School Details

Okeeheelee Middle School

2200 Pinehurst Dr, Greenacres, FL 33413
(561) 434-3200
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1475 students 16 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
  • Palm Beach average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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
  • Palm Beach average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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54%
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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.
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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
  • Palm Beach average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Okeeheelee Middle School is a public middle school in Greenacres. The principal of Okeeheelee Middle School is Dr. David Samore, whose e-mail is okeeheeleems@palmbeachschools.org. 1,475 children attend Okeeheelee Middle School and identify mostly as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Multiracial. 11% of the Okeeheelee Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 75% of the 1,475 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Okeeheelee Middle School is 16:1. Summit Christian School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 63% 30%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 29%
White, non-Hispanic 14% 35%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.7%
Asian 1% 3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 75% 55%
Limited English proficiency 11% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Wondering why a school would have lockers with no intention of letting kids use them. Instead have kids carry a book bag fool of books. My daughter was asked to leave her bag unattended. When she returned money was missing from her bag which I had to replaced because it was for a school fund raiser. A little bullying but was handle promptly after I went to school to complain.

  • (1 year ago)

    All of their teachers are hand picked by their dictator ruler Mr. Awesome. That's how they keep those kids in line so well.

  • (1 year ago)

    They have a great principal Dr Samore and a great band director Mrs. Sarah Shearon-Smith

  • (1 year ago)

    Okeeheelee Middle School offers a prestige choice program titled the INTERNATIONAL SPANISH ACADEMY. The academy is a program created for students with spanish roots it allows them to be educated about their country of origin as well as many hispanic cultures. It is a Title 1 school with a variety of choices in academics athletics and arts. In the field of athletics however Okeehelee is limited to Soccer Track & Field Lacrosse Flag Football Baseball Basketball Volleyball and other popular sports. Okeeheelee is also dedicated to the arts including band and drum line chorus painted art dance and drama. The school also has a number of before and after school activities and clubs. The most popular being chess weight lifting Latin and Greek club SECME the National Junior Honor Society and many more.

  • (2 years ago)

    I feel this school is very good except for the teacher communication.... My daughter did very well and Im happy with her hard work in advace classes and being in the ISA... the biggest problem I have is thatwe where told that our kids would get in the ISA if they attended a dual language program since Kindergarden and since my daughter is in it we thought my san would get in... this is not how it work so before you sign your kids up for the choice program know that they will have to take an exam and may not get in this program... Im sad about this because my kids will have to go to 2 diffrent middle schools and my son wont be able to contine his spanish education. good luch

  • (3 years ago)

    i think this is a goooooood school its clean and very nice i like the spainsh classes the gym and the sports next year im going yayay -)

  • (4 years ago)

    okeeheelee is one of the best schools you can send your child to.. i have just graduated from okeeheelee .. i was in the class of 2009-2010.. some of the best memories of my life were there at okeeheelee middle school ... i will never forget my teachers as i hope they will never forget me ... okeeheelee is an overall fantastice school ... everyone is family .. i have also been in the band program for my 3 years at okeeheelee .. our band program is awsome ... our band director is a teacher i will never forget ... she is awsome .. i have also been on the drumline for my 3 years i was there...and i have loved it ... alot of my memories were made in the school and i will always keep them right in my heart ..

  • (4 years ago)

    I think Okeeheelee is a great school. I love the Spanish program over there and it has helped me with my Spanish. The school has great discipline and the teachers are awesome. The safety at the school is very good as I feel very safe whenever I go to school each day. I feel like Okeeheelee is a great school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a student at Okeeheelee and I think it's a wonderful school. The Spanish Academy program is great and I have improved on my Spanish since being there. The school is safe and the teachers are great the discipline is taken very seriously and it is overall a great school. The principal could interact with the students more though.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a student at Okeeheelee and it's an alright school. I don't exactly agree with most of the strict rules that they think is of our best interest. No offense but they treat eleven twelve and thirteen year olds a bit too seriously. They are trying really hard to reach out to parents though and see what they can do to make their school a little bit better. Nevertheless the spanish academy system they have is great and you can pick up the language easily as long as your willing to learn. Good luck!

  • (5 years ago)

    I go to Okeehelee now +& personally I love it but one thing i don't really like is how diverse it is..i guess that could go both ways good or bad..Also Dr. Samore is cool but should interact with us students more often! My previous principals talked to us +& knew our names but as freinds not because we were in their office every other day..do you know what I mean? I'm not too crazy about the dress code but hey; who would be? And the locker issue kind of bothers me becuase i've alwasy see nloskerso n t.v. +& stuff and was looking foward to it but that's defenitly just like whateverr. Anyways the teachers are amazingg! And they have an amazing band program<3 anyways if you're sending your child to any other school other than Okeeheelee think it over because OMS is awesomee! I absolutly recomend it!

  • (6 years ago)

    I was an 8th grader in 06-07. Okeeheelee Middle was a great experience. The school is pretty much like family everyone knows each other well. The teachers are pretty awesome. Once you leave Okeehelee you want to go back!

  • (6 years ago)

    i go to okeeheelee middle and sinceraly it is the best school in this county. The teachers are extrodinary and my classmates rock.

  • (7 years ago)

    Okeeheelee middle was a fun school to be in but like almost all middle school you haave to start from the beginning of 6th rade just to have many friends i new alot of people in okeeheelee and i was cool with everyone.we had so much fun though teachers let us do whatever we felt like doin most of the time now im attending Congress middle a choice magnet school for 8th grade i really enjoy my new school..but of course will never forget my old friends in okeeheelee.i would never regret the fact of leaving okeeheelee

  • (7 years ago)

    You have so many friends there and the best teachers who make learning fun!

  • (7 years ago)

    I just left okeeheelee and I loved it it is a great place. It a great school

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter attended okeeheelee for three years. I feel that it is the best middle school in the county. Thank you Dr. Samore for your no nonsense attitude which is exactly what is needed with middle schoolers. The dress code is wonderful the clear and mesh backpacks solved many problems. Keep up the good work! Maude Clayborn

  • (7 years ago)

    I just grad.Okeeheelee and i was so happy to leave. it just seemed like a jail. There were some good things about the school though. The band program is great. Ms. Shearon is the best. i loved being in her class. And my 6th grade L.A was really cool. Okeeheelee is known for there fights but there are really no fights at all. I felt safe. But one thing the principal needs to interact more with the kids. sometimes i didnt think he was there. I have friends that go to Okeeheelee and they have the sliding scheldue and they hate it. I did have some fun days at okeeheelee though well rarely

  • (8 years ago)

    I got to OMS & honestly if you had another choice for a school i would say go to that one. because Okeeheelee will defently make or break your child. And most of the people i kno that go there have been 'broken' the teachers are wonderful & so is the principal & staff but it is the students that attend there that will make you think twice about going.

  • (9 years ago)

    I recently graduated from Okeeheelee Middle School and honestly I was more than happy to leave. I don't think the principal is involved enough with the students. Unless you are being suspended don't expect any attention from him. The teachers are decent and violence in the school really isn't very bad. There are very few fights and I never felt as if I were in danger. I once filed a complaint about one of my teachers and the guidance office put my name on it and showed it to the teacher who then confronted me about it. That was very wrong. We don't even have lockers! We are required to carry clear or mesh backpacks for 'safety.' Okeeheelee is not a great school.

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