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Lake Alfred, FL
Students enrolled: 758

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925 North Buena Vista Drive
Lake Alfred, FL 33850

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(863) 295-5988
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December 10, 2014
My school has had a huge leap in making. A school look the best it can. We have new teachers new behavior new everything. There's no fights everyday no thugs or gangs.I remember Dr. Linda Ray telling us when she came to this school you couldnt even see the side walks there was graffiti EVERYWHERE. I PROMISE YOU THERE'S BEEN A BIG CHANGE!

- submitted by a community member

July 23, 2014
This school is very out of control there are many kids doing many bad thing (smoking on campus ) etc . Kids skiping classes ,at least 1 fight a week in that school its so sad to say they wanna be the # 1 school in polk county when the school has many bad rating and over all the school is messed up and yes im a student deans are called in classes everyday and people get bullied !DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS TO THIS SCHOOL

- submitted by a community member

July 02, 2014
As an actual student, I think I can provide an accurate description. This was my first year at Lake Alfred and I came in as an 8th grader. Coming all the way from Virginia, I knew absolutley no one. I made wonderful friends and met exciting people. At the end of the school year, I graduated with top honors in PE, Science, and History. I was a straight A student, and had all advanced classes. The teachers here aren't there to shove information down your throat, but more to actually guide you in life. My teachers are who I'll miss the most in high school. They knew when it was okay to joke around but also knew when work had to be done. Most of the kids are terrible as I've seen walking through the halls but honestly if you don't mess with them they won't bother you. You just have to be willing to give it your all so you can be in the advanced classes away from those trouble makers. Lake Alfred is a magical school where you'll make friends with the most amazing people. Lake Alfred is a place you'll truly miss. Lake Alfred is a part of me and I'm very proud to call myself a patriot.

- submitted by a community member

June 24, 2014
The Principal and Office Staff are exceptionally firendly, competent, and go out of their way to help students and parents. The Principal makes announcements every morning and afternoon in order to ensure that students are safe and that procedures are efficent. She's really done an excellent job keeping the students safe and making an orderly environment. Kudos!!

- submitted by a parent

November 12, 2013
linda ray is a terrible principal she has no control of her staff and let them treat minors our children however they want too. they single out students they want to kick out of their school.

- submitted by a parent

July 31, 2013
I Just graduated from Lake Alfred. I was there for 7th and 8th grade. My 7th grade year was horrible. At one point there was a gang fight right outside my classroom. But, if you do not give Mrs. Linda Ray a big round of applause, you should be ashamed. my 8th grade year was a wonderful experience. It proved what school should be like. She has done marvelous changes with the schools over all performance, and the individuals. She worked her best too keep in line, and most importantly, make them feel important. I would highly recommend sending any child there.

- submitted by a community member

July 21, 2013
This Is School Is Not As Bad As Many People Think. I Just Graduated From The 8th Grade. We Just a New Principal New Staff Members And New Teacher Trust Me These Guys Did Not Play Around. Sure There Were Fights But Its Middle School What Can You Expect. The New Teachers Really Did Care. I Attended This School For 3 Years. Never Was There Any Jumping Or Kids Smoking Around. This School Is Now Better Its Now a C School.

- submitted by a community member

May 10, 2013
im a student THIS SCHOOL A PRISON TRUST ME STAFF TRYING THERE BEST STOP disrespectful students principal told us if not a c school or higher by next year or it shut down DONT GO HERE KIDS GET BULLY AND HURT FOR NO REASON PARENTS SEND your kids to better safer school i seen worst evil things kids do ILL GIVE THIS SCHOOL 1 out 5 i cant learn cuz rathole kids):

- submitted by a community member

April 25, 2013
If you value your children's education, safety, and LIFE, DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILD TO THIS RATHOLE! For god sakes peole get jumped 24/7! GET YOUR KIDS ON THE ACADEMIES LIST OR HOMESCHOOL!!!!FLVS is a better education supplementer than this dump. The teachers don't care, and kids are RUDE!

- submitted by a parent

April 14, 2013
I'm a teacher at Lake Alfred-Addair Middle School and I can Honestly say that I'm going to quit. The kids are so rude, disrespectful, and out of control. These girls interrupted my lesson in order to dance to bounce music called "Twerking", For god sake, one young man who I reprimanded told me that if I called his mother she would beat me down. There is no structure, no learning, and no self control. FCAT's next week, and I HIGHLY DOUBT that we will pass, since the academics are terrible. One girl yelled at me so bad she made me cry because of my ill mothers passing. Overall, they can't pay me enough for this job.

- submitted by a teacher

March 15, 2013
i had to remove my son too he got attacked , i never seen my son with a busted lip until he went to that school when i was sitting waiting to speak to someone there was a kid telling the staff wait until my mom get here like she was going to beat them down so sad...i never saw anything like it in my life

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2012
There are fights every day, and the teacher's are not able to control the students.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2012
I attended this school a few years back. Honestly I have to say this school is terrible when I attended every time you turned a corner there was a group of thugs and thuggets smoking out. There were fights every which way and kids ran the place. If you werent top dog or ran with top dog you werent anything and youd either get beat down or ran of school. I left the school because a kid wouldnt leave me be to my studies and one day even attacked me on my own street. So I had a restraining order placed against him and the laws of the restraining order stated we were to not attend classes together or lunch because HE attacked me. Instead of replacing him in different classes and lunch I was placed back into 6th grade classes and lunch. While i was repeating a grade my attacker was getting his full education. Why? I do not know nor care. Fact is this school is terrible. And id suggest you keep your children as far away from this school as you can. Unless you want them to either become victims or offenders. Because one or the other is guarenteed to happen. Plainly put. Worse school I have ever attended in my life. Now im struggling because of THIS schools mistake. Thank you!

- submitted by a community member

May 11, 2011
I have heard SO many BAD things about this school, like lots of fights, bad kids, beating up, and somethings that are unmentionable on this GreatSchool's site. This school doesn't even DESERVE to be on this page because it's NOT a GreatSchool AT ALL. The bus is totally inappropriate on what the boys and girls are doing, HOW did this come to this? Why would the principal allow this?? How many times has this school been on lockdown??

- submitted by a community member

December 12, 2010
I went to this school for my whole middle school career, and let me tell you, it's worse than you people have heard or think. Kids run the school. The staff is there to ensure that no one kills each other. To be honest, I'm surprised that no one has died or been put into a coma from kids beating each other to pieces. I watched the school fall apart. I finally left last year and I found out what real school was like. I highly advise that you keep your children as far away from this school as you can.

- submitted by a community member

September 30, 2010
This school is out of control. We had to transfer my daughter to this school after we moved. The teachers seem to care for the kids, but their hands are tied by higher ups. Their is no leadership. The "bad" kids run the school with no fear. My daughters 45 min bus ride each way, is a lesson on rapping, swearing, and overall how to become a thug in one school year. The state needs to do something NOW. If you are moving to the area get your kids on the academy waiting lists!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
December 10, 2009
The school is terrible. It appears they are only babysitting the kids and send them on their way at the end of the day. It appears that no one cares to really take time and help the students with one on one time

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2009
i am going to be a 7th grader this year and i hope this school will be better than i think i just dont like it how there is no sports do they want us students to be 400 pounds i hope not.

- submitted by a student

July 17, 2009
i go to this skool and trust me it aint good as it sounds..there are so many problems its not even funny ive been here since it became a middle school and it is terrible!!!nothing is organized and the administrators lie to us students all the time!!

- submitted by a student

February 05, 2009
my son goes here and he was in the allstate honors band and the all county band of 09

- submitted by a parent

August 02, 2008
This school is a very good school. They're trying hard to improve on everything.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 10, 2008
My daughter loves it especially the band teacher.She's great.(Miss Meroni !)

- submitted by a parent

September 28, 2007
This school is very unorganized I have 2 daughters in this school and I'm not at all happy with the school I'm looking to put them in another school,this is the first year they have been in this school and its a nightmare.

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2007
This is the most unorganized school my child ever attended.The security is the most lenient I have seen.

- submitted by a parent

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Lake Alfred-Addair Middle School
925 North Buena Vista Drive, Lake Alfred, FL  33850
(863) 295-5988
Last modified Lake Alfred-Addair 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.
Lake Alfred-Addair Middle School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top