sending two more children through this school. Magnet program would be a better choice for you!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2009

Building old and run down, halls and lunch room are out of control. My middle child has been in the Scholars program for two years and has had many outstanding teachers who really care. A great advanced program in an old school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 5, 2009

Unfortunately Tyrone Middle School lives up to it's reputation for being a school that you want to avoid sending your children to. The students are rowdy but, what can you expect they are after all teens...I believe that it begins with the staff. They are, to say the least .... unreal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2009

This school is very run down. Definitely needs improvement. I am very unsatisfied that it is now a school that I am forced to send my younger children to also. There are a few teachers that speak like they have come from the ghetto and it is not very professional. My opinion is to update the school physically and update the teachers!!! Pronto!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 30, 2009

This school is great!! They have a excellent scholars program. The teachers are awesome. And it's a very diverse school. Full of kids from every background. I really recommend this school. It is great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 6, 2003

Hi I am a former student at Tyrone and I think that Tyrone was the best school ever. I really love the wonderful teachers there. I miss Tyrone.
—Submitted by a former 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 53% in 2014.

263 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

263 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
41%
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.

293 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
30%

2011

 
 
36%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

294 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
40%
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.

295 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
27%

2011

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

286 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
33%

2011

 
 
37%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

297 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

287 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
68%
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.

270 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
97%

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 "B".
  • 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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
87%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
23%
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.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
86%
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
White 51%
Black 17%
Hispanic 16%
Asian 12%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 61%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 98%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 57%60%61%
Master's degree 38%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 4%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 5%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Special education / special needs

Specific academic themes or areas of focus
  • Special education

Arts & music

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

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. ROBIN N MOBLEY
Fax number
  • (727) 893-1946

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
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  • Special education

Resources

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  • 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

Girls sports
  • Cheerleading

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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