School Details

Pine View Middle School

5334 Parkway Blvd, Land O'Lakes, FL 34639
(813) 794-4800
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 908 students 14 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 2013
  • Pasco average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

74%
55%
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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 2013
  • Pasco average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

68%
53%
51%
66%
55%
56%
59%
48%
47%
83%
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.
87%
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 2013
  • Pasco average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

99%
63%
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 2013
  • Pasco average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Pine View Middle School is a public middle school in Land O Lakes. The principal of Pine View Middle School is Ms. Jennifer M Matthews-crosby, who can be contacted at JCROSBY@PASCO.K12.FL.US. 908 students go to Pine View Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 2% of the Pine View Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 38% of the 908 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at Pine View Middle School is 14:1. Charles S. Rushe Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Computer arts
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 65% 67%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 6%
Multiracial 4% 4%
Asian 3% 2%
Hispanic 22% 20%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.4%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 55%
Limited English proficiency 2% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I am so grateful that we transferred my child to this school after a horrible year at the school we are zoned for. She has had a great experience here. The principal and vice principal are smart ladies that are involved and caring. This place has it's act together.

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to Pine View Middle School for my 6th and 7th grade year. Currently I am in the 8th grade. I am now in Florida Virtual School and it is much more challenging then the PVMS gifted program ever was. But at the time I thought I was getting a good education which you will its just that there are other choices that may be a lot better. There are drugs throughout the school one guy actually got arrested. But take it from a student if you stay away from that you will be perfectly fine. The only reason my parents pulled me out was because we wanted to do some traveling and to get me ready for my AP courses. The gifted program is a lot more secluded then the rest of the school but you still have other friends that aren't in the "Cheetah's" team because your electives are mixed up with other people. I had all A's except for math which is not my strong subject I had B's all year. The math teacher for 6 and 7 is horrible! I've heard the 8th gr teacher is good though. The English teacher is AMAZING! There are still some "cliques" going on but its not that bad. Overall this school is amazing! I loved it there but you may still be able to find a better choice.

  • (2 years ago)

    Our child is a straight A Honor Roll student & actually likes the majority of teachers. Our problem is the administration. There is a lack of effort put forth to be a cohesive school with both student & parent participation. The principal doesn't have a clue as to what clubs/groups are meeting and when. The PTSA holds its meetings at a time that is extremely inconvenient for working parents & isn't (can't?) willing to change. The faculty don't seem to want to help the PTSA accomplish any of its fundraising goals. The administration doesn't encourage faculty participation any more than they encourage parent/student participation. The new assistant principal brought in Fall 2012 shoots down many of the PTSA efforts even when the majority of members are in agreement. Many school functions are held immediately after school & end around 5pm but the administration complains about the lack of parent support/participation! The majority of teachers are good & do the best they can within the strict teaching guidelines but the administration starting with the principal needs to be completely revamped. Someone with enthusiasm & new ideas for participation needs to be brought in.

  • (2 years ago)

    I would highly recommend this school! My son has recently been attending a private school we started noticing the lack of teaching skills in his year of seventh grade. This school is a Christian school and the main focus was on Christianity but the teaching was horrible. We looked into Pine View Middle School it had great reviews and our son attended this school in eight grade. It was a great school most middle schools have a bad environment this school was perfect. All the kids were nice and the teachers strive for excellence.My son always cam home from Pine View feeling like he learned a lot and everyone was friendly. I would definitely recommend Pine View Middle School!

  • (2 years ago)

    The teachers are excellent but the environment is bad. -( Sorry but I do NOT recommend this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    We are new to Florida and my son is in 8th grade. We came from a state that had horrible middle schools/high schools. My husband and I were concerned on how our son would do here. Turns out the staff/teachers here are WONDERFUL! I can not believe that my son wants to see his grades on line and is working very hard to get straight A's. He talks about his teachers all the time and is inspired by them.. The teachers really are organized and work very hard for our kids. We are very happy with this school!!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school has done so much great things to me like having straight B`s to straight A`s !

  • (8 years ago)

    Since this is our daughters first year at Pine View Middle school (8th grade) I can say thus far it has been wonderful. The open house was oragnized and friendly. The staff and tour guides (students) were just helpful and welcoming. The Principal is very charming and professonal. The building itself is a bit older but charming. There is artwork (murals) throughout the school which I think is great and the Lunchroom is very clean. The media center could be larger and a better selection of books. I liked the elective programs that it offers to the students. Staff are accomadating and very knowledgable. The buses are on time and clean and the overall students are sweet great kids. Pine view made our daughters experience easy so far.

  • (8 years ago)

    We love Pineview Middle School so does our son. Are you concerned about your child's homework? You can look up their assignments every day through Scholastic.com know exactly what needs to be completed for the next day. Want to know if they turned in their homework? Right you can check that plus follow their everyday grading through e-sembler homework test scores it's been great for us. I believe in being kept informed it gives me the opportunity to better serve my son's school needs. Yes we love Pineview.

  • (9 years ago)

    Pvms does a good job of getting the students through the akward age of adolescence. It is extremely overcrowded though but the teachers have done a good job adapting. My real concern (and should be all parents concern) is security. Our elected officials need to consider the continued growth at these schools and the way we pack our children in like sardines in a can. Let's stop so much development in pasco county until we can be sure our children are safe and we can build more schools esp. Middle and high schools in land o lakes. We are the forgotten community in pasco! how can we possibly expect to enroll any more students at pvms?

  • (9 years ago)

    A great school great leadership very good teachers. Our son had a few problems at first (6th grade) but the teachers and staff were very supportive and I feel went out of their way and made every effort to help and encourage him. Thanks we look forward to another great year at Pine View.

  • (9 years ago)

    The administration was terrific- very caring and involved. The parent involvement was wonderful. One of the truly outstanding aspects of this school was it's art program. A quick walk through the school- with mural adorned walls everywhere- will impress even the toughest critic.

  • (10 years ago)

    Our daughter has attended PVMS for 2 years after a move from the Midwest. The students and staff are very outgoing and friendly. Overall we have been pleased with most of the teachers. There are some teachers who have been a bit more opinionated on political issues than we feel is appropriate in a middle school classroom but like our religious beliefs we teach politics at home.

  • (11 years ago)

    All four of my children have had an excellent experience at PVMS.

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