School Details

Ruth Rains Middle School

981 County Road 351, Cross City, FL 32628
(352) 498-1346
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 447 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

44%
43%
53%
62%
62%
60%

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
  • Dixie County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

50%
50%
56%
61%
61%
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
  • Dixie County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
53%
47%
53%
53%
57%
50%
50%
49%
47%
47%
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.
85%
85%
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
  • Dixie County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
47%
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
  • Dixie County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Ruth Rains Middle School is a public middle school in Cross City. The principal of Ruth Rains Middle School is MS. ALEXA MILLS, who can be contacted at alexamills@dixie.k12.fl.us. 447 students go to Ruth Rains Middle School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 72% of the 447 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Ruth Rains Middle School is 15:1. Riverside Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Theater drama

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 9% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 84% 84%
Hispanic 4% 4%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.09%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0% 0.09%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 72% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter likes the seventh grade curriculum and finds the larger school enjoyable as she has more friends here. She was able to shift to advanced math with the help of the principal to challenger her more. That has kept her progressing from her prior school which was a parochial school in Texas. I met the teachers at their open house and all appeared to be very dedicated. So far we are happy with the results.

  • (10 years ago)

    They desire to be an FCAT 'A' school undue pressure and preparation on students to achieve this 'for the school' sad! Many students have very poor reading skills how did they make it from an 'A' rated Elementary School. Maybe we need guidance from Tallahassee.

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