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Dunedin Highland Middle School

4
14 reviews
Grades
6-8
Students
1035
Type
Public
School District
Pinellas
70 Patricia Avenue
Dunedin, FL 34698
(727) 469-4112

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Dunedin Highland Middle School
Based on data from the 2018 school year

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The isolation of the CGS program does not do enough to improve the experience, as the problems are endemic to the entire school. The classes are adequately challenging, but the lack of leadership and teacher accountability is on par with other public schools. There are very few extracurricular activities offered through the school.
Posted by a parent on 5/21/2019
As a student attending the Center for Gifted Studies for the past year and a half, I have been thoroughly unimpressed with my schools quality of education, student support, and overall management. The school is extremely polarized, and the majority of staff members show no interest of helping to remedy this issue. The CGS program compared to the other to programs (PAMA and ATA) is day and night. On one hand, the teachers at the CGS program are strict, involved teachers who for the most part care about students education. However, I do not believe the teachers coordinate with one another on how they assign their work. The amount of work is often overwhelming and on numerous occasions I have studied well into the night in order to complete my work. The teachers care for their students, but often forget to take into account the amount of stress that comes with the quantity of work. I know for a fact I am not the only scholar who feels as such. On the other hand, the PAMA and ATA programs, in my opinion, allow students to get away with too qmany outbursts and displays of disobedience. I do not understand what it is like to sit in a gen. ed. classroom, however I do understand what it is like to go to an elective class taught by a ATA teacher with the majority of my peers being from the ATA program. The majority of these students are loud and disrespectful and my elective teacher never does anything more than slap these students on the hand and send them on their way. Additionally, the students are often wandering the halls skipping class, and the staff members do little about this. The vast majority of staff members at DMHS have adopted an "out of sight, out of mind mindset" and do not care about the students well being. As a current student of DHMS, I would highly recommend not sending your child here, or at the very least, have you child shadow for a day to really get the feel of the schools atmosphere before you enroll him/her at Dunedin Highland Middle.
Posted by a student on 3/12/2017
As a parent of a 7 the grade daughter who was bullied into a fight then suspended for said fight because she defended herself ,other girls held her while another student struck several blows. Then the officer on duty called my wife to say that some students have told him that my daughter was skipping class when she was in an alternative class room suggested by the school.Now think about it a Pinellas county sheriff taking the word of 12year olds and acting on the info with out consulting or investagating the facts
Posted by a parent on 1/13/2017
apparently, it's really cool with administrators and staff that students wander the halls, not going to class, not completing their work and basically accomplishing absolutely nothing during the day, except their rad hang out sessions at the taxpayers expense. after 3 trips to the office (one that included an episode of the 700 club in the front office) and being told there's basically nothing they would do to change my child's schedule, I withdrew her.
Posted by a parent on 11/1/2016
I'm very surprised this school even has a five-star rating - you've got to be kidding me! I'm a substitute teacher for PCS after spending 30 years in corporate america and have never been so disrespected in my entire life. Out of 22 students in each of six classes maybe four wanted to learn and take something away from the class. And the sad thing is those who wanted to learn were to intimidated to say a word for fear of retribution. This school was no better than an alternative school or what I would call a school of last resort - very very sad. The vast majority of the students were totally out of control and completely refused to follow even the most basic classroom rules. A good example of this was asking the students to find and sit in their seats to take attendance you'd get total defiance and refusal - not by just one but by many. And as a last resort in asking those who refuse to follow the simpliest of directions to leave the classroom, you get bombarded with every curse word you can imagine, threatened, all the while knocking over or throwing desks and chairs across the room on their way out of the classroom. It is absolutely unbelievable that this behavior is not only tolerated but appears to be accepted as the same individuals who were asked to leave the classroom for this behavior were sent right back ten minutes later with no change at all in their behavior - as if the principal and/or support staff completely refused to deal with the situation - essentially slapping their hand and sending them on their way. I guess out of sight out of mind as far as they were concerned Do yourself a favor - investigate other schools in the area which provide a quality education within a much safer environment. YOUR CHILDREN ARE WORTH IT!!
Posted by a teacher on 9/24/2015

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Dunedin schools - Dunedin Highland Middle School is located at 70 Patricia Avenue, Dunedin FL 34698. Dunedin Highland Middle School is in the Pinellas. Dunedin Highland Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6-8.

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