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Florida A & M University Developmental Research School

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Posted September 26, 2013

This school is a really good school for discipline problems but To be honest this school needs to work on it's organization then his school will be like FSUS well organized!


Posted February 27, 2011

I happen to love FAMU DRS. The teachers, and other faculty members really take the time to teach and provide the guidance that these students need. I am a active parent who volunteers at this school weekly I am a very involved parent who is very concerned about my child's future. I chose this school because I had so many positive feedbacks on the type of enviroment, how the teachers were teaching and if they really took the time to actually teach their students. And I found that all of it were true. So please don't put down a school or even the teachers for that matter. Just take the time to help your child and your child's teacher to provide the best education possible, you have to be involved to show your child that you care about their future also.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 6, 2010

I love Florida A & M Univ Develop Res because it is a great school and have dynamic teachers. The facilities are high tech. The teachers care about the growth of the students intellect more so than just passing a test. The administration has improve tremendously in organization. The sports program is also great. Overall, it is a great school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 7, 2007

I have attended FAMU DRS for the past 8 years.Many people may say FAMU DRS...is a dump.I believe that is not true! My reasons are: -faculty/student communication is unlimited. -lunch is delectable -rarely any gang confrontations -class schedules are suitable and can be re-arranged promptly -Dual enrollment opportunities are at your finger tips since we are directly across from a 'higher' institute of learning(note: I have recently enrolled in a course my sophomore year) -Honor Roll recognition is highly praised(note: I have consistently been on the honor roll for the past 8 years) -Professional and well-rounded athletes attend/attended FAMU DRS -Extracurricular activities are earned and not given on to us for satisfaction, but for praises of achieved excellence! ~miss unsilenced student 7~ ********************************************************* My motto for school is: 'The dream begins with a teacher who believes in you, who tugs and pushes and leads you to the next plateau, sometimes poking you with a sharp stick called 'truth.'
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 25, 2007

I had the misfortune of sending my child to FAMU this past school year. It was a total waste, and it hurt even more to hear my child say that FAMU hasn't taught her anything. The communication from the administrators and teachers were horrible. It was if they had their own agenda which did not include the kids. FAMU DRS needs strong, strong leadership, and teachers that has the best interest for the kids. As much as I tried to support FAMU DRS, things would happen to turn me that much more against them. It's hare for me to recommend FAMU DRS(which I don't thing much research is going on) to anyone else. FAMU DRS should be and could be with the right leadership, the place in Tallahassee that parents would wan't their kids to get and education. But not at this time. Hats off to the few Ms Warner.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2007

I was very disappointed in FAMU instead. As a graduate of FAMU, they are a poor representation of the University. Parental communication is limited to extracurricular activities and non academic matters. As a parent, academics are my major concern. In the beginning the school enforces a strict dress code, by the end of the year the male students are wearing their pants 3 sizes too big and the female students 3 sizes too small. FAMU will ensure that your child performs at an average level, but ask yourselves in todays society, is average good enough for our children? Don't make the mistake I made. I will have to spend the entire summer teaching my child skills instead do reinforcing skills he should have learned this school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 26, 2007

This year was a lot different for my two daughters, But I did enjoy them being at FAMU DRS this year. The classrooms are smaller then their past years in school,and the school is very family oriented. Next some of the teachers had bad communication with Parents. Also the administration could have been better at a lot of things they did this year. That is why I really think they can work harder next year to do better as a whole before the new school year gets here. I can say also their alot of good teachers at the school Mrs. Warner, the new math teacher Ms. Young to name a few. So keep up the good work. Angela Amos
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 21, 2007

This school did not meet my sxpectations. My daughter attended Kindergarten there. I was very please with her teacher 'Ms.Hughes' but everything else was a great disappointment. The staff was very unprofessional.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 18, 2005

FAMU DRS is a good school to have your children attend. It is especially suited for those students and parents looking for a smaller more 'family' like environment. The faculty and staff are professional and proficient, and currently changes are being made to increase the level of faculty. Last year, the schools FCAT grade was a 'D', but clearly the school is not a 'D' school. The biggest negative with the school is the actual building. It is very old, but plans are made to build a new school. As with other schools, budget availability has an impact on the level of extracurricular activities, and needs to be addressed by the administration and parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 1, 2004

It is definitely a New Day at the Florida A&M University High School also known as FAMU DRS. We have Great New Leadership, Great faculty and most important a great student body. I too am a graduate of DRS and currently have three daughters who have attended since kindergarten. I must say I have been nothing but pleased with my daughters instructors and the academic achievement that they have accomplished. My hats go off to the New Administration you have been nothing but the best. Keep up the good work. A very loyal parent and supporter.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 5, 2004

There is a new spirit at FAMU DRS and it's a breath of fresh air. We parents appreciate the support of Dr. Gainous and the University and will continue to support the school in every effort (academic, athletic, and within the community).
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2003

The school has some really committed teachers however the University Administration continues to withhold funding the state allocates for K-12 for itself. Its long history of incompetent Principals is legend. Parents can get the full benefits of this University K-12 program through active volunteer participation in the school. If you pay attention - the school will pay attention & your child will get attention - same as for almost everything else in life. Work with your child's teacher to him or her to get the support, tools and assistance needed to deliver a quality education for your child. Those of us with children enroll them here so we're fighting to ensure the best we can deliver! We must demand the best to get the best.


Posted August 22, 2003

This school has yet met it's challenge.
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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 58% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

32 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
46%
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 63% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
26%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
46%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 53% in 2014.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
69%
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.

26 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
28%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 61% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
52%
Science

The state average for Science was 54% in 2014.

34 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
34%
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 53% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
28%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

29 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
31%
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.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

38 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
46%

2011

 
 
28%
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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
17%

2011

 
 
19%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
26%

2011

 
 
35%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
22%

2013

 
 
20%

2012

 
 
17%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

42 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
73%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

37 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
50%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

41 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
32%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

40 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
50%

2013

 
 
95%
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 81% in 2012.

36 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
92%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

46 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
95%

2010

 
 
100%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

30 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
93%
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 "C".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "D".

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.

83 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
20%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 67% in 2013.

10 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2013.

40 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
18%
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 99%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 30%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Graduation rate 82%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 62%62%61%
Master's degree 30%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 2%2%1%
Other degree 6%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2012-2013

Teacher credentials

  This school District averageState average
Classes taught by non-highly qualified teachers 4%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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School Leader's name
  • MS. JOAN MCGLOCKTON
Fax number
  • (850) 412-5897

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
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