I think that this school is horrible. Lousy teachers and no activities. Go to Rickards.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
All the teachers are stressed there is much violence day in and day out the magnet program is good but the violence is horrible
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The diverse ethnical make-up of the school should also be noted as a plus. It provides an excellent social environment for our children!
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