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Young Middle Magnet School

Public | 6-8 | 561 students

 

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2012:
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2011:
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Posted April 16, 2004

This school has severe lack of communication with the parents, they do not seem to want to solve problems, and a few of the teachers act like it is a chore to have to meet with the parents to discuss their childs progress. They are also considering leaving part of the school magnet and turning the other half into a neighborhood middle school. I am very dissappointed with this school and my child will not be returning next year and neither will one of his friends.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 24, 2003

I went to Young from sixth grade to eighth grade. I am now in high school but I cannot stress how much Young had an impact on me. Young's outstanding teachers transformed me into a better student, a better person and I just thank them. At Young, I was around positive influances all day long which really keep your spirts up. Young is like a big family. They have an AWESOME eighth grade team..all of there teams are excellent. I am SO glad I went to Young because if I hadn't I would not be the student or person I am today and that is someone who strives for education..at it finest.


Posted October 23, 2003

Young Middle Magnet School's Staff has created a wonderful environment for teachers, students and parents to grow into the teenage years. I have three sons. One has graduated from Young. Two currently attend Young. My oldest is smart. He enjoyed his classes and friends. My second son has always struggled. Now, in 8th Grade, he is taking Honors English, Honor Math and IPS Science and making A's & B's. He play bass, guitar, Trombone and football and basketball at school. He has come a long way. My youngest is very smart. He loves Hanna Math and Music. The teachers are inspiring. The staff is supportive. And the school family is a safe, no nonsense, community where student excell!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2003

I sent my son 6 - 8th and currently am sending my 6th grade daughter. There is a unique chemistry at Young that is hard to describe. It is a combination of faculty, parents and children who want to be there. It is like one huge blended family. My kids feel safe at Young and you don't have to be a math/science wiz to benefit from this program. There are various levels of math and science as well as an outstanding arts program. You can check the stats yourself, but a personal testamony speaks volumes. I hope I will be able to send my 3rd grader there in 3 years
—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.

182 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
34%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

182 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
39%
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.

169 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

169 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
35%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
50%
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.

170 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
38%

2012

 
 
51%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

170 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
36%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

171 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
32%

2012

 
 
47%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

174 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
55%

2013

 
 
87%
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.

216 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
75%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
99%
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 "C".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "B".

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.

65 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
74%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
66%
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.

12 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
n/a
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
Black 52%
Hispanic 30%
White 13%
Asian 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 11%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72%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 9%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

School facilities
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Outdoor learning lab

Arts & music

School facilities
  • Music room
Music
  • Band

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MS. NADINE JOHNSON
Fax number
  • (813) 276-5893

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Assistant principal(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • College/career center
  • Computer lab
  • Garden/Greenhouse
  • Gym
  • Internet access
  • Kitchen
  • Learning lab
  • Library
  • Music room
  • Outdoor learning lab
  • Parent center
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Sports

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

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
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School culture

Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Present special topics during curricular units
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
  • Volunteer in the classroom
  • Volunteer time after school
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1807 East Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33610
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Phone: (813) 276-5739

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