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Sanford Middle School

Sanford, FL  32771
Grade 6-8
T/S Ratio -
Type public
SubType Magnet

Reviews for Sanford Middle School

March 10, 2015

The students that are from India and or from Asia have taken over the gifted program and the stem program. (See photos at the school website of the robotics team, chess team, math team etc). Too many staff members have given up on educating the students that live in-zone (a historically African American neighborhood), but they are very good about holiday food drives for them and providing free school supplies and back packs for the in-zone kids. At Sanford Middle students get away with violence against other students, reason being that the administration does not want an "official" record of violence at the school (due to the numbers that would have to reported to the school district). If your child is gifted and talented and you happen to live out of zone and If you are not from India and or Asia, consider sending your child to the gifted program at the school you are zoned for - you may not want to have your child travel far every day to attend this school (unless of course you happen to be from India and or you are Asian and then your child will probably fit right in).Read Full Review

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February 04, 2015

Challenging curriculum, exciting electives, teachers who care, Sanford Middle has it all. My son is in the magnet/pre Ib program and is loving it. We are zoned for a great middle school but so glad we chose SMS!Read Full Review

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January 27, 2014

We are zoned for Markham middle but were lucky enough to be selected to attend Sanford. I am very impressed with the teaching staff. The IB program is exceptional. The teachers are very knowledgeable and passionate about the subjects they teach. I can see this through my son's eagerness to attend school. The teachers make the subjects interesting and fun. My son has learned so much in less than a year. I'm very impressed with the courses offered Read Full Review

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August 24, 2013

This is a wonderful school for kids that have prospects in life. Especially the I. B Program. If a child want to become great in life, this is the starting point. Parents are also involved in d school activities. The teachers are amazing! They prepare kids for the real world and encouraes them to stay focus. Sometimes I think its too much for them but with Parents support and encouragement they always come out the best. You will never regret SMS. They have a Great Team.Read Full Review

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August 24, 2013

I am a student of SMS. This is really a great school especially the programes ,It looks too much for us student some times but the teachers make it fun for us and with the encouragement of our parents and all the staff of SMS we always succeed . I would like to thank the government, the principal and all staff of SMS for the support in providing school supplies, books and quality teachers and encouraging school enviroment to beautify our life's for this beautiful nation.Read Full Review

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November 14, 2012

I am a student here at sanford middle and despite being in an uncomfortable neighborhood, its a great school. their science electives are great, i have had 3 high school courses, and the teachers are great (99% of the time) my only problem is the deans are too worried about catching bad kids that they sometimes will make false accusations against innocent ones but it normally turns out fine in the end but it should not worry you. this school should definitely stand out if your in seminole county. mellenium milwee and south seminole may be great but sanford is the best.Read Full Review

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September 07, 2011

Awesome school, great programs! The teachers really want the students to succeed, and work with them! I had a lot of fun when i was there, and i learned a lot more then i would have at another school. Read Full Review

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May 23, 2011

This is an excellent school with rigorous programs. Excellent teachers and very good web based communication tools like black board which includes course information, homework help, course materials in various formats like power point, various web links etc. My 6th grade daughter, with little motivation, works on her own. The entire school management rewards students frequently on quarterly basis to motivate achieving students to do even better. Great pre-IB programs and useful real life electives. I rate this school A+ ! Read Full Review

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January 31, 2011

As the parents of a 6th grader in the Pre-IB program we are very pleased with the quality of the education that he is receiving as well as the educators at this school. The workload can be challenging but managed correctly our son has been able to achieve a 4.0 including such wonderful electives as Marine Biology, Aeronautics, Spanish, Golf as well as the additional advanced requirements. If your child is willing to put in the hard work, the rewards and preparation for the future are like no other middle school in the county. Incredible teachers that comunicate on a weekly basis with the parents to insure the success of the student. As parents what else could we ask for?Read Full Review

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September 18, 2009

my child shool is best it prepares for future they have small class where the teachers can help her with her work when need extra help one on help and it's the most careing teachers principal and staffsRead Full Review

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July 28, 2009

The school is amazing! My son is in Pre IB and has had the opportunity to take Pre-Med, Engineering, Biotech to name a few in his 6th grade year! Next year he hopes to take Aeronautics and advanced courses in Medicine and engineering. If more schools were like SMS- we would have an amazing impact on future leaders! Mark Russi and his team do a great job! We are getting a Private school education without the cost- but wait- what Private School in Semionle County has Pre Med, Pre Vet, Biotech or engineering?? None I know of. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!Read Full Review

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February 21, 2009

The school is wonderfull. I go there and all of my teachers are wonderfull. Everyone is so loving and carring, I wouldent wa nt to go anywhere else.Read Full Review

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November 16, 2008

Its a great and excelent school the people are more respectful and not much fights i enjoy the chorus and it has fine art.Read Full Review

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October 14, 2008

There are some administors that take their job a little to seriously. They need to give their students their personal space. Also there are so teachers that have a little bit of a temper over little things that dont matter. Not saying that education isn't important but there are somethings that won't really effect your life or educaton. This is my last year here at Sanford Middle.I am in all Pre-IBclasses,I do take my work seriously. We also need to have more fundrasiers. Ithink it will help the school alot. Considering that we have students that need tutorial and can't go because of the activity buses being stopped. This will cause student to fall behind because the are stuck in a certain area of difficulty. We also need the teams back.Since the teachers cant talk among themselves.They end up giving us test and big projects due the same day. Read Full Review

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November 10, 2006

My son attended Sanford Middle for 3 years and loved it there. He had a difficult time adjusting initially, but got a lot of support from his teachers, his Guidance Counselor and Mrs. Henry. Communication was really good and I felt like my son got the support he needed for SLD. Last year the Guidance Dept secretaries either ignored me or were really rude. That sets a bad tone for the school, but when you get past them, it's not bad.Read Full Review

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October 06, 2006

This is my son's first year at Sanford middle school. I am very pleased with all of his teachers and the staff. He started off a little rough with his classes but thanks to the communication between teachers and parents it has gotten a lot better.Read Full Review

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May 01, 2006

My son is currently attending Sanford Middle. He has great teachers and he is very happy with the wide range of elective choices available. He is in the Pre-IB program and although it is challenging, he has earned straight A's all year. You can't ask for better than that!Read Full Review

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March 17, 2006

Some of the teachers on the Starblazers team aren't the typical teachers. They give too much homework, but they make the lessons stick. In Pre-IB, Mrs. McLean pushes us hard, but dude, it's Pre-IB! It's preparing us for like high school. Pre-Algerbra is a lot easier than i thought it would be, but sometimes tough in a good way.Read Full Review

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March 07, 2006

The teachers on the Pegasus team were excellent. They promote academic success and will work with both student and parent. The staff are also wonderful. I don't know about parental involvement overall but Sanford Middle is an excellent school.Read Full Review

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December 15, 2005

My son is in his second year of the Pre-IB Program at this school. I have been pleased with several aspects of his education. The communication between parent and teacher is far superior to that which we received in New York. The school has a good band program with an instructor who was an alumna . Most of his teachers have been innovative and have stimulated my son with the joy of learning. The student population is very diverse and is more of a representation of the real world than some of the other schools in the district. All of my son's friends come from different backgrounds and ethnicities. If attending this school I would suggest putting your child into the Pre-IB program. We do not live in the area but the district busses my son to the school. The school has not dissappointed my husband or I.Read Full Review

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