Largo Middle School

Public, Magnet 6-8

 155 8th Ave SE
       Largo, FL  33771-2147


 (727) 588-4600

 School Website

District: Pinellas

SchoolDigger Rank:
736th of 1,081 Florida Middle Schools


Student/teacher ratio:  18.0
Number of students:  812

Racial breakdown:

White:
44.1%
Hispanic:
28.8%
African American:
16.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  69.6%

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We updated the 2018-19 rankings and test scores for this school on Friday, June 28, 2019.


Performance Trends
Compare Details In 2019, Largo Middle School ranked worse than 68.1% of middle schools in Florida. It also ranked 14th among 21 ranked middle schools in the Pinellas School District. (See more...)
Compare Details In 2019 the calculated Average Standard Score was 34.32. (See more...)
Student Body
Compare Details Student population at Largo Middle School is diverse. Racial makeup is: White (44.1%), Hispanic (28.8%), African American (16.6%). (See more...)
Compare Details 69.6% of students are receiving a free or discounted lunch. (See more...)
Teachers
Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Largo Middle School is 18. 12 middle schools in the Pinellas School District have better student/teacher ratios. (See more...)
Compare Largo Middle School employs 45 full-time teachers.
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Schooldigger 2019 Rankings:

Largo Middle School:

SchoolDigger ranks Largo Middle School 736th of 1081 Florida public middle schools. (See Largo Middle School in the ranking list.)

Pinellas:

SchoolDigger ranks Pinellas 38th of 68 Florida school districts. (See district ranking list.)

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Rank History for Largo Middle School

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools FL State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
2004 51.96 306th 593 48.4%
2005 57.45 279th 602 53.7%
2006 51.50 342nd 675 49.3%
2007 58.11 316th 736 57.1%
2008 55.87 354th 740 52.2%
2009 51.07 415th 780 46.8%
2010 40.57 550th 839 34.4%
2011 29.93 656th 891 26.4%
2012 23.08 699th 897 22.1%
2013 24.02 740th 956 22.6%
2014 17.55 851st 999 14.8%
2016 23.06 781st 997 21.7%
2017 31.98 701st 1031 32.0%
2018 32.76 702nd 1035 32.2%
2019 34.32 736th 1081 31.9%

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

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by a parent
Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Open Quote My daughter enrolled in the IB program that started at LMS this past year. I was hesitant to allow her to attend because of the reviews; but changed my mind after visiting the school a few times and watching the students interactions with each other. I am so glad I did as this was the best year she has ever had in school. The teachers and staff were great; the principal and vice principle are very caring and involved. The music department is outstanding. She really enjoyed the year and is very excited about 2016/2017! All I can say is don't be put off by the low test scores; if you are a motivated student you will do well. The school has a lot of lower income and English as second language students who struggle. However, from what I have seen, the schools really works with these students to encourage and motivate them. That is something a lot of schools do not do as they are only worried about the test scores and try to push out any student who cannot help the scores. Largo Middle School staff actually cares much more about the students and strives to help them all; they are not just concerned about test scores. They seem to understand the difficulty many students in this demographic have with standardized tests. I knew we had made the right choice when my daughter came home after the first month or so and said "I LOVE MIDDLE SCHOOL"! By the way, she scored a 5 on the FSA in both ELA and MATH. Close Quote


by a parent
Saturday, April 16, 2016

Open Quote A school that does not handle the problems that go on!!! Bullying left and right from kids and parents nothing done!!
My child has subs in almost all her classes daily!! Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Open Quote Not sure if this is where I'm supposed to post, but maybe someone can point me in the right direction.

My two grandsons were not allowed to walk in their graduation ceremony today because they had on jeans ( clean,pressed & golf like shirts ) One of them was supposed to get two awards. How do you think that made him feel ? Meanwhile there were children there in shorts & tee shirts. & girls looking like they were going to a nite club. When we went to the office to see if they would make an exception, they flat out said NO. The one woman we spoke to had on jeans & when we said " you have on jeans " her response was 'AND ' very rude !
There were also other office personnel wearing flip flops. We again asked " shouldn't you be setting an example, if the children have to dress a certain way, shouldn't the staff also ?
They said an emphatic NO ! Again rude...
There was NEVER a letter sent home telling them how to dress for graduation, just to look presentable, which they were. More so than the ones in shorts & tee shirts & nite club dresses.
My grandsons were embarrassed & upset. After all it was the last day of school & their last day in that school. ( Largo Middle ) They also never got to call anyone to bring them other pants either until right before the ceremony started. Someone needs to address this problem. If they are supposed to wear certain things then parents should be informed or have them wear cap & gown. They talk about Children first, well this school obviously DOES NOT put the Children First.
To let them leave there without graduating with classmates they have been going to school with for three years, it's humiliating & not very good for self esteem. I think they owe these & the other children they sent home a huge apology. They will never get that graduation back again !
I for one am appalled at such behavior by adults that are supposed to be shaping our youth & teaching them right from wrong. This was clearly WRONG in every sense of the word.

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Enrollment information for Largo Middle School

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
1988 1019 145 17 9 2 n/a n/a 0 1192
1989 995 146 16 5 1 n/a n/a 0 1163
1990 1032 119 18 15 0 n/a n/a 0 1184
1991 1036 135 18 20 1 n/a n/a 0 1210
1992 1066 152 24 26 1 n/a n/a 0 1269
1993 1068 146 20 29 4 n/a n/a 0 1267
1994 1084 150 23 38 2 n/a n/a 0 1297
1995 1033 151 28 35 3 n/a n/a 0 1250
1996 1033 151 28 35 3 n/a n/a 0 1250
1997 1047 166 36 40 3 n/a n/a 0 1292
1998 1046 192 32 35 3 n/a n/a 0 1308
1999 1025 197 31 38 3 n/a n/a 0 1294
2000 965 179 32 57 1 n/a n/a 0 1234
2001 1011 192 30 101 2 n/a n/a 0 1336
2002 1169 236 33 121 9 n/a n/a 0 1568
2003 1169 236 33 121 9 n/a n/a 0 1568
2004 1036 234 31 115 12 n/a n/a 0 1428
2005 884 198 27 139 11 n/a n/a 0 1259
2006 808 184 20 159 10 n/a n/a 0 1181
2007 727 151 23 189 5 n/a n/a 44 1139
2008 681 143 28 201 7 n/a n/a 46 1106
2009 635 148 23 177 4 n/a n/a 59 1046
2010 618 170 27 159 7 n/a n/a 77 1058
2011 537 187 28 142 6 3 28 0 931
2012 522 176 28 186 4 1 29 0 946
2013 428 142 20 200 4 4 31 0 829
2014 381 150 26 218 3 5 39 0 822
2015 325 119 25 211 4 6 43 0 733
2016 325 131 24 216 2 6 55 0 759
2017 349 125 30 217 3 3 49 0 776
2018 358 135 35 234 3 4 43 0 812

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 Largo Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1192 68.0 17.5 37.7
1989 1163 68.0 17.1 31.5
1990 1184 68.0 17.4 30.0
1991 1210 64.0 18.9 30.8
1992 1269 69.0 18.3 26.5
1993 1267 61.0 20.8 25.8
1994 1297 61.0 21.3 35.5
1995 1250 65.0 19.2 29.5
1996 1250 65.0 19.2 29.5
1997 1292 64.0 20.2 34.1
1998 1308 60.0 21.8 33.6
1999 1294 60.0 21.6 44.7
2000 1234 59.0 20.9 41.1
2001 1336 62.0 21.5 42.2
2002 1568 74.0 21.2 48.4
2003 1568 74.0 21.2 48.4
2004 1428 71.0 20.1 51.7
2005 1259 71.0 17.7 53.5
2006 1181 67.0 17.6 50.2
2007 1139 63.0 18.1 54.9
2008 1106 65.0 17.0 53.9
2009 1046 68.1 17.4 59.6
2010 1058 61.0 17.3 68.3
2011 931 58.0 16.0 67.7
2012 946 60.0 15.7 71.8
2013 829 53.0 15.6 72.1
2014 822 51.0 16.1 44.2
2015 733 44.0 16.6 53.3
2016 759 44.0 17.2 62.7
2017 776 47.0 16.5 61.5
2018 812 45.0 18.0 69.6

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 Largo Middle School

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
1988 1192 68.0 17.5 37.7
1989 1163 68.0 17.1 31.5
1990 1184 68.0 17.4 30.0
1991 1210 64.0 18.9 30.8
1992 1269 69.0 18.3 26.5
1993 1267 61.0 20.8 25.8
1994 1297 61.0 21.3 35.5
1995 1250 65.0 19.2 29.5
1996 1250 65.0 19.2 29.5
1997 1292 64.0 20.2 34.1
1998 1308 60.0 21.8 33.6
1999 1294 60.0 21.6 44.7
2000 1234 59.0 20.9 41.1
2001 1336 62.0 21.5 42.2
2002 1568 74.0 21.2 48.4
2003 1568 74.0 21.2 48.4
2004 1428 71.0 20.1 51.7
2005 1259 71.0 17.7 53.5
2006 1181 67.0 17.6 50.2
2007 1139 63.0 18.1 54.9
2008 1106 65.0 17.0 53.9
2009 1046 68.1 17.4 59.6
2010 1058 61.0 17.3 68.3
2011 931 58.0 16.0 67.7
2012 946 60.0 15.7 71.8
2013 829 53.0 15.6 72.1
2014 822 51.0 16.1 44.2
2015 733 44.0 16.6 53.3
2016 759 44.0 17.2 62.7
2017 776 47.0 16.5 61.5
2018 812 45.0 18.0 69.6

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.




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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.

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