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6-8
Public
Southwest Ranches, FL
Students enrolled: 1,479
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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18300 Sheridan Street
Southwest Ranches, FL 33331

(754) 323-4300
(754) 323-4385
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August 14, 2014
Number one school!!! My daughter just graduated from eighth grade and did great. The teachers are wonderful and very bright. They are strict and the security is awesome Thank you guys for all three years. Now I have am eighth grader and she us excited to start. That makes me so happy cause she enjoys all her teachers and new friends. Thank you to all teachers and principal and assistant principal and everyone at Silver Trail Middle.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2014
I just recently graduated from Silver Trail and it is a well controlled school. The principal is always there wondering the halls, giving secret visits, ETC. There are vice principals for every grade. There is little to no bullying.The guidance counselors are very helpful. It is strict on ID policy. The school is a very safe environment, example, there was a bomb threat an they evacuated immediately and passed out waters because of the heat. Overall the school is incredible. I recommend it for parents who are looking for a good school.

- submitted by a community member
April 30, 2014
Some teachers are horrible. Especially the algebra and Gem math teachers. The algebra teacher simply did not teacher the material. Some of the administrative staff don't care about giving the children a good foundation in certain subjects. Overall, very unhappy with this school.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2014
This school is terrible. I'm from new York and my daughter was in accelerated math. I moved to this school and was put in their 7th grade accelerated math, but the things they're teaching right now in STMS are things that the sixth grade regular math in the old school were learning. The teachers aren't too great either. My daughter is very unhappy with this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
We have had a truly wonderful experience at this school. Quite different from the previous school attended by our children. Other families that I brought to the school have also had a positive experience. Kudos to the Administration, parents, teachers, staff and students.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2013
Silver Trail Middle School is the best! My oldest boy graduated from there two years ago and my youngest is in his last year there. Both have expressed having positive experiences. We as parents have found this to be true as well.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2013
I agree with the 5/17/13 review. Based on our experience, there are instructors that have good teaching skills and listen to student and parent needs when they are raised. However, there are still many instructors that, when approached or questioned about their teaching methods or response to students who respectfully question why something is done, react in a very defensive and negative manner. This negative response is to both the parent and student. To the parents, as in our case, they simply defend why they do what they do without even considering possible alternatives simply because...."THEY ARE THE TEACHER!" I'm sorry, but that just simply is not a good enough response. The position of the faculty is that they are open-minded and willing to work with students and parents to make learning and overall school experience a positive one but when those faculty members that are not meeting this goal are actually challenged to meet this expectation, there responses are very disappointing. Therefore, these instructors (who have developed a poor reputation amongst students and parents) continue to remain less than average because of their stubborness to keep an open mind.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2013
the school is exellent, very strict and the teachers very well qualified. they encourage students always to do extra curricular work to maximise their potential.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2013
I have had 2 kids in this school. My daughter is extremely bright & well behaved. She has an an okay experience, however she has never had anyone in the school help her meet her fullest potential. My son on the other hand is equally bright, but has required more attention & has hated his experience in this school. We have raised a child with leadership traits & not the type of child to sit quietly if he feels he is being mistreated by children or staff. He is finishing the year feeling that he has been bullied by kids & staff. The staff lacks common sense and/or the resources to deal with children as individuals. Their intrepretation of policies have also made us feel as if they are pro-bully. So if your child is not a drone that will always fall in line, this may not be the right school for you.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2012
My son is in 8th grade and has been going to Silver Trails since 6th grade. I honestly dont think his teachers care. They constantly lose his work. They mark him unexcused when I am one to call first thing in the morning when my kids are sick. The school needs a new staff or something. Not happy at all.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2012
Let me first say that there are some really great teachers at this school, the environment is safe, and the kids are generally friendly & courteous. However, the Principal overemphasizes the school grade, to the point that EVERY student is required to take Reading & Research all 3 years. In 6th grade, this class was almost entirely FCAT prep worksheets. In 7th grade they did a research paper & read an award-winning book, but now (in the 2nd quarter) my son is back to doing boring FCAT prep worksheets. He's a level 5 reader & I really think he would have gotten a lot more out of a 2nd elective. His PE class was focused almost entirely on workouts rather than learning to play a sport he might actually be tempted to pursue outside of school. School moral is poor. There are not a lot of activities to get the kids or parents involved and excited. When there are, my son often has too much homework to attend. He does hours of homework most nights. The math department is excellent, though of course there is always homework in math. It could be a great school if they would concentrate a little more on enrichment programs and less on covering the basics for the umpteenth millionth time.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2012
I went to Silver Trail all three years, and I can honestly say they provided a safe atmosphere, with some fun loving & caring staff members. If you are looking into this school and you are a parent, I would recommend this school. There are no fights, no out of control students, none of that. Almost all of the students remember that they are in a school and act respectfully. The teachers are very easy to come to and really try to resolve issues! I can say I had a good experience going to Silver Trail and they really prepared me for high school. I think Mr. Lewis, Ms. Tchir, & Mr. Eichenbaum are wonderful teachers that have taught me things that I feel I will use outside the classroom. Ms. Raden, & Ms. Negron are wonderful! There are some staff members that I feel the school should get rid of, but other than that it is a wonderful school! (:

- submitted by a community member
December 11, 2011
My daughters first year in middle school - was very nervous but now so happy with STMS. The principle is visible, open and friendly at the school not just behind a desk. The school is beautiful and clean, involved with local and nation programs like adopting a Wing in Iraq to send supplies to. My daughters says it best... this school ROCKS!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 05, 2011
I am a former student at Silver Trail, and a current student at a local Charter school. In my new school, tons of kids make fun of me, whether its the way I look, the way I act, or my opinion on general interests like music. But at Silver Trail, nobody made me feel left out in anything. My seventh grade year at Silver Trail was one of the best school years of my life! Everyone was okay with who I am and nobody judged me. I made awesome friends and had great classes (good enough to get me straight A's for the first time). If you have the choice of schools for your child, please pick STMS. I know I want to go back there instead of staying where I am now.

- submitted by a community member
January 27, 2011
My daughter is continuously being harassed by a girl in school. the girl's mother is a teacher, and she things is ok to harass my child everyday. I left a message with the guidance counselor, I've spoken to her in the past and she is very nice. I hope she can rectify this problem ASAP. The girl even put water on my daughter's lunch, so she couldn't eat it!!

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2010
I love this school soo much but there is this one girl who keeps threatening me the 6th grade administrator would only suspend her for short periods of time then she moved away and now she is moving back to silver trail again for 7th personally i think she should be expelled for her threats and all of the trouble she caused at this school she not only bullies me she bullies other children and does not listen to anyone not even the principal of the school. P.S. the girls name is Kaitlyn Snow and the

- submitted by a community member
February 24, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 29, 2010
It seems that Silver Trail Middle Schools policy on bullying is overlooked. My son along with other kids are being bullied and seems as if the principal for the 6th grade looks the other way or turns it around. So much for a no-tolerance school policy. The same child that bullied my son has bullied others with just a verbal caution. Not acceptable

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 16, 2009
I think the school i strict but it keeps the kids in line. Also the teachers care about the students.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
June 12, 2009
Yeah this school is strict but its awesome! All the teachers know what they are doing and are really nice. All my friends and I love this school!

- submitted by a student
May 12, 2009
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February 23, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 18, 2009
this school is a lot stricter than expected i just got here from elementary and wow its strict i mean chewing gum gets u a detention and they don't let u do anything but it is still a nice school i give it a 3

- submitted by a student
November 22, 2008
This is a great school. My son was transfered at the end of the last school year because of problems with bullying at a supposedly 'A' school nearby. This school is like a miracle for him, he feels safe, he is learning, his behavior is outstanding and his grades are all A and B. Good job Silver Trail.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2008
this is the best school ever! my daughter is in 6 th grade and I got scared at first just like every parent but they made me feel right at home!

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2008
So far so good. I just enrolled my son in this school in January. I feel that this is an excellent school. Great environment for students. The teachers are great and seem to really care about the students. Communication is the key. The students seem to all get along and the no fighting/bullying tolerance is Great. This should be enforced at all of our schools. Great Job Silver Trail

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2007
This middle have goten stricter. The New Homework policy, where they don't accept Zeros isn't so good. Why? Because basically If you don't do your homework you end up getting a pre-detention and if this contines on, you end up getting a detention and we all make mistake, However it could just be the teacher. The school doesn't seem safe to me, there still bad eggs out there.

- submitted by a student
September 01, 2007
This middle school should be the model for all others. The principal is excellent, the teachers really care,and parents are always welcome to participate. All students can excel in this school. There are programs for every interest and level of learning.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2007
Overall, this school is excellent, starting with the principal's leadership and zero tolerance policy. Very safe environment. As with any school, some teachers are excellent, while others are just okay. This school does an excellent job with transitioning young children from elementary school and helping them become independent and responsible young adults. There will always be bad apples, but the majority of the kids are exemplary.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
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June 17, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
June 14, 2006
Good School with excellent use of technology. However some students are not learning as much because the teachers cannot keep control of other students. This school has new and current textbooks available - 2 sets which is very convienient.

- submitted by a student
March 09, 2006
Great schools. Principals care, teachers care, and it is a very safe environment. Highly reccomended.

- submitted by a former student
November 05, 2005
Efficient, professional staff, exceptional curriculum. Well organized and very safe!

- submitted by a parent
October 02, 2005
Very oraganized good school. Small class sizes. Very few disturbances, principal runs school well.

- submitted by a former student
September 23, 2005
Silver Trail Middle School is an extremely good school, which balances just about every aspect your child deserevs to learn in a well-structured, clean, environment. Thanks to drastic changes made in the 04-05 year, Mr. Jones [who has since gone to work at Perry Middle], and the principal/staff cleaned up Silver Trail dramatically. Crime/fights have significantly lowered, test scores have improved, and the sense of pride and dignity you feel when you enter and leave 8th grade is great. Besides being an 'A' school, this school really makes you feel like home. The environment is clean, safe, and disciplines your child while allowing them to have a sense of freedom as well, to be open to new decisions and choices. The teacher's are great, and the school provides plenty of programs. The PTA is also extremely good. Overall, STMS is a safe, well-structured, 'A' school which your child will enjoy.

- submitted by a former student
September 09, 2005
Very good school that emphasises discipline a lot! it is pretty hard to join the sports teams considering that there are so many students. Just a shout out to my teacher mr. Keough, who helped me with his cb's to get a perfect score on the reading fcat!

- submitted by a student
no rating August 19, 2005
Very disappointed ... pulled my son out and put him into a private school. No communication from teachers ... call on last day of grading period that he was failing, after I'd asked the teachers to communicate with me as a caring parent. Pretty environment, terrible academics. In the private school my son is now learning what he should have learned 3 years ago! Postive comment: band is awesome!

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
Two MAJOR changes at this school since 2004: 1)New principal 2)school population,decreased to 1600 students after a boundary change. 'Band Rules'here, starting in 6th grade. Several electives have disappeared, including Chorus. Currently students' only chance at Art is for 1/2 year in 7th grade. There are a good number of extracurriculars. The downside - lots of students try out for way too few slots. Many high-achieving students come here from the 3 feeder elementaries. Basic academics are pretty solid and school has some very hard-working teachers. But there is no advisory system and little staff guidance for most students. Parent involvement is given lip service, but input seems less welcome under current admin., and many phone calls aren't returned. Written communications TO parents has started to improve. Building is one-story, eliminating stairway-type discipline problems. Overall security is good. No lockers and no rolling backpacks mean students carry heavy loads daily.

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2005
Good school...To overcrowed

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June 26, 2005
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March 31, 2005
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March 16, 2005
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October 13, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2004
I'm very impressed with this school, it just seems to be getting better and better. There is a new principle now, he seems very promising according to his reputation. I am very happy with this school.

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May 18, 2004
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May 03, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2004
6th graders have to be in portables. School is overcrowded and now will send a large part of the students to another old school which consists of portable only. I am very unhappy because I made a decision to move to an area that belongs to Silver Trails and they failed to tell me that my son would have to go to the OO Middle for the following year. On another hand, I have never seen a school before that lacks on physical education and sports. I am still not sure about what is the objective/mission of this school. They seem too concerned about FCAT and not concerned about education and improving the level of learning at school.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2004
My daughter has been attending Silver Trail since 6th grade. She is now in 8th grade, she belongs to the Junior Honor Society, has a grade average of 3.89, and her and I love Silver Trail! She attended very expensive private schools from kindergarten to 5th grade and there is no doubt in my mind that Silver Trail is far superior than any of the private schools that she attended.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 07, 2004
My son just started 6th grade, I was very worried about the transition into middle school. He has Tourette Syndrome and I was worried that the kids would be picking on him alot. He hasn't complained at all about problems with the kids. The staff has been great, he's in the GEM math class and doing really well. He got a's and b's on his first report care and has lots of friends. He really likes it there, he comes home in a good mood and when he talks about school, he sounds excited (he never admits to liking school at all). He loves his teachers and so do we, they are very caring and understanding and work to help and get to know the children. I was going to send him to private school, but I'm glad I didn't. He's doing great, we are happy and so are we. I would recommend this school to anyone thinking about moving into the area, and I was really concerned, I grew up in a small town with small schools but they manage to teach our children even with the unfortunate overcrowding we have (the price we pay to live here and I wouldn't live anywhere else!)

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2003
My child enjoys attending this school. Sure we would appreciate smaller class sizes but our over-populated community doesn't allow it. I think the FCAT scores reflect how well the teachers perform. We are an 'A' rated school. I'm a proud parent of a SilverTrail student.

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2003
This is a fantastic school! My daughter is in the 8th grade and not only does she learn, she also has fun! I resent the below average grade the teachers recieved, how can you explain the above average scores on the FCAT this year and last year?

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
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- submitted by a teacher
August 07, 2003
My son attended Silver trail Middle school two years ago. For us as well as our son it was the worst school he has ever attended, in fact when it was time for High School, We decided to enroll our son in a private school, due to the quality and bad experience he had at this school.

- submitted by a parent
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Silver Trail Middle School
18300 Sheridan Street, Southwest Ranches, FL  33331
(754) 323-4300
Last modified Silver Trail 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.
Silver Trail Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 58 reviews. Top