School Details

Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School

7000 SE Atlantic Ridge Dr, Stuart, FL 34997
(772) 221-7100
6

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 997 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 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
  • Martin County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

53%
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55%
59%
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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
  • Martin County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

46%
53%
51%
57%
65%
56%
50%
52%
47%
73%
85%
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.
84%
88%
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
  • Martin County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School is a public middle school. The principal of Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School is Ms. Pat Schmoyer, whose e-mail is schmoyp@martin.k12.fl.us. 997 children attend Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 12% of the Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 49% of the 997 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School is 17:1. Samaritan House for Boys is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 8%
White, non-Hispanic 59% 63%
Multiracial 3% 2%
Hispanic 28% 25%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 1%
Asian 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 49% 41%
Limited English proficiency 12% 13%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    Like any school there are teachers at Anderson that go above and beyond and show true concern for the children and know the importance of education. My only wish is that there were more of them. Out of 7 classes my daughter has only one truly exceptional teacher. Most of the teachers do not update their class pages frequently and some do not even have theirs activated. If the school wants the parents to be involved then perhaps they should make sure the teachers are updating their pages so that we as parents are able to view the lesson material for each class. I hear a lot about bullying amongst the children with little or no intervention by the administration. Although I believe this occurs in every school I would like to see a more pronounced anti-bullying stance and program implemented to help prevent it. My feeling is that this school does not take it seriously.

  • (2 years ago)

    From a parent Very good school but like all schools I think you get out what you put in so if you are prepared to work and listen and do your best then the teachers are with you all the way. Deserves a much higher rating.

  • (5 years ago)

    Ignore all of the ignorant remarks that people have made about this school. AMS is a great school filled with many many after school activities and such. I know this because I'm in 8th grade here a cheerleader here and have gone here for three years. There are only a few fights three at the most during the whole school year and it honestly is a very very very safe school. No need to worry about your child's education or safety. If needed the teachers are super super nice and helpful. You are NOT treated like a number but as an individual student with their different needs and feelings. Also most teachers are available for help/tutoring before and after school. In addition there is an online grade checker called Pinnace where you can keep up with your child's grades and communicate with teachers with ease.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love it there. Feels like home to me..

  • (5 years ago)

    im going into 8th grade and i do not like this school very much. the rules are sort of strict but not really. and even though there is a dress code that doesnt mean that there is pressure to wear things form Hollister and Abercrombie and Fitch. which are VERY exspensive. we have to wear collared shirts but if it doesnt have the right emblem on it then its not cool. (same with jackets pants and shoes) if your worried about clothing pressures its no different here. you might as well enroll your child to a school without such a strict dresscode so that way he or she can wear his or her school clothes on the weekend too. there are also a lot of fights. it feels like your treated like a number and not like a student with feelings and opinions of your own.

  • (5 years ago)

    Moving from the Midwest (where my child's educational experience was excellent) to S. FL I knew nothing about the area and relied heavily upon my Realtor's advice choosing a school I was told was A rated. False info! It is not an excellent or inspiring school. On a regular basis my child comments upon the extremely strict and limiting school policies dress codes student social control lack of meaningful after school clubs and activities and a very small variety of sports programs. As a parent I feel the administration does not foster any kind of parent/teacher/administration interaction. Also the curriculum is not in any way a challenge. For the most part the teachers seem to be on auto pilot and do very little to stimulate the students or encourage higher thought processes. One given the school is beautifully new. In hindsight Hidden Oaks in Palm City would have been much better.

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to this school for a year. It has very low security and there was a lot of fights. Lets just say thank god i moved.

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm an 8th grader and have attended this school for the full three years now since it opened. Many of the teachers are amazing nice and good at their jobs interacting with students and making sure everyone in their class obtains a high grade but others are horrible not caring about your grades and writing students up left and right. I do agree that students need discipline but this is crazy. Dr.Howard and Ms.Husander are two of our administrators and they are extremely strict and will even punish students if their shirts happen to come un-tucked. I do not recommend this school because many students would rather attend another one. Unless your child plans to kiss up to all the teachers and administrators then this is not a school for them.

  • (5 years ago)

    I am the parent of a student that has been at Anderson Middle School since it started. I am shocked at the array of comments on this site. I am in complete agreement that the administration (read Dr Howard here) is completely incompetent. There are some excellent teachers but there are many more that are just as incompetent as Dr Howard. Gifted does not mean more work.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son attended Anderson for two years. The administration is out of touch with todays youth and does not want to listen to any opinions other than their own. The academics wer below standards and many of the teachers were incompetent.

  • (6 years ago)

    Great school But they have to strict of a dress code.

  • (6 years ago)

    Anderson Middle School is a wonderful school. My son was a D student in 5th grade and when he started at this school he became a straight A student.

  • (6 years ago)

    I think the dress code is great for the school it makes you look like someone and I also think the administration is wonderful.

  • (6 years ago)

    The majority of teachers here are wonderful and the technology is top notch if only the same were true for the administration namely Dr. Howard. She rules the school like a dictatorship her way or no way. She looks with contempt at the parents who wish to be involved in the school. This school would be much better off with someone who can lead with compassion and intelligence in a cooperative atmosphere instead of an 'It's my way or the highway' attitude. As far as extracurricular activities there is no football team which upset some students. The students also see how unhappy the teachers are there which I think has a direct influence on them.

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers are amazing however I believe our administrators (namely Dr. Howard) need improvment. Our dress code is horrendous. Some of her rules are positively ridiculous. I have adored every school that I've attendend until this one.

  • (7 years ago)

    I think this school is great. The quality of academic programs is very good. The school had many programs such as linguistics and equations. There are also after school programs that teachers have for student help. The availability for other programs is also very high. There is volleyball soccer basketball-girls and boys art club yearbook club musical theater chorus National Junior Honor Society news anchor and tech crew and more. It also has a large amount of parents involved. I saw that almost everywhere they go they see a parent volunteer.

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