U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Tampa Bay
 [Register]
Tampa Bay Tampa - St. Petersburg - Clearwater
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 04-04-2009, 07:23 PM
 
2 posts, read 4,613 times
Reputation: 10

Advertisements

We are looking at moving to Largo/Seminole areas that will be zoned for one of these 3 middle schools. Any feedback/experience with these schools? We have already looked at GreatSchools.net, but hoping for feedback from anyone on this forum. TIA!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-09-2009, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pinellas County
1,407 posts, read 2,506,999 times
Reputation: 985
My kids both did Seminole Middle. There is opportunity for advanced programs in math/science that enabled one of mine to get into IB program in high school. Osceola is a fundamental this year, new, but will probably be good, if you are coming in at 6th grade. Otherwise I think it's still regular. I never heard anything bad about it. Mad beach had a marine bio programe but I think it's going to be scrapped (not sure) as it's also becoming a fundamental this year. Again starting with this years 6th grd. I think it's going to be somewhat overcrowded as they are merging another south county fundamental in here which is closing. Overall I'd say Seminole for the middle unless you are starting at 6th, then maybe take a visit to the two new fundamentals. You need to consider where you are going next though for high school - that's the key, or you may have to move in 3 years!
DM me if you want to talk specifics on areas.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-09-2009, 09:30 PM
 
Location: Katy, Texas (via Clearwater, Florida)
156 posts, read 412,851 times
Reputation: 66
Seminole
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-10-2009, 01:30 PM
 
2 posts, read 4,613 times
Reputation: 10
Default Fundamental vs Regular Middle School

Does the child have access to the same number of Honors/Advanced Placement courses in the Fundamental school as he would in the Regular School Program? If it is a "traditional/fundamental" school within a school program like Osceola has, is the child only exposed to a limited number of honors courses?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-10-2009, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pinellas County
1,407 posts, read 2,506,999 times
Reputation: 985
Hmm that's a good question and you know I am unsure. Look at Pinellas County Schools - School Choice Plan Home Page (http://www.pinellas.k12.fl.us/choice/ - broken link)

I would think there should be a choice, as Mad Bch was trad with a magnet before and Osc was trad also. The school board switched it since my two were out of the lower schools, so I have not kept 100% up on that - however, you have made me make a point of checking it out myself for future buyers in my neighborhood.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-11-2009, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Eastern time zone
4,469 posts, read 6,332,898 times
Reputation: 3488
Hands down, Seminole.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2016 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Florida > Tampa Bay
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top