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South Sumter Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 829 students

 
 

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3 stars

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Posted May 31, 2013

I know my child did not like this school and I know many others that wound up moving their child to Citrus County. They told me plain out at the office one day that they have a lot of transient students due to the fact that the school is near the Webster Flea Mkt. My child made it through this school, but absolutely hated every minute. I should have listened to him. I thought that the South Sumter High School in Bushnell would be better because it is not near the Flea Mkt., but they only cater at the high school to the children that have been born and raised in the surrounding area. They treat them still as if they are transient students even at the South Sumter High School. I'm guessing that all the good reviews that you see by (parents) on these (2) schools are teachers.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 7, 2013

I am a student at this horrible place and they give No effort what so ever to help the student (as in Bullying , grades, tutors,etc) and when i was being bullied they couldn't help cause i didn't know the names of the kids.


Posted November 29, 2008

They cover all county statures, no matter how annoying the offenses may be. The learning enviroment in nice and although some students don't even try, others find the work difficult (occasionaly) and can find it challenging to get an A. The teachers can have 'teacher's pets' but they also get treated like the other students. This school is perfect, like said below, the school doesn't have the highest quality tools etc. but even the football team remains undeafeted!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 22, 2008

This school is very sucessful and has a great enviroment for students to learn.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

i love this school. except the most stupidest rule about the backpacks. but i love going here it's so laidback and the teachers are great.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 16, 2008

I absolutely love teaching at SSMS. It's a wonderful school with a lot to offer. The teachers are very professional and really care about the success of their students. The administration is very supportive and easily accessible. There is a wonderful sense of community and everyone has a place to belong as they continue to excel. The majority of parents are very happy with their children's education and the students feel safe on campus. It's a great place to be.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 28, 2008

This school has not been what is was years ago. The faculty of this school leaves alot to be desired. Some of the teachers are very good and truly care about the students while others act like its a job and lets get to it. Their web page looks impressive until you try to find out something. Almost all of the teachers have nothing on their web pages and you have no idea what your child is learning next. If you are a concerned parent you are made to feel like you are a problem. I am glad my child is finally in his last year with this school and over the summer I am taking him to Sylvan learning to cover any and all gaps he may have from this school before he gets to the high school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 29, 2007

My child has been doing great in that school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 29, 2006

Well I think it is a good education for the sudents! But it does not have much resources like other schools in Sumter Co. The principles are sorta weak, and layedback. Some teachers are a little to close with the kids. They need to have leadership and displiane. The school overall is a good education ' It's A school', but like I said it does'nt have much 'Learning tools' because it's more of a poor school. But still it's a good education!
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 9, 2003

This school is the best ever- the teachers, staff -even the food. Everyone is real helpful and 'easy going'.


Posted June 30, 2003

This is a very foward thinking school. The curriculum, the technology, and the teachers work together with the administration to make a good school even better.


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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.

269 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
54%

2013

 
 
47%

2012

 
 
57%

2011

 
 
53%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

273 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
63%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
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

Math

The state average for Math was 56% in 2014.

252 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
65%

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

250 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%
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.

277 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
58%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
60%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

279 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
59%

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
51%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

276 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
49%

2013

 
 
50%

2012

 
 
45%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

278 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
68%

2013

 
 
90%
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.

262 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
84%

2011

 
 
99%

2010

 
 
95%
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.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
99%

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
98%

2011

 
 
98%
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.

2014

 
 
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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 73%
Hispanic 17%
Black 7%
Two or more races 3%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 69%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 81%70%61%
Master's degree 19%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 10%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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773 Northwest 10th Avenue
Webster, FL 33597
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