My son went to this school from 2009-june 2011 he did 6th and 7th grade here. IT WAS HORRIBLE. He was always in advance classes even at this school but his grades dropped to C's and D's even F's. I'm a very involved parent and use to go there for observations and was very disappointed with the teaching. There was only One teacher who truly is Amazing that is Mrs. Matthews. She really cares about the students and encourages them to focus on their education. I even went to speak to the 7th grade guidance counselor and she did not care to try to assist me in helping my son. I finally moved and he now attends an A school and by the way he gets A's and B's and is even in the AVID program. The school needs more professionals like Mrs. Matthews who really truly care, strict and fight to educate the children.
This school should be shut down! No organization at all. I find the staff to be very rude and ignorant. I've never seen adults act more like children then the students themselves. Smh my daughter is a straight A student and I will not allow her to be objected to such low standards. She will not be attending this school next year!
I just finished my 8th grade year, and i'm happy to be leaving. Everyday, there a re fights most of the time, and it got so bad this year, on the last week, they had to have more than 4 cops roaming around the school! I've also heard stories about kids smoking week a couple days ago and they got arrested. Bullying is a regular basis at this school, and they will make fun of your kid for no reason. sure i'll miss all my friends there, but i'm glad i'm done with that bad school! At least it's better these last two years than it was 6th grade. I must give Mr. Oliver his props for that. But, this year was cool, and now i heard that MMS, is getting uniforms, lol! Anyways, 3 years done, off to high school. (:
Hi my names daniela i went to mclane for sixth grade and loved it the teachers aere nice theres baerly any bulling there nice kids they teach good and push you till you get it right i love mclane and will never forget itt :]
I go to McLane and have since sixth grade, but I am in the 'Robotics Institue'. It is a choice program situated in McLane. It is a great program, and I feel as well protected as I could in McLane. The school has an excellent orchestra, but not much else. The are almost no sports, and club day is a joke. Mr.Oliver has a different approach than Mr.Ellis. He is stricter, but it really has done nothing. Some of the advanced teachers are good, and the Robotics Institute and AVID are excellent programs. All schools have fights, but smart kids stay away form them. If your kid does this, he will be fine. If your kid is not going into Robotics or AVID, I highly reccommend going to another school, as there are better options. **My rating is for the school, not Robotics or AVID
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I heard great reviews about the orchestra concert for the 6th and 7th graders last night. Congratulations to the students and orchestra teacher for a wonderful program. Keep up the good work.
I apologize to all if McLane Middle is your child's neighborhood school...Thank goodness for school choice. This school needs to be closed down. Most of the students there are out of control. It is really affecting the students that WANT to learn. The sad thing is some of the teachers "Don't Care" about the safety of the students. They really need better leaders in that school starting with administration.
I love it when a school decides they can do better and takes the challenge personally. Mclane is going to be the school to watch.
My children go to mclane middle school and I think that it is one of the worst middle schools in hillsborough county. My children are supposed to be in an advanced/accelerated program and they bring home almost no homework. I come from a school district that took pride in learning; from the principals to the teachers and students. I have never seen teachers in this district that prides themselves on dressing as if they were going to the beach or the park. I have never been involved with a school district that allows so many 'teacher planning' days and the students have such low testing scores. If I had the money to send them to a private school, I would. these kids can't even bring home schoolbooks until they reach a certain grade level, in the meantime the parentsdont have a printed resource that would assist with at home studying. Poorschool
Mr.Oliver the princepal does have great leadership. Ever since Mr.Ellis left the school has been a lot safer for students and teachers. There has even been less fights and more learning mclane is a pretty good school if you know what it was before.
i was a student at mclane middle school for 6th grade there was a lot of fights but i miss my teachers an friends now that i dont go there anymore
We are new to the state and was not aware of McLane's reputation. However, my son just started 6th grade this wk w/ advanced honors and so far he loves it. I am impressed with their gifted programs that they do have. I am disappointed though with their lack of extra curricular activities (ie sports). But, he's happy so I'm staying positive until I hear otherwise. I have also been volunteering there so that I myself can observe first hand. I encourage other parents to join the PTSA and be involved w/ their child's school.
This school is the worst school my children have attended. There is No chorus program for children intersted in this subject! They really don't offer much accademically and safety is an issue. The children are out of control there ar frequent fights at the school. The fact is that my children don't feel safe. Some of the faculty is pretty nasty toward the children. It is absolutely the worst school my children have attended!
Never go to this school.At less you want your kid miserable.Horrible kids an d lazy teachers.My kid was always seeing fights and came home and told me all about it.Don't go to Mclane at less you want your kid to suffer.
This school is actualy a good school they have many field trips for kids that look forward 2 goin 2 college. People say its dangerous but it isnt. This school had the most events 4 students in hillsbrough county. Already had a field trip goin 2 a college. Some people were complaining that items stolen. In the first place parents shouldnt let children bring or buy a kid a $400.00 dollar ipod. Last this school has honnor programs for kids that have great teachers. Also avid 4 kids gets them a boost and a scholarship if they can. I know because i am a student get facts str8 parents.
this is my son's second year at McLane, I am considering moving in order to avoid this school next year. the admin office is a horror to deal with. the principal is supposedly retiring after this year, thank goodness, the teachers have been okay except for his math teacher last year, but the advanced program means nothing in this school, this is his second year in advanced classes and he seldom has homework.
i now this school has a bad rep but i was in 6th grade last year and both my sisters use to go there and i think this school is great
i love this school this school has bad and good but its the best middle school ever
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