Conniston Middle School

Public, Magnet 6-8

 3630 Parker Ave
       West Palm Beach, FL  33405-2113


(561) 802-5400

District: Palm Beach

SchoolDigger Rank:
797th of 1,136 Florida Middle Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $10,426 Help

Students who attend Conniston Middle School usually attend:

High:    Forest Hill Community High School

Feeder schools for Conniston Middle School:

Elementary:    Meadow Park Elementary School
    Palm Beach Public School
    South Olive Elementary School
    U. B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary

Student/teacher ratio:  16.8
Number of students:  1,140

Racial breakdown:

Hispanic:
71.0%
African American:
14.0%
White:
12.7%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  88%

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We updated the 2020-21 rankings and test scores for this school on Thursday, August 5, 2021.


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Compare Details Conniston Middle School ranks worse than 70.2% of middle schools in Florida. It also ranks 23rd among 36 ranked middle schools in the Palm Beach School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2021 the calculated Average Standard Score was 30.31. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Student population at Conniston Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: Hispanic (71%), African American (14%), White (12.7%). (See more...)
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Compare Details 88% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Conniston Middle School is 16.8, which is the 16th best among 36 middle schools in the Palm Beach School District. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Conniston Middle School is $10,426, which is the 13th highest among 36 middle schools in the Palm Beach School District.
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Schooldigger 2021 Rankings:

Conniston Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Conniston Middle School 797th of 1136 Florida public middle schools. (See Conniston Middle School in the ranking list.)

Palm Beach:

SchoolDigger ranks Palm Beach 46th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Conniston Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 39.94 383rd 593 35.4%
2005 45.44 361st 602 40.0%
2006 40.29 435th 675 35.6%
2007 31.26 531st 736 27.9%
2008 32.39 529th 740 28.5%
2009 37.06 530th 780 32.1%
2010 41.84 540th 839 35.6%
2011 40.83 571st 891 35.9%
2012 44.29 517th 897 42.4%
2013 40.82 581st 956 39.2%
2014 33.30 671st 999 32.8%
2016 35.06 650th 997 34.8%
2017 34.33 677th 1031 34.3%
2018 42.68 597th 1035 42.3%
2019 35.51 736th 1099 33.0%
2021 30.31 797th 1136 29.8%

Data source: test scores: Florida Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a teacher
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Open Quote Here is a principal that joins an "A" rated school and immediately takes it to a "C". He's been there over 6 years and it is still a “C”. Discipline runs amok. I can quote him as saying, "discipline is not my problem. That’s the teacher's problem. My job is to maintain the building." I thought that was the custodian's job. He utilizes AP courses to bolster the school grade but without success. His focus is on the brighter students. He and the rest of the administration bow down to a particular parent that provides funding and resources from PBAU. I know this because I was told to make an exception for this parent and their son. This violates district contracts. The principal is unprofessional and loses his temper at teachers. I know because he roasted me in front of my colleagues. He provides no support to new teachers. They sought help but he did nothing. Eg. A dance studio that was without mirrors, no bars and definitely not enough room for 40 kids. The students that were placed in this dance class as well as the art classes were the bottom of the barrel. The students have a term for the lack of direction there. They call it Conniston chaos. I witnessed students doing flips off the side of the building and another jumping from the second story balcony to the ground. The kids are shouting and running through the courtyard. The administration did nothing. The principal does not do faculty meetings. Faculty meetings are important for communication and to prepare for upcoming events, including FSA’s. To avoid attendance issues, I will quote him as saying that, "when I started here there used to be long lines in the office for tardiness now I just let the students go straight to class and leave the responsibility to the teachers to mark the student late. This creates a security issue and a student accountability concern. There were a couple of students who posted on social media that a student was going to shoot up the school. The post went viral. The parents and students panicked. Putting fear into people is an act of terrorism. No consequence was issued to the students who started the threat and terrorized the school. I know this because one of the students involved was back in my class the next day. Fire drills were chaotic too. A real fire occurred and the evacuation took 30 minutes. Power was lost for 3 hours another day and there was no plan. Close Quote


by a teacher
Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Open Quote This school is a terrible place to work. The administration is not supportive of teachers, parents, or students.

Additionally, you better hope your child doesn't need ESE services because the department is lacking in all areas Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Open Quote The staff and teachers are amazing. The principal and assistant principals are outstanding. They each care about the students as if they were their own children. They will go above and beyond to help each one of the students succeed. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Conniston Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 457 146 11 207 0 n/a n/a 0 821
1989 422 131 6 210 1 n/a n/a 0 770
1990 423 144 4 247 1 n/a n/a 0 819
1991 391 119 6 231 0 n/a n/a 0 747
1992 398 165 7 333 3 n/a n/a 0 906
1993 401 202 8 367 3 n/a n/a 0 981
1994 398 199 7 369 4 n/a n/a 0 977
1995 388 235 11 444 2 n/a n/a 0 1080
1996 388 235 11 444 2 n/a n/a 0 1080
1997 376 266 13 511 2 n/a n/a 0 1168
1998 319 245 9 507 2 n/a n/a 0 1082
1999 307 269 8 502 3 n/a n/a 0 1089
2000 296 237 9 485 1 n/a n/a 0 1028
2001 237 210 5 481 1 n/a n/a 0 934
2002 206 216 6 568 4 n/a n/a 0 1000
2003 206 216 6 568 4 n/a n/a 0 1000
2004 177 237 6 573 6 n/a n/a 0 999
2005 166 243 5 582 5 n/a n/a 0 1001
2006 154 232 5 550 3 n/a n/a 0 944
2007 155 214 5 538 1 n/a n/a 33 946
2008 162 185 9 554 2 n/a n/a 28 940
2009 165 165 12 550 4 n/a n/a 38 934
2010 174 160 20 602 2 n/a n/a 14 972
2011 165 167 14 641 2 1 13 0 1003
2012 181 176 14 707 4 0 15 0 1097
2013 183 187 12 719 3 0 16 0 1120
2014 181 166 16 747 5 0 19 0 1134
2015 171 172 14 787 4 1 13 0 1162
2016 175 165 15 792 9 3 19 0 1178
2017 187 172 15 807 4 9 19 0 1213
2018 194 160 21 809 7 8 17 0 1216
2019 192 158 13 783 5 6 15 0 1172
2020 179 155 11 843 7 0 13 0 1208
2021 145 160 9 809 3 0 14 0 1140

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Conniston Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 821 44.0 18.6 37.5
1989 770 50.0 15.4 39.5
1990 819 47.0 17.4 40.7
1991 747 46.0 16.2 42.8
1992 906 53.0 17.0 n/a
1993 981 54.0 18.2 51.3
1994 977 56.0 17.4 48.5
1995 1080 70.0 15.4 48.2
1996 1080 70.0 15.4 48.2
1997 1168 75.0 15.6 42.8
1998 1082 71.0 15.2 54.1
1999 1089 70.0 15.6 64.4
2000 1028 75.0 13.7 62.5
2001 934 62.0 15.1 68.1
2002 1000 58.0 17.2 72.1
2003 1000 58.0 17.2 72.1
2004 999 69.0 14.5 75.2
2005 1001 73.0 13.7 67
2006 944 69.0 13.7 69.4
2007 946 61.0 15.5 72
2008 940 64.0 14.7 71.2
2009 934 73.3 14.8 66.5
2010 972 61.0 15.9 70.9
2011 1003 64.0 15.6 70
2012 1097 69.5 15.7 71.5
2013 1120 64.0 17.5 75.6
2014 1134 63.0 18.0 80.6
2015 1162 65.0 17.8 82.5
2016 1178 68.0 17.3 82.7
2017 1213 70.0 17.3 82.4
2018 1216 72.0 16.8 81.3
2019 1172 67.0 17.4 79.2
2020 1208 67.5 17.8 76.4
2021 1140 67.5 16.8 88

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Conniston Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 821 44.0 18.6 37.5
1989 770 50.0 15.4 39.5
1990 819 47.0 17.4 40.7
1991 747 46.0 16.2 42.8
1992 906 53.0 17.0 n/a
1993 981 54.0 18.2 51.3
1994 977 56.0 17.4 48.5
1995 1080 70.0 15.4 48.2
1996 1080 70.0 15.4 48.2
1997 1168 75.0 15.6 42.8
1998 1082 71.0 15.2 54.1
1999 1089 70.0 15.6 64.4
2000 1028 75.0 13.7 62.5
2001 934 62.0 15.1 68.1
2002 1000 58.0 17.2 72.1
2003 1000 58.0 17.2 72.1
2004 999 69.0 14.5 75.2
2005 1001 73.0 13.7 67
2006 944 69.0 13.7 69.4
2007 946 61.0 15.5 72
2008 940 64.0 14.7 71.2
2009 934 73.3 14.8 66.5
2010 972 61.0 15.9 70.9
2011 1003 64.0 15.6 70
2012 1097 69.5 15.7 71.5
2013 1120 64.0 17.5 75.6
2014 1134 63.0 18.0 80.6
2015 1162 65.0 17.8 82.5
2016 1178 68.0 17.3 82.7
2017 1213 70.0 17.3 82.4
2018 1216 72.0 16.8 81.3
2019 1172 67.0 17.4 79.2
2020 1208 67.5 17.8 76.4
2021 1140 67.5 16.8 88

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Conniston Middle School

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2018 $795 (9.8%) $7,297 (90.2%) $8,092
2019 $937 (10.6%) $7,905 (89.4%) $8,842
2020 $749 (8.1%) $8,526 (91.9%) $9,275
2021 $1,134 (10.9%) $9,292 (89.1%) $10,426

Data source: Florida Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Conniston Middle School

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Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Ranks 736th of 1099 Middle schoolsRanks 797th of 1136 Middle schools
 3.2%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
6th Grade English Language Arts (Conniston Middle School)4035
 5%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5854
 4%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5452
 2%
6th Grade Mathematics (Conniston Middle School)3825
 13%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6044
 16%
   6th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5545
 10%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Conniston Middle School)4434
 10%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5349
 4%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5248
 4%
7th Grade Mathematics (Conniston Middle School)3213
 19%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)3521
 14%
   7th Grade Mathematics (Florida)5444
 10%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Conniston Middle School)4544
 1%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Palm Beach)5854
 4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Florida)5652
 4%
8th Grade Mathematics (Conniston Middle School)5542
 13%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Palm Beach)6448
 16%
   8th Grade Mathematics (Florida)4637
 9%
8th Grade Science (Conniston Middle School)3632
 4%
   8th Grade Science (Palm Beach)5147
 4%
   8th Grade Science (Florida)4845
 3%
End of Course Civics (Conniston Middle School)6045
 15%
   End of Course Civics (Palm Beach)7262
 10%
   End of Course Civics (Florida)7164
 7%
End of Course Algebra 1 (Conniston Middle School)8271
 11%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Palm Beach)6550
 15%
   End of Course Algebra 1 (Florida)6249
 13%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students11721140
 2.7%
African American158160
 1.3%
American Indian53
 40%
Asian139
 30.8%
Hispanic783809
 3.3%
Pacific Islander60
 100%
Two or More Races1514
 6.7%
% Free/Discounted Lunch Recipients79.2%88%
 8.8%




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SchoolDigger data sources: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census Bureau and the Florida Department of Education. School Attendance Areas provided by ATTOM.

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