Avalon Middle School

13914 Mailer Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32828
(407) 207-7839
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1643 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 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 2014
  • Orange 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 2014
  • Orange average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

72%
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78%
57%
57%
72%
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76%
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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.
87%
76%
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
  • Orange average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

93%
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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 2014
  • Orange average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Avalon Middle School is a public middle school. The principal of Avalon Middle School is MRS. JUDITH FRANK. 1,643 students attend Avalon Middle School and identify mostly as Asian/Pacific Islander; Asian; and White, non-Hispanic. 8% of the Avalon Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 38% of the 1,643 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Avalon Middle School is 18:1. Discovery Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Asian 5% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 42% 30%
Multiracial 4% 2%
Hispanic 38% 36%
Black, non-Hispanic 10% 27%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 38% 42%
Limited English proficiency 8% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I am a student and joined this school in 6th grade and now I'm in 7th grade. I love this school. People are so sweet kind and very friendly. I have made so many friends and my journey here has been perfect. There's tons of cool electives and all the teachers are truly dedicated. I have a social and school life achieving A's on my report card. There is a lot of students but overall I love this school and would never leave. I recommend it to anyone. Also the administration is very friendly and helpful to me. LOVE THIS SCHOOL 10/10 STARS

  • (10 months ago)

    This school is overcrowded! Administration unable to handle all the problems that go along with that. Some teachers are fantastic others are terrible. Kids are becoming problematic as the school continues to grow. Very little communication unless you seek it out yourself. Not pleased with the direction this school is headed. . Traffic is horrible and kids are roaming about before and after school with little supervision. New apartment complexes being built are adding to problems. Lake Nona is better option if considering this area.

  • (1 year ago)

    The school is too big and there are many problems with the teachers/guidance counselors that need to be addressed. There is very little communication between the school and the parents about how the kids are doing. Problems that are brought to the attention of counselors/teachers at the school aren't addressed and blame is deflected back to the students. I have heard many other issues voiced by other parents as well. The school is simply too overcrowded to address all the issues properly. The incoming 6th grade class is larger than the outgoing 8th grade classes so the problems will only continue to multiply. There are no prospects for a relief school to even start construction until 2016 so this will be an issue for years to come.

  • (2 years ago)

    We recently moved here and I have to say that I am please with the quality of education my child is getting at this school. Overcrowded yes but I feel that all the big issues are addressed. My child did very well this year. I would suggest that the staff be more hands on with new students instead of letting them tend for themselves. Not all kids are confident enough to handle being in a new school by themselves. Thankfully there were other children who were brave enough and kind enough to help my child through those first couple of weeks. The office staff is very helpful and the teachers are wonderful friendly and very professional.

  • (3 years ago)

    i hate the principal and one teacher didn't even rember my name till the middle of the school year kept calling me shannon its an ok school but i have to run around as all my classes are spread around the grounds i think we shouldn't have paws though and it would be nice if there were uniforms but thats just because there were a lot of problems with the dress code

  • (3 years ago)

    Avalon Middle School is an excellent school. My daughter is in all pre-AP classes and doing well. I love the PE program. They teach you fitness that you can do a life time like running spinning and roller blading instead of just group sports. The only criticism I have (but I have of most schools) is that they need to do more writing. Doing a poster or CD cover for a book report isn't the same as learning to write a book report. Grammar and spelling should be graded in all classes.

  • (3 years ago)

    If you have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder be warned. School does not support or want these children. UCF CARD is fully aware of their reputation . It say they are in the stone age when it comes to this issue.. The principles are not evaluated on anything special education related. There is no incentive to improve. There is also no support from Orange County. They just want to move these kids out. There is nothing you as a parent can do about it. Orange county is a big government unionized shop. They have jobs for life. They will tell you that they are very experienced. Do but do not believe it. There have been countless students with ASD drummed out. It starts with excessive punishment and there bullying of the student from staff and students. Do not take a chance with your ASD loved one here. You may end up paying for a lot counseling and have a lot of heartbreak. Recommendations if you have to locate here is homeschooling or private school (PARAGON is #1 avoid Lawton Chiles) . Your chid can qualify for a McKay with ASD. This will help pay for the private school.

  • (4 years ago)

    My son currently attends AMS and loves it. This is his third and final year here and I must say the school has readied him well for High School. He is looking forward to going to HS and especially the regiment (marching) band. The Nay-Sayers on this site are the exception more than the rule This place rocks! GO HUSKIES!

  • (4 years ago)

    The overall school is good but there is room for improvement. Fist some of the teachers needs to be more competitive and show that they know math better than parents so. There are some teachers with a reputation of not teaching to the kids and leaving the kids with a lot of math gaps for the next year. Also the school needs a better orginization on the teachers parts with getting a global education if we want to put Florida out of the black list in education.

  • (5 years ago)

    You couldnt find a better middle school than Avalon Middle School.The staff members are over-achiving in everything they do.The students are very kind and are top-dog as would be said at Avalon Middle.If you are looking for a middle school for your child and live in the avalon area this is your kind of school!

  • (5 years ago)

    this school is the best school ive ever been to and right now im in 6th grade and i already think its excelent and i kno it will become better when i get to 7th andthen 8th i highly recommand this school if you like challenges a lot of extracurricular activities and a staff that does whatever it takes to make the students Succesful i give the school an A+...GO HUSKIES

  • (5 years ago)

    I am a 7th grader at AMS.I am on team Yukon and it's the best!AMS has teams for all grades.Each team has a language arts teacher math teacher geography/history teacher and a science teacher not every team has a PE coach but most due.These teachers are all located very close together you should never be late to any class because they are all so close. AMS has a great elective department too.If you want to stayin 1 elective the whole year then you can be in band orchastra or chorus.But if you like change or you just don't enjoy the musical arts you can chose 2 art home ec. science tech. or buisiness tech.AMS's pe department is the best we rollerblade do archery volleybal bball flag football plus we have some wiis ps2's & 360's. Overall AMS is the best school around! If you dont come here something's wrong with you!!!!!!!

  • (6 years ago)

    My son is a new student in Avalon. 6th grader. As a parent my main concern is his education. I just moved from Seminole (Milwee Middle) to this area for my son's better education and I found it in Avalon. He is a very bright kid and at this age it is important to get out of him a full potential. Not only is he extremely happy with the teachers but as well his new friends. I am impressed with the professionalism of everyone in the staff. I want to thank you all for all of the efforts and a great job done with each one of these children. As a parent we are to teach values and principles to our kids but without you the job is not complete. Education is everything!!! With a solid structure there will be a great future!!! Thank you once again!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a 7th grader. I go to Avalon Middle School. The teachers are great and they all truly care for their students. We also have a great Physical Education Progam. We do archery. roller blading cycling dance-dance-revolution and every wendsday we get to do something specail. Also every grade gets two sets of laptops. These things at my school are great but what what we learn there is priceless but the budget cuts that are going on could stop all of this. Take away our great teachers and all are things that we us to learn but make learning and staying healthy fun. I love my school. In my opion my team is the best team in the whole school. Go team Yukon! Yu-kon do it!

  • (6 years ago)

    I used to go to this school in the 6th grade and I loved it. When I had to switch schools twice I realized that no other school in orange county is better. I miss my fellow Huskies!

  • (6 years ago)

    I'm new in town and this school has been an excellent choice for my daughter the teachers seem to know the students they recognize the student's effort with special details and the charity activities that they do are very helpful towards the community

  • (6 years ago)

    It is a great school! We have a lot of fun activities and wonderful teachers! H-U-S-K-I-E-S!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I go to Avalon Im a sixth grader. The block schedule can get confusing but once you get the hang of it it's kinda fun. Avalon is a great school. Go Huskies!

  • (7 years ago)

    I go to Avalon Middle School i do believe that the block schedule has its ups and downs.for example it is a positive thing because well first you get a break for 2 classes every day.Also because you can empty your bag and only keep what you need.But it is a negative thing also because you may forget what day it is and you wbring the wrong thing and wont be prepared for school that day.But all and all the schoo is very nice and supportive. i

  • (7 years ago)

    Very enthusiastic principal and teachers.

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