School Details

Lake Alfred-Addair Middle School

925 North Buena Vista Drive, Lake Alfred, FL 33850
(863) 295-5988
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 758 students 12 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
  • Polk County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

25%
41%
56%
32%
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
  • Polk County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

13%
28%
47%
28%
48%
57%
23%
39%
49%
39%
48%
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.
57%
74%
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
  • Polk County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
56%
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
  • Polk County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lake Alfred-Addair Middle School is a public middle school in Haines City. The principal of Lake Alfred-Addair Middle School is MS. LINDA RAY, who can be contacted at linda.ray@polk-fl.net. 758 children attend Lake Alfred-Addair Middle School and are mostly Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 11% of the Lake Alfred-Addair Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 56% of the 758 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Lake Alfred-Addair Middle School is 12:1. Discovery Academy of Lake Alfred is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Video film production

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Cross country
  • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 35% 29%
White, non-Hispanic 32% 44%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 29% 21%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.7% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.5%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 56% 45%
Limited English proficiency 11% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (9 months ago)

    This school is very out of control there are many kids doing many bad thing (smoking on campus ) etc . Kids skiping classes at least 1 fight a week in that school its so sad to say they wanna be the # 1 school in polk county when the school has many bad rating and over all the school is messed up and yes im a student deans are called in classes everyday and people get bullied !DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS TO THIS SCHOOL

  • (9 months ago)

    As an actual student I think I can provide an accurate description. This was my first year at Lake Alfred and I came in as an 8th grader. Coming all the way from Virginia I knew absolutley no one. I made wonderful friends and met exciting people. At the end of the school year I graduated with top honors in PE Science and History. I was a straight A student and had all advanced classes. The teachers here aren't there to shove information down your throat but more to actually guide you in life. My teachers are who I'll miss the most in high school. They knew when it was okay to joke around but also knew when work had to be done. Most of the kids are terrible as I've seen walking through the halls but honestly if you don't mess with them they won't bother you. You just have to be willing to give it your all so you can be in the advanced classes away from those trouble makers. Lake Alfred is a magical school where you'll make friends with the most amazing people. Lake Alfred is a place you'll truly miss. Lake Alfred is a part of me and I'm very proud to call myself a patriot.

  • (9 months ago)

    The Principal and Office Staff are exceptionally firendly competent and go out of their way to help students and parents. The Principal makes announcements every morning and afternoon in order to ensure that students are safe and that procedures are efficent. She's really done an excellent job keeping the students safe and making an orderly environment. Kudos!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I Just graduated from Lake Alfred. I was there for 7th and 8th grade. My 7th grade year was horrible. At one point there was a gang fight right outside my classroom. But if you do not give Mrs. Linda Ray a big round of applause you should be ashamed. my 8th grade year was a wonderful experience. It proved what school should be like. She has done marvelous changes with the schools over all performance and the individuals. She worked her best too keep in line and most importantly make them feel important. I would highly recommend sending any child there.

  • (1 year ago)

    This Is School Is Not As Bad As Many People Think. I Just Graduated From The 8th Grade. We Just a New Principal New Staff Members And New Teacher Trust Me These Guys Did Not Play Around. Sure There Were Fights But Its Middle School What Can You Expect. The New Teachers Really Did Care. I Attended This School For 3 Years. Never Was There Any Jumping Or Kids Smoking Around. This School Is Now Better Its Now a C School.

  • (1 year ago)

    If you value your children's education safety and LIFE DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO THIS RATHOLE! For god sakes peole get jumped 24/7! GET YOUR KIDS ON THE ACADEMIES LIST OR HOMESCHOOL!!!!FLVS is a better education supplementer than this dump. The teachers don't care and kids are RUDE!

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm a teacher at Lake Alfred-Addair Middle School and I can Honestly say that I'm going to quit. The kids are so rude disrespectful and out of control. These girls interrupted my lesson in order to dance to bounce music called "Twerking" For god sake one young man who I reprimanded told me that if I called his mother she would beat me down. There is no structure no learning and no self control. FCAT's next week and I HIGHLY DOUBT that we will pass since the academics are terrible. One girl yelled at me so bad she made me cry because of my ill mothers passing. Overall they can't pay me enough for this job.

  • (2 years ago)

    i had to remove my son too he got attacked i never seen my son with a busted lip until he went to that school when i was sitting waiting to speak to someone there was a kid telling the staff wait until my mom get here like she was going to beat them down so sad...i never saw anything like it in my life

  • (2 years ago)

    There are fights every day and the teacher's are not able to control the students.

  • (3 years ago)

    I attended this school a few years back. Honestly I have to say this school is terrible when I attended every time you turned a corner there was a group of thugs and thuggets smoking out. There were fights every which way and kids ran the place. If you werent top dog or ran with top dog you werent anything and youd either get beat down or ran of school. I left the school because a kid wouldnt leave me be to my studies and one day even attacked me on my own street. So I had a restraining order placed against him and the laws of the restraining order stated we were to not attend classes together or lunch because HE attacked me. Instead of replacing him in different classes and lunch I was placed back into 6th grade classes and lunch. While i was repeating a grade my attacker was getting his full education. Why? I do not know nor care. Fact is this school is terrible. And id suggest you keep your children as far away from this school as you can. Unless you want them to either become victims or offenders. Because one or the other is guarenteed to happen. Plainly put. Worse school I have ever attended in my life. Now im struggling because of THIS schools mistake. Thank you!

  • (3 years ago)

    I have heard SO many BAD things about this school like lots of fights bad kids beating up and somethings that are unmentionable on this GreatSchool's site. This school doesn't even DESERVE to be on this page because it's NOT a GreatSchool AT ALL. The bus is totally inappropriate on what the boys and girls are doing HOW did this come to this? Why would the principal allow this?? How many times has this school been on lockdown??

  • (4 years ago)

    I went to this school for my whole middle school career and let me tell you it's worse than you people have heard or think. Kids run the school. The staff is there to ensure that no one kills each other. To be honest I'm surprised that no one has died or been put into a coma from kids beating each other to pieces. I watched the school fall apart. I finally left last year and I found out what real school was like. I highly advise that you keep your children as far away from this school as you can.

  • (4 years ago)

    This school is out of control. We had to transfer my daughter to this school after we moved. The teachers seem to care for the kids but their hands are tied by higher ups. Their is no leadership. The "bad" kids run the school with no fear. My daughters 45 min bus ride each way is a lesson on rapping swearing and overall how to become a thug in one school year. The state needs to do something NOW. If you are moving to the area get your kids on the academy waiting lists!

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is terrible. It appears they are only babysitting the kids and send them on their way at the end of the day. It appears that no one cares to really take time and help the students with one on one time

  • (5 years ago)

    i am going to be a 7th grader this year and i hope this school will be better than i think i just dont like it how there is no sports do they want us students to be 400 pounds i hope not.

  • (5 years ago)

    i go to this skool and trust me it aint good as it sounds..there are so many problems its not even funny ive been here since it became a middle school and it is terrible!!!nothing is organized and the administrators lie to us students all the time!!

  • (6 years ago)

    my son goes here and he was in the allstate honors band and the all county band of 09

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is a very good school. They're trying hard to improve on everything.

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter loves it especially the band teacher.She's great.(Miss Meroni !)

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is very unorganized I have 2 daughters in this school and I'm not at all happy with the school I'm looking to put them in another school this is the first year they have been in this school and its a nightmare.

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