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Westpine Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1196 students

 

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Posted February 8, 2014

This school is great i went there for my 6-8th grade year and im in high school know.. i didnt really have that much advanced classes but i always had A's and B's . i made a lot of friends during the year and they have a lot of activities and you can have a lot of fun at this school


Posted July 8, 2013

Ugh, I dislike this school. I was there for 6th grade and now I'm in 8th. I have 6 high school credits in 8th grade ! But not because of this school, It's because of Lauderdale Lakes middle (I wouldn't recommend that school either, but the IBMYP program is AWESOME). I always got bullied at Westpine and the Principal never did nothing about it ! It was because of my age. I was just turning 11 in 6th grade and now I just turned 13. The kids there are stuck up and boys are just there to mess with girls minds. They sell weed in the bathroom and are proud of it. Don't send your child here. The only reason I was there is because it was my home school. Now I live in Coral Springs, We just moved in May. I heard schools are great over here ! Can't wait to be the best I can be !!


Posted June 25, 2012

Hi Guys My Cousin Went To WestPine And I Live IN The Sunrise Area I Might BE Going There For Sixth Grade And They Have WOnderful Activities You Can Do There The Teachers Are Good And She Had A Honors Class That She Loved So I DO KNow A Lot About The Because OF Her So The School Is Not Just A Great SChool Its The Best School To Send Your Child To.


Posted February 12, 2012

Hi I'm A Student Who Goes to Westpine And The school is Great. There Are Alot Of Great Teachers There To Help You Succeed. Thier Teaching Skills Are Excellent. Parents Should Really Check this School Out. There Is Alot Of Afterschool Activities For Students To Try. There's Basketball, Track, Reading Club, Math Club, And Soccer.


Posted February 7, 2012

I am a parent of a 6th grader who is in all adavnced classes and loves it. She states she "travels" with the same kids all day, for which she is thankful for. There are many afterschool activities for the students to participate in, if they choose. I am a very involved parent at the schol who also works full time, but I always find the time to help. Maybe this makes the difference for my daughter and her level of education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2010

I was a student myself at this school and now my son is. The problem I encountered then is the same problem that I encounter now. The lack of respect that the teachers have for the students. I think that the teachers have more gratification expressing their authority than giving students an education. I would give this school a below average rating however I am sure this school may have a few teachers that enjoy teaching more so than reprimanding.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 25, 2009

The students are really friendly and so are the teachers there so nice.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 10, 2009

I am a parent and I have been very pleased with Westpine Middle. The administrative staff is wonderful. Most teachers are very concerned and supportive. The school is safe. My main concerns are the lack of parent involvement and the Florida budget crisis that is adversely impacting the public schools.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2009

westpine is an amazing school! this is my 2nd year! im in 7th grade! the teachers are super nice! iv had my problems with one but you can handle them! westpine has been an 'a' school for a while now and out staff is amazing. they care about everyoe and always helps you when u need something! westpine is amazing! point blank!
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 11, 2009

i like this school because all the teachers care and its a fun school
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 26, 2008

I AM VERY UNHAPPY WITH THIS SCHOOL. My son had more home work at the elementary school then he has now at West Pine middle school. I think the last math homework he had a few WEEKS AGO! Most of the teachers are not putting the grades into the pinnacle, and you don t know nothing about it until it s the end of the semester. Terrible! The same with the request of conference with the teachers, nobody ever call you Back! I have no idea how this school gets an A ?!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

I went here for 6th, and i loved it. At first, i wasnt to good with my classes, but a month later when we changed, i loved it. i made amazing friends, and the teacherrs care.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 10, 2008

I was student here for all 3 years and I had the time of my life.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 9, 2008

My child is in the gifted program and three of her glasses have only the dozen or so gifted students. These are my child's favorite classes. Westpine is serving their gifted students well. The teachers and staff support their principal and this speaks volumns for the talent and skill of this leader. The school now has a moderate dress code that has improved security of this campus dispite the school boards attempts to elimate uniform policies. I have been impressed with this schools progress under the principal's capable leadership.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 25, 2006

The academic programs are scarce but good. Also all the extracuricular activities are awesome! And the level of parent involvement is also scarce.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2005

Academic programs very average, I don't see challenges and motivation for the kids. There is not dress code at all, kids wear weathever they want. Lunch: Very poor quality of the food.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 28, 2005

I love going to this school, and i don't want to graduate from it, because i like it so much.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 6, 2004

Westpine is a great school that teaches you a lot you need to know in the future and even more not to metion the kindness and respect you get from the teachers and staff.
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 31, 2003

I am very well pleased with the administrators and faculty at Westpines Middle. The administrator appears to be very caring and professional about the students and faculty. The staff appears to work together as a team effort for the betterment of the children. The security of the school is highly monitored and secured. The school is an 'A' school according to the state of Florida department of education this year. Congratulations Westpines and we appreciate your efforts in respecting that every child has a right to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 22, 2003

I am extremely disappointed with Westpine. I have a son there now and a daughter who has gone on to high school. My son was in ESE classes until the beginning of the 2002 - 2003 school year. I was informed by him, at the beginning of the school year that he was no longer in any ESE classes. Never was this discussed with me, nor was I informed that it was going to happen. He had an attendence problem from the beginning. I was told by the Vice-Principal to call him when I had a problem. I left several messages, witn no response. It wasn't until the second half of the year that there was any intervention from the school. I had left numerous messages to discuss varoius problems with counselors, teachers and the Vice-Principal and never received return phone calls. I set up a conferennce with all of his teachers, one of whom specifically requested it. He never showed up. I am extremely frustrated with the lack of response and help given by everyone at this school.


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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.

342 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
50%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

345 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
62%
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.

344 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
47%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
55%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

373 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
57%
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.

253 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
15%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

448 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
57%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
61%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

395 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
46%

2012

 
 
38%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

445 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
90%
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.

449 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
99%
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 "B".
  • 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.

101 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
99%

2011

 
 
89%
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
Black 49%
Hispanic 23%
White 18%
Asian 5%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 3%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 58%53%61%
Master's degree 39%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%1%
Other degree 3%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 0%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Librarian/media specialist(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. PAULA MEADOWS
Fax number
  • (754) 322-4985

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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9393 Northwest 50th Street
Sunrise, FL 33351
Phone: (754) 322-4900

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