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Sligh Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 648 students

 

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Posted November 8, 2009

The school is wonderful! Students always have each other's back.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2009

Except for the students behaivor the school is pretty good lots of good events and sports besides its a health magnet school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2009

I am substituting at this school and I have been to many schools in this county as a substitute. This school is by far the worst Ive seen as far as attitude, discipline, and overall appeal. I know middle school can be a difficult time in the life of a lot of students, but each and every middle school I have been to has put these students to shame. It is clear these students have no discipline or respect at home, or in the school environment.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 22, 2007

The teachers are awesome here, however the principal and AP's are not on the same page as far as discipline goes. They say one thing, and do another. Consistency is the key word here, and they really need to learn what it means.
—Submitted by a staff


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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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
21%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
29%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

185 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
20%

2011

 
 
24%
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.

203 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

187 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
18%

2012

 
 
23%

2011

 
 
25%
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.

215 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
19%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
20%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

214 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
20%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
22%

2011

 
 
22%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

218 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
13%

2013

 
 
17%

2012

 
 
17%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

211 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
77%
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.

204 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
94%
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 "F".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "D".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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.

46 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
80%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
32%
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 76%
Hispanic 16%
White 5%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 6%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 67%67%61%
Master's degree 33%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%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 21%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
Music
  • Band
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DR. ANGELA VICKERS
Fax number
  • (813) 276-5606

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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2011 East Sligh Avenue
Tampa, FL 33610
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