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Stuart Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 922 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted February 22, 2014

I am an 8th grader here at SMS. 2 years ago, I moved here and came to SMS in 7th grade. Even though I didn't know anyone, the students and teachers were very welcoming. I now have lots of friends and excellent teachers. I feel that my teachers really want to see me succeed. The school is very clean and organized. The are drugs and cheating in this school, but the education experience makes up for it. I feel very safe at school and very cared for by the staff. There are bad sides though. The teachers watch us like hawks for an untucked shirt or if our pants are too far down. My language arts teacher waits by the door with tardy forms for the pe students to arrive late. She also lets us out late so we get tardy to our next class without sending an email out. Sometimes it seems like the staff care more about dress code and behavior than education. Recently we had a real-life lockdown. My band teacher followed all the procedures and was very stoical through the whole thing. I felt very safe an confident that the staff would keep us protected. Overall, SMS is a good school and it is one of the best schools I could have hoped for.


Posted August 22, 2013

I feel that this is a great Middle School. My daughter is excited about joining the Band program. They have a lot to offer. It takes parent's to make the time and effort to become part of there student's school. With communication and hard work I feel my daughter will do great! The school staff are very nice and helpful as well! We Love Stuart Middle School. Keep up the good work!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 20, 2009

My son is in his first year at SMS and I think that the school is the epitomy of quality and its staff are the consummate professionals. My son has several advanced classes and while the homework can be overwhelming at times .....that is part of the price to pay. He is constantly challenged to do his best and he does. Postings about violence at the school are grossly over exagerrated. I personally know he school resource officer there and those reports from students about school violence are just plain wrong. I also had to laugh at the 'herrendous' experience one student said he/she had there. I think my son is fortunate to be going to SMS and I look forward to him attending next year.....and if they would get a baseball team started I would really be ecstatic ...keep up the great work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2009

I am an 8th grader almost finished with SMS. The teachers are terrible and care more about dress code, behavior, and using cell phones than they do academics. I would have liked to have a better experience there. If you're a parent, don't send your child to SMS.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 19, 2008

I think my son is getting a wonderful education by some really gifted and devoted teachers. The only complaint if you want to call it that is the overwhelming amount of homework that seems to be assigned especially to children who are in any of the advanced classes. My son looks forward to school each day and enjoys his time there. His grades are directly reflective of the time and attention that the teachers give to him and there can be absolutely no complaints about his grades.....
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 3, 2007

I love Stuart Middle School, but there is a lot of violence sometimes and bullying. There is way too much homework some nights. I love my classemates and most of the teachers. Some of the substitutes are horrible.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 20, 2007

Stuart Middle School has been a good experience for my child. The most teachers are dedicated and caring. The administration lacks when it comes to dealing with parents and children which is a huge shame seeing how they are the ones running the show. The school experience is what you make of it as parent and as a student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2007

I have found that there has been great improvement at Stuart Middle school in recent years. The students that I have spoken to have positive things to say about their time at SMS and the experience and attitude of the staff is heartening to see. The campus is in good condition and the expansion plans for this summer are very exciting. The variety of extracurricular is great and the quality is even better!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 11, 2006

I do not like Stuart Middle School. It is in a predominantly Black, crime ridden neighborhood and their is quite a bit of violence at this school. Alot of bullying goes on here. My son has 3-4 hours of homework every night. It is ridiculous. Thank god he will not be going to this school next year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 14, 2005

I am a former student at sms and it is herendous. My sister was harassed. I do not reccomend this school to anyone.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted April 1, 2005

My son is happy at SMS. He is in all advanced classes and his teachers seem very professional and knowledgable. No complaints.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2005

Overall good school especially for students in the above level classes.
—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 52% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

247 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

288 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
64%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2013.

335 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%
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.

259 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 56% in 2013.

308 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 47% in 2013.

309 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
59%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 79% in 2013.

306 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%
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.

307 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
91%

2011

 
 
99%

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

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.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
92%
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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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 State average
White 71% 42%
Hispanic 13% 29%
Black 10% 23%
Two or more races 4% 3%
Asian 1% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/A59%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 61%68%61%
Master's degree 39%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 21%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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575 SE Georgia Ave
Stuart, FL 34994
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