Chain Of Lakes Middle School

  • Chain Of Lakes Middle School serves 1,307 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 41% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 43% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Chain Of Lakes Middle School placed in the bottom 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is bottom 50%, and reading proficiency is bottom 50%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The student:teacher ratio of 18:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
  • Minority enrollment is 82% of the student body (majority Black and Hispanic), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Chain Of Lakes Middle School's student population of 1,307 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 71 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,307 students
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Total Classroom Teachers71 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Chain Of Lakes Middle School is ranked within the bottom 50% of all 3,633 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • The diversity score of Chain Of Lakes Middle School is 0.68, which is less than the diversity score at state average of 0.70. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2017-2018 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank#2681 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
41%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
43%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
American Indian
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n/a
Asian
4%
3%
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Hispanic
37%
33%
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Black
39%
22%
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White
18%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
2%
4%
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Diversity Score0.680.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
60%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
7%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameOrange School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

Nearby Public Schools

  • The nearest high school to Chain Of Lakes Middle School is Olympia High School (0.3 miles away)
  • The nearest middle school and elementary school is Windy Ridge K-8 (0.6 miles away)
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School Reviews

  4.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
My child has attended Chain of Lakes for the last 3 years (grades 6-8) and has had a very positive experience. He has had all amazing and knowledgeable teachers. Caring staff and administration. I am so happy Chain of Lakes was our option for middle school. They offer many programs that other local middle schools cannot. I have nothing accolades for COLMS.
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4  
This is a good school with a few problems here and there. Both of our children have had basically positive experiences in their time at the school, but this year has been very challenging as far as the high school math class is concerned. The principal needs to better address this issue with a high school credit at stake. Testing seems to take up much more time than it should, but the school seems to do a good job preparing students for the standardized tests. The teachers have basically been helpful and interested in helping the kids learn. The gifted teacher has been a very positive influence on my children's growth as students and people and we are very thankful for their time in that class. Overall the time at COLMS has been good for our children and prepared them for their move to high school.
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5  
The music and gifted programs are amazing, but there are some weird rules as to how and where we can walk to our classes? Other than that, teachers are helpful, staff is aswell! I have no clue about what amber is talking about, ask a student, and they will disagree.
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2  
This school has a corrupt, and abusive administration. The teachers and staff are great! Even the secretaries and nurse have it together. If the administration were replaced, this school would be really awesome, actually. Too bad.
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