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6-8
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Deltona, FL
Students enrolled: 1,057

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2400 Eustace Avenue
Deltona, FL 32725

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(386) 789-7070
(386) 968-0016
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August 13, 2014
I am now an eighth grader at Galaxy Middle and honestly the school is pretty bad. I am a student who attends orchestra as my elective. Throughout my 3 years here I have never been in the same room nor have I had a big room unlike the band, keyboard, or choir kids. The dress code I rediculous (no rips in jeans even if you can't see skin!). I dont wear jeans with rips but I feel bad for the kids that spend $40 on nice jeans with a little rip in them and can never wear it to school! Really galaxy. I have also see a couple fights and in the past few fights the administrators just stood there and watched the two kids duke it out! He didn't even bother to break it up! At one point I was furious bacause I heard from a few(4) band kids that the band conductor had spoken profanity about the orchestra teacher. I was mad but at no point did I take physical action. Instead I tried to make a petition to join both the band and orchestra classes to end the discrimination. One day an administrator dragged me out of my orchestra class and cornered me against the wall with 4 other administrators. She threatened to give me a referral for petitioning. (check my constitutional rights). Disgraceful...

- submitted by a community member
August 13, 2014
I am a student at Galaxy heading into eighth grade! As the summer progressed I heard about electives that were being taken away and it shocks me. First of all, Galaxy said if you had a 3 or above on the FCAT than you could opt out of reading 2 and do Spanish 1. Then as summer progressed they changed that rule and then said Spanish is now an elective and you must take reading 2 as a core class. Then right before school starts, they decide to completely take away Spanish 1! It's not just THAT that aggrivates me. A lot of teachers at Galaxy base grading conduct and papers solely off of personal bias and opinions about their students which is not good. More and more fights happen each week, and I was in a fight and I gotta say it's fun... In the beginning! But the fellow students at Galaxy are constantly spreading rumors causing fights so I don't know how that can be taken care of but that has to stop. Kids at the school completely disrespect each other and the teachers and there has to be some change with that. They are constantly cursing, goofing I'm around, and just being trolls :(. Galaxy is a great school but something has to change.

- submitted by a community member
July 28, 2014
I am now going into the 8th grade and I love this school! I have great teachers who help me a lot. I also know so many people that get good grades there. 100% of the students even passed the algebra EOC including me. I do admit there is some bullying but that is not the fault of the school for how other children behave with eachother.

- submitted by a community member
June 05, 2014
Part 2- The Eighth Grade graduating class again had to pay 10.00 each for thier so called end of year party. So let me see 300 or so kids @ 10.00 = 3,000.00 dollars!!! Lasted about 3 hours, a piece of pizza and drink. played some basketball in gym!!! Can't tell me these schools don't profit!!!!! Still would like to know what they do with all the money they charge the students!!! better yet the parent. Florida school systems suckkkkkkkkkkk!!!!!!!!! The whole year is about prepping the kids for F-CAT, which is grading thier teaching skills!!!!! Hmmm, maybe thats why they're on the bottom of the list in education!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2014
This is my last year and I am so happy! Galaxy is a very bad school because the staff usually doesn't care about the students, they just stand around or joke around with others and the students get bullied 24/7 it's so sad. The dress code is ridiculous, it doesn't even make sense and the cafeteria food is absolutely terrible. Some of the teachers are great some are terrible and rude. The counselor is rude and always seem to care less about the student. So if you're a paret just know that this school may not be for your child.

- submitted by a community member
October 07, 2013
My child goed here and Im seriously considering pulling her out and homeschooling.The staff are nothing but Bullies,and do nothing but harass my child on a weekly basis.Tje dress code is a Joke and they really need to focus more on the children's education other than tje way they are dressing and leave that to us parents!

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2013
This school is dangerous. Somehow there never seems to be enough supervision during fights, bullying or kids making out in the hall ways. Something big is being missed here. There R some AMAZING teachers, ESPECIALLY in the gifted program which I would rate A+. Sure they stop some fights and some situations but way to many are not being stopped. My kids talk to me, and this is not my first child in middle school. If you can avoid this school I recommend you do I know sometimes, some populations, are harder than others, but for example...I complained, no teacher not even one was at the parent drop-off or pickup area. kids NEED supervision. When I complained I was told someone was sick....OK... so no backup plan? Give me a break, again another excuse. I think the administration needs to stop making excuses & start making some changes. If policies aren't working change them! These kids are depending on you. We owe it to them to have a safe environment 4 them to be able to succeed & learn in school. My son loved middle school until Galaxy he doesn't anymore... I am an involved active parent / retired teacher & I'm telling you honestly .....4 out of 10 was generous.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2013
Judging from some of the other comments here and a 95% dissatisfaction rate, our student has received the same dose of ignorance on how to respond to a child with needs. The uncaring attitude of the staff at this school is grounds for dismissal in my view. The bully problem is a symptom of the inaptitude and lack of training to control disruptive behavior. If you are a parent, I would have second thoughts about having your child get a good education here. Ask questions and tread carefully before sending your student here.

- submitted by a community member
January 24, 2012
This school is consisted of a faculty that could care less whether your child is being bullied either in or outside of the classroom, or whether your child is failing. I can't believe this school got a 5/10. If it wasn't for the FCAT, and the so called good scores, it is pathetic, if it were my choice I would close down GMS, and send the students to a better school. The faculty and administration are very harsh, for example, if a student has to go to the restroom, but only has 5 minutes, and has to rush because their next class is on the other side of campus, that student would be punished. Now, parents if you have a student that goes to GMS take them out of it. Every day that I went there as a student I was completely tormented and bullied, not just by students, but also teachers. - A former student

- submitted by a community member
January 19, 2012
I've visited Galaxy one time in my life and frankly it's pretty bad. The students don't seem to click to me and the teachers don't seem professional. I am currently an 8th grader at Heritage Middle School. My school on the other hand scores 9/10 stars and is voted to be the best school in Volusia. If any Galaxy kids want to come to HMS fell free! It's an awesome school with fun teachers and awesome friends. -Melissa

- submitted by a community member
March 23, 2011
I agree Galaxy Middle School needs alot of work , they said the school wasnt even meeting state standards !!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
March 20, 2011
I have asked for help, none has come this school needs work but is ok help from teachers need to be improved, the school it self needs to be cleaned , so does the students in it, i am a student and i need help but i am ignored

- submitted by a community member
February 24, 2010
I think this school needs alot of work. Not only the way its runned but the teachers! We learn nothing because the teachers always send us out of class. WE NEED A BETTER SCHOOL !!!

- submitted by a student
September 15, 2009
i rate this school 5 stars because i am a 7th grader that is attending this school and the teachers ther will help u till you get it right and that will help u get great grades.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 09, 2009
My daughter is in the eight grade this year and since she started in this school has wanted to change schools. In the 6th grade she had a problem with a teacher, which I came to the school, confronted the assistant principal and the teacher and could not keep my daughter in that teacher's class because my daughter felt the teacher did not care to help her in any way and shout it at my daughter for not finishing her work 5 minutes after class started and my daughter was called to leave for a Dr.'s apt. After she was switched from class, the new teacher treated her with respect, talked to her calmly and listened to my daugter's concerns. Also, I have noticed that some teacher's and faculty do not seem to answer your calls and e-mails concerning your child's progress in school or any concern the parent may have.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 27, 2009
This school is great but very weird when it comes to the dress code. They allow peircings and guys walk around with shirts on but if your a girl wearing a tank top they make you go to your grades housing office and change into somebody else shirt! And also, while 7th and 8th grade are cozy in nice big buildings with lockers, 6th graders are forced for carry around heavy backpacks portable to portable! And one last thing, They keep it like 80 degrees in the portables!

- submitted by a student
August 20, 2009
This school is acutally good. while its true that some teachers dont care about the kids. most of the time they act like that towards the less then educaated kids who are far from just help. but overall for the one year i got to go there it was pretty good sure teachers had their faults but they where good at the job they are hired to do and the kids actully arent that bad i am far from a normal person so if i wasent hating it there im sure most people wont since the year iv been at deltona middle made me realize what a good thing that school was. with that i say for every stupid rule they had there usally was an up side. p.s never goto deltona middle

- submitted by a student
August 05, 2009
its a very good school I've been there since the beginning of 6 grade going to the 8 grade

- submitted by a student
no rating May 14, 2009
The school is not a good school and plus the teacher are so mean

- submitted by a student
February 02, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 10, 2009
The school is nice but the administrators are mean and disrespectful, as well as some of the teachers and princepals. There are 11 different buildings and sometimes they spread your schedual out so far across campus you are late to the same class everyday. When you are in Inschool Suspension or Alternitave Education you rake leaves. Let's not forget that if you are going to the bathroom a teacher can give you a referal for being out of area when you are in the same building as your classroom, even if you have a pass. You have to walk in line with a teacher to lunch like a kindergartener, too.

- submitted by a student
December 04, 2008
Galaxy is one of the finest schools in Volusia County. The teachers work endlessly to help each child do his/her very best, most of them without compensation. The administration understand that middle school years are the hardest to get through and are always out on campus to keep everyone safe and moving to their classes.

- submitted by a parent
November 26, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 01, 2008
That School Sucks The Teachers Could Care Less How Well Your Child Is Doing In School

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 16, 2008
I give this school a low rating in its effort to handle student issues and call backs to the parent from staff members. 3/10

- submitted by a parent
February 29, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2008
Galaxy Middle School is the best school to attend!

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2007
Galaxy Middle is an excellent school for the exception of some saftey issues & dress code violation issues.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2007
i was a student at galaxy middle. and i think they are awesome!

- submitted by a student
July 30, 2007
I think that Galaxy Middle School is an overall good school. Some of their teachers are excellent teachers. I personally think that I myself have the knowledge that I require to succeed in the near future. I personally think that Galaxy really needs to evaluate some of their teachers better. Some of their teachers seem to not care so much on the childs' education. Personally I think that parent Involvement is not so good. I barely see any parent involvement at this school. I would hope that parent involvement is improve. I am a student at Galaxy Middle School. I am going into the 8th grade and I have been at this school for 2 years now. (6th and 7th)

- submitted by a student
July 09, 2007
Galaxy is a pretty good school, they keep it clean its a nice looking school, they have good teachers, and they really do care about their students and their educations. But in all honesty some of the teachers that are working at Galaxy shouldent be working at Galaxy or any other school for that matter or even be around kids, because they plain straight up dont like kidds and they probablly dont even like their job so Galaxy should really take a good look at their staff. They should also enforce the dress code because when I go to school I really dont wanna see someones boxers because their too lazy to put on a belt or think its the cool thing to do. Other than those two things Galaxy is a really good school

- submitted by a student
July 03, 2007
I am a student going into 8th grade at Galaxy Middle School, i think the school over all is ok. I do wish there were more after school activites, or sprot teams. I understand that some teachers are trying there best while others I feel shouldnt be there if they dont love to teach! I wish I could trust my teachers and look to them for help but I can't i feel they wouldnt care or understand so i just wish they would. Thanks Galaxy Midlle School

- submitted by a student
June 27, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
June 05, 2007
Galaxy is an A+ school for a reason! All 4 of my children have been honor roll students there and gone on successfully to high school. The teachers and administrators go above and beyond what is required at GMS. Academics are excellent!The current principal is the best GMS has ever had and we are lucky to have him! All children can be highly successful at GMS if their parents get involved! Go GMS - our community is blessed to have you!

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 05, 2007
GMS administrators, teachers and wonderful principal are hard working and have the best interest of their students as their main goal.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2007
My son has continued to excel achieving a 4 fcat score for reading and a 5 for Math....yes the school has discipline problems...but this is the same in every school...I think discipline/respect is learnt at home not school...it is not the the teachers responsibility to teach right from wrong, that is a parents responsibility...

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2007
Our son has had a most disappointing experience at Galaxy. While they are quick to discipline, they are not quick at all to notify the parents. There appears to be quite a few people 'in charge' but no one to take responsibility when the school had failed to follow up. Our son will not be going back to Galaxy as we feel the campus is unsafe, the school administrators are too overwhelmed to be competent and the teachers seem to be too beaten down with FCAT pressure to be productive in our children's lives

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 06, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2006
My son completed this year his Middle school at Galaxy. We have a lot of mix feelings for this school. My opinion this school needs to work in big to develop a safety enviroment for childrens. In other aspect most of the teachers are good.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2006
My son has just completed a disappointing year at this school. Setting up a conference seemed to be too much for this school to handle as only half of the teachers showed, and they didn't even know what child they were meeting for. I was told they stopped assigning homework because the children wouldn't complete it. It is difficult to review what's being done in the classroom as they typically do not teach from textbooks. I believe there is a funding issue as there seems to not be enough educational material for each student. I also feel that the quality of at least the 6th grade teachers I had to deal with was not what it should be. Volusia County is consistently at a lower level of academic achievement compared to surrounding counties such as Seminole County.

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2006
The students run the campus not the adminstration . Its is as if they dont see the actions going on at the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2005
My grandson is an ESE student and I feel that he is just passing time and the administration has abandoned these children.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2005
The parent involvement is very low, but that is the smallest of Galaxy's problems. The administration focuses much to much on negativity, if they would encourage those kids as opposed to trying to threaten them with authority (the kids could care less), Galaxy probably wouldn't be as bad a school as it has been made out to be. The school has teachers that care about the kids and that is great, but unfortunately not enough.

- submitted by a teacher
August 19, 2005
I agree with the other parents! The bullying at this school is out of control. It seems this new principal has no time to deal with a major problem. I think they need to tighten up this school's security and pay attention to what is really going on!

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2005
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- submitted by a student
July 11, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2005
I am greatly disappointed with Galaxy Middle School. The academic courses are the same at all middle schools, but the quality of teaching at Galaxy is very poor. My student did not receive the education she deserved. The chorus program was ok. It was the only reason our student wanted to go to school. I was in constant contact with the teachers, and what I was told by email was different than what happened in reality.

- submitted by a staff
May 03, 2005
Communication with parents is not too good. High school registration was not handled fairly at all. In this busy day & age only one meeting time was available. Students were allowed to make out their own registration without parental input.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2005
Academic programs run pretty high, you can be in the 8th grade taking an algebra two honors class, they have advanced courses for all classes, extra activities have been cut down, other than electives, there are very few afterschool programs. parents can get involved but only through PTA program.

- submitted by a student
April 06, 2005
This school is exactly what my 7th grade son needed this year. I expect the best from my sons in school because they're capable of it. I demand the best for my sons schools because I come from a long line of educators and know what it takes to be a good teacher. Luckily, not only does my son's teachers have the same goals as I do in education, but expect the same from my son as I do. Working together, we form a formidable team for my son to oppose. And we're meeting OUR goal for him. Thanks teachers!

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January 14, 2005
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July 23, 2004
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- submitted by a student
May 30, 2004
Great school, wonderful teachers, thoughtful programs.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2004
Our second child is about to leave Galaxy Middle School. It has been a great experience for both children. The teachers have been wonderful and accommodating to both children who are four years apart in age.

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2004
While my child is doing well academically I too am unimpressed with how they handle the bullying...it is a huge problem at Galaxy, and just the other day when picking up my 6th grader a young man wearing chains and pants dragging on the ground (a complete dress code violation, should have been sent home, the chains could be used as weapons) was giving the middle finger and screaming the coordinating words at one of the school bus drivers right in front of a teacher and absolutly nothing was said....I am completely unimpressed with Galaxy middle school.....and you can never speak to anyone of any importance at the school when you do have a problem.....they should be ashamed!

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2004
As the other parent stated, this school boasts a no-bully policy; however, my daughter comes home regularly telling me that other students are harassing her with comments about her dress and with racial comments. I have been told that this is how the kids today are. My question is: why should my daughter and others go to this school when they are being threatened with being thrown in the garbage if they don't get out of someone's way?

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2004
This school boasts a no-bully policy yet the kids use profanity, pick on the others, and break rules in the presence of monitors. If you have a child who is failing they let you know after they have failed not before. It seems the concentration is focused on meeting fcat criteria at the expense of the students and personalized attention is selective. The parent involvement groups work as a click and if you are a single parent there are no options available to help you in competing with the favoritism.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2004
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Galaxy Middle School
2400 Eustace Avenue, Deltona, FL  32725
(386) 789-7070
Last modified Galaxy 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.
Galaxy Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 64 reviews. Top