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6-8
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Weston, FL
Students enrolled: 2,130
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4251 Bonaventure Blvd
Weston, FL 33332

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September 07, 2014
Total chaos! For the 6th graders is terrible. Teachers ask for poor kids to be more organized than most adults can be, when they themselves have no idea how to be organized. Every teacher has their own style of website and most of them have just thrown around information for parents and kids to spend hours dis-ciphering what in the world they want and when they want it. Also, the schedule is awful. Starting school at 9:35 is just not right. When my daughter gets home at @ 4:30 PM she is already exhausted and not able to focus on her homework. I have to say that I am pretty disappointed in this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2014
This school is TERRIBLE! none of the teachers help you with anything, and I hate how it's portable. Where I came from, they don't have portable schools. Falcon Cove makes the sixth graders suffer in the extreme heat, going from class to class with their 10-11 pound backpack. In my opinion, DO NOT GO TO THIS SCHOOL! or any other school in Florida.

- submitted by a community member
April 17, 2014
falcon cove This school is great! Love the teachers and the academic standard.. My daughter is vry happy in that school

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2013
Falcon Cove Middle School is an A+ school due to the passion of each teacher.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2013
My child attended this past school year. At first, we were impressed by the facility and the administration. Towards the middle of the school year, we began to see the true colors. Our child was influenced in a bad way by the element allowed to attend the school. The teachers do not react in time and the school counselor is out of touch and appears exhausted and overwhelmed. If this school is ranked 10, I can just imagine Tequesta. Good riddens!

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2012
Our child started at Falcon this year. We are impressed with the high quality of challenging academic programs, especially GEM math. I went to good private schools and feel that the quality of this public school is comparable. Also, this big school feels small because of a great sense of community. However, the amount of homework in advanced classes has been overwhelming for the whole family, with about three hours a day including weekends (6 periods x 30 minutes = 3 hours). Some parents who share this concern have improved this situation with alternatives such as virtual school or adjusting the level of some classes.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2012
This is the best public school if not the best school in the Southern (Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Boca Raton etc.) Florida area for advance students in both athletics, and the main curricular subjects. To start this off, I will say I am not even a student that attended here. But, I have some proof. The Falcon Cove Soccer Team (personal experience) is the finest in the surrounding area. They have won the county championship 10+ times out of 15 times. If you have a child who plays select or travel soccer, they will benefit here. Also, Falcon Cove's math program is fabulous. I participated in various math competitions last year, and Falcon Cove was always in the top 5, if not the top 3, schools. Also, Falcon Cove had a enormous amount of students who made Duke TIP last year. It was one after another after another. If you don't know what Duke TIP is, it is where 7th graders take the SAT/ACT and score better or equal to most high school seniors. To have THE finest soccer program and an exceptional education based on the success of the school in various programs/competitions, it is a wonder this is a public school.

- submitted by a community member
May 11, 2012
My husband is a government employee so we have moved around plenty and this is by far our worst school experience ever! My son has a 504 and the teachers have said he is just lazy and will not follow a 504. The principal does not respond to any emails or telephone calls and there is no accountability for what happens in the school. This is your school if you have a mainstream child or one with sever deficits but otherwise, they will just fall through the cracks.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2011
I'm afraid Falcon Cove is going the way of many schools in Broward - down. Two of my children graduated from Falcon and I have a child in 6th grade now. Unfortunately, my child's teachers are not very good. My child is in advanced classes, yet the classwork and homework could be completed by a 4th grader. One of my child's teachers is NEVER at school. I'm hoping it gets better next year or we will be looking for an alternative.

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no rating April 26, 2010
I love this school so much. Honestly, some teachers are nice. The class where I learn the most is in GEM math. In my three years at the school I can say it's the strongest program. I've had Caruso, Orband, and Stupp. They're amazing and teach so well. The guidance and administration is great! Literally, anytime you need help they're there(:

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no rating February 22, 2010
Horrible drop off and pickup before and after school. Many fights at school also.

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no rating September 18, 2009
This is a great school.I have one ESE student and one mainstream student. They are both thriving. The teachers are tough but fair. The ESE teachers are focused and attentive to the needs of the students. They understand that some ESE students do not need to be pulled out of the class for support and seem to want to help the children. Understand that it's also important for parents to be involved and not just rely on the teachers to do all of the support work. As a mom of an ESE student, the combination of encouraged students, dedicated teachers and supportive parenting is an ideal match. My 7th grader came home and said her math teacher, Mr. Schiano is awesome.

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August 26, 2009
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May 28, 2009
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October 09, 2008
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September 30, 2008
This is the best school ever and I just got to this school. The Princibal and Assistant princibal are the best! I love it hope it stays this good and have all the after school activities that it has now!

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no rating September 19, 2008
I like the shool. Advanced and gifted programs are very good. Great 6th Science teacher in Advance Program. Too much pressure and stress on 'projects' and the parents are obviously 'over involved' with them. With projects, reading and homework, kids can not have time to play an sport after school. The only time for exercise is in P.E. class otherwise is very difficult during the week. They have small size classes. The Spanish class is very good, they really learn. Crazy traffic at drop-off and pick-up times, you can expect a waiting time of 15-25 minutes in line!!

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September 09, 2008
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August 14, 2008
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August 14, 2008
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August 01, 2008
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July 08, 2008
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no rating June 13, 2008
very happy with the school. If you move to Broward, this is the only school you'd want your kids in!

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August 12, 2007
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August 08, 2007
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August 06, 2006
Here's the straight scoop: the mainstream curriculum is disappointing, advanced and gifted are great. The band program is, under Director Anthony Williams, the crown gem! Too much emphasis on 'projects' and the parents are obviously 'too helpful' with them. The teachers seem to get this. Mr. Lipshutz is awesome, Mrs. Klein is rough on her kids but produces results. The school is way overcrowded, but enrollment is falling and a new middle school is scheduled for construction in 2008. Don't expect the teachers to hold your hand; children are required to become independent and parents need to show interest and initiate communication. Crazy traffic at drop-off and pick-up times . . . the buses are a God-send.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2006
This is a big school so it's hard for kids to get involved in activities. But the administration tries to get kids involved - and parents, too. The math dept is the strongest one, especially if your child is in GEM math.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
My daughter is an advanced-class 6th grader. She is receiving a good amount of challenge but it is not overwhelming for her. Just the right amount of homework and projects. I am not impressed with the guidance counselor...no followup.

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April 20, 2006
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February 01, 2006
I like many things about the school, but have been very disappointed by the lack of commitment of some of the teachers we've encountered. We rarely get feedback from them, even when my child is not performing up to par. I have asked to be contacted in these instances to nip problems in the bud, but it doesn't happen.

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January 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2005
This is a big school that has its share of pros and cons. For some kids, it's easy to feel lost here. The GEM math program is outstanding. Overall, though, the quality of classes were inconsistent.

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November 30, 2005
This school provides excellent quality academic programs and the level of involvement by parents is also excellent. The school also provides a very safe atmosphere where kids can learn and expand their social skills.

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October 19, 2005
Very large school, but with a great and active staff. Lots of communication available.

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September 15, 2005
The school is well-rated,with top test scores and innovative programs. Administration is committed and goal-oriented. It's very big and crowded, especially between classes, but somehow most classes are not overwhelmingly large. Strong parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2005
Awesome school, safe, highly intelligent kids and involved parents

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no rating August 24, 2005
excellent teachers best school in Broward County

- submitted by a parent
August 06, 2005
Quality of academics are at standard. Have availability of extracurricular activities. Parents are involved. Good student atmosphere. Counselors are excellent.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2005
While this school fares well with the FCAT scores, it is a very heavily populated school. We're from the Northeast and my kids had a very hard time fitting in here at first. Many and most kids speak spanish and that did create a barrier. I also felt out of place when visiting the school. It is not as personal as a small town school. In this state there is too much pressure to succeed on the FCAT's.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2005
Despite being what I consider a huge school attention to detail and student accountability does not get lost. Overall I am satisfied with the school

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June 26, 2005
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June 10, 2005
I had two sons that were at the school for two years. There are way too many students. Academic program for gifted is rigorous, and depending on the teachers, some are great, others can be your child's downfall. The band program is superb. Sports isn't really 'open to all' and is very discouraging because it's very selective, and few can participate. Parent involvement is about average for middle schools. Main complaint is the very large size and number of students (more like a high school.)

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May 11, 2005
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May 11, 2005
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April 07, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
March 31, 2005
The academic programs at this school are horrible. my son was in advanced classes but had the same teachers as the gifted students and recieved the same exact work daily, in yet he was not gifted. there are plenty of extracurricular activities in this schools, but they are bad as well. the teachers will sometimes not show up to theese activities. the level of parent involvement is bad as well. the parents in this area do not raise there children with respect for the teachers and other students. Also, there is a large percentage of spanish speakers that do not even bother to speak english in class, disrupting the learning environment for the other students. overall, this school is not a good one, and you should enroll your children elsewhere.

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March 31, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
In general I have found the so called A schools in Weston to be a big disappointment. While the basics are covered there seems to be a lower expectation level for the children than other places we have lived. Falcon Cove is ridiculously overcrowed with 2600 students! What is wrong with the school board here to allow this? My children have been in advanced (Ha!Ha!) classes which appear to be nothing more than a chapter or two ahead of regular. Basically the SAME WORK! Have found the front desk staff to be efficient.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2005
This school is the BIG disappoitment because you need to be rich and famous so the school staff will take care of your child needs. The students are cruel, nasty and they walk in clouds because they do not want to touch the floors. The parents are the more arrogant people I have ever seen. The only good part on that school is mr. Williams and Ms. Dorothy Garcia. othen than that the overall is zero. Being on a 'very exclusive' area it does not mean that the school is good. You child will suffer of nightmares and will come a looser.

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2005
Falcon Cove Middle School provides an excellent learning environment for the child approaching his or her teens. My children are both in honors and advanced placement classes and the level of teachers provided is above average in all cases. The core curriculum classes are strong, but some of the ancillary classes such as Careers and Home Economics appear to be of minimal value in the eyes of the students.

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January 15, 2005
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March 29, 2004
6th grade gifted was great. 7th grade falls way short of expectations. The teachers seem to be giving my child busy work to make up for their (the teachers') lack of talent. Fortunately I am told that the 6th grade gifted teachers will be back again to teach 8th grade. This is a wasted year. Funny thing though, I was told this when my child was in 5th grade. Seems the principal is OK with sub-standard 7th grade. Not an 'A' school in our minds. Scores below refer to 7th grade. Kudos to the 6th grade staff.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2004
I have not seen the teachers giving regular feedback to students and challenging them to achieve their personal best. Unless this means giving only partial credit for projects turned in. Only few teachers have communicated openly and clearly with parents. After numerous, unsuccessful, attempts to speak with teachers - it is clear that parental involvement is not key in this school. This year has not been a very positive experience for the start of Middle School!

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2004
Very overcrowded, which is used by the school as an excuse for lack of concern. Teachers who dont' teach--fall asleep after putting on such 'educational' movies as 'Daddy Day Care', talk on the phone about personal matters while students read novels (in a math class). Horrendous.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2004
The enrollment is out of control. There are 2,652 children attending this school. The great divide between the children in Weston versus the children in Davie is unruly. The parents in Weston are a main cause of this problem. I live in Weston and think most of the people are not down to earth and raise disrespectful children.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2003
A very overcrowded school It needs to improve on uniform policy, safety/disipline, and cleanliess! New buses! Overall I give thois school a 3!

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September 01, 2003
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Falcon Cove Middle School
4251 Bonaventure Blvd, Weston, FL  33332
(754) 323-3200
Last modified Falcon Cove Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Falcon Cove Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 61 reviews. Top