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6-8
Public district
Sanford, FL
Students enrolled: 1,500
 

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1700 South French Avenue
Sanford, FL 32771

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(407) 320-6150
(407) 320-6265
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March 10, 2015
The students that are from India and or from Asia have taken over the gifted program and the stem program. (See photos at the school website of the robotics team, chess team, math team etc). Too many staff members have given up on educating the students that live in-zone (a historically African American neighborhood), but they are very good about holiday food drives for them and providing free school supplies and back packs for the in-zone kids. At Sanford Middle students get away with violence against other students, reason being that the administration does not want an "official" record of violence at the school (due to the numbers that would have to reported to the school district). If your child is gifted and talented and you happen to live out of zone and If you are not from India and or Asia, consider sending your child to the gifted program at the school you are zoned for - you may not want to have your child travel far every day to attend this school (unless of course you happen to be from India and or you are Asian and then your child will probably fit right in).

- submitted by a parent
February 04, 2015
Challenging curriculum, exciting electives, teachers who care, Sanford Middle has it all. My son is in the magnet/pre Ib program and is loving it. We are zoned for a great middle school but so glad we chose SMS!

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2014
We are zoned for Markham middle but were lucky enough to be selected to attend Sanford. I am very impressed with the teaching staff. The IB program is exceptional. The teachers are very knowledgeable and passionate about the subjects they teach. I can see this through my son's eagerness to attend school. The teachers make the subjects interesting and fun. My son has learned so much in less than a year. I'm very impressed with the courses offered

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2013
This is a wonderful school for kids that have prospects in life. Especially the I. B Program. If a child want to become great in life, this is the starting point. Parents are also involved in d school activities. The teachers are amazing! They prepare kids for the real world and encouraes them to stay focus. Sometimes I think its too much for them but with Parents support and encouragement they always come out the best. You will never regret SMS. They have a Great Team.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2013
I am a student of SMS. This is really a great school especially the programes ,It looks too much for us student some times but the teachers make it fun for us and with the encouragement of our parents and all the staff of SMS we always succeed . I would like to thank the government, the principal and all staff of SMS for the support in providing school supplies, books and quality teachers and encouraging school enviroment to beautify our life's for this beautiful nation.

- submitted by a community member
November 14, 2012
I am a student here at sanford middle and despite being in an uncomfortable neighborhood, its a great school. their science electives are great, i have had 3 high school courses, and the teachers are great (99% of the time) my only problem is the deans are too worried about catching bad kids that they sometimes will make false accusations against innocent ones but it normally turns out fine in the end but it should not worry you. this school should definitely stand out if your in seminole county. mellenium milwee and south seminole may be great but sanford is the best.

- submitted by a community member
September 07, 2011
Awesome school, great programs! The teachers really want the students to succeed, and work with them! I had a lot of fun when i was there, and i learned a lot more then i would have at another school.

- submitted by a community member
May 23, 2011
This is an excellent school with rigorous programs. Excellent teachers and very good web based communication tools like black board which includes course information, homework help, course materials in various formats like power point, various web links etc. My 6th grade daughter, with little motivation, works on her own. The entire school management rewards students frequently on quarterly basis to motivate achieving students to do even better. Great pre-IB programs and useful real life electives. I rate this school A+ !

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2011
As the parents of a 6th grader in the Pre-IB program we are very pleased with the quality of the education that he is receiving as well as the educators at this school. The workload can be challenging but managed correctly our son has been able to achieve a 4.0 including such wonderful electives as Marine Biology, Aeronautics, Spanish, Golf as well as the additional advanced requirements. If your child is willing to put in the hard work, the rewards and preparation for the future are like no other middle school in the county. Incredible teachers that comunicate on a weekly basis with the parents to insure the success of the student. As parents what else could we ask for?

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 18, 2009
my child shool is best it prepares for future they have small class where the teachers can help her with her work when need extra help one on help and it's the most careing teachers principal and staffs

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July 28, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2009
The school is amazing! My son is in Pre IB and has had the opportunity to take Pre-Med, Engineering, Biotech to name a few in his 6th grade year! Next year he hopes to take Aeronautics and advanced courses in Medicine and engineering. If more schools were like SMS- we would have an amazing impact on future leaders! Mark Russi and his team do a great job! We are getting a Private school education without the cost- but wait- what Private School in Semionle County has Pre Med, Pre Vet, Biotech or engineering?? None I know of. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

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April 10, 2009
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February 22, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2009
The school is wonderfull. I go there and all of my teachers are wonderfull. Everyone is so loving and carring, I wouldent wa nt to go anywhere else.

- submitted by a student
November 16, 2008
Its a great and excelent school the people are more respectful and not much fights i enjoy the chorus and it has fine art.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2008
There are some administors that take their job a little to seriously. They need to give their students their personal space. Also there are so teachers that have a little bit of a temper over little things that dont matter. Not saying that education isn't important but there are somethings that won't really effect your life or educaton. This is my last year here at Sanford Middle.I am in all Pre-IBclasses,I do take my work seriously. We also need to have more fundrasiers. Ithink it will help the school alot. Considering that we have students that need tutorial and can't go because of the activity buses being stopped. This will cause student to fall behind because the are stuck in a certain area of difficulty. We also need the teams back.Since the teachers cant talk among themselves.They end up giving us test and big projects due the same day.

- submitted by a student
August 09, 2007
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- submitted by a student
November 10, 2006
My son attended Sanford Middle for 3 years and loved it there. He had a difficult time adjusting initially, but got a lot of support from his teachers, his Guidance Counselor and Mrs. Henry. Communication was really good and I felt like my son got the support he needed for SLD. Last year the Guidance Dept secretaries either ignored me or were really rude. That sets a bad tone for the school, but when you get past them, it's not bad.

- submitted by a parent
October 06, 2006
This is my son's first year at Sanford middle school. I am very pleased with all of his teachers and the staff. He started off a little rough with his classes but thanks to the communication between teachers and parents it has gotten a lot better.

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June 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2006
My son is currently attending Sanford Middle. He has great teachers and he is very happy with the wide range of elective choices available. He is in the Pre-IB program and although it is challenging, he has earned straight A's all year. You can't ask for better than that!

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April 22, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2006
Some of the teachers on the Starblazers team aren't the typical teachers. They give too much homework, but they make the lessons stick. In Pre-IB, Mrs. McLean pushes us hard, but dude, it's Pre-IB! It's preparing us for like high school. Pre-Algerbra is a lot easier than i thought it would be, but sometimes tough in a good way.

- submitted by a student
March 07, 2006
The teachers on the Pegasus team were excellent. They promote academic success and will work with both student and parent. The staff are also wonderful. I don't know about parental involvement overall but Sanford Middle is an excellent school.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2005
My son is in his second year of the Pre-IB Program at this school. I have been pleased with several aspects of his education. The communication between parent and teacher is far superior to that which we received in New York. The school has a good band program with an instructor who was an alumna . Most of his teachers have been innovative and have stimulated my son with the joy of learning. The student population is very diverse and is more of a representation of the real world than some of the other schools in the district. All of my son's friends come from different backgrounds and ethnicities. If attending this school I would suggest putting your child into the Pre-IB program. We do not live in the area but the district busses my son to the school. The school has not dissappointed my husband or I.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2005
This is a great school. The curiculum is amazing, and the staff is very dedicated to helping students acheve a great future.

- submitted by a former student
June 10, 2005
My son enjoyed his time at Sanford Middle. He liked the variety of classes offered and he liked most of his teachers.

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2005
This school is a good math and science tach. school that really prepares children for the high school life and it really helps get them ready for the FCAT, with and ove aveage passing rate. My daughter really exceeded well academically at this school. The student to teacher ratio is very good also, with an average of 23 students to one teacher.

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2004
Sanford is a Math, Science and Technology Middle School. Students from the entire county have the opportunity to attend. They begin to accept application forms in December. SMS utilizes a lottery system to decide who is accepted to the school (other than the people who are zoned for the school). SMS offers Pre-International Baccalaureate classes with such electives as pre-aeronautics, pre-engineering, pre-vet, pre-med, pre-architecture along with many others. SMS has a flight simulator through NASA. The principal (Bill Gibson), faculty, and staff are outstanding! Support from parents and PTSA is tremendous! At last years SCCPTA dinner, SMS PTSA won many awards. Students win an abundance of awards both academically and athletically. I am so thrilled that my son has had the opportunity to attend SMS. He's now in his third year of learning to fly an airplane on the flight simulator.

- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2003
My son has really blossomed at Sanford (from an average student to 5 A's!) The band experience is great. He loves the aviation elective and now is thinking of a future in the air, where else could he 'fly planes every day?

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October 08, 2003
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Sanford Middle School
1700 South French Avenue, Sanford, FL  32771
(407) 320-6150
Last modified Sanford Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sanford Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top