My son is entering 7th grade. While we have accepted the school, there are many areas that could be improved. Sadly, it is my belief that there is no public school, in FL, that meets my standards. FL ranks in the bottom 10% in the nation, for schools. Locally, we do need more learning, less FCAT prep, extracurricular activities & P.E. We also need an improved bullying program.
Im am a student at glades middle school and i strongly believe that this school deserves a 5 star rating because of its great teachers its amazing advancement in technology and our outstanding principal. I would also like to mention our great extracurricular activities ( p.E, cheerleading, band , and choir ) all these things are just the beginning of of this great school! written by: miss. Paula crespo p.S i am sorry for spelling and punctuation errors
glades middle is an excellent school i went to the school for 6th grade it is an excellent school the teachers are very understanding of the students situations.
Two of my kids have attended Glades Middle School. I am very satisfied. Teachers motivate children. Both my kids have done very well here. Safety and discipline are big issues; this is a large school and this is a major concern for me. Kids may a get just a little too much homework. Teachers are readily available.
well i hav to say that glades middle is the best i am a 7th grader and i love it there and the students and teachers are very nice
(Count.) fights sometimes do occur, (not to mention the food fights) but there is sercrutity on campous to take controll. The school does have over 2,000 but its all handled in the right way. the school has an incredible time managing system/ schedule that works perfectly. The 6th and 7th graders are in one building and the 8th graders are in another-(so parents, don't worry about the big 8th graders squishing your kids!! =D) the school has state-of-the-art equpment which is amazing. theres an abundance of technology every where you turn. all kids will get a chance to experince all there is to offer. i can truly say i've learned alot these past 3 years, but most impotanly i learned how to become a young adult, and your child will to @ glades. so to parents who are conserned, dont be, glades is Awsome!!!!
Hi I am in 8th grade at GMS and I love it there. The staff is fantastic and I have so many friends. Being on the gifted program makes no difference to my social status and there is no cheerleader/jock monarchy in our school. HIghly recommended!
My daughter started Glades this past Aug. From the begining I was very apprehensive about the school especially since it has over 2000 students. I worry about her every day. So far she has been in close proximity to two fights, seen kids grope each other and almost crushed between doors trying to get to into her first peiod class. I have addresses my concerns to the the principal and 6th grade assistant principal but my concerns have never been addressed to my satisfaction. I do not feel aw though there is enough staff to adequatly supervise all of the students. Like I said I worry all the time but this has been her best year academically yet. The faculty and staff are really kidding themselves if they even remotely think they are in charge at this school. I am still planning on removing my child after christmas break.
Hi I go to glades middle school and i really like it their school this is my second year at GMS aka: glades middle school. I am on team 7A and i have really great teachers like ms.Cordoves, mr.stiggler and ms. taylor. It is real easy to make friends and most people are nice encluding teachers. their are plenty field trips and reward days at our school GMS is the best school to go to and it is verry close to houses and apartments.
This is a truly great school! I am in 7th grade, my 6th grade year and this year have been fine. The teachers and administration are really nice and are really good with the kids. They have good programs and clubs so everyone can find what they like. I know it has its bad kids, but doesn't every school. Most people bring up things like fights to push you away, but it has good qualities. It is a state of they art school, has great teachers and administration, good students, and great clubs and programs so everyone can find their own thing. Personally, I believe this is a good and safe learning environment for me and everyone else.
i really lik this school i go their now and i'm a 6th grader it is a good learning enviorment and i really enjoy it
This school was a terrible place for our son. The facilities are new, but it is only a facade. The administration needs to remember that their job is to educate children, not to hire teachers or to maintain facilities. The children are unsupervised and out of control. If it was not because the district forces parents to send children there by not approving transfers, I am sure other parents would choose differently.
Don't be fooled by the 'A' rating. The administration has no control of the students and from my understanding they do not support their teachers.
My son needs close homework supervision and some teachers don't update the schoolnotes. Behavior problems have escalated and this has affected classroom management. I understand there are plenty of extracurriculars but we stick with the academics; our time is spent tracking down what my kid should be doing for homework.
For the motivated student, Glades Middle has a lot to offer in terms of academics, music and sports. I have not seen much in terms of art offerings, but my child is not really interested in that area. I'm very happy with the school and with the effort of teachers and administrators not only to educate our kids, but to teach them life skills. I don't have any qualms about my child's safety, classes are small enough that the teachers know the kids. I'm satisfied. The A rating means something!
Glades middle school is a great school and most of the teachers are there for the kids and educate the kids really well! I passed the fcat this year with very awesome teachers and 3 high scores. Parents think just because the school is a bunch of portables that it is a bad school, that is not true! The new glades building is being built as of this summer... I want to see what you parents think then.
Quality of curriculum is standard. Music, art and sports are offered but very 'politicised'. Minimal parental involvement. The school is comprised of numerous portables-no actual building that exists for the kids to be educated in.
Had to remove child from school and homeschool him because of the repeated issues of students disregard for the rules and the lack of appropriate discipline by the school managment. From my experience with the priniciple and the guidance counselor, I feel that they are easily moved by parents options to disciplining their children for breaking rules. Problems are theft, fighting, drugs, students engage in sexual acts with other students in the bathrooms, knives brought on campus, teachers being threatened by students verbal threats and physical contact. They do not have the man power to control the situation. Only a few guards. This school is not a safe enviroment for any child.
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