School Details

Burns Middle School

615 Brooker Road, Brandon, FL 33511
(813) 744-8383
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1260 students 21 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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52%
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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 2014
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
57%
56%
64%
52%
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 2014
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
53%
47%
71%
53%
57%
72%
46%
49%
74%
68%
56%

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.
86%
79%
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 2014
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
64%
66%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2012-2013 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1 and Geometry. The EOC 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 Algebra 1 EOC 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 2014
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Burns Middle School is a public middle school in Brandon. The principal of Burns Middle School is MR. MATHEW DIPRIMA, whose e-mail is Mathew.Diprima@sdhc.k12.fl.us. 1,260 students go to Burns Middle School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 6% of the Burns Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 25% of the 1,260 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Burns Middle School is 21:1. McLane Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Photography
  • Theater drama
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 21%
White, non-Hispanic 62% 37%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 3%
Asian 3% 3%
Hispanic 20% 34%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 25% 60%
Limited English proficiency 6% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    My daughter attended 6th and now 7th grade and is in advanced honors classes. 6th grade was great but 7th grade has been a nightmare! Kids kissing on premises cursing and the sexting is crazy our of control! I caught my daughter sexting and called the guidance councelor and she didnt seem to think it was a BIG deal! My daughter is 12! This is not normal. She didnt call the boy in the office or even offer to have a parent to parent meeting. I am transferring her out of this school as soon as I can.

  • (2 years ago)

    a great school i went there has great classes you learn a lot the saying not in our house!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Okay school. I've only gone for a year and I don't like it. Rude people. We had 7th graders drinking in the car pool. Trust me you won't like it in the long run. Not all teachers are the best but there are some really good ones.

  • (4 years ago)

    One of the Best Middle Schools in the country! High School level Academics Caring Teachers and Staff Outstanding Music Dept. especially the Orchestra.

  • (4 years ago)

    Excellent middle school! I moved into the area to get my son away from McClane Middle School. I was partially nervous that all middle schools were the same but Burns was great! Every teacher my son had has been very caring they actually care about the students not just their paycheck. My only warning would be about the PE department. If you have a child with any condition that can cut into PE time there are a couple of PE teachers who will give your child a hard time. Be prepared to get involved and do NOT let him intimidate you.

  • (5 years ago)

    Hey I went totally awesome and the koolioest year ive ever had academic wise and behavior wise its unbelievable

  • (5 years ago)

    Burns middle school is very good academically and especially the music department is great as well. My son feels at home. Thank you.

  • (6 years ago)

    Amazing leadership from Brenda Nolte. Music program one of the best in America for middle school kids in a neighborhood school. The music teachers are heroes. My kids are about to graduate high school and their success began at Burn's. Superior academics with strong traditional teaching in all subjects.

  • (7 years ago)

    awesome middle school and encouraging

  • (7 years ago)

    I have two daughters attending this school and it's wonderful. So many children especially pre-teens and teens are not taught to be respectful anymore. I appreciate the discipline that the principal and her staff enforce on the kids in this school. I expect the best from my girls because I know their potential and this school does as well. As a result I have two straight students in gifted classes. Obviously something is paying off. It's been an 'A' rated school for the last 7 yrs and they definitely deserve it!!! If you have the opportunity to put your child in this school jump on it!!

  • (7 years ago)

    Awesome School. Geat Principal. Principal can be seen all over the school involved in every activity the school has.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is one that others should strive to be. Mrs. Nolte(principal)is wonderful with very high expectations and strict discipline which is needed at this age. Mrs. Nolte really cares and shows up for all after-school activities whether it be sports or music. The teachers are very caring and communicate well with the parents via an online website with grades. As with every school I have encountered the parent involvement could be better. I picked my home for the 'A' rated schools and I am not sorry. I love Burns and my daughter does also. They have great music programs sports and clubs.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have had 2 children attend this school and I can't wait for my son to finish 8th grade this year. The discipline is harsh and unforgiving and the teachers appear to unaware of developmentally appropriate teaching methods for this age group. The expectation is that these middle school students act as mini-adults with no lapses in judgement. The AP's at this school are primarily responsible for discipline and are extremely quick to levy out-of-school suspensions for the smallest infractions. There is little communications with parents. The message is 'If your child acts out then it must be the parent's fault.' Both of my children are extremely bright gifted students that were in no way motivated to perform up to their potential at this school. If you are thinking of sending your child to this school I would encourage you to look elsewhere!

  • (7 years ago)

    Great School. Great leadership. Great teacher. One of the best in the county.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have had 2 of my children attend. Negative with Poor attendance communication. The principal tries to maintain the school but ap's are impossible to deal with. I do understand the policy and the rules are there with purpose of their safety.

  • (8 years ago)

    I have had 2 children attend one with a learning disability and one in advanced classes. They both have struggled to get through this school. Principal tries to maintain the school but AP's are impossible to deal with. I haven't met a teacher there that understood they are dealing with pre-pubescent teens that do not behave like preprogrammed robots.

  • (8 years ago)

    I attend Burns and Its a very nice school.I feel safe when Im there and the teachers are extremely understanding and helpful.The only thing I don't like is the choice of electives.

  • (8 years ago)

    Teachers are good.. But most of the students are very cliquey. I went there for my 6th 7th && 8th grade year.. Needless to say Im glad that Im out. Lots of drama for everyone.

  • (8 years ago)

    We recently moved to the distric and I am very pleased with BMS and their attention to the students. The school is organized safe and firm with students that need behavior direction.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter attended Burns for her 8th grade year. Overall I was happy with the school.I do wish they had offered tutoring in math since she was not doing well. They did offer Social Studies but never math.I would recommend this school.Just make sure you stay informed so you can help your child get the help they need.

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