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Ocoee Middle School

Public | 6-9 | 1240 students

 
 

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Posted November 1, 2013

Ocoee Middle School. This is the best school in the district. No you do not have to be an athlete to attend. I played football on my 8th grade year and still noticed no difference in the curriculum I was taught. I highly recommend this school


Posted July 14, 2013

Oms is such a wonderful school with excellent, caring, and attentive teachers! I've had nothing but a wonderful experience. They also have wonderful athletic programs that young children can become apart of. We have been nothing but pleased with the wrestling program/coaches and all the great qualities they bring out in our young children. We highly recommend this school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2013

I've been around this school a lot of times and I think it is a wonderful school all who teacher at the school do a great job and I thank you very much.


Posted April 9, 2012

OMS has as many Pros as Cons but none of the Cons are due to a lack of heart, excellent teaching, or academic offererings. Teachers at this school are very attentive to the academic objectives set forth by the state and national Departments of Education. Paired with that are the massive hearts of love and concern shown for each and every child that comes through the school. Honestly, there are bullying problems, however, the school administration and teachers have an excellent bullying prevention program in place to help with this. The bottom line is that children can be very sneaky and although every parent would like to think their child is incapable of teasing, being rude to, or even hitting another child, that is most often just not the case. Children have got to learn to stand up for what is right, regardless of what others are doing around them. One teacher can not possible monitor halls, classroom, bathrooms, etc...all at one time or catch every act of aggression. OMS has top-notch academics, top quality teachers, and a principal with vision. If you want your child to do well in this school, or any other for that matter, you must first teach them to handle adversity.


Posted January 6, 2012

the worse school in bradley county. very poor staff, these people care nothing about your child. i do not recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 1, 2012

I currently go to OMS and I would NOT recommend anyone to go to this school I am currently bullied every day my mom and Mammaw Has both gone to the principal and nothing was done. I got sent to the hospital from this one girl and they were not going to do anything until we mentioned the trip to the hospital. If your son or daughter is prepared to get bullied then send them here to OMS!


Posted April 18, 2010

Overall it is an excellent school. As with any school you are going to encounter problem with faculty and administrators, but most problems I encountered were easily worked out. The new additions to the school have certainly brought the school up to date. The main flaw of this school is the lack of outside academic and physical opportunities for students. Your child should enjoy going here, but in some aspects may be unprepared for High School.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 21, 2009

i love our school its eally awesome theteachrs are great andw have lots of activities we can particpate in. I love oms!
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 28, 2009

The teachers don't keep up with there onine curriculums. Had much difficulty getting teachers to correspond via email. Most test seem to be open book and if the student does not do well the first time they get to take it again. The pay way too much attention to the state test scores instead of giving attention to the students on their regular studies
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 4, 2009

OMS is a great school. my kid has not had eny problems . he tells me that he is the coolest kid in the 7 th grade. i would recommened parents for their child to come to OMS! come because other schools teach children about sex.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2008

We moved here from Florida and I was very worried about peer presure on my daughter being the new kid stinks. I have to say the kids were very welcoming to her and she made friends fast. She doesn't play any sports and she is in no clubs and she never has problems with anyone, so I don't understand the comments before mine. Anywho If I could complain about anything, it would be that a lot of the kids misbehave, act rowdy and immature, that's what my kids say anyway. Other than that, I have had no problems with the staff or teachers, seems like a laid back environment, which is why we moved to TN in the first place.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 14, 2007

It is all about the sports and money .Far too much peer presure! Not only by the peers but also bye a lot of the adults teachers etc. There are serious inadequcies in the grading process for some teachers. And I think it is too much to have 6th graders have formals at least twice a year. It is expensive and not all the kids feel they are able to go to the dance/ cost is too high and they are embarrassed if they do not have hair,nails done and a limo. They feel left out! what happend to good old blue jean dances in the middle school? Too much so some kids cannot go! Also, cannot ever find the principal takes months for a return call, bye then I forgot what I called for.Very dissapointing. I would not send her there again.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2007

OMS may be a good school if your child is an athlete. My son is very studious, makes straight A's in every subject, but has no interest in sports. He always loved school until he started OMS, now he is picked on by other students, verbally abused, & made fun of. He dreads school every day, where he used to look forward to it. His dad & I have had to intervene once already, & my son tried telling a teacher he was being picked on, but she felt that since it was verbal & not physical abuse, it didn't warrant her attention. Sorry, but I can't speak well of OMS & the influence it has had on my son.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 19, 2006

OMS is a wonderful school. My son was very shy before he started middle school this year he has just blossmed. He started running cross-country, playing football,and singing in choir. He feels like he is part of something important and he Loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 24, 2006

Both of my children went through OMS. Both had very good experiences. I felt that I could talk to the administration and the teachers were excellent. I would highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a good quality education.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 27, 2005

I feel that over all oms is a good school. But only if your child is involved in sports. If your child is on the basketball team, football team or is a cheerleader they get the education you send them there for,otherwise they don't fit in. I know because I had one in sports and one that is not and it is amazing the difference in how my two children are responded to by the teachers at this school. I am planning on sending all of my children to a private christian school next year.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 22, 2004

I think Ocoee middle is a great school! my daughter is on 8-white,and loves going to school there,she likes all of her teachers.OMS,provides related arts,band,and choir.She has only had 1 teacher that she didn't really like. Mr. Spangler is a great Principal.I know your children would love their years at Ocoee middle.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2004

OMS all in all is a great school. Although I do feel that the dress code is too strict and it is hard to buy school clothes for this dress code especially when you have other children in school. I think they should be just a little less strict. I also feel that the teachers and staff should have to abide by the same exact dress code.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 8, 2004

This is an excellent school. My daughter was in 6th grade this past year. She absolutly loved this her teachers. It offers a variety of related arts classes in addition to core classes. Excellent learning environment. I highly recommend this school.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 11, 2004

Most of the teachers at this school are okay. This school gets very little funding. The class rooms are getting very old which makes for a difficult learning environment. This school seems to be centered around sports other than academics. The students are not treated fairly. I would not reccomend this school.
—Submitted by a former student


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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 45% in 2013.

427 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
39%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

427 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
65%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 62% in 2013.

427 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
52%

2010

 
 
49%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 87% in 2013.

427 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 47% in 2013.

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
44%

2011

 
 
31%

2010

 
 
24%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
52%

2012

 
 
49%

2011

 
 
49%

2010

 
 
48%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

416 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
63%

2011

 
 
58%

2010

 
 
48%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 81% in 2013.

417 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 41% in 2013.

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
29%
Reading/Language Arts

The state average for Reading/Language Arts was 47% in 2013.

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
51%

2012

 
 
47%

2011

 
 
48%

2010

 
 
42%
Science

The state average for Science was 64% in 2013.

411 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
65%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
64%
Social Studies

The state average for Social Studies was 82% in 2013.

409 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2010

 
 
n/a
Writing

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students53%
African American31%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White54%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students65%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic70%
White66%
Economically disadvantaged54%
Students with disabilities36%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students59%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities22%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students90%
African American88%
Asiann/a
Hispanic95%
White90%
Economically disadvantaged84%
Students with disabilities47%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students55%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic36%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White56%
Economically disadvantaged38%
Students with disabilities23%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students52%
African American25%
Asiann/a
Hispanic57%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White52%
Economically disadvantaged32%
Students with disabilities16%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students64%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White64%
Economically disadvantaged41%
Students with disabilities26%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students84%
African American92%
Asiann/a
Hispanic79%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White83%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities42%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Math

All Students58%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic50%
White60%
Economically disadvantaged43%
Students with disabilities39%
English language learnersn/a

Reading/Language Arts

All Students51%
African American27%
Asiann/a
Hispanic42%
White52%
Economically disadvantaged35%
Students with disabilities24%
English language learnersn/a

Science

All Students70%
African American33%
Asiann/a
Hispanic75%
White72%
Economically disadvantaged53%
Students with disabilities21%
English language learnersn/a

Social Studies

All Students82%
African American80%
Asiann/a
Hispanic67%
White83%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Students with disabilities30%
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Tennessee Comprehensive Assessment Program (TCAP) Achievement Test to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading/language arts, math, science and social studies. The TCAP is a standards-based test that measures specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 65% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2011

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
English I

The state average for English I was 68% in 2013.

2013

 
 
n/a

2012

 
 
n/a

2010

 
 
n/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a

English I

All Studentsn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Hispanicn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
English language learnersn/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Tennessee used the Gateway/End-of-Course (EOC) exams to test high school students in language arts, math, science, and social studies upon completion of relevant courses. Students must pass the algebra I, English II, and biology I tests, called the Gateway exams, in order to graduate. The Gateway/EOC exams are standards-based tests that measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined by the state of Tennessee. The goal is for all students to score at or above the proficient level.

The different student groups are identified by the Tennessee Department of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Tennessee Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 94% 67%
Black 3% 24%
Hispanic 3% 6%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Asian 0% 2%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Two or more races 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 50%N/A55%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

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2250 North Ocoee St
Cleveland, TN 37311
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