« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
6-8
Public district
Boynton Beach, FL
 

Contact this school

101 South Congress Avenue
Boynton Beach, FL 33426

School website
(561) 374-5600
(561) 374-5642
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Congress Community Middle School address.
March 23, 2015
I was a student of Congress Middle School through the years of 2011-2014 and it was great. At the beginning it was weird but ever since last year they have changed the staff around and everything is smooth and I sometimes go there and volunteer to see my old teachers and help around. Love this school, offers a lot of clubs and really talented teachers in the gifted department.

- submitted by a community member
November 13, 2014
Do not substitute teach there. The principal will talk down and yell at you like you are a student. Unbelievable. Never ever treated that way at any other school. Substitutes beware!!

- submitted by a teacher
October 10, 2014
MY SON IS IN HIS 3RD YEAR AT CONGRESS MIDDLE SCHOOL. THE VERY FIRST DAY OF HIS 6TH GRADE YEAR, HE WAS HIT BY ANOTHER STUDENT. HE ENDED UP AT THE NURSE'S OFFICE AND BEGAN HIS DAY. HE DOES COME HOME AND HAVE SOME INTERESTING STORY'S ABOUT HIS DAY IN SCHOOL. HE IS A STRAIGHT (A) STUDENT, HE HAS HAD A LOT OF GREAT TEACHERS, AND 1 OR 2 NOT SO GREAT. HIS TEACHERS POST EVERYTHING ON ED-LINE, AND HAVE ALWAYS ANSWERED ME EMAILS. THE MIDDLE SCHOOL YEARS ARE TOUGH ! THEY ARE NOW TEENAGERS, SOME DO WELL IN THESE CHANGING TIMES, AND THERE'S OTHERS THAT THINK THEIR GANSTERS. SOME ARE GANSTERS, THE PRINCIPAL THEY HAVE NOW MS. O'CONNER SEEMS TO REALLY CARE ABOUT HER STAFF AND STUDENTS. I THINK THE SCHOOL WAS A VERY BAD SCHOOL YEARS AGO, BUT TIMES ARE CHANGING. WITH THE CHOICE PROGRAMS, AND NEW OFFICE STAFF. THEY APPEAR TO HAVE THEIR ACT TOGETHER. BUT IN ALL SCHOOLS, THERE ARE ALWAYS THOSE FEW BAD APPLES, BE THEM TEACHERS OR STUDENTS. I BELIEVE MY SON HAS GOTTEN A GREAT EDUCATION FORM CONGRESS MIDDLE SCHOOL, MY YOUNGEST SON WILL ATTEND CONGRESS MIDDLE SCHOOL NEXT YEAR. I HOPE HE GETS SOME GOOD TEACHERS WHO CARE. ALSO A GOOD GROUP OF NEW FRIENDS, THERE ARE NO GUARANTEE'S....BUT IS IS A G "GREATSCHOL

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2014
MY CHILD DOES NOT LIKE THIS SCHOOL, POSSIBLY WILL BE CHANGING SCHOOLS ASAP, OR HOME SCHOOLING FOR FLORIDA ONLINE, MOST OF THE KIDS HERE DONT HAVE HOME TRAINING , NO MANNERS, OR RESPECT FOR OTHERS. BULLYING AND CUSSING IS CONSTANT. TEACHERS NOT THAT MUCH DIFFERENT AS I HAVE SEEN AND HEARD FOR MYSELF. NO WONDER SO MANY PARENTS GET UPSET

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2014
Overall, the school is great! dont listent to what people say.. experience it for yourself.

- submitted by a community member
January 31, 2013
From a Teacher, After being a FT teacher for a number of years and subbing at a number of schools I could easily say this is in line with the worst schools I've ever taught at. Completely disrespectful kids, unorganized staff and often students are fighting all over: bathroom, classrooms and cafeteria. Even if done playfully it becomes a distraction to others. Cell phones and iPods can be seen all over and when told to put it away, the students bring them out again since no discipline. Kids removed for misbehaving are put right back in room just moments later. I'm actually embarassed for the school and all those that actually care to have a positive learning environment.

- submitted by a teacher
July 25, 2012
CMS has great choice programs, however, the school's staff is completely unorganized and disoriented. I went there for 6th and 7th grade and for both years FCAT started late because the head staff could not keep track of their own supplies. They blame the students for everything. Even though students do misbehave it is their responsibility to enforce the rules. They say wear uniform or you will be sent home and the next week everyone is wearing what the want, appropriate or not and the staff could not care less. I had one teacher that wore crop tops, short skirts, and 6 inch heels, the Principle looks at it like its normal. I also had another teacher who would let kids skip in her class and she barely got to teach because she was too busy laughing at kids making fun at each other. Lastly, fights are very common and popular around the school that includes lunch fights, hallway fights, in the class room fights, bus fights, and fights that are planed in school and done after they get off the bus. I dont recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a community member
May 07, 2010
office personnel....unprofessional to say the least! They seem to have no respect for parents. They tend to be rude and dismissive of parents and they speak to students in a very rude and nasty tone when not necessary. It is obvious they have no respect for their students and they are generalizing their student body as well as parents.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2010
As a student graduating this year I feel that there is alot that needs to be done for congress. The teachers ( aside from the gifted classes) don't care about students and the rules are not enforceed.

- submitted by a student
April 06, 2010
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a teacher
January 08, 2010
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
November 24, 2009
This is really good for your child. It has great school lunches. It is very clean. The learning experience is great. They have activities like dances,fun raisers so on and so forth. The teachers are well educated and ready too teach. My child really loves it here. They have good quality books here. They even have a pre-medical program for the kids. We have cheerleading, softball, soccer, baseball, basketball. And we are now an A school. There are no fights and no trouble. we send letters home of absences and bad grades. I must say this school is...is very very excellent in so many ways!

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2009
The principal really wants the kids to succeed , she works with the students and the parents. She has an open door policy, very approachable , she listens to kids and parents and takes appropriate actions. She has a hard job, she does not receive much parental support, nor do the kids. You see her everywhere on the campus taking care of everything. My son loves his magnet program , his teachers and his school. This school is getting better every year due to the dedication and hard work of the administration, the teachers and the staff. The education that my child is receiving from the magnet program is well above average. Thanks to everyone at Congress.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2009
Im in advanced and honors classes so i dont really see bad behavior in my classes , but once i step out of my classes it's a little frightning. A little a bit more than half of the students make rude comments but that is pretty much it as long as you ignore it.

- submitted by a student
April 30, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
April 08, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
December 11, 2008
I feel this school can be a little too uptight. The teachers and APs make too many rules for us kids. It gets tiring...

- submitted by a student
no rating May 01, 2008
Real bad,managment of school really don't care about good students.Many rules ,that really don't work and really are hurting good students.Some office personal,really out of touch with parents,helpless.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
no rating February 14, 2008
I'm very happy with the job the teachers are doing for their students. The only problem there is the poor parent's participation that I think it is the major problem in our education system. However, my both kids went to Congress Middle School and we always been there for any reason. Believe me, it works. The vocational program is wonderful and it is giving them a great opportunity to explore in the areas where they are interesting.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
June 28, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
December 08, 2006
My child had a wonderful experience at Congress Middle School due to the Choice Programs that were offered. These classes gave him an opportunity to view his talents as possible future career choices in technology and the arts. They do change their minds, however exposure to these classes is what these kids need especially since we are living in such a technological world. The staff are receptive to the needs of the students and work hard to see that they are successful. Let's face it, they are our future aren't they? Thank you teachers for your dedication and consistency.

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2006
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
October 30, 2006
As a parent of a kid in congress middle I'm so worry about the people speeding at the crosswalk.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2006
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
Parents are not involved with the education of their children. Students have a hard time completing homework and focusing on academics.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2006
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a former student
August 22, 2005
My worries were with the teachers. There was an inconsistency with the teacher quality. Some were excellent and others could not even keep the class under control.

- submitted by a former student
August 19, 2005
Middle schools need to be erased. The return of elementary schools would control a lot of the discipline and learning problems in schools earning a poor rating, such as Carver and Congress Middle Schools. (Congress' higher rating is due to the magnet program. If students weren't bussed in, this rating would be the same as Carver's.) One teacher all day long for 6th, 7th and 8th grade would stop the outlandish behavior experienced in these two schools. These preteens aren't ready for this type of freedom, which they are being bombarded with too many hormones that are out of control. The nurturing of one teacher who knows the student inside and out is truly needed at Congress and Carver Middle Schools. When will this school and the county realize this is their primary problem?

- submitted by a teacher
July 16, 2005
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a teacher
no rating July 13, 2005
I definatly would reccomend my child or any child going to this school. This school has a wide variety of sports and clubs. This was very important when finding a school for my child. This school is now a 'B' rating which is excellent.

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2005
I think this school is great.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2005
This school is ok. My child always complains about the rudeness distributed throughout the campus! Although in return my child receives good education with extra magnet programs like pre-medicine and pre-engirneering and computer classes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 26, 2005
This school is great, It has allowed my child to 'think outside of the box' the use of laptops in this school is great- my child gets to use a computer and learn technology in class. Some things I am not happy about- for instance- my child sees fights just about every week at this school.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2005
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a former student
April 19, 2005
As a parent, I am not happy with this school. Parent involvement is little to none. The academic programs are two years behind what my children learned in New England. Teachers spend more time disciplining students than teaching them. Overall, I'm very disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2005
As a parent, I am not happy with the quality of this school. I have two children attending Congress, one in 6th grade, one in 8th grade. Parental involvement is little or none. The curriculum is two years behind what my children were learning in New England (we moved this year). The teachers seem to spend more time disciplining students than teaching them. I have contacted the guidance counselors numerous times and have yet to receive the requested information. Overall, I am very disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2004
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2004
do not like this run down,old fashioned school, no activities my daughter does not like it either

- submitted by a parent

Profile Completeness

ADVANCED

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
 
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: March 23, 2015

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.


GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Congress Community Middle School
101 South Congress Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL  33426
(561) 374-5600
Last modified Congress Community Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Congress Community Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top