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Memorial Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 687 students

 

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Posted July 20, 2014

My Daughter attended this school and let me say she made sooo many friends, the teachers and principle really try there hardest to make the kids feel welcome. and my daughter loved it :) she graduated from there this year to!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 16, 2014

Teachers at Memorial really care about their students.My son is studying two years ago, with one problem solved quickly by assistant the principal (MR Wilson.) The principal is always around the entrance at 7.30-800am. Wonderful teachers
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 26, 2014

NOt for the lack of the principal or assistant trying to do their best with the tools given by the dept. of education, but the rules and guidelines for behavior are non-existent. Everytime i visit this school, a child or children are cursing, talking back, walking away, really they are doing whatever it is they feel like, and my son has recently started to do what he see the other children doing and really there are no consequences. OSS are you kidding, kids enjoy, some of the teachers are disgusted with their job and pick and pick until they get the response they are looking for, I would not encourage any parent to put their child in this school, it is not about rich or poor or even race, these children have no structure.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 19, 2014

I have been a substitute teacher for 6.5 years and this school is one of the worst I have ever been to. I will no longer sub at this school due to poor administration and questionable practices. I believe there are no bad children only misguided ones and when I had to ask a student to leave, not only did he not go where he was supposed to (big shock), he roamed the halls until the Assistant Principal found him, supposedly had a small conversation with him and then just sent him back to me. This is not how it is supposed to work and I lost what little respect I had for the school at that moment. Live and Learn as always.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted August 24, 2009

Teachers at Memorial really care about their students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 15, 2009

I was a student at Memorial, and it is an awesome school. Ups and downs every once and a while
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 28, 2008

Memorial is an O.K. school. I'm a current student there with a straight A report card. Memorial does have its problems here and there, but its not as horrible as some seem to think it is. It has a great AVID program with great teachers who really do care about their students. I do aggree though that the communitcation system at memorial is annoying. I once missed a week of school due to the flu. When my mother called all my absences, they were not recived and I had 5 unexcused abesnces on my record for that year. Shows that sometimes, your just gonna have to go up there yourself if you want something done right. But I digress. Memorial is and O.K. school and has taught me alot in my current 2 1/2 attending there.
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 18, 2007

Memorial is still severely lacking communication; the voicemail system is inoperative, so there is no leaving messages for teachers, the email addresses are not posted anywhere, and I suspect that the teachers have limited access to email. There is no way to address anything with anyone.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2007

The principle really cares about those kids,from the bottom of his heart.He's a wise man,who speaks very wisely.That is why I rated this school an excellent.I would give their band five stars too,they have a funny and experienced teacher.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 17, 2007

I am a current student at Memorial . In all honesty Memorial is a stable school. It has provided me with all the tools for success, and attended to my needs. I could not be any happier in Memorial. I am not one to lie, so I am going to tell whom ever reads this that I have no feelings what-so-ever about the negative comments people said and will say. Quite frankly I do not care what any parent, student, or teacher has to say about Memorial. Nobody can change the way I feel about it. It is what it is.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 4, 2007

This is the worst school ever! The teachers can NOT even put together a progress report for the parents. They just tell you your child is failing! Poor communication..... Very poor school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 8, 2007

This school is one of the worst. I can truly say that my experience in that school was far by the most horrific experience I have ever faced.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted November 6, 2006

I think this school is great for all students. I my self went here for two years and loved it although I had some ups and downs here, I still made it threw.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 24, 2006

My daughter went here for 2 years. I feel that she could have been more challenge because she was a straight student. Too many confronations among children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 21, 2006

I love Memorial...great family atmosphere... and they always have the top extramural(sports) program (quality coaches) in the central Tampa area...the teachers really care about the students... and I give them their props because the students that come to Memorial are not the easiest children to teach...Great job Memorial and Keep it up!
—Submitted by a former student


Posted March 4, 2006

The environment of this school is terrible. It is described by the teachers themselves as an 'urban school.' It has some good and caring teachers, and a few that can't maintain class discipline. One or two others are somewhat apathetic due to the problems with kids there. We transfered our kids out of that school and are now playing catchup academically. I recommendyou avoid this school at all costs.
—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.

210 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
25%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
24%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

198 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
28%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
36%
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.

218 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
27%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

220 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
25%

2013

 
 
27%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
27%
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.

245 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
34%

2012

 
 
32%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

243 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
30%

2012

 
 
28%

2011

 
 
25%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

246 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
27%

2013

 
 
24%

2012

 
 
25%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

252 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
60%

2013

 
 
63%
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.

232 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
93%

2010

 
 
92%
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".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "C".
  • In 2009-2010, this school received a grade of "C".
  • 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.

63 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
78%

2013

 
 
79%

2012

 
 
60%

2011

 
 
49%
Biology I

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

2014

 
 
n/a

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Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

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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
Hispanic 59%
Black 24%
White 14%
Two or more races 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 27%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 94%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 69%67%61%
Master's degree 31%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 1%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • MR. HENRY LEFLER
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  • (813) 872-5238

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4702 North Central Avenue
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