Students enrolled 1283
School leader DR. MIA COLEMAN-BAKER
Transportation options Yes
District Seminole County School District

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101 South Winter Park Drive
Casselberry, FL 32707

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(407) 746-1350
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3 stars
Based on 38 ratings

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September 23, 2014
Well, like any school, there are positives and negatives. For the positives: Teachers seem genuine and caring. Communication is good and tutoring/resources are available. Cafeteria is spotless. For the negative: Administration appears disorganized and policy questions go unanswered. Discipline is sorely lacking ( fights and unsafe environment). Common Core standards were applied this year with little professional development for the staff.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2014
My son has attended this school for 2 years now. I don't have enough characters to explain how many things going wrong here! Participation Grades of 100% across the board and then straight D's and F's on all test!!! When confronting administration they act clueless that they about the egregious education given to the LEVEL 1 & 2 FCAT KIDS!! DON"T worry if your kid is in the Pre IB program you'll get Books, Homework and everything they needs to succeed. But if your child struggles they just get sloppy seconds and passed along!! I am pulling my son ASAP even if I have to work 2 jobs to pay for school.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2014
Bad school! There are even gang signs in the bathrooms. Why don't parents teach their children discipline anymore. They're just setting their kids up for failure!

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2014
My daughter is completing the 6th grade at SSMS. Moving to the area this year, we were very hesitant having her zoned for this school. My daughter loves this school! The electives are wonderful, and my daughter loves MR. Nick!! She has mentioned that there is some fighting in this school, but she is enrolled in the Pre-IB program and has excelled regardless of the environment! I would recommend this school, but if you have a motivated learner-definitely enter them into the Pre-IB program!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2014
My child currently attends this school. In the three years, that she has been a student at the middle school its been one of the worst experiences for her. The school says they have a zero tolerance for bulling but the deans just tell students to solve problems on their own. This obviously doesn't solve problems with true bullies. She had a opportunity to garner knowledge from a handful of good teachers. Ms. Riley and Mr. Kornya are both valuable asserts for the school. Mr. Fernandez and Mr. Ougel also play a positive role in the SSMS team.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2013
South Seminole Middle School was the most horrible experience for my son. I only wish I had withdrawn him sooner than I did. He was bullied the entire 2 1/2 years he attended. So bad once, where the police department had to become involved, and the other student was expelled for the remainder of that year. The administration does absolutely nothing against bullying. I finally withdrew him during his 8th grade year after he was punched in the neck and stomach, no disciplinary action was taken, and no one admitted to having seen anything. This was definitely not a school for my son. The Dean is horrible, I'm not even sure how he manages to hold his position. Having him transfer to a private christian school was the best thing I ever did. SSMS is more like a zoo, no discipline whatsoever. Unfortunately I feel that if the administration doesn't begin handling the bullying in a professional manner, someone is bound to get seriously hurt one day. If it were possible to give this school a negative star rating, I would. Good Luck. :/

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
It is the best school it has great teachers and staff they don't allow fighting and my daughter went there and had a wonderful 3 yrs I love this school!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
June 17, 2013
bad, careless, the deans are horrible and so is there diciplineary system. mr.grace need sto be fired.

- submitted by a community member
no rating December 08, 2009
This school is ok in most areas..I guess having been in Fairfax County, Va's school system, I expect no less than the best...and what SSMS needs is uniforms...too many parents dress their daughters like S. OBT Hookers!

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2009
I love this school. Its the best ever!!!! all the guidance counselors are the best. Mr.Ougel is my favorite (no offense Mrs. Durand)! he is always there to talk to and he listens very well.

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September 22, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
no rating September 21, 2009
My son attended South Seminole and they have the best teachers in the Central Florida Area, hands down. Every time there was an issue it was addressed with great diligence.The teachers work together as a team to give the students the best education possible.Team work is where its at!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
South Seminole Middle School is student focused on increasing student acheivement.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 20, 2009
The teacher and staff are so friendly! I have an incoming 6th grader and I feel very welcome at SSMS.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2009
My child was in Pre-IB in this school and had a great year and a half so far she loved the teachers and the school she never came home saying bad things about the school and my other child that attended this school also had a wonderful year they both had As and Bs threw the years they were in this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 20, 2009
Great per-IB program; enthusiastic and experienced teachers; diverse student population

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February 12, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 12, 2008
My son attended this school for 7th and 8th grade and did well at this school, there is zero tolerance for fighting and the teachers (atleast the ones my son had) genuinely care for the students and their education. I have another child at this school who has been there for all three years and I have been very happy with his years there as well and he takes advanced classes and does well in them.

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November 30, 2008
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July 12, 2008
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May 09, 2008
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February 29, 2008
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February 17, 2008
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February 14, 2008
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December 06, 2007
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October 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2007
The teachers should want to help the students more

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2007
I'm surprised at some of the comments on this site. This school has made huge improvements and the pre-IB program is great for advanced students. Granted they expect a lot from the students and the discipline is firm, but isn't that what you want? Teacher turn over is low with many of them teaching here for years. This is one of the best middle schools in the Orlando area for preparing kids for high school and college.

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June 04, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2007
I am very disappointed in the overall performance of this school. They seem all too ready to quickly send a child home on 'suspension' for even minor infraction, rather than do their jobs and teach. I can't wait for my child to move on to high school. This has been a nightmare for all of us.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2007
PRE-IB PROGRAM - The 2006-07 Academic Year was SSMS's first year to offer the Pre-IB program. We came from a private school, academic environment and were very nervous about putting our daughter in a public school. WERE WE SURPRISED! Our daughter had an excellent year, worked hard, had challenging, creative assignments and really blossomed in the Pre IB Program. I highly recommend this track for a motivated, focused student. My only criticism is that the gifted program is somewhat weak and is used more as a private tutoring program rather than an enrichment program for gifted student. But, the Pre IB Program more than made up for this weakness. Great teacher and administration response to any concern, no matter how small.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2007
The teachers and administration seem more concerned with their numbers and FCAT scores than the students. Teaching for the tests is a disaster and the attitude of the students reflect this. We have had an unfavourable experience the entire time our child has been in this school. Their disciplinary actions are ridiculous. It seems much easier to just suspend a student rather than work with them on minor infractions. This school has much work to do to become an acceptable school, which is really what an A school is all about. Caring about the students, and the actual education SHOULD come first. It doesn't in SSMS. Very sad indeed. I won't be sorry to see my child move on from this experience. It's mostly been negative for us.

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February 07, 2006
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January 20, 2006
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January 10, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2005
I am extreamly disappointed in South Seminole. I was not impressed with most of the teachers I have met through the 3 years my 3 children have attended. I have found them over stressed disinterested, and some in need of retraining. If this is an 'A' school then I understand why Florida schools are near the bottom of the national list.

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August 20, 2005
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August 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2005
My son started here mid-semester in the Fall due to a move from Lake Mary (Greenwood Lakes Middle). The music program was less intense, but the academics seem to be solid. There appears to be less access to technology (computers)and there are less extracurricular activities than Greenwood Lakes. The sports programs are average, but it would have been nice if there were more communication to the parents. The school newsletter goes out quarterly. The school building/property is well maintained. It would be nice if there were more 'elective' classes available (for example: Home Ec is cancelled for next school year, shop class and art should be available in addition to Band or language)

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April 09, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2004
Very happy with the school last year. My daughter had a hard time getting used to the whole Middle school thing & the teachers took their time and gave her the help she needed to adjust.

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July 10, 2003
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South Seminole Middle School
101 South Winter Park Drive, Casselberry, FL  32707
(407) 746-1350
Last modified South Seminole 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.
South Seminole Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top