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6-8
Public district
Brooksville, FL
Students enrolled: 824
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4100 Barclay Ave
Brooksville, FL 34609

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(352) 797-7095
(352) 797-7195
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March 23, 2014
This school has come a long way with the current administration. The office staff, teachers and even the custodians are so helpful and have the children's best interest at heart! Way to go Panthers!!

- submitted by a community member

October 20, 2013
This school is by far the worst school ever, I have been to! I have been called names, the teachers take to much favorism, the princible is a mess, isn't she supposed to get to school before anyone else?! Some teachers buy other student presents, I think that's wrong, if your going to do tiny do it privately! Oh yeah there is this hing called panting I the locker room, I suppose the pe teachers have no control? I don't like this, I'm going to a new school next year for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member

September 26, 2013
very good schoollllll good teachers and great administrative staff. For me excellent to my daughter

- submitted by a parent

July 16, 2013
My daughter is starting 8th grade, and with the exception of 1 teacher, we have had nothing but excellent teachers. The chorus program is phenominal and is the main reason we chose this school. If your child is interested in the arts, this is the school to attend!

- submitted by a parent

October 21, 2012
I am in the 8th grade, and this is my first year at Powell, and..I HATE IT. I just moved here from a different state. It's terrible at Powell. Students can say profanity, and all they'd get is a "Watch your language!" At my old school, we'd get in huge trouble. And the students at Powell, oh my lord.. they're all smokers, and getting arrested, stuff like that. There are SO MANY fights here, too. We had like 2 fights a year at my old school. If you were ever thinking about letting your child go to Powell, don't. Send them to Challenger K-8, Winding Waters K-8, D.S. Parrot, etc. I used to love school, but once I came to Powell..I already hate Powell and I've been here only about 9 weeks. If there was an option to put zero stars on the star rating, I would.

- submitted by a community member

May 23, 2012
My son has attend this school for three years now. The teachers are very helpful, always response to emails. The track team was great my son is one of there top runners. Mr. C is awesome. Coach uncle buck is great. Unfortunately they are losing some teachers to budget cuts.

- submitted by a parent

May 04, 2012
Kids are nothing but bullies, teachers really don't care. The teachers have their favorites and if you're not on their list oh well. Dance teacher doesn't give anyone group or solo parts if they aren't one of her favorites. Teachers watch bullying going on but won't say anything. This has been the worst 3 years of my daughters life. I am so glad she has only 1 more month to go and then can go on to a better school. My daughter stays out of trouble but the teachers treat her horribly. One student has been in so much trouble but they won't kick her out. It's not a safe school at all. My daughter always liked school till these last 3 years. I also do not feel they promote academics as much as their performing arts. Academics should always come first.

- submitted by a parent

December 03, 2011
This school doesn't really care if the students learn anything or even if they WANT to learn. The new principal is terrible and the students are out of control.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2011
It seems to me that this school is more interested in keeping the teachers that don't put any effort into their actual teaching and they get rid of the ones that actually CARE about the students. They are more focused on disciplining the students and creating ridiculous rules than actually making sure the students there flourish and are prepared for high school. It's a middle school, not the military. Keep the good teachers and get rid of the bad ones. It's funny to me how the teachers that have students with high test scores are the ones being fired. THAT'S a good way to ensure you get money for that budget.

- submitted by a parent

December 15, 2010
This school is a great and safe school. The teachers and administrators deal with all this issues and they do not tolerate bad behavior! We moved down to this district 2 years ago from up north and I have been very pleased with Powell Middle School. I'm extremely happy that my children attend this school. Some of the other schools in the district are lacking in the discipline category however, not Powell. This school is not afraid to deal with the very few problem students that attend Powell!

- submitted by a parent

November 06, 2010
I attend Powell Middle School. I'm a 6th grader and this is my first year here. So far it has impressed me. Although, the Geography teacher is my main problem. She barely helps you. Her name is Mrs. Bradley. And i'm not saying ALL the 7th graders do this, but a few of them are complete snobs. But most of them are fair. The eighth graders don't bother anyone. I currently have 5 B's(Math, Dance, Science, Band, PE,) 1 C(Advanced Language Arts,) and 1 D(GEOGRAPHY)

- submitted by a community member

November 05, 2009
This school is amazing the teachers are understanding and helpful and the students are very amazing

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 03, 2009
safety and education are the most important things to me for the children and Powell provides these. Great school. And I know this from past experiences we have had with other schools. GO PANTHERS!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 25, 2009
Powell Middle School Is TERRIBLE. I Hate It & All The Teahers There. They're Too Focused On Getting Kidss In Trouble All The Time.

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 08, 2009
I love this school. The teachers here are nice.

- submitted by a student

June 26, 2009
I think the teachers here are very helpful and their programs are outstanding

- submitted by a student

May 30, 2009
I am a student at Powell and I think it is a great school there are nice teachers a lot of the students are easy to get along with and there are very few fights and I am part of the student government and planning to stay in it next year too we have done a lot to help the school we have helped with the P.BS. (positive behavior System) we plan the school dances the field trips and pep rallies and a whole lot more so not only are you getting help and support from the teachers staff and admin. your kid also gets help from the student government and when we plan stuff like that we also keep the students interests in mind. there are also after school tutoring with math reading even art and science. This school also has students working on the year book.

- submitted by a student

May 16, 2009
Although I do appreciate the things the new principal has done to improve the school, I am sad to say there is a lot more to be done. My son is in the eighth grade and extremely bright but I feel as though he has not been prepared for highschool at all. The teachers at Powell, with the exception of a few, are below par. My son is in pre-ap classes and the teachers either don't teach and expect the kids to learn it on their own or they don't even apeak proper english! It is amazing to me! I really hope they clean house one day for the sake of the students. I don't think high school is much better. Kids don't do their work and are able to make it up at the end of the quarter???? How are they learning from this? I could go on and on!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 15, 2009
Teachers, including Administration, seem to be more focused on discipline than a student's education. I'm in eighth grade and have been going to Powell Middle School for three years. I truly do regret going to this school as it has brought me nothing but trouble. While students are raising their hands to ask a question the teachers are across the room screaming, disciplining another student. And, before you know it, class is over. Goodbye Powell!

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 05, 2008
I hate this school. It is absolutley terrible. Busses are always crowded, kids are cruel, you get made fun of, terrible teachers. I do not reccomend this school at all. I have been here for two years. My friends are the only thing that really get me to wake up at 5:30 am in the morning! the teachers let us run in the hallways, make fun of people, and there are bad fights. All the time.

- submitted by a student

December 10, 2007
I love powell middle school! It's the best!

- submitted by a student

November 12, 2007
i think powell is a great school.I am in 7th grade at powell now and the teachers are so cool.i think this school is a lot better than my last school.There is only a few fights.Besides that this school is the greatest school ever.There is a lot of sport choices. Parents powell is a great school to send your students!

- submitted by a student

September 19, 2007
I am a Student at Powell Middle School. Parents, I'd try to stay away from this School if I were you. The teachers are absolutely unhelpful. This is the worst school I have ever attended in my entire life.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 12, 2007
powell is a great school but some kids are just messing it up for students that want to learn. anyway i'm running for 8TH grade student body president

- submitted by a student

August 22, 2007
Nice school to go to. Enjoy Powell Middle School because its got many fun activites to learn

- submitted by a student
no rating
July 13, 2007
powell is the best middle school ever in in the 7th grade and cant wait to go back to school we love mr . refa hes so nice

- submitted by a student

April 18, 2007
I think powell is a great school. Its is my first year and I love it. it is very easy to make friends and there are not many fights. our counsler miss sutheline has helped me alot in my grades and problems at home and school. deputy o'banner has also helped me alot

- submitted by a student

August 24, 2006
My child is somewhat new to Powell and so far we have been happy. Many of the teachers seem to be dedicated to my child's education. The only negative I have seen is the library. This is where they hold meetings, and I thought it looked cluttered with stray equipment and needed new furnishings.

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2006
My child attended this school for the first time last year, and will continue on this year. It is a wonderful school. They have added on additional buildings, expanded their cafeteria, etc. prior to the beginning of the school year, and my child did not have a single class in a mobile. The art & music programs are fantastic, and I've seen my child blossom.

- submitted by a parent

August 14, 2005
Powell Middle School is not commited to their giving a fair education. What is it going to take to wake up our schools and let them see that everyone deserves an education?

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2004
We are very happy that our son attends Powell Middle School. As he has accelerated learning skills, and has scored in the top levels of the FCAT state testing program, Powell offers him specialized classes for his ability. He remains stimulated by the 'macro-society' class as well as advanced math, science, and english classes. Communication between staff and student is very clear. By following his mandatory 'daily planner', our son knows what is expected of him. This school does not cater to trouble-makers. They are very serious when it comes to dress, attitude and demeanor. Although far from military, the principal has little tolerance for failure. The only down side is that there are too many portable classrooms. Hopefully funding will allow this school to expand with permanent builing additions.

- submitted by a parent

December 11, 2003
I am in eighth grade and I think that Mr. Ransaw is awesome. He has done alot to improve our school. Even though we still have a few glinches to fix I am sure we will be an A school. Thanks to Mr.Ransaw, Mr.Rufa, and Mr.Dean.

- submitted by a community member

October 29, 2003
I attend Powell middle school and I am in the 8th grade. The new pricipal this year is awesome. In 6th and 7th grade we had a principal that was very nice but didn't enforce the rules as well as Mr. Ransaw does. Powell is a great schhool.

- submitted by a community member

September 25, 2003
I went to this school. Out of the 3 middle schools I have attended...Powell Is the best!

- submitted by a community member
no rating
August 26, 2003
I went to register my child here this year and saw the new principal in action. He was outstanding. I believe he will be a good leader for this school.

- submitted by a parent

June 23, 2003
My child had a great time learning at Powell Middle School and is sad to leave. One of her eighth grade teachers was a very poor teacher and had very little influence of reading in my child's life. Besides that, Powell is a great school.

- submitted by a community member

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Powell Middle School
4100 Barclay Ave, Brooksville, FL  34609
(352) 797-7095
Last modified Powell Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Powell Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 50 reviews. Top