Fitzgerald Middle School

  • Fitzgerald Middle School serves 1,096 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 50% (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 46% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Fitzgerald 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 52% of the student body (majority Hispanic), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic).

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School Overview

  • Fitzgerald Middle School's student population of 1,096 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 61 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
School TypeMagnet School
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,096 students
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Total Classroom Teachers61 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Fitzgerald 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 Fitzgerald Middle School is 0.69, 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#2282 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
50%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
46%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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American Indian
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Asian
10%
3%
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Hispanic
25%
33%
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Black
13%
22%
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White
48%
38%
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Hawaiian
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n/a
Two or more races
4%
4%
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Diversity Score0.690.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
57%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
5%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePinellas School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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  3.50 out of 5  (4 reviews)
5  
Best school you could go to has so many varieties of people, and the teachers are amazing and always work their hardest to help students learn.
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5  
Our son is thriving at this school. The gifted magnet gives him the challenges that he needs to prepare him for high school and college and the teachers really seem to understand the gifted child. The new principal has been updating the school and seems to have a plan in mind to address any problems that arise. There are conflicts with students that might come up in any middle school because of the age group but this school addresses them directly. I would definitely recommend this school.
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2  
The school is old yet has received some updates. Some of the staff and principal are doing wonderful things and truly helping students. However, fights break out often and your child will be exposed to violence. The magnet program promises much and delivers little as far as caring and innovative teachers. Teachers are so busy teaching an advanced curriculum that they forget to reinforce the basics and firm up the foundation of learning. Plus, the teachers have no interest in parent meetings or working together to build a better learning environment for students.
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2  
My daughter has been getting bullied and nothing being done !!!!!
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