Students enrolled 874
School leader MR. MICHAEL JAMES
Transportation options Yes
District Sarasota County School District

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6501 West Price Boulevard
North Port, FL 34291

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(941) 480-3371
(941) 480-3398
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3 stars
Based on 21 ratings

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June 20, 2014
ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!! Front office staff are nice and helpful. Teachers are pleasant. Lunchroom is sooooo clean!!! Buses run on time. School grounds are kept clean. Middle school children are allowed to express themselves (within reason) as they like.... haven't witnessed or heard of any bullying issues (and I volunteer at the school a lot)....

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2013
I was a student for the full three years. The first two years my teachers rarely ever assigned homework. My 8th grade year was much better. I had a teacher and he was a new teacher and he wasn't like the other pushover teachers at the school. He actually challenged us, and I personally like that because it teaches us what we can do. But most teachers aren't like that, all they do is sit on their bums and hand out packets! Oh and don't even get me started on the band teacher... Oh my! He was rude and terrible towards the orchestra teacher! All year they had fundraisers with those gross chocolate bars! YUCK! They kept asking band/orchestra students to keep hawking out those gross chocolate bars to their friends and family! The guidance counselors this year was a complete joke! I honestly don't know what they were doing but they sure weren't helping the students! If you want your child to have a good middle school education/experience do NOT send your child here!! Also at least twice a school year a rogue alligator crawls into the pond by the bus loop or the campus! Yikes! -Disgruntled Student

- submitted by a community member
October 31, 2012
Do not send your child to this school if you want them to actually learn. My child went there for 6th grade and she honestly very rarely had homework or a test. I would ask her everynt and she would say no and when I email her teachers they confirmed they rarely assign it. No wonder they don't even give the kids books to take home. they have to share with the other 1000 kids. My child is now in 7th grade at another school and I'm so happy with the actual teaching. She has homework in every class along with multiple quiz/tests. I can go on the school website and see homework for each class and grades. Heron Creek Middle school is a shame. No wonder so many kids do poorly on the FCATS. I also didn't feel my child was very secure there. With the open campus style these children (11 year olds) can easily have some pedifile off the street walk up to them. There is nothing keeping just anyone from walking freely around campus. Don't move to North Port if you want super schools

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2012
Bad place to send your kids. Dont send them here. Both my kids went here and my experience with the stupidity and narrow mindness of some of the teachers makes me sick. Forget fundraising, theives. Theives is what the band is when it comes to fundraising and crediting the students. Shell out your money over and over, ask your friends for money. You raise the full amount of the trip yet you pay the full amount on top of that. Disgraceful and dishonest, No integrity. No place to send you kids.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2010
I am happy with the school. There is no fighting it is very safe. I can check my daughters grade on the computer. There are sports like volleyball and track. We like the back to school night they have every year where we can talk to the teachers and I always get a response when I e mail the teachers. I would recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2010
Lack of teaching in this school and lack of communication with parents. Some teachers are there for a paycheck only. Great orchestra program.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 06, 2009
Little to no communication from teachers to parents. Parent are allowed little imput towards placement of their children and when a placement status changes parents are not informed. Teacher, support staff, and administration are difficult if not impossible to contact. When contact is made staff are immediately defensive and borderline combative.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2009
Our children who attend Heron Creek JUST LOVE IT!! The teachers are enthusiastic and motivating, and the new Principal has created an excellent learning atmosphere for all of the students!

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 08, 2008
This school is the best i am a former student. the time i spent there was the best.

- submitted by a community member
August 15, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 12, 2007
I think my school is pretty good. I think some of there rules are ridiculous but the curriculum is very good.

- submitted by a student
August 12, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 22, 2007
I don't think the students are being challenged enough. They barely get sent home with homework, because the work is so easy, they get it done in class. That is fine, but I say the work is too easy. Most of the things we've learn, we've have already accomplished in previous grades. I think the school standards should be raised.

- submitted by a student
September 18, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2006
Staff here make great strides to help students learn all they can. Students are offered differentiated instruction in the classrooms. Each child has specific needs, and each teacher understands that. Be it with remediation, or through challenge curriculum, staff works hard to help our students achieve. The school follows the priniples of Community of Caring, teaching Respect, Responsibility, Caring, Trust and Family. Staff here welcome and appreciate diversity, and help students to do the same. We have over 14 different cultures and languages represented in our student body! Teachers are continually trained in best practices, and the school offers many enrichments to the educational day. They include an outdoor classroom, clubs, before and after care programs, exemplary art courses, music, technology and health programs to name a few. Staff are trained in a customer service model, and strive to make every experience the best for students and parents alike. A great school!

- submitted by a teacher
July 12, 2005
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May 13, 2005
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February 25, 2005
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- submitted by a student
January 16, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
December 21, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2004
A school where children are the focus of teachers and staff. Parents are routinely asked for input and assistance. Programs are offered before and after school for students to participate in. School participates in 21st Century and Community of Caring. Differentiated Learning and Literacy are high on the list at this school.

- submitted by a teacher
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Heron Creek Middle School
6501 West Price Boulevard, North Port, FL  34291
(941) 480-3371
Last modified Heron Creek Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Heron Creek Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top