Gotha Middle School

Gotha Middle School serves 1,253 students in grades 6 - 8.
The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 is higher than the FL average of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 61% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the state average of 59%.
Gotha Middle School operates within the Orange School District.

School Overview

The student population of 1253 students has grown by 5% over five years.
The teacher population of 66 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five years.
Grades Offered Grades 6-8
Total Students 1,253 students
Gotha Middle School Total Students (1996-2014)
Gender % Gotha Middle School Gender
Total Classroom Teachers 66 teachers
Gotha Middle School Total Teachers (1996-2014)
Students by Grade Gotha Middle School Student By Grade

School Comparison

The student:teacher ratio of 19:1 has increased from 18:1 over five years.
The school's diversity score of 0.71 is more than the state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five years.
This School (FL) School Average
Student : Teacher Ratio 19:1 16:1
Gotha Middle School Student Teacher Ratio (1996-2014)
Asian
8%
3%
Gotha Middle School Asian Students (1996-2014)
Hispanic
18%
30%
Gotha Middle School Black Students (1996-2014)
Black
33%
23%
Gotha Middle School Black Students (1996-2014)
White
39%
41%
Gotha Middle School White Students (1996-2014)
Two or more races
2%
3%
Gotha Middle School Two Or More Races Students (2011-2014)
Diversity Score
The chance that two students selected at random would be members of a different ethnic group. Scored from 0 to 1, a diversity score closer to 1 indicates a more diverse student body.
0.71 0.46
Gotha Middle School Diversity Score (1996-2014)
Eligible for Free Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
49%
52%
Gotha Middle School Eligible for Free Lunch (1996-2014)
Eligible for Reduced
Lunch
Families meeting income eligibility guidelines may qualify for free and reduced price meals or free milk. These guidelines are used by schools, institutions, and facilities participating in the National School Lunch Program (and Commodity School Program), School Breakfast Program, Special Milk Program for Children, Child and Adult Care Food Program and Summer Food Service Program.
6%
6%
Gotha Middle School Eligible for Reduced Lunch (2000-2014)

District Comparison

Orange School District's student population of 187,092 students has grown by 6% over five years.
The revenue/student of $10,426 in this district is less than the state average of $11,888. The district revenue/student has stayed relatively flat over four years.
The district's spending/student of $10,341 is less than the state average of $12,571. The district spending/student has grown by 5% over four years.
School District Name Orange School District
Number of Schools
Managed
257
22
Number of Students Managed 187,092 10,137
Orange School District Students Managed (1989-2014)
District Total Revenue $1,806 MM $132 MM
Orange School District District Total Revenue (1990-2012)
District Spending $1,792 MM $140 MM
Orange School District District Spending (1990-2012)
District Revenue / Student $10,426 $11,888
Orange School District District Revenue / Student (1992-2012)
District Spending / Student $10,341 $12,571
Orange School District District Spending / Student (1992-2012)
School Statewide Testing View Education Department Test Scores
Source: 2014 (latest year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

The nearest high school is Olympia High School (2.3 miles away)
The nearest middle school is Chain Of Lakes Middle School (2.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Metrowest Elementary School (1.1 miles away)
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    1.6 miles
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    OrlandoFL 32835
    (407)296-6469
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    1.7 miles
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    2 miles
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School Reviews

This school is great :D I love it ... It has a great amount of music and art for our brains and alot more... THIS MIDDLE SCHOOL IS A SCHOOL I DEFINITELY RECOMMEND!
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 08/20/12
Gotha middle school has GREATTT sports and extracurricular activites....they get EVERBODDY involved. I actually qo to that school and they have taught me many thinqs...i have learned many and i hope many go to that school. you will LOVEEEEE IT!!!!
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 07/27/12
Don't let the wonderful comments you see online fool you. For the past 7-10 years, Gotha Middle School has gotten significantly worse. There is one particular teacher that has been in honors algebra for several years, and she publicly taunts her students on a routine basis. Parents have complained about her, year after year. Principal does nothing. There is little that can be done to foment a nurturing educational environment if the harassment and bullying begins in the classroom. Their anti bullying measures are a sham - a mere exercise in form, but not substance. Kids get beaten up, their lunchboxes get kicked in, their books and bicycles stolen. Principal does nothing. Students have been found engaging in sexual activity, drugs and guns have been confiscated. Principal does nothing unless it gets into the papers, then new measures are passed, that are just like the old measures. Things quickly return to the same old thing, and nothing really is changed. FYI - I have had continued contact with the student body for over 7-8 years, and have a better perspective than most about what is going on here. Dig into my allegations, and you will find that I am telling the truth. Believe me - or don't, I don't care. The bottom line is that kids do not feel safe, both inside and out of the classroom. They unfortunately do not speak up about it, for fear of getting moved out of their honors courses. These kids deserve more from OCPS, but aren't getting it. When will GMS truly change?
- Posted by Parent, 10/22/10

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