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18484 Northwest 48th Place
Opa-locka, FL 33055

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(305) 620-1294
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May 23, 2014
Lake Stevens Middle School is actually pretty great! For the seventh graders, there is a very awesome program called iPrep. It is a very good program and the teachers not only prepare you in the course of mathematics; they prepare you for life! They are super awesome. All in all, the teachers and councilers are very easy to talk you and some always let you know that they are here for you. They teach very well and if you don't like their work ethic, you still learn anyway! I love all the teachers because they do push me to thrive. I love Lake Stevens! -Student

- submitted by a community member

July 20, 2012
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

- submitted by a parent

November 07, 2011
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.

- submitted by a parent

June 24, 2011
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.

- submitted by a parent

November 25, 2010
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.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
April 12, 2010
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 13, 2009
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)

- submitted by a parent

April 09, 2009
I think this school has evry thing a great school needs except the office and staff should come out a liittle more

- submitted by a parent

October 02, 2008
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.

- submitted by a student

September 02, 2008
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

- submitted by a student

August 22, 2007
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.

- submitted by a parent

July 13, 2006
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

- submitted by a parent

December 26, 2005
This is bad school. Lots of violence, and fighting. It is old and dirty!

- submitted by a parent

October 20, 2005
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.

- submitted by a parent

June 17, 2005
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
July 29, 2004
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.

- submitted by a parent

May 17, 2004
This school is a great school. It has a variety of different people there. it has great activities.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
Poor teacher quality, lack of parent involvement...treating students differently...whats acceptable for one student should be the norm for all.

- submitted by a parent

July 25, 2003
I only had aproblem with their 'tardy' policy.The rest was just fine.

- submitted by a parent
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Lake Stevens Middle School
18484 Northwest 48th Place, Opa-locka, FL  33055
(305) 620-1294
Last modified Lake Stevens Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lake Stevens Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top