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6-8
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Haines City, FL
Students enrolled: 849

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225 South 22nd Street
Haines City, FL 33844

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(863) 421-3302
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January 28, 2011
used to go to this school when it all seemed bad. now it looks alot better with the new staff involved what a change

- submitted by a community member
May 26, 2010
The administration focus's WAY to much on things that don't matter, and not nearly enough on the bigger problems. Though, the "gangs" are non-existent, the students believe they are and graffiti bathroom walls and desks. This has become a major problem. Administration decides to crack down the last few weeks of school and seem to target the kids who are doing the right thing, instead of starting to get rid of the real problems in the beginning. The teachers are great, but administration needs to step up.

- submitted by a community member
May 12, 2010
My son loves this school, he is always happy when he comes home an i heard his Pre (AP) classes are amazing and they challenge his abilities

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
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- submitted by a student
May 12, 2010
this school is pretty good the Pre-AP lets students work to their abilities and challenges them!

- submitted by a student
no rating May 03, 2010
I'm sorry for all the students who has to go to this wrenched school. I am in 7th grade and in my 2 years of receiving education from them i would say its not worth it. To all those people who are reading this BOONE MIDDLE IS NOT A GOOD SCHOOL. My whole life i have been in the best schools and an A+ student in honors but this school i am disappointed that i have to put this on my collage list. Many people would say NOT to leave a bad comment about them but in fact you should. OK this school will forever receive horrible comments about Boone. Now it is nonsense that there are 'gangs' because there aren't just a REALLY BAD SCHOOL.

- submitted by a student
April 24, 2010
This is the best school i've ever been to.Teachers always help me no matter what, and now that they started the pre-ap program the school is way better.I'm a student here and i love this school.

- submitted by a student
March 05, 2010
This is a great school ,my teacher always help me get thruogh all my work ,since I have attended this shcool I haven,t got in trouble nomore .

- submitted by a student
February 12, 2010
This school is horrible. The staff and administration do NOTHING about ANYTHING. I've been getting harrassed by a group of girls every day since the beginning of 6th grade, and nobody has done ANYTHING. I would strongly recommend NOT sending your child to this school.

- submitted by a student
February 10, 2010
this school is not the best. They seperate the guys and girls everywhere besides in the classrooms.

- submitted by a community member
August 15, 2009
over all I give the school and its staff an excellent review due to any problem that accrues the staff handles it in a prompt and professional way and they inform the parents right a way my child goes to this school from the 6th and now in the 8th and I would not change it Mrs. D.Morales

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2009
My daughter loves this school! It's her first year there and even tho there has been issues with other children they have been dealt with in a great manner! The assistant principal is great with making sure everything is dealt with right away!! The only thing i can say negative is i think they stress to much with dress code.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2009
The only think thats fun of it is when you can dress out. Dress Code is not the most important thing,they think it is. The Guidance Counselor doesn't even help you.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 03, 2009
I'm a former studen from Boon Middle School, and when I see people leaving these negative comments, I ask myself if they really know whats going on. When i went to BMS there was a program called BMAAC, really great to be honest. it was almost like an ap program. The teachers are benevolent and do take some of their own time to help out their students with their problems and needs. Students saying teachers dont have the time to help them is some sort of lie in my opinion. Of course they might not be able to help you the same day but if you schedule something out with your teacher(s) they would be glad to assist you. Commen things i've heard about is BMS having gangs. If there were any gangs, the school would have a bad reputation but it doesn't. Eventually this school will be an A school.

- submitted by a student
August 22, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 09, 2008
I am honest in saying that I believe BMS is a good school. BMS does face challenges many schools do not such as high ESE and ESOL populations but most of the negative comments on this site are unfounded. Parents are complaining about a dress code that is county mandated, clear backpacks that are intended for safety, and a lack of opportunities for parents to be involved. If the parents of Boone would be more involved in a positive, constructive way I don't see any reason for BMS to not recieve an A rating. Boone is not dangerous. We have some 'troubled' students but we can't control what they do outside the school and we can't get rid of students because of what we think they might do. The teachers are competent and they care, for all students, if we didn't we would choose an easier environment to teach in.

- submitted by a teacher
August 06, 2008
Im A student at boone. I'm now in 8th grade, and I've spent 1 and a half years here. This school changed alot when Nancy Leonard, our principal; took charge. She was very strict at first, but i knew she was doing it for us. The teachers are extremely nice and understanding, and they help everyone. Unfortunately, though; the other countys are ahead in regards to the school curiculum. I moved to Osceola for 4 months and went to school there. During that time, They were finishing Pre-Algebra, while at Boone we were just starting it. Also, Advanced Placement (AP) classes are phenomenal. They Challenge me in every way and I'm getting High school credits at the same time. This is a great school, with a very safe enviornment, and also a Gang-free one. So dont listen to complaints from these ignorant parents. Most likely, they havent even been here.

- submitted by a student
no rating July 27, 2008
We moved from Orange to Polk County with only 2 months left of the school year. My children did not have any complaints about Boone and quite honestly their grades improved. I like the structure of the classes, odds & evens. I like the uniform code. The problem with the school is not the school, as other parents state. Kids are kids and what our children learn starts at home. Growing up is hard, peer pressure is harder but laying blame on the fact that there are gangs at school is because of the school...well, that's just not right. I believe that every teacher, administrator, counselor is there for the benefit of our children. It's up to us as parents to monitor our children and know what activities (good and bad) they're involved in. I honestly believe there needs to be MORE parent involvement at home AND at school.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2008
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May 23, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 10, 2008
I have 2 NEW students there. My kids actually know the gang names and colors now. That is SO sad. There are fights, gangs, the lunches are horrible. No sports programs and the uniforms are a joke. Worry about the important things like education, not uniforms, especially for a public school. I WILL be moving out of Polk county because of the poor school systems. The charter schools are all booked, you have to go on a waiting list, it's not worth my childrens safety to stay and wait for a charter.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2008
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March 23, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 06, 2008
I am a student at Boone. It's a great school even though we have to wear uniforms. I have been going here for 2 years I am in the 7th grade. All the teachers and students are awsome and extrememly nice. We actually do learn because out teachers push us to succeed. I can't imagine why a parent would write such a thing about a wonderful school. There are not gangs at our school, it's just a bluff.

- submitted by a student
February 29, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 28, 2008
my son is in the 6th grade and when i moved to polk county i passed the school and still had drove my boys to orlando because boone is a nasty looking school just from the outside well with gas and tolls everyday i had to put my 12 yr old in this hell hole i had to buy a new school bag that was seethrew and all the clothes that i bought for my kids were a waste of money cuz they have to ware a uniform shirt what the hell is a uniform shirt gonna do my children are very well dressed and boone is a publix school u should not have to ware a uniform so i gave this hellhole a chance and today my son comes home and is telling me that he is not going to school that there is a gang thing going on that

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
December 20, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
December 19, 2007
Trust me Boone isn't bad. The principal is very cool,and the students are amazing.Sure some of them can be bad at times,but everyone there is altogether pretty nice!There is lots of culture in the school.Pretty good uniforms to me,and there are lots of talented kids in the school. I've been in Boone for 3 years now I'm in 8th grade. I have seen so much over the years,too.Its not full of crime-its just like any other school!No matter what you do violence and conflict will always be there.And some of the kids fail because they fail to pay attention.The school is strict,and teachers do what they can to help us!

- submitted by a student
November 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2007
I'm a current student here, have been here since 7th grade. This school is completely screwed up. There are barely any teachers willing to pull a student aside and teach them for a couple extra minutes till they understand. Most are just impatient like that. Last year they had NO SPORTS, this year they are actually getting a few. I'm in both band and chorus there, but thankfully (as far as I know) our programs aren't getting cut, for at least this year. Although I blame it on lack of student interest. Dress codes here are never enforced, the only colours we have are blue and white, last year we had probably like 6 or so. Our odd and even schedule classes thing is stupid, too confusing. I'm a straight A student, their awards for accomplishments are just pieces of paper. I can't wait for high school so I leave this

- submitted by a student
September 05, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
July 14, 2007
Coming from an A+ school in Orlando and a great school in NY I was expecting more out of a school that has less amount of kids .I also agree with the other parents of their saying.Being new to the school this year I though that I was going to get all the INF. that everyone else gets at the begging of school year, but I was wrong. In all the others schools that my kid has attended. he has come home with the report at the end of school year.I decided to call the school to find out what had happen with his reportcard. I hope that this coming school year would be better for everyone.

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2007
This is our first year at Boone Middle School..The teachers for the most part are not impressive.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2007
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- submitted by a student
May 24, 2007
Not a good very school. My child was there for three years, no parent involvement encouraged no PTA/PTO. Never heard about anything until after it was over. Report cards were hardly sent home, had to go to the office to ask, and no teacher meetings were ever done, No recognition for excelling students, assemblies were never done, no book fairs, no field Trips, NO SPORTS, nothing not even track, all other Middle Schools have sports, come on, NO SPORTS?? No music programs, no second languages. How are our children supposed to excel in High School? They have not been taught anything! They did not even have a graduation for the 8th graders. NOTHING at ALL, just sent them on their way, how horrible is that to plan all year for graduation and get NOTHING? All I can say is they need to do some serious revamping!

- submitted by a parent
May 15, 2007
Coming from a state funded school in NJ, I expected alot more than what i received here at Boone. Although my son has redeemed himself and is now out of resource classes, I feel they do not challenge their students enough

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2007
Do not send your children here, but if you live in Polk County there are no other options, so don't move here.

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2006
I think that most of the problems with this school isn't the teachers. It begins at home, most of the problems began at home.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2006
This school does nothing to encourage parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2006
This school has been one of the worst school I have sent my children to.Number one priority in this school is the way they dreess.Pretty sad ,Instead of worrying of the education of the children. That is why it always fails.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
I feel that this school has to many IEP's just so they can get the extra government funding for them. 90% of the students have them. They say that they have uniforms but don't make all the students follow dress code. Also they say that the students are not allowed to have there own book bag but again some students are allowed. They do not give the students enough time to eat and are getting sick from having to eat fast. The staff does not call you back when you have a concern. This school says that last year they were a 'C' grade but I would at this point give them an 'F'. This school seems like a boot camp or a jail and not a institution for learning. I son is not thriving at this school and they are not willing to do anything to help.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2006
Not pleased period. I have 2 6th graders that went there last year and I am now looking for a charter school for them

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2005
In need of repair, very old building and not enough sport resources.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2004
The school has a wide variety of after school programs/clubs. The school offers remedial classes in the areas of math and reading for those students who are in need of extra help. My son really enjoys their FFA and TSA clubs.

- submitted by a parent
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Shelley S. Boone Middle School
225 South 22nd Street, Haines City, FL  33844
(863) 421-3302
Last modified Shelley S. Boone Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Shelley S. Boone Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top