This school was great when Mr.Cabrera used to be the principal, The new principal is a disaster, she does not leave the office, and she seem that has no intention to improve the pre laws program, we need a person with positive energy and enthusiasm to manage a middle school located in a good neighborhood.
While I place little stock in this year's grade ratings for schools due to issues with the grading scheme, I agree with one of the recent posters that this school's quality has clearly dropped in the last year. This year a large number of excellent teachers have left, including Ms. Velazquez, who in my opinion was in recent years the single greatest contributor to the strength of the pre-law magnet program. My research and conversations with a number of remaining teachers and students leads me to believe that the principal transferred here from Southwood Middle is a big part of the cause. I see the mass exodus of several excellent teachers, the issues with iPrep math this year, recent decisions regarding dress rehearsals for the traditional dance shows, and the overall drop in quality of the pre-law magnet program, and I fear that our new principal has wasted no time in applying the same kind of leadership that got her and the school district in hot water starting in 2008. Despite the fact many fine teachers have remained, and Dr. Sanchez is a fine addition to our school, I can't help but feel a little bait-and-switched into bringing my kids to this school.
Hey everyone, I think Hammocks Middle School is great. Although they need to work on the pre-law magnet. Mr. Cabrera was the pricipal there and he is the one who kept it ship shape. Now its a "C" school and i don't know whats happened. I will give it to Ms. Ryan,Ms.Eubanks, Ms.Botana,Mr. K. Cabrera for being great teachers who have been inspiring and wonderful. I woul like to Mention Ms. Suarez and Ms. Velasquez for their hard work and absolute greatness and i am sad to say that they have left. 13 teachers have left, field trips have been limited and terminated, diliquents are still on school grounds, and the administration needs to fix all of this. - Student
This school has got worse over the last year. Some of their best teachers fled the school, I don't blame them. The students' schedule during the first month of school is all messed. Some students don't get into P.E. even though it's mandatory by Florida State law. This school has some serious issues to work out before they can become an "A" school again.
The thing about Hammocks is that, there is someone for everyone. You will always have a friend or a teacher, nobody is left behind. Im a student there and let me just say the teachers are great. Im in 7th grade now and I had a specific teacher last year, her name was Mrs. Velazquez and she helped everyone. Had problems at home or a fight with one of your friends? You confide in her. She is a great teacher. Also, the HALS magnet program is pretty top notch. Only thing that upsets me is that next year there wont be science in the magnet which is pretty dumb to me. Also, Mrs. Leichner is also a great teacher, Such a shame she's retiring this year. That's my review on Hammocks. It's a great school. If you want to send your kid here, i recommend you do.
Hammocks is a great school overall....We've been there now 3yrs (8th now) and so far no complaints. Except for the Accellerated Reading program...for what ever reason they lose funding is my guess for why for a good portion of last yr. they didn't have it to offer to the kids. This AR prog. is a great way for kids to boost their reading/comprehension levels in prep for FCAT. Otherwise leadership/teachers are great ( Mr. Cabrera, principal-is no longer there 2012 school yr.) New principal - Debra Leal (too new to comment) overall they're all nice, patient, they respond to emails etc. I think thats key when you want to get answers and understand your childs academic progress or challenges.
Excellent School! My son loves the HALS program. he is gifted, the only teacher that doesn't belong there is Mrs. Shullman.
It has so many educational programs and sports and as been a a school.
It a very friendly environment, the principal is very outgoing and always working to improve the school. The staff at the office are helpful.
This school is excellent and I mean it! The teachers are very kind and very helpful! They teach very well and help kids in any way they need.I absolutely recomend this school to any parents and children!
Excellent school, teachers and administrative staff are always willing to help parents with any kind of concern regarding our kids. The whole building looks always clean. They keep children under discipline and in a good learning environment.
I had two children go to Hammocks and i just would like to say its a very good school over all and its all up to your child, from here to become a leader and not a follower. Also there sports program is very good over there.
It's a great school, clean, safe, and great standard education. Teachers are good, and my children have the incentive to do better in school and the desire to get higher grades in school.
This school is completely immaculate. they have extra staff cleaning. and the teachers are very professional. and very safe for your child to attend.
I went to Hammocks the year it opened for all three years. It was a great school, great teachers.
hi i am a student here, there are sme teachers here who just make friends and teach kids so they understand and others are just strightfoward with it. i have had a techer here who was the best,we lerned and had fun it was great.the 6 graders have thir own building and its a very big school.there drama program is exalent and there band class is too.dont get me started on tech class its fun and your kid will love it. this school is very hands on and fun it is a a+ school for very long time and its a very good school i really will miss it next year
im a student at hammocks middle school..this is the best school..all the teachers are help you.the staff is is very helpful.the student are very helpful and very friendly.this school is the best!!!
I am a parent of two children at hammocks. It's a great school. the staff is always willing to help you and make the best for your child education. The security of the school is excellent. I strongly recommend the school. I am very please as a parent.
I am a student at hammocks student for the 06-07 year and now that the school has changed principals the school does more activities there are many many sports clubs and 6th grade has a separate building so its easier for them to get around. You do more projects we have more fundraiser and there is now not many problems in the school, it's a great school.
My child has attended Hammocks Middle school for the past school year, and I am completely appalled at the mediocre leadership of the principal, the lack of a safe environment for students, and the lack of supervision given to the students by certain teachers. I cannot recommend this school for parents who want a safe environment for their kids.
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