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Progress Village Middle Magnet School

Public | 6-8 | 865 students

 

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Posted July 31, 2014

**** 6th grade families****This summers reading assignment of the novel A corner of the Universe .I know our children are exposed to situations that they may not comprehend, without our guidance and explanation. Our words may help them grasp or absorb the meaning of circumstances that are good or bad. I feel parents should read this book with their student due to the content ( adult) of the novel.******* This book is an insightful look into the lives of Hattie, a girl who feels that she is an outsider who tends not to have many friends her own age, and her young Uncle Adam, whose unusual mental difficulties have caused her family to keep his existence a secret from Hattie until the summer that she turns twelve. Hattie learns a lot about being more open and accepting during this summer because of her uncle, and figures out that life is about "changing what's handed to you, about poking around a little, lifting the corners, seeing what's underneath, all sounds fine and dandy Actually there is a lot more to it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 17, 2014

I have an 8th grader and a 6th grader at this school. They have had absolutely the best middle school experience I could have hoped.for. They feel safe and happy, and are excited about going to school every day. The arts program has really helped my kids blossom and develop confidence in themselves and the academic rigor has challenged them consistently. I was worried about middle school and bullying since both my kids are small for their age but instead they have developed friendships and feel included. I recommend the school to everyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 6, 2014

The bulling in the school is out of control. My daughter was getting bullied and my daughter defended herself. My daughter was suspended and the bully was not punished. The faulty does nothing to stop it. When I told the principal my daughter was not going to attend the following yr due to the bulling, he asked if he could speak with her and nothing happened. They seem to promote bulling instead of stopping it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 9, 2014

I am an 8th grader at Progress Village and I must say, I absolutely love this school. When I first found out about the school I didn't want to go because of where it was located. I thought it would be a school with bad kids and fights, ect. In all honesty, I was completely wrong. I love going to school everyday. This school is like my second home. I met my best friends here and the teachers are amazing too. They care about us students as if we are their own children. Also, the arts part of the school is great. I am in the band program and I feel like part of a big, loving and caring family being in band. Progress Village is definitely a good school.


Posted February 24, 2014

This is a wonderful school. My daughter has attended this school for sixth and seventh grade and it has been such a positive experience for her. There is a climate of high expectations for both behavior and academics. The teachers are very dedicated. The students are involved in meaningful activities, which leaves little time for misbehavior. My daughter loves all the choices for electives and the academic courses are also very challenging.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 14, 2013

For every 5th grader who loves the arts and wants a good education, attend Progress Village. The teachers and staff are amazing, and they offer all kinds of opportunities here to help everybody succeed in both academics and the arts.


Posted July 29, 2013

This school is an amazing school. My sister used to go to progress village and she loved it. And I'm starting as a 6th grader and I'm Overwhelmed with excitement. I've gotten so much compliment and good thing said about progress village middle magnet school. I will be attending in P.E and Culinary arts in this school and everybody is telling me I will have the best time at this school. In 7th grade I would be glad to join the yearbook/ Journalism Committee for my third elective. People have also told me you make a lot of new friends and they soon to become best friends and they would be from a school you have never heard about. But I would Definitely recommend this school


Posted July 10, 2013

I heard this is a great school and i am going to this school this year as a 6th grader.


Posted June 19, 2011

Excellent school! The Administration, teachers, & PTSA make for a very rewarding experience for kids and parents alike.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 9, 2011

I highly recommend this school, especially if your child has an interest or talent in music, orchestra, art, theater, sewing, cooking, etc. My son had a wonderful time during his 3 years there (2008 - 2011) - overall the teachers were great and they really work with the kids to bring out the best in them. The principal is wonderful and dedicated, as is the staff. My son blossomed at this school and we rarely heard of any negative incidents or violence. Besides all the emphasis in the Arts, it's also academically an "A" school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 1, 2010

I am a freshman this year and left PV last june to move onto HS and let me say that was one of the saddest days ever! i abbsolutley loved PV. during my 3 years there i learned to be dedicated and passonate about everything i set my mind to, i learned this through my involvment in the amazing theatre program and an amazing organization called FCCLA. i also made many 'families' while i was there. This is a fantastic school, ask any former student, those were the best 3 years of my life :) if you are considering this school for yoursalf or your child, I highly reccomend that you go and visit the school because you too can have an amazing 3 years of middle school
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 17, 2009

I went to this school and it was excllent! It could use ssome tideing up but over all I'd give it 2 thumbs up
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 21, 2009

I've discovered new leadership skills and other talents while attending this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 11, 2009

I think Progress Village is a great School. The classes they have for us to express our love to the arts. The art teacher may be a pain but I did become a better artist. The voilence may be very high but that is how us teens act. I thnk the new principal is better than Mr. Shaffner . So overall this is a good school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 9, 2009

this school has my vote! i am a 6th grader here at progress village, and never in my time there has there been a fight. the teachers are great, helping, and encouraging. they motivate students to do their best and try hard. the principal and vice principal are nice and always on task, they do their best to do the announcements every morning, and to be there every day. the rest of the staff are nice too. my teachers try to do their best everyday as well, but with 25 rambunctious tweens, they can be stern, or strict.i came for the costume design and culinary arts class, and i have had so much fun! i reccomend this school for anyone who is looking for a magnet school - even if they're not interested in the arts, this school is just that good!
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 23, 2009

My child attended for 6-8 & had a great experience. The only problem I saw was less communication between teachers/parents.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 10, 2009

i go there and its ok i mean the fights decreased this year xD and besides some of the students its a pretty good school
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 5, 2008

progress village middle magnet school is a really good school. i learn a lot of things at that school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 12, 2008

I went to PVMMS for 1 year then had to move. But that year was one of the best of my school carrer. I learned so much and had so much fun in all the activites they had to offer. I would suggest this school to anyone who likes any kind of art.


Posted October 21, 2008

This is a great school with a great program, I would suggest this school to any student that wants a fun academic middle school career and is into the arts
—Submitted by a student


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.

322 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
55%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

322 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%
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.

281 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
63%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

281 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
59%
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.

232 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
58%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

232 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
50%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

231 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
44%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

233 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
77%

2013

 
 
84%
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.

244 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
83%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
98%
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 "A".
  • 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 66% in 2014.

127 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
96%

2013

 
 
90%

2012

 
 
80%

2011

 
 
81%
Biology I

The state average for Biology I was 68% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a

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n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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n/a

2013

 
 
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U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

2014

 
 
n/a
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, 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
White 36%
Black 29%
Hispanic 28%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 2%
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 55%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 77%67%61%
Master's degree 23%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Dance teacher(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Math specialist(s)
Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Magnet School of Excellence (2008)
  • Recognized as an "A" school by the state of Florida (2006)
  • Five Star School (2006)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

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

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing and written arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
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School basics

School start time
  • 7:35
School end time
  • 2:50
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • MR. ANDREW OLSON
Fax number
  • (813) 671-5240

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Cooking/Nutrition teacher(s)
  • Dance teacher(s)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Math specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Multi-purpose room ("cafegymatorium")
  • Music room
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
  • Drawing / sketching
  • Painting
  • Photography
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Jazz band
  • Orchestra
  • Theory
Performing arts
  • Dance
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Computer animation
  • Graphics
  • Technical design and production
  • Video / Film production
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
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8113 Zinnia Drive
Tampa, FL 33619
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Phone: (813) 671-5110

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