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Venice Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 547 students

 

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Posted October 12, 2010

The principal and staff work very hard to provide a well-rounded and fun educational experience
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 12, 2010

The most student concius school i have ever visit,my son goes to this ischool after transferd from an other districk,his grades have improved 100% he is very motivated by the teachers taht at Venice midle school the show respect and the want to listen to the student inquires.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2010

Committed administrative leadership and dedicated staff. Really following the Community of Caring model: trust, respect, responsibility, family, and caring. Big expansion in service learning program. Varied before school clubs and free class offerings.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 8, 2009

it is not bad great disciplinary skills
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2008

best school ever!
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 10, 2007

My daughter was an A student at LNS. Since we moved to Venice Middle School area (1 1/2 yrs), she has been struggling. HW lesson's are not giving out in a way where a parent can understand what and how it needs to be done. I can't help her without directions. At least LNS follow a text book so if I didn't know how to do it, I was able to follow the text book, learn it and able to teach and help my child learn it as well, esp. (math) and I attend college and don't understand my daughter's HW! I've asked for help and had no responds. Choose LNS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2006

Parent teacher communication is poor. Often phone calls are not returned. The quality of education is high. My son enjoys attending this school. New principal is great. He is a man of action who responds to parent and student needs while supporting his staff at the same time. Great gifted program. Both ESE resource and inclusion. Offers a wide variety of electives to students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 13, 2006

Parent teacher communication is lacking. Several teachers waiting to retire. Principal is great. My son enjoys atteding this school. Great gifted program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 30, 2005

Academics are very good, and teachers are good, too. My 2 kids loved going to school there. They have also done quite weel in high school. I attribute this to what they got at VMS.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2005

ok give misconducts for some pretty stupid things but security is tight which is good
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 22, 2003

My daughter is in her 2nd year at Venice Middle and the quality of education she is receiving is unsurpassed. Everyone from the Principal to the Custodial staff have one goal, to give each child the safest and best education available. The energy that the teachers & staff pour into each class each day is reflected in the faces of their students and the 'Grade A' rating from the State of Florida for the past 5 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.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

138 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
75%
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

 
 
69%

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

218 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
67%

2013

 
 
69%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
71%
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.

190 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
66%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

190 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
70%

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
72%

2011

 
 
68%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

192 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
61%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

186 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
51%

2013

 
 
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 78% in 2012.

256 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
90%

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

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
100%

2011

 
 
97%
Biology I

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

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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
White 83%
Hispanic 9%
Two or more races 4%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 34%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 33%41%61%
Master's degree 67%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 0%2%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

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Art teacher(s)
Music teacher(s)
PE instructor(s)
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Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing and written arts
  • Drama

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • PE instructor(s)
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • DR. KARIN SCHMIDT
Fax number
  • (941) 486-2108

Resources

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

Boys sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Choir / Chorus
Performing arts
  • Drama
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1900 Center Road
Venice, FL 34292
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Phone: (941) 486-2100

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