School Details

Key Largo School

104801 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL 33037
(305) 453-1255
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades PK-8 880 students 13 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

59%
53%
58%
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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
  • Monroe County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

58%
66%
61%
64%
62%
60%
81%
79%
83%

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.
83%
80%
81%

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
  • Monroe County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

61%
60%
55%
74%
66%
60%
63%
63%
53%

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
  • Monroe County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
58%
52%
69%
61%
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 2012
  • Monroe County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

71%
61%
55%
73%
65%
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
  • Monroe County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

51%
37%
51%
65%
61%
56%
66%
55%
47%
88%
77%
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.
80%
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 2012
  • Monroe County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
71%
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
  • Monroe County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Key Largo School is a public middle school in Key Largo. The principal of Key Largo School is Mrs. Julia Hoar. 880 students attend Key Largo School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 4% of the Key Largo School students are "limited in English proficiency." 56% of the 880 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Key Largo School is 13:1. Hurricane Island Outward Bound is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 52% 52%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 10%
Hispanic 40% 34%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 44%
Limited English proficiency 4% 8%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am Hispanic and I had not seen any discrimination. I have not been long in the school. I will give it until the end of this year before moving my son to another school. I HATE the insecurity of the place. Any one can walk in and out with no one questioning. I had done it many times. On December 21 2012 I when inside school so see an event. When the even was over I took my son out of school early. I pass couple teaches and a policewoman. I had no pass from the office. No one stop me to ask who I was and why I was taking a small boy out school. It is not safe. The keys are a very friendly and save environment but you can not fall sleep with safety.

  • (2 years ago)

    My kids are off to a great start! Wonderful Staff! Wonderful Principal and Assistant Principals. They all care. So proud to be a part of it all! If you are having problems talk to them; you'll see...

  • (2 years ago)

    It is painful when things change but such is the case when the new principal took over 3 years ago. Obviously a huge decline. First graders told to use calculators as oppossed to teaching them math. Honor roll for B average? Awards to EVERYONE to the point of being meaningless. Teachers too busy on their laptops to teach obviously riding it until retirement. Administration ambivalent to any issue more important than the tater tots for lunch.

  • (4 years ago)

    I love Key Largo School! I went there when I was younger and now my son is in kindergarten there this year. He loves it. The staff is all great. They put the kids first. I also love seeing the same faces still teaching after all these years!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is great! I just wanted to know if any parents knows what style dance they teach in their dance department thank you.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our family moved to the Keys due to difficulties. I appreciated the confidentiality provided by children concerning the situation. Not a word was said the staff just welcomed them with open arms and began working what I can only describe as magic. My children are active in the many school activities and love all the focus on environmental studies This school literally had a vocabulary parade with the entire school dressing as a word. It was amazing and a great way to promote reading. Living in the Keys is Paradise due to Key Largo School.

  • (4 years ago)

    We moved to the upper keys 3 years ago from Miami and I feel like we moved to another planet. My youngest son is in kindergarten (Ms. Pam's class) and attends this great school. The whole school staff is wonderful and friendly. Ms. Pam is the sweetest teacher I have ever met. I don't think there's another school that has as many activities as this school has. I have a 17 year old so I've been through elementary and middle school before and I honestly have to say that this school should be nominated the best school of the Nation. GREAT SCHOOL!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is the best one you can get! All the teachers really care and are willing to take time to help with work we are having trouble with! the only thing I dislike is the lack of sports there is only Track Basketball and Volleyball any other sport with be the team for key largo- But all in all I love this school and so does everyone else that goes to it !

  • (4 years ago)

    It is refreshing to meet and my child work with a group of professionals always willing to go the extra mile. Creative people! My child loves his school. He is proud to be a Key Largo School Tornado

  • (5 years ago)

    It has the best teachers and the school is like a family. I call it the happy school. The principal and rest of the staff are always available for you and your child. They really do care.This school wants every child to have the best education.

  • (5 years ago)

    What makes Key Largo school such a great school is the Principal/s and teachers. They are all visable proactive concerned and involved. The new school is beautiful.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son went to this school for K-2. We left because we relocated but we think very highly of it. And now that the school is getting a new building which it badly needed it will definitely be better. The principal is fantastic and we were lucky to have Ms Pam Ms Ingegno and Ms Bernal for K- 2. My son loved the school and the we really appreciated the way the teachers handled our situation during after a family tragedy. There is definitely a lot of emphasis on the FCAT but children who excel are also catered to. Great school.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school. Most of the teachers are excellent and concerned. The teachers my children have had were quick to identify problems &quick to identify the need for evaluation for advanced classes. The principals are student oriented they are visible to the students and parents doing bus duty etc and are easy to contact and meet with. The school has many programs DARE character education. There is always room for improvement and I believe that is recognized all the way up the 'chain of command' to the Superintendent.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school has very high standards and keeps parents informed of almost all up coming events. KLS is a wonderful school with well experienced teachers. Any child or parent would defitinly love this school.

  • (8 years ago)

    Awesome school! The teachers and the staff were always supportive of my daughter.

  • (9 years ago)

    Wonderful school. The teacher are highly trained and experienced. The school has a family like atmosphere.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have a handicapped child in Key Largo School and I am very disappointed with the quality of his education. There is very little available to him and the ESE department is not responsive to parents concerns.

  • (11 years ago)

    this school is an excellent school. my daughter went to this and was very happy with the teachers and principals. i think any child would love it here.

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