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591 Tom Stuart Causeway
Redington Shores, FL 33708

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October 28, 2014
Madeira Beach Fundamental is a fantastic school where parent involvement makes it work. It's not a school where you can get your kid to the bus stop every morning and you're done. You must provide transportation to and from school, sign homework and tests, and attend montly meetings. Kids do great at this school and know how to get help if they need it. Teachers offer study lunch, after school help and are great at communicating with kids and parents. The view of the Intercoastal Waterway is amazing from many classrooms and the focus on marine science is perfect for the setting. Mr. Ateek is great with the kids and makes sure his teachers are fair and responsible. Will miss MBFS when my son goes on to high school next year.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2014
We are very happy with Madeira Beach. Our children love their teachers, and the administration is fantastic.

- submitted by a parent
February 20, 2013
This school is crazy about discipline, to the detriment of true learning. The kids are punished constantly for everything, with very little teacher discretion. 5-13-year olds run around crying, worrying about infractions and being kicked out. Kids who skip 2 or 3 steps on the sidewalk instead of walking quietly are given infractions. 9 out of 10 math homework problems is not good enough and students still get demerits. They act like they're a great school because the demographics account for good test scores, but the kids learn to be mean-spirited and think they are entitled.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2012
My children have gone to Madiera Beach Fundamental since its inception. We have some great teachers. However, the principal lacks true leadership ability. He does not empower his team with authority of any kind. They are not allowed to make basic judgement decisions. And as such, they rule from the point of fear. I do not believe that this environment fosters the spirit of our children. The principals attitude is "If you don't like it then leave! We have a waiting list of people." It's truly unfortunate because this could be a great school. There is more parent involvement then I have seen at other schools. However, Mr. Ateek makes it very clear that if you don't play by his rules he will shut the PTSA down. This was not the intention of a PTSA when it was founded and I think it is appalling for him represent it as such.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2011
My son has been a student at MBFS for the past three years. It has been a wonderful experience every year. The principal is very involved in all aspects of the school. The teachers and staff are Fantastic ! The family involvement is welcomed and expected. There are events throughout the year that brings the entire school together K-8. We are truly blessed to have such a great school.

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2011
Wow what an amazing school. The staff is amazing...great transition from elementary to Middle...it's like sending your child to school at a family members home. Mr Ateek is on top of everything from grades to proper conduct and goes out of his way to ensure an enviroment that encourages learning and model behavior. I love this school and can not say enough.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2010
Maderia Beach Fundamental is the worst middle school, because of the Principal. He is always on his cell phone checking it for emails. He doesn't even acknowledge the parents as he is walking by them. He belongs more ion the elementary side not the middle school side. I have two children there, but I will send them to Thurgood Marshall. The Principal is more hands on, and makes the parents feel important.. Madeira has good teachers, but bad leadership.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2010
Fundamental schools (all fundamental) not just Madeira Beach, their are more expectations on the students. One thing I noticed at Madeira Beach is the principal is always checking his phone for e mails. I find this very rude when you are talking to the principal of your child's school and the principal is reading e mails on his cell phone. I also find the front office of the elementary school not very welcoming. Since this was their first year as a fundamental school I think there are still some things that need to work on.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2010
I just graduated mad beach this year as an eighth grader. I have been in the fundamental program since kindergarten, so it was easy for me to make the transfer. I personally LOVED my year at mad beach. The environment is fun and upbeat. As a student you do have to work though. If you havent been in the fundamental system before, it will take some getting used to. But this system DOES make you do work, and helps to be successful. I would strongly recommend this school.

- submitted by a community member
March 15, 2010
This is our first year at Madeira Beach Fundamental Middle school. My son is in 8th grade. He came from a very small charter school the previous year. he finds Mad Beach more challenging. The environment is excellent and the level of teaching is in general meets or exceeds expectations. I highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2009
I love this school! I dislike how it's fundamental, although everyone says it's better, but hey, it's better than turning it into some sort of golf resort or something. All the teachers I've met were really nice, including the ones I have now. I like my courses, especially Band and Oceanography. Too bad Oceanography isn't year-long.

- submitted by a student
July 02, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 21, 2009
this is an amazing school! we absaloutly love it!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating May 21, 2009
It is very true that Madeira Beach Middle is one sad school. So glad it is going Fundamental and getting rid of Ms. Poff with a new principal. I worked there so I know how lousy it is. Homework is sparse, communication is lousy, and believe me, I communicated - I was even there to ask, and was hated for doing so. I check parent connect, which doesn't list everything, every week, go to all the meetings, was in the PTA (which totally stinks) Madeira Beach Elementary was like this too. I bet you if you test a Madeira Beach student with another student in a private school or fundamental, that student would win hands down with knowledge. Get in line now to sign up though since it's changing to a fundamental program where communication is the key. Love to see how they'll pull this one off.

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 21, 2009
My daughter has been going to this School for the last two years and the teachers are very helpful and respond to everything I may need via email or call, to let me know the status of my daughters grades as I check them through Parent Connect daily to keep up with her. She has found that she gets caught in the wrong crowd and is a big social butterfly and this has caused her issues and makes me and her father stay on top of her to get good grades. She has received Honor Roll a few times and misses it by a couple C's and that makes her try harder once this happens. I would recommend this School just watch as they grow and change throughout the years.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
January 27, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating January 03, 2008
This is my daughter's first year at Madeira Beach Middle and she loves it. She is on the principal's list and likes all her teacher's. She loves the fact that the school offers a marine biology course which she will be in next year. And you can't beat the atmosphere being on the water. She loves the view from her homeroom. She does get a good amount of homework but she is very independent and it all gets done and in a timely manner. Some of her teacher's go out of there way to let me know what a great student she is and that is definitely a positive side for her and I. The principal is very nice as well and seems very into the school and it's education goals and reputation. So far to my daughter and I we are both pleased with Madeira Beach middle school. Great School.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2007
This is my sons 3rd year at this school and I would like to say that this school has a fantastic band program but the incoming students need to be prepared. Mr Tag is a very dedicated band teacher and makes the children work very hard to succeed. As far as the academics, I believe that the children are not challenged enough in this school and the homework is a joke. There is no homework!! Also, the no lockers for the students does not prepare them for the future.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2007
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- submitted by a student
July 11, 2007
My daughter just completed 8th grade at the school, she has been there all 3 years for middle school and she loved the school- she actually cried the last day of school because she knew she would never come back to MBMS!! The band director Mr Tag was fantastic, really took an interest in the kids. I have nothing but good things to say about the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2007
As a 6 year employee of MBMS, I find some of the reviews (older ones) very negative. I would have to ask if the parental involvement was at the high end of the scale. Did YOU communicate with the staff? How was your child's discipline? How often did you attend a parent conference? How often were you on campus? All of these factors are critical to a child's success. For the record, progress reports ARE sent home each marking period except the 1st. PARENT CONNECT is a computer notification of grades and attendance that is now in effect. I recommend all parents sign up for it to stay informed. Lastly, anytime you have a question, please call to get it answered rather than believe the children. We ARE here to help. This is a great school and a great place to work and learn.

- submitted by a administrator
November 29, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
September 18, 2006
I am the legal guardian of a 14 year old boy who just moved here from Maryland. He had a difficult time in Md. and was failing almost every class. The teachers here at Madeira Beach have gone above and beyond to help him and he is now passing every class. I love the teachers, the atmosphere and the dedication to seeing the children succeed. This is the first time in his life that he actually LOVES his school and the teachers. It is helping to turn his life around. I only wish I had gotten him in 6th grade but I'm glad to have him in 8th.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2005
Music, art and science are terrific, and the setting can't be beat. The teachers care about their students, and problem behaviors are addressed consistently and possitively.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2005
Quality of academic programs are A+ Availability of music A+, art, sports and other extracurricular activities are A+ Level of parent involvement are A+.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2004
First week at my 6th graders new school and loves the teachers and school. Says its so easy to make friends and everyone is so helpful. Esp with our (2)visits before school started. Everyone is awesome...My child is excited about the Marina classes also. Good luck for the 2004-2005 school year.

- submitted by a parent
July 12, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
April 13, 2004
Madeira is a beautiful school and I feel it is much better now that the Choice plan is in effect.

- submitted by a staff
April 09, 2004
I usually do not do this but I've read a few negative reviews and decided to add mine. I have a 6th grader who in 5th grade was a C student. Since he's started in Madeira Beach he is all A's. The teachers communicate thru progress reports which need to be signed. I receive phone calls when they will be sent home. You can go online and communicate with teachers and see how your child is doing. It's a great environment. My son has been able to experience things he would not at any other school. Good teachers and great school!

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2004
I am a graduate of MBMS and am now in college. I normally do not comment on these things, but I read some harsh reviews and wanted to add my input. I believe that in order for a child to develop to his/her maximum potential, you must start with the highest quality of education at a young age. Even though I went to a poor high school, the education and experience I was given at MBMS allowed me to make the most of a mediocre highschool education to get into a good college (now I'm in the honors program of Boston College). The foundation of a good school is rooted in it's teachers, and MBMS has some of the most dedicated, intelligent, and caring instructors I have ever come across. The principal is extraordinary, and students there are made to feel comfortable and challenged. MBMS is a remarkable school- take it from me, I have first hand experience.

- submitted by a former student
October 14, 2003
I am a student in the 8th grade at Madeira Beach Middle School, also in the advanced classes and National Junior Honor Socity. I absolutley love this school, I was very scared at first but I love it now! Great teachers, awesome extracurricular activities. I have read some of the other coments on this website which are not true, kids don't need 4 hours of homework each night but we have at least one hour. The staff is great. Mrs.Poff is awesome very involved. Once again I think this is a great school!

- submitted by a community member
September 09, 2003
Having a new 6th grader entering a new school and dealing with transition, I am pleased my pre teen is doing amazingly well, better than my expectations. I am truly pleased with teacher communication, all 6 teachers, we have planners, direct personal email to all staff, teachers, adminstative, even cafeteria, (to find about meal plans) school activites, I was concerned about my child adjusting to several teachers and classes at one time, but found out that she really likes the different personalities in role models. Each teacher has a different plan, and that keeps her interested in all required clases as well as electives. Also not to mentioned the cool enviroment, the marine program that all students partipate, I am glad my child has the opportunity to attend MBMS, and only hope that all middle schools have the opportunity that students thrive on.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2003
The teachers have little to no communication with the parents. A Student's grade can drop from an A to a C within one grading period and the parent does not receive a phone call -- it's not noted on homework when and if they receive homework. School hours are 9:45a - 4:05p, with a lunch period - students get about 5 hours of learning/ give or take. So maybe they don't need homework? Parents find out about the dropping grade when the student takes the report card home. They have no consistency. One grading period progress reports are given, other times they are not, some teachers issue them, some teachers don't? No signature is required, whether it be an occasional progress report or the report cards. They don't issue the students lockers (which the school does have) but instead say they offer take home books so the student do not have to carry all the books home. Yet...Not all classes have enough books for both in class and home. They don't allow backpack with wheels so a students might be required to carry a heavy load home and from class to class. The classes are well over the overcrowded stage - 36 in one class my student had with one teacher and no student aide. And the list goes on...

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
I'm concerned ! The education level does not meet my expectations. I'll become more involved, but the attitude has been that the (so called) educators run the school ... not the parents.

- submitted by a parent
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Madeira Beach Fundamental K-8
591 Tom Stuart Causeway, Redington Shores, FL  33708
(727) 547-7697
Last modified Madeira Beach Fundamental K-8 is a Public school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Madeira Beach Fundamental K-8 Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top