School Details

Denn John Middle School

2001 Denn John Lane, Kissimmee, FL 34744
(407) 935-3560
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1124 students 19 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 2014
  • Osceola County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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56%
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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 2014
  • Osceola County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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52%
57%
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49%
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56%
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.
76%
80%
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
  • Osceola County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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
  • Osceola County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Denn John Middle School is a public middle school in Kissimmee. The principal of Denn John Middle School is MS. ANNA CAMPBELL, whose e-mail is campbean@osceola.k12.fl.us. 1,124 students attend Denn John Middle School and identify as Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, and Multiracial. 2% of the Denn John Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 61% of the 1,124 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Denn John Middle School is 19:1. Faith Harvest Christian Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Latin

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 72% 57%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Multiracial 2% 3%
Asian 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 13% 11%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 26%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.1%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 61% 64%
Limited English proficiency 2% 18%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    hate the school kids curse way to much seen students bring hookah pens and other even bring weed and sell! terrible staff be always yelling at u no pda and even give you detention if you hug someone cafeteria food is horrible bread stick cheese is hard to eat and disgusting if you buy chips in school and want fo save them fprager when you are going to walk home staff will take snack away staff is ways yelling at you with that stank breath etc..good thing is we have to have mesh backpacks so you dont hide anythjng and you tuck in yohr shirt and wear a belt to look more of a uniform )

  • (1 year ago)

    Such a bad school. my last year there and they said I had to stand a certain distance between someone and i couldnt hug anyone? thats the stupidest thing ever. the teachers dont teach you they say what they will be teaching you show you a video then give you homework that is harder than what they taught you and wont help you even if you ask they will say that you should have payed attention. WORST.SCHOOL.EVER.

  • (1 year ago)

    i hate this school!!!! the majority of students curse at you most of the staff doesn't care about you at all and the principal has stupid rules where you cant eve hug somebody without it being pda. there are only a few good teachers in the school.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am not sure about the staff but the kids OMG!! Every time we go to a game against them all the kids there are cussing up at storm./ I think they teach the F word at this school! Where are the teachers and or parents to correct this behavior and language??

  • (4 years ago)

    Denn John Middle School is a great school to be part of because it aims to challenge students to achieve not just academic success but also embrace life. The administrators are very supportive of its teachers and staff. There are a lot of phenomenally talented students. A feeling of warmth greets you when you enter the school.

  • (5 years ago)

    it got discipline and all things i was hoping for

  • (5 years ago)

    I believe that the teachers and adminstrators at DJMS do care very much about all the childrens' education. The problem is usually that parents don't teach their children the fundementals at home...and then they are shocked when they are told that little Johnny is misbehaving or hit the teacher or is cussing like a sailor. Teachers need the parents to partner with them to give their children the best education available. The behavior issue is solely the parents' duty. My 11 year old attends DJMS and loves it but she is shocked at the language some students use and the lack of respect these kids have for any authority figure. Where do you think they get it from???

  • (5 years ago)

    My kids go here and its great it a little bit small but has great teachers they help your kids understand the class more and i just love it i dont regret putting them in that awesome school is also pretty! My daughter is going to 8th grade.also if your kid gets advanced clases they start high school credit in middle school! awesome school!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I attend Denn John Middle School as an 8th grade student and I believe that DJMS is an amazing school.

  • (6 years ago)

    i love this school!. after the FCAT they try to make you comfterable.. so after the test we can leave the stress behind -one of denn johns own students

  • (6 years ago)

    After going to HMS thinking it was the best school in central florida i realized i was wrong. Very wrong. DJMS is definetly the best school. The teachers are incredible the principal even better!! i absolutelty love this school. the advancement of technology here is amazing. the elctives are growing with 4 new electives( Drafting Ecology Technology and Sign Language) theres so many good stuff about it i cant even begin to describe how awesome this school is!!

  • (7 years ago)

    I think every school has issues. I dont agree with the parents that have posted negative comments about Denn John. There is a high involvement of the faculty and staff with the students. They do have activities for the kids. I also find it very easy to contact the teachers and speak with them face to face. I think that you should take some time and visit the school meet with the teachers and other staff. Ive had a very positive experience my daughter is now a 8th grader (and honors student) and has been at that school since the 6th grade. I have no complaints whatsoever. I always advice people that if you have some doubt or problem go ahead and schedule a techer-parent conference. I think keeping those communication lines open with the school helps a lot.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think Denn John MS has been a positive infulence in my children's education

  • (7 years ago)

    Denn John middle has improved significantly over the past few years. In part because of the new principal that the school has. I would not chose another school for my son

  • (7 years ago)

    I am very happy with my sons progress here in Denn John Middle school. The administration starting from the principal teacher and other staff members are doing an excellent job in the education of our children. Do not take my word for it just look at the grades that this school has received in the last two year. Great Work!

  • (8 years ago)

    I absoluttely love this school....amazing students with GREAT potential...safe enviroment awesome principals and teachers you will not forget for the longest time!! )

  • (8 years ago)

    Our child has been at DJMS for 5 months and we are very disappointed. Teachers appear to resent parental involvement. I agree children need rules and structure these should be applied with common sense. They have a A but only because they of improvement not quality.

  • (8 years ago)

    The school is far too overcrowded with large class sizes. The administration allows poorly behaved students to distract the good students from their learning. My child's education should not be compromised for those who don't know how to comport themselves in a learning environment. There is only one lab for the entire school and there just aren't many resources for students here. I would not recommend this school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Denn John Middle School is a great school! The teachers work very hard with the students to help them succeed. They are also really big into technology. There is also a 'family' feel at this school that makes it very welcome and supporting. They have very set rules that the students must follow which also helps them succeed. Some academic programs include the Baccalureate Placement Program Chorus Band Music Navy ROTC Ropes Course COMPASS Read 180 Keyboarding and many more! There are after school programs provided through the YMCA and the 21st Century Learning Grant. Parental involvement is high for concerts and other after-school activites. Parents can also write to their child's teachers through their agenda.

  • (10 years ago)

    DJMS consists of a close knit group of educators who are committed and caring towards the students. The discipline in the school is strong and strict maintaining an orderly campus. There is a zero tolerance for drugs and violence.

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