School Details

Orange Grove Middle Magnet School

3415 North 16th Street, Tampa, FL 33605
(813) 276-5717
7

(out of 10)

Public Grades 6-8 562 students 19 students/teacher (FL avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

57%
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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

60%
57%
56%
58%
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

52%
53%
47%
65%
53%
57%
59%
46%
49%
79%
68%
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.
85%
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

88%
64%
66%

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

Orange Grove Middle Magnet School is a public middle school in Tampa. The principal of Orange Grove Middle Magnet School is Dr. Shannon Butler, whose e-mail is Shannon.Butler@sdhc.k12.fl.us. 562 students go to Orange Grove Middle Magnet School and identify mostly as Multiracial; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 29% of the Orange Grove Middle Magnet School students have "limited English proficiency." 92% of the 562 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Orange Grove Middle Magnet School is 19:1. Young Middle Magnet 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

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

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Multiracial 5% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 33% 37%
Black, non-Hispanic 31% 21%
Hispanic 30% 34%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1% 3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 92% 60%
Limited English proficiency 29% 12%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    I am so happy with Orange Grove. I currently have a 7th grader and a 6th grader. Each have had different experiences primarily because they have different arts interests. But both have had amazing experiences. Both of my children are in advanced honors courses and have found the work to be on target with their educational needs. One of my daughters is "gifted" and she has been adequately challenged. The curriculum is the same as any school in Hillsborough County. If my neighborhood school is doing a science project on armadillos we are too. O.G. just has more to offer in the electives (because it is a magnet) than our neighborhood schools do. Administration under Dr. Butler and Mr. Finklestein is fantastic. The teachers are caring. My daughter's math teacher bought her lunch the other day because I forgot to pack it the night before. The arts teachers become family to your child. One of the great things about a magnet school vs. a neighborhood school is that kids that are not performing or behaving well can be asked to leave. Administration takes this seriously. My child told me that there are only 14 students in any of her core curriculum classes. We love OG!!

  • (1 year ago)

    I dont go to orange grove yet because im still 5th grade but next year i will go to orange grove. In 4th grade i went to orange grove for a fieldtrip and IT WAS AWSOME !!!!!!! . They have singing (chorous) dancing band and drama. It is also a really big middle school and orange grove is a good school unlike the other schools

  • (2 years ago)

    AWESOME SCHOOL. Altogether if you want to go to a performing arts middle school (or if you are a parent and want your child to go to a performing arts middle school) then Orange Grove is the place to go.

  • (3 years ago)

    My daughter started Orange Grove last year and has absolutely loved it! She loves dance and has thoroughly enjoyed the wealth of other electives offered by the school. These electives include art chorus drama stage craft orchestra and band (I may have missed one or two). The school also offers several after school sports programs.I was concerned initially that an arts school would not offer the same academic opportunities as the other science and math magnet schools. I was wrong. She was selected for math league and Orange Grove beat the science and math magnet schools in the area. She has excelled academically with high FCAT scores leading to opportunities to participate in an SAT prep course offered by Duke University and summer classes at USF. In dance she gets to perform in many recitals at community events and in competitions. Professional dancers from various styles do guest teaching and she was recently chosen to go to NYC to take classes at the American Ballet Theater. She is absolutely thrilled that she can dance two hours a day and still take honors math and science courses. This school is a dream for her and my son can't wait to attend Orange Grove next year.

  • (4 years ago)

    My child is finishing up 6th grade and I'm very happy with this school - it's small enough to where my child receives personal attention from teachers and even administrators and there are lots of creative outlets and after-school activities. I feel the communication to parents is WAY above average - they use Edline and teachers are always responsive to communication from home. The faculty understand creative kids.

  • (5 years ago)

    My daughter has always been creative so I was thrilled to find Orange Grove for her. While she loves her stagecraft class and after a rough start is happy there I have to say I'm disappointed. There is poor communication between the school and the parents there are very few extracurricular opportunities and my daughter is not being challenged academically there. My 5th grader has more homework than my 6th grader does!

  • (7 years ago)

    orange grove is such an amzing school. the teachers are great at teaching and the electives are fantastic. from drama dance art chrous drumline orchestra piano harp band business technology computer skills office help P.E journalism and stage craft the electives are taken so serious. the number of girfted students is incredible. And the advanced classes really are advanced. this school is a privelige to go to. and there are almost no fights or crime. I've gone there for three years and I've only ever seen one fight and heard about three. the teachers are devoted smart and fun to be with and they help each and every student. I'd recomend this school to any child.

  • (8 years ago)

    Orange Grove Middle is a wonderful school with high quality teachers and talented students. Children are given multiple opportunities to learn shine and explore their talents!

  • (9 years ago)

    Orange Grove changed me in a good way. I attened it for two years and then had to move away. The quality of learning is high. I loved this school and miss it everyday

  • (9 years ago)

    the options of electives at this school are very high. many choices to choose from.

  • (9 years ago)

    The quality of academic programs is horrible the teachers care but funding is atrocious. Sure we have music programs available but it doesn't seem like the administration cares about them. There is hardly any parent involvment.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have two children at Orange Grove. We are very pleased with the quality of the school and the attention the teachers give our children. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.

  • (10 years ago)

    Outstanding school with outstanding faculty. The school is committed to the performing arts and academics and the students have the opportunity to explore their creative side. My daughter had 3 periods of fine arts education per day including chorus drama & instrument. Behavior problems are less than in other middle schools in the area. Principal Arias has done a good job her first year however it would be nice to see her at more school activities. There is also a lot of fees for various school activities I wish they could reduce that.

  • (11 years ago)

    An excellent A+ school. Academics and Arts addressed with equal intensity. Small class size exceptional education materials and equipment and superb faculty. Parent participation encourage and facilitated. Creative and stimulating homework assignments given and completion is required. Excellent communication with parents regarding child's progress and needs.

  • (12 years ago)

    This is my daughter's third year at Orange Grove. She loves this school and I'm glad we made the extra effort and the drive to attend this Magnet School. The principal Mr. Perrone is the best. He is involved and makes sure he knows all of his students. The majority of the teachers are Great but there are a few lazy ones as in all schools. This school not only stresses the arts but also academics which is the most important. I do wish there were more extacurricular activities for the children to participate in. Overall Orange Grove is the Best.

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