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Lake Weir Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1312 students

 

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Posted June 11, 2014

Very disappointed in this school. My daughter has been going there for 2 years and both years it has been one thing after another. This year her math teacher was bullying her and another teacher broker her musical instrument (then she completely denied it). The culture among the kids are terrible. There doesn't seem to be much devotion among the teachers and there is little communication between parents and the teacher (of course I'm not referring to all the teachers)
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 1, 2009

lake weir middle school is the best school ive ever been to.
—Submitted by a student


Posted February 19, 2009

I don't know what school the first lady is talking about but that sure isn't my school, this is one of the best schools around and I know that to be true. People are always friendly and you couldn't ask for a better environment for kids to be educated in. :)
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 7, 2008

I am a 7th grader at Lake Weir Middle school and I love it the teachers are very nice and really explain what they are teaching you. LWMS also has alot of things to do before or after school like volleyball, track, Drillteam, Flag, FFA, and Majoretts. LWMS also has clubs that we go to on half days for 5th and 6th block. The princeable at Lake Weir Middle school is making alot of great changes, last year was his first year has princable at lake weir middle. I would not go to any other middle school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2008

My daughter just started LWMS and I am very happy with her teachers, the administration and her guidance counselor. The school grounds are very clean and the landscaping is pretty. There is a nice water garden just outside the library. When I have visited the school recently, I have been met in the hallways with pleasant greetings from teachers and support staff. I am looking forward to many successful and happy years at LWMS!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 12, 2008

I go to this school, and I love it. I would not move for anything. I love it there. Great teachers, who care about you.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 1, 2008

This is my daughters first year at lake weir and I think it is one of the worse schools around. I have two older daughters who didnt attend this school and I am so greatful for that. The teachers just do not seem to care. I had to practically pull teeth to get a conference. You would think that teachers who have been at this school as long as they have would be awesome, but it is just the opposite. I really believe they are burnt out.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 20, 2007

LWMS is a ok school. They need more sports programs to get the kid's into so they stay out of trouble after school. The new principal at the school is doing ok but more changes need to be done.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 6, 2007

With the new principal I think this school will be great this year my daughter loves this school her second year there and she is in advance classes and loves going every day and the do there best in fcat training all year which is also helpful to her. After finding out that we are third in the state I'm very happy to her that even more.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 17, 2007

I am thinking of relocating by parents. My son attends a 9 rating school in tampa is in gifted classes. This would councern me for a change for educational purposes. There needs to be PARENTs that have involvment in school. That is why Coleman in Tampa is a 9 star school. My son may be to advanced for this school. May be some help would do by a concerned parent. Activities, Band, Art, Launguage, Drama, Computers this is just to name a few at Coleman...Please respond if would like to talk Robbie
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 21, 2007

I wouldn't recommend Lake Weir Middle. Not enough Parent/Teacher communication. No after school extracurricular activities. No encouragement to do better, or reward for doing well. Most Teachers caliber and ability left a lot to be desired. LWMS also has In School Suspension, rather than better programs such as After school suspension or Saturday School. Would not recommend this school, I feel it needs to make big changes and has for years.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 17, 2006

Lake Weir is a wonderful school. This is my son's second year and he loves it! The teachers are always helpful and available if I have any questions or concerns. I am proved to have my son in Lake Weir Middle and looking forward to another great year!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 3, 2006

I think Lake Weir Middle School is a great school. We have a high percentage of students who come from a very rural area in southeastern Marion County. Our mobility rate is 39% which makes it very hard to help our students be ready for the FCAT. All the teachers are dedicated to their students and many have worked at the school for more than 15 years. We do the very best for our kids with afterschool programs but it is hard since we are in a rural area. Come on over. I think you will like it. I have worked there as a teacher for more than 20 years and drive 18.5 miles each way to do so. I wouldn't think of leaving before I retire.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

434 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
44%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

437 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
51%
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.

437 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

433 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
51%

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 47% in 2014.

409 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

407 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

417 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
37%

2012

 
 
34%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

394 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
63%
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.

409 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
72%

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

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
100%
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
White 57%
Black 20%
Hispanic 16%
Two or more races 5%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 183%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 22%N/A9%
Source: 1 FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014
Source: 2 FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 68%63%61%
Master's degree 32%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. STEPHANIE CALLAWAY
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  • (352) 671-6121

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  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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10220 Southeast Sunset Harbor Road
Summerfield, FL 34491
Phone: (352) 671-6120

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