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Fridley, MN
Students enrolled: 822

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6100 West Moore Lake Dr
Fridley, MN 55432

(763) 502-5400
(763) 502-5440
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Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
September 24, 2015
This school has a terrible problem with unruly students and bullying. The children who are well behaved get little to no attention because there is so much focus on the negative kids. When a child is being bullied they are told to have empathy for the bullies...wonderful, but how does that help the bullied child? Once again the focus goes to the disruptive kids and the ones who want to learn are left aside.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
September 24, 2015
I actually feel the teachers are for the most part great, but their hands are tied by the lack of support by the administration. They end up spending so much time with the disruptive kids that the well behaved students who want to learn get zero attention.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly disagree
September 24, 2015
Instead of having zero tolerance for bullying, they try to teach the well behaved children to come up with retorts and have empathy for the bully. Ridiculous.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly disagree
September 24, 2015
Again, they are not tough enough on disciplining the children who are disruptive and awful.

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2015
Granted it's middle school, however they have a large group of students bused in who are rude and awful. Their way of handling seems to be to have empathy for the person who's doing the bullying because of their home life, rather then to take care of the child who is bullied.

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2015
I really like the principle and the teachers. They respond well and in a timely manner if I had any concerns. The students are a little more rough than what my son was use to, but then again it's middle school- it will only get more rough. I feel this school has done a very well job with helping my son adjust to his first year of middle school, and making sure staying in communication with me about his grades.

- submitted by a community member

August 11, 2014
Fridley Middle School is the best school out of all schools, in my opinion. I attended FMS 2011-2013, I loved it so much that I decided that I'm going back for the year of 2014-2015. The teachers, and staff are so great and kind. They make you feel very welcome. And the students also. The students make great friends to talk to, and hang out with. I haven't been to a school better then Fridley Middle School. I love FMS so much!

- submitted by a community member

October 08, 2013
The teaching staff is wonderful bunch that are really honest and communicative if you as a parent are active in your child's education. I do enjoy the school but I do not care for the students there, I believe their handling of undisciplined students are too light and could be detrimental to other students learning. I am pulling my student out of this school due to her getting tied into the wrong crowd, I have heard of bullying also among other students. They should have more stringent penalties for students misbehavior on bullying and offer a better learning environment for all students.

- submitted by a parent

July 22, 2011
Mediocre in many areas. Some curriculum outdated, not in keeping with IB concept. Counselor/administrators not quick to respond when contacted for assistance.

- submitted by a parent

July 08, 2011
FMS is a great school. I have found that to get the results and answers you want, you have to be a very involved and active parent in your childs education, from academics to sports to bullying issues YOU have to be responsible yourself and take action by physically going to the school and seeking that help. My Son has been bullied here BUT I have not ever had a problem with it being resolved with some type of disciplinary action being taken because I push for it, I AM THE PARENT, it is my job to ensure my child is safe at school and if all I were to do is report it and not follow-up, I too would probably not see results, but I am active and involved in every step of the way of my childrens lives.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2011
My grandaughter is being bullyed at your school if one child is being bullyed its one to many. She has been pushed around and told to go home and kill herself and many other horrible things. You fix is to have the bully say "I'm sorry" believe me this does not help. There is no consequence for the bully and it continues, I dont want her to come home crying every day or say she doesnt want to go to school. DO SOMETHING NOW!

- submitted by a community member

August 16, 2010
This school is not serving ALL students. There is poor follow-up from teachers and administration. It is very difficult to get teachers to contact you so you are on your own trying to help your child. The parent portal system can only do so much. You are shown your childs grades but not much on how to improve them. And when trying to get support for my child, little was offered other than summer school. And from what I have learned, the majority of history students failed. Looks like they need to look into how that teacher is failing teaching his subject. Academics are unsatisfactory and that's the point of education. Sports and all else are secondary. They need to prioritize.

- submitted by a parent

July 29, 2010
Although most of the staff is great, we had a horrifing experience there. My child was bullied beat up and threatened. I always had to report it to the school, they never called me. And when I asked for a copy of all the reports for some reason there were none. I believe there is a huge problem in this school that goes unreported. That was our experience.

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2009
The teachers at FMS are wonderful, they really care about the students - they strive to make learning fun and foster positive self-worth.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 17, 2009
I love Fridley Middle School for their high academic ratings, teaching staff, and their investment in long-term, strategic planning.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 16, 2009
The teachers really care about the students and the curriculum will definitely benefit my daughter in tomorrows situations.

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2009
Hello, I love this school, it was my home when no one else would take me in, everyone was so nice and helpful, it really made me feel loved... It sounds strange and ominous but i think this school saved my life.

- submitted by a community member

October 05, 2004
Hey I used to go to school here. My name is Ashley Martin. I love that school. The teachers were great and the principal was awesome. I missed it down there but where we are now I can think about everything that I hated about Fridley and wonder why I hated it so much. Ms.Leibfreid was a great principal and she was always involved in the school activities. Thank you.

- submitted by a student
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Fridley Middle School
6100 West Moore Lake Dr, Fridley, MN  55432
(763) 502-5400
Last modified Fridley Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fridley Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top