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St. Petersburg, FL
Students enrolled: 917

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2151 62nd Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33712

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(727) 724-1442
(727) 893-1181
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October 20, 2014
Hello, I attend this school and I am in the Gifted Program. I am also in 7th grade. To be honest, the traditional students are disrespectful and rude. I believe all of the traditional students have potential, but their parents don't push their education. The Gifted and Magnet programs have some people that are a little like that, but their parents PUSH their education. In other words, I believe that this school is a good school to come to if your child is smart and is not in the traditional program.

- submitted by a community member

June 10, 2014
Bay Point Middle School is a good school. However there are some students who believe that Magnet is a Status that makes them better than Regular school students. Magnet should not be used to promote discrimination. We've had enough of that!. My granddaughter is in regular school and she loves her teachers. My children went to Bay Point Middle before there was Magnet and at the beginning of Magnet and they excelled. So I believe that whether you are in Magnet or Regular school and want to succeed you can do it. I believe there are some disruptive students and since the majority of the students are in Regular school that is generally where the minority disruptive students are found. I hope the Regular school student's DO NOT let a few disruptive students bring them down. Magnet is a name and does not define who a student is or their character. I hope that one day this school will not be split but accompany the needs of all students the same; same books, same teaching, and same opportunities.

- submitted by a community member

June 09, 2014
I am very disappointed with some of the comments listed below. My son was a 6th grader who is going to the 7th grade. He has made the honor roll and continue to progress. I am so sick and tried of trying to convince people that Bay Point is not a bad school. The six grades are in there own wing and as long as you a good parent who communicate with the teachers and staff the school is great. I don't have any complains about the school my son has enjoy his experience and looks forward to returning to school in the fall. If all the people in the neighbor send their kids to this school it would be a great school and help the rating. Most of the people own their home in the area which says a lot. The kids in the non magnet program are good kids as well. STOP putting them down!!!

- submitted by a parent

January 12, 2014
I'm a student at Bay Point and i'm only in 7th grade and I'm in the magnet program. The traditional students can sure improve. I can tell the students don't even try. But the magnet students try very hard. We care about our grades, about each other and our feelings and if it wasn't for the Magnet program, this school would suck. It's so much fun coming every day and enjoying my day with all my friends and we all get along. The teachers are very reasonable and nice. They give out a decent amount of homework and they're cool. I would totally recommend the Magnet program not the traditional side of the school. Everything is so out of control in traditional. But Magnet students don't really hang out with much traditional students. Magnet is a great program with great people. The parent's don't understand how it really is. They should spend a week at the school and see how much fun we have and how much we learn. I love it and I'm really going to hate leaving next year. It's an amazing school despite most of the students, but I would really recommend the Magnet program. I just love it so much and I wouldn't switch schools.

- submitted by a community member

November 18, 2013
I would never send my child to this school. Bay Point has *some* dedicated teachers who love the students, but even they are exhausted and beat down by the administration. The student population is disrespectful and they lack any home training. Some of them can be helped, but teachers are forced to be baby sitters for the most disrespectful students and an administration that treats the teachers like servants. If parents can, I would avoid this school at all costs, and since I work here, it truly pains me to say this. I love some of the students. I love some of the teachers. It could be a great place, but the disrespectful actions of some administrators rob the teachers out of any desire to teach. Most of my peers are all looking to transfer to other schools. I almost quit today!

- submitted by a teacher

August 16, 2013
I had a child attend this school and I must say although the new principal is tough, his presence has turned this school around for the better. There were less issues than in the past and a more positive spirit at the school. If he is allowed to remain there over time, I am confident that BP Middle can turn around and become one of the better Middle schools on the Southside.

- submitted by a parent

March 03, 2012
The magnet program kids have a lot of control and are smart but the traditional kids are so ignorant. They have no self control and discipline from the principal

- submitted by a community member

February 17, 2012
The school is out of control as far as discipline is concerned. There do not seem to be consequences of any value for negative behaviors. Some of the teachers do not have accountability of the students in their classes and the students get away with ridiculous behaviors that create situations that are so disruptive to education, that it seems next to impossible that anyone can learn there. What a disservice to those few students who may actually want an education.What are the policy makers in administration trying to do to fix the repetitive negative behaviors? Very troubling when I think these kids are our future.

- submitted by a community member

February 06, 2012
I'm a student at bay point middle school and its honestly like every other school. the magnet program is great. traditional.. sure, it could improve, but to all the parents who are bashing it, YOU go for a day and see how it is. honestly. No, its not the best school. But what school in pinellas county is the best? okay, so you send your child to Thurgood Marshall, there is more kids doing weed there then any other school. or what about kids getting caught for giving bj's in the bathroom? And that's an EXCELLENT school? No, you don't have to fall in love with Bay Point Middle, but until you have cherished the moments there and gone to school there.. do not judge.

- submitted by a community member

September 15, 2011
A student was assulted at the school recently. The child who assulted the other student has a history of this. The only thing being done is a 3 day supension. This does not set a good example and is my opinon is not acceptable.

- submitted by a community member

April 27, 2010
Excellent and rigorous academic program in the magnet school. I have taught private school and we have many friends who attend private schools. This curriculum and overall academics far exceed that of the private schools. Low teacher student ratio and great advanced Science and Math program! Good communication with all teachers.

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2009
Stop trashing on this school. I cannot take it anymore. I have more experience than most of you. I can say for myself that this school would be shut down if it weren't great. All of the other pinellas county schools are being shut down. Bay Point isn't. Shouldn't that say something? Get real. All you parents out there, go for a day. You'll understand. I will never regret going there. The previus comment pretty much said it all. please, stop this nonsense now.

- submitted by a student

February 23, 2009
I agree with the previous comment. The school needs to be fixed. It is a nightmare! Students who misbehave have minor, if any, consequences. The teachers are drained because there is only so much they can do, and the students are tired of it. The school needs accountability so students don't fall through the cracks and get distracted from all the behavior problems. The poor, well behaved students, have a right to an education too, why should they be in the shadow of the misbehaving students? Also, if some students see others getting away with causing trouble, they might too. BPMS needs better structure and discipline. It is a madhouse!

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2009
I go to school to bay point middle school and I am in the magnet program. The magnet program is well behaved and a good envoirment. But i have to say i witness alot of fights there are at least 2 fights a day. I do not think the principal is doing her job and should disiplane for severly. If someone fights they get maybe a couple of days of suspention. I would not recommend anyone going to this school until the principal is better and they take fighting more seriously!

- submitted by a student
no rating
December 22, 2008
There are plenty of great schools in Pinellas, but after several tours and talking to many parents, this was the school that my son wanted and we did too! We barely made it to the hallway and he just knew this was the one for him (even though most of his friends from elem. were going a different route. Three year later, and a daughter now in 6th grade, I can say from experience that BPMS is a jewel in south county. Parents need to also remember that what you put into a school is what you get out of it. Middle school is a huge adjustment and good peers are an important part of doing well. My kids have met great friends. Although the state letter grade isn't the end all to end all, B.P. M.S. has earned an 'A' for 8 years in families. WOW!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 21, 2008
i feel that the teachers have no control over the students the students their run wild and no disaplen is getting done their

- submitted by a parent

September 03, 2008
This school is the best school ever plus it's a grade A school and we learn alot ever day and make alot of frinds to relie on

- submitted by a student

August 25, 2008
it is so cool there because the chool has a great enviroment and there is a magnet program so that is awesome

- submitted by a student

August 24, 2008
i love this school(: it's so much funn and all the teachers are really kewl. =]

- submitted by a student
no rating
March 21, 2008
Lack of discipline at this school. My daughter is in the magnet program. From what my daughter observed, too much fighting and bullying that stems from the traditional students. They need to make this an all magnet school if they want to attract more students. I would not highly recommend this school. My advice: Look elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent

March 10, 2008
My son is in the magnet program. The teachers really care and my son is learning things I didn't learn until high school. But there seems to be an attitude of US (magnet) vs. THEM (tradidional). That's what I don't like.

- submitted by a parent

February 28, 2008
I have a child at this school. Poor communication between adminstration and parents. Too much violence.

- submitted by a parent

November 17, 2006
Bay Point Middle School has some excellent teachers in both the regular classes and the magnet program. Unfortunately, the teachers for the regular classes have to put up with several 'referral' students who are rude, starts fights and have 'don't care attitudes.' My daughter was in the regular classes for two terms and finally got a spot in the magnet program. The classes in the magnet program have a smaller ratio: teacher/student. Also, the students in magnet program are more behaved, organized and well mannered.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 15, 2006
My son attended the Science and Technology program in his 8th grade year. I was impressed with his teachers, who were very experienced and knowledgeable. The one drawback was that my son frequently witnessed fights.

- submitted by a parent

February 07, 2006
My son is in the magnet program. I have found the teachers to be very good at the school. However, it's a commitment to attend this school as we live a distance. It means my son can't participate in other activities. However, he has taken all advanced courses and has done very well.

- submitted by a parent

January 23, 2006
The academic program here is wonderful and they really work to keep the students on task. They have several extracirricular activities and music classes available and they encourage the students to participate in both. The faculty cares about making sure the students have the resources they need and overall there is a positive attitude and good parent communication.

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2005
I love this school the teachers are so nice the enviroment is good I just love it.

- submitted by a student
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Bay Point Middle School
2151 62nd Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL  33712
(727) 724-1442
Last modified Bay Point Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bay Point Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top