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Adams Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1110 students

 

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3 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
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2012:
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2011:
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Posted July 21, 2007

I love those teachers they are great and friendly and give you a great education I learned a lot there.the teachers Mr.Hemani,Mrs.Kuhling,Mrs.Rothell,Mrs.Romera.Also Mr.Emnuel,and Mr.Martino even though they were not my teachers they are great teachers and I hope anybody that goes into sixth grade will get them I just want to thank them all.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 18, 2007

My daughter started Adams Middle School in sixth grade and is now entering eighth grade. We have been very happy with the school and give it a 5 star rating. The teachers have been excellent.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2006

Adams is a fantastic school! My 16-year old son went there, now my granddaughter is, with another entering next year. We have found that the great majority of the teachers are kind, considerate and very helpful. If the student is doing what they should be. My son was a member of the band and my granddaughter is involved in all activities including their choral programs. My son has some disabilities and the school was there for us any time we had a question or problem. The only problem was no one ever told us about the 504 Plan for children with problems No matter what problems we have encountered the principal, assistant principal and teachers have always had an 'open door' policy. The only problem that I have EVER had is with some of the office personnel. Schools, like any business, should make sure the people out front our friendly and helpful! Smile, be nice!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 24, 2005

My child has a physical disability. These teachers/principal have been on top of things so that my child could be mainstreamed into the academic setting. His disability was not held against him unlike other schools he has attended. They are careing individuals with the child's best interest in mind for his academic success. I also am trhilled about the quality of safety they provide. Though the safety measures may take longer for you to take your child out of school early for a Dr/Dentist appt, the measures do ensure the safety of the children and I am greatful.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2004

I don't like the fact that when I call the school to find out important information, like FCAT schedule or when tutoring will start back up, I get no help from anyone. All they tell me is the calendar hasn't been updated yet.
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

319 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
46%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

314 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
37%

2011

 
 
49%
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.

384 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
48%

2013

 
 
48%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
56%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

380 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
44%
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.

398 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
48%

2011

 
 
58%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

387 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

389 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
30%

2013

 
 
35%

2012

 
 
37%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

386 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
76%
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.

382 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
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.

206 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
88%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
61%
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
Hispanic 46%
White 25%
Black 22%
Asian 4%
Two or more races 3%
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 63%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 74%67%61%
Master's degree 25%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%0%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 14%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Computer specialist(s)
ELL/ESL Coordinator
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
School psychologist
School social worker/counselors(s)
Security personnel
Speech and language therapist(s)
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish
Staff resources available to students
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MR. HEATH BEAUREGARD
Fax number
  • (813) 632-6889

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • ELL/ESL Coordinator
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • School psychologist
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
  • Transportation provided for special education students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Performance stage
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Flag football
  • Soccer
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Drawing / sketching
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
Media arts
  • Computer animation
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Coach sports teams or extracurricular activities
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
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10201 N Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33612
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Phone: (813) 975-7665

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