School Details

New Renaissance Middle School

10701 Miramar Blvd, Miramar, FL 33025
(754) 323-3500
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1107 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 2012
  • Broward 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 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 2012
  • Broward 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 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.
82%
82%
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
  • Broward average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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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 2012
  • Broward average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

New Renaissance Middle School is a public middle school in Miramar. The principal of New Renaissance Middle School is Ms. Janet Morales. 1,107 students attend New Renaissance Middle School and identify as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 5% of the New Renaissance Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 71% of the 1,107 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at New Renaissance Middle School is 18:1. Tanglewood Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 73% 39%
Multiracial 4% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 4% 25%
Asian 3% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Hispanic 17% 29%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.06% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.09%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 71% 57%
Limited English proficiency 5% 10%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (11 months ago)

    This school is horrible don't waste your time going there. My daughter just transferred there and on the first day she came home crying because the students are horrible and very defiant and disrespectful . The teachers are ok but it's mostly substitutes. I also know that one of the teachers doesn't even let her own children go there. This school is very dangerous . My daughter had gold earrings on and they snatched it right off her ears and ran this school needs to get it together and start being more attentive and strict.

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is great school because there are so many great teacher and staffs that help you there the foods there are ok but the school is excellent they have great Feild trips that are fun and educated and when it is almost at the end of the year we have party's movie day celebration and the teachers teach you every thing that is on the FCAT that is how great my school is thank you

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to new rennisance middle school for 3 years and when I found out we had a flvs class I didn't like it the teacher there was very suspect when she said thing espcially to my friend he was scared that he didn't even go to her class I think they should get rid of her overall the school is great but this teacher is really suspect

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm currently an 8th grader in this school and honestly it's not a bad school at all. Teachers and staff love the kids and they try to help them as much as they can. Of course there are some students that don't always listen but that happens in all schools. Schools cant guarantee there wont be any students to start drama or fail classes. But the assistant principals and other staff members do their best to stop that when really parents should be doing it. I recommend this school to all parents for their children.

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to New Renni last for 3 years and had no problems with anyone. It has really changed and I honestly think my time there was great. Every middle school has fights and they just focus on us because of our past. I was the Student Body President last year in 8th grade and I loved my school. It's very clean and teachers love their jobs and their kids. Of course there are the rotten apples but most of them are delt with and staff is super nice. All of the stereotyping is really npt necessary. I was also in the Gifted program and my friends were in regular classes and we got along. It depends on the student not to get into fights and such. I even left the school with a great relationship with the principal. All you need is vigor and you will do great. -PROUD ex-CAVALIER

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter is in 6th grade in this school. At first I was delighted. My delight was torn down by the beginning of the 3rd quarter. Although my daughter maintained a 4.0 during 1st & 2nd quarters and a 3.9 GPA for the 3rd quarter the school is horrible. Team 6A has not had a set history teacher for almost an entire quarter because the teacher retired. The substitutes do not have control over the children. My daughter comes home complaining and frustrated every day. I ve spoken with the team leader and although she has received several complaints from other parents and has forwarded the information to the administration the problem has not been resolved. My daughter is not receiving the education she deserves. Additionally she is harassed by other children for no reason. She is told to ignore them . The bus driver made her cry in front of other children on the bus so now we pick her up and drop her off. It s like trying to break through a steel wall to get the respect and education my daughter deserves! Despite it all-Math teacher is great! Offers tutoring for the children. Team Leader shows my daughter support making her feel comfortable. Science teacher is nice and helpful.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am a college student now but I went to New Renaissance Middle my 6th grade yr.That was the worst decision ever. This school is a joke and is not taken seriously. When i attended it was a 5 star top notch no tolerance school. now it is rated 6/10. The very first day of school there was a fight with beer bottles. everyday every period there was a fight. towards the end of the school year. there was a girl that had threatened me. The report was made and nothing was done. at the time i was vulnerable and skinny and didnt know how to fight. the end of the day came and the hit me. she kept pushing and shoving me. I did nothing. i went back to make another report. the office said they didnt get my first report. later on in the week while the assistant principal was debriefing me in her office I saw my first report. I was looking at it while the ast. princ. was still saying they did not have it. After looking back at it a few times she turned it over very quickly. everyone was covering up some sort of evidence. the officer said the tape wasnt caught beccause it snap shots in 10 sec intervals. anyway. I do not recommend this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is coming from and current 8th grader. It's really not a bad school. They have programs for advanced or gifted students who learn at a faster pace and the diversity of the school is growing a bit.. Sure the school has fights but of my 2 1/2 years here there were only 6 of any significance. The main problem in this school is that some students gain this mentality that they aren't smart and can't learn or they don't have to learn or they just don't want to learn or they think that if they just be lazy and barely pass with a C then it's okay. Teachers have been stressing the fact how important your middle school grades are so often it gets annoying. It's up to the student though how they want to act and whether or not they want to learn. The teachers teach it but its up to the students to learn it. If you don't understand teachers give TONS of tools to help such as Khan Academy tutoring extra practice extra credit make-ups whatever. Then the student still has an F or D or C and then when the big test comes they say "When did we learn this!" and then some parents think its teachers fault. Like I read in one person's review the schools as bad as you make it.

  • (2 years ago)

    New Renaissance is great!! I'm in the 6Th grade and I <3 it!! My fave teachers Mrs.Greene Ms.Hankerson Mr.Didonato Rock!!SURE THERE IS SUM FIGHTING BUT I STAY OUT OF IT!!i AM JUST HAVING FUN IN skool wid my friends and we dont care about all that junk..!Love u my crazzy friends and i know im a crazzy smilling girl!!LOVE this skool! )

  • (2 years ago)

    NO HUNGRY KIDS!!! STOP BULLYING!!! My children are new students at this school and I am really dissappointed yesterday my daughter was telling me that one of her friends was left without lunch just because the lady in charge of the Cafeteria decided that she owes money to them and the kid didn't receive a lunch my daughter shared her lunch with the student and then she was hungry too please DON'T LET this happens ask parents to be more responsables but the kids don't have to pay for this. PLEASE PLEASE take more care with the bullying cases it has to STOP in the School.

  • (3 years ago)

    In my opinion New Renaissance Middle is a wonderful school. There are excellent teachers challenging academic classes and they had brought back the extra-curricular activities (which were originally cut). Offering advanced and gifted classes allows the students including me to learn at a faster rate. The school academically is an A school and has good FCAT scores. We currently now have the escort system which forbids students to leave the classroom without an administrator worker. Fights hardly ever occur and when they do privileges are taken away. People should stop speaking badly about the school if they have nothing good to say about it. "Ghetto people" [excuse my language] give the school a bad reputation by starting fights and doing poorly in academics. I am not saying that African Americans are the ghetto people of the school since many of my classmates are "black" and do not act inappropriately. And the parents whom complain about a lack of diversity at the school should stop. It is not the schools or the staffs fault. All of you who judge the school without learning further about it should be sorry.You can't judge a book by it's cover can you?Thanks for reading.

  • (3 years ago)

    Constant fighting Kids being robbed No security guarding them while off the halls or restrooms. Bad reputation as a Middle school in broward county

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is a student at New Renaissance. From day one kids were trying to fight with him for no reason at all. I complained but nothing really gets done. It's very stressful sending your child to a school that doesn't help. It's as if they don't know what to do with the kids there. I don't want to send him back and he doesn't want to leave because he's met some really nice teachers there. I told him that his safety and education comes first. This school needs serious improvement.

  • (3 years ago)

    After i read most of the reviews from the parents i was very disappointed. I love my school. In the two years I have been going there I have only seen two fights and to me i think thats a wonderful amount for a middle school. Many parents are complaining that they are not up to date with information about the school but my mother knows more then me because of the daily phon calls from our principal. I as gifted student at New Renaissance believe I get a wonderful education and i rank high in the fcat scores from the STATE so i think my teachers are doing a pretty good job at teaching.

  • (3 years ago)

    My son currently attend New Renaissance Middle School his time there has been has been terrible. They are busing kids in from out of the area. In my opinion I think only 30% of the student body attend the school while 70% is being bused in on the choice option No Child Let Behind. Which has turned the school into a hostile environment for learning. If you bring in students in from low performing school you need to change the mind set with Life and social skills training for the student body. My son has been taunted because he's Black and well spoken and does'nt speak or act ghetto. He has been bullied repeatedly. If any parent have other options use it do not send your kid to this school it will drain you and your kid mentally. Also it lacks diversity it is 85% African American 15% others. This is an important componet needed for life culture diversity. No parental involvement how could you when a great percentage are bused in from far away Im sure the parents who don't live and pay taxes in the area will drive back to school for any school activities.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have heard about New Renaissance and it's horrible! There are more fights here than glades I do not approve

  • (4 years ago)

    i love NRMS! people on here are talking about how they dont like it expessially the parents. first of all none of theses parents go to the school and probably never have ! this is the best school to make friends and learn; i have lots of fun at this school i feel as if this is more of a family than students and staff. compared to wc young and hd perry we are more united expessially when there is a problem or an important situation. i love nrms and would recommend this school to any and everyone ! thank you and have a nice day )

  • (4 years ago)

    new rennaissance is a good school. if you are rude to teachers than you would say that the school is not good if your not you will know that the school is a good school. W have escorts to the restroom so there is more percentage that nobody is getting hurt. i*LIKE*NRMS*

  • (4 years ago)

    My child was a student at NRMS and it was the worst experience my child ever experienced since enrolling in middle school. Alot of the staff has no passion to be a teacher and their negativity is sense by students. My family and I relocated and my child was transferred to Walter C Young although she was not offered as many advance classes she was offered at NRMS I am very pleased with the staff. After tranferring to WC Young I had to withdraw her from her Spanish class because the class was so ahead of what she had not learned at NRMS AT first I was very disappointed but she is retaking the Spanish class this year and is very confident and exceling academically & speaking spanish as well!

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm a sixth grader at New Renaissance middle it is very nice safe enviroment but very very strict.They have just made this rule that students have to have escorts to go to any location.But Im not going to focus on the negativity.NRMS also has alot of extra-cirricular classes and the school is very organized.The school does'nt have much fights but sometimes.The students does get ponished if they do.To me personally if I could grade the school from 1-10 I would probably be say(truly) a 6.Only because of how the teachers are truly dedicated to their job how the student body is organized and how people is nice and kind(depending on who your child is hanging around).

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