School Details

Lake Weir Middle School

10220 Southeast Sunset Harbor Road, Summerfield, FL 34491
(352) 671-6120
4

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1312 students 19 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 2012
  • Marion County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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56%
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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 2012
  • Marion County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

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48%
47%
50%
49%
57%
36%
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49%
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40%
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.
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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 2012
  • Marion County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Lake Weir Middle School is a public middle school in Summerfield. The principal of Lake Weir Middle School is MS. STEPHANIE CALLAWAY. 1,312 children attend Lake Weir Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 2% of the Lake Weir Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 83% of the 1,312 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Lake Weir Middle School is 19:1. Belleview Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

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

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • Cross country
  • Field hockey
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 57% 53%
Multiracial 5% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 20% 20%
Hispanic 16% 20%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.6%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.6% 2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 83% 32%
Limited English proficiency 2% 5%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (10 months ago)

    Very disappointed in this school. My daughter has been going there for 2 years and both years it has been one thing after another. This year her math teacher was bullying her and another teacher broker her musical instrument (then she completely denied it). The culture among the kids are terrible. There doesn't seem to be much devotion among the teachers and there is little communication between parents and the teacher (of course I'm not referring to all the teachers)

  • (5 years ago)

    lake weir middle school is the best school ive ever been to.

  • (6 years ago)

    I don't know what school the first lady is talking about but that sure isn't my school this is one of the best schools around and I know that to be true. People are always friendly and you couldn't ask for a better environment for kids to be educated in. )

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a 7th grader at Lake Weir Middle school and I love it the teachers are very nice and really explain what they are teaching you. LWMS also has alot of things to do before or after school like volleyball track Drillteam Flag FFA and Majoretts. LWMS also has clubs that we go to on half days for 5th and 6th block. The princeable at Lake Weir Middle school is making alot of great changes last year was his first year has princable at lake weir middle. I would not go to any other middle school.

  • (6 years ago)

    My daughter just started LWMS and I am very happy with her teachers the administration and her guidance counselor. The school grounds are very clean and the landscaping is pretty. There is a nice water garden just outside the library. When I have visited the school recently I have been met in the hallways with pleasant greetings from teachers and support staff. I am looking forward to many successful and happy years at LWMS!

  • (7 years ago)

    I go to this school and I love it. I would not move for anything. I love it there. Great teachers who care about you.

  • (7 years ago)

    This is my daughters first year at lake weir and I think it is one of the worse schools around. I have two older daughters who didnt attend this school and I am so greatful for that. The teachers just do not seem to care. I had to practically pull teeth to get a conference. You would think that teachers who have been at this school as long as they have would be awesome but it is just the opposite. I really believe they are burnt out.

  • (7 years ago)

    LWMS is a ok school. They need more sports programs to get the kid's into so they stay out of trouble after school. The new principal at the school is doing ok but more changes need to be done.

  • (7 years ago)

    With the new principal I think this school will be great this year my daughter loves this school her second year there and she is in advance classes and loves going every day and the do there best in fcat training all year which is also helpful to her. After finding out that we are third in the state I'm very happy to her that even more.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am thinking of relocating by parents. My son attends a 9 rating school in tampa is in gifted classes. This would councern me for a change for educational purposes. There needs to be PARENTs that have involvment in school. That is why Coleman in Tampa is a 9 star school. My son may be to advanced for this school. May be some help would do by a concerned parent. Activities Band Art Launguage Drama Computers this is just to name a few at Coleman...Please respond if would like to talk Robbie

  • (7 years ago)

    I wouldn't recommend Lake Weir Middle. Not enough Parent/Teacher communication. No after school extracurricular activities. No encouragement to do better or reward for doing well. Most Teachers caliber and ability left a lot to be desired. LWMS also has In School Suspension rather than better programs such as After school suspension or Saturday School. Would not recommend this school I feel it needs to make big changes and has for years.

  • (8 years ago)

    Lake Weir is a wonderful school. This is my son's second year and he loves it! The teachers are always helpful and available if I have any questions or concerns. I am proved to have my son in Lake Weir Middle and looking forward to another great year!

  • (9 years ago)

    I think Lake Weir Middle School is a great school. We have a high percentage of students who come from a very rural area in southeastern Marion County. Our mobility rate is 39% which makes it very hard to help our students be ready for the FCAT. All the teachers are dedicated to their students and many have worked at the school for more than 15 years. We do the very best for our kids with afterschool programs but it is hard since we are in a rural area. Come on over. I think you will like it. I have worked there as a teacher for more than 20 years and drive 18.5 miles each way to do so. I wouldn't think of leaving before I retire.

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