Fort Clarke Middle School

  • Fort Clarke Middle School serves 1,004 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 58% (which is equal to the Florida state average of 58%) for the 2017-18 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 59% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Fort Clarke Middle School placed in the top 50% of all schools in Florida for overall test scores (math proficiency is top 50%, and reading proficiency is top 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 54% of the student body (majority Black), which is lower than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Top Placements

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School Overview

  • Fort Clarke Middle School's student population of 1,004 students has grown by 20% over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 55 teachers has grown by 12% over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,004 students
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Total Classroom Teachers55 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Fort Clarke Middle School is ranked within the top 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 Fort Clarke 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#1427 out of 3633 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
58%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
59%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
12%
33%
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Black
30%
22%
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White
46%
38%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
6%
4%
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Diversity Score0.680.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
46%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
1%
5%
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School Statewide TestingView Education Department Test Scores
School District NameAlachua School District
Source: 2017-2018 (latest school year available) NCES, FL Dept. of Education

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5  
I can't praise this school enough. My grandson came home in the first few weeks of school with amazing stories of help and cooperation from teachers and peers. First, the snack machine in the cafeteria was not taking dollars. He returned to his lunch table, put his head down and cried. He thought he would have to go hungry as he hadn't packed a lunch as usual. Several students asked if they could help. Three boys pooled their quarters to offer him 75 cents for the snack. When he recounted this story at home, he glowed with happiness. He was lifted up instead of being pushed down or bullied for crying during his first week as a big sixth grader. What a wonderful first memory! The next day he went to his fifth period class and noticed a 10 dollar bill in the trash can. Had someone thrown it away accidentally or had the teacher planted it? We don't know. But when he told the teacher about the discovery, he was praised and given his first Eagle Eye, He didn't exactly understand what the Eagle Eye was this day, but later he found out it was a token to be used for a prize drawing every Friday. How exciting! Eagle Eyes are a win- win for students at Fort Clarke. The last but not least experience took place on the first day to bring band instruments to school. On the way to the band room he tripped and fell. His large instrument case went flying and he skinned his knee. Before he could get up, several eighth graders offered him a hand and helped him collect his things. You might expect laughter or teasing from a crowd of older boys, but that didn't happen. He was genuinely offered a helping hand. Most parents dread the middle school experience and we are no different, But as a result of these events we now have positive expectations. We know our son (grandson) is in a good place. He will be able to grow strong here because he will be nurtured with kindness. So for those reading this long letter, I hope you will not fear middle school if your student is enrolled here. Expect the best, and you will get the best from Fort Clarke Middle School. Sincerely, Amazed Grandmother
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