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Seven Springs Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 1389 students

 

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Posted August 12, 2014

This school, is ok. But there is one thing that bothers me. That when I was in 7th grade. I was with all my friends. But when I moved to the next grade. To 8th grade I dint have any of my friends exept one or two. They put us in reams. I dont like that. And also the problem to carry all your stuff with you. Like really make a child carry one. I would rather have a locker.


Posted June 1, 2014

My daughter is finishing up 6th grade this year and has had the best experience at SSMS! I feel her elementary school prepared her well for the rigor of her advanced classes on Team 6M. The teachers on this team did an amazing job as did her 7th grade math teacher on 7E. The music department is equally outstanding and has continued to teach her teamwork, discipline, and a continued love for music. As a parent, you need to be on top of checking eSembler and be in contact with your child's teacher as needed. I do feel their school website is not updated as often as it should, but then again, we came from a very involved elementary school with excellent communication and parental involvement.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 4, 2013

love ssms great school go jags 6j is the best mr.green is the best and were an A school GO JAGS AND 6J


Posted June 5, 2012

This was my daughters fist year in Middle School.Today it was the last day of school.Next year she will be in 7th Grade.She loves this school very much.Every day she was looking forward to see her friends and teachers. She use to go to Charter Elementary School before and I see a big different in her now.She is happier,her self esteem is higher,she has a lot of friends.Kids and Teachers are very nice in this school.Very good communication with parents,school has a very good discipline program.School acts quick if there are any problem. I am so happy as a parent and I would recommend this school to any parent who wants their children to succeed and who is ready to work together with a teacher to make this happen.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 27, 2011

6J is the worst team . Half the teachers cough cough Mr. Green bad mouths the principal and the ecomony. A lot of the teachers are bitter but some can be really cool .


Posted May 18, 2011

Seven Springs Middle School = <3 honestly i just started there, and i was in 7th grade.. it was one of the most amazing schools ive ever been too. i made so many new friends and the teachers are outstanding.. Good Teachers | Mean Teachers ---------------------------------------------- Huber l Selig Paulk l Boggess Livdal l Teehan ( If your on her bad side... oops) :p Jacobs l Hand l


Posted May 3, 2010

The Lead The Pack class is amazing i highly recomend it.!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 17, 2010

This school is excellent! the gifted program is out standing. The best teachers are there, they have the most creative ways of teaching and they make learning fun! I would recomend this school over all others, there is always somebody there to help you!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 19, 2009

This school has lived up to my every expectation. I recommend it for students everywhere!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 4, 2009

My son loves SSMS. He is in the gifted program and his teachers are the best. They challenge him and make him use his brain. I am very pleased that I school choiced him. He would not be getting the education at Gulf Middle, like he does at SSMS. Kudos to Mr. Salerno his faculty and staff!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 3, 2009

Last year I was a sixth grader and I was really nervous going into middle school, but all of my teachers were very kind and personable that I soon forgot my nerves. Mr. Salerno is a wonderful principal. He's funny and likes to joke around, but at the same time he always has great control over everything at our school. It's an amazing school and I'm sure your child will love it.
—Submitted by a student


Posted May 30, 2009

I have been highly disappointed with SSMS. My daughter is in 6th grade and comes home with the most amazing stories about how the teachers talk to the children. They appear to be sarcastic and make the children feel like they don't care nor like them. More parents need to voice their concerns to district as it is a common complaint in the community. It amazes me that years of the same complaint has been ignored.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 26, 2009

The guidance staff is at Seven Springs is one of the best I have ever seen. My child has needed extra help fitting in and Mr. Hand has gone beyond the call of duty
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 10, 2008

the princepal is always in control i just started and all my teachers are awesome the princepal take control of every thing if u want to send your kids to a good school then send them to seven spring i highly recommened it.'
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 3, 2008

The new principal does not have control of the kids, and is not well respected. He does not handle the bullying situation correctly, and my son is having a hard time with his decisions and policies. We are more than likely going private or moving.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 4, 2008

This school is amazing. I just started 8th grade here, and my last two years were wonderful. The teachers have great experience and most have been here for a long time. Mrs. Bellak is one of the best math teachers, always taking time to review and she is head of Math Counts. Phillps and Seager are also great teachers. Brech is new, but he is awesome! Senor Scaringi is the best spanish teacher I have had, and I took spanish all throughout elementary. Everything here is amazing, in my mind, I give it five stars!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2008

I'm a student 7th grade student at SSMS, and I've been going here for two years so far and academically I've rapidly improved from the other schools I've attended. I have the best teachers and if you want your child to have a good learning experience i recommend Griggs, Pote, Hand, and Mayley. Just make sure you do not get Drury, Bacca, or Fisher! I definitely vote this an A+ school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 18, 2008

Great school. Your child will be lucky if he/she gets any of the following teachers: Pote, Hand, Griggs, Addington, Guth or Alexander.


Posted February 16, 2008

The special ed teachers at this school are compassionate and committed. We feel blessed to have our daughter attend SSMS
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2008

SSMS strives to make all students, parents AND teachers successful in education. I ALWAYS receive any help, support and/or motivation needed. This of-course prompts me to pass it along when I see a fellow educator in need. SSMS does strongly encourage parent & teacher communication through email, phone and esembler usage. With a host of events occurring weekly at SSMS it is not hard to understand why teachers and parents have formed such positive bonds. This is truly the best students, parents, staff and administration I have ever work with.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

453 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
59%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

454 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
74%

2012

 
 
74%

2011

 
 
76%
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.

435 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
71%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
65%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

438 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
77%

2011

 
 
72%
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.

473 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
66%

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
68%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

473 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
75%

2013

 
 
71%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

473 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
54%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

462 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
91%
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.

387 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
89%

2011

 
 
99%

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.

2014

 
 
n/a

2013

 
 
99%

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
95%
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.

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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 77%
Hispanic 12%
Two or more races 5%
Asian 4%
Black 2%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 35%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 47%63%61%
Master's degree 50%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%1%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 9%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

Teacher resources

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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Visual arts
  • Design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Swimming pool
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • MR. CHRISTOPHER DUNNING
Fax number
  • (727) 774-6791

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Music teacher(s)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
School facilities
  • Cafeteria
  • Swimming pool
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Ice hockey
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Design
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
Performing arts
  • Drama
Media arts
  • Video / Film production
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2441 Little Road
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