School Details

Clermont Middle School

301 East Ave, Clermont, FL 34711
(352) 243-2460
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 719 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

55%
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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 2013
  • Lake County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

63%
51%
55%
59%
53%
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
  • Lake County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

40%
34%
51%
57%
52%
56%
51%
47%
47%
72%
72%
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.
78%
77%
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
  • Lake County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

96%
59%
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
  • Lake County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Clermont Middle School is a public middle school in Clermont. The principal of Clermont Middle School is Mr. Steve Benson and can be contacted at BENSONS@LAKE.K12.FL.US. 719 children attend Clermont Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Asian; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 2% of the Clermont Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 52% of the 719 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Clermont Middle School is 15:1. South Lake Montessori School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Ceramics sculpture
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 53% 57%
Asian 5% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Hispanic 23% 21%
Black, non-Hispanic 16% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 52% 57%
Limited English proficiency 2% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    My daughter came home from school crying again today. When a student has a difficult time retaining information or grasping concepts..humiliation anger and belittling the student in front of her peers is not the way to handle it. One math teacher at this school will be reported to this school board today. This is disgusting and unacceptable. She has been totally unprofessional and really has no business holding a job as a teacher. One incident is too much several is intolerable. I certainly won't let the matter rest until something is done.

  • (6 years ago)

    this school is overall best for education and pure excellence.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school teaches us alot if you have the right teachers. Some teachers are very helpful and make learning fun. On the other hand there are some teachers that are as boring as can be and you don't learn much. Some kids at our school are really mean and others are nice which you get in every school but the school does it's best to try and stop it like bullying programs and such.

  • (6 years ago)

    i went to clermont middle for the past 3 years i graduated last year. i meant some of the most amazing people at that school and had some of the best times of my life there. i still keep in contact with most of the kids i meant. some are still there. it is an amazing school!!!!!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am in 8th grade currently at this school. There is not much time left in the school year. A teacher has been fired and the entire school has been blown away by his firing. During the 8th grade I have had experiences where I do not feel safe and others have made me feel that way. There is alot of people at that school and you will get insulted alot. Very typical of a common middle school. I do not recommend people to attend it. The only good thing is Mr. Tolmach he is a very helpful teacher( He teaches band ). Gray middle school and windy middle school are much alike it but I believe are better. This is only my opinion

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a sixth grade student at Clermont Middle School. Unfortuanately I'm transfering to Windy Hill because my family has moved. Being at CLMS was one of the best experiences of my life. The teachers there are nice and actually there and the students are very friendly. The teachers make sure the students understand what they are teaching before they move on. The activities there are also great. They just had talent show auditions and although I won't go there I know it'll be a great success. They have great sports teams and they all work hard not only to win but to also have fun. CLMS is the best school.

  • (7 years ago)

    Never before have I encountered such rock solid sensitive thoughtful administration and I have worked in several school districts. As quality comes from the top down this is so essential. The teachers are for the most part diligent and dedicated. The extracurricular activities though plentiful would be more so if it were not for the focus on FCAT scores something forced on all public schools by the current NCLB system. The result of this is that students who need PE the most are often stuck in 7 straight periods of academics because of low FCAT scores. Some of these failing students would shine if the curriculum was more vocational yet vocational education hardly exists in Florida. This is a shame as this state needs people in the trades desparately. If the DOE could only partner with the needs of the community how wonderful that would be!

  • (7 years ago)

    So far my grandson has been attending Clermont Midddle School for 2 months and it has been a very positive experience for him. He attended a very good private school in New York City for seven years. I am so happy that Clermont has given him a school environment that he enjoys going to everyday. He loves the curricullum teachers and students. I am very please. Keep up the good job Clermont Administrators. Sincerely A Grandma with Peace of Mind )

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is the best one in clermont the teachers students and staff. They help when needed and discipline when needed and my time while i was there was just the greatest its the best one in clermont! I miss Mrs.Phelphs Mr.Curreri Mr.K and everdybody but most of all i miss my friends! Go Falcoms!

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a student going into grade 8 at Clermont Middle school and it is one of the most desoloate schools in Lake County.

  • (7 years ago)

    As a 6th grader at this school I believe its wonderful.All my teachers mr.Murtha mrs.Prakke mr.Tolmach mrs.Hariss ms.Shuman mr.Dotson and mrs.Miller a.K.A (ms.Miciek). Are wonderful teachers.The kids are also fun and nice.Its a really good school and we learn alot.Thats what I think about clermont middle school.As a student. Most adults on here dont know what its like here there they just follow on the information they dont know.But us students do know how it is to be a clermont middle school falcon.

  • (8 years ago)

    I learned so much at this school. They have so many amazing and wonderful teachers its unbelieveable! If only I could return!

  • (8 years ago)

    I agree! As a student here I think that some of the teachers should not be teaching and there are way too many kids. One of my clases has over 45 kids! But some classes are ok. Sometimes you don't feel real safe at the school.

  • (9 years ago)

    The overall quality of this school would increase if we had a smaller student to teacher ratio. Given the amount of student assignments these teachers have to sort through every day and the many students that are assigned to their class(on average about 175 students per day) I would say this school is average. Can you imagine the stress these teachers are under trying to give quality education to our children. If you have a hard time trying to keep up with your family think about how hard they work to keep up everyday. I am a parent who supports teachers and all the hard work they do. After all they spend more time with our kids then we do.

  • (9 years ago)

    Overall Clermont Middle is a 'OK' School. My kid is in 8th grade this year 05'. I just feel that it needs some improvement. Such as parent involvement. Before the school talks with the student they need to contact the parent to let them know what they are queationing them about. And allow the parent to be there when the school talks to them.The teachers that I have met and talk to have been good.

  • (9 years ago)

    Typical Florida public school. As a parent you need to take the initiative and follow up with the teachers. The teachers do not keep up as much as they should with the parents.

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