School Details

Ransom Middle School

1000 West Kingsfield Road, Escambia County, FL 32533
(850) 937-2220
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1431 students 18 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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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
  • Escambia County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
49%
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
  • Escambia County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

55%
46%
47%
56%
51%
57%
49%
45%
49%
51%
46%
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.
76%
69%
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
  • Escambia County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
66%
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
  • Escambia County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ransom Middle School is a public middle school in Cantonment. The principal of Ransom Middle School is MR. BRENT BRUMMET, whose e-mail is bbrummet@escambia.k12.fl.us. 1,431 students go to Ransom Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Hispanic. 62% of the 1,431 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Ransom Middle School is 18:1. Beulah Academy of Science is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 74% 50%
Multiracial 4% 6%
Hispanic 4% 5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 2% 0.8%
Asian 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 35%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 62% 57%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    I went here for 6th grade. IT'S HORRIBLE. Two teachers at this school were rude and embarrassed me in front of the whole class. I only made 2 real friends at this school. The kids here have no respect for each other. This is supposed to be a bully free school but they need to work on it ALOT MORE. The kids here Cuss and fight. I do NOT recommend taking your child to this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    My grand kids school is Ransom Middle School. As a grandparent of two kids who are currently going to Ransom we are totally impressed on how the school is operating. The teachers and all staff are doing a great professional job and are appreciated very much.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great school program for student with handicaps. The bands and sports teams are great. Chorus is a poor program very disorganized and uses volunteers off the street who scream at students and act crazy. Academic teachers are all pretty good some are great.

  • (3 years ago)

    I transferred my son from a private school to ransom and I have never been happier. So far the teachers are caring guidance counselor are there to answer questions and the PTA is very involved. Because of the support I have received I have not had to deal with the principal.

  • (3 years ago)

    Oh and the lunches are horrible school lunch...eeeek. Then there is chic fil a and pizza hut. No vegetables!!! Growing kids cant grow without them.

  • (3 years ago)

    Ransom is an excellent school for students who want to learn and parents who support them. It is easily the top middle school in the district. Of course some students come to school to cause trouble and disrupt the learning environment and some parents are not involved in their children's education and do not want to be bothered. Ransom works hard to turn these populations around and help them but ultimately will not let them interfere with the education of those who want to learn.

  • (3 years ago)

    Very involved administrative team....feel the love for their students! Provides many clubs programs etc. to keep children active. Teachers very willing to help children acheive great grades and they communicate with parents in a timely manner with any questions concerns praises!! Love their use of technology for posting grades online automated phone calls for important messages email communication etc.

  • (4 years ago)

    I believe that this school is not th best enviroment for a kid to be taught in. The school a prep school and many children are singled out . There are many cliques . It also is over crowed.

  • (5 years ago)

    The kids just love the principal and his raps are kinda cool. I love that he backs his teachers/staff it seems so rare these days. However when a teacher is in eror then there needs to be changes made and he does not push for that nor does he encourage free communication between parents and teachers. I'm tired of hearing how the over population is the root of the problems in this school. Bull if a teacher is too stressed by the load then they need to leave the profession or go to a school that would be less demanding of their time/energy. There is a web site for parent/teacher communication and it seems Math & Science are excellent in using them to assist parent involvement but Reading & Language don't bother. Principal says it is not required so no communcation = no parent involvement. How is that beneficial to students?

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers yell alot and single out alot of students. Sometimes they call the students names and make them feel bad. And they have alot of favorites. They teach alot of things your never going to use in life mostly in reading.

  • (5 years ago)

    My kids go to school there and they love it and i do to great schools and teacher!

  • (5 years ago)

    Rasnsom is a great school thats why it is so 'crowded' as some people say. the new principal is great

  • (6 years ago)

    I belive Ransom has the potential to be a good school but as a student you don't feel the love and support from some of your teachers as you would like. The deans at Ransom 'act' as if they are really intrested in your childs case but as I can relate I feel like they are only trying to get you out of the school if you are a very out spoken person because they don't want the 'Ransom Reputation' to go down!

  • (6 years ago)

    Ransom is most likely the best middle school in Escambia County. If you live in the Ransom district consider yourself fortunate. It is overcrowded but the students are kept in line by their Principle Pomeroy and faculty. My son is in the 8th grade and I haven't had any major problems so far and he seems to really like it.

  • (6 years ago)

    i think ransom is the best middle school there is.. and every student should be lucky they have such a great place to learn

  • (6 years ago)

    My 3 children attended this school and hated going there. Nobody seems to care enough to make the effort. It drains you. Most of the year they just watched movies unrelated to the lesson. Do not like this school at all.

  • (6 years ago)

    With Pete Wright as the Asst Principal how can you go wrong this man has been there and done that!

  • (7 years ago)

    i think that ransom is too crowded and that the student are too caught up with friends fighting and their cliques. the children arent being challenged by the work... some are but some are honestly failing. not a good school in my opinion

  • (7 years ago)

    It is a great place for kids to learn and it has a great learning enviorment

  • (7 years ago)

    We love Ransom very nice school great superintendent and principle!

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