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6-8
Public district
Greenacres, FL
Students enrolled: 1,159
After care: No
 

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5090 Haverhill Road
Greenacres, FL 33463

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(561) 493-6400
(561) 493-6410
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August 03, 2014
i will be attending next year and im scared I just moved from congress middle and I like it there

- submitted by a community member

September 04, 2013
I was a student from last year and looked at the reviews on this site only to see there aren't many posted for this year or the year before. So here I am ;). Whether you're checking this site because you're a parent or thinking of attending, you should always keep an open mind. As I've already said, there really aren't many recent reviews. So if you came here to see what the school's like, you won't have much luck. So what you read here should have only a little bit to do with your judgement of the school. It all depends on what YOU or your child makes of it. Of course, for me, I'd say that when I was an 8th grader last year, the best thing were my teachers. The best will try to educate you, have fun with you, and try their hardest to be there for you. I was lucky enough to have amazing teachers from 6th-8th.(Pssst, I was in gifted ;) ) But, if you want your teachers to be great, you have to at least be a good student also. Now, I'm not exactly talking about good grades, but you really need to get involved and be respectful. All in all, I enjoyed my time at Tradewinds. I go to Suncoast now ;D and so do about 8 other TMS kids. Go Bucs!!!

- submitted by a community member

August 22, 2013
exelent because the teacher and parent involve ment is amazing and im so happy my son is in a great tradewind the home of buckner.

- submitted by a parent

August 01, 2013
The school was awesome when my eldest attended under the leadership of Dr. Howell. However, now that my second is attending under this other principal, I feel the quality of leadership has declined somewhat. The teachers are all still wonderful but they could use better support from a more attentive principal.

- submitted by a parent

July 14, 2012
I went to this school for 3 years, and for those of you who said Dr. H ran it like a boot camp were entirely wrong. He treated the school as if they were all his kids, not accepting it if any of us steped out of line. Where as Mrs. S, she has all her A.Ps do all the discipline for her. I would say since she took over the school it has gotten worse. This school however has teachers that are very understanding and amazing. I am now entering h.s with all college level (ap) classes. If i could have anything when i enter hs this fall, is that the teachers are as good as the ones at tradewinds.

- submitted by a community member

March 16, 2011
My child is in the 6th grade and is on the honor roll in advanced classes. My family is low income and minority; which I only mention to advise those that believe low income equals low self esteem and education. My child thrives here amongst a very diverse student population. I turned down Carver's IB programme to keep her away from the belittling attitude of Boca/Delray's unaccepting attitude toward minorities.

- submitted by a parent

October 25, 2010
The school is basically a 9-4 daycare. The majority of the students do not want to learn. The majority of students have no respect for themselves, staff, subs, or teachers. The root cause is attributed to being a low- income SES school; uneducated parents, etc. Student misbehavior is rampant, and the students do not care. To be fair, there is a small minority of students who want to learn. Unfortunately, those students are outnumbered by the students who just don't care. What a shame. In the end, Tradewinds Middle School does a big disservice to the community; take a clue from the NY School System. Students who don't want to behave should face expulsion. Lets place the blame where it goes.......

- submitted by a community member

May 07, 2010
The principal (Dr. Howell) runs the school like a boot camp. Kids must act like robots, or the teacher is viewed as unsatisfactory. If you break the rules (even having your shirt untucked) you will not be allowed to participate in any after school activities. This makes many students feel negative about academics and they get a I don't care attitude. Middle school is hard enough hormonal wise, and adding more negative feelings is not helpful.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
August 08, 2009
i love tradewinds because of our assistant pricipal Mrs J Smith. I love her so much nd i hope she'll come tis school year of 09-10. I u mrs. Smith!!!!!

- submitted by a student

March 25, 2009
Speaking as a student who has talked to my parents about this, I do not like the way the school handles situations. When drama begins and the school intervenes, they ask for statements from other students who were not involved, which makes sense, but the administrators don't understand that some students may lie to get others in trouble. Besides that, tucking in your shirts when they are a reasonable length does not make sense to me, and I shouldn't have to wear a belt if my pants fit correctly. The academics are poor, in my opinion, the teachers teach well for the most part, although they have to stick to a certain teaching plan, they should be allowed to teach what they have to teach the way they want to teach it, for example, doing more hands-on things or contorting projects to mould to how the students learn best and fun.

- submitted by a student
no rating
December 01, 2008
even though we do have fights, Tradewinds is an awsome school it is very fun and we hav a staff that tries to keep their studentshappy w/ dances and other creative ways.|TRADEWINDS IS AWSOME PERIOD|

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 25, 2008
I went to this schol for two years and i had a great time a met some great people and the teachers were great they were like having a parent a school you could talk to them about any thing -----Go Bucs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

August 10, 2008
I graduated from that school this year. 2008, I was there 6-8 && i miss more than ever, the teachers are awesome, the experience was incredible, and dr.Howell rocks (the principal), i've had my best memories there. This school really prepared me, i would recommend any student to go there. I loved every minute of it!

- submitted by a student

April 21, 2008
My son loves the school because it is very safe. The principal is visible and accessible to all parents and students and this is the first time my son enjoy going to school.

- submitted by a parent

March 27, 2008
this is my son's first year at tradewinds,so far I feel he has learned a great deal. therefore I'm very pleased.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 28, 2007
I am very pleased with the beginning of this school year. The teachers and the new principal have worked hard to provide a well organized and safe opening. This is day 5 and my son is already in the swing of studying and completing homework. He is also trying out for the baseball team in the evenings. You would think that he has been a middle schooler for a long time but actually this is his first year.

- submitted by a parent

August 14, 2007
I was very unhappy last year. Parents who are involved with their children don't get the responses necessary to improve the child's academic achievements.

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2007
im sorry to say that my daughter absoultely hates this school. she attended tradewinds for only one year. and while the administors did listened to everyones problems, they did nothing to make the school a better place. i strongly urge other parents to consider sending their children to better schools, so that their children can get a better education.

- submitted by a parent

June 29, 2007
My daughter attends Tradewinds Middle since 6 grade, we relocated from NY and I must say that this is one of the best schools. I am there every day to pick up my daughter and never see anything out-of-order. I love the teachers and this school, I will recommend this school to any parent who wants to send thier child, no regrets....excellent school

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2007
My Daughter came to Tradewind from Brooklyn New York she attended for a year and a half , Tradewindes middle school is a wonderful school. She misses Tradewinds and was doing very well , with her studies. Tradewinds is highly recommended my me 100% they are for the students and parents by far the number one school in palm beach county and this is coming from a New Yorker, who has been in the public school system for 20 years. staff /teachers and Principals are dedicated and and made me and my daughter feel at ease they are the best that Palm beach county has to offer number one

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 08, 2007
I think this school is great my daughter loves it there and is excelling high in her studies everyone there is kind hearted and generous and will be there to support you all the way through

- submitted by a parent

April 18, 2007
The School is very good but I think they should have absolutely a tiny more freedom. My son likes to wear a colored t-shirt inside, which I think fits him perfectly, but then I heard he could not do that. But the rest is very satisfying! The school is very nice. Oh and the electives should have a variety for the students to have!

- submitted by a parent

December 13, 2006
My child began Tradewinds as a 6th grader in it's first year of operation. She is now an 8th grader and I have been extremely impressed with the quality of teachers. The school has surprisingly been a wonderful environment that has stimulated my daughter both academically and athletically. The teachers have been kind, sensitive, and motivated her to achieve honor roll. The school has been a safe environment and innovative at times. I would highly recommend Tradewinds as one of the best middle schools in Palm Beach County, and I tend to be cynical and critical, so this is a very high rating.

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2006
As a teacher at Tradewinds Middle since inauguration(2004), I was surprised by the very negative tone and misinformation of one of the reviews on your site. With almost 1400 students, problems will occur and of course some parents and teachers will be unhappy. The comment about fights occuring everyday is not only inaccurate, but highly exgerrated. I am a veteran teacher w/ 20 years experience in P.B. County schools. This, by far is the safest environment I have worked in. I urge the parents who are dissatisfied, to volunteer at the school to truly meet the staff of nearly 130 individuals that are dedicated to Tradewinds. Yes, as w/ all working environments we have staff members that are less than motivated but we also have an extremely high percentage of staff members that are truly dedicated, experienced, and thoroughly care about the success of our students, school, and each other.

- submitted by a teacher

August 03, 2006
My child is a student at Tradewinds. She is in honors classes. I was a little hesitant about sending her there, but my fears were calmed. She continues to excel in school and has been lucky enough to have teachers around her that continue to challenge her. She also became involved in school sports, so it's also helped her become more open with her peers. Middle school is definitely different than elementary school, but if you have a good child that surrounds themselves with positive experiences from school,they too can excel and have a positive experience.

- submitted by a parent

July 24, 2006
My children began attending Tradewinds during its inaugural year. My Daughter left a pristine environment to attend in eighth grade and my son started in sixth and is now entering eighth. Though there have been problems and issues that plague every school that starts out as they search for the right mix of educators and administration for the select clientel, Tradewinds has sailed through with success. My daughter a straight A student was challenged beyond her wildest dreams to succeed beyond her potential, and my son has been shown what his true capabilities are. The teachers are dedicated to the children and the administration is finding themselves. I coould not have asked for a better diverse school to help teach my children how to succeed and to become independant learners. To Naysayers, I say get involved and find out what really is going on with your children.

- submitted by a parent

June 01, 2006
My son attended Trade winds during the 2004/2005 school year. He was an A/B honor student with awards for highest FCAT scores .This all changed in the first five months of attending this school. The high violence rate between students has left teachers frightful and at times in my sons classes unable to control the violence, leading to an environment that is non-conducive to learning. My son had three teachers come and go in a 5 month time. Students wanting high achievement in their educational career may be better suited to look somewhere else for their education.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2006
I am an active volunteer at this school. I have/had three children there. We have overcome many issues since our opening. Our staff works very hard to run the school. There are discipline problems at every middle and high school. Over the past year--fighting the powers that be--our school has improved greatly and there are less problems. Many things the staff attempts to do are vetoed by higher ups. Like any school any where there are always a bunch of trouble-makers. Our staff has been able to eliminate some and has good control over the few left. The teachers are hard working. We have had a great two years here. More parents need to step up and get involved. If they did, many of the little issues the school has would without a doubt fade.

- submitted by a parent

January 21, 2006
This school is horrible! There are fights everyday. I am a concerned parent of a child that goes there. The teaching is horrible and the principal won't even talk to the parents. I hate that school and it is the worst school in Palm Beach County.

- submitted by a parent

January 20, 2006
Too many fights. Strict enfordement of rules is used and neccesary to maintain order.

- submitted by a parent

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Tradewinds Middle School
5090 Haverhill Road, Greenacres, FL  33463
(561) 493-6400
Last modified Tradewinds 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.
Tradewinds Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top