Largo Middle School

155 8th Avenue Southeast, Largo, FL 33771
(727) 588-4600
2

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 821 students 17 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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
  • Pinellas County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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
  • Pinellas County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

22%
47%
47%
38%
55%
57%
27%
47%
49%
35%
55%
56%

Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT 2.0) (FCAT2)

In 2013-2014 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 in grades 4, 8, and 10 in writing. 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.
66%
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
  • Pinellas County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
61%
66%

Florida End-of-Course Assessments (EOC)

In 2013-2014 Florida used the End-of-Course Assessments (EOC) to test students in Algebra 1, Biology 1, U.S. History, 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
  • Pinellas County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Largo Middle School is a public middle school in Belleair Shores. The principal of Largo Middle School is MS. STEPHANIE JOYNER, who can be contacted at 0141.principal@pcsb.org. 821 children attend Largo Middle School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 6% of the Largo Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 55% of the 821 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Largo Middle School is 17:1. Abundant Life Christian Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Drawing painting
  • Orchestra
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • P.E. classes
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 5% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 46% 58%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Asian 3% 4%
Hispanic 27% 14%
Black, non-Hispanic 18% 19%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 55% 25%
Limited English proficiency 6% 6%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I attended Largo Middle School for only eighth grade. I am now entering tenth at Largo High School. Largo Middle was the worst middle school I attended and I attended Dunedin Middle Oak Grove Middle and Largo Middle. It is not the teachers. They're sweet and doing the best they can but the kid that attend even now are just not good for learning. I had Algebra Honors and Science with Ms. Pholey those are the only two classes I learned anything worth knowing. Mr. Davis was my English and Reading teacher and he did well. But all in all. Largo High is a MUCH better school. If you attend Largo Middle and don't like it you most likely wont feel the same about Largo High School.

  • (2 years ago)

    I currently attend Largo Middle school and I have gone there since 6th grade. In elementary school I heard all the rumors about LMS But they were all untrue. The teachers are all very nice and are happy to help you if you have any problems. The AVID and Orchestra program at the school are Awesome and the teachers are the best! Because I went to Largo Middle I Have met many great friends and had the greatest time! At school they have a variety of elective for students to chose from like band French and animation. I would recommend this school to other people.

  • (4 years ago)

    I just finished Largo Middle...I went thre for all three years and i had many good experiences there...it really isn't a bad school its really the kids that go there...you just have to learn to hang with the right crowd..because i noticed in 6 & 7th grade when i had regular classes the kids were trouble makers but when i had all advanced and honor classes i had no class interruptions at all and i had a really good year.. the also have many great teachers and have many clubs you can join like Principles Multicultural Advisory Club National Junior Honor Society Student Council and many more.

  • (6 years ago)

    LMS is a great school. I just left there and it was the best three years of my life. We had an excelent princliple in Fred Ulrich and the best Science teacher field trip coordinator activities director and all around greatest teacher in florida and the 'florida teacher of the year' Leslie Pohley she is an incredible tribute to a school.

  • (6 years ago)

    The fundamental program is really great. Teachers have been excellent. Also the chorus program - very well taught.

  • (7 years ago)

    Well i have been a student at Largo Middle for the past 3 years and i have enjoyed every minute of it.There are many groups you can be in.The techers are perfect and not only are they there to teach but they support you and care about you.But if you are looking for a job then you should definatly get one in our cafe because currently we only have four employee's working there.There is alot to keep us safe also as you read below there is a fencing through the back parking and there is also a glass wall in the front that leads parents and strangers to the main office.Even if other people say that it is a bad school i have not found one thing that is bad about it(except the food)!Your children are sure to have a great time at this school!

  • (7 years ago)

    I'm a sixth grader and so far Largo Middle School is awesome!I really like how it is made because there is mre than one way to get to your next class.I'm glad that the school now has fencing so no one can enter through the parking lot when reaching the portables.I can't say the food is terrific because I think none of the public schools have very delicious food.The teachers are very nice and understandable.They have a sense of humor too!I think it's easy to get very good grades because the teaching is great!

  • (9 years ago)

    Two of my children attended Largo Middle one in the gifted/advanced program and one in the 'what do I have to do to get by' mode. Both children received an excellent education. This year there is a new principal who is extremely innovative and working hard to bring new technology to the school. It's a great school with a lot of really great caring teachers. I couldn't have asked for a better experience for my kids.

  • (11 years ago)

    LMS is the best. My child is in fast track and she is gettting the best grades ever. The tachers are helpful and the school is getting better everday. It's a learning environment.

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