Students enrolled 1246
School leader MS. LAURA RIOPELLE
Transportation options Yes
District Palm Beach County School District
Before school Yes
After school Yes

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1798 Spanish River Boulevard
Boca Raton, FL 33431

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4 stars
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June 12, 2014
this school couldnt be better i love it. i cant explain the improvements i have made in these past days. thank you

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May 16, 2014
Terrific school! Both of my kids have attended and have had academically challenging and disciplined study. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
I'm currently an 8th grade student here at Don Estridge, and it's OK. MOST of the teachers here are amazing. There's just a select few that ruin it for me. Don't get me wrong; I've learned a great deal at this school and I felt safe, secure, and that I was getting a good education. There are just some teachers though who do not even come close to the others. They don't really pay attention to who's being disruptive and can get very off topic. Also, the administration has been going way overboard for lunches. We've had to have assigned seating and silent lunches at our only free time during school. That is definitely not fair to the students that do the right thing. Other than unfairness and some of the teachers, this school has a lot to offer. I highly recommend taking art as an elective. Mr. Green is fantastic and an inspiration. Also, Mr. Francis has an awesome technology class but that's about as high tech as it gets except for CPS. My test scores have gone up each year and I've learned a lot here. I have to say I will miss Don Estridge.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2014
As a former Don Estridge student I say in all honesty that this school didn't make me resent getting out of bed in the morning. The teachers are more than amazing at their job and try to improve if given constructive criticism. Yes there may be lots of homework, but only for difficult courses. If your child can`t handle the curriculum then they should get a schedule change. I left that school with three high school credits and a great education, I`m proud to say I`m the alumni of Don Estridge High Tech Middle School.

- submitted by a community member
December 08, 2013
Don't let the name fool you...There is nothing high tech about this school. 'High tech' means the kids have to use remote controls to enter their test answers so it's easier for the teachers to grade. Lots of homework, with little content. Academics take a back seat to everything, especially sports. There aren't any academic awards for 6th or 7th graders but 1st cuts of the volleyball team makes the front page of the website. Absolutely NO consistency in the use of the main communication channel (Edline). Teachers routinely post erroneous grades & do NOT keep the calendar updated. This means posted homework assignments aren't really due on the posted dates and tests/quizzes 'appear' out of nowhere the day before. This is NOT just 1 teachers: This is 75% of them. The icing on the cake are the 'Silent Lunches' where the kids are not allowed to talk during lunch. Ridiculous. Ironically there is no real discipline as students who are disruptive just have to leave class & come back the next day to repeat it. Students caught CHEATING ON TESTS are just asked to stop cheating. Things have changed since 2011 & Don Estridge is turning in his grave that this school carries his namesake.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2011
"The Don" is an awesome school. I highly recommend it! From the beginning, I was impressed with so many things. There was a helpful new parent orientation which was very organized and informative. The school is very safe (no/min bullies), no dudes with attitudes, no drugs, and it is impeccably clean. The teachers are very knowledgeable, helpful, caring, organized, positive people who use unique and creative ways to teach. They remind students of H W and upcoming tests. They go the extra mile to offer help! The admin, office staff and guidance staff is very helpful too. Any emails or problems were handed quickly and responded to. The courses included today's technology as promised. The only negative thing was the adaptation socially. Keep in mind only a certain amount ie,( 3-5) students from a lot of different schools in the county get picked for the lottery. Your child will not know many people going into the school. This could be a big adjustment if your child was socially active in elementary school.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2011
The schools teachers are ok. There is alot of different races. I did'nt like it because they treated me UNFAIRLY, i cant stress that anymore. I wouldn't want to see your kid have the same problem.

- submitted by a community member
July 20, 2010
An excellent school in all aspects from curriculum to staff. The students are all challenged academically. The behavior of students is to be commended.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2010
DEHTMS offers the best in learning within the public school system. Principal Karen Whetsell is one of the best administrators within the district. Her concern for the overall development of each child is amazing. She excels her communicating the concerns of the teachers to the parents and visa-versa. My child has achieved amazing success both academically and socially under the guidance of this strong, organizes, and caring institution. DEHTMS should be the nation's model for operating and conducting complete educational services to middle schoolers. The overall staff demonstrate their happy disposition by assisting everyone with every concern or need. The support staff is by-far the best I have ever seen. There are no problems that arise which are not addressed. The academic programs are the best available. My child explored world cultures, had mathematical challenges, scientific adventures, environmental experiences, musical and art experiences only seen from private instructors. Amazing School!

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no rating May 02, 2010
I love it because my Daughter's love it. The teachers are innovative and keep the kids inspired to learn. The motivation at this school is awesome and the administration is great and they are very involved and visible.

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April 14, 2010
When this school opened several years ago its 'tech' story had buzz. We're finding that it's tech focus is largely defined by technology in the classroom and not truly accelerated science and tech. Its basically a good public school in a nice neighborhood. But I get the sense that some of the specialization in public schools contains a healthy dose of marketing.

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- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2010
I love this school! The kids and teachers are all awesome. We get to learn so much, this is a great school. It is a great privlage to go there.

- submitted by a student
March 26, 2010
There are a lot of great teachers. The technology is awesome. The people and staff make learning fun

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no rating November 17, 2009
The school is very amazing!!!! We all should be so fortunate to be selected into this magnet lottery school!!!! It's amazing!!!

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December 12, 2008
Don Estridge is an awesome school! All the teachers are nice and they teach very well. I am in sixth grade currently and I think it is very awesome here. My favorite part of this school is the high tech class and band. In band we have concerts and play a bunch of music, in technology we do things like PowerPoint, word, excel, and more.

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July 26, 2008
My son just finished sixth; DEHTMS is a great school. The teachers are awesome, the students are smart, the school looks great ... it even has a great athletic and arts program. My kid did great on his FCAT's -- he's always done well but after a year there his scores were awesome. It's summer and he's actually looking forward for school to start again.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2008
My son just completed his first year of middle school and he absolutely loved it. The school is beautiful and the teachers and the staff are amazing. My daughter will attend there next year. We couldn't be happier with our experience so far. Go Dragons! :)

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no rating May 27, 2008
Both my kids are graduating from this school in May. They don't want to leave. :o) My kids and I have had a very positive experience here. The teachers are very good and caring. I feel it's the teachers that make the school, and this school is awesome in that area. I've dealt with ESE teachers and regular teachers there, so me have lot's of experience with them. Hope this helps anyone thats deciding about this school. Much luck to you all!!!

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November 25, 2007
I am currently in 7th grade at Don Estridge and I had attended in 6th. I love this school. The teachers are awesome. The students are clean cut and kind. The curriculum is regulated in different levels of challange. If you ha ve the chance to enter D.E.H.T.M.S DEFINATELY do so !

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no rating October 23, 2007
Nice kids, amazing curriculum, clean well maintained school! We're happy to be a part of such a great school!

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2007
I go to DEHTMS now, and it is the best middle school, just listening to what my friends say. Anyone who is thinking about appliying definately should.

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August 23, 2007
I attended DEHTMS for the first 3 years that it was open(6th, 7th, and 8th grade). It was the best school i have every attended. All of my teachers cared and that is hard to find in some schools. My 8th grade teachers prepared me for 9th grade, which I am in now. You would learn but have fun while doing it. All of the sport teams keep up with their grades. It is an amazing school.

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- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2007
this school has great teachers dedicated to teach students needed terms, great coaches with maintained fields, and a homey and safe learning enviroment for the students, if you ever get the chance you should join this school asap!!!!!

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July 19, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
June 30, 2007
I just love this school for my 7th grader! She has attended since 6th. The teachers are involved in the students' life and really care! This school is not a boundary school either. The students are selected from a lottery. So imagine how hard both the teachers and the students have to excel to make this a great school! Of course, the community location is a handy attribute. Fine arts at this school are great - my daughter loves band!

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April 10, 2006
Don Estridge is a great school. We had one problem with the busing system but it was taken care of by the principal within one day. The teachers are very interactive with the parents. They also have a grading system that is available online. The parents have accress to thier students work, homework and grades for the week online. The parent can also email with the teacher and on the same day recevie a response. Its a great school!

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2006
School is generally good, but several teachers rely on project learning, which my child doesn't adapt to. The social studies project had nothing to do with the topics taught in 8th grade history.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2006
This school is simply wonderful. Yes, the academics are certanly more challenging then the home school a student might attend(Don Estridge is a magnet school), but the teachers are the best I've seen. With the help of these wonderful teachers, my 8th grade daughter has received straight 'A's' for the first time. Now, it was not an easy grade, I assure you. There were loads of homework, complicated projects, and tests that you couldnt pass without studying, or so she told me. But the teachers were there for help before or after school or class, or via e-mail. My daughter loves this school, her new abilities to suceed in academics, and the fun-filled electives. This school is a great choice.

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March 16, 2006
My son attended 6th grade at DEHTMS. He has loved it every step of the way. They pick him up all the way in Boynton and drop him off. The teachers are friendly and involved. Also they use EDLINE intensivey which allows us to keep track of his progress. Lastly they keep most of thier textbooks and homework online which is cool because it always there on thier internet to access.

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Don Estridge High Tech Middle School
1798 Spanish River Boulevard, Boca Raton, FL  33431
(561) 989-7800
Last modified Don Estridge High Tech Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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