The school is too big and there are many problems with the teachers/guidance counselors that need to be addressed. There is very little communication between the school and the parents about how the kids are doing. Problems that are brought to the attention of counselors/teachers at the school aren't addressed and blame is deflected back to the students. I have heard many other issues voiced by other parents as well. The school is simply too overcrowded to address all the issues properly. The incoming 6th grade class is larger than the outgoing 8th grade classes so the problems will only continue to multiply. There are no prospects for a relief school to even start construction until 2016 so this will be an issue for years to come.
We recently moved here and I have to say that I am please with the quality of education my child is getting at this school. Overcrowded, yes but I feel that all the big issues are addressed. My child did very well this year. I would suggest that the staff be more hands on with new students instead of letting them tend for themselves. Not all kids are confident enough to handle being in a new school by themselves. Thankfully, there were other children who were brave enough and kind enough to help my child through those first couple of weeks. The office staff is very helpful and the teachers are wonderful, friendly and very professional.
i hate the principal and one teacher didn't even rember my name till the middle of the school year kept calling me shannon its an ok school but i have to run around as all my classes are spread around the grounds i think we shouldn't have paws though and it would be nice if there were uniforms but thats just because there were a lot of problems with the dress code
Avalon Middle School is an excellent school. My daughter is in all pre-AP classes and doing well. I love the PE program. They teach you fitness that you can do a life time like running, spinning, and roller blading instead of just group sports. The only criticism I have (but I have of most schools) is that they need to do more writing. Doing a poster or CD cover for a book report isn't the same as learning to write a book report. Grammar and spelling should be graded in all classes.
If you have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder be warned. School does not support or want these children. UCF CARD is fully aware of their reputation . It say they are in the stone age when it comes to this issue.. The principles are not evaluated on anything special education related. There is no incentive to improve. There is also no support from Orange County. They just want to move these kids out. There is nothing you as a parent can do about it. Orange county is a big government unionized shop. They have jobs for life. They will tell you that they are very experienced. Do but do not believe it. There have been countless students with ASD drummed out. It starts with excessive punishment and there bullying of the student from staff and students. Do not take a chance with your ASD loved one here. You may end up paying for a lot counseling and have a lot of heartbreak. Recommendations if you have to locate here is homeschooling, or private school (PARAGON is #1, avoid Lawton Chiles) . Your chid can qualify for a McKay with ASD. This will help pay for the private school.
My son currently attends AMS and loves it. This is his third and final year here and I must say the school has readied him well for High School. He is looking forward to going to HS and especially the regiment (marching) band. The Nay-Sayers on this site are the exception more than the rule, This place rocks! GO HUSKIES!
The overall school is good but there is room for improvement. Fist, some of the teachers needs to be more competitive and show that they know math better than parents so. There are some teachers with a reputation of not teaching to the kids and leaving the kids with a lot of math gaps for the next year. Also, the school needs a better orginization on the teachers parts with getting a global education if we want to put Florida out of the black list in education.
You couldnt find a better middle school than Avalon Middle School.The staff members are over-achiving in everything they do.The students are very kind and are top-dog, as would be said at Avalon Middle.If you are looking for a middle school for your child and live in the avalon area,this is your kind of school!
this school is the best school ive ever been to and right now im in 6th grade and i already think its excelent and i kno it will become better when i get to 7th andthen 8th i highly recommand this school if you like challenges , a lot of extracurricular activities, and a staff that does whatever it takes to make the students Succesful i give the school an A+...GO HUSKIES
I am a 7th grader at AMS.I am on team Yukon and it's the best!AMS has teams for all grades.Each team has a language arts teacher, math teacher, geography/history teacher and a science teacher, not every team has a PE coach but most due.These teachers are all located very close together, you should never be late to any class because they are all so close. AMS has a great elective department too.If you want to stayin 1 elective the whole year then you can be in band, orchastra or chorus.But if you like change or you just don't enjoy the musical arts you can chose 2: art, home ec. science tech. or buisiness tech.AMS's pe department is the best we rollerblade do archery, volleybal bball flag football plus we have some wiis ps2's & 360's. Overall AMS is the best school around! If you dont come here, something's wrong with you!!!!!!!
My son is a new student in Avalon. 6th grader. As a parent my main concern is his education. I just moved from Seminole (Milwee Middle) to this area for my son's better education, and I found it in Avalon. He is a very bright kid and at this age it is important to get out of him a full potential. Not only is he extremely happy with the teachers, but as well his new friends. I am impressed with the professionalism of everyone in the staff. I want to thank you all for all of the efforts and a great job done with each one of these children. As a parent we are to teach values and principles to our kids, but without you the job is not complete. Education is everything!!! With a solid structure there will be a great future!!! Thank you once again!
I am a 7th grader. I go to Avalon Middle School. The teachers are great and they all truly care for their students. We also have a great Physical Education Progam. We do archery. roller blading, cycling, dance-dance-revolution, and every wendsday we get to do something specail. Also every grade gets two sets of laptops. These things at my school are great but what what we learn there is priceless, but the budget cuts that are going on could stop all of this. Take away our great teachers and all are things that we us to learn but make learning and staying healthy fun. I love my school. In my opion my team is the best team in the whole school. Go team Yukon! Yu-kon do it!
I used to go to this school in the 6th grade and I loved it. When I had to switch schools twice I realized that no other school in orange county is better. I miss my fellow Huskies!
I'm new in town and this school has been an excellent choice for my daughter: the teachers seem to know the students, they recognize the student's effort with special details and the charity activities that they do are very helpful towards the community
It is a great school! We have a lot of fun activities and wonderful teachers! H-U-S-K-I-E-S!!
I go to Avalon, Im a sixth grader. The block schedule can get confusing, but once you get the hang of it, it's kinda fun. Avalon is a great school. Go Huskies!
I go to Avalon Middle School i do believe that the block schedule has its ups and downs.for example it is a positive thing because well first you get a break for 2 classes every day.Also because you can empty your bag and only keep what you need.But it is a negative thing also because you may forget what day it is and you wbring the wrong thing and wont be prepared for school that day.But all and all the schoo is very nice and supportive. i
I love this school. The principal, vice principal, teachers, and staff are all accessible to the students and parents. They care deeply for the students. They have bent over backwards helping my 6th grader, who was having a hard time adjusting, adjust to middle school. The academics are challenging in the Pre AP classes but not over challenging. There is a variety of extra curricular activities. The website could be better but that is my only complaint with this school(which I can forgive with everything else being so excellent) An A+ school that does not operate like a 'new' school at all.
This school utilizes block scheduling. I myself had block scheduling and am totally against it. In middle school a child is already adjusting to the concept of changing classes, trying to remember which one to go to shouldn't be thrown in the mix. They offer a variety of extracurricular activities. For a new school they are trying to reach the community for support. Of course growing pains are to be expected. It will be interesting to see how this school shapes up in the coming years. Their website is very poorly managed. Most of the site is about the school mascot. They should tour other county school websites. It needs to be more informative, today more parents check websites to keep up with current events.
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