Our mission is to provide a quality academic program that prepares students to become responsible and successful in our global society.
Fort King Middle School will foster a safe learning environment that will provide opportunities for all students to learn enthusiastically, perform academically and creatively at their maximum potential to achieve individual success.
Fort King Middle School is a neighborhood school located within the city limits of Ocala. The school building was constructed in 1963 with a major expansion completed in 2001. The physical plant consists of 43 classrooms, a gym, a cafeteria, and a modern media center. Our science-technology laboratory, the Technosphere, was constructed through DOE grant money in 1996.
Recent additions include four computer labs: Two state of the art instructional labs, one networked remediation lab, an Enterprise 180 lab, school wide LAN/WAN and student internet access in every classroom, with an additional ten student computer workstations in the media center. Every teacher has a computer in his/her classroom with access to the county-wide database.
The school has three administrators: The Principal, an Assistant Principal for Discipline, and an Assistant Principal for Curriculum. The faculty consists of 60 teachers, one media specialist, two guidance counselors, and 32 other instructional support staff. Approximately 69% of the staff have Bachelor's degrees and 31% have a Master's degree or above.
Fort King’s population has a mobility rate of approximately 43%, and is comprised of 1013 students. The school is comprised of approximately 31% minority students and 69% Caucasian students. The school has an equal distribution of males and females. Approximately 45% of the students are eligible for free or reduced lunch.
The school serves a number of students in special programs. Approximately 3.4% of the students are in the gifted program, 12% of students are in programs for mildly handicapped students and 3% of students are in programs designed for moderately or severely handicapped students. 7.1% of students are served in ESOL programs.
Research shows that student attendance is directly related to student performance. Fort King has an overall attendance rate of approximately 94%. 29% of students were absent 11 days or more. 5% of students were absent 21 or more days.
Through cooperation with school and community, Fort King Middle School believes it will continue to grow in ways that will help it meet the changing needs of the community.
Officer Wissinger, our school resource officer, created a tip sheet for parents and students to help keep students safe and trouble free. Click on the link to read these valuable tips. Tip Sheet
Parents, Marion County Public Schools wants to hear from you. The district and its 53 schools want to know how they can better serve students, parents, caregivers, and other stakeholders in our local community. With parents taking more interest in their children’s education, the district’s latest Parent Survey is now available online and at each school.
Parents can access the survey at www.marionschools.net/parentsurvey. The survey is available in both English and Spanish.
Custodial parents/guardians may go to any school where they have a child enrolled to receive login and password information.
Photo ID must be provided to obtain login and password information.
For more information, please click Skyward Family Access link above.
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First Bell -- 9:20 AM
Tardy (Late) Bell -- 9:25 AM
Teacher Day -- 8:15 AM - 4:00 PM
Early Release Times -- 1:45 PM
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