School Details

Lake Worth Community Middle School

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
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

34%
58%
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56%
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
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

32%
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39%
58%
57%
30%
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49%
55%
65%
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.
78%
84%
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
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

90%
71%
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
  • Palm Beach County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lake Worth Community Middle School is a public middle school in Lake Worth. The principal of Lake Worth Community Middle School is MS. TANYA DANIEL and can be contacted at lakeworthms@palmbeachschools.org. 997 students attend Lake Worth Community Middle School and are mostly Native American or Native Alaskan; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 9% of the Lake Worth Community Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 74% of the 997 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lake Worth Community Middle School is 14:1. St Luke School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Native American or Native Alaskan 7% 0.7%
White, non-Hispanic 7% 34%
Hispanic 49% 31%
Black, non-Hispanic 35% 29%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Multiracial 1% 3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74% 60%
Limited English proficiency 9% 11%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    my child has attended this school for the last 2 yrs. unfortunately he has encountered a serious bullying problem. he is very quiet & keeps to himself & for that he a target. i have brought this to the attention of the staff on many many occasious.. i would strongly advise any parent against registering your child in this prison (middle school). i am very involved in my child's curriculum that is why i am very concerned.. school should be a pleasant experience..worst school ever...unfortunately i am forced to give this school 1 star because you can not leave it blank.. they deserve nothing..

  • (5 years ago)

    This school does teach very well. There may be a few improvements.Though.

  • (5 years ago)

    I happen to like this school. A few changes though I think it would be fair if the students actually had a say in what to wear. But other than that the school is doing a great job. Go LWCMS!

  • (5 years ago)

    I have a child in this school and it has been a not so good experience. There seems to be a real disrespect for parents from the staff. As there are so few parents involved I think that this is counteproductive. Also to echo the review from another parent the school needs for gang prevention programs as this is an obvious problem. Our children need a nurturing place to learn and be prepared for a reposible prosperous life. They do not need peer pressure to join gangs to survive. Staff needs to communicate batter with parents and among each other as often it seems they do not. I would have liked to have given the school a better rating but then I would have liked my child to have had a better education as well. More programs more communication less attitude towards parents. God Bless America.

  • (6 years ago)

    I find that lwms needs more communication between staff and teachers and counselors. one hand does not know what the other hand is doing.

  • (6 years ago)

    Lake Woth Middle School is a great school. Out of all the schools ive been to this was my favorite that school tought me alot more than any school i have been to. The teachers may not always understand some of your prombles you may have in your subjects but they try in every way to help you. Dont even get me started on the principle he is a great principle. He lets us have fun but still be prepared and ready for anything.With this in mind i want every parent out there to now that maybe lake worth middle may not be in the right area but they do know how to teach there students and still have fun. So Lake Worth Middle School keep up the great work.

  • (7 years ago)

    I've got two kids at the school with one I've had bad experiences and the other an okay experience. I think the school needs to revamp the discipline strategy and concentrate on the real trouble makers of the school. I think there is a lack of respect for parents from the entire staff. I have always been there when asked and been there when I wasn't asked. I also think the school would benefit from outreach programs and guest speakers on gangs since the problem in Lake Worth is rampant and also tolerance lessons. I also strongly believe that the kids need to be taught as much as they can not taught just enough to pass the FCAT. Parents it's out job to teach our kids respect of themselves and respect of others. If I could put my kids in a different school I would in a heartbeat.

  • (7 years ago)

    it is a good school! lake worth middle is a very good school! my kids love that school and very good that they enjoy going there so in my book its a school!

  • (8 years ago)

    My son attended LWMS for the sixth grade and he brought his grades up to honor roll but the quality of the work is very poor. He is not getting prepared for the next level. The teachers rarely give homework. Children are not expected to be a high achiever they are not allowed to bring home their textbooks to reinforce what they are learining in class. I am trying to get him in another middle school to finish and hopefully make up a wasted year and prepare him for a good high school and college. You have to exert too much effort just to get the basics from them. LWMS is terrible. Choose another school.

  • (9 years ago)

    i am fairly happy with the school. No big problems. My kids enjoy themselves.

  • (10 years ago)

    I believe that this is a really great school very well mainained and the teachers are wonderful. My daughter raised her grades to straight a's in this school so I believe its a wonderful school!

  • (11 years ago)

    The safety and discipline at this school could be better as well as the Principal leadership and teacher quality.

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(based on 18 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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