I am a former student at this school and I have to say, its not the best.. there was a time where a security guard literally grabbed this students head and smashed it against the table. the security here is a little harsh sometimes but they protect the school in a great way. and there is this guy named Coach Hardee and he is the most unhearted soul I've ever seen! he is the most meanest person there can be on EARTH!! they claim he is there for helping the children with problems in the school but all he does is suspends them! he literally grabs the collar and screams directly in their face! but now to the teachers. some teachers really do dedicate theirselves to teach the children and are there for help after school whenever you need it. others can care less.... they have different after school activities like band, sports, and a program called afterschool allstars. if you are going to put your child in that school, just hope he or she gets good teachers!
Lake Stevens Middle is crazy. Some of the teachers do only enough to get by. I feel sorry for the students who don't understand that a good education is what is needed to get ahead. I withdrew my child this year. She is an honor student, her grades slipped, one teacher was intimidated by her because she reads, another allowed their class to watch tv during FCAT BECAUSE they had nothing else to do. I was comforted by principal who told me that that's the way it is at all MDCPS! Good Riddens
The teachers don't teach as they should and use unapporpriate language there. The children are not supervised as they should. I was waiting for my child when i saw a boy and a girl doing stuff they shouldn't in front of other people waiting for their kids as well. In the office there is no one who speaks my language (spanish) and i think they should have at least 3 people who speak spanish.
If you are thinking of sending your child to Lake Stevens Middle. Dont. The office staff brings a new definition to the word lazy. My son will be entering 7th grade at a new school and thanks to Lake Stevens as a failing student. He entered Lake Stevens as an A/B student. The transfer process on their end was completely inefficient and an overall horrible experience. But at least I have learned how to babysit adults.
The latest review that was posted stated "a school is as good as the teachers that are teaching there". I would like to add that other aspects were left out such as parents, students and the community. I am a proud teacher at Lake Stevens and I would like to highlight some of the positive things that go on at our school. If you come to the school you would see: 1. a modest garden that was a math project 2. Smartboards in every room with a new computer lab just for math. 3. students getting prepared for the New Generation Sunshine State Standards 4. students learning about their data 5. a PTA that is begging for more parental involvement to make our school stronger 6. things like a concert from Mindless Behavior trying to motivate our students to stay in school. 7. rewards for students that do well and incentives for students to do better. I cannot say that our school is perfect because our society is not perfect, but we try our best. I would recommend seeing our school and making your decision based on research and your personal observations. Also, I would like to invite you to become part of the solution rather than magnifying the problems.
A school is as good as the teachers that are teaching there. Lake Stevens Middle is a Jungle. Nobody cares for your child at that school...If you are working an o not have time for your child , chances are your child will become a failure at that school. No effort is made on the part of the school to really teach the children.
I am a parent of a 6th grader. The schools seems to be find, they just dont have enough positive activities for the kids to participate in. They need more activities to keep them positive, also they need more security nearby the school( at the bakery accross the street)
I think this school has evry thing a great school needs except the office and staff should come out a liittle more
I went there 5 years ago, and returned to visit my younger brother there. Aside from administration changes and the removal of Art, Band, and Home Ec. its still as horrible as it was when I attended. The school is full of teachers that could care less whether students apply themselves or even pass, the security is basically there for show and to make kids get tardy passes, and theres a lot of violence. I am a mild-mannered person, but managed to get into numerous fights to defend myself. Avoid this school at all costs.
i went to this school. its more of a 50/50 to me. the school barely has activities and that makes students want to skip school! i was a student 2 years ago, and it was not all that! i wish i had a more fun and enjoying experience. but it was not all that bad
I've had two children in this school and am thoroughly disappointed. Just transferred my second son out thru NCLB. The teachers are not helpful and many times did not show up for conferences. Poor communication to parents, general lack of caring is the impression we received. I'd avoid this school at all costs.
As a parent and a teacher I am very disappointed with this school. Students who need help don't get it, and those who need enrichment....forget about it. Students are running the classroom. They are disruptive and don't allow others to learn. Most of the teachers do not know how to motivated student learning. My child had four different Science teachers this year. Now, It has become MY responsibility in preparing my child for the upcoming Science FCAT this coming school year. How Lake Stevens became a
This is bad school. Lots of violence, and fighting. It is old and dirty!
This is a good school. The principal goes out of his way to make every parent he deals with feel that he is concerned with them and what they want. I have seen this Ph.D guy play the role of receptionist over and over just to be closer to parents. The school is professionally run but the emphasis is on the FCAT and student responsibililty. It is a public school so you can't expect them to do a lot of hand holding. They are dealing with teenagers and if you accept that they expect your child to know responsibility at and learn it home, you won't have many problems with them.
I was very disappointed with this school.It was very hard to get in contact with teachers and I rarely ever saw any home work assignments.My daughter had an art class but they never went to a museum or saw a film.
The staff and adminstrators at this school are not the least concerned with the safety of their students, violence incidents are alarmingly high. Not a learning environment.
This school is a great school. It has a variety of different people there. it has great activities.
Poor teacher quality, lack of parent involvement...treating students differently...whats acceptable for one student should be the norm for all.
I only had aproblem with their 'tardy' policy.The rest was just fine.
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