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6-8
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Holiday, FL
Students enrolled: 1,068

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1410 Sweetbriar Drive
Holiday, FL 34691

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February 13, 2014
I am an 8th grade student here at Paul R. Smith. I've been going here since 6th grade. I excel academically and am in honors classes. The best thing I can say about this school is how wonderful our teachers are. They are all very supportive and always helping you reach your goals. The worst parts of this school is the communication with staff and the sports teams. Seriously, we lose EVERY game. I am in the Paul R. Smith middle school symphonic band, and all I will recommend is come here for the band. The band itself is full of interesting and friendly people, and the band teacher, Mr. Krikstone, is awesome. If you're looking for a school with good communication and good sports teams, don't come here, but if you're looking for a school with amazing teachers that will remain your lifelong friends, a pretty good environment, and an amazing band, I would consider coming to Paul R. Smith.

- submitted by a community member
February 13, 2014
My family and I moved to this County last year. My son attends Paul R. Smith middle school but I wish I'd of never enrolled my son at my son at this school. I'm highly disappointed in the professionalism of the teachers and Administrators at this school! I'd suggest you consider private school and or Florida Virtual school before having your children tormented at this school by the people whom are there to teach and protect the kid's.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2013
My Son has entered 6th grade for this 2013-2014 school year. I know it would be an extreme adjustment for all of us. I am extremely involved in my son's life in general, especially when it comes to School work. I remember when I entered my middle school, there is a lot of pressure however that was another compared to what the state requires from theses children. I mean what I have been taught has been put down as ancient history and the Math, WOW!~ "they need to send home letter of HOW TO"S with example's", in order for us to get close to what their teacher is teaching them. Ya know, One thing I find has not changed, You do a have a selected few Teachers who still love what they do , will go to extra mile and mellow out any questions, concerns parents or our children their students. Unfortunately We have way to many negative teachers that make you feel there's no hope or that teacher will not take the time. If a child falls behind in one it, These teachers are just setting them up for failure!!!Communication and confidence in our Children our keys to success. Sandra Sulinski Parent of Jospeh Sulinski

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2013
Our school is a Title I school and we were the number one Title I school in our county based on last year's performance. Our teachers and staff give 110% and we are the best group of people chosen to work with our student population! I am so glad to work here.

- submitted by a teacher
August 16, 2013
Paul R. Smith Middle School, great teaching staff! My daughter just graduated with all A honors! This is because of not only her hard work but the hard work of the teachers!

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2013
This school is amazing. They have an group of teachers who are dedicated and hard working. The administration does a great job of keeping control of a school this size. I am excited for the things going on here!

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2013
Paul R. Smith Middle School does outstanding things to benefit its students. During summer students are given the opportunity to attend a variety of camps. There is science camp that encompasses science standards, field trips, and even some physical fitness. Band camp takes place each summer. The school has a technology camp that offers students the chance to learn and work with current software programs. Smith also has a "Notebook America" summer project in which students create notebooks that are sent to other schools around the country and returned with photos and messages. These camps are offered to all students regardless of income and transportation is often available.

- submitted by a teacher
May 17, 2012
I am a past student at prsms and possibly had the best time ever there. The princible helped everyone who needed help. The guidence counciler wa the sweetest woman i ever met and helped me personally get through alot of things. Also my little sister goes there now and she said she loves it but some of the students are brats when they dontget there way

- submitted by a community member
November 19, 2011
I'd like to know why my review was removed, who's running this site anyway - the schools???? I complained a couple of weeks ago about the guidance counselor reporting our family to Child Protective Services because of a bruise. This will probably be removed also, but I'll keep posting my review anyway. People should be forewarned.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2011
I am not very happy with Paul R. Smith Middle School as a parent with a child that has Special needs, I find it very disturbing that my son has been harrassed at this school for the past two years. I was not happy with how it was resolved last year and I am not happy with how it is being resolved this year. If the school has students that are bullying other kids and the school is aware of it, then something needs to be done. Not just referals and a slap on the hand. These kids are bullies and need to be stopped. Not only was my child taken down to the ground, but was humiliated in front of other students when food was thrown on him. Where are the teachers to see this, where is the principal. It looks like the kids that are going to Paul R. Smith are animals and need to be domesticatic. Perphaps the parents should be brought in and advised of what their kids are doing or at least let the parents handle it amoung themselves.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2011
i have a seventh grader at PRSMS and i have to say since starting this school year out his grades have changed drastically for the better. Last year he was struggling to get by and had a very negative attitude twords school but this year he is very close to making the honor roll and he loves his teachers!

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2011
i love coming to this school everyday. this is my second year here and im enjoying it very much. the teachers are friendly and strict at the same time and they work very hard everyday to make learning fun. and to all haters: this middle school is better than any other school in pasco if ask me..

- submitted by a community member
September 16, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
May 01, 2009
I am a parent of my child, she goes to Paul R Smith and her grades have improved with lots of A's since we moved from her old school with F's

- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2009
My daughter transferred from Pinellas county, and was having trouble getting help with her academics there, and I had a real problem with the crowded school system there. We are very happy to say that she has made straight A's this year, and the honor roll. The classes are smaller and my daughter is getting more help. I had to call to get an early release and I had to answer 5 personal questions that i had to go get forms out of my file cabinet to answer, this NEVER happened in Pinellas county they just release the kids to anyone with a note. I believe your experience at a school is what a parent and child make it. I think this is a great school and that the faculty is doing an outstanding job!!I feel well informed as a parent, and my daughter is successful, that is most important!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 24, 2009
PRSMS is an outstanding school..The staff and Principal especially try and make this an excellent environment for all middle schoolers and parents! Keep up the good work! I have 2 kids there and one has a learning disability and they do their best to help him in any way they can!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 21, 2009
I think PRSMS is a joke! The staff states that they want all students to succeed. Nice lie. As long as the students fit their mold and don't have any issues everything is fine. If your child has learning issues, good luck getting help here. I would not rec. this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2009
I HATED this school. The students were terrible. Some teachers were very mean. Also the guidance counselor I had was terrible! I left the school and am now home schooled.

- submitted by a student
no rating December 22, 2008
I think the teachers try their very best to make learning fun.

- submitted by a student
November 01, 2008
This school is great! as a student, i would know. I think the teachers are very helpful and experienced. They are always willing to help. The staff keeps the school running, clean, and safe. Awesome school! go 8b patriots!

- submitted by a student
October 01, 2008
I love teaching at Paul R. Smith, and look forward to coming to school each day. We have a staff that is FULL of hard-working, devoted, and loving teachers. The administration is very supportive and they truly care about the students and their well being.

- submitted by a teacher
August 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 26, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 24, 2008
What a great year! Our students showed some of the highest gains in math and writing across the district. We are so proud of the efforts of both the students and the parents who support them. We are looking forward to an even better 08-09!

- submitted by a teacher
June 11, 2008
Paul R. Smith is a wonderful school. Anyone who steps onto the grounds of the school can tell the students are well-taught and safe. I think the rules of the schools are enforced by the administrators and I think the teachers work very hard to teach all their students including the students with disabilities. I feel the teachers and staff go out of their way to make school challenging and exciting for the students. My daughter was an eighth grader in the 2007-08 school year and she enjoyed the year thoroughly. She was so sad to leave her caring teachers and supportive staff, I think that says a lot about the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 29, 2008
You will not find a team of teachers more dedicated and caring. They love the kids and work to ensure each student gets a quality education. The administrators are very understanding and work with families to meet the needs of the students. Blessed to have this school in our neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2008
As an employee of Paul R. Smith Middle School, I am very pleased with the administration and the morale at the school. The administration is very supportive of the teachers and really would like all students to succeed. This is a fabulous school.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating March 28, 2008
The teachers and staff at Smith Middle are extremely dedicated and caring toward their students. Expectations are very high and I have witnessed students during school hours and after school at various events-- All in all most student behavior is 'middle school' appropriate. My son has chosen to attend this school from out of district and does not want to leave.

- submitted by a parent
March 26, 2008
As an employee of Paul R Smith MS, I am surprised at the comments. I am not a teacher, but feel that I have a very good insight of the dedication of all staff members to our school. I joined PRSMS in opening our school in March of 2006. I have seen the struggles and strides our staff has made. I support them 110% and am proud to say I work here.

- submitted by a community member
December 11, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 28, 2007
i am pleased with this school.the teachers r very helpful and willing 2 answer My questions

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2007
poor leadership at this school - including poor/lazy teachers is some subjects. rules are a joke, no one enforces them. very low expectations and requirements placed on the students behavior

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2007
poorly run school!!!! no discipline - no one enforces the rules.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2007
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- submitted by a student
May 15, 2007
Lack of discipline at this school.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2007
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Paul R. Smith Middle School
1410 Sweetbriar Drive, Holiday, FL  34691
(727) 246-3200
Last modified Paul R. Smith 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.
Paul R. Smith Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top