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Dunedin, FL
Students enrolled: 1,103

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70 Patricia Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698

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July 27, 2014
I don't think it is that bad I had an older brother go there and DHMS is better than a lot of schools and you people should be happy to be able to go to school and its probably not the school you want to go to but be happy and great ful to get an education because a lot of school's have poor poor poor education but just be happy or greatfull and stop complaining if you are.

- submitted by a community member

June 05, 2014
This is the worst school I have ever dealt with. All three of my children attended this school. My youngest started in the Fall as a 6th grader and in week two she was punched in the face for the sport of it. Girls especially fight each other, just to fight. The school does little to help. I have been to the middle school 7 times this year and found the administration to be lazy. The teachers aren't any better. My oldest daughter was in 8th grade this past year and was struggling in one of her Reading classes so I contacted the teacher and asked what I could do at home to help. The teacher's response was so rude and uncaring that I was actually taken aback. At the end of the year I signed my youngest daughter up for Pinellas Virtual School and said goodbye to DMHS once and for all. Horrible school!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

November 14, 2013
My son started 6th grade in the gifted program this year and the quality of the teachers and the level of communication is great. The Principal is very enthusiastic and tries to get all of the kids involved in school activities. The school spirit and kilt rewards program are great. The school is very clean and the meetings very efficient and professional.

- submitted by a parent

October 29, 2012
I have gone to this school for 3 years i have to say the first year was bad but then the new principal came and changed everything but we sacrificed our freedom to wear whatever we wanted I'll give the school 4 because I think the dress code is to strict

- submitted by a community member

July 09, 2012
All these comments about how bad this school is makes me mad. this school is one of the best i have attended. Teacher are great at teaching, yeah they push you but is because they care. I t is an amazing experience to attend this school even if i attended it for a year. trust me i moved around alot. been to more than 10 schools and states, and Dunedin middle and high are both amazing schools to attend :D

- submitted by a community member

March 22, 2012
Recommend strongly not going to this school if you want a real education. If you do get stuck in this school keep to yourself and youll avoid the fights.

- submitted by a community member

March 02, 2012
I go to this school now, we have a new principal and things are really good. Ya there are fights, its middle school drama. There have been alot of procedures put in place to protect students. There is also the Gifted Program, There has never been a fight in our building. I dont know what teachers you had but mine care. I would tell anyone to go to this school, i love it.

- submitted by a community member

February 25, 2011
I went to this school last year and it was the worst experience of my life! I am an A student who loves learning but the teachers here intentionally try to fail you, the kids are violent and there are fights everyday. Teachers, administrators, and principals stand by while students are beaten or violated. If you are a good kid, you get in trouble a lot in front of others so you can be made an example of. PLEASE DO NOT PUT YOUR KID THROUGH THIS. These people are imbeciles!

- submitted by a community member

January 07, 2011
Ugh....horrible, horrible school. The teachers are rude, disorganized, have a lack of planning...if you're getting beaten up, they just walk around with their hands behind their backs, chin up high, thinking, "Kid, I'm getting payed just to stand here. Do something yourself!" Oh, the fights that happened there...every day. LITERALLY. More that 2 fights a day, almost all of them got somebody badly hurt. There was a LOT of smoking going on, too. The kids are VERY unfriendly, the halls crowded, (I gave up on having a locker...no time to get through the crowd!), there's little time to eat lunch, nevertheless find a seat.People abused me physically and verbally. I abhored getting up in the morning to go here...and all of this happened within 3 months. I'm so glad I'm out of that school.

- submitted by a community member

November 30, 2009
I love Dunedin Highland Middle school it really cool. I have a lot of cool teachers

- submitted by a student

November 29, 2009
I am currently a seventh grade student at DHMS and it is the worst school I have ever attended. The students are scary, and if your child isn't a good fighter don't send them here. The teachers do little to nothing to stop abuse and bullying happening two feet away from them. The instructors move way too fast in the lessons for me and I've always been an A+ Student, and they laugh when you flop. Go to another school if you are able.

- submitted by a student
no rating
November 09, 2009
I love this school, i'd never go to any other school here in pinellas county, the other schools are o,ld and smelly, although this school is 6 years old, it still looks and feels brand new! I enjoy the new Principal, and the kids and all the teachers. DHMS is where it's at :)

- submitted by a student

August 19, 2009
i have had so many good times at this school. the teachers, classes, and events are amazing at this school

- submitted by a student

July 23, 2009
I just graduated from Dunedin Middle School. Sad to say, if you want your child to succeed then put them in advanced classes, or the Fundamental program. I think that it will become the Scottie program. I wouldn't choose to go to another school if I had to choose. The teachers are awesome as long as you behave and the KILT program that we have is a good reminder of how the staff cares. We have great electives, sports teams, and the academics kick butt! Our principals have to be strict like any other school, and yes, we have created a not-so-good reputation, but since I've been there I have overcome a lot of things. It all depends on the people that your child will choose to hang out with. It isn't the school's fault...

- submitted by a student

March 20, 2009
My son is finally going to be leaving DMS and it won't be soon enough. The teachers are disorganized, insincere and disinterested. I'm a teacher myself and I'm horrified at the lack of accountability from the administration. Do they have any idea what type of lesson plans some of these teachers have? Please don't send your child to Dunedin Middle if you have any other choice.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 07, 2009
i love dhms its a great school. all schools have their fights and the teachers are rally nice. my child has a lot of choices there too.

- submitted by a parent

November 13, 2008
Im a student at dunedin highland middle school, im in 7th grade & people dont know how to control their behavior. The teachers teach you stuff you learned like in 4rth grade the halls are to crowded & you never have time to eat lunch you only have 5min. to eat it. Most school allow flip flops! this school absouletly doesn't. This school has to many rules & there's alot of bisbehaving kids that act like 2yrs olds.

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 08, 2008
Is a good school, but they some teacher that are bad potatoes and it make the school look bad. The school has a lot of extracuriculium activities. They need to updated about bullies and take out those bad potatoes(teacher) and it will be a good school. Those teacher that bully kids by putting in the spot not good. Those matter taking care of and will be a great, awasome school that included officer too.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2008
If you have a choice where to send your child to middle school, I cannot emphasize enough to not choose Dunedin Middle. My son has attended here for the last two years for 7th and 8th grade. Prior to Dunedin, he had always been a straight A student in advanced classes. Since coming to Dunedin, his grades dropped, teachers do NOT communicate, you only learn of issues twice a year when you receive a report card, and truly the integrity here is far inferior to that of Palm Harbor Middle or even Safety Harbor Middle. I will have to hire a tutor this summer to help bring him back to speed for high school. I'm so sorry I didn't do something sooner. I hope this review helps a few parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 15, 2007
My daughter is in 6th grade at Dunedin Highland Middle School. She has had and is having a great school experience. From the teachers, principals and guidance counselor- all are extremely professional and caring. My daughter is really enjoying learning there and is being challenged. The communication with the teachers and administrative staff has been swift and very effective. I highly rate this school!

- submitted by a parent

August 07, 2007
i think this school is awsome. i think the people are great, i mean there are drama queens there but ever school has one. the teachers were nice and i really felt like i was learning things. i learned a whole lot in science,math,and even chorus! even though there are fights,they are resolved and everyone is sent back to class. its a grat learning enviorment and i really enjoy it there.

- submitted by a student

June 24, 2007
I went to school at DHMS for a year and hated it. They have a serious problem with bullies. They tought me things I had learned in the fourth grade but at the time I was in 6th. The bathrooms were filthy, and the lunch lines were so unorganized that by the time you got your food you barely had time to consume it before you go to class. The health books were so old the covers would frequently fall off and you couldn't look at even one page without there being a dirty comment or drawing. There were never enough art supplies for the whole class and the science supplies were old and junky. The teachers would punish the whole class even if it were only one or two people misbehaving.

- submitted by a student
no rating
June 15, 2006
I think Dunedin Highland Middle School is a good school. It serves grades 6-8.

- submitted by a parent

July 29, 2005
'Both my children have attended DMS and I would have to rate the school as average, although there are some things I really like about it, and some things I've not been happy with.The things I'm really pleased with, are the counselors.They're very easy to talk to, for the students as well as the parents.They really care about their students and are always willing to help.I had a lot of contact with my daughters' counselor last year, as she was having difficulty with students spreading rumors, name calling, etc. and some scheduling conflicts.My daughter felt comfortable talking with him, as did I and he was understanding of her situation, compationate and very accommodating. My biggest problem with the school is the amount of students per teacher, combined with the large amount of unruly, aggressive students, although the school supposedly has strict rules and a policeman present.'

- submitted by a parent

June 18, 2005
Very Nice campus and program great. Good teachers.

- submitted by a student

October 11, 2003
My son completed grades 6-8 at this school a couple of years ago and my daughter is currently enrolled in the 6th grade. My son was not a self-motivated person and had a difficult time. I had trouble getting in touch with his teachers. Call backs usually took 2 weeks or more from both teachers and counselors. I found it to be very difficult to keep up with his progress (or lack thereof). I feel that the teachers had a responsiblity to my son and to me to keep me informed about my sons failures as well as his achievements. The impression they left on me is one of being unconcerened about a pupil who is less than motivated. They only help the students who are easy to teach. The others are left behind. Now, so far, my daughter is a vey self-motivated learner. For her first report card she earned all A's. I don't have to talk to her teachers, and therefore, will probably not hear from any of them. It would be nice if at least one of her teachers would recongnize her achievements. It would go a long way in keeping her motivated for the entire year.

- submitted by a parent

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Dunedin Highland Middle School
70 Patricia Avenue, Dunedin, FL  34698
(727) 469-4112
Last modified Dunedin Highland Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dunedin Highland Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top