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Choosing the right middle school for your children can prove to be a daunting task. Middle school is when children start to flex their growing independence. This is a critical transition period for students. As they assert their independence, their responsibilities increase, they attend multiple classes and their academic performance are closely monitored and graded. Schools focus on preparing them for the more rigorous academic grind in high school.

We are making this task easier for you by comparing two above average middle schools: O'hara Lanier Middle School and Freeport Intermediate. We compiled relevant data for you to be able to make an informed decision. Both schools are under the jurisdiction of the Brazosport ISD.

O'hara Lanier Middle School’s regular student population is 424 with a 13 students/teacher ratio. The student population at Freeport Intermediate is 515 students and a 13.4 students/teacher ratio.
Performance Indicators
O'hara Lanier Middle School earned a State accountability rating of B (80-89) based on three domains: student achievement, school progress and closing the gaps. Scores are scaled from 0 to 100 to align with letter grades. The school scored 75 in student achievement, 85 in school progress, and 73 in closing performance gaps. It scored 81 overall in post-secondary readiness, a broad term that refers to student preparedness to undertake multiple pathways after graduation, or specifically, their preparedness for college education.

On the other hand, Freeport Intermediate also garnered a State accountability rating of B. The school posted 75 in student achievement, 86 in school progress, 83 in closing performance gaps and 85 overall in post-secondary readiness.
B
Good
  4/5
75
Student Achievement
85
Student Progress
73
Closing Performance Gaps
81
Overall
B
Good
  4/5
75
Student Achievement
86
Student Progress
83
Closing Performance Gaps
85
Overall
Distinction Designations
A distinction designation acknowledges districts and campuses for outstanding achievement based on the outcomes of several performance indicators. Distinction designations are awarded for achievement in several areas and are based on performance relative to a group of campuses of similar type, size, grade span, and student demographics.

It is in this area where the two schools differ. O'hara Lanier Middle School’s two out of seven distinctions are in Mathematics and with 25% student progressFreeport Intermediate’s six out of seven distinctions are in Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, post-secondary, with 25% student progress and 25% closing performance gaps.
2/7
Based on 2019
75STAAR Data
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
6/7
Based on 2019
75STAAR Data
Read/ELA
Mathematics
Science
Social Studies
Post-Secondary
Comparative Academic Growth
Comparative Closing the Gaps
Student Demographics
Based on Racial/Ethnic Groups, the dominant group in O'hara Lanier Middle School are Hispanics who make up nearly 70.28% of student population, followed by Whites or Caucasians (15.57%), African Americans (10.85%), Two or More Races (2.36%), Native Americans (0.71%) and Asians (0.24%).

At Freeport Intermediate, Hispanics make up 71.46% of student population, followed by Whites or Caucasians (16.89%), African Americans (7.77%), Two or More Races (2.91%), Native Americans (0.58%) and Asians (0.39%)

Based on household incomes, the O'hara Lanier Middle School’s economically disadvantaged students are lower at 81.37% compared to 80.78% at Freeport Intermediate.

In terms of Limited English Proficiency (LEP), a term used in the United States that refers to a person who is not fluent in the English Language, mainly because it is not their native language, O'hara Lanier Middle School has a higher number of English Language Learners comprising 18.40% of its student population compared to 14.76% at Freeport Intermediate.

O'hara Lanier Middle School’s bilingual students comprise 17.45%, gifted and talented students, 9.43%, while 11.32% are in the special education program. Freeport Intermediate bilingual students comprise 14.76%, gifted and talented students, 7.96%, and 7.77% are in the special education program.
Racial/Ethnic Groups
Total Students 424
African American 10.85% (46 students)
Hispanic 70.28% (298 students)
White 15.57% (66 students)
Asian 0.24% (1 student)
Native American 0.71% (3 students)
Two or More Races 2.36% (10 students)
Economically Disadvantaged 81.37% (345 students)
Limited English Proficiency 18.40% (78 students)
Total Students 515
African American 7.77% (40 students)
Hispanic 71.46% (368 students)
White 16.89% (87 students)
Asian 0.39% (2 students)
Native American 0.58% (3 students)
Two or More Races 2.91% (15 students)
Economically Disadvantaged 80.78% (416 students)
Limited English Proficiency 14.76% (76 students)
Program
Bilingual 17.45% (74 students)
Gifted & Talented 9.43% (40 students)
Special Education 11.32% (48 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 3.07% (13 students)
Bilingual 14.76% (76 students)
Gifted & Talented 7.96% (41 students)
Special Education 7.77% (40 students)
Teacher Student Ratio 2.60% (13 students)
Staff Profile
O'hara Lanier Middle School’s 33 teachers have been working at the campus for an average of 3.1 years with individual teaching experience averaging 6.4 years. Teachers at Freeport Intermediate, numbering 38 teachers, have been serving the school for an average of 7.3 years with individual teaching experience averaging 11 years.

Of its teaching staff, O'hara Lanier Middle School has two teachers serving the school for over 20 years, six teachers have worked for 11-20 years, five teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 16 teachers have worked for 1-5 years, including four beginning teachers. Freeport Intermediate has five teachers serving the school for over 20 years, 10 teachers have worked for 11-20 years, nine teachers have worked for 6-10 years, while 14 teachers have worked for 1-5 years, including one beginning teacher only.

In both schools, female teachers outnumber the male teachers. At O'hara Lanier Middle School there are 29 female teachers and three male teachers. Of its teaching staff, three special education teachers are being assisted by 10 teachers aides or paraprofessionals. In addition to its teaching staff, the school has three staff members in the school administration department and four more working as school support staff.

At Freeport Intermediate there are 26 female teachers and 12 male teachers. Of its teaching staff, there are two special education teachers and six teachers aides or paraprofessionals. The school also employs three staff members working for the school administration and four more working as school support staff.
Experience
Over 20 years 5.50% (2 teachers)
10 - 20 years 18.04% (6 teachers)
6 - 10 years 15.29% (5 teachers)
1- 5 years 48.93% (16 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 12.23% (4 teachers)
Teacher Experience Average 6.4 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 3.1 yrs
Over 20 years 13.58% (5 teachers)
10 - 20 years 24.80% (10 teachers)
6 - 10 years 22.45% (9 teachers)
1- 5 years 35.77% (14 teachers)
Beginning Teacher 3.39% (1 teacher)
Teacher Experience Average 11 yrs
Teacher Tenure Average 7.3 yrs
Teacher Type
Female Teachers 89.60% (29 teachers)
Male Teachers 10.40% (3 teachers)
School Admin 3
School Support 4
Edu Aids 10
Special Education 3
Female Teachers 68.67% (26 teachers)
Male Teachers 31.59% (12 teachers)
School Admin 3
School Support 4
Edu Aids 6
Special Education 2

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Compare O'hara Lanier Middle School with Nearby Schools

  Name Ratings Distance
Freeport Intermediate
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  Good 
  Good 
0.66 miles
Clute Intermediate
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  Average 
  Average 
4.61 miles
Rasco Middle School
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  Average 
  Average 
7.16 miles
Lake Jackson Intermediate
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  Excellent 
  Excellent 
7.38 miles

Compare Freeport Intermediate with Nearby Schools

  Name Ratings Distance
O'Hara Lanier Middle School
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  Good 
  Good 
0.66 miles
Clute Intermediate
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  Average 
  Average 
5.07 miles
Rasco Middle School
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  Average 
  Average 
7.4 miles
Lake Jackson Intermediate
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  Excellent 
  Excellent 
7.71 miles

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