School Details

Omni Middle School

5775 Jog Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33496
(561) 989-2800
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1459 students 19 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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59%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

80%
60%
55%
78%
59%
57%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
  • This school in 2012
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

82%
61%
51%
77%
59%
56%
61%
49%
47%
91%
86%
79%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) to test students in grades 3 through 10 in reading, 3 through 8 in math, in grades 5 and 8 in science and writing in grades 4, 8 and 10. The FCAT 2.0 is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Florida. The FCAT 2.0 has 5 achievement levels, with level 1 being the lowest and level 5 the highest. Florida considers scores of level 3 and higher to be on or above grade level. The goal is for all students to score at or above level 3.
92%
84%
78%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT)

In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.
  • This school in 2012
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Omni Middle School is a public middle school in Boca Raton. The principal of Omni Middle School is Mr. Gerald Riopelle, who can be contacted at omnims@palmbeachschools.org. 1,459 children attend Omni Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 2% of the Omni Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 27% of the 1,459 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Omni Middle School is 19:1. Spanish River Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 63% 35%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 29%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 3%
Asian 4% 3%
Hispanic 24% 30%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 55%
Limited English proficiency 2% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I have attended this school all three years and honestly have learned nothing from it. Most of the teachers talk about themselves and waste your class time SPECIALLY the "Language Arts" or English teachers. This school is also a really hard school to start off as a new student mainly because its so obnoxiously packed with kids. Honestly this school may be a 10 or an A++ school but I wouldn't recommend it also this school is FULL of drugs (at least the years I attended which was from 2010-2013). Not just drugs but because Boca is classified as a "rich" person city this school is full of snobs that act "ghetto" and smoke to get attention. When it comes to bullying I never got bullied but I've seen it happen except if you're a 6th grader you have greater chances of getting bullied by an upperclassman. And if you don't wear nice clothes and you DONT have a jansport slim backpack or vans you will also be bullied. Overall this school was alright... But I would certainly NOT recommend it!

  • (8 months ago)

    By far the worst school I've ever been to. Many people complain about bullying when in reality that is not the school's biggest problem! I spent a little over two years as a student at this school and I've seen unspeakable horrors. I came in as a straight A well-behaved honor student but Omni really changed me. Of all the teachers I had three were good eight were awful and the other few were neutral. The worst part about the staff is that they focus on nearly-harmless name calling or small arguments ignoring the real issues. They turn a blind eye to major problems and try to hide them away because the school's only interest is FCAT scores. So many kids get held back so there are even some sixteen-year-olds there. The staff can be very disrespectful to parents and even more so to students. My parents regret the decision to let me attend Omni more than anything else they've ever done and I can't say i blame them. We were attracted to the good ratings but clearly that is not a reliable method of choosing a good school. Horrible horrible school. Please spare yourself the trouble of putting yourself through the same awful experience that I went through.

  • (1 year ago)

    Omni is a great school. My son is in seventh grade and is constantly challenged especially in his math and English classes. The teachers have high expectations and do a great job in responding to my concerns.

  • (1 year ago)

    i really didnt like this school because kids get bullied allot there and plus the teachers and staff dont really help i dont go there

  • (1 year ago)

    I was very disappointed with this school. It enjoyed a good reputation but the teachers did not do an effective job with my son. My son had the potential to excel and he fell through the cracks achieving below average performance. To make matters worse the administration did nothing about it even after several conferences. I think that palm beach county needs to address the administration staffing on the future of this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am very sad as to my child having to deal with all the bullying this school has. Staff is not to helpful. Teachers are sometimes unaware of what is going on in the classroom. The worst 2 years of my childs life was here at Omni! Too many kids and not enough awareness!

  • (1 year ago)

    I chose this school zone due to the overall ratings. I am extremely disappointed in the teachers. Out of 6 teachers only 2 are good. The 4 that are lacking speak horribly to the students. One gives their personal opinion on ethnicity religion and politics...As an educator shouldn't you stay neutral and just state the facts and let the students make their own decision? The staff in the student service department talk to the kids like they are lower than low. The 4 poor teachers I am speaking about also speak horribly to the students. How do you expect the students to be respectful when all of you teachers are acting like Neanderthals? Very disappointed in the educators and administration. Maybe they should take a course on social skills and courtesy.

  • (1 year ago)

    After having attended this school for 3 years I think that this is a good school. Nothing more nothing less. I admit that this school with over 1500 students is grossly overpopulated. It has many excellent teachers though and a plethora of academic opportunities along with very good elective programs. The band is one of the best in the entire state with and amazing conductor. I started sixth grade not able to tell a saxophone from a trumpet and after a year I was a talented saxophonist able to play complex solos and sight read with ease. It has many very gifted students who are able to excel at academics at this school. However the pros end there. I was subject to terrible bullying throughout my time being there with the teachers and principle doing little to nothing about it. The majority of the children there do not care about their education and write graffitti and bully other students just for the hell of it. This is an issue with most public school I understand so this is probably still better than most of the other "public" middle schools in the district. Overall while I wouldn't recommend this school I wouldn't say it is terrible.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a bad school - Teachers barely teach the concepts - The amount of homework is minimum - School priority is the FACT scores actual learning is 2nd priority - Cafeteria food is bad I am looking at alternatives right now but the private schools aren't that great either in this area. Anyway this is Florida where education is not a priority. Land of elderly and tourists.

  • (2 years ago)

    Instead of always saying how we need to improve the schools how about someone just do it? My kids are all stuck in these FCAT driven institutions. Florida schools are still misappropriating funds and the direction in which education should be prioritized. All of our kids will be out of these over crowded schools before the education levels are improved. If I could move out of state I most certainly would.It is a disgrace how over crowed Omni School is . 1600 kids ....come on . The campuis needs a steam cleaning and is filthy . Finally another principal? Where is the consistency? What are we showing our kids with all of these principals leaving after just a year. Look at last year with the multiple principal changes. What a shame.

  • (2 years ago)

    you would not think omni middle was in boca raton.my son goes to omni and get bullied everyday.this will be his last year here.we have talked to the teachers and they do nothing.i would not recommend this school to my worst enemy.

  • (2 years ago)

    We have a Child in 6th Grade at Omni and we couldn't be happier. We are very happy with the education she is receiving as well as most of her teachers. Mr White the Guidance Counselor is terrific especially whenever there is a problem or issue. We had an issue recently and as far as we are concerned the Principal wanted nothing to do with this and we were told we needed to take it up with the AP. The New principal at this point needs to be reassigned to another school because Omni is not for her. She wants no interaction with the parents nor the kids and puts it all on her staff. Our Daughter also is very happy at Omni and has made some great friends.

  • (2 years ago)

    This is my child's second year here at OMNI middle school. She absolutely loves it her and so do I. The new principle is great there are many parents who complain about their "concerns" but the truth of the matter is that the school is great and the teachers staff and principle are doing a fantastic job at educating our children and doing their best to keep them safe.

  • (2 years ago)

    Omni middle school is a really awesome school so far. This is my son's first year here and I've heard mixed reviews but the negative feedback is appalling. The teachers and new principle have been nothing but great to my son. He actually likes going to school! Go Jaguars!

  • (2 years ago)

    My child right now is attending Omni Middle school for her 2nd year. Her first year was a bit a rough but since the new principal joined the jaguar family this year my daughter experience here has been much more enjoyable. I'd recommend this school to anyone looking for a safe place to send their children for education. Recently I've heard of people being unhappy with the new staff and principal. Without any merit people complain about this change. I have spoken to the new principal myself and I have to say that she seems very passionate about her job and really cares for the students. Her past endeavors speak plenty enough for her professionalism and character. The teachers at this school have been very helpful and have answered any questions and concerns I have had about my daughter and her education. Go Jaguars!

  • (2 years ago)

    my son is in the 6th grade and is in advanced classes and an honors class. my only complaints are that I think car line should be more controlled at the drop off point so it is not a free for all. I always fear an accident . Also the school is too big. Boca has grown so much over the years and they desperately need another middle school.

  • (2 years ago)

    As a parent of an 8th grader I am happy to see a principal in place who not only wants the best academically for the students but is concerned about their general well being. Mrs. Elfe clearly understands that the middle school years are difficult ones and is a caring and compassionate administrator. She draws that fine line between setting appropriate limits and still allowing them to be children. We will miss her next year.

  • (3 years ago)

    Last year was our son's first year at Omni and it was not a good one because of the constant bullying. We must say though that EVERY single time we complained administration ALWAYS acted promptly to put a stop to whatever was happening. This year my son is not having any problems thank God so he is much happier. He loves his teachers and has made good friends. We never had any complaints about the quality of education he was getting. His teachers all did a great job as far as we are concerned ( we are both educators ourselves). All of his teachers have always been there for my son even though teaching conditions nowadays are not easy. We do believe that our son is getting a good education. Is the school perfect? No but every single school you go to will have some problems ( even the expensive ones). I would recommend Omni to anyone who asked

  • (3 years ago)

    I have had two children that have had the opportunity to go to Omni Middle and have been more than pleased. Two different kids and two different experiences but both very good. The teachers are helpful and supportive and the administration has been involved and caring. The PTSA is also a big part of the success at Omni. I've had the pleasure of knowing the current principal from my kids' elementary school and can tell you that she listens to parents and makes decisions that are in the students interests both academically and socially when needed. My older son is now a Senior at Spanish River and can directly point to his years at Omni as part of the reason for his success in school now. My kids have also been involved with the athletics at the school. This year several of my son's teachers made it a point to come to his baseball games just to show support. Kudos to those teachers that find the time to care even after the school day is over!

  • (3 years ago)

    Its my sons first year at Omni its been an awful experience. There is a lot of issues with bullying. I've come to learn that Omni has a horrible overcrowding issue which allows the students freedoms that are not offered in other environments . Not enough security to oversee necessary problems. I witnessed one of Omni's staff being TOTALLY disrespectful to a parent who barely spoke English and was struggling to converse - it was over his sons uniform. Which had a small plaid pattern on his shorts not solid and the child was dismissed from school. Interesting to me being that when my son was harassed for 2 months by a student with a long history of issues I spoke with the assistant principal on numerous occasions nothing was done. In addition there are a lot of kids that are "left back"which speaks for itself about the education of these students. If we had it all to do over again I would have NEVER sent my child to Omni. We are currently looking into other options. Whatever I heard about the reputation of palm beach county school is 100 percent accurate! Its terriblel!

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