This is the worst school my child ever attended. The academics are very poor. The students do not have homework, therefore they do not get involved in school work and learning. Most teachers do not seem to care much for the students and some teacher talked to them with lack of respect using vulgar words.
I've had 3 children attend this school and would highly recommend it. Actually all the wellington schools are A rated and I would definitely agree.
ive been going to polo park in 6th 7th and 8th grade its not what it use to be. all you have to do is stay away from the wrong crowd and you'll be fine the teachers are extremly nice and the students are really friendly
as a student at polo park middle school i can honetly say that there are no longer and gangs. the teachers are involved and understanding, the students are friendly and just love to have a good time. There are pleanty of after school activitys to keep students busy. The sports program is undiscribible. The baseball and softball are county champs. As a sixth grader and i was extremly nervous about attending a new school ( i was at panther run last year, also a great school)
I went here for 6th, 7th and 8th grade. I had the best time of my life at this school. The teachers were great and the classes were fun. I honestly miss it and wish I could go back. It such a great school and a really nice environment. BEST SCHOOL A+
I have been teaching at the school since it's inception. I must say that I honestly would not work anywhere else. Some of the reviews are very unfair and completely one sided. While most schools have it's faults, and this one not being an exception, I believe the postivies far out weigh the negatives. I personally have had nothing but excellent students and positive experiences throughout my 8 years. My advice to all is to do your homework and find out about the teacher your child has. Stay involved and demand results for your child. If youare not informed or involved you have no one to blame but yourself. Ask other parents, ask oher students and go to parent meet your teacher night. We have great teachers at Polo Park but admittedly there are not-so great teachers as well. In the end the greatest teacher for your child is YOU.
Most of the Gang stufff is gone now they starting to imporve. When I was in 6th grade there was to many gangs now there are barly any. I had some problems but if you know who to talk to your problems go away fast. The teachers there are understanding. Intesive reading has so of the best teachers ever and so dose math and history.The teachers know what they are doing and Help the syudents when need.The school is a Fabulous school, and there is only about 900 students most who are very friendly. This is a above average school.
This school has gone downhill since Mrs. Gregory left. I had one son in there with her and one in there with the new Principal Mrs. Andrews. I am not happy with this school. There are some things that are good like updating Edline everyday, but others are terrible. Think twice before moving near this school!
Quite frankly the experience that one will gain from this school is based on what kind of classes you are in and how advance you are. I personally wenthere and was ok, to put it lightly. I had reasonable teachers, although many of them were spoiled and full of themselves, although they were very nice to us. But, the only reason as to why this was was because of the fact that I was in all advance classes. Now my younger brother was in the regular system and even some remedial classes. Now his teachers were horrible to him and his fellow students, they would only threaten to send them down to ISS (In-school suspession) opposed to teaching them anything. Now on both of our ends we agree that the Assistants principals are horrible, they do not want to actually work. So overall this school is definetly not the best choice.
I'm a current 8th grade student at Polo Park. People in my opinon either love it or hate it. It basically depends what 'crowd' you are in. Some of the teachers are caring, attentive, and respectful. The lunch system is horrible. We have to wait 30 minutes to buy a totally piece of pizza and then have 10 minutes to eat. Yes, this school is full of all types of crowds.
The teacher dont care about the students, dont do anything to help them, and the very few extracurricular activities are very poor made. This is school is in need of new staff and especially a new Principal. The dicipline is also applied excesivly in the cafeteria, but none is applied outside the cafe. Fights occur frequently. The only thing that i did like about Polo was my 8th Grade science teacher and dismisall bell.
As a graduating student of Polo Park Middle School, I have come to realize that Polo Park does not deserve it's A raiting. With an exception of about two teachers, all of the staff are grumpy and unfreindly towards the students. There are no locker spaces for students, and hallways are overcrowded. Classes are spaced out, and it takes more than the 5 minutes they give us to change between classes. They provide little to no after school activites. And buses are nightmares to deal with. I strongly suggest you do not send your outstanding child to Polo Park.
Polo Park is a great school. There are problems in buses for every school. I take my child to school or have a friend take him. The math teachers are excellent. I highly recommend this school. If your child wants to learn, he/she will. Feel confident to send your child to Polo Park.
I must say I am very disappointed in this 'A' rated school. I would call on other parents to spend time at this school. The principal will pacify you but nothing will be solved. There are some great teachers here. Unfortunately, not enough to help my child. This school, only a small amount, has a gang influence. Walk around and see for yourself.
My son is now finishing his 8th grade year. He has been there since 6th grade. He has done well at Polo. My daughter loves this school and has excelled academically and so has my son. I rate the new principal an A plus. Great job, Ms. Andrews!
This is my son's 1st year at polo park. There has been nothing but bullying. He will not be going back for 7th and 8th grade.I am very disappointed at our school system. I thought wellington had the best but all we have is teachers that don't care and spoiled over indulged kids
Our daughter attended Polo Park Middle School Gifted Program and has gone on to be accepted into the prestigous Dreyfoos School of the Arts Program. Her experience at Polo Park was excellent. She had a passion for learning, loved the environment, and looked forward to going to school everyday. The principal was extremely positive and caring and her teachers were all highly qualified and attentive. As for problems on the bus and/or with behavior of some students, that is found everywhere, and is a good opportunity to teach your children how to focus on what counts in the midst of any chaos they may face in life and a great way for them to develop the tools they will need to navigate through life. ;-) Polo Park Middle School is as special as we thought it was, and the reason why we moved to Wellington from New York.
I've gone to this school for three years and I'm not satisfied. Our new principle is great but 8th graders and 6th graders don't get a rewarding field trip.
Polo Park has been a bad experience. I have been a school volunteer and room parent for 10 years and in my opinion 99% of the teachers and staff little or nothing about their students and their academic progress at Polo Park. I love schools but not Polo Park.
I think that the school is great its just the overcrowding and the behavioral problems on the bus the bus is like a zoo! If you send you child to this school I highly dont recommend the bus.
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