School Details

Benito Middle School

10101 Cross Creek Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33647
(813) 631-4694
8

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 1054 students 18 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

62%
52%
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57%
60%

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
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

67%
57%
56%
59%
52%
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
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

64%
53%
47%
67%
53%
57%
62%
46%
49%
75%
68%
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.
89%
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 2012
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

92%
64%
66%

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 2012
  • Hillsborough County School District average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Benito Middle School is a public middle school in Tampa. The principal of Benito Middle School is MR. JOHN SANDERS and can be contacted at John.Sanders@sdhc.k12.fl.us. 1,054 children attend Benito Middle School and are mostly Asian/Pacific Islander, Asian, and Multiracial. 6% of the Benito Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 80% of the 1,054 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Benito Middle School is 18:1. Bartels 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

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Sports

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian/Pacific Islander 7% 3%
Asian 7% 3%
Multiracial 5% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 38% 37%
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 21%
Hispanic 23% 34%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 60%
Limited English proficiency 6% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    Benito I think is a good school. Ive been here for a mounth or so and its pretty good compared to other schools. ive been in so many different schools so i seen them all. but tsome things could be fixed such as the lunch situation. it so stubid how they have everyone line up. but mostly its a good school and you should go here

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to this school in 6th grade. It had the worst teachers ever and one of them just only liked the minorities and hated the white kids. There were so many fights and you never got anything done in class but otherwise I had two good teachers. Otherwise it is a nightmare.

  • (1 year ago)

    I am pleased with the quality of service from office staff to teachers. They are all very helpful and caring towards my daughter who is a grade 7th grade student.

  • (1 year ago)

    I an currently an 8th grader here at Benito ive been here since 6th grade and it is an amazing school. Im on the Yearbook Team so i usally see more behind the scenes at the school than any other child. I havent seen any bullying and nothing bad. There are some bad kids but with the help of the students we can confront them as soon as possible you deffenatly should enroll in this school its education is amazing <3 i probably wont miss benito but some of the teachers i will miss the best teacher to have in 6th grade is Ms.Schecter but she wont be there anymore after having her baby but if you had her you know what i mean. 7th grade Ms.E & 8th grade Ms.Orlando/Ms. Gordon. Thats my point a view hope you had an amazing time here <3

  • (2 years ago)

    I am in 6th grade and I LOVE THIS SCHOOL! It has really nice teachers no uniforms great elective courses and not a lot of homework(like TCMS). It does have some bullies but you can keep away from them. I have learned a lot this year!

  • (2 years ago)

    BENITO IS THE BEST SCHOOL IN THE WORLD IT"S SO MUCH FUN I STARTED THERE IN 6TH GRADE BUT THEN I MOVED AND IM NOW ATTENDING LIBERTY MIDDLE SCHOOL BENITO IS THE MOST BEST SCHOOL IVE BEEN TOO AND HAS A GREAT FRIENDLY ENVIROMENT ))))))))

  • (2 years ago)

    i went to this school for 6th and 7th grade it has fights bully and the teachers are so rude i can never get anything done in class

  • (2 years ago)

    I went to this school 6-8 grade and its not that bad. it has its fights like any other schools but the teachers are rude not all of them but most of them. i do not miss this school at all....

  • (3 years ago)

    I HAVE 2 CHILDREN THAT ATTEND THIS SCHOOL AND A 3RD.COMING IN THE FALL...i want to be more involved in therer life so i hope that benito has a pta and are accepting of the parental involvement that i want to have..

  • (3 years ago)

    I really did not like this school. Indeed i only did like it for my friends from my previous elementary school. Too much bullying. One kid in my old p.e class was a big bully. He hit my friend with a golden chain and made him bleed. i told the p.e teacher. You know what happened? NOTHING! The bully came the next day. I have also seen him hit my friends. Classes are too large teachers and administrators just DONT CARE! Its ridiculous. i came here in 6th grade but now i am in 7th grade and a former student at TCMS (A good school.) Please send your kids there if you REALLY want them to have the best education possible. Thanks.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school has excellent teachers strong principal leadership vary challenging programs I can't wait to go back

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my son`s first year in this school and I am nicely impressed about organization and discipline. Also staff is very open to discuss issues about your kid.

  • (5 years ago)

    Benito Middle School is wonderfully awesome. I am currently attending this school and I think it is really good. The teachers are great the music program is really fun and cool and basically the whole environment of Benito MS is very excellent.

  • (6 years ago)

    benito middle school is great and we couldnt be happier with it. the teachers are very caring and they help the students as much as they can. we have just came hear from a small town school in texas and my son loves it here more than anything

  • (6 years ago)

    The classes here at Benito are large and not all the teachers are teaching. There are no elective classes and the Outstanding band program is dwindiling along with the other electives. Although the change in principles was good The administration lacks involvement and seemingly could care less about the student body. Im glad to be out of this dump of a school!

  • (6 years ago)

    i think benito middle school is a good school and the teachers there are great and also have great teaching stratigys.They care about the student they teach and treat them as if they were there own

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student aty bms and have gone there 6th and 7th grade i love this school it has excellent teachers and a wonderful principal

  • (6 years ago)

    This is an average school. If you want the best for your child you should'nt send you child here. It isnt the worst depending upon what team you are placed in. I went to this school in 6th grade. My parents were dissapointed with my fcat scores so they moved me to another school. the location of this school does make it seem very good. But the discpline studies and teachers are not good at all. The teachers do not spend to much time on indivdual students.

  • (7 years ago)

    Big dissapointment! The school location makes you believe that this is a great school. There is no discipline and the staff answer is 'there is nothing we can do about it'. The principal is not active enough and there are too many bullies and thieves. I have spend a lot of many replacing my son's school items even his gym clothes if you can beleive it.

  • (7 years ago)

    i am an 8th grader at bms and ive been going there since 6th grade. the school could use some improving and some cleaning up. Especially the student bathrooms. i also think the whole locker deal is ridiculous. it is so hard to get to your locker when there are two people on top of you three people to your right and your left. it is nearly impossible. also the gym locker rooms could use some major cleaning up. the lockers should be bigger and not so close together so we could actually get to them without getting books and school supplies dropped on my head.

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