School Details

Gulf Middle School

6419 Louisiana Avenue, New Port Richey, FL 34653
(727) 774-8000
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 795 students 15 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

36%
53%
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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

47%
57%
56%
39%
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

37%
51%
47%
44%
56%
57%
39%
52%
49%
28%
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.
68%
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

62%
66%
66%

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 2014
  • Pasco County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Gulf Middle School is a public middle school in New Port Richey. The principal of Gulf Middle School is MR. STANLEY G TRAPP, who can be contacted at STRAPP@PASCO.K12.FL.US. 795 students attend Gulf Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 4% of the Gulf Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 48% of the 795 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Gulf Middle School is 15:1. Ami Kids Pasco is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 64% 66%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 6%
Multiracial 6% 4%
Hispanic 21% 20%
Asian 2% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.4%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 48% 53%
Limited English proficiency 4% 4%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a former teacher at Gulf Middle School and I also had three children attend GMS. My children could have attended any middle school in Pasco County but I chose GMS because this school has dedicated and caring teachers administrators and support staff. The entire staff works hard to motivate all students to reach above and beyond their potential. GMS has many excellent programs that offer opportunities for students to excel in academics sports and other extra-curricular areas.

  • (5 years ago)

    i am was a student last year and i loved it there i am in 8th grade in a different school and the school is not as great as gulf middle school in new port richy i miss it alot especially all my friends i made there it was a really good school luv you gulf middle

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school caring dedicated teachers great supportive staff.

  • (5 years ago)

    i love this school it the best school i ever went 2

  • (5 years ago)

    My son goes here and he loves it! The teachers are so helpful. The whole staff is great and i cant imagine going to any other middle school. My son is a honor student there. The teachers really get the kids involved in learning and they make it fun. I love it!

  • (7 years ago)

    excellent gifted program. teachers are dedicated to enrichment of education and movating the child to learn above and beyond grade level.

  • (9 years ago)

    We need to stop teaching the kids the F-cat so much. How can they be graded for studying the fcat for the first 4 months of school.

  • (9 years ago)

    Gulf Middle School has an amazing academic program. I was in the gifted program there and it's a great program! The sports are great and the volleyball coach is very involved with the parents. She is an amazing woman!

  • (10 years ago)

    I only visited Gulf Middle once on a preview basis because my daughter is attending there next year. Everyone that we encountered was very helpful and informative.

  • (11 years ago)

    Teacher quality is excellant overall. There are a few teachers that really care about students but like all jobs a few are burnt-out with what they are doing. Overall most kids are well behaved. There are always a few that seem to give the school a bad name. It is really hard to get the parents involved but the ones that are are excellant. This school has a blend of economic backgrounds and it reflects in the FCAT grading (B). I love teaching there because of the administration support friendly teachers. and the attitudes of the students.

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Overall score

(based on 14 ratings & reviews)

  • Teacher quality
  • Principal leadership
  • Parent involvement

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