School Details

Bridgewater Middle School

5600 Tiny Road, Winter Garden, FL 34787
(407) 905-3710
10

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1142 students 18 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

76%
54%
53%
80%
61%
60%

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
  • Orange average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

83%
56%
56%
78%
57%
57%

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
  • Orange average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

70%
54%
47%
74%
57%
57%
71%
49%
49%
80%
54%
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.
88%
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 2012
  • Orange average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

91%
62%
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
  • Orange average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Bridgewater Middle School is a public middle school in Windermere. The principal of Bridgewater Middle School is MS. LISA JAMES, who can be contacted at LISA.JAMES@OCPS.NET. 1,142 children attend Bridgewater Middle School and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Asian/Pacific Islander; and Asian. 562% of the Bridgewater Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 0% of the 1,142 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Bridgewater Middle School is 18:1. Lakeview Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cross country
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 8% 27%
Asian/Pacific Islander 6% 4%
Asian 6% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 56% 30%
Hispanic 27% 36%
Multiracial 2% 2%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 0% 42%
Limited English proficiency 562% 15%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    We moved here last year from out of state and had high hopes for this school. We've been very disappointed. Bullying and dress code are not addressed properly. The PE coach/teacher uses very inappropriate dialogue with student. Guidance does not return calls promptly and when in the front office waiting to pick my son up early for an appointment there were several students loitering near the front desk using obscene language and making derogatory comments towards the woman at the front desk. The school is overcrowded as well. I do not recommend this school.

  • (6 months ago)

    Bridgewater Middle is one of the most prestigious public schools within the state mostly because of their high academic expectation and also because of their famous music and gifted programs. Most of the teachers employed in this campus are great teachers who is always willing to help and motivate students and also ensure their academic success. For example Mrs. Jan Leisher and Mrs.Bermudez are one of the best teachers I had for they motivates and encourage students while assigning challenging and exciting assignment. Therefore many students will be pushed to learn but in the most exciting way for no day will be ever be same in these two classrooms. As a formal student of Bridgewater I guarantee that this school campus is a safe environment that will encourage many students to get motivated in learning and also help gain different interests. Some of the reviews that are exhibited in this page may say that the staff is arrogant and unhelpful. This might be true since the entire Orange County Public School staffs were changed this year. Therefore many staffs in this campus is currently still new to the system and might experience some inconvenience as an effect. -S.Yoon

  • (6 months ago)

    This is honestly a terrible school...from the staff to the teachers; the staff is absolutely useless they do not help you if you have a question or concern. In regards to the teachers half of the time they are on their phones or criticizing other teachers... and the physical education coaches are most of the time checking out the woman coach. I do not understand how the principle allows this school to be ran the way it does it is extremely sad because no one is getting a good education here.

  • (1 year ago)

    Very good school. My daughter is in 7th grade. Excellent teachers staff and admin. Good communication in between teachers and parents. Highy rated school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a highly rated school because of the quality of the teachers. They are some of the best in the county. I truly feel this school prepares them for high school. Unfortunately the office staff are rude and arrogant. I dread having to check out my child early or pick them up from the clinic. Overall I really like the school it's just too bad it is run like a prison.

  • (1 year ago)

    I live in Brazil but my son studied at Bridgewater. During this time my son had the best and the school staff was always ready to help me.

  • (2 years ago)

    I currently attend this school and it is the best school I've ever been to the teachers are focused on sunshine state standards and care about the students and do their best to help a failing student. So I would deffintley recomend this school to anyone. It has the quality of a private school even tho it's a public school. The administrators are great and keep everyone safe and if something goes wrong it's a quick fix. There is almost no physical fighting and if there is the adminstrators are there within a second. So all in all it's an amazing school with amazing staff and students who strive to be the best. So don't think twice about this school because it is the best of the best.

  • (2 years ago)

    I moved here from another country. I like some teachers. Kids are okay too. But it is too easy for me here. I got all A's in this school. Math program is really weak. Language arts is very easy. science is below average. I like social studies.In my previous school we never write in PE. This review is probably better for kids who came from foreign countries.

  • (3 years ago)

    Wouldn't attend anywhere else! This is truly an amazing school! The teachers re amazing and the student body are very kind. Not many gangs or anything and if something happens the administrators are quick to fix it. GO BOBCATS! <3

  • (4 years ago)

    This is a great school! My younger son has attended this school all three years and has consistently had good teachers. All of his teachers post grades timely to the district on-line gradebook and most of them keep either a website up-to-date or homework posted to the district gradebook which lets me keep tabs on my son's assignments. The band program is particularly excellent - it is one of the top band programs in the county and the directors work hard to help students excel for instance this year we have more than 300 students competing at the district Solo & Ensemble contest and the directors plan to work with each student individually at least twice! Our elder child attended a local prep school which was snobby cost a ton of $$ and only cared about the upper 5%tile. We are incredibly glad of our decision to send our younger child to Bridgewater to receive a better education and for free!

  • (4 years ago)

    I go to Bridgewater. Great school MOSt teaxhers are nice give or take a few. As with all schools. Nice clean school nice principal some people in the office a little grouchy( no wonder thaey are'nt teachers!) Great consulors!!!! GO BOBCATS!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to bridge water the first two years that it was open and it was terrible. The rating from a students perspective and a students are totaly different. The teachers other than my gifted teacher did not challenge me at all. Coming from new jersey to a class at bridgewater seemed like a downgrade from education. And in my mind i was bored in my classes for two years straight. The rules are ridiculous when it comes to the courtyard (which is made to be walked on) because we were not allowed to walk on it. So if you are looking at this rating i suggest asking students who have been there to see if the school is up to par.

  • (5 years ago)

    Great school. Moved my daughter in to start 7th grade. She was very welcomed by both staff and students. Many clubs to join great band program. Excellent gifted teacher. Very challenging classes yet fun for my daughter! Great support for the kids with tutoring program 2 mornings per week. Love this school!!

  • (6 years ago)

    I went to Bridgewater the first year it was open half way through the year (came from a Long Island school) and it was very easy! I was in honors classes getting straight A's. I had a few good-great teachers but the rest were poor. Since I left BWM I have been going to Windermere Prep and like it a lot more feel that I have to work a lot harder to get straight A's (which is what my mom wants) and I feel like family there. I don't know what BWM was like last year however if your child is coming from a private school or one which they had to work hard to reach a 4.0 then you might want to consider a different option for your child's education.

  • (6 years ago)

    awesome school great education clean new school great elective programs

  • (6 years ago)

    This is a wonderful school! I attended it in sixth grade and had to move over the summer but I'll be happily returning for 8th grade because I'm moving back in June! Never have I been so eager to go back to a school. I've had some pretty awful experiences with other schools in Florida but Bridgewater is different. The teachers and kids are funny accepting and smart. The programs are fantastic and the curriculum is challenging yet benficial to my education. I'm especially excited to see one of my favorite teachers again Mrs. Leisher. She rocks! I can't wait to go back! )

  • (6 years ago)

    Mr. Antman Mrs.Leisher Great teachers !!!

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is truly the best middle school ever in my 14 years of living! Go Bobcats!!

  • (6 years ago)

    it's a great school with great teachers and students and almost ever stundent has over a 3.0gpa.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am currently a 7th grader this year and i think it is the best public middle school i have ever been to. It is great! even though the school lunch may not be so great but the teachers are fantastic! The library is huge and has wonderful books. The classrooms are very big and wonderful people.

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