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Jeaga Middle School

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Posted June 12, 2014

this school is the best school ever!!!even tho theres fights its still a good school like what kind of school doesnt have fights and i think jeaga is the best middle school in west palm beach


Posted December 20, 2013

lmfao to the coment below.. Fights every other day? please thats very much over dramatic. Its not the schools fault that kids are disprespectful its the parents and obviously their immature 6th graders. I've met some of the best people here at jeaga. Most of the kids that transfer here from other schools or states say they like Jeaga more not only cause the kids are better but the school as a whole. I highly doubt that the kids are being disrespectful to the teachers if shes in all honors classes because em in all honors and that doesn't happen very often


Posted December 19, 2013

OMG!!! Dont believe the hype! This school is a total disgrace! My daughter is and has always been an Honor student and although this is a horrible school and I wouldnt even recommend it to my worst enemy she is still in honors. Hoever because I push her not because the teachers are any good. She crys all the time, the kids are disrespectful to the teachers, they do not obey rules, fights every other day. I've called and complained on several occasions but to dead ears! I cant wait to take her out of this discusting school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 9, 2013

through overall expirence , this school is pretty average im a student attending 8th grade this year ,this school is very excellent theirs reviews that i saw so far that does say its a very terrible school but its wrong its a very caring and loving school . they make sure that your child is focus and respectful and responsible and they really do care about your childs education , its a very fun like an asument park but instead of rides its learning but in a fun and easy , creative way . what i do love about this school is about the bullying programs and all these clubs that they have to offer . i can assure you that your child will have fun and have an awesome time in this school , from my expirence from 6th - 8th grade year so much has been improving making the school better and i understand that parents want to send their kids to a safe envirment where they can learn in peace and to make sure that their kids are safe. well this school can be trusted dont be afriad parents to send your kids to jeaga, dont worry this school can be trusted so why dont you give it a try?


Posted March 12, 2013

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Posted January 18, 2013

Most of the comments I see about this school are OLD. My daughter goes to this school and I do not feel it is any less safe than any other PBC middle school. Of course there are student fights, but that happens at most, if not all public middle schools. My daughts is in all advanced classes and in 2 years we have only had one teacher we were not happy with. There was an administration change before we started and I think that has changed some things. Another change to a strong leader would be welcomed.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 30, 2012

I have had a terrible experience with this school for the last four years. I'm a tax paying community resident and the quality of about 85% teachers there display the most uneducated attitude, the female teachers dress like they are going for a night out on the town. The school has a poor learning environment definitely not conducive to learning. There are only a handful of teachers who really do care. It does not help that they bus in 85% from homes that clearly have household adults with no positive role models for those kids. There needs to be some serious change in that administration for it to succeed, it has gone from A to a C on the verge of a D....I did a major diservice sending my kids to that school!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 12, 2012

Hey i am a honor roll student that use to attend jeaga that school is not the best but it is not the worst this school has its ups and downs as do most schools but the teachers are great and show professionalism when around the students and this school has many memorable moments that a child would not want to forget and study hall isn't a bad thing it actually helps your child to get his or her homework done that they couldn't do the night before or get new homework out of the way and yes the students are not that great but they are quite a bit of students who are a good fit for your child as friends and parents should trust and insure that there child maintain a good behavior and grades not get influenced by others who do wrong


Posted February 24, 2012

if you love your child you will not sent your kids to this school.....alot of the teachers gossip and act like there from the streets.the only good teacher at the school is mr.williams,mrs.siddique,and mrs.steinmetz.there is a fight everyday and the teachers do absolutely nothing.This is coming from a straight "A" student in all honers classes and that has been there since 6th grade.....the 8th grade teachers are the best.....DO NOT PUT YOUR KIDS IN THIS HARMFUL ENVIRONMENT.


Posted February 12, 2012

I think this is the worst school in palm beach county! They actually have study hall as a REQUIRED ELECTIVE!?! Really what is that teaching our children that its okay to sit for a whole class period and gossip which leads to more fights at this disastrous school! Then phone calls from teachers about your child's behavior and they decide to complain about their job, the pay...etc. Then to actually hear the teacher on the phone complaining about all the kids in her class at that moment and hear this teacher tell students and I QUOTE " Well that was STUPID" Wow what an example they are setting for our future generation. Sad and shameful! Needless to say my child will not be attending this school next year if it takes every resource I can dig up.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 19, 2010

as a student atteding the school I love all the teachers and the policiies like dress code make us look like were in school not the streets and many more reasons why Ilove this school. but what I dislike is the students.
—Submitted by a student


Posted April 13, 2010

This school is good, not great. It was more organized and put together when our last principal, Mr. D, was here. Our new principal is more laid back, and although it can be good, there are times when professionalism needs to be shown. I wouldn't say it is dangerous because it is really about who you associate with. I am in 8th grade here and I love it. The sports here are wonderful and our school spirit sure shows at the games, 'Go Mustangs'! :-). We also have an afterschool program that has almost every activity available. I would recommend this school, but playing a sport, if you play one, plays a big role in who you hang out with.
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 7, 2009

Best school ever ! yes teachers gossip alot , yes there are alot of fights but wat school doesn't ; i'm comming from streets where you see fight infront of your house almost every day and theres nothing i can do about it . I dont like violance and the principle has done all he could to stop it but i feel like he cares more about are school rating then our success , which did i mention we're an 'A' school [= ,well i do have to mention jeaga has the best teachers ever go Mrs.Mangaroo , go Mrs.Pryce , Mrs.Davids oh and can't leave out Mrs.Miller these ladies i mean woman have tought me that learning will lead me to success and im going to take that at heart for all my life and i wil never and i mean never forget these teachers.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 2, 2009

this school is very dangorous
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 21, 2008

Teachers at this school are very dedicated to their student's success. They work hard and push the students to reach their potential...hence the A rating of the school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted October 5, 2008

Dont send your kids to this school if you actually want them to learn something. The teachers gossip more then the students, its ridiculous - and then they go and talk about the students like they're the same age as the people they're talking about. I had a teacher who was so pathetic (harsh but true) that all she truly did was talk talk talk - qossip gossip gossip. They talk about the students to each other like they are the students; it's just sad, they really should grow up and get lives because obviously they dont becasue they spend the whole day talking about their students (as i said before) but some teachers were nice and actually taught someting othe then w'who was going out with him or what this girl said about that girl'
—Submitted by a student


Posted October 2, 2008

im in the eight grade and i think this school is very good but the teachers sometimes act like kids with all the gossip.i hated the fact that they also got away with talking about peoples kids
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted February 10, 2008

thats one of the best school my daugther has ever been to
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 29, 2008

My daughter came to this school after going to a charter school and a private school. She loves this school. The move to public has been easy for my daughter. There is a concern for gangs at this school my daughter states there are alot of fights. But that might be due to the size of the school she has gone to and came from. All and All we are happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 6, 2008

This school could be a great school if the principal would take some of the teachers' suggestions. Students are not given many ooportunities to have fun in or out of the classroom. The principal stresses more on the school's rating than the stduents' success. The teachers are good, but have lost their heart because administration won't let them teach the way they know works for the kids at this school.
—Submitted by a teacher


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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.

363 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
41%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
43%

2011

 
 
45%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

368 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%

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 56% in 2014.

370 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
50%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

371 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
36%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
41%

2011

 
 
42%
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.

385 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
44%

2013

 
 
49%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

379 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
42%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
39%

2011

 
 
38%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

382 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
32%

2013

 
 
42%

2012

 
 
33%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

376 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
62%

2013

 
 
82%
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.

374 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
81%

2011

 
 
95%

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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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 64% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
91%
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 49%
Hispanic 41%
White 7%
Two or more races 2%
Asian 1%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Limited English proficient 12%N/AN/A
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 31%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 68%73%61%
Master's degree 31%N/A36%
Doctorate degree 1%1%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 3%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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  • Architecture

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • MR. KEVIN GATLIN
Fax number
  • (561) 242-8005

Programs

Foreign languages taught
  • French

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • Buses/vans for students only
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Boys sports
  • Baseball

Arts & music

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  • Architecture
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3777 North Jog Road
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