This school is very well organized. Teachers and administration are family friendly and enthusiastic about students and learning. They have rewards in place to motivate students, such as "howl out" on Fridays. Both a resource and safety officer are on campus throughout each day. There is a full time dean of discipline who interacts with students on a daily basis and the administration encourages students to care about/respect other students and exercise prosocial behavior, which is just as important as academics. We have been very happy with Swift Creek.
A very well out together middle school, it is the only middle school in the Leon district an surrounding districts to have all 16 years that the Dept. Of Edu. have been giving grades and has been a very high A all 16. Swift Creek tends to score in the high 70s or low 80s when it comes to testing. Swift Creek has nothing but nice, friendly and caring faculty and staff members, it is truly one big family. Mrs. Rishell is another one of Swift Creeks many fantastical principals!!!
I have two children at Swift Creek, overall an excellent school. Great parent involvement and attentive teachers. Very safe environment, never had a concern about violence or drugs. Sports and extracurriculars are great, very pleased with Swift Creek.
Teachers at Swift Creek truly care about their students. They have gone through several administrators over the past few years, but the teacher involvement with the parents and students remain constant.
Great school. A lot of changes this year it seems. Kids are still getting a great education because the teachers really care about them. Morale is definitely down among staff and faculty.
This middle school has been A+ going on 12 years. This past year it went up in all core academic areas which include Science, Reading, Writing, and Math on state tests. It is the only middle school which teaches Creative Writing as a mandatory subject, and it has an excellent bridge to Advanced Placement program. The school is safe with a top rated SRO officer. It is in the middle of a beautiful and safe residential area.
I have been very impressed with some, but not all, of my child's teachers. Communication is "hit or miss." Some teachers don't use the internet at all, so it is impossible to get missed work that way. Some teachers don't update the parent portal regularly, so you can think your child is doing OK in a class and then find out at the last minute that he/she is not. Finally, for verbally gifted children, the so-called "bridge" classes are not challenging in content. There is a challenging AMOUNT of work, but a lot of the work in some classes is filling out worksheets. Apart from one very good writing class, my child has had no real writing assignments in the "bridge" program. If you have a child who is very verbal, take a look at other options.
I was a student at SCMS from 06-08. I honestly loved that school, it was extremely fun. Most of the teachers were nice. The enviornment was very safe, and scms was like one big family. I totally recommend this school to any middle school child. i promise you'll love it!
I'm a student at SCMS and I love it. Clean, spacious classrooms, clean lunchroom, all complete with a courtyard and the best S.R.O officer you could ask for. They truly care about students' safety and comfort. For example, there was and overload on my bus and they did everything in their power to get my stop with at least 35 kids to get their own bus to relieve the overload and it is accomplished and i feel so safe. I'm also an office aide and the office administrators are very friendly and patient especially the secratary and vice principal! We have been an A+ school for 10 consecutive years and running! And we've got the plaques to prove it!
This is truly a school that I would recommend to every parent. The administration at Swift Creek truly cares about the kids and works hard to see that every child succeeds.
I'm a student at swift creek middle school and i want to say that swift creek is an awesome school and that the teachers there are really caring and they do not let you down but it is one thing that they need to change i think that we should have 5 minutes in between classes
Great A school with good teachers.It has great atheletics and an even better FCA program.
Good school with caring, well-trained teachers. Principal's leadership is ineffectual because of a lack of connection with the realities of campus culture, which weakens the sense of school unity. However, grade level teams are very cohesive in 6th and 7th grade, and teachers try to be 'on the same page' in their approaches to discipline, homework, classroom management, etc. Very good Spanish teacher, excellent band program, good art and other electives.
Excellent music department as well as trained teachers and staff. Dr. Caswell, the principal, and her staff go the extra mile to provide a quality education for all students and an open door to parents.
This is a great school. Friendly Teachers, and tons of nice students.
My child is in sixth grade at Swift Creek and I have been very impressed with the teachers, administration and clerical staff. I am thrilled to have my child's ongoing grade average posted online so I can access it and help provide positive reinforcement and homework reminders when necessary. It's great to know there could be a problem in time to do something about it before the report card comes home with a low grade! The school gets an A+ in my book.
A terrific school! An 'A ' school for 5 years! Many parents only become involved when their child is in trouble academically or because of discipline. This is sad because the more involved the parent is in the school the more the child becomes involved! The 6th grade teachers, in particular, are very caring and provide not only a supportive, transitional environment, but one that makes learning fun! Kudos!
This school needs new leadership! It is a beautiful campus in a nice neighborhood. This children attending are a little unruly but again, with new leadership all would come together beautifully. One of the better Tallahassee schools.If you get the right teachers or staff to talk to when you need help, They are fantastic but you have to know.
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