School Details

Turkey Creek Middle School

5005 S Turkey Creek Rd, Plant City, FL 33567
(813) 757-9442
5

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 960 students 15 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
  • Hillsborough average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

42%
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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
  • Hillsborough average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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53%
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51%
56%
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45%
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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.
71%
79%
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
  • Hillsborough average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

85%
61%
64%

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 2013
  • Hillsborough average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Turkey Creek Middle School is a public middle school in Plant City. The principal of Turkey Creek Middle School is Mr. Dennis Mayo. 960 students go to Turkey Creek Middle School and are mostly Black, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and White, non-Hispanic. 21% of the Turkey Creek Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 74% of the 960 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Turkey Creek Middle School is 15:1. Mulrennan Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Languages Taught

  • Arabic
  • Cantonese
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Latin
  • Mandarin
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Sports

  • Badminton
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Bicycling
  • Cheerleading
  • Crew
  • Cross country
  • Fencing
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Lacrosse
  • Martial arts self defense
  • P.E. classes
  • Rock climbing
  • Rugby
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Ultimate Frisbee
  • Volleyball
  • Water polo
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 21%
Hispanic 46% 33%
White, non-Hispanic 46% 38%
Multiracial 1% 4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 74% 57%
Limited English proficiency 21% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (5 years ago)

    Ever since I came to Amercan from Colombia were the school system is all messed up I moved 7 times in the past 6 years and to honest with you Turket Creek Middle School has been the best school I ever been in the staff is friendly and the over feeling is awesome our teach our lesson in way that stick with you forever

  • (5 years ago)

    This school amazing! its not perfect though. But who's or what's perfect? Nobody. I'm a student there (8th grade) & this is my second year in the AVID program. I simply love it! I want to give special thanks to Mrs. Parson the AVID teacher. Ohh & also to our tutor Mr. Howards(hope i spell it right). They motivate us every day to succed in whatever we have our mind set to. They're there for you no matter what & they do not only teach us but also believe in us. Something that most teachers do not do. They're great mentors.... I've been through some hard times & i think that Mrs. Parson just by being there everyday & encouraging me made me forget about everything...She has no idea of the effect she has on every single one of us. LOVE YOU MRS.P!<3

  • (5 years ago)

    I'm a student at turkey creek and it is okay. I think the school needs more sports and it should be free because kids just want to do what makes them happy but they can't do it if their parents don't have the money.I also think the principal should let us bring Mp3 players on th bus because it is boring and we have nothing to do.Another thing is you should give us more awards to motivate us and make us proud of ourselfs and not for anyone to be left out

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my last year at TCMS the principal is GREAT! the ag program is wonderful!

  • (5 years ago)

    The teachers are GREAT. I have Learned Alot Here. If I were you i would take your child here

  • (5 years ago)

    Ms. Roland is amazing. She is very articulate and cares very much about chidrens potential. She is very interactive and involved in the needs of children. She is a part of my sons academic achievement which I am very greatful for. The school is great sometime lacks immediateattention whith issues however there are overcrowded schools and I think that that should be addressed more. I realize that there is so much the govn't can do but I feel for all of the staff. The all are HEROS in my book. Michelle Aubel - Than you Ms Rowland!!

  • (6 years ago)

    The school is really amazing. It's a bit unorganized but besides that I like waking up and coming here. The only problem is enough discipline isn't given. Fights are quickly handled but they need to be prevented more. Everyone is also trying to cut constantly in the lunch line like it's their last meal. This is a good school and the teachers are good too but..more discipline is needed.

  • (6 years ago)

    School is okay. New principal can use some work. Most of the teachers are amazing and love to help. Overall it'd be my first choice.

  • (7 years ago)

    I absolutley love this school. I moved up and found out I was going to go to this school and I didnt want to at first but i really enjoyed it. I made a lot of new friends and was in all advanced classes and the teachers were incredible and happy to help. I learned a lot of stuff at this school and hope to move back to the area so I may attend durant high school.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school! It is the best school.... There is so much activities to do.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is our 2nd yr at TCM. So far so good. I haven't come accross anyone not willing to listen or help with questions and problems I've had. I have one child in gifted and another in advance classes. The work in the class rooms have been quite challaging to both children they both were able to get into their 1st choice on the wheel (extracurricular activities) and all the teachers have been very willing to allow me in the classroom with or without students present. It's nice to have teachers availiable in person by phone and via the internet.

  • (8 years ago)

    Kind of unorganized. Not a great help with the guidance..Lots of fights.

  • (9 years ago)

    The school is alright I like it but they need to change the hours from 9 00am - 4 00pm to something like 7 45am - 2 45pm. I am a 7th grade student on the Patriot team.

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