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9950 Stribling Way
Wellington, FL 33414

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June 05, 2014
My daughter started here in 6th grade. We had high expectations because we loved Equestrian Trails right next door and since they're in close proximity we figured they'd be somewhat similar. What we found was teachers that didn't want to teach the first year. We dealt with it figuring MS was different from elementary. Second year, out of all of her teachers, again, one sub par teacher. 8th grade came and we truly saw a pattern. She had a science teacher showing the class baby bunnies being skinned. I had to sign a permission slip for my daughter to watch Titanic in 6th or 7th yet, this didn't warrant the same? My daughter loves animals (as do we, her parents), so, this did not sit well. This teacher is well known in the parental and fellow teaching community to be incompetent. In addition, the school is also bad with handling situations. As long as your child doesn't run into any issues here, I guess I could see how you'd consider it an okay school. Unfortunately, we had an issue. All they wanted to do was sweep it under the rug. There was no formal process at all. I wouldn't send my dog there. Hoping the incoming new Principal changes things drastically.

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May 24, 2014
Emerald Cove Middle School is a fabulous school with a rigorous education plan, intelligent teachers, and a strong Leadership Team. My concerns have always been addressed immediately by teachers, guidance counselors, the Nurse, Front Office Staff and the greatest Middle School Principal on this planet, Dr. Lucas!! I LOVE the strict zero tolerance rule at ECMS!! I LOVE their Homework Policy and that my daughter has never ever been given busy-work. Her assignments directly coincide with the class work of that day! I LOVE the safety rules on school wide events and I dearly THANK those who took the time to plan, coordinate and ensure that my daughter had the best time at her year end trip. Dr. Lucas you will be so missed, Ms. Chapman, you are AWESOME!! Deborah Cirincione

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May 23, 2014
My daughter was bullied and groped by several boys and the leadership there blamed my daughter. They didn't perform a thorough investigation, and didn't follow proper Florida Regulations. Leadership there is a joke. Most of the teachers are ill-prepared - come on, going to a hockey game for History Class? What about learning about Henry Flagler or St. Augustine/Ponce de Leon. No wonder why the kids in this school don't do well. Try teaching!

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December 13, 2012
Im in 8th grade and I hate this school. I rather be homeschooled, I told the guidance counselor I dont feel comfortable in a class and the teacher is absolutely rude ( I basically get bullied by the teacher ) and all guidance counselor does is say you will get through it. They don't help at all. If it wasnt for couple more months of school, I would of been homeschooled. A teacher I have is absolutely rude and picks on me even the whole class knows and they won't put me out. I can't wait to go to highschool so I can get out if this nightmare. I would not refer this school to anybody.

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October 20, 2012
My daughter was bullied for the majority of the year last year. I went in to the school on numerous occasions. The counselor informed me that things would be done. The bullying continued. I went in again. They told me I needed to calm down. My daughter is seeing a psychiatrist because of this bullying. The girls are still saying nasty comments to my daughter and bullying her. I have been homeschooling my daughter for the beginning of 8th grade; however, she wants to go back to school because she misses her friends. I am debating to send her back to this school because the bullies are still there. Where is the justice? I think those bullies should have been punished or expelled from the school.

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October 12, 2012
This is my last year in ECMS. The education is really good, they have highschool courses so if your more advance you can take it. They have virtual class. Some teachers are really rude and they pick your elective but overall its an okay school.

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March 01, 2012
Well, I must say my son attended this school and he was never the same. Although the teachers in the core classes were excellent, the school itself had big problems. First, the policy of a zero or 50% for missed homework is terrible. It is inconsistent and it promotes a feeling of failure for the kids. - to fail kids for missed homework is counterproductive. A policy to promote learning should be used--maybe assign double homework if missed.. Second, there is no real partnership or attempt at partnership with parents. There is no strict rules on upgrading edline, and many teachers don't even post homework.. For these kids, it's all new to have 7 classes, and 7 teachers, and keep an agenda etc. but there is little support. Second, PE is a disaster at this school. I recommend everyone to opt out of PE. It's a Mess with 60 plus kids with sometimes much more from all grades combined. Half the kids sit around because they can't even participate since there are too many kids. The kids at this school are rude to teachers to a shocking degree. The policy of no uniforms is a bad one for this age group as it promotes bully issues. Overall great teachers,but bad atmosphere

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February 29, 2012
It is amazing how a few parents who have problem kids and have to deal with administration give this school a bad name. From my personal experience I have had nothing but positive experiences with the school. They have always called me back and have the best interest of the children of the school as their top priority! Stop bashing administration just because you child gets in trouble!

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August 23, 2011
ECMS was a very good school, but this new year is seeing it start to fall apart. Electives are forced upon you, lunch is a mess, and the car line is disorganized. 6th graders mixed in with 8th in the same classes, and broken school properties. As a student who has been here 2 years, I can honestly say this.

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March 29, 2011
I love this school, as a person with experience, i would love to go to this school!

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no rating December 26, 2009
I find it hard to believe such a horrible school could exist in Wellington!! The entire school needs to be revamped!!

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October 05, 2009
My child was extremely happy at ECMS. Her Grades were always high and her teachers were always there to help.

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August 26, 2009
i love this school i go to it and its awesome music plays between classes lots of fun!!!!!!!!

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no rating May 01, 2009
i started ecms since 6th grade and the best teaches are mrs lawry for 6 period and mrs mophesis for 1st they where awsome.

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April 04, 2009
i go to this school its ok but mr. lamisky is the best teacher ever! fyi he teachs 6 & 7 grade history! go mr. l

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no rating December 02, 2008
I can't you what a relief it was to find out that this school offered a week long pirate camp for incoming 6th graders. My son went from knowing no one, to making a ton of new friends. As well as getting to know the wonderful caring faculty. Kudos to Ms. Leathermen who headed up this week( one of the guidance counselors, who volunteered). I can't wait for daughter to come summer of 2009. Did i mention it was free.....

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October 22, 2008
I go to school at emerald cove and this is my 2nd year now, honelsy the teachers are great and it is a great school they have adv. And honner classes and give you choices for high school. I have a lot of friends and people are very nice there *if you get student aide as your elective make sure you get mrs.Payne she's the best you'll lov her!

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no rating October 15, 2008
my child is in 7th grade and he loves the school.He also loves that they offer high school courses

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no rating August 17, 2008
this school needs to have less homework and more social events because the students hardly get any.like the events all cost money which doesnt allow everyone to attend.

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no rating July 22, 2008
I went to emerald cove and I personally love it there. It was Fun and the teachers are awesome. I have to admit the homework late thing was a little tough but some teachers made exceptions and it was to teach us responsibility. I Loved my year there. I <3 Mrs. Riga

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no rating April 14, 2008
my son attends this school and the facility is well maintained, the staff is very helpful and my son enjoys his classes, the work is well paced and not overly aggressive.

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no rating February 27, 2008
the school is real nice ,, new ,,,, but they are not that parent friendly and are real strict wtih the kids and homework giving f's if they left it home and 1/2 credit for handing in the next day,,,hard to reach principal,,,alot of children have issues with disruptive students in the classroom and supposely teachers do not have a strong enough handle on the kids and it takes away time and teaching for the students who are there and want to learn...

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February 27, 2008
New school, good facilities. Have had several good conversations with the principal. She has put together a very good staff. A little hard on grading late homework, if accepted at all. Good experience so far.

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Emerald Cove Middle School
9950 Stribling Way, Wellington, FL  33414
(561) 803-8000
Last modified Emerald Cove Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Emerald Cove Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 49 reviews. Top