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777 Greenbriar Road
Saint Johns, FL 32259

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May 08, 2014
This school used to be the gifted cluster site, and still claims to be though they have absolutely no gifted education whatsoever. As per another parent's post, teachers no longer teach, but only hand out test packets and tests, and students are expected to teach themselves, and prepare themselves for the daily tests that comprise their grades entirely. It's a punitive environment for children, and not conducive to learning or the love of learning. It's difficult to discern which are school, district, state or Federal policies, but the end result is children suffer, and their education is destroyed.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2014
Before 2009 when my older child was a student here, the school had a different principal and most of the teachers were awesome. Under the current principal, the quality of the school has really gone down and many of the really good teachers have left the school. The quality of education is really bad now and there is no parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2012
Switzerland Point Middle School is an excellent school. We have 14 years experience with three youth who have attended. Our two oldest were well prepared for their high school experience. Our youngest is enjoying his middle school years and is growing academically. The teachers and leadership are excellent and dedicated to student progress and learning. We continued to be very impressed with St. John's County Schools. I know some folks had issues with academic changes in the system but our 14 years have seen continued improvement in an already excellent system. I am sure the school will continue to progress and develop. Some programs like the band program are well supported by parents even though the county has cut funding. All in all the school is one of the best. Education in general needs to continually evolve to promote individual growth.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2012
I really strongly do not like this school. The teachers here do not know how to teach at all!!!!! I am failing my classes because they don't teach the academics they have us copy their lesson plans basicly and figure it out from there. This is my first year (8th grade) here and I wish I was back at my old school. And if I had a kid, I no offense wouldn't send them to this school. I'm not happy with the school, needs better teachers that connect with their students and teach right .

- submitted by a community member
September 15, 2012
I am a parent and would agree with the post by the 8th grade student. Most of the teachers do not teach at all. They give the children learning goals and ask them to teach themselves. Their homework looks as if it comes right out of a teachers lesson plans. Very strange, the students are lost and have no idea how to approach this type of work. Once you are in an advanced class..... good luck moving to anything else! And even the principal will not aid in moving a child out of this. Especially, 8th grade advanced science ....no moving out of that! Teachers need to go back to the basics and TEACH these children not expect them to teach themselves!! I am not happy with teachers or teaching style at all!!!!!! very unimpressive.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2012
Almost the same as the 2nd newest review, I thought this school was good first but once I came, I saw how bad the education is.

- submitted by a community member
July 14, 2012
My son started in this school under one principle and the environment was excellent. The teachers would communicate with the parents and the parents were welcome always. By the time he left in 8th grade he has under a different principle the school felt like a jail they never wanted parents in to see what was going on and the education dropped like a brick. He was in the gifted/pre-ap program which was very hard to get into. Now they will let anybody into it and it is not even hard. Would never send the rest of my children to this school under this leadership.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2011
Very limited academic programs: This once had a gifted program until 2009, when the gifted program was eliminated in favor of an FCAT general ed program that no longer serves the gifted student needs, and no longer allows for acceleration, creativity or flexible teaching. General Ed advanced placement is the only offering, and it is watered down to focus on rote grade level mastery. FCAT now rules, which is very sad. It was a wonderful district, very child-centered, and families moved here for the gifted program and the excellent academics, until the steep decline that began with dismantling the gifted program and quickly plummeted in 2009. Some teachers are good, some are not, but if you have a gifted child, this school is a shell of its former glory, as is this district. The principal believes gifted children should be "mainstreamed" to "raise the bar" for "high achievers" even though that's contrary to research for both segments. All is focused on rote learning for standard grade level tests and school scores. It's the age of the FCAT standard ed "achiever." If you're looking for strong academics, this school/ district is now focused on rote minimum grade level academics.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 13, 2010
Awesome teachers, students, and continues to have a motivating learning environment!

- submitted by a community member
May 17, 2010
Great school administration and great teachers. What more can I say!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2010
I think the staff and teacher are very professional and they care about the each student and their education. I know my kids teachers come in early and help the kids on her time and that is special. This is how the kids know they care about them. You can know everything but if kids know you don't care it is for not. So good on you Swiss Point Great going on a Job well done. Dad of a kid.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 17, 2010
Excellent school! I've witnessed a lot of changes over the past 6 years and I have to say that this current Administration is wonderful and are backed up by amazing teachers who really care about their students success.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2010
The PACE program for gifted & talented students has been wonderful because of the teachers - math and science in particular. Strong academics and safe environment. Would love to see the fine arts kicked back up a notch, but something is better than nothing. We've had 2 students at SPMS over the past 5 years and are very satisfied with the education provided.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
It a very dirty school with cockroackes, otherwise its ok.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 12, 2010
This has been a great school for my child and children of my friends. Very proud to be a part of this community.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2010
My oldest son has had a great time in Middle School and his brother will be attending in the fall.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
what a great school!! The teachers are so welcoming to parents. They keep the communication wide open. Thats hard to find. The staff in the office is just as great. They greet you with a smile and really enjoy being there. They care about our kids and it shows. I feel good about my childs safety there as well. The teachers care about the childrens grades and go all out to make sure they get the help they need.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
Wonderful teachers who really care about the students! Wonderful advanced program, that really challenges the students!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 09, 2010
I love working at Switzerland Point. The students are wonderful! You cannot beat the support teachers get from parents and administration! Swiss Pt is the BEST!!!

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2010
Great teachers and administration. Communication between faculty and parents is outstanding. The faculty and administration really care about our kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
Wonderful opportunities for children to grow academically, socially, and personally!

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2010
They provide an excellent academic program that fits well with my childrens learning styles and abilities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
My son started at SPMS this year in 6th grade in the Pre AP program. He was very nervous about it but he loves it! He thinks Middle School is 'way better than elemetary school'!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
I have been in the school system for over 12 years and this is the best school that I have seen as far as how the students and staff are treated. We truly are a family!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
Great teachers and administration with a high level of parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
excellent teachers, lots of volunteer opportunities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
Switzerland Point Middle school is the best because the principle and faculty put the kids first! Awesome school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
The teachers are amazing and always go the extra mile to help out!

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2010
Great teachers who love teaching and care about the students; safe environment; great communication with parents

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
Great School! We love Swiss Point Middle! The Best!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
Great faculty! The literacy coach is very creative and pushes the extra mile to come up with ways to teach.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2010
I have total confidence in SPMS giving my kid the best learning environment possible in these critical 'middle years', the teachers are passionate and caring, great communication all the time. The staff always keep an watching eye on kids, they call me whenever there's anything unusual about my kid, I trust them and feel thankful in my heart.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
The teachers are very dedicated and caring towards the students. They provide the best education possible.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2010
The best principal, I've ever experienced in the best County I've ever been apart of. Very good in taking care of all needs and making sure teachers and students have proper resources to do what's asked of them.

- submitted by a teacher
May 07, 2010
My daughter loves the school, especially the teachers. She is enthusiastic and does well academically, all A student. Great School to send the kid to.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
Teachers are very dedicated to helping the students not only in academics but with peer pressure situations...

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
It is a safe school that provides an excellent education for our children. Our teachers and school administrators are exceptional in that they take pride in all that they.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
It's a great school with an excellent faculty and staff!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
Awesome teachers with great parents supporting their kids!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2010
It is a safe learning environment with a solid and challenging curriculum.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
I have two children at SPMS and one that will be there in the fall of 2011. SPMS has always provided open communication with the teachers and administration and creates an atmospere of genuine caring and motivation to promote learning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
Switzerland Point Middle School has put a program into place called Pre-AP to help students better prepare for high school AP and IB programs. The program has been a huge success for our children.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2010
Switzerland Point has wonderful teachers that care about their students!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2010
The teachers are amazing, the administration truly cares for its student body as well as teachers and the maintenence staff keeps it spic and span!

- submitted by a teacher
May 05, 2010
This school is fabulous. Parents, teachers , administrators and the community working together for the best interest of the students. Winning $20,000 would make a dramatic impact to combat severe budget cuts.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2010
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- submitted by a student
October 20, 2009
The teachers are great and really helpful. I love my school so much. GO MR.COLE :)

- submitted by a student
June 03, 2009
Very nice teaching staff, and great support.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 10, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 31, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
December 05, 2007
I am in 7th and have attended this school for 2 years. it is so cool b/c there is so many extra cericular activites to join.... I am also on NJHS and it is a great experience

- submitted by a student
October 29, 2007
I love this school. The staff is great, the principal is great, and the students are great. I have had many great times at SPMS, and I definitely wish I could live the rest of my school years here. I feel a closeness with my teachers that I haven't felt anywhere else. Our principal makes people feel like they are worth something, and everyone appreciates that.

- submitted by a student
October 11, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 05, 2007
i think that this school is huge and the teachers push and push and push and make kids feel like there not good enough i just wish that the new school will be better. A lot better.

- submitted by a student
May 30, 2007
Good school, new principal seems good, but over crowded as all St Johns County schools. I'm not completely satisfied with ESE program. I think there should be more for the school and district. More staff, programs, funding for IEP and ESE students, not enough not a priority.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2007
As Florida schools go, Switzerland Point is a good one. But...we're talking about Florida schools, which, as a whole, are light years behind other states. My children moved from upstate NY and were studying things in FL that they had learned two grades earlier in NY schools. I also have found that the administration in St. Johns county schools spends more time drilling the kids prior to the FCATs than they do actually teaching. The whole FCAT process is nothing more than a false sense of security for parents and a meaningless measurement upon which the administration and school board can stand to demonstrate progress. After living here for a while, I can understand why Florida has such a high ratio of home-schooled and private school students.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2006
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- submitted by a student
July 13, 2006
This school is a great school. Because, it has strict academic qualifications but has a loving and caring atmosephere.The teachers take out time to help students with their troubles, and help the students fully under stand their troubles and help them succeed,and that is the learning enviorment you want your child to be in a caring, loving, highly academic, and safe learning envorment.That is why Switzerland point middle school is the #1 school in st.johns county, and since that is true that means... that is why Switzerland point middle school is the school that is the best for succeeding for children and for parents

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2006
Switzerland Point Middle School provides an excellent environment for learning. The teachers are, for the most part, very skilled and experienced.

- submitted by a parent
December 22, 2005
Very happy with level of parent/teacher involvement. Principle is sincerely interested in student development and understands all the changes kids in these grade levels are going through. Curriculum is very good. I do wish they offered foreign language (spanish) classes in 6th grade. School is very structured and kids know what is expected. We will be moving and I am trying to find another school with similar 'grades'.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2005
I think that this is an excellent school. My daughters have all attended school here and the faculty and administration is superior!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 22, 2003
This is a terrific school as a whole. The teachers for the most part are terrific. Most will go out of their way to ensure the students have a clear understanding of the cirriculum. With that said, there is always room for improvement. My primary concern is with the amount of nightly homework. Singularly one assignment isn't a big deal however, most nights there are assignments from multiple teachers and that causes children to be up until midnight trying to complete overnight assignments. In addition, the books are so heavy that students are required to carry upwards of 45lbs in a back pack, which is often over 50% of their body weight, which is unhealthy. My concern is grading a school based on the teaches lack of experience and education. I would rather have a teacher with a lesser degree that honestly loves his or her job. One who makes students think, challenges them and encourages their creativity (makes them want to learn) than a teacher that is burned out waiting for tenure and to every student and parent alike exhibits a threatening attitude towards the students and an overall dislike of the job that they are paid (however poorly) to do.

- submitted by a parent
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Switzerland Point Middle School
777 Greenbriar Road, Saint Johns, FL  32259
(904) 547-8650
Last modified Switzerland Point Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Switzerland Point Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 64 reviews. Top