School Details

Gulf Middle School

1809 SW 36th Ter, Cape Coral, FL 33914
(239) 549-0606
9

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 781 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 2013
  • Lee County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

75%
60%
55%
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58%
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 2013
  • Lee County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
56%
51%
68%
58%
56%
54%
48%
47%
93%
82%
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.
91%
80%
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 2013
  • Lee County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

88%
63%
64%

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 2013
  • Lee County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gulf Middle School is a public middle school in Cape Coral. The principal of Gulf Middle School is Mr. William Lane and can be contacted at BillCL@leeschools.net. 781 students attend Gulf Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 2% of the Gulf Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 56% of the 781 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Gulf Middle School is 18:1. Oasis Charter Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Golf
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 64% 46%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 15%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Hispanic 25% 34%
Asian 2% 2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.08%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 65%
Limited English proficiency 2% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Our son is a student at Gulf Middle since last year and we only have a very positive impression. The teachers are really good and try to teach as much as possible. Overall our impression is that the education level is very high. If there are any questions they will get back to you very fast and the whole communication between GMS our son and us was always very friendly open and cooperative so I cannot confirm the concerns from the other reviewer. Also we never faced any problems regarding the dress code which just covers the standard recommendations. To sum up We are more than happy with the school the teachers the way they support our son and us and we would recommend that school to anybody asking us.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school uses intimidation to control the students. The vice principle stands in the door way upon arrival scoping children down observing dress code. No greetings just intimidation. Even if children are in dress code the vice principle will send them to the clinic (even though they are not ill) to change their shirt into this enormous shirt that lets other children know they did something wrong. If students refuse to wear the shirt in fear other students would tease them they are then sent to in school suspension no verbal warning no parental phone call. Children also are not allowed to bring water bottles to school and teachers seldom let the kids go to a water fountain for it is a distraction. If that wasn't bad enough students are lined up like cattle at lunch time told where to sit and seldom sit with their class or peers. Administration bullies children by dehumanizing them along with intimidation. Unfortunately this school DOES have amazing teachers but the administration makes the experience dreadful. The district would greatly benefit by sending surveys to households so that they may be aware of the internal problems in this school.

  • (2 years ago)

    Gulf Middle school is my support. This school has truly guided me in the right direction. The teachers and students always support and respect me for who I am. The education is nothing but the best. This school helped me to make the right choices and follow my heart. I recommend this school to everyone.

  • (3 years ago)

    Gulf Middle School has a very safe learning environment with a friendly staff dedicated to getting your child the education he or she needs. The school has two main rules Keep your hands to yourself and watch what comes out of your mouth. Each and every student has those two rules memorized by heart thanks to their principal Mr.Lane. On announcements every morning he reminds them that they come to school to get an education. The students give a hundred percent effort at what they do. In fact when I attended this school our FCAT scores was one of the top in the county. Our were Writing scores were one of the top out of the state. Not only is the school great academically but they also have great rewards for the students after every quarter for their hard work. I had a very fun 3 years at Gulf and have made so many memories that I will carry for the rest of my life.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is in 7th grade this year. Gulf Middle is an excellent school with great teachers. Parents if you are considering a good school "Gulf Middle" is the one!!!!!!!!!!!!.

  • (4 years ago)

    I have two children in Gulf Middle School. The teachers in the 6th and 7th grade are not good communicators. They don't tell you they are having a problem with your child until they get to the point of referrals and then they don't tell you that the child is going to be punished by after school detention and In School Suspension for the same infraction. They also don't seem to care if the student is failing and don't keep up the grades on Parentlink in a timely manner even though all the schools encourage parents to use Parentlink all the time. My kids mostly make really good grades all year and then fail the FCAT.

  • (6 years ago)

    As a transplant from NY I was very concerned about the quality of schools here in FL - I had previously heard they were not equivalent to what we were used to. Unfortunately I found this to be true to some extent. My son easily scores almost perfect FCAT scores without even studying (the Holy Grail according to the state of FL I guess) yet almost fails many of his classes due to lack of interest and motivation. He also has been bullied quite a bit at this school which is causing him to not enjoy school and affecting him academically as well. I've asked the school for assistance several times and have been ignored. Recently my son has been suspended several times for getting into fights with the kids that were picking on him. Needless to say I'm very disappointed on the way this is being handled.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter is in the 6th grade and the only disappointment isthat Gulf Middle School does Not teach Spanish only French this is disappointing we have moved from Cleveland Oh. and has found that Spanish is so important to learn in this state. Also when she goes off to high school she will be behind with other students that have gone to other middle schools that all offer Spanish

  • (7 years ago)

    Gulf Middle is the greatest school I have ever attented I am a current 8th grader and love it! Every student and teacher there is kind and considerate! If you want your child to attend a great school you should consider Gulf!

  • (10 years ago)

    This is an excellent school. My son is in 6th grade and is doing very well.

  • (10 years ago)

    This is quite a good school for a child to learn the basics. Not all teachers care or are adequately competent but in the main chances are your child can achieve good progress if he/she care to study seriously. Kudos to the principal a good administrator and quite responsive to parents communications.

  • (10 years ago)

    As far as Lee County schools go Gulf is about the best that can be hoped for. I am the parent of a gifted 8th grader recently transferred here from Collier County. I find the gifted education programs fall far short of other programs she has been involved in in Hillsborough and Collier Counties.

  • (11 years ago)

    As a parent of an elementary student and a teacher in Gulf Middle I will do anything in my power to get my child into Gulf Middle School. It is an outstanding school where I feel safe students are taught respect discipline and advanced thinking skills. It is the best school I've ever experienced in my 16 years as a teacher. The administration and staff are both top notch.

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