School Details

Charles S. Rushe Middle School

18654 Mentmore Boulevard, Pasco County, FL 34638
(813) 346-1200
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1285 students 18 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
  • Pasco County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
57%
56%
68%
54%
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
  • Pasco County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

65%
51%
47%
62%
56%
57%
60%
52%
49%
54%
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.
83%
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 2014
  • Pasco County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Charles S. Rushe Middle School is a public middle school in Land O Lakes. The principal of Charles S. Rushe Middle School is MR. DAVID A SALERNO, who can be contacted at DSALERNO@PASCO.K12.FL.US. 1,285 students go to Charles S. Rushe Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 45% of the Charles S. Rushe Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 91% of the 1,285 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Charles S. Rushe Middle School is 18:1. Imagine School at Land O Lakes is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 61% 66%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 6%
Asian 5% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4% 2%
Multiracial 3% 4%
Hispanic 25% 20%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 91% 53%
Limited English proficiency 45% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    My son is in 6th grade and he is receiving quality education. The staff at Rushe care about their student's success. My son loves everything about Rushe and often comments how great his school is! Sending him to this school was 100% the best decision for our family.

  • (7 months ago)

    I had a child who attended Rushe for 3 years and another for 2. We moved north and had to leave the school. The administration of this school is interested in the students' well being and their progress.The Principal sets high standards for excellence but also is constantly seeking ways to motivate the students and make Rushe a fun place to be.My two sons had excellent teachers.The administration is also fully supportive of the music program; the band program is excellent and leads to Sunlake which has one of the best bands in the state--lots of cooperation and interaction between the middle and high school bands.Rushe was a great place to be.We hate that our younger son did not get to finish his 8th grade year there.Kudos to the administration and the teachers! Despite County budget cuts they make things happen.Wonderful school.Especially loved the gifted program!School was well run safe and clean.Administration also very open and welcoming of parents;the Principal was always willing to listen to what a parent had to say and to deal with the problem. Only drawback is lack of volunteers but a core group still makes things happen (lucky for those who don't participate)

  • (10 months ago)

    Ugh. This school is horrible. Only a few of the teachers I liked during my 6th grade year. This school has a terrible environment student wise. Teacher wise the teachers called us names. Horrible names. Names that most definently should not be coming from a teacher towards a student. The teachers were so rude that me and my friends got to the point where we started to record them. Oh and I recommend packing a lunch because they feed you slop.{submitted by a student}

  • (1 year ago)

    This is an amazing school. My kids love it for those of u out there who are thinking to go to pine view middle school don't very bad school my children went there last year it was a horrible experience

  • (1 year ago)

    It's a great school. The teachers are very helpful.They will help with anything. Love the e-mail reminders and notifications. I really like their anti-bulling policies.

  • (1 year ago)

    I ts a very good school Im happy my boy was there fo2 yeas he love it an know my other girl is goin for her second year / submitted by a parent

  • (1 year ago)

    I cried on the last day of school because of how much I loved it. I have great friends amazing teachers and an exellent principal. I hope I can go there again for my 7th grade year!!!

  • (3 years ago)

    Last year was my daughter's 2nd year at Rushe. I was concerned the change in Adminst. would be disruptive or change things-but I was pleasantly surprised of the changes that did take place=the enforcement of the dress code that for years has been so lax at ALL Pasco schools. The new Principal is very 'by the book' & set up boundaries for students. My daughter was upset at first because she loves her flip-flops & ripped jeans but we stuck to the school rules that ironically have been in the code book all along-especially the low cleavage on those girls! I had seen 1st hand HOW low some girls are allowed by their parents to dress & I have been shocked! The new code addressed the 'distraction' of improper clothing & the unsafe flip flops (it is a 3 story building after all!) The students were given ample warning & still many were caught 'bucking the system' as teenagers tend to do-including my own daughter who changed into flip-flops but was caught. I punished her further at home for disobeying-I "parent-ed" my child so the school did not have to! I have to say it has been smooth sailing the past 2 years- we look forward to #3. Teacher support is amazing. We have not seen drug use

  • (4 years ago)

    I am wondering why the new principle is worrying so much about dress code when there is a serious drug problem at the school. When kids are pulling out drugs on the school bus I don't think in school suspension for dress code should be the main focus here. Over all there are many excellent teachers at Rushe and my child loves it

  • (4 years ago)

    My child has been a student at CSRMS since 6th grade and has had a wonderful experience until now. My child was sent to In School Suspension as a result of a violation of dress code. CSRMS has recently appointed a new principal and apparently the school has no other areas of concern to address other than dress code.Numerous students are being pulled out of their classrooms daily due to a tear in their pants. My child has had no disciplinary issues in the past and is an honor roll student- but it was necessary for her to be detained in ISS . The school's focus should be on EDUCATION not on FASHION.

  • (4 years ago)

    In March 2009 language arts teacher Kylene Nelson behaved in an intoxicated and lewd fashion. She was placed in protective custody at a mental health facility and hospitalized under the state's Baker act. She resigned shortly thereafter and told her story to a national audience on Inside Edition. In October 2006 while teaching at Seven Springs Middle School she was incapacitated through alcohol. She transferred to Rushe the following school year when it opened.

  • (4 years ago)

    Rushe is a great school the teachers and administrative staff is awesome. I am very concerned that they don't have any traditions with this school. Such as all the surrounding middle school have an 8th grade dance and many other socials throughout the year. At Rushe 2010 graduating class will be the first group that's been there sense day one. And another will be there to honor them but years to come no memories of middle school. (No dances field days yearbook signing party recognitions for 8th graders) Am I the only one that thinks this is unfair for the school not to have any dance/celebration for their graduating 8th grade class? Concerned Parent!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Rushe! It's so fun! I reccomend it to any student no matter your personality. CSRMS makes school exiting! They have so many activities after school I'm a cheerleader and love to cheer on my school!

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Rushe! This is my first year here and I will be going here 'till 8th grade. I'm glad! It's a great school.

  • (5 years ago)

    I've been in CSRMS for 3 years this being my last year. Everything that I've been going through leaves behind memories. The principle and assistance principle are all awesome. Not to forget about the teachers in school and the clubs they made. This school is just excellent in some way that can't be described.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Rushe Middle School!!! It is the best out there!!!!!!!! My kids go there and they loveeeeeeeeeee it!!! Way better than other schools! The princible here is top notch!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    i love my school its so big and some students are bullying other kids but the bullying changed after corpral stimac the copral at our school tought the classes of Rod Chamberlin in G.R.E.A.T Gang Resistence Education And Training

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