Students enrolled 842
School leader MRS. KATHRYN BLACKBURN
Transportation options Yes
District Polk County School District

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2215 Sleepy Hill Road
Lakeland, FL 33810

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(863) 815-6577
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3 stars
Based on 25 ratings

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June 23, 2014
Like I have said in the past. The teachers get no respect here. and get blamed for all the students issues.. Iam sorry !!! The parents need to take responsibility for their own children .. and take the time to sit down and talk with them.. talk, and listen to them!! we all need to stop blaming the teachers, and take charge as a parent....

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2014
Well this school is alright i suppose you can say, it could be better the lunches are gross but other then this little biggie i guess it's okay, They do help us overall in learning something. The Library is my home in the school :) There's a few fights here and there, but nothing to seriously big. - Fellow Student.

- submitted by a community member
August 13, 2013
Welp, I go here, and I must say, even though I am in STEAM, I see the constant fights between the normal kids. Us STEAM students get in in fights as well, but not as many. If you are looking for a safe school for your students, this school isn't for you. If you are looking for a school that teaches your kids how to endure a good beating, this is your school!

- submitted by a community member
January 22, 2013
This school is TERRIBLE. They have horrible leadership! I would not want my dog to go here. Students run the place, teachers are always doing inappropriate things, the principal cares more about her clothing and heels than the kids or teachers. The admin is all about show and nothing more. Pathetic place for kids to go.

- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2013
Very disorganized school and the teachers dont pay attention to anything that goes on,There is alot of bullying going on and alot of drama that follows you even if you try to stay away.My 3rd period teacher tells her students its a personal problem. for example miss.(name of teacher)i need a pencil.teacher:sounds like a personal problem.And The principle will except but disagrees with dying your hair but for A.R she's dying her hair blue and coming to school.My parents pulled me out of this school because everything that goes on there.I would not recomend this school I recomend Southwest middleschool.

- submitted by a community member
November 14, 2012
There are no recent reviews to go on but, by looking at the current activity on FCAT and staff/parent involvement, I do hope this school gets its' act together before my daughter is to attend here or I will be forced to move.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2010
I pulled my child out of this school as the students control the classes and the teachers are tired of dealing with so many problem students. Every school has problem students but an administrator told me that this school is inundated. The goal the principle sets for the school is a 2.0 average and sends a recorded phone message stating this to all the parents every mid term and report card that is sent home. Low expectations bring a low academic result.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 25, 2009
This year they decided to force us to buy school shirts buy not letting us send our children in polo type shirts. My son has been going there for 2 years already and I have now got tons of polo shirts he cant wear. Whos brilliant idea was this?

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2009
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- submitted by a student
March 01, 2009
this school is not a good school its unsanitary and many people bullie so this is a 1.5 out of 5 my opinion

- submitted by a student
no rating February 19, 2009
I think some of the teachers should give special attention to the kids who are falling behind. Have a connection with the student for the reasons why. Have a little more compassion and spend after school time to help them.

- submitted by a parent
February 18, 2009
I am an 8th grade student attending this school. This school has no organization. What is taught academically is extremely simple. The students are unruly during class time and rarely listen to the teacher. I would not recommend this school to any student. You will be greatly disappointed.

- submitted by a student
March 18, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2007
My child attended SHMS 7th and 8th grade. I was impressed with the attention given to the students during the 8th grade in co-taught classes, having two ceritfied teachers in a class. This was something most helpful. Mr Brackman was princple during the 8th grade, he was attentive to the parents concerns when he was able to find time from his schedule. Many situations are pacified and parents were ignored until a student had discipline problems. Policies were strict, keeping the girls and boys in seperate areas upon arrival to school, during lunch and also the numerous 'silent' lunches. I personally though this to encourage the students to stay focus and reduce behavioral problems. Mr Brackman did impress me, providing wonderful field trips for all students. Something my child experienced only once during the 7th grade. Most teachers were helpful and set an example maintaining a positive learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 29, 2007
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- submitted by a teacher
August 09, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2007
Very disorganized school. My child was not learning there.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2006
I feel that Ms. Broganburg (principle) and Ms Green (counselor) are very positive concerning their children. This is what makes a good school.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2005
I used to go there but I dont anymore. I was there in the beginning of this school year. It has done alot for me and it has helped me. I was in the chorus 2 years and pe. It is a really good school inside and out

- submitted by a former student
August 01, 2005
SHMS did WONDERS for my daughter! They were very caring about her needs, the guidance couselor was Wonderful! The teachers for the most part were very nice, but like some schools there are a few 'bad apples', I was helped when I had any problems from those teachers and the matters were addressed quickly.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2005
This school has a very good tutoring service. The principle is interested in the academic, social, and emotional development of the children. I appreciate that this school puts academics far above sports or art and music as being the most important need of the child.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2005
School books are not being used at all. My son is in the 6th grade and gets homework once a week and tests/quizzes once every 2 weeks. Don't want him to fall through the cracks. School security is atrocious.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2003
My daughter came from private school to Sleepy Hill. It was a great transition. The team teaching aspect is a great idea. The teachers are very supportive and help the students in class and in 'helps' classes when extra help is needed. I have found the vocal program to be outstanding! The administration and resource officer help keep the campus a safe environment for learning. Overall our time at Sleepy Hill has been a very positive experience.

- submitted by a parent
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Sleepy Hill Middle School
2215 Sleepy Hill Road, Lakeland, FL  33810
(863) 815-6577
Last modified Sleepy Hill Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sleepy Hill Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top