School Details

Sergeant Paul R Smith Middle School

14303 Citrus Pointe Drive, Tampa, FL 33625
(813) 792-5125
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 948 students Unknown students/teacher

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 2012
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

62%
57%
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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
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

49%
53%
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49%
53%
57%
37%
46%
49%
71%
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.
84%
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 2012
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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 2012
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Sergeant Paul R Smith Middle School is a public middle school in Citrus Park. The principal of Sergeant Paul R Smith Middle School is MS. JOANN JOHNSON and can be contacted at Joann.Johnson@sdhc.k12.fl.us. 948 students go to Sergeant Paul R Smith Middle School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 9% of the Sergeant Paul R Smith Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 66% of the 948 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. Citrus Park Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 7% 21%
Hispanic 55% 34%
Asian 4% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 30% 37%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 66% 60%
Limited English proficiency 9% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    My son has been attending Sgt Smith for over a year now. We absolutely love the school and the teachers. I see the teachers giving their all to the students and helping them achieve their best. Sgt. Smith had a wonderful music program with band orchestra and choral being offered. Their is a medical STEM program and robotics. I recommend Sgt Smith to everyone.

  • (8 months ago)

    My daughter has attended Smith for 2 years now and is about to enter the 8th grade. I LOVE this school! She went to Cannella Elementary which was also an excellent school (A+ when she attended). She has ADHD and both schools have accommodated her disability. I as a parent make no excuses for those parents who think teachers are the first and last educational "teachers". Parents are at least a third responsible for teaching their children - make sure they do their homework go to bed at an appropriate time etc. I know parents who let their children go to bed at 11 00pm and after! Crazy! A child needs good sleep to learn! Period! I met with all my daughters' teachers at the Open Houses made sure they knew she has ADHD and requested she be seated in the front so she had no distractions. They all understood and did the best to accommodate her. Obviously the teachers and I are doing a great job as in each reporting period my daughter has received High Honor Roll. Not every child can achieve this but those children I know who have not excelled go to sleep late don't do proper homework and just don't care! Don't put down a good school bc not all children learn the same.

  • (8 months ago)

    I think Smith is a much better school than the reputation it has been given by some people. I have had children there for the past 5 years and will have one there for several more years. We've seen changes through the 3 different principals but have always had a positive experience. The kids did well on grades FCATs and were well prepared for high school so I find no fault with the teachers that they had. Whenever I had concerns the teachers were always willing to talk over the issues. As for bullying never have mine experienced any form of bullying but they have participated in school wide anti-bullying programs. Lastly the music program is without compare in the area. The three directors are passionate about their jobs and the kids. Not only can a child participate in orchestra band or choir but also keyboard and guitar more than any other local middle school program.

  • (8 months ago)

    I am a very involved parent at the school and am very happy with school and its AMAZING teachers!!!! I have always had a open dialog with the teachers which has made a differnce in my childs education! I am a big beliver in holding your child accountable for his actions! If you don't turn in your homework you shouldn't get credit! Get involved in your childs future by getting involved in your childs school at Smith and you wont be disappointed!!!

  • (10 months ago)

    I'm not happy with this school at all my son has attended Smith for the past 3 years. The school is in desperate need of qualified teachers to help students with learning disabilities . I have spent the last couple of years fighting with teachers and administration who are never on the same page.. If you have a child with a learning disability Don't go to Smith!!!!!

  • (11 months ago)

    I attended 6 & 2 months of 7th grade and this school sucks the campus is nice the teachers are ok they don't focus so much on the education THERE IS A LOT OF BULLYING I've experienced and when you ask the administrators about it they totally ignore you I hate this school so much I go to Steinbrenner high school this is my freshman year so I recommend taking your kid to Martinez Middle School they're awesome helped me out a lot and everyone there is super nice and so is the staff! But Smith sucks truly

  • (1 year ago)

    Teachers should teach the kids a lot more then they do at this school and certainly not give the kids the answers to make it easier on them and not helping the kids understand. I would not recommend this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm not happy with this school at all. They have fought me from day one on getting my child the extra help needed. All of a sudden it's an issue for the teachers when I've been saying it all along. It's a joke really. Not only did the language arts teacher tell me that it's my job to correct grammar but gave me some websites to help. What is she there for then? I'd have better luck sitting my child in front of a computer!

  • (2 years ago)

    My daughter is in the seventh grade at Sergeant Smith. We have never really had a problem until this year. It seams her Spanish teacher is giving her and a few other students a hard time. I would have never taken this seriously if I hadn't heard this from other students and parents. One bad apple shouldn't spoil the whole reputation of this great school. Something really needs to be done about this teacher......

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a disable person and have call this school several time asking to help me with some used uniforms for my son he wanted to attent smith we live on a very limited income of 671 dollars a month for a family of 6 I do not ask for handout i am not a beger it was destiny that trow a curve at my health i have a brain tumors 2 an going thru radio therapy my son will not attent schooll this year i cant blame the people at sargent smith they probably do not have any uniform to donate but they at lease could call an tell me that.

  • (2 years ago)

    we have been part of this school for the past 2 years and my middle child will be entering in the year 2012/2013 Love the school and the teachers if they can get a handle on the bully situation would be great

  • (5 years ago)

    The AVID Prgram and those who run it is a great asset to the school and has been a great asset to my son's education.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is a great school both my children go there and they are very happy i feel fortunate that they have the opportunity to attend such a great schoo

  • (5 years ago)

    This School Is Very Good I Love This School And You Will Have A Great Time My Child Goes Here

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a middle school teacher and an elementary parent. I love this school. The atmosphere the academia the layout the location the school colors the teachers principal and the students air of happiness and yet academically focus.

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Overall score

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