School Details

Howard W. Bishop Middle School

1901 NE 9th St, Gainesville, FL 32609
(352) 955-6701
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 675 students 14 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 2012
  • Alachua County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

52%
51%
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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
  • Alachua County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

29%
39%
51%
58%
56%
56%
56%
51%
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84%
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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.
77%
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
  • Alachua County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

98%
66%
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 2012
  • Alachua County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Howard W. Bishop Middle School is a public middle school in Gainesville. The principal of Howard W. Bishop Middle School is Mr. Mike Gamble, whose e-mail is bms@gm.sbac.edu. 675 children attend Howard W. Bishop Middle School and identify mostly as Multiracial; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 0.4% of the Howard W. Bishop Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 56% of the 675 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Howard W. Bishop Middle School is 14:1. Sidney Lanier Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • French
  • 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
Multiracial 5% 5%
Hispanic 5% 8%
Black, non-Hispanic 48% 36%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 39% 46%
Asian 3% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 49%
Limited English proficiency 0.4% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a 7th grade academy student and I love this school! The teachers are great and make learning fun. They will assist you if you need helf. and go out of there way to make sure you make your best effort!

  • (4 years ago)

    My son is in 7th grade at the HBMS Academy! It has been a great challenging program for him a perfect fit. It is a great place for a child who is self motivated and able to be independent with school work. Technology is as good as they make it out to be. Math is challenging with different levels of teaching in each grade. Science is very creative. World HIstory truly expands your child's imagination of the world around us. Language arts leaves a bit to be desired. The course is not big into reading classic novels or critical about kids writing. In general it is probably the school's weakest subject! Band has always been a fun class for the kids with concerts to showcase their work. However with only one band teacher this year it can get a bit chaotic there.. Great education overall.

  • (5 years ago)

    The high ratings for this school which is actually two schools in one must have come from the gifted academy parents. Mainstream teachers get precious little parental involvement and endure frequent violent disruptions among the students.

  • (6 years ago)

    i attend Howard bishop Middle school and i have been going there for three years now. I am an 8th grader and i am in the academy of gifted and technology studies and it is the best program ever! Of course your gonna say your school is the best but when i was a 6th grader i wanted to attend Lincoln people say we are worse than they are but they have fights every other day and we have won the mathematics competitions since before i was a student they may have a bigger school but we have the academic scores! and also we have the best teachers around especially the math teachers in the academy which are Mr. Rummel Mrs. Masuda and Ms. Emma they are the best teachers and the really prepare us for high school

  • (6 years ago)

    Music program at HBMS is great. The 8th grade academy teachers are incredible!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is great. It has the best academic program around. It is high- staked.

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm not worried at all about my child as she climbs up the steps of her bus on hervway to school. When she gets to HBMS I know she'll be in a safe enviorment where there are loving teachers and staff there to keep her safe.

  • (7 years ago)

    Im a student at Howard Bishop a 8th grader to be exact. It has great faculty in cluding tachers students and you deffinatly learn a great deal. It is not the prettiest school as far as looks though and sometimes thats annoying but it is great with academics. you get to take tachnology as a class unlike many other schools. I used to type 14 words per minute now i type 96 words per minute. Its great with acedemics and students can really excel at Howard Bishop.

  • (9 years ago)

    the acadamy program at hoard bishop middle school is both exciting and educational. each teacher plan has a focus on individual subject while intertwinig all other subjects together. all five main subject teachers combine their lesson plans to create an individualized learning process. the teacher's are very accessable and are available for any questions. the focus for each student is goal oriented and each student is treated as an individual not a group.

  • (10 years ago)

    The Academy of Gifted and Talented at Howard Bishop Middle School is absolutely the most nurturing and enriching enviornment for middle school students. The science and technology program is excellent. All of the Academy teachers are truly gifted certified and are extremely knowledgeable in teaching the gifted student. My daughter attended HBMS in her 6th grade year and we were devistated to have to move and leave this fantastic school behind. For more information on the Gifted Academy of Science and Technology at Howard Bishop Middle School just visit their website. It is a fantastic magenet program.

  • (10 years ago)

    HBMS is the best school ever! The teachers are excited and willing. The kids and teachers earn respect for eachother and the subjects. The principal and VP are also very into what they do and run the school well. They have pride in what they have succeeded in and the kids are motivated by the many awards HBMS has already earned. It is the perfect school to send your kids to.

  • (10 years ago)

    HBMS is by far the worst school I've ever attended. While I'm not a parent I do know the school very well. I've been a student for two years. The teachers don't seem to know what they're doing and spend the majority of class time showing off their emotional problems or letting the class watch TV. The work that is rarely assigned is never graded. Any parents that are reading this please don't send your child here. While some people will think I'm being harsh I'm only being honest.

  • (10 years ago)

    I think HBMS is a great school! The teachers are energetic and the principal and vice principals are very enthusiastic and try to get the students involed in many activities. The deans are very good I have heard hear both sides of the stories regardless of what the referral states. The students are very determined to learn and that makes HBMS great!

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