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Greco Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 887 students

 

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Posted February 10, 2014

Do not send your children here. This is a horrible place and staff here is very Ghetto. seems like they were all raised in the streets.making the kids think it is acceptable to behave like animals..if the teachers and office does it then what would they believe.this is not the way adults should act and people should keep their kids away from here. ZERO STAR should be available.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 9, 2014

The Greco STEM program has excellent teachers who really provide a great education and care about the students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 3, 2013

This school has changed for the worst.They have very disrespetful staff .The teachers treat the student like animals. They talk down to them and the front office staff especially Ms.Ruiz.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 2, 2013

Greco Middle School is the worst school ever! My children are currently students there (grades 6&7)..I don't know how any child can focus on learning when there is constant fighting, bullying and other disruptions! I am in the process of removing them from that school as I type this review DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD(REN) TO GRECO MIDDLE SCHOOL!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 27, 2012

I was notified by a Hillsborough County Police Officer to remove my child from this school. The "bad element" is so strong that it permeates the positive individuals in the school. So I was told and have sadly experienced first hand. Teachers care about grades only because they reflect on their job performance. They do just enough to follow the golden rule of CYA. Teachers and Faculty, for the most part, do not exhibit the simple courtesies SHOULD BE required of the students. Approriate speach, dress and ettiquette are lost in that facility; therefore, the students aren't any better than their example. If you are not concerned with the element in which your child attends school - enjoy. Otherwise, if your child is always flashing their underwear, speaking street slang, disrespecting others, "trash talkin", cursing, degrading other students or simply looking like they just walked in off a street corner... then your child will fit right in - since nobody there seems to mind, and nobody will lift a finger to make a change no matter how many times, or how loudly you ask. Just stay away.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 16, 2011

I am writing a study on the Debra Lafave case, and was wondering if anyone can assist me, I am trying to find the name of the boy that was involved with the incident. thanks.


Posted April 15, 2011

This school is the worst school in Hillsborough county. The teachers dont want the students to suceed. I withdrew my student and i suggest you do the same. Everyday there is a fight at this school. There was one teacher that wouldnt give my child make up work after she was out sick and had an written dr. excuse. The teacher said she should have been in school and refused o give it to her. I went to DR. Binder and he did nothing. Just said he would take care of it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 30, 2011

The group of dedicated teachers and supportive administration is superior. The challenging academic programs offered at Greco cater to each student's needs. The involvment of the faculty at Greco is creating incredible citizens and leaders of our community. The students love their school and really feel like a family. The attractor academies within the school create a supportive and rigorous curriculum for students through an awkward stage in their development. The team work and balance of the teachers enable the students to thrive in a positive learning environment without burning them out for their future academic path.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2010

teachers are very hands on and nice , and they actually care about your education!!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 16, 2009

Greco Middle School is a school full of CONFIDENT students... Greco has many electives for a student to pick like physical education, life mangement skills, culinary arts, band/orchestra, art, and etc... Greco is a school anyone would reccomend!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 23, 2009

i luv greco its a great place. for some old scholars, the new teachers r really great, n it was sad Dr. Kennedy left, but Mr. Binder's pretty cool. n theres more electives now, like culinary arts, n band/orch, n more. ok, mayb the teachers r strict sometimes, but they can be really nice,cool,n funny. trust me, i went there this year,7th grd, it was great. n they hav more supervision now too. n btw if ur a helpin person u should join crime watch or be an assistant. but anywho, ''Go Greco Cubs''!!!! 'Greco Pride''!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted December 16, 2008

i got to this school and im in avid! this is the best school! teachers do care about kids grades!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 30, 2008

i thik this school is the best to go to the teachers actually do care
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 25, 2008

i love greco middle school. i attend this school right now as an avid student and that program i recomend to anyone that is dedicatied to get a good education. sports here are great teachers awesome and we have enough supervision. by the way my name is vianey nieves-diaz and im proud to say i attend greco rawr!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 22, 2007

this school has everything i need
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 3, 2007

I see a wonderful shell in the school. great teachers and programs. Just need to get the students to open their eyes a little and see how easy they have it. If they knew how tough life is outside ,maybe they would get their act together . A student that wants to learn will learn! no matter where.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2007

good school but bad kids relly mean and rude
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2007

my son went to this school a year ago. I have seen how the students act first hand. There needs to be MORE supervision.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 1, 2006

I've already submitted one review, but here I go again. My son and daughter just started Greco and so far so good. The teachers have been very very helpful and havemade their transition to a new school as easy as possible, which can be difficult to do at this age, especially when there is only two months left in the school year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 22, 2006

Greco middle school was my former middle school. Now I'm a magnet student currently JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL.There ae so many great qualities to this school they're are exeptional teachers in this school and please don't judge them because of the error of one of my former teachers. BY THE WAY Mrs. Lafey was an exellent teacher thanks to her my fcat scores went from the level of a 5th grader to the level of a tenth grader in seventh grade.The school is ok inthe ares of the arts, music, but it really has no drama departmen which really doesn't do justice to the school.It doesn't have a culinary or home economic class this really can hold back gifted students. Overall the school is great you experince everyday problems and ways to solve them.Oh but of course you must know that I was part of student councel gov.and anyone can join it.
—Submitted by a former student


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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.

258 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
30%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

264 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
38%

2011

 
 
32%
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.

306 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
34%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

313 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
36%

2012

 
 
31%

2011

 
 
44%
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.

276 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
29%

2013

 
 
31%

2012

 
 
29%

2011

 
 
33%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

268 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
34%

2013

 
 
33%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
31%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

275 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
24%

2013

 
 
23%

2012

 
 
24%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

280 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
45%

2013

 
 
73%
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.

267 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
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 "B".
  • In 2008-2009, this school received a grade of "C".

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.

125 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
46%
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

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school
Black 60%
Hispanic 20%
White 15%
Two or more races 3%
Asian 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 42%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 93%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 0%N/A2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2009-2010

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 68%67%61%
Master's degree 30%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%0%1%
Other degree 2%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

Teacher resources

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Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MS. OLAYINKA ALEGE
Fax number
  • (813) 987-6863

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
Girls sports
  • Basketball

Arts & music

Performing arts
  • Drama
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