School Details

Madison Middle School

4444 West Bay Vista Avenue, Tampa, FL 33611
(813) 272-3050
3

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 813 students 13 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

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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 2014
  • Hillsborough average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

47%
57%
56%
39%
52%
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 2014
  • Hillsborough average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

43%
53%
47%
39%
53%
57%
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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.
72%
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 2014
  • Hillsborough average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

95%
64%
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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 2014
  • Hillsborough average
  • Florida state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Madison Middle School is a public middle school in Tampa. The principal of Madison Middle School is MR. JOSEPH BROWN, who can be contacted at Joseph.Brown@sdhc.k12.fl.us. 813 children attend Madison Middle School and identify as Multiracial, Hispanic, and Asian. 45% of the Madison Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 79% of the 813 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Madison Middle School is 13:1. Coleman 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

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Gymnastics
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 4% 4%
Hispanic 38% 34%
Asian 3% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 28% 21%
White, non-Hispanic 25% 37%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 60%
Limited English proficiency 45% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    6th grader at Madison. I laughed at some of these reviews because now is 2014-2015 and these kids are really rude and won't listen to teachers. Just cause work is too hard boring I choose to work cause I care for my future If these kids don't care about what they do and think that they're all that but let them be that way if the parents don't do anything about it guess what Broke. Let's say this for example Parents low on money and the child they had is 18+ but needs money that is unemployed for dropping out of highschool. The family would be broke now. Parents teach your kids I've been the same and now I'm in all advanced classes. ) By me getting to college will be my goal. My only word to the "Gangsters" of this school have fun working at mcdonalds or any job that doesn't gives you good money in the future. Kid's your choice. Parent's/Guardians who care for you and is strict is the best you can ever ask for they just want you to get somewhere in life.

  • (1 year ago)

    my son attended this school for his 6th grade year he went from a honor roll student in honors classes to a C and D student. His absence from one class was not excused when he was signed out early because he has to have allergy shots twice a week so he was failed in that class because the teacher wouldn't give him the make up work. I don't really think he's learning anything in this school because he's bored and he gets distracted when he's not challenged. The way they let some of those kids dress i.e. 8th graders because they don't have to wear uniforms is ridiculous. They also allow kids to steal. My son cell phone was stolen in the care of a teacher having it and they gave me a hard time about paying me back for it. Luckily my son will be attending Stewart next school year since he wants to go to college for engineering. I'm hoping his grades come back up with the change. I wouldn't recommend this school for any child that is above average in grades let alone a nice respectful kid.

  • (1 year ago)

    I have had 2 children attend Madsion with very positive outcomes! So many people talk very negative about it but it is changing! There are some VERY awesome dedicated teachers that only want the best for the kids. Are there problems...yes but there are issues at ALL middle schools but you no one talks about the 'good' schools. If we could just get more of the parents and community involved we could prove that we are a GREAT school!

  • (1 year ago)

    This is a little diamond in the rough of a school. The teacher are wonderful and the classrooms are filled with great kids. This is a school filled with lots of diverese kids which is what the world made of. So happy we gave the school a chance we have not been disappointed!

  • (2 years ago)

    I teach a special program at a host of schools in the Tampa Bay area and have to say Madison has been my most disappointing experience of schools so far. The teachers seem dedicated but the students at this school are just plain disgraceful. There was your mixture of apparently good kids and bad kids but the proportions in this school lean towards a bunch of little punks. In my class of 21 kids 5 of them were in the 8th grade now for the 2nd time. That is horrible percentages. I had 3 students who simply refused to participate and sat there with their heads down sleeping even though myself and the teacher tried to engage them and she threatened them with being sent to office. I was not sure if I was in a middle school or "in the hood" by he way these kids were allowed to speak and act both boys and girls. It was a bunch of little gangsters running around. This type of behavior should be discouraged yet in this school it seems the culture. My son is in elementary school now and there would be no way I would send him to this school good teachers or not I would not want him with these type of kids and in an environment where this culture was allowed.

  • (2 years ago)

    I have never been impressed w/Madison Middle School. I wish that I'd complained to the School Board about the ineffective methods used by the "powers that be" there b4 it was too late for my son. If more time was spent teaching the kids there than the time wasted on dealing w/petty issues our kids might learn something.

  • (2 years ago)

    Hello! My daughter is in the 7th grade at Madison. She is in the AVID program which I highly reccomend. Mrs. Chowning is one heck of a motivator and really loves her kids. Mr Pettyjohn is incredible he really connects with the students and goes above and beyond. I know quite a few kids in the STEM program and they are really challenged to excel. We as residents in South Tampa owe it to our kids to fill our local schools this will stop the bussing. I have had zero incidents with bullying. There is a HOST aftercare program. I am very glad I chose Madison.

  • (2 years ago)

    Um the students r wild and crazy at least 1 or two fights a day I was a student last year the school sports teams terrible I was in all boy sports I think they need to buckle down and control there students better my mom didn't like the school so we moved advise you parents to send you're students somewhere else immediately about 45% of the students are good are great the teachers are extraordinary they really care but again its a terrible learning environment.My favorite teacher is Mrs.Haskins she's an advanced honors teacher of the 6 th grade language arts. I'm not gonna put my name. Sincerely shadow walker

  • (3 years ago)

    Madison has improved. They have high school credit classes an increasing number of student are in these classes. We (me my son and daughter) feel it is moving in the right direction.

  • (3 years ago)

    @the person who posted on August 4 2011 I know Madison may be an ok middle school but I just have to say Coleman is just as good if not better so stop walking around saying it was the best decision of your "parent life" to send your kid to madison. All I'm trying to say is leave the words John A. Coleman Middle School OUT of your review. K? If you don't have anything nice to say DON'T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL.

  • (3 years ago)

    I recently transferred my child from a local middle school down the road (Coleman) to Madison and I thank god everyday that I made this choice. The staff at Madison have a true passion for their jobs. They bend over backwards for each and every student. Also my son is not in the STEM program. There is this rumor going around that the only good place at Madison is in STEM. Well that is not true. My son is receiving and excellent education from highly qualified teachers in an atmosphere which allows my son to be successful. Please do not elect to send you son/.daughter to attend another school send them to Madison if you care about their future.

  • (4 years ago)

    Madison Middle School is an amazing place to be in. It truly doesn't deserve the reputation that it has. Our principal is a charismatic man the faculty and staff are wonderful to work with and be taught by and the school spirit during athletic events is almost crushing. I'm a STEM student myself. I've experienced the prestige the excitement the challenge that the curriculum presents to you. The technology program is wholly what it describes itself as. The science teacher for STEM is the archetype both a mad scientist and devoted teacher; he makes us all laugh and learn like nobody's business. Math geography language arts I can't even describe what their effect has had on me. And I can't say enough for the jewels of teachers that habit in the traditional side of school as well. You can tell from my review that I'm proud to be a Mustang.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is such a great school. I had the best years of my life at Madison. There may be some bullying but what school doesnt have bullying. Mr. Haley the principle is so dedicated to his job and the students here. The front office staff is so welcoming as soon as you walk in the door. I love this school and i am so proud to be a Madison Mustang. (

  • (5 years ago)

    Its a overall good school Mr.Haley the principal is a very respectful man and I appreciate him very much they are working realy hard to make the school as safe as possible usually no fights (atleast not everyday) Our old reputation was dont go gang violence and stuff but thats not the case. I love my school Coleman is for preppy students The Homework is usually 30 minutes everynight sometimes no homework at all.!

  • (5 years ago)

    i love this school...itz so awesome...love the ppl teachers and administration

  • (6 years ago)

    All the teachers at this school have lowered their expectations to below average and do not push the students enough.

  • (6 years ago)

    I really don't like this school there is A LOT of bullying on at this school...

  • (6 years ago)

    There is still alot of bullying going on in this school.

  • (6 years ago)

    My child goes here and we've had nothing but improving grades the teachers are amazing and ever so nice and when you walk in your always warm welcomed.

  • (9 years ago)

    There is a lot of bullying going on at this school.

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