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Pinellas Park, FL
Students enrolled: 1,058

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6940 70th Avenue North
Pinellas Park, FL 33781

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(727) 545-6400
(727) 547-7894
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August 24, 2015
I've lived in Pinellas County since 1985 & I attended all sorts of public schools. I was a principal's list & honor roll student until I started middle school. Now I have a son that just started 6th grade here at PPMS & I'm so disappointed at how little has changed in the middle school environment. I wish I could say it was the teachers, administration, parents or students that were at fault but no 1 person is to blame for where it has ended up. It's everyone collectively. In society when someone breaks the rules or laws that person is fired, fined, arrested. Suspending kids from school when they don't want to be there anyway really isn't punishment. These kids are told the violence & disrespect is what is socially or environmentally acceptable in our schools, neighborhoods, county, state. In order to make it through you have to fall in line with the trouble makers or be in the line of fire & become a target. Fight or flight. You could blame the teachers or the students or the parents but that doesn't begin to fix any of the many issues. It's really sad. Bcuz these kids have no idea that being cool & fitting in aren't great attributes they need for the future. These kids don't know if they will have a place to live or food to eat from day to day let alone worry about college or the future. It's just sad at how little attention is paid to any of it.

- submitted by a parent

June 05, 2015
This school has disappointed me greatly. The school needs to teach students about social issues such as bullying, drugs, etc. My daughter goes on and on about how badly she wanted to move because of the people there. The amount of peers around her get bullied far too much for not doing anything. The staff doesn't even take care of situations good. There are tons of student that get into fights and end up in jail. My daughter too has been a victim of bullying and was accused for harming someone when she didn't. With lack of evidence from the other person but many reports, she lost. Everyone in that school knows exactly who that girl is. To see my little girl depressed breaks my heart. This school doesn't deserve to have my daughter and she ended up wanting moving, so I allowed it.

- submitted by a community member

June 01, 2015
It's not the school that's dreadful, it's the people there that makes the school appear bad. It's 2015 right now and there honestly was a lot of drama and fights. This school doesn't teach people about bullying, sexual harassment, or anything like that. You don't know how depressed I see people, including i, get depressed from most of the people here. This school even arrested someone for no reason without evidence but only because of the amount of reports put on that person. I see them bullying the poor friend of that person now and it's just horrible to see that going on. This school does not deserve to be a 'school'.

- submitted by a community member

April 16, 2015
To clear up "rumors" Pinellas Park Middles School does not have many fights a day. Throughout the year there has been barely any fights, all in which were stopped within seconds by the administrators. Some teachers lack skills of teaching students, but most are willing to help students learn. The reason for low test scores is because students are simply not understanding or not willing to learn (that and state standards). Most of the problem isn't with the school, it's with parents who need to support their child's education and discipline them.

- submitted by a community member

June 13, 2014
The middle school ages are some of the strangest years of life. Kids undergo changes and within the span of 2 years go from little kids to young adults. Their hormones are raging and they do not know what to do with themselves. They need support! I am a middle school teacher and find it appalling how teachers are bashed. Teachers do the best they can with the resources or lack there of that they are given. There is only so much they can do.

- submitted by a teacher

June 02, 2014
This school is absolutely horrible! Most of the teachers are overwhelmed or disinterested with the exception of a few. The children are completely out of control and the administration does nothing to discipline them. There are many fights daily and nothing is done to stop them. My child has been attacked several times and the principal always says he can't see anything on the camera footage. Today my child was attacked again and I won't be sending him to another day of bullying there. I'm pulling him out!

- submitted by a parent

May 09, 2014
I am happy with where the school is headed.. If you are not then you can move and end up at even worse schools.. Do you realize that they have added 9 more schools to the list of schools that are now under the watchful eye of the State.. And the 4 you so fondly refer to is from the reviews on here and as you know personally.. Only people that have an issue waste their time on these threads.. Have yo been to some of the last few school function?? The parent involvement is at an astonishing high level.. This school had its issues in the past.. Its not something you can fix overnight but you need to realize that its not only the teachers that need to change.. the parents who use school as a babysitter need to spend more time helping their kids.. Thats where the change starts.. If you child is failing then work with the child to find out whats going on.. Middle school is a culture shock for most and many kids stumble no matter the school.. And if you are a concerned parent, you will know that...

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2014
Yeah! for the person that criticized my grammar. I thank you for that. as a parent you should have been concern about the school not my grammar. Did you see the number that this school rated? 4 out of 10 and your satisfied? Yes I don't speak perfect English or used a proper grammar but I can assure you I don't just drop off my kid to school to get free time. I send my child to school to learn and get the best educations. Your opinion doesn't mean anything to me and by the way I didn't post that other review as I will never call the principal a clown. Though the recorded phone calls announcements are clownish and annoying hope he change it soon. But if you are a parent and happy with the school then good luck to your children and to the rest of the kids that attends Pinellas Park.

- submitted by a parent

March 18, 2014
My child was a straigh A student that recieved national honors before attending PPMS. Less then a year later, she's in danger of failing 2 courses. The teachers are lazy and apathetic to the children and the principle is a clown (The recorded phone calls announcements are clownish and annoying). I can't wait to move because there is NO WAY my child will spend anothe second in that HORRIBLE school! To top it off, My child came home with head lice. We got it taken care of and kept he out of shcool and reported it to the staff. They said they didn't have procedures to handle headlice outbreaks and nor did they seem to care that we reported it.

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2012
Hey I'm A Student And I Think Ppms Is pretty Legit , Theirs Not That Many Fights As Much As Anymore I Think Theirs Really None With The Rumors And Stuff. But Mostly The Fights Allways Start in The Begining Of the Year Because Not Everyone Has Learned Eachother Personality So Give Ppms A Chance! :D

- submitted by a community member

October 05, 2011
Yes, i know this is a bad school. but about two years back when i was a sixth grader it was a wonderful school. the next year it got out of hand. now its a horrible school. i still go there because of the memories.its is a d school and one of the baddest schools in pinellas county. do not bring your child to this school until you see better reviews

- submitted by a community member

July 26, 2011
This is a very badly run school. The administration does not support their teachers. There have been numerous arrests and an uncountable number of fights. The follow through on discipline is very lax. A student will get 5 or more referrals before they receive a punishment. The students who want to learn are left to fend for themselves as the teachers are consumed with controlling the others. It is very sad.

- submitted by a teacher

April 06, 2011
VERY VERY bad school my daughter goes there and she says there are at least 3 fights every week teachers dont help your students or care. they have been in the newspaper 3 times about how bad it is and in the 2010-2011 year they had 62 arrests and still counting they are the baddest school in pinellas county! DO NOT let your child go there!!

- submitted by a parent

July 06, 2009
Im actually a student at Pinellas Park Middle Schoole and its the best school ever ...the teachers pay attentoin to you and help you with what you need and if you get in trouble they give the right pushment ..everyone try there best to make you want to learn and get home every morning to go to shcool... all i got to say is that I LOVE PPMS!!!

- submitted by a student

March 25, 2009
The teachers at this school are so dedicated to their students. They give their students a chance to be helped privately. The administration handles altercations very well. The food is average in the cafeteria.

- submitted by a student

October 21, 2008
2 years later... Not only am I an educator, I am a parent FIRST! This is my 7th. year w/children at this school and I have not been as happy as I have been in previous years. This IS the last year, however. There was some decent amount of 'housecleaning' done as far as administration so I'm hoping for more positive changes. There ARE some very dedicated teachers and staff in administration. Front desk needs to smile not only when parents come into the office but when she answers the PHONE, as well. JMO.

- submitted by a teacher

October 18, 2008
I give this school an above average rating because, considering the many changes the district of Pinellas County went through recently (2007-2009 school years), and the fact that the school has gone through three principals in the last 5 years (Matway was only there for 2 years), the teachers remain flexible and open to the many changes that come their way. They continue to educate their students with genuine care and high expectations. No place is perfect, but Pinellas Park Middle is a resilient institution thanks to its teachers. Many teachers have been there for years. The newest administration addresses discipline problems promptly. The school currently has a B grade.

- submitted by a parent

July 24, 2007
Academic quality is average to good. Music program rocks, with LOTS of instructor and parental support (as well as from other students)! The atmosphere needs to be monitored more closely. Hoping it improves or we'll have to look elsewhere for the rest of middle school.

- submitted by a parent

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Pinellas Park Middle School
6940 70th Avenue North, Pinellas Park, FL  33781
(727) 545-6400
Last modified Pinellas Park Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pinellas Park Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top