I believe some, not all, of the teachers need far more training/education. One of the teachers actually recommended her class to utilize Google translate to learn Spanish. That's just pure laziness in my opinion.
The three stars that I am giving this school are for some of the extraordinary teachers that my daughter had. She is an engaging girl and had a lot of fun and learned a lot from a number of teachers. We are, however, pulling out daughter out of this school because of the extreme rules and constant threat she felt like she was under. This came mainly from the deans and the principal. When I spoke to the principal about the punishment that was handed out her exact words were, "Well if you don't like it you can take her out of the school." In her opinion she and her staff could do no wrong. Also, they are on the IB schedule. This means they have eight classes; four one day and the other four the next. They are not allowed to use lockers and have to carry all of their books with them all day. This really sucks if you weigh 75lbs and have to carry a band instrument with all of your books for the day and your lunch. I hope for the kids sake the lunch room food improves. Last warning: Don't get caught wearing a hoodie or you will get at the very least in school suspension even if it is cold outside.
I have a hard time believing this school is getting a rating of 4 stars. The teaching staff and their classroom curriculum are, for the most part, really good. Those that care are great at engaging the students and helping them be excited to learn. But, the overwhelming amount of pressure on the students from hours of homework and very real fear that they won't do well in the many, many tests they have to take is too much. My daughter is a great student but her grades took a big hit from all of it. We also had constant threats of suspension from the Administration for ridiculous things like wearing a hoodie (we had to cut it off her coat, so she wouldn't freeze outside between classes in the winter!) or being late for a single class. The attitude of the Principal is closed minded and she runs the school like a prison. But, if you have a genuine concern or try to contact them for any reason there is no response whatsoever. I tried calling about a doctor-excused absence every week for 2 months and couldn't get anyone to call me back. We're changing schools. This was the worst experience we've ever had at a school, and we are very involved parents with an exceptional student.
The Teachers are fine but the office staff is usually rude and quick with parents. The cannot multitask at all or just refuse to do so.
The school is ok but the "IB" program sometimes is overwhelming. They give some assessments that have no sense or reason other than to annoy the students and parents. As a teacher and a tutor you should focus in the academics and in class work and capturing the attention of the students in positive and fun way and yes inspire them to thrive in and out of school, but giving constant essays and assessments specially ones with no purpose other than making things harder is going to make the students dislike the class and school. I would review this process, this is a reason of why many teachers disagree with these standards and just follow the rules for a paycheck. Good luck.
This school is awesome. Teachers are excellent, work planning is easy! Homework Hotline is a life-saver. Great Campus!
This is a great school, but it has a few problems. For example, the deans are very strict , which is a good thing in some parts. But some students are getting bigger punishments than they deserve. Dr. Long's dance program is amazing, and so is their culinary, art,band and chorus programs. The school isn't really a bad place, its just some students cause problems.
Parkway Delivers. Every year Parkway Middle School gets better and better. school counts with extracurricular activities as no other, so many is hard to choose, all nicely organized and instructed. Second year and my kid already knows three different languages. my kid feels safe and happy in this school, and all teachers keep good interaction with students and keep daily communication with parents. school informs parents of all afternoon activities. Teachers are like coaches, they listen and care about each of the students. Lots of take home assignments and projects, but each of them interesting and fun. Not a school just to hang out, they mean serious business.
I think Parkway is a great school! I am Havin so much fun there! Parkway does not have a very good reputation and thats why some people are scared of it! I think that once you get used to it you'll be fine! Parkway is a very unique school! But one thing for sure you are never bored! Cynthia
Because the staff works together to make every kid feels special all the time. Special kids, make special schools.
Haha this school is the best school ever, they just got a new principal and our making their way up to the top, even though Parkway doesn't have the best reputation it is, overall, the best and most fun school I have ever been to. The students our nice and smart and the principal and deans know exactly wha they are doing. This school has free afterschool programs and they support and respect the grounds they work and learn on. You are very lucky if you get to be in a school like this. Have fun and good luck (: -Lindsey H.
Parkway is not the best school it is actuallay the worst. I do not like this school suspension is over the top. I can't belive it. I'm starting to be scared of parkway because of all of the fight and I'm afriad some of my friends are going to be hurt for no reason. The teacher, dean and principals should do something about this that is my opinon.
Rox ur sox!!! = Parkway Middle School!!! Its the best school i have ever been to and when i graduate it will be the sadest day of my life. =..(
I am very disappointed in this school system. My son graduated in 2007. Communication is poor between the key people of the school (principal and dean). Their idea of correction is removal, but we need to remove that what is causing the problems within the children. It takes the teachers, children, and parents.
PMS is a multi-cultural school with family appeal. I enjoy working and communicating with all of the students. PMS is currently a 'C' school, however we are working our way to the top; showing gradual gains in FCAT scores for the prior two years. The 2007-2008 school year has brought about some changes, however the faculty, staff, student, parents & community/business partners are working together to ensure a smooth transition. Our No. 1 goal is to become an 'A' school and I believe we are up for the challenge. Last but definitely not least, Parkway has 'The Best' DEAN TEAM in the state of Florida.
I went to parkway in 8th grade and I loved it. All the teachers are the best!
I attended parkway middle for three year sand it is a good school. If you pay attenchion in class then you won't have an issue, when i graduate i recieved one college credit and four high school credits and there are exceptional teacheres at parkway.
i am a 6th grader at parkway and i love this school,some kids have diceplane problems but thats not the school thats the kids,parkway is the best school ever and their arts program is great,this school is great!
I am a student a parkway middle school and I am graduating this year in 2007. It is the best school. I represent this school all day every day this is my home away from home. I love all my teachers. I have all a's and b's my name is dean. I am a 8th grader. I love this school. It has great disciple and excellent teacher. Number 1 school for me and I have been there since 6th grade and the principal miss.Rivers and assistant principle ms.Cavinee are excellent. Evertime I have had a problem parkway and it teachers and staff have been there for me and its is a really safe school. Best school in the world!
Who better than a student herself...I currently attend this school and I feel it has just holding me back....Discipline is rarely enforced and teachers have no boundaries.
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