Fitzgerald Middle School

  • Fitzgerald Middle School serves 1,089 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Math is 54% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 57%) for the 2016-17 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in Reading/Language Arts is 48% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 54%) for the 2016-17 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 and Black), which is lower than the Florida state average of 61%.

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School Overview

  • Fitzgerald Middle School's student population of 1,089 students has declined by 11% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 60 teachers has declined by 17% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,089 students
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Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Fitzgerald Middle School's student:teacher ratio of 18:1 has increased from 17:1 over five school years.
  • The diversity score of Fitzgerald Middle School is 0.69, which is more than the diversity score at state average of 0.46. The school's diversity has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Definition of Terms 2016-2017 School Year DataThis SchoolState Level (FL)
Overall School Rank#1987 out of 3,601 schools
(Bottom 50%)
Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
54%
57%
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Reading / Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
54%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
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Asian
12%
3%
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Hispanic
24%
32%
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Black
13%
22%
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White
48%
39%
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Two or more races
3%
3%
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All Ethnic GroupsThis chart display the percentage breakdown of students of all ethnic groups in Fitzgerald Middle School.This chart display the percentage breakdown of public school students of all ethnic groups in FL.
Diversity Score0.690.46
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Eligible for Free Lunch
54%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
5%
This chart display the percentage of students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Fitzgerald Middle School and the percentage of public school students who is eligible for reduced lunch in Florida by year, with the latest 2016-17 school year data.
School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NamePINELLAS School District
Source: 2016-2017 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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School Reviews

  3.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
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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My daughter has been getting bullied and nothing being done !!!!!
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