Unfortunately, there was a trajedy at this school several years ago and there was in fact a death at this school. While of course this was an unfortunate occurance, I can as an area resident and parent attest to the fact that Southwood Middle is a great school. All three of my children attended Southwood Middle with no incidents and participated in one of the many visual and performing arts magnet programs. In my experience I found that a vast majority of the students at this school are highly motivated and task oriented. Southwood Middle is a neighborhood school, but also recruits students into their visual and performing arts programs, such as photography, dance, theatre, music. Entry into these programs are by audition and the amount of applicants yearly far exceed the capacity of entry. Palmetto Bay and Pinecrest area schools are top rated schools with great reputations. Good luck in your home search in this area, I am rather certain that you will find this community to be one that you will enjoy living in. Please feel free to contact me should you have any additional questions.
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