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Franklin Middle Magnet School

Public | 6-8 | 419 students

 

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Posted January 29, 2014

Because of it's currently low rating (1-29-14) I was extremely skeptical. My son has only attended 10 rated schools, however, they changed my mind. This school has a disciplined, controlled and respectful environment. I ve never seen my son work so hard in any other school. It s not in the best area but it s worth the try. This school keeps their minds on education instead of girls or popularity. This school rewards the students and is business leader oriented. It s a good way to help them in the future for the work environment and self discipline.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 27, 2013

I love the staff, the use of I-pads and the courses. I also love the extra academic help with enrichment and the fact that they also have golf. The extra plus is the fact that it is a all boys school. My son is in the 6th grade and I wanted him to focus on school and not girls.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

My son has been pleased with this school so far. I was told that the rating here was no accurate because of the changes the school made recently.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 3, 2013

Excellent environment for boys to learn with no distractions. They can focus on school work.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 4, 2013

The transition from elementary school to middle school was challenging and the staff at Franklin was right by our side with all the resources available to us to assist my son. He has excelled in 6th grade all due to the never ending commitment of the teachers and faculty. We have met some of the most talented teachers in the county and feel confident of our choice in enrolling at Franklin BPA. We will be continuing next year to 7th grade at Franklin and look forward to growing with the school. One of the best choices we have ever made for our son's education. Highly recommend Franklin BPA!!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 25, 2013

We have had the wonderful opportunity to be an active part BPA. The faculty and leadership bring positive learning experiences (academically) as well as preparationm for the world. The school's climate is warm and welcoming. The young men are going to make a posti impact on this experience for Hillsborough School System. Thank you Board members for supporting this effort and giving our young men a difference kind of learning
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2013

I am extremely impressed by the faculty i work with at Franklin Boys Preparatory Academy. Each teacher has been specifically trained to teach in a single-gender environment, and has had extensive training founded upon brain-based research. I have never worked with a faculty who is so willing to give of their own time, and who are so dedicated toward the success of their students.
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Posted August 8, 2012

My child attended this school during the past year. I was affraid at first because in the past the school had a bad rep. but my child excelled. The curriculum, the agenda, after school activities, all done with guidance and care. The teachers were great.
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

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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.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

134 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

131 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

132 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
42%

2011

 
 
n/a
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.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
n/a
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
n/a
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
53%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
35%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
82%
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.

40 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
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".
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2010-2011.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2009-2010.
  • This school did not receive a grade in 2008-2009.

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.

24 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
n/a
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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 42%
White 26%
Hispanic 24%
Two or more races 6%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 161%N/AN/A
Limited English proficient 27%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 78%67%61%
Master's degree 22%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 14%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Assistant principal(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. JOHN HALEY
Fax number
  • (813) 744-8579

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Golf

Arts & music

Music
  • Instrumental music lessons
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3915 East 21st Avenue
Tampa, FL 33605
Phone: (813) 744-8108

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