I had 2 children attend for all of 7th and 8th grade. Both children excelled in the GAPP program with HONORS! I appreciate the sternness the principal sets with dress code and pda. The students know what is expected from the and their behavior. No surprises at all! Thank you to the GREAT SOUTHWEST! I look forward to my next 2 children to start next year!
My child graduated from two years in the GAPP program. We went out of area and drove miles to attend. Excellent program within the school, teachers were very challenging and involved. Excellent art and music teachers as well. Principal stays on top of child behavior.
Both of my children attended this school. My daughter just graduated from the GAPP program. Both of them took Band and really excelled. My husband and I really love the administration here! They go out of their way to set things straight. My son took art here and did wonderfully. My daughter took tv productions and loved it. They were both involved in clubs and enjoyed watching the basketball games. We did have to do Out of Area enrollment when the schools were redistricted, but wouldn't have had it any other way! Great teachers, staff and organization! GO BRONCOS!
Over all this school is great. My daughter is has been in full GAP and has received everything that I could have asked for from her teachers. The only complaint that I have is in regards to the acknowledgment that my daughter and her team mates have NOT received for their achievement in FPS. The past two years the principal has made a very big deal about the Math Team and TSA but very little is said about FPS and the accomplishments that these kids have made. The FPS team won 3rd place in state this year and nothing was said at the end of year ceremony in regards to this but the achievements that the Math team and TSA made were talked about in detail. My daughter was very discouraged and very hurt by this and felt that her hard work was not good enough compared to the other 2 teams. I feel that if you are going to make a big deal about certain groups during an award ceremony and need to do so for the others.
Southwest Middle School is a family that is fully involved with the children at all times. The teachers give their all in teaching and getting the kids to learn to the best of their ability. They shoot for the stars with all the kids. Tutoring and extra help is always available, the teachers and staff go above and beyond for the kids. I am glad my daughter attended Southwest. She has excelled in her confidence and in her academics. She was challenged and took full advantage of this and when she needed help she got all the help she needed to achieve what she wanted. As far as the fighting and bullying this is in all schools no matter how bad and good schools are. Its just the way the kids are, but here at Southwest they hold no tolerance for that and we have a police officer on campus all the time so the kids are in control alittle more. I would not have put my daughter in any other school here in Palm Bay. I am very pleased with the way my daughter has developed into a caring, responsible young adult in all aspects.
Do not put your child in this school. Not satisfied on how the school's administration team handled bullying in the school. This review is based on what happened to a family member of mine. The bulling became very serious and noone within the school takes it seriously. The child in question is not being home schooled.
I am a parent of a very difficult 8th grader, however I have been undermined at every turn just to get her to pass. She has been experiencing serious mental issues through out the year, and yet, all the school does is suspend her for being tardy, thus further rewarding bad behavior with a day out of school. When I have expressed my outrage at this ridiculous practice, I have been laughed at and ridiculed by the administration. Only one counselor has attempted to help out with our apparently hopeless situation. If you are looking for a supportive learning environment that values student assistance over policy enforcement, don't send your child to this
Excellent School! My child has attended this school for 3 years. This is her last year and I have never had a complaint about this school. The teachers are wonderful and care about each student. The school principal and administration, counselors etc. take pride in their work making sure that every child succeeds and is treated with respect. The advance courses offered have excellent staff too. I'm so blessed my child attends this school. Great school! an A+++++++++++ school!
i go to southwest at the moment and it is a great school there are activities for everyone and the advnced program is great :)
Three of my five children were invovled in their excellent music programs. The teachers are great!
This school is great! My daughter started middle school this year and couldn't be happier! Great advanced classes, great teachers, the principal is very involved. Beginning Band with Ms Berry is Awesome!! Taking kids from never playing instruments to concert in a few short months!! Amazing. She is an inspiring teacher. Great school overall.
This school has far exceeded my expectations. The office staff, faculty and everyone involved has been great from the start. I understand that a school's success is only great when the student puts forth the effort to make it so. Thanks goodness for Southwest. Great school! A+++
The administration does not contact parents, and in my opionion shows favoritism towards certain students, and when they do call you, theres no help for you. I had 4 children go through this school, and I do not like the way they were treated.
I was not impressed with Southwest at all. I never received any phone calls from the teachers even though my daughter was not doing too well. The locker situation is like none I have ever seen and my daughter and her classmates had several books & PE uniforms stolen from their lockers. The teachers did nothing when my daughter brought this to their attention and we owed the school $25 for the books being stolen. I have put my daughter in a charter school for the 8th grade.
The teachers are good, but the administration doesn't listen to parents
My daughter received a great education at southwest. She was more than prepared for high school. The skills she developed in the GAP program will serve her the rest of her school career.
southwest middle school has an excellent program for children education.the school is very safe and the administration is very responsible and capable.
'THE GREAT SOUTHWEST' is an excellent school in all areas. My child is in 8th grade at Southwest Middle School and loves it. Her excellent grades show it. I, as a parent, am very impressed with our teachers and staff. We have an excellent academic program and many extracurricular activities. We are proud to be an 'A' school.
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