If the "review" I just read was in regards to the incident I witnessed in the office earlier in the week I found it very disheartening. Although I am not aware of the circumstances, I found it appalling the way the parent was treated by the Maypot employee. If the parent was treated in such a manner in front of other parents, how are these children being treated. behind closed doors? This is my chids last year at MCSM and I don't recall ever seeing this older woman before.
Love this school, however the new (2014-2015) Dean of Students leaves little to be desired. If your looking for help, understanding or compassion with a problem, avoid her at all costs, other than that, love it!
I have visited Mayport Middle School several times this year in order to better understand its approach to teaching as a Coastal Science Magnet School. Through my conversations with staff and my observations of student engagement, I have found it to be a wonderful learning facility. It is disheartening that its perception by others is outdated because many in our community are missing out on a real gem !
Our local middle school that continues to make changes to achieve academic excellence with our children, and helping those interested in doing well in school to be well.prepared for their high school.years!
I really like this school. Need more workshops for parent envolvment. I hope next year is better.
Mayport has a lot of support for children with ADHD. My Daughter was there last year and struggled a lot but Ms. Bonner, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. Harper and Mrs. Welch got together and got her back on track. Her Math Teacher Mrs. Spratling-Brown is awesome and really works with the kids and their parents to keep the kids on track also. There is also.a program called Team-Up and they have academics as well as other activities. The school fir the most part is awesome and my other daughter has been there since 6th grade and is now in 8th grade she has pretty much been the school baby. I appreciate them so much.
Mayport Middle is a amazing school to work with. The teachers are preparing students with real world scientific research experience. Students will be prepared for high school and, more importantly, beyond.
Great school with a new and interesting vision. One of very few schools looking at the Maritime sector from both a business and an ecological view.
Mayport Coastal Science Middle School is outstanding because of the teachers & their positive attitudes that help students explore, learn and get involved in their school & neighborhood. This academic year witnessed a large growth of students choosing to come to Mayport MS because of it's coastal science program. What I like is the "hands on" approach that permeates the school & immerses the students in a real world education. The students take great pride in working on projects that give back to their community. Ongoing projects: an aquaculture "business" raising marketable fish; raising dune vegetation for transplanting in a Jacksonville Park on the Atlantic Ocean; producing, writing, researching, editing and daily broadcasting of school related videos in-house & on the internet; maintaining and enhancing an on-campus nature trail that circles the school and it's pond. What I am hoping for is more people & businesses to recognize the talent & quality of the education available at Mayport Coastal Science Middle School - Atlantic Bch, FL. I urge citizens to visit the various on-campus events showcasing the talent and "cool" things the students are learning. Go Sharks !!!!
I have been associated with Mayport Coastal Sciences Middle School for seven years and I can honestly this is a family and student centered school. It is a richly diverse neighborhood school with a magnet theme. The administrators and staff are committed to making the student's middle school experience safe and academically challenging. The acceleration courses have prepared many of the students for acceptance into the high school AICE, IB, and AVID programs.
The best choice I have ever made in regards to my son's education. The coastal science magnet is outstanding. The teachers are dedicated and go above and beyond. The administrative is very supportive and they are truly involved in leading by example. My son has thrived at Mayport Middle School and I am very grateful.
The magnet program is phenomenal. We do not live at the beach but selected this school for its magnet program and are very happy with our decision. They have worked hard to make this school the success it has today. The teachers care about student s success and will go the extra mile to offer tutoring, if needed. They have extracurricular programs that fit with the magnet concept. We are very happy with this school.
Mayport Middle School is a great school. The Coastal Sciences Magnet program is good for being so new. Middle School is a difficult age to have kids focused on their studies instead of peer pressure and socializing. We had a great experience with teacher and parent communication.
I grew up in Mayport then we moved in town. My daughter had the wonderful opportunity of being able to attend the magnet school this year for 6th grade. Of all of the middle schools in Jacksonville, this one is one of the best. My daughter is an average student but was struggling in math during elementary years. She gained confidence and had such wonderfully supportive teachers at Mayport. She enjoyed the double science classes, the facilities are unique and "fun", I like that the 8th graders are segregated to another part of the school. The Shark Bite summer program was an excellent introduction to middle school for 6th graders and I highly encourage them to attend. There are several afterschool programs for enrichment, team sports, and parent involvement opportunities. If you live in Jacksonville or the surrounding area you should always expect "diversity" so no one should be commenting negatively on that. It is what it is in that respect, but this school seems to be very well rounded and has a strong disciplinary program for those who need it. We lived in Arlington and the bus transportation available was a nice bonus although we had some bus "issues". Something to work on.
my daughter went there for 6th grade to the coastal science magnate. we got her class schedule and there were coastal science classes on the schedule. then somehow they switched her classes so instead of coastal science classes for the year, she was stuck in "process skills" with children from all ages (some high school age due to failing so much) where she had to endure children fighting around her and using less than good language. The class mostly involved watching movies and playing with legos and clay. She took no coastal science classes. In other classes there was a pre and a post test for each chapter of the book. the pretest was closed book, the post test, open book so the kids would fail the pre and get a high grade on the post. I am assuming this was to boost grades to show how good the teachers were teaching. I also had to call the police for being threatened by another students mother in the office. I am sure there are great things to be said about this school, but i cannot think of any. When we talked to the process skills teacher about the fighting etc. she told us that there was nothing she could do. we pulled her out of the magnate program.
Great school with a faculty and staff who care about the achievement of the students. The Coastal Sciences program provides a hands-on approach to learning. Parent are invited to be involved in every activity throughout the building. The communication network is the best I have seen at any school.
my son is about to enter the 8th grade at mayport. we have been very pleased with the teachers, administration and curriculum at Mayport. He has been in advanced classes, which is a real PLUS. The size of the school was the main draw for me (much smaller than our neighborhood school) and then the coastal science magnet portion made it a total package. My son has been allowed to truly develop his personality as the teachers know the students as individuals and not just a number in the classroom!
I love Mayport Middle, it's very diverse and the environment is safe. My son was there for 2 years and only left because I received new orders. He was in advanced classes and the curriculum is very challenging, and there's a lot of activities after school.
I am a little shocked to see Mayport Middle as a 4. Being a military spouse and teacher, this is the best Middle School that I have had experience with. Their transitioning programs for the students are above and beyond expectations. The staff that have been a part of my daughter's learning experience have been outstanding. There is open communication between teacher and parent, as well as guidance and administration. I am thrilled that we have one more year before our next transfer. My son will have the chance to enter sixth grade here at Mayport!
I love Mayport, and when i complete my final year at this school I will be devastated to have to leave. Great teachers have successfully made my FCAT scores excel. I'm in classes that have between 14 to 21 students in a class, so the teachers are there whenever I need help. There are multiple programs and after-school activities that offer me help with homework or provide me with tutoring. Yes, I wouldn't want to go anywhere else but Mayport Middle School. Go Sharks!
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