Watson B. Duncan Middle School

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5150 117th Ct N

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

(561) 776-3500

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public, Magnet

Student Enrollment: 1,322

Students Per Teacher: 17

Parent Reviews

36 Parent Reviews for Watson B. Duncan Middle School

I attended Duncan for three years and did not like it. Pros: Nice size classrooms. Cons: Bad finance academy, teachers give you homework but never teach you, bad exterior looks, I'm very angry that now all foreign languages are now virtual, pointless advanced program same as gifted, horrible food, ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 09/06/13

I am in the finance academy. The teachers for almost all subjects are rude, don't teach, and expect you to know everything by reviewing it once. Some just tell you to read the chapter and expect you to know everything about it. The food sucks, their is little parent involvement,, the fundraisers are ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 08/13/13

Wonderful , busy school with lots of opportunity.My daughter went here and loved chorus with Mrs. Butterfield. Also, my son is in the finance academy entering into 8th grade. He has learned in the academy amazing things related to business. Although he doesn't like the dressing professional , the once ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/12/13

I thought this school was good but it is terrible! I was zoned for it and hated it! I started with straight A's but then went down to C's because they let you take any course you want! I was allowed to take high school courses in the 6th grade! I received no warning! So now my dream to go to Suncoast ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 07/16/13

I am going to Watson and by the looks of the reviews I can't wait!

Posted by a other on 07/10/13

If I could rate Principal Leadership zero, I would. They are condescending and disengaged from parent concerns. Perhaps if you are a nerdy mom who only lives to have a career PTO life will they relate with you. And with a population of 1500+ kids, it seems that apparently they (the administration) ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/15/12

If your child is in the Gifted program or AP this school is an excellent choice. The principal, Dr Jose Garcia is so dedicated to the school and the students. Even while most public schools have cut so many programs due to budgets, this school still encourages/supports student achievement with award ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/07/12

I would NOT recommend this school to anyone. Too many kids, very little supervison, lots of bullying, overall a stressful and not very friendly athmosphere.

Posted by a parent on 03/06/12

I am currently going to go in 8th grade for the next year, I think this school is the best by far. I just wished for the Academy they will let you take electives then a language. All the teachers are very nice and want you to get a good education. Right now im in all honors geting all A's and im very ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 05/10/10

This is my first year at Duncan,well its almost over,but the school is by far a good one just a few fights,the teachers are great,and i was failing math but the Compass learning odyssey program saved me.Also if your child wants to join band or chorus they have great teachers,Mrs.Roggen (Band) and Mrs.Butterfield ...  Read more

Posted by a student on 05/06/10

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Test scores for Watson B. Duncan Middle School

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Test Year: 2012
Watson B. Duncan Middle School
Palm Beach County School District
* In 2011-2012 Florida used the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) to test students in grades 4, 8 and 10 in writing. The Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT) is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills needed to progress through school. The FCAT writing exam is scored on a scale of 1 to 6. The state considers a score of 3 or above as meeting state standards.

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Palm Beach Gardens schools — Watson B. Duncan Middle School is located at 5150 117th Ct N, Palm Beach Gardens FL 33418. 5150 117th Ct N is in the 33418 ZIP code in Palm Beach Gardens, FL The school district for Watson B. Duncan Middle School is the Palm Beach County School District. Watson B. Duncan Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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