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6-8
Public district
Pompano Beach, FL
Students enrolled: 1,056
 

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310 Northeast 6th Street
Pompano Beach, FL 33060

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(754) 322-4200
(754) 322-4285
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April 08, 2015
This school is horrible. Dont understand how they continue to let Mrs. Brazil be principal. I have tried numerous times to meet with the principal and front desk staff always has an excuse as to why she is unavailable. Front desk staff is so rude and tries to intimidate parents. I personally have stood there and watched staff talk bad and very rude to parents that speak spanish and dont understand english. Staff and administration do not care for the kids. They belittle parents and staff. They gossip about kids, with kids and also instigate. Mr. Zimmerman and Mr. Berkowitz are great administrators, they interact with the kids and they care for the kids. I wonder how many of us parents actually met the principal. Next step is the school district. Lets see if the principal will meet with me then!!

- submitted by a parent

October 27, 2014
This is a horrible school. Look at the test scores, way below state average and dropping 3 of the past 4 years. How the principal stays here, for so many years, with so many problems, is beyond me. Bullying is rampant, as is drug use and fighting. And nothing is done. They can claim they offer various programs, but that really is a sham to try to disguise what is truly a horrible school with a principal who should have been removed long ago.

- submitted by a parent

April 14, 2014
This school is beyond terrible. I first attended in 2010 for my 6th grade year. The guidance is terrible. They do not investigate any sort of situation, they even favor some students over others and will take their opinions over others! My sister goes there now and she is in her last year and boy, am I glad for that. Too many fights & bullying and nothing being done about it.

- submitted by a community member

January 16, 2014
I attend Pompano Middle, you gotta be tough to go to this school. You can't be scared of people because if you are you're gonna have a hard time believe me. I'm currently a 8th Grader and I'm going to highschool, next year and this has taught me how to stand up for myself and so on. The teachers here are great and they want you to learn, but I feel they need to stop "babying" some kids. Pompano Middle offers a wide range if clubs and activities. But I'm really happy about leaving this school. 3 years is enough.

- submitted by a community member

November 18, 2011
I think that this school is horrible. Lousy teachers and no activities. Go to Rickards.

- submitted by a community member

June 21, 2010
As an eighth grader I have never felt more involved in school. I was able to be in sports and NJHS. I am lucky that P-no had four high school courses for me to take because I am totally ready for high school. The teachers are great and even Mr. Vetter who has to suspend kids was really great. I am glad I went to PBMS, gonna miss you guys! Its all about you Bengals, so make it count!

- submitted by a community member

June 21, 2010
I am a student, it is not as good as I thought it would be, there are A LOT of fights, and we barely get to do any broadcasting even though it is supposed to be a Communication Broadcast Arts Magnet. When I visited with my parents, they made it sound a lot better than it is.

- submitted by a community member

June 19, 2010
Not a safe learning environment. The school is becoming known more for the fights which occur there than for anything else. Sometimes almost daily fights; weapons on campus, etc. The first thing they need to do to turn things around is ensure the safety of the students and establish stronger leadership to get across the message that violent behavior will not be tolerated. Then they need to get better qualified teachers, many are new to teaching and/or out of field. If they do not do these things, the school will continue to go downhill. It's a mess right now.

- submitted by a parent

June 19, 2010
I really hope they do something about the violence and go back to providing the type of Magnet instruction they did in the past. I think the Administration is in denial about the problems the school is currently experiencing. NOT a good school right now.

- submitted by a community member

May 13, 2010
Ok I went to this school in 2003 I was only there for 4 months,It was like prison I was bullied all the time and when I told the guidance counselor all she told me it was MY FAULT!She said I made myself a target!Then told another counselor and she had one of the kids say sorry to me I said I dont want your sorry,Then she told ME I have to be more FORGIVING!Then one day I got into a fight with a this kid I hit him back and they told ME I should not have done that!It was AWFUL the teachers dont care about the kids.PLEASE dont let your kids go to this school.I could go on and on about how bad this prison is.

- submitted by a community member

April 30, 2010
Pompano Beach Middle school has been a wonderful learning envoirnment for my daughter for the last two and a half years... she graduates from Middle School in a month or so.

- submitted by a parent

March 17, 2010
All the teachers are stressed there is much violence day in and day out the magnet program is good but the violence is horrible

- submitted by a student
no rating
January 26, 2010
Pompano Beach Middle School administration, staff and teachers work consistently to provide a caring atmosphere for 1,000 middle school students. Teachers have high expectations of students and provide many opportunities for extended learning. The Gifted program, English Speakers of Other Languages and Exceptional Student Education Programs offer students individual learning that meets their needs. The Magnet offers students many career oriented programs. Mainstream students are not forgotten as average class size is under 22 students to 1 teacher. This is an 'A' school in many ways with solid traditional values in a high tech professional setting.

- submitted by a community member

August 07, 2009
As a student at Pompano Middle I must say that the school is a great school. I must also say that the school is an 'F' in behavior. There is just no respect for the teachers, The other students, and even the staff that works there. The school is a 'C' school in my terms. There are great sprots there! The school colors are any shade of blue and white colared shorts. The mascot is a Bengal. There is new constrution on the school and it looks great!

- submitted by a student

March 25, 2009
As far as middle schools go, it all boils down to the teachers and the administration. Kids will be kids, no matter what school they attend. They need guidance and support from caring teachers. Yes, these teachers care. The leadership team supports the kids and the teachers. FCAT is important because it is the litmus test by which student achievement is measured. Students work on these skills in the morning for about a half hour, and in some of their classes as it gets closer to test time. Can you imagine walking into college placement exam not prepared? Students are encouraged to read, problem solve, create, and design. Not just take tests. This school does a wonderful job preparing students for high school. It is top notch.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 22, 2008
I think pompano beach middle school is a nice,clean school and time to time you can have a little fun but it most about getting in those books.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
May 22, 2008
My son is in the seventh grade magnet program. We have been very happy with the school. The administration, especially Mr. Vetter, are on top of things. The typical middle school fighting is almost non-existant. You get a lack luster teacher here and there, but the rest of them are great! Very interested in student progress and supportive. Middle school are tough years. PBMS makes it not so bad.

- submitted by a parent

March 13, 2008
I'm an alumni of Pompano Middle and, quite frankly, I was never so happy to leave a school. Their 'FCAT 24-7' mentality was awful, and it stressed the teachers too much. I felt so bad for all of them, they don't get paid enough to put up with all that junk. That is why I give them a 1.

- submitted by a student

February 10, 2008
This school is very good a great envoirment for us kids..

- submitted by a student

January 12, 2008
i go to this school. its pretty good, nice teachers(most), many programs, such as CBA. some of the students are really rude though, so this school is not for the faint hearted.

- submitted by a student

January 09, 2008
I am a parent of an 8th grade student. I am very disappointed with this school. The attitude of the teachers sometimes border on bullying the students. My daughter constantly reports fighting between students both in the lunch room and in the classrooms. I do not believe it is a safe environment. I would not recommend this school. Academically poor also -- my child has not been required to read one 'classic' novel and only had to submit one book report. Very sad.

- submitted by a parent

December 12, 2007
This is an excellent school..my children have been here for two years and has nurtured my children from one extreme to the other. It is a safe harbor for many of the neighborhood kids.

- submitted by a parent

September 12, 2007
I personally never liked this school as a student. im in 9th grade now an am very happy for not having to be in there anymore.but there was a few teachers id like to thank. ms. singleton my 6th grade reading teacher and mr. derek hall my 8th grade reading teacher.they were great inspirations and i actually learned from him. also the dress code. there moto is that dress code promotes safety and a good enviorment for them. now in high school where i do have my own choice ive noticed a better enviorment.

- submitted by a community member

August 06, 2007
The diverse ethnical make-up of the school should also be noted as a plus. It provides an excellent social environment for our children!

- submitted by a parent

May 19, 2006
As a student at Pompano Beach Middle I think that this school is an excellent school. It has alot of sports that you can join if you are a sporty type of person. The quality of the schools academic program is also good, for example the Literary Fair, the Social Studies Fair, and the Science projects we have to do(just to name a few). Last but not least, the parent invovement. There alot of parent/teacher confrences, and the teachers at this school really do care about their students academic progress. So overall, this is an excellent school to go to.

- submitted by a student

May 12, 2005
This school lacks a supportive staff. These kids seem to fall through the cracks. I would not recommend this school to most parents. The magnet students keep this school from being an 'F' school.

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2005
This school is the best school out there! If you are looking for a magnet school that is for TV news or creating news or even becoming a journalist this school is the one. But it has dress code and that is the worest .

- submitted by a student

August 21, 2003
Family-like atmosphere throughout the school. These people are truly here for the kids. Outstanding principal.

- submitted by a parent

June 30, 2003
Students in this school's Magnet Program learn television production, graphic arts, web design and journalism. They leave the 8th grade with the technical skills to earn high salaries. Many of the students volunteer their talents building web pages for other schools and community goups.

- submitted by a community member

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Pompano Beach Middle School is located in a residential area of the city of Pompano Beach in Northeastern Broward County. This campus is one of the oldest in Broward County. The facility was reconfigured several times. In the early 1900’s it was an elementary school. In the mid-1900’s it was rebuilt as a high school, then redesigned to a junior high school in 1977. The facility was renovated to its current function as a middle school in the 1990's. Many of the students parents, grandparents, as well as staff members, attended school on this campus. This history brings a unique pride for Pompano Beach Middle school from its community. Pompano Beach Middle School is proud to employ the Florida Department of Education 2009 School Related Employee of the Year, Jannette Thompson-Irwin. In 2009, the students were recognized as District swim team champs. In 2009 the Principal, Sonja Braziel and Assistant Principal, John Vetter were recognized as District Acclaim finalists. The school received the Florida Department of Education's Golden School and Silver School awards for the last 10 years. Pompano Beach Middle School was recognized in 2003 as a National Magnet School of Distinction, in 1998 as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence and in 1994 as a US Department of Education Drug Free School. Pompano Beach Middle is a Title I school with a total school Magnet program having a Communications & Broadcast Arts Magnet theme. Students apply reading, writing, listening and speaking skills to produce a daily afternoon news broadcast, quarterly literary newspaper, school web site and video and print yearbooks. Teachers present lessons in an engaging atmosphere using various traditional and non-traditional modalities, and students demonstrate mastery of learning through multimedia projects.

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Pompano Beach Middle School
310 Northeast 6th Street, Pompano Beach, FL  33060
(754) 322-4200
Last modified Pompano Beach Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pompano Beach Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 53 reviews. Top