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5200 Lyons Road
Lake Worth, FL 33467

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April 19, 2014
My daughter is going to this school for year, and she likes the school and the teachers. She feels she is learning and she gets a good treatment of the entire team at school.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2014
I have gone to woodlands for a year now. I have received death threats from other girls and been bullied on the bus. it got so bad my parents had to start bringing me to school. there are so many fights. the teachers are amazing but the principles would not help when my parents told them about the situation. I honestly hate going to school now because of the rumors that have been spread about me. the only reason I want to go to school is because of my very few friends. Just let me say, every day gets harder.

- submitted by a community member
February 12, 2014
Our son has started his first year at Woodlands and we couldn't be happier! The staff and administration are all willing to help. They have PTO and SAC meetings monthly and are open for anyone to attend. My son has teachers who challenge him and as he says "get us kids."They challenge but also respect the kids as well. We have not heard any stories of bullying. His elementary school is a feeder school into Woodlands and all classmates have adjusted well and have no issues. We feel very fortunate to have such a great middle school for our home school! Thanks Woodlands!

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2014
My daughter has been in this school for 2 years and when she comes home all I hear are stories about how there was a fight or a student yelling at a teacher or a teacher being rude to a student or a teacher punching a walk then blaming it on a student. The only reason she wants to stay at this school for her friends. I would not like to recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
Great First Nine Weeks! Excellent communication with the teachers via email when my daughter was out for a day. "Wish Pre-Med class was longer", from my daughter. Thanks Woodlands

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2013
This is my son's final year at Woodlands and he has been and still is very happy there. With him being accepted into the "pre-med" program definitely added to his enjoyment and as parents we have been amazed at the knowledge he is gaining. This program definitely has added to the attractiveness of the school. There has been a strict dress code which we've found to be a positive however this year the dress code relaxed somewhat with the students being able to hang shirt outside their shorts and increased color choices, of which I have not been a fan. We have not heard of any bullying at the school and only of one incident with 2 boys on the bus. An improvement to the interior grounds, especially the inner courtyard, by planting shrubs / tree's etc. is needed as is unattractive. Academically the school is meeting our expectations and providing a safe and enjoyable student environment. I recommend the school and know without hesitation my son does too.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2013
My Son's school is Woodlands Middle School, Palm Beach County, FL. I think this school is excellent. My son has improved each year and is entering the 8th grade with Mustang Pride. He's quite, is not an athelete or a straight A student. He has flourished at this school when I was affraid he would not do well in a large school. He has ADD and the school has supported him and my daughter to the best of my expectations. We haven't had any issues with bullying and I would recommend this school to anyone. They could improve on consistent communication a little. The parents and students have the tools to reach out if they think their child neesds help. My daughter was student from 2009-2012 and she is now an honor student at Park Vista High School. Also suffering with ADD and a learning disability, she was able to move from special ed classes to regular classes by the start of 8th grade, a goal set by Woodlands and her. The teachers and staff are to be commended for their work . No school is perfect. You try to make the best of what you have to work with, whether you're the prinicpal, teacher, parent or student !

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2013
My school is Woodlands Middle School. The staff is very unhelpful and so rude. I received calls from the woman nurse and she had a bad attitude, she said because she was frustrated. On another occasion the receptionist gave me an attitude when I was there for a form. The teachers don't get back to my emails for weeks and my daughter says the teachers mistreat her. I am definitely changing schools.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2011
The Uniform code I love. The bullying I have yet to see happen, however I have heard from some students it does exist in the hallways and stairs. Older students push younger ones into the walls and lockers. A few teachers are from other countries so their accents are a problem when it comes to students understanding what the teachers say so some of the students end up falling behind the rest of the class. The Principal Eassa is very involved and the students seem to like him alot.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2011
My son attends Woodlands and likes it there alot. The administration are strict with the rules, especially uniform conformance, etc. and Ms. Daniel, the principal is on top of things. I found that in meeting the teachers during conferences that they do care about these kids very much and are good teachers. They call or email if important assignments are missing to make sure that they are turned in so that greats are not affected.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2011
I am currently in the 8th grade, but not at Woodlands, rather a 10 school in the same district. I went to Woodlands my first semester of 6th grade though. It was horrible for me. The course load too elementary level, all of the mean kids, teachers who couldn't teach, and the extremely bad job the 6th grade assistant principal did for me to make it work. I finally couldn't take it anymore and transferred out. It was a big mistake for me to go here.. And the school also had a lot of "I failed a grade" kids also, a bad influence for new kids. 8th graders usually picked on any 6th grader they could find. I have bad experiences I don't want to remember from my first half of 6th grade.

- submitted by a community member
August 04, 2010
woodlands is a great school the teachers dont really work well together but its okay my child had a secsessful year at woodlands and the kids only make little mistakes but the school is great!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2010
I agree with the comment about bulling at Woodlands Middle School. My 12 year old grandson attended 6th grade there and he has horror stories about the bigger children ganging up on the smaller children beating then into the ground. It's not just in school either, the bus stops are just as bad. The bigger children have apparently been held back more than once so they are 15 & 16 years old in the 6th grade. These children should be sent to an alternative school and not be in the general population with the you nger kids because they have anger issues because they are so old and should be in high school and they take it out on the smaller children.

- submitted by a community member
July 22, 2010
I have attended WMS for 2 years now. It's a good educational school, but the new principal, and the new rules, are focusing more on the dress code than in the education. Mr.Clawson & Mrs.McKnight in the years of 2008-2009-which i was in 6th grade- was the best year for me so far. They were great. We had the best of both worlds. Good simple dresscode & good education. That was the year i had my best grades. So, if your a parent who wants a child whos more behaved then well educated, i recommend it. Thank god, 2010-2011, will be my last year.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 28, 2010
The problem with this school is the multitude of bullies. The bullies are mostly the children from two particular communities. The children from these two communities are also a problem at the elementary school that they are zoned to. As a parent I am begging you not to send you child to this school if you worry about bullies. The staff here will not protect your child even after they changed principals.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2009
Im a student who graduated wms in the yr of 2009. The school is not a bad school. i learned many new things while attending the school. my teachers always went above and beyond to teach. there was a lot of hands-on activities. the teachers gave students a chance to teach themselves before teaching. we were never behind schedule. the students who go there truly are nice and sweet once you get to know them. my teachers took the time to get to know everyone and during class time everyone got along just fine. all-in-all i believe that any other middle school would not have been as great for me. did i mention i graduated in the top 5% academics out of all students there. i also received special awards for outstanding in my two HS classes i took there. i would recommend this school to anyone, hands down! =D

- submitted by a student
no rating August 09, 2009
This school has changed a lot over recent years. The crowd has become more rough, and there are too many behavior issues to make this a good learning environment. There is also a high turnover rate for teachers and administrators. This year the principal and two assistant principals will no longer be there, as well as at least 5 teachers. It seems like there are too many issues within the administration here.

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July 03, 2009
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June 10, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2009
This school deserves 5 stars based on the Teachers and there Staff. They have teachers and Principals who would talk to them about problems in school or out of school! It is also an 'A' School.

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2009
Woodlands is a great school considering Where its located & the kids that have to go there. Some Teachers are AMAZING !However, some teachers don't even try to understand us, students. Teachers , i think stress over the dresscode more than academics at times. Mr. Clawson is really involved & students can always go to his office and talk to him. The guidance counclers are REALLY nice! Over all woodlands is a good school.

- submitted by a student
January 24, 2009
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December 27, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 21, 2008
Woodlands has so much to offer! im a 6th grader and alredy i've learned al ot. All the teachers and staff are good.thye even have a police officier too. They have so many clubs which is really fun!!

- submitted by a student
August 17, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 10, 2008
I have had 2 children attending Woodlands. I agree that I was at first very apprehensive in sending my children there, but then realized that I had to see for myself. Parents should be involved in the school, attend meetings and check on their children occasionally in the school. As for the staff, yes, most of the teachers talk to students in a negative way, which I disagree with. If the teachers want respect from their students, they should treat their students with respect. Children mirror the images that they see..... Mr. Clawson is a great asset to this school. We really needed a new Principal to take over & make a difference. He is only there 1 year & what a difference he has made already! I hope he continues with excellence this coming year! Congratulations on being an 'A' school!

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2008
I am a student in WMS so far i think its an okschool but i think they are too strict on the dress code but over that i say its an ok school.

- submitted by a student
April 02, 2008
This is a fantastic school. The teachers are wonderful...great at communication with the parents. Love that they have a strict dress code...especially with the way kids like to dress nowadays! Yes, they have a couple of 'bad seeds' that attend Woodlands, but that is by no means any fault of the school. If your child shows/gives the teacher the respect that they deserve, and has a thirst for knowledge, then they will excell here at woodlands!

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2008
im a student and they r so strict on the dress code., although the new princibable is the best lucky 4 me i havent had to see him yet but i think the teachers should be a littles more open to putting kids in advanced classes. onestly im an A student and yet they havent put me in an advanced class yet. In conclusoin Mrs. Feraco, Mrs. pettaway and Mrs. dewault are the best. the school is overall pretty strict but they can't help it they have some pretty bad students there.

- submitted by a student
January 29, 2008
This school has proven to be outstanding in my eyes. This is my daughters second year there with straight 'A' s' I have seen such a difference from grade school to middle school, wherein dress codes are in place. Edline is the best source of communication, and we have never had any problems in two years. I look forward to my other children attending this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 08, 2007
the schools okay. im a student that goes there. but i miss the old principal. plus im in the gifted program so from where im lookin its okay. but i thinl there a ittle to strict on the dress code.

- submitted by a student
September 05, 2007
This is an awesome school. I'm not a parent lol im a kid and im in the gifted program. It's fun and awesome here. Maybe not the new principal though...He's a little strict and mean, so im rating him a 3.

- submitted by a student
no rating August 07, 2007
Woodlands has a strict dress code, and it's enforced. I've only had one bullying problem with my child, and the school seemed to take the incident very seriously. Less serious concerns or questions are met with being sent in circles or dismissed - but parents seem meaningless at the elementary schools my kids attended too. The front desk smiles, but you get the feeling that they just don't mean it, and heck if I delt with the public all day I probably woulnd't either. Edline was ignored for a long time, but they seem to be taking it more seriously as it was used last year much more than the year before.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2007
I placed a previous post a year ago complaining about the school's poor compliance with EDLINE grade postings. overthe the summer they employed an in-house administator for that vital evaluative tool, and the past year went very well.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2007
Overall school policies are good that is if in fact they are enforced year round example - dress code we start the year with strict policy of shirts tucked in, length of shorts etc, by Christmas break and up to today nothing is enforced, What about safety issues. What happened to each grade levels team leaders by the teachers, I have a 7th grader and as of today have not received one letter about any information going on with his team, example the 7th grade field trip nothing was sent home, we were not told until 2 days before, it seems the the 7th graders are forgotten...

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 21, 2007
I'm currently an 8th grader at WMS and I gotta say that although it's real strict with the whole uniform policy, it's a pretty ok school. The people are awesome and the guidance counselor rocks! The only real problem is how rude some of the people working there can be.Overall it's a good school. - Celia

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January 06, 2007
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November 04, 2006
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- submitted by a student
November 03, 2006
I went to Woodlands for 6th, 7th, and 8th grade and graduated in May of 2005. When I look back on it, Woodlands was a great school. The discipline was always in order and the teachers were wonderful.

- submitted by a former student
September 23, 2006
I cannot believe what I am seeing and I am outraged. How could these parents cut up Woodlands when they never attended? I graduated from woodlands in 2005 and I must say that Woodlands is a little strict but it's an awesome school. The entire staff is dedicated and I am proud to say that I attended Woodlands. No matter what anyone says, I know that Woodlands is a quality school.

- submitted by a student
May 23, 2006
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- submitted by a student
May 08, 2006
I had rather pay my life savings and send my child to a private school than risk the chances of my child developing self inferior issues by sending her to this school. It is awful. We made the mistake of sending our oldest child there, went in a respectable young man, came out an insecure child who went from straight A's to C,D's. The teachers are less than desirable and the principal is just unexplanable. Don't risk the education of your child, send him to a better school!

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 09, 2006
This school has an excellent learning enviroment.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2006
I had the chance to spend some time with my child at the school one day, and that was about all I could take, I dont know how he does it for an entire school year. The faculty talks to the kids like they are trash, and they even talk to the parents that way also I know because it has happened to me! The principal is not at all in control of that school, I would not recomend the school at all. the attention should not be on is their shirt tucked in is their id badge the right way... it should be strictly be focused on education and it isnt. the children recieve no respect at all and it is a shame.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
I been very disappointed in the overall leadership at the shool. Communication from the top is poor.Many times things are miscommunicated or not communicated at all. I have wriiten letters and called the school with concerns and have had no response or very delayed response. The turn-over of teachers and assignment of teachers to a class has been aweful.The Edline program has not been used by 5 out of six of my child's teachers.

- submitted by a parent
November 09, 2005
I have been very happy with woodlands. I love the uniforms and the strict code that the kids follow.

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August 14, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2005
I think that Woodlands is a great academic school, their extracurricular activites are outstanding, and the parent involvement is like any other school. The discipline is like no other school. There is safety. This is coming from a former student.

- submitted by a student
June 13, 2005
This school has a lot of programs to offer so the children can be involved. There have been problems with the inconsistency of teachers staying the entire year that has been detrimental to the kids. Overall, the teachers are caring and supportive.

- submitted by a staff
June 08, 2005
Very good school. Wonderful caring teachers. First rate!

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May 15, 2005
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April 20, 2005
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April 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2005
This school has a very good state grade but the children and some of the staff are very hard on the kids. There is alot of peer pressure in this school. It's alright but I wouldn't jump for joy about it.

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January 02, 2005
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August 09, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2004
This school acts like it's run by the military and not a principal. They are unnecessarily strict. If their shirts are not tucked in the get a lunch detention, where they have to sit silent and isolated behind the stage. They spend too much time worrying about things like that and not more important things. Once I asked them to give my daughter a message regarding her dismissal. She rode the bus when I asked them to tell I was going to pick her up, but they were irresponsible and failed to do that. I have not been impressed with the teachers who work there either, and my daughter will not be attending Woodlands another year.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2004
I am a student at Woodlands, and I love it! I came here from Crestwood last year, and I didn't like it! I love my teachers, especially Mrs. Cowarts and Mrs. Bicknell. They are a lot of fun!

- submitted by a student
January 20, 2004
My son graduated from Woodlands last year. He had awesome teachers. We can from a top 10 school district in Pennsylvania and I feel Woodlands exceeded my expectations.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2004
My daughter was also parted of the gifted team. The discipline is awesome,, and harsh, but now that she is in New York she sees that it was worth it she wishes some of her pupil there was as disiplined as she. She loves her teachers.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2004
I've had great experiences at Woodlands Middle School with both of my daughters. My oldest daughter, who is now a high school sophomore, was in the gifted team at woodlands for three years & every teacher was excellent. One teacher even came to our home on several occassions because I was willing to host a session for the kids to get together & practice for their Linquistics club - it says a lot to me for teachers to be willing to spend their own time (a Sunday!) to help kids learn & achieve. My younger daughter is now in 7th grade (not gifted) & I have met & been graciously assisted by all her teachers any time I have had any concerns. The key is that as parents, we need to be involved in our kids' school life. As far as the principal, I have received personal phone calls from her whenever I have called & requested a return call due to a concern. This has happened three times now. I believe I can depend on her leadership. My experience has been that the more envolved I choose to be in the school (& I work full time), the more information I have & better relationship I achieve with the teachers & school environment. I am a member or the PTSO & SAC. What I see at this school, as well as at the high school, is that a very small number of parents are willing to become involved to make a difference; but a great many are ready to complain about everything.

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November 05, 2003
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- submitted by a community member
no rating September 02, 2003
First, I was surprised to read the previous comments from the other parents. All schools have bullies, kids will be picked on that s part of life. We have to teach our kids how to learn to deal with such issues. And that some pupils don t want to learn? Come on, what school has perfect students? Of course there will be kids that don t want to learn or go to school. My child has been going to this school and I love it. I think the uniforms are a great idea because school should not be about a fashion show. The teachers are young so they don t have the amount of experience as other schools but they are responsible, organized and full of energy. I received letters when my child missed an assignment, turned in an incomplete assignment, or received a low grade. I have been to the school and it s clean and didn t see kids showing disrespect for others. I only have one request for the principal, can they have a longer lunch?

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August 26, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2003
I think that Woodlands Middle School is a very disciplined school. Except that a lot of kids get bullied. My daughter is in her second year and is in 7th grade. She has seen a lot of harrasing going on, but not on her. The principal has no control over the school at all. However, the teachers do a very good job of teaching. Some of the pupils don't want to learn.

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Woodlands Middle School
5200 Lyons Road, Lake Worth, FL  33467
(561) 357-0300
Last modified Woodlands Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Woodlands Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 68 reviews. Top