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Wilson Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 562 students

 

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Posted November 14, 2012

this was the worst school my child has ever been to. she was bullied everyday and all the teachers knew about it, yet did nothing. Even the principal. This school almost lead my child to suicide. It needs help. DON'T SEND YOUR KID THERE.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 5, 2011

This is a great school. The principal is good, the teachers are caring and teach well, and the students are smart and care about education. Three-fourths of us are in Honors! The electives are great as well, and in addition you get one of maybe twenty enrichment clubs. You can get incentives for honor roll, the best being front of the lunch line every single day! The Principal's Honor Roll and High Honor Roll both have extremely long lists! You have a great opportunity to take Algebra in seventh grade, like I am doing this year. There is also a great sports program and a great neighborhood high school. If you can at all, go to Wilson, do it! Bulldogs Rock!


Posted September 18, 2011

I came to Wilson from an amazing middle school in New York and was utterly dissapointed. The principal is downright mean, the classes are mediocre and easy, carrying a binder around everywhere is unpractible, and there is completely dispicable treatment of students. Even my bus can be up to 2 hours late at least once a week. The only good thing is that I am guarenteed an easy A in all of my classes.


Posted April 28, 2010

My son is ADD and dyslexic. He has never had such a good school year, he has great self-esteem, he has taken responsability for all his school work and all is from the teachers, how they treat him, the other children also, with respect, obvious love and care and they expect a lot from the kids, so they live up to their teachers's expectations.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2009

The Principal, staff and teachers at this school are absolutely the best. They are attentive to student needs and do what is necessary to make sure they get the best possible education in the safest environment. My daughter is now a Plant High School graduate attending NYU and I really do not this would have been possible without the encouragement, development and attentiveness she received during those most vulnerable years for any child while attending Wilson Middle School.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2009

Wilson Middle School is a school of excellence they want us children to succeed they will do anything for us and our education any goal that is made is always reached our school will not make a goal and not reach it this is my first year and Im glad to know that the next 2 years of my life will spent at Wilson Middle School a school of excellence the value of education recieve their is higher than anyone can reach . If you want your child to go to an excellent school look no further Wilson is the place for you
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 7, 2009

I've worked about 6 middle schools in my 20 year teaching career. This is the best! The parents are involved, the teachers feel a passion for what they do and the students value education! Perfect? No, but it's pretty darn close!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 6, 2008

this school is boring the princeple and the teachers are rude to the children and arent helping withe there need in learning!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 1, 2008

Excellent school. Love the principal. Lots of fun activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 9, 2007

I believe my child is recieving a good education. As in life there are good teachers and those who need improvement. I find the discipline policies- 'prison lunches' rather extreme. The lack of afterschool activities is severely lacking. Students have the only a choice of volleyball, track or basketball. There is no afterschool transportation so if you are a working parent it makes it very difficult. I am a working parent and feel my responibility for my childs education rests in the home not volunteering for a fundraising night at the school! Overall, I feel my childs' educational needs are being met. In comparison to other schools in the area Wilson is above average.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2007

I found the level of commitment to the children from Ms. Woodford (principal) to be extraordinary. When an issue arose involving our child, she moved on it right away, which included quite a bit of time on her part. I am aware of issues involving other children with the same results. As for any division between those with money and those without, it does not exist. The only differential is between those parents who actively participate and those who do not. If you want a quality education for your child - make the time to get involved ... at any school. Parenting is not a spectator sport. I have compared math, reading and comprehension skills from students from Wilson vis-a-vis other local private schools, and am convinced that, although publicly funded, Wilson is one of the best 'private schools' in the area. The only place it falls down is in extracurricular activities.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2007

We are very impressed with Wilson Middle School. It is influenced top down with a very strong administration and very concerned about the children and the education that is received. They take parents seriously in my experience. The teachers have been very receptive to us working together. They could have more choices for electives- especially for those non musical or not interested in band/ orechestra related music. Academically- they challenge the students and yet allow social experiences to occur at appropriate times. We are very happy with Wilson. Go Bulldogs!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 6, 2007

I am, by no means, rich and I feel confident about the great support & education my child receives @ Wilson. Not only are they doing much better in more advanced classes & scoring higher in FCAT's, but they're also involved in extracurricular activities. Wilson is blue ribbon school & proves it by their standardized test scores.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 29, 2006

It is a big disappointment that Wilson School does not have a school chorus or music/singing program for the students
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2006

The school has a great reputation for their teaching. However, they also take it to the next level with their rude behaviour and lack of respondence to parents with issues. This school has alot of student with parents with money.. And those students are the ones that get the attention and the full benefit of the school.. For as much money that is donated to this school and all the fund raisers they have they are quite behind and out of date with alot of things that you would assume from how much they toot their horn about how great they are.. I say a magnet school beats them out of the water any day!
—Submitted by a parent


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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.

168 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
78%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

167 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
81%

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

180 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
82%

2013

 
 
81%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
83%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

180 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
80%
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.

217 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
84%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
79%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

217 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
77%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
77%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

216 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
73%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

216 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
88%

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 78% in 2012.

213 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
92%

2011

 
 
100%

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.

172 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
99%

2013

 
 
94%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
88%
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
n/a
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

2014

 
 
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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

Breaking down the GreatSchools Rating

GreatSchools Ratings for this school are based on 2013-2014 test results. Use the breakdown ratings below to compare types of students at this school. Learn more »


Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
White 61%
Hispanic 22%
Black 8%
Two or more races 6%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 44%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 90%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 63%67%61%
Master's degree 38%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 6%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
  • MS. COLLEEN FAUCETT
Fax number
  • (813) 233-2540

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
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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