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New Smyrna Beach, FL
Students enrolled: 1,152

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1200 South Myrtle Avenue
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

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(386) 426-7450
(386) 424-2504
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May 31, 2015
My son has had a good experience at NSB middle. We moved here during Christmas break of his 8th grade year. He has maintained his A gpa in advanced classes. He's also made great new friends and is very happy there. The teachers are excellent and the principal is very caring, professional and keeps parents informed. Just hoping the county allocates funding for a new or rennovated school, as it is very old.

- submitted by a community member

September 16, 2014
This school is great for my child's learning experience.The teacher are kindhearted and care but are strict and firm to teach life skills.Hallways are a 2.5 in cleanness out of 5 as well as the cafiteria which serve what the call "food".

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2014
I am an 8th grader at this school. This school is literally the worst ive been too. The principals do nothing about the drama and when you go to the councilors. All they say is "Ill keep an eye out" or talk to the kids. But that doesnt help anything out or anyone? It still brings kids more drama. Than fights break out. There at that school they have a program called ARC. And kids are getting in trouble on purpose. And arent learning there lesson. They also tell students they arent being bullied. If the parents come in and tell the principals what is happening with your child. They are also going poor bc teachers and other staff who substitute there. Never come back bc the kids are so violent, and they take over everything and everyone. Most of the teachers get in your face and tell you, your stupid. NOTTT A GOOD SCHOOL FOR YOUR KIDS!

- submitted by a community member

February 06, 2014
I taught here and would not want my own children to go to this school.

- submitted by a teacher

January 06, 2014
I'm a student at New Smyrna Beach middle school. New Smyrna is not a good middle school to be at. New Smyrna is the worst school to go to. I've been trying to tell my mom to let me go to Creekside or somewhere else besides our middle school cause is not a good school to go to I don't even want to go to our high school either is not even good either for what it is if you who ever get a chance to leave our middle school don't come back or don't even think about coming here

- submitted by a community member

October 22, 2013
This is the worst school ever never changes. They are not equipped to take care of disabled children. But they will not let my son be transferred out.

- submitted by a parent

May 09, 2013
I'm an 8th grader at New Smyrna Beach Middle. I've been at the school for two years and is something happens, it spreads fast. There are some teachers that are alright and some that are wonderful but other than that it is not a safe place. They have this room in the school called ARC(attitude re-adjustment center) for all of the kids that get referrals or lunch detentions. I will tell you one thing, it is anything but a punishment. Lot's of people love ARC and get in trouble just to get in there. And most of all, they never learn their lesson. Most of the time the administrators never take the correct disciplinary action. Rumors and threats swarm the school and the administrators KNOW and don't do anything about it. And when you go to a guidance councler all they say is 'Oh, we will keep an eye out.' They only take action when there is physical contact and usually it isn't a fair action. But what about all of the students that are threatened and humiliated? I've been humiliated plenty of times and tried to get help and they don't do anything. There are also students that get special treatment. And don't think that I'm a 'know it all,' I see what happens and it isn't right.

- submitted by a community member

January 11, 2011
Absolutely VIOLENT school with minimal disciplinary action from the administration. So many fights and no increase in staff to deter this. Staff simply does NOT care.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 30, 2010
we love the principals as well as all the teachers. thank you for 3 great years. keep up the good work as well as the strong mentor program.

- submitted by a parent

December 09, 2009
I have 2 kids that attend this school, one in the 8th grade now, and one in the 6th grade. My oldest that is now in the 8th grade has gone for 3 years and loves it. She is in all advanced classes and has a 4.07 GPA. My son who is in the 6th grade has all A's also. Mr. Tager, the principal, is wonderful!

- submitted by a parent

December 02, 2009
I'm a parent of a 7th grader. He loves NSB Middle School! The teachers and principal are fantastic! Way to go #1 Stingrays Teachers, Staff, and Students!!

- submitted by a parent

November 08, 2009
i am a 8th grader i have been at this wonderful school since 6th, its a great school, if your not making the best of grades the counselers will get involved in your future successes , this school is for kids that will try ,grades are important to this school unlike the others the better the grades you have the better prividges you will be granted , only kids who dont try or don't care hate this school because you need grades to accomplish these great activities..

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 22, 2009
It is a small town school with great people! The teachers are A+

- submitted by a community member

September 23, 2009
Administration and staff are the greatest, MrTager-Principal is always in view of his students,and accessible. He is one of the most upbeat and enthusiastic school personnel I have encountered in the Volusia County school system and it spreds to his staff , students and their families THANK YOU MR. TAGER!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 17, 2009
Because they have an award winning year book for 3 years in a row that the kids are involved in making all year and are very proud of their awards. Because this school really involves parents and encourages them to get involved in the different activities with their kids. Because all of the staff at NSB Middle School wants to make winners out of their students and they have a SOAR program once a week that if a student is struggling in a subject that teacher meets with the student one on one to work with them.

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2009
Our first year in Volusia County School System and My 7 grade daughter is doing wonderful. New Smyrna Middle has a great Leader with Excellent teachers & Counselors. Our move from David Lawrence K-8 in North Miami (great school) also to New Smyrna middle was more successful than I ever taught. My daughter is doing very well and have made a smooth transition. I am a very happy and grateful parent to be a part of the two great public systems of education. Anastasia Parent

- submitted by a parent

November 15, 2008
I went to New Smyrna Beach Middle School. I was in all advanced and gifted classes. The principle, Mr. Tager, who came in my seventh grade year brought of change for the better. The teachers were all excellent. My favorites were Mr. Norman, Mr. Young, and Mr. Gmitter. The school is good and the teachers care. However, due to the falling economy and budget cuts, the classes are rather large. Your child needs motivation at home because the teachers simply don't have to time to attend to every minor drop in grade. Please understand it is a hard transition from elementary to middle school wherever you go. Also, please disregard the comment later on from Bobbi Parrish stating those who won awards that year were all smokers. I won Spanish, and Gifted History, and several other awards that very year. And, I promise I did not smoke and never will.

- submitted by a student

October 08, 2008
im 13 and i go to nsbms in 7th grade. and its an absoultly amazing school<3 i dont gett why people think this sschool is 'bad'' we tthere totally wrong. because i love this school sooo much. i went to creekside and it was an absoultly terrible shool i hatted it thats why i transfered back. and i was reading some of these comments parents are making and that one chick said he daughter got a B or something, well nobodys perfect and if she expects her daughter to be perfect then put her n a private school? well anyways when i came to nsbms i had a whole bunch of friends. Goo Stingrays!<3

- submitted by a student
no rating
July 02, 2008
3 out of 5...no comunication between teachers and parents unless you email or call repeatedly

- submitted by a parent

March 02, 2007
Yes I have a son in 8th grade . he been going there for 3 years. It is a great school to go to. The teachers are great there. We have a greate principal to care about our kids. We have a great school. Thanks Lewis

- submitted by a parent

October 24, 2006
This is the worst school my son has ever been to. The teachers have so many students that they just don't have time for any individualized attention. The academic programs are strong but the teachers assume no role in making sure classwork or homework is completed. At this school, they celebrate mediocrity and allow the good students to fall by the wayside. My advice, find a different school. I did.

- submitted by a parent

July 01, 2006
My daughter's first year was the best time at school she ever had.The teachers are wonderful and academic programs at these school help her to do well in school.She can do almost any elective she is interested in because she wants to be an artist she took art. The principle should be very proud of his school.

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2006
James Tager has instiled a sense of pride at the NSBMS. He has surrounded himself with very capable people. I have worked at the NSBMs Mentor program for 8 years, and this year I have witnessed a dramatic improvement at the school. Frank Thomas nsblovers@aol.com.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2006
New Smyrna Beach Middle School was a great school for both my oldest child and my middle son.My youngest daughter is set to go there in the fall of 2006. I found the teachers to be very helpful, the administration is outstanding and I feelmost everyone at the middle school is there for the children. I do worry about the fact that the school is very overcrowded and between classes is dangerous because of the number of students in the hallways. The band program is very successful and they participate in many community events. I am very excited to see that they now have a choral program. The children in this area deserve that. Overall I believe that NSBMS is a fine middle school just too many kids on one campus.

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2005
My daughter just finished three years at the school and my son is in his second year. Both are extremely bright and taking all the advanced/gifted classes. My daughter was a straight A student all three years but she is also very active in other activities and has received numerous awards each year. My son, although very gifted and capable of straight A's gets the occasional B and is not very active in other things at the school. He has not yet received any awards. My point is that it's not just about academics. The students receiving awards are well deserving of the accomplishments and to suggest otherwise is absurd.

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2005
My daughter goes to New Smyrna Beach Middle School, and she is a straight A student (except for the occasional B in Algebra II Honors, which is an 11th grade math course and she did not get one award during the awards ceremony at the school, but all the well-known smokers (yes, the kids) and the intensive students got awards. Isnt that amazing! A wonderful, smart student gets no recognizion. My daughter went to the awards ceremony just to see if they made a mistake (but she didn't) and the principal said 'THESE are the students that are going to make it in life, THESE are the future presidents and doctors...' what about my daugter? She isn't going to make it? I do not like New Smyrna Beach Middle School, they have their priorities all mixed up, they give awards and recognizion to the not so good students.

- submitted by a parent

February 18, 2004
My grandson is very happy with this school,so this makes me very pleased with school and the staff. Thank you Shirley Harlow.

- submitted by a community member

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New Smyrna Beach Middle School
1200 South Myrtle Avenue, New Smyrna Beach, FL  32168
(386) 426-7450
Last modified New Smyrna Beach 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.
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