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.
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.
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.
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.
Great schools. Principals care, teachers care, and it is a very safe environment. Highly reccomended.
Efficient, professional staff, exceptional curriculum. Well organized and very safe!
Very oraganized good school. Small class sizes. Very few disturbances, principal runs school well.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!)
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.
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?
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.
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