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Wildwood Middle/ High School

Public | 6-12 | 738 students

 

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Posted February 8, 2013

I feel as though this school is a joke! It has no idea on how to treat "special needs" students & continues to prove it over & over! They refuse to follow IEPs & do whatever they want! They continue to harass students to the point that they don't even want to go to school! ALL children are entitled to an 'education' & should be alowed to proceed at their own pace & not be forced to do what they don't want to do in a classroom setting. "Special Needs" students are exactly that - SPECIAL! & they need to be treated as sucn - not as inferrior beings!


Posted December 10, 2011

Wildwood Middle High School is an outstanding school. I have never worked in a setting that is so much like a family. We have a great student body that works together to make every day fun. Our teachers and staff strive for academic excellence while making school a fun place to be. Anybody who really knows what is happening at this school will be excited and supportive. I challenge anyone who hears anything negative about WMHS to find out the truth for yourself I am confident you will find this to be a great school.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted July 9, 2011

Wildwood Middle High School is an outstanding learning enviorment for students. the staff is there to assist you no matter what the situation is. The unifors arent that great but they are there for a good reason. The principal is an outstanding man. he is soo fun and goofy but that can change in a quick second if you push him to far. Wildwood Middle High is the best school in the world to me.


Posted November 21, 2010

I love working at this school! The administration is involved and supportive, the faculty is dedicated, and the students are extremely respectful and interested in learnring!
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted April 12, 2010

This school is completely political. The teachers do not care about the students, just their paychecks. Some of the teachers act as though they are still in high school themselves. The principal needs to have more structure on his teachers. I am embarrassed to be a part of this community and wished that I had the means of leaving the area.


Posted February 3, 2010

Great school but hate the uniforms and regular clothes are better because u already have regular clothes and it just cost more to buy uniforms! and I would like to wear regular clothes but rules about it too! like shirt tucked in with belt and no saggy pants! But other than that its a great school!
—Submitted by a student


Posted November 18, 2009

The teaching staff at this school is very dedicated to helping the students and work together as a team to achieve learning goals. The Administration is very supportive and show strong, solid leadership. Parent involvement is low and could be greatly improved upon. Safety and discipline is a priority and is enforced fairly by the administration.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2009

This school is a joke the princapal is a joke its like a poor, disfunctional family that puts on a good face for the public.there is way too much drama and politics for being a public school. they do NOT care about the kids olly the numbers and the $$$$$.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 19, 2009

the school is great, great teachers and no strict rules that much, and we don't care how you look. we are fabuloso!!!!!
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 17, 2009

I have been going to this school for about four years now, and the funding is horrible. I have no opportunity for success and most of the kids here have no manners what so ever. it is not a privilege to go here and no one is treated fairly. I could only wish to be in that great villages charter school down the road! i would not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 2, 2009

Excellent school, Mr. Hampton is a very involved principal. He knows his students and interacts well with them.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 2, 2008

i think this is a great school i am attending the school now as a 9th grader. the only thing that me and fellow classmates have is that we are set appart from all of the rest of the school until 6th period and we dont like it .
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 16, 2008

This is a great school. The only problem I see is that not enough parents give enough of their time to help in all areas. School is not a daycare. It takes all of us to make it work. Don't complain if you are not involved day to day.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 10, 2008

I love working at this school. I think we have one of the best staffs around and the kids are pretty great, too.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted May 23, 2008

I think the school should have more community involvement. Such as a community clean up day, or a day to raise funds for the school, to help out with many more extracurricular activities to get more students excited about coming to school, and getting the work done, knowing that they are going to get rewarded for it in the long run.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 14, 2006

In my opinion, this school [is] not fair in their dealings with children. All I can say is I wish there was another school I could send my children to.
—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.

109 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
26%

2012

 
 
40%

2011

 
 
49%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
39%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
56%
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.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
38%

2013

 
 
45%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
52%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

115 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
37%

2013

 
 
41%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
46%
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.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
31%

2013

 
 
39%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
39%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 57% in 2014.

107 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
33%

2013

 
 
44%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 49% in 2014.

105 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
23%

2013

 
 
29%

2012

 
 
17%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 56% in 2014.

108 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
52%

2013

 
 
89%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 53% in 2014.

97 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
40%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%
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

Reading

The state average for Reading was 55% in 2014.

80 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
43%

2012

 
 
35%

2011

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 64% in 2014.

89 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
72%

2013

 
 
83%
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.

86 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
94%
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

Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2012.

95 students were tested at this school in 2012.

2012

 
 
82%

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 "B".
  • In 2010-2011, this school received a grade of "B".
  • 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 66% in 2014.

81 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
43%

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
54%

2011

 
 
47%
Biology I

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

87 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
40%

2013

 
 
49%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 64% in 2014.

110 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
46%

2013

 
 
39%
U.S. History

The state average for U.S. History was 65% in 2014.

102 students were tested at this school in 2014.

2014

 
 
56%
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 48%
Black 38%
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 64%N/AN/A
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2013-2014

Attendance and completion

  This school District averageState average
Dropout rate 1%N/A2%
Graduation rate 79%N/A74%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

College readiness and student pathways

Students typically attend these schools prior to attending this school Wildwood Elementary School
Colleges most students attend after graduation Lake Sumter Community College
College of Central Florida
University of South Florida
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Source: Manually entered by a school official.

Teacher education levels

  This school District averageState average
Bachelor's degree 58%70%61%
Master's degree 42%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 2%N/A5%
Source: FL Dept. of Education, 2011-2012

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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Voted as one of America's 100 Best High Schools by US News (2010)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Performing and written arts
  • Drama
Clubs
  • Yearbook

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Health & athletics

School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym

Gifted & talented

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • MR. JAMES PRESLEY
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Email
Is there an application process?
  • No
Fax number
  • (352) 748-7668

Programs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
Foreign languages taught
  • Spanish

Resources

College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College prep programs/courses during the year
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer
  • Gym
  • Library
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Track
Girls sports
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Golf
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
Performing arts
  • Drama

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Yearbook
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700 Huey Street
Wildwood, FL 34785
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Phone: (352) 748-1314

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