School Details

Matthew W. Gilbert Middle School

1424 Franklin Street, Jacksonville, FL 32206
(904) 630-6700
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 472 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

43%
47%
53%
38%
54%
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 2012
  • Duval County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

28%
47%
56%
22%
49%
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
  • Duval County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

20%
37%
47%
29%
53%
57%
24%
47%
49%
41%
54%
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.
72%
78%
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
  • Duval County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
58%
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
  • Duval County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Matthew W. Gilbert Middle School is a public middle school in Jacksonville. The principal of Matthew W. Gilbert Middle School is MS. JAMELLE GOODWIN and can be contacted at Wilcoxj1@duvalschools.org. 472 students attend Matthew W. Gilbert Middle School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 16% of the Matthew W. Gilbert Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 95% of the 472 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Matthew W. Gilbert Middle School is 15:1. Mattie V Rutherford Alt Ed Center is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band

Languages Taught

  • Arabic

Sports

  • Badminton

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 88% 44%
White, non-Hispanic 6% 38%
Hispanic 4% 9%
Multiracial 2% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.3% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 95% 50%
Limited English proficiency 16% 3%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (4 years ago)

    i really love this school i am going to the 8th grade and the teachers there are very good they try to help you the best they can and when is was in 7th grade ms.jones was a math teacher and that was my favorite teacher she is a down to earth person and very real.as the principle mr.daniels he is very cool also he want to see us good forward in your life and the kids there are perfect yea the kids there do fight but what school doesnt fight cause its alot of drama but "GO PANTHERS"

  • (5 years ago)

    Before my niece started at Gilbert we were really worried because we hadn't heard many 'good' things about the school. Thank Goodness we relied more on our faith than rumors because Gilbert is the best thing that has ever happened to my niece. She loves going to this school and her grades have improved tremendously. She even made the AB Honor Roll this semester and she hadn't done that in years. The principal and the teachers are awesome and she loves to learn. She hated math at Susie Tolbert but now loves it. I love that the young men aren't allowed to wear sagging pants and have MUST tuck in their shirts. They look like young gentlemen in the hallways. There is so much good going on at this school and I pray that her next next two years are as great as the first.

  • (5 years ago)

    im in 8th grade and i love gilbert..so sad i gotta leave it should be a high school.seriously!

  • (7 years ago)

    i'm in 7th grade and the teachers are really nice.

  • (7 years ago)

    Matthew Gilbert is the most wonderful school ever! The teachers are wonderful and we learn alot! Eve though this school is in a bad neiborhood it's still great and we still learn alot. Yes parents don't do anything but still do you even think that parents would?

  • (9 years ago)

    Out of five stars I give Matthew w. Gilbert Middle School two stars. I give two out of five stars beacause the acadimic programs are horrable in most schools they have 6 to 8 classes Matthew Gilbert only has four. But there is alot of homework for each class. The electives are also bad the princapal has said the students can choose their own elective but no students are aloud to choose there own elective. the level of parent involvementis currently about 34% out of 100%.

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