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7620 Old Bend Rd
Gibsonton, FL 33534

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(813) 671-5121
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November 26, 2014
My child has been at this school now 2 yrs his grades have improved drastically. He came from Barrington where he was being bullied every day and his grades dropped really bad, this school is a great school, they care about the students and there future, my other child will be going here next year, this school has come along way, I've seen many changes. Keep up the great work.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2014
Worst school you could send a kid to. This school is a trap. Don't let your child fall into it like my parents did. This school is hostile with an unconcerned staff. I attended this school a few years back and if its anything like I can remember you'll be sure to find fights, bullying, pregnant girls, drama, rude teachers and "8th graders" who look like they could be men... hmmm. This is the worst school I had ever been to in my life so I am warning you. Don't let your kids go through this BS, send them to Barrington. PLEASE, close this school down.

- submitted by a community member
September 15, 2014
Hi I Like This School I Am In 8 Grade And It Is Good School . I Think It Should Have More Electivs But It Is Great School I Like It A Lo

- submitted by a community member
September 09, 2014
There is a lot of bad verbiage in here about this school. I debated not sending my daughter here. After talking with other children in the school, I decided to give it a shot. My daughter likes it and there are no issues. She did have one brush with angry kids, I told her to pick her friends and stay in the right crowd. She has and this is her last year there. She is doing very well. Her teachers were hit or miss. Most of them were very easy to contact and discuss her academics. This year they are on the ball and very eager to assist her before moving to high school. I would not give a bad rating to this school as she is learning and thriving. Shame on you parents who put in bad reviews! GET INVOLVED!!! We did and it made the difference. Quit being a complainer and be a doer to assist our young minds. Your kids will grow up thinking school is for babysitting just as you do. I am involved and people know me at that school because I care. I will give this school four stars as no school in the county is five stars, sorry, just a realist!

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2014
This is a terrible choice for a school. Some teachers may seem nice at first, but end up being rude and inconsiderate. The kids there are out of control. If you want your child to learn each and every curse word in the english language (and sometimes other languages), send them there. I have taken one of the electives there and found that we did nothing but play on computers and build bottle rockets the entire year. This school is full of vulgarity and obscenity.

- submitted by a community member
March 29, 2014
Excellent staff and teachers. Lot of certain low income kids got chip on shoulders, which means swearing and fights but not as much as the other middle schools nearby. Overall a much improved school with most parents not giving a darn or getting involved. Great avid program and Njhs program. . The best m a in south county.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2013
fights fights fights, great teachers though. I loved all the teachers at eisenhower, they were very diacated to teach all students.Students not so much

- submitted by a community member
June 09, 2013
Eisenhower has made great strides over the past 4 years and i've seen it grow to a respectable school ... better than most middle schools in the county! unfortunately some people don't live in the real world. i've seen first hand more bullying & foul language at rodger's middle school & a increased closeness of the student body at EMS! This is a fantastic school if your child wants an education & some fun along the way! the teachers are top notch and the Principle a winner ... touting a record number of Jr Honor Society winners along the way! unfortunately there is a lack of Parent participation being alot of lower middle class & welfare families send kids here ... and they do not support thier own kids or the school they go to! that cannot be changed! but those that do make up for it with their enthusiasm! We cannot sell out kids out. and the staff at EMS is working as hard as possible to give these kids the chance thier parents won't! the kids are strong and with the teachers & strong Principle support will win in the end! thanks EMS for being a real wonderful school!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2013
I would think twice about sending your child to this school. My daughter only attend this school for about a month and I pulled her out immediately because of the constant bullying. Students are out of control. The teachers are no better they are rude and nasty and are no help when it comes to bullied students. This is not a safe school for your child!! My daughter is now home schooled and is enrolled in Florida Virtual. Florida Virtual is giving her the proper education and attention that Eisenhower Middle school was not giving her. I would never recommend this school to anyone. This is not a school you want your child to attend.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2012
This school is a joke. I was supposed to be moving out of state and didn't think about school choice but when things changed and the school year approached I had no choice. Daily my daughter comes home and talks about someone bullying teachers are rude and they care more about dress code then educating my child. She's in all advanced honors classes and get good grades, but they would rather worry about what she is warring then giving her a decide education. On many occasion I have to teachers daughter vs. the teachers doing there job. She will not be goi g back to school there next year. Horrible school!

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2012
I do not know why people are making bad reviews about a Great school. This school is one of the best school's to put your child in. The teachers Teach you well. I'm an upcoming Eighth grader and this school is wonderful. The teachers know what they are doing and I am a straight A student there. Every school has fights so It is normal. I have been there since 6th grade and the total amount of fights I've seen were about 3. And they weren't even that bad. It's just that the people who want to learn come to learn not to fight or be troublemakers. All I'm saying is that Stop saying stuff about this school that is not even true. If you don't wanna go to the school, that is your buisness

- submitted by a community member
April 16, 2012
Unsafe school: We moved during the school year and had no "choice". My son s whole attitude has changed. The school has fights multiple times daily, lock downs with no parent notification. It looks like a prison from the outside, high fences and armed guards, students in handcuffs (not exaggerating). The office staff is rude and zero parent involvement or communication. My son is a straight A student and a smaller kid. He started wearing a hoody over his head every day. When I asked him why, he said he was trying to disappear . In my opinion he has lost a year of education here. He will not be back next year if I have to home school him. If education and safety matter to you, do not let your kids attend this school. from a concerned father.

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2012
this is very unsafe school my child complains everyday about bulling at the schooll and FIGHTS

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2012
I Am really dis-pleased with this school. As a student there i bleve the school should have more electeves and teachers. i bleave that you SHOUDN'T have to sign out a sheet to talk to the counsilor. For instence, what if someone was being picked on and needed help right away. You need help then and not a month later! I can not wait untill this school year is over so i can be in safer environment then this school. I am not just saying this for my health, I am saying it because if you were to ask any student in the school what they think, they would reply with the same retort. This school is the WORST school i have ever been to in my life. I hope that you see this in a way to help and not to be rude in any way. I am a very nice person and only want whats best for the students at Eisenhower. Please get back at me with the thoughts you have.

- submitted by a community member
December 15, 2011
I just moved here also and I completely agree with the last comment! The kids are way out of control the principle is never around, the teachers are rude and act like they could care less. I just pulled my son out to home school him till we can move next year..Beware of this school

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2011
I just moved into this area and i can honestly say This school needs work. The kids are out of control. The principal is no where to be seen. Its obvious that all the good ratings on this site are from the teachers. Parents beware

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2011
Eisenhower is great. You learn new things everyday but have fun at the same time. The teachers and Administration are very sophisticated and deserve the jobs they have. They're so nice! the lunch is great. I couldn't be happier with my experience. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone. They strive for everyone to do great.

- submitted by a community member
June 23, 2011
Eisenhower has been a blessing for our son. All of the teachers worked with us to make sure our son had a successful first year of middle school. Having a child with ADHD and signs of Aspergers, we were prepared for a nightmare, but everyone worked with our son and us to make it go as smoothly as possible. There were some issues with bullying, but every school is going to have that. When we discussed it with our sons teacher, they worked to find the other students and also came up with an idea to avoid it. The band program is fantastic! Going to miss this school and all the staff!

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2011
Our daughter has attended Eisenhower Middle School for two years and we couldn't be happier! This school has amazing teachers and a strong administration. They really care about the students and want to see them all achieve their goals. She has always been in the gifted programs and this school has done a great job in challenging her academically.

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2010
Based on my 6th grade year i will say that eisenhower isn't a horrible school but it's not great either. of course there are fights, every school has them, and the staff could use a little more training. I didn't see the staff threatening the students but they can be harsh at times but mostly you learn almost nothing. You can practically do anything and some people may enjoy it I know I didn't. I don't want a really strict school either but there has to be an in-between and eisenhower just doesn't cut it. I'm only in 8th grade now at Barrington Middle School so my memory of eisenhower is still very good. I left eisenhower after my 6th grade year. What eisenhower lacks in education and very "knowledge-able" staff it does make up for in "good-times" and friendships. Though those might not come in handy on the FCAT or SAT's. I would suggest you think about other schools before coming to Eisenhower.

- submitted by a community member
July 06, 2010
i am a student and this is a unsafe school the science rooms are too small to do any experiments some sixth grader learn in regular rooms for science which are too small to do anything. there are too many fight drama. And yet the principle does nothing one the the vice principle is nice and friendly but the others too professional and the staff could be a little more friendly i do not like this school and i am a student it is unsafe!!!

- submitted by a community member
June 16, 2010
noone cares there will be fights and bullying noone will care im going into the 7th grade there its hard enough tht i have to go there for 2 more years i hate the school i barely learn anythingthing the teachers r very threatning bad staff hate it!!!!!! >:(

- submitted by a community member
May 11, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2010
i love this school! people say that Eisenhower is a 'bad school' but really it's not. i went there for 6th grade but now i go to Barrington middle school(the new school near Fishhawk) i DO NOT like this school. it is very dramatic & i learned nothing really. some kids had been so stressed out about the school that they actually have to go home crying. they give you iss for no reason. iss is really full almost all the time. i honestly wouldn't recommend your child to come to barrington.

- submitted by a student
February 02, 2010
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- submitted by a student
December 03, 2009
omg! I love this school it is the best place you can ever learn anything thier teachers are amazing!oww and the principle is the coolest person erver you can go to her for anything in the world:) -nereida garcia

- submitted by a student
August 30, 2009
Eisenhower made an A on the State rating scale. This was done by the leadership of Mrs. Collins and her staff. Most of the credit goes to our students! I welcome parents and friends to come and observe the classes to see what is going on. A school is only as good as what the parents, students, staff and community put into it. Join our SAC team, join our PTSA, join our volunteer program, and let us all get into the solution of what is beneficial for our students/children.

- submitted by a teacher
August 30, 2009
My son is starting his second year at Eisenhower MS and we couldn't be happier. Sure, there have been a few very minor issues but nothing major. Let's be reasonable, no school is perfect. It's obvious the Principal and AP's really love their jobs and really care about the education they are providing. They really relate to the kids (Mrs.Collins and Mr. Bobo are amazing). If you are an involved parent and treat the administration with respect, they will do the same and help resolve any issues you may have. Awesome school. Awesome administration. Awesome experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 29, 2009
I have four children, three have unfortunately attended Eisenhower Middle School. I say unfortunately because each one of my three kids that have attended Eisenhower, had terrible experiences. They all were doing great in elementary and loved school. Then they went there and they took a nose dive. The teachers and staff are aweful. I had to pull them out because it got so bad. My 11 yr old is currently enrolled but i am looking for another school. I refused to let him continue to get bullied. The teachers and staff do nothing about it. I cannot tell you how many times i have tried to get help from the staff. My son that is going there now, he has missed two days already from being so sick to his stomach, fearful of having to go back. No child should have to go through such torture.

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August 11, 2009
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January 20, 2009
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January 07, 2009
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November 28, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 22, 2008
this school have the worse communication and they not organized, they only have good teachers.

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October 17, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 25, 2008
My daughter attended this school over ten years ago, and now my son is attending, and although they, especially the office staff, are not very partent friendly, the school has improved a thousandfold. Its cleaner, there has been construction, I see more programs encouraging students to be better citizens, and I found Mr. Bobo, a vice principal, extremely polite, educated, and professional. I do wish the office staff was a bit more professional, and would quit letting student volunteers do their job. Children are not equipped to deal with parents concerns and questions over the phone or at the office counter. However, I would not dream of removing my son from this school. I am impressed with the effort put forth.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 27, 2008
I was very disappointed with the quality of education (or lack thereof). My children went there for one year and they will not be returning. The teachers did not seem interested in the children succeeding as much as they were worried about their personal time. My children went from confident straight A students in another stae to barely surviving kids struggling to make the grade. No help from the teachers or principle.

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February 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2008
It's nice and clean. I hate the principal and so does everyone else, she's too strict and she doesn't care. Sorry Mrs.Collins. Friends say Mr. Ducker was cool. The learning enviorment is really good and I love it there. Kids should learn to respect each other more though

- submitted by a student
February 08, 2008
This is the first year my daughters have attended this school, & I am not happy it seems like the teachers don't care about what happens with the students, the principal doesn't care nobody cares there just there to get a pay check. There are so many fights in the school at least 2 to 3 fights per day they need more supervision or police officers what ever works and it doesn't seem like they are trying to correct this problem. My girls are very smart they get good grades for them to be in this enviroment.They need to cleanup this school!

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January 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 26, 2007
Eisenhower is doing all the right things to close the achievement gap. We put students first, have high expectations for our students both academically and behaviorally, analyze data to determine strengths and weaknesses, provide extra help to those who need it, compact curriculum so we can have more time to devote to areas of need, circulate as we teach, post grades so parents can stay informed about student progress, and generally do 'whatever it takes.' Administrators set high standards for teachers, teachers set high standards for students, and everyone provides support to help each of us reach the standards. We encourage and welcome parent involvement.

- submitted by a teacher
September 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2007
I'm a former student from Eisenhower who went to this school the past 3 years. In my 6th and 7th grade years there were a few fights, but in my 8th grade year, there were almost no fights. This school has definitely improved a great deal over the three years I have been there. In 6th grade, yes they start out with things we may already have learned, but there is a reasonable answer for that. Everyone went to different elementary schools and each taught different ways, and over the summer, most of us forgot what we learned throughout elementary school. As far as extracurricular activities go, this school has a wide selection of them. There's chorus, band, orchestra, technology, P.E., Computers, Crime Watch, Journalism, after school sports, and a lot more. If you're looking for a school to send your kid to, send them to this one.

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May 09, 2007
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January 16, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2006
Seems to me theres a lot of bullying, not a lot of supervision, kids are bored need more hands on, not enough parent teacher communication, and theres more problems now then the schools my child has attended in upstate NY. I know I am not happy with this school and we will be moving out of it.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2006
My son is in his first year at this school. He has told us of many fights in school and lots of bullying. Not to mention the school bus issues with tardiness or breaking down. I am currently looking into moving my son to a private school. As far as the curriculum, the first few months of school covered material my son had learned the year prior at another school.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2006
It's my first year Eisenhower I'm in 6 grade ,there's some ups and a little bit downs about it.They ups are they just built a new gym, others lots of people, also most of the teachers are nice.last but not least they have tons of electives.If I were you I'd go to this school!

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August 17, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
July 22, 2006
I have has attended eisenhower middle school for the past two years the teachers are 3 on a scale from 1-5 but the school is ok!

- submitted by a student
June 29, 2006
My daughter has attended Eisenhower middle school for 6th and will be attending for 7th! It has a great curriculm and the teachers are very well knowledged and are willing to help any struggling student even if it means meeting them before or after school. The children are monitored and you are notified if your child needs help and what to help them with. You are always called if something is happening at the school or some event is coming up. A great school to have your child achieve the goals they need to achieve.

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- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2005
I would like to see a reading program implemented. I know that they do read some but I find that my child does not read nearly enough and we have to supplement it at home in order for my child to maintain his reading level. Reading does help with the comprehension skills. As far as the parent involvement goes I find that it is an area in which it lacks. I am a parent who likes to know what my child is doing and I know that not all parents can be on the same level of awareness but I am finding that there isnt enough communication with the teachers and the parents to help stay aware of your childs development in the school and their acedemics.

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January 25, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2004
I think this school is great. You get to meet so many diffrent kids, all with diffrent backrounds and the teachers are great, a big ups to them for really being involved with their students I trully miss Eisenhower I am currently an 8th grader at Rodgers Middle (riverview) and would do anything to go back I enjoyed doing more hands on activities at Eisenhower. Rodgers is to strict you don't even get to do any science labs 'because the classes are to big' I think the teachers there should loosen up a bit and acually let kids learn!

- submitted by a former student
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Eisenhower Middle School
7620 Old Bend Rd, Gibsonton, FL  33534
(813) 671-5121
Last modified Eisenhower Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Eisenhower Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 61 reviews. Top