Gotha Middle School

  • Gotha Middle School serves 1,229 students in grades 6-8.
  • The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 48% (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 53% (which is lower than the Florida state average of 55%) for the 2017-18 school year.
  • Gotha 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 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 70% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 62% (majority Hispanic and Black).

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School Overview

  • Gotha Middle School's student population of 1,229 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
  • The teacher population of 69 teachers has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
Grades OfferedGrades 6-8
Total Students1,229 students
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Total Classroom Teachers69 teachers
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School Comparison

  • Gotha 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 Gotha Middle School is 0.73, which is more 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#2033 out of 3633 schools
(Bottom 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
48%
58%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
53%
55%
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Student : Teacher Ratio18:116:1
American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
6%
3%
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Hispanic
26%
33%
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Black
34%
22%
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White
30%
38%
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Hawaiian
1%
n/a
Two or more races
3%
4%
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Diversity Score0.730.70
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Eligible for Free Lunch
49%
53%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
6%
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

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  4.00 out of 5  (3 reviews)
5  
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!
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5  
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!!!!
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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?
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