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Stuart, FL
Students enrolled: 934

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7000 Southeast Atlantic Ridge Drive
Stuart, FL 34997

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(772) 221-7100
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January 26, 2015
We have been at Anderson middle School from 2012 as of now 2015. I have two children one in 7th one in 8th. We have been pleased so far. Both children are excelling. My one daughter is in the Pre-Med Program. My son is in the IT Program. I can't say enough about the school. If you ask questions about your childs education and stay up on what is happen with your child there shouldn't be a problem. There are many after-school programs for any child. The school should get more credit. The administration is excellent . They have three fabulous principal to keep things in line. There are excellents teacher there that they to go up and beyond. You get what you put into your schooling.

- submitted by a parent

December 04, 2014
My student complains about bullying ,harassment , Racism and teachers. I know some teachers from gifted because my older son was in gifted. My son right now has always been a straight A student and is very smart. Yet they never offered him to go to gifted but he is in advanced. He says its not really advanced because there is so much students that have terrible grades and still are in advanced. Also he has SO MUCH friends and is very popular but racism affects him a little but he ignores most of it. We are Cuban. But the other day he got in a fight! Yes a fight with fists and books and belts. The other student had thrown a ball 3 times to my sons head this year. The fourth time my son knew it was racism and hatred. My son went and said fight me. The other student grabbed a book and tried to hit my son and my son threw couple punches . Then he was hit with a book in the head that's when my son pulled out his belt and started to hit the other student. After the incident my son was suspended but the other student wasn't. My son was not suspended for the belt . He was suspended for saying a bad word during the fight. That does not make sense.

- submitted by a parent

May 11, 2014
My student has complained about how the bullies and poorly behaved students rule the school and make it difficult for teachers to teach the students who want to learn. It seams that the administration gives no support to the teachers in this respect. My child has survived by just keeping quiet and doing what the teachers ask. She feels that the bad kids get all of the attention. I am looking forward to getting away from this school. Prior to AMS we had good experiences with MC schools. AMS needs a Principal who is more involved and is there for all of the students. The current principal does not seem to recognize the students that follow the rules every day.

- submitted by a parent

April 10, 2012
Like any school, there are teachers at Anderson that go above and beyond and show true concern for the children and know the importance of education. My only wish is that there were more of them. Out of 7 classes, my daughter has only one truly exceptional teacher. Most of the teachers do not update their class pages frequently and some do not even have theirs activated. If the school wants the parents to be involved, then perhaps they should make sure the teachers are updating their pages, so that we as parents are able to view the lesson material for each class. I hear a lot about bullying amongst the children with little or no intervention by the administration. Although, I believe this occurs in every school, I would like to see a more pronounced anti-bullying stance and program implemented to help prevent it. My feeling is that this school does not take it seriously.

- submitted by a parent

January 26, 2012
From a parent, Very good school, but like all schools I think you get out what you put in, so if you are prepared to work and listen and do your best then the teachers are with you all the way. Deserves a much higher rating.

- submitted by a parent

November 08, 2009
Ignore all of the ignorant remarks that people have made about this school. AMS is a great school filled with many, many after school activities and such. I know this because I'm in 8th grade here, a cheerleader here, and have gone here for three years. There are only a few fights, three at the most during the whole school year, and it honestly is a very very very safe school. No need to worry about your child's education or safety. If needed, the teachers are super super nice and helpful. You are NOT treated like a number, but as an individual student with their different needs and feelings. Also, most teachers are available for help/tutoring before and after school. In addition, there is an online grade checker called Pinnace where you can keep up with your child's grades and communicate with teachers with ease.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 07, 2009
I love it there. Feels like home to me..

- submitted by a student

July 29, 2009
im going into 8th grade and i do not like this school very much. the rules are sort of strict but not really. and even though there is a dress code that doesnt mean that there is pressure to wear things form Hollister and Abercrombie and Fitch. which are VERY exspensive. we have to wear collared shirts but if it doesnt have the right emblem on it then its not cool. (same with jackets, pants and shoes) if your worried about clothing pressures its no different here. you might as well enroll your child to a school without such a strict dresscode so that way he or she can wear his or her school clothes on the weekend too. there are also a lot of fights. it feels like your treated like a number and not like a student with feelings and opinions of your own.

- submitted by a student
no rating
July 29, 2009
Moving from the Midwest (where my child's educational experience was excellent) to S. FL, I knew nothing about the area and relied heavily upon my Realtor's advice, choosing a school I was told was A rated. False info! It is not an excellent or inspiring school. On a regular basis, my child comments upon the extremely strict and limiting school policies, dress codes, student social control, lack of meaningful after school clubs and activities and a very small variety of sports programs. As a parent, I feel the administration does not foster any kind of parent/teacher/administration interaction. Also the curriculum is not in any way a challenge. For the most part, the teachers seem to be on auto pilot and do very little to stimulate the students or encourage higher thought processes. One given, the school is beautifully new. In hindsight, Hidden Oaks in Palm City would have been much better.

- submitted by a parent

April 30, 2009
I went to this school for a year. It has very low security and there was a lot of fights. Lets just say thank god i moved.

- submitted by a student

February 24, 2009
I'm an 8th grader and have attended this school for the full three years now since it opened. Many of the teachers are amazing, nice and good at their jobs, interacting with students and making sure everyone in their class obtains a high grade but others are horrible, not caring about your grades, and writing students up left and right. I do agree that students need discipline, but this is crazy. Dr.Howard and Ms.Husander are two of our administrators and they are extremely strict and will even punish students if their shirts happen to come un-tucked. I do not recommend this school because many students would rather attend another one. Unless your child plans to kiss up to all the teachers and administrators then this is not a school for them.

- submitted by a student

February 10, 2009
I am the parent of a student that has been at Anderson Middle School since it started. I am shocked at the array of comments on this site. I am in complete agreement that the administration (read Dr Howard here) is completely incompetent. There are some excellent teachers but there are many more that are just as incompetent as Dr Howard. Gifted does not mean more work.

- submitted by a parent

December 22, 2008
My son attended Anderson for two years. The administration is out of touch with todays youth and does not want to listen to any opinions other than their own. The academics wer below standards and many of the teachers were incompetent.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 05, 2008
Great school ,But they have to strict of a dress code.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 15, 2008
Anderson Middle School is a wonderful school. My son was a D student in 5th grade and when he started at this school he became a straight A student.

- submitted by a parent

August 06, 2008
I think the dress code is great for the school it makes you look like someone and I also think the administration is wonderful.

- submitted by a parent

June 03, 2008
The majority of teachers here are wonderful, and the technology is top notch, if only the same were true for the administration, namely Dr. Howard. She rules the school like a dictatorship, her way or no way. She looks with contempt at the parents who wish to be involved in the school. This school would be much better off with someone who can lead with compassion and intelligence in a cooperative atmosphere instead of an 'It's my way or the highway' attitude. As far as extracurricular activities, there is no football team which upset some students. The students also see how unhappy the teachers are there, which I think has a direct influence on them.

- submitted by a parent

March 02, 2008
The teachers are amazing, however, I believe our administrators (namely Dr. Howard) need improvment. Our dress code is horrendous. Some of her rules are positively ridiculous. I have adored every school that I've attendend until this one.

- submitted by a student

October 03, 2007
I think this school is great. The quality of academic programs is very good. The school had many programs such as linguistics and equations. There are also after school programs that teachers have for student help. The availability for other programs is also very high. There is volleyball, soccer, basketball-girls and boys, art club, yearbook club, musical theater, chorus, National Junior Honor Society, news anchor and tech crew, and more. It also has a large amount of parents involved. I saw that almost everywhere they go they see a parent volunteer.

- submitted by a student

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Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School
7000 Southeast Atlantic Ridge Drive, Stuart, FL  34997
(772) 221-7100
Last modified Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dr. David L. Anderson Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 30 reviews. Top