Howard W. Bishop Middle School

1262 Nw 31st Drive
Gainesville, FL 32609
(School attendance zone shown in map)
Rating
7/
10
Top 50%
Howard W. Bishop Middle School serves 704 students in grades 6-8.
Howard W. Bishop 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 2020-21 school year.
The percentage of students achieving proficiency in math is 52% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 48%) for the 2020-21 school year. The percentage of students achieving proficiency in reading/language arts is 56% (which is higher than the Florida state average of 52%) for the 2020-21 school year.
The student:teacher ratio of 21:1 is higher than the Florida state level of 16:1.
Minority enrollment is 71% of the student body (majority Black), which is higher than the Florida state average of 64% (majority Hispanic and Black).

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 704 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50% in FL
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Top Rankings

Howard W. Bishop Middle School ranks among the top 20% of public schools in Florida for:

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Attribute

School Overview

Howard W. Bishop Middle School's student population of 704 students has stayed relatively flat over five school years.
The teacher population of 34 teachers has declined by 10% over five school years.
School Type
Grades Offered
Grades 6-8
Total Students
704 students
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Total Classroom Teachers
34 teachers
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School Rankings

Howard W. Bishop Middle School is ranked within the top 50% of all 3,655 schools in Florida (based off of combined math and reading proficiency testing data) for the 2020-21 school year.
The diversity score of Howard W. Bishop Middle School is 0.67, 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 2021-2022 School Year Data
This School
State Level (FL)
Overall Testing Rank
#1308 out of 3655 schools
(Top 50%)
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Math Test Scores (% Proficient)
52%
48%
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Reading/Language Arts Test Scores (% Proficient)
56%
52%
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Student : Teacher Ratio
21:1
16:1
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American Indian
n/a
n/a
Asian
5%
3%
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Hispanic
9%
36%
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Black
49%
21%
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White
29%
36%
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Hawaiian
n/a
n/a
Two or more races
8%
4%
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Diversity Score
0.67
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Participates in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
Yes
Eligible for Free Lunch
53%
50%
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Eligible for Reduced Lunch
2%
3%
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School District Name
Source: 2021-2022 (latest school year available) National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Howard W. Bishop Middle School's ranking?
Howard W. Bishop Middle School is ranked #1308 out of 3,655 schools, which ranks it among the top 50% of public schools in Florida.
What schools are Howard W. Bishop Middle School often compared to?
Howard W. Bishop Middle Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like Abraham Lincoln Middle School by visitors of our site.
What percent of students have achieved state testing proficiency in math and reading?
52% of students have achieved math proficiency (compared to the 48% FL state average), while 56% of students have achieved reading proficiency (compared to the 52% FL state average).
How many students attend Howard W. Bishop Middle School?
704 students attend Howard W. Bishop Middle School.
What is the racial composition of the student body?
49% of Howard W. Bishop Middle School students are Black, 29% of students are White, 9% of students are Hispanic, 8% of students are Two or more races, and 5% of students are Asian.
What is the student:teacher ratio of Howard W. Bishop Middle School?
Howard W. Bishop Middle School has a student ration of 21:1, which is higher than the Florida state average of 16:1.
What grades does Howard W. Bishop Middle School offer ?
Howard W. Bishop Middle School offers enrollment in grades 6-8
What school district is Howard W. Bishop Middle School part of?
Howard W. Bishop Middle School is part of Alachua School District.

School Calendar

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Last Day for Students
May 31, 2024 (Friday)
First Day for Students
August 12, 2024 (Monday)

School Reviews

5   2/13/2016
I have been at this wonderful school for 3 years now( in the academy), and it has been such a wonderful experience for me. Their teachers genuinely care about you, even if they don't show it all the time. They support you in school activities as well as activities outside of school. Their Deans and guidance counselors are very helpful and there when you need them. There are many clubs to choose from and the extracurricular activities you can do are amazing! Not to mention that we have amazing coaches for our sports teams! I reccomend Howard Bishop Middle School over all the other middle schools in Alachua County. Go Hawks!
- Posted by Student/Alumni - germa

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Magnet School
  • Grades: 6-8
  • Enrollment: 704 students
  • Student:Teacher Ratio: 21:1
  • Minority Enrollment: 71%
  • Overall Testing Rank
    : Top 50%
  • Math Proficiency
    : 52% (Top 50%)
  • Reading Proficiency
    : 56% (Top 50%)
  • Source: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), FL Dept. of Education

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