School Details

Azalea Middle School

7855 22nd Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33710
(727) 893-2606
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 948 students 17 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
  • Pinellas County School District 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 2013
  • Pinellas County School District 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.
62%
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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
  • Pinellas County School District 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 2013
  • Pinellas County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Azalea Middle School is a public middle school in Saint Petersburg. The principal of Azalea Middle School is Ms. Constance I Kolosey, whose e-mail is 0121.principal@pcsb.org. 948 students go to Azalea Middle School and identify as Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 1% of the Azalea Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 83% of the 948 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Azalea Middle School is 17:1. Tyrone Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 9% 14%
Multiracial 5% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 47% 19%
White, non-Hispanic 36% 59%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 4%
Asian 3% 4%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.4% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 54%
Limited English proficiency 1% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Azalea Middle School has a phenomenal Principal and Staff! Coming from a private school from a different county I have been very pleased and amazed. Just like books you should not judge them by their grade (cover) but by what is inside which is an amazing staff who loves and cares for our children.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school has been awesome for my daughter!! She went into the Rennisaunce program in 2011 and is now an 8th grader and has no trouble and does great! Please give this school a chance! It has new and exciting programs!!!!! The Principle is trying to turn this school around and doing a great job.

  • (1 year ago)

    Hi my name is Adriana Stuart and I am in the 6th grade Renaissance at Azalea Middle and before I got there to that school all I heard was bas things but actually it's not bad especially the Renaissance team. I really like this school I have great friends I'm getting a great education. And I give this school 4 stars!

  • (1 year ago)

    my school is fun i been on 8 field trips this here and all but 2 were free im a student there all though there is a lot of fight it is still an will educated school

  • (2 years ago)

    Im a student at Azalea Middle School and i think the school is Excellent because i overlook the fighting that happens there once in a blue moon. We only get bad pablicity when one fight happens in like 5 months. Stop trashing my school.Just ignore fights that happen im in the Rennaisance Program 6th grade and its a blast. They allow you to eat in the class to make you feel safe so they put on a movie like the Wizard Of Oz. People say "what school are you going to"and i say Azalea Middle School what about you?"Then they look at me and say" Thats a bad school " but it actually is a good school. We do projects and competitions.I've gotten Honor roll 3 times and principal list my first time ever. When they answer they say " Madira Beach or Thurgood Marshal or elsewhere" but i don't care all i care about is my grades and family and safety. And i can asure you that i have full safety lunch P.E. classes and everywhere else! Some people say they hate it but it is only thier opinion. And my opinion is that Azalea Middle School is Amazing Excellent for me. We get to go on Field trips that are Educational like when we go to the Science Centers or to SPIFF.I am running out of characters now.

  • (3 years ago)

    You think this is play time? I'm sorry but this place is too disruptive. Sure the teachers are great but there a lot of drug users and sellers. They fight and disrupt class while I'm trying to get an education. And the teachers deserve to have there respect. I think the bad children should be transferred to the secondary school. Not recommended. Please don't send your child. This place is also dirty and vandalized.

  • (4 years ago)

    The school would have been great and all if it wasn't for the students attending the school. When I first entered Azalea Middle School I thought it was going to be a blast. Oh boy how wrong I was. People were always starting fights cursing [Potty Mouths] Skipping Bulling Teasing Mocking Horse Playing and heck a lot more horrible things. I'm glad I won't be attending this school next year. I definitely don't recommend you putting your kid in this School unless your kid want to get hurt.

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter is a straight A student and having her in this school was a major disappointment! We had to pull her out of this school today due to the lack of cooperation from the principal. My daughter was jumped and beaten by a very large girl whom is one of the schools bullies. After my wife went down to have the child punished or expelled the little thug keyed all the way down the side of my wifes new Lexus. Anyhow not much was done.... About a week ago five girls attemped to jump my daughter after several threats. The girls were suspended and came back yesterday ( March 1st ) and threatened her again- A conference was set up between the girls and afterwards thet were sent back to class- Free of and disciplinary action... I cannot believe how bad our wonderful state of Florida's education system has gotten...

  • (4 years ago)

    I go to Azalea and I can not STAND IT. The people are rude and the disruptive students get off with 'warnings' no matter what they do. Most of the teachers are good but they DO NOT get the respect they deserve while they teach and it really disgusts me. There are tons of fights and many students are pushed around and harassed in the hallways. Seriously PLEASE don't curse your kid by sending them here.

  • (7 years ago)

    I know that is one of the best schools I ever went to. I am a former student that graduated from there and I now go to the criminal justice Acdamey at Pinellas Park High School and I just wanted to say that the teachers do care about you and when they see that you are stuggling they try their hardest to help out on a educational/personal part. My friends and I always say if there was an Azalea High School I would soooo go there. we miss our teachers and the school it self. My brother is now going there and he is having the time of his life.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child attended Azalea Middle and my sister in law taught there for 4 years. I can personally say that the school lacks a lot of discipline. The students do not learn anything because the teachers do not have control of the classrooms. Students are very disrespectful to the teachers. Quite frankly speaking administration is to blame for all these problems. Administration has this discipline system called Positive Behavior Support which in the end only abuses the teachers even more. Students that do want to learn are unable to do so because the teachers are too busy dealing with discipline issues. If you want your child to learn do not send him/her to Azalea Middle!

  • (7 years ago)

    My son attends this school. We will be transferring him out for 2007/2008. It is the worst school. The teachers will not communicate with parents when asked. Terrible Terrible Terrible.

  • (8 years ago)

    My son goes to this school he loves it there!

  • (8 years ago)

    Azalea Middle school is the in my opinon the best school in St.Petersburg. My child is an 7th grader now and he loves it. Yes the school needs more security but it is a great school

  • (10 years ago)

    Azalea Middle School is a newer and physically beautiful school however it still needs improvement when it comes to safety and security as well as expanding its extracurricular activities. Azalea may need a stronger school officer or more officers for a school of its size. More hallway patrol is needed. Stricter rules and penalties regarding students respecting each other is definately needed. Name calling should not be tolerated by students or teachers. Security before school starts is important. Students wait by the gates to be let in in the morning and fights and theft happen there. Perhaps security cameras will help catch the students causing these crimes.

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