HERON CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL

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6501 W PRICE BLVD
NORTH PORT, FL 34291
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Phone: 941-480-3371
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 7
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: High
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Sarasota County Public Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 15:1
  • Students/Grade: 290
  • Number Students: 870
  • Number Teachers: 90
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6751
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 200
  • Principal: Mr Matthew Gruhl
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (24 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (14 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-26
    "This is my son's 2nd year here and he loves it. Teachers communicate well with students and parents. If buses are running late, the school sends out a mass phone call to keep you updated..... trust me, great school to send your child to. Take it from one VERY happy parent"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-01-17
    "Awesome new administrators in 2014-2015, Principal Matthew Gruhl and Vice Principal Raymond Wilson!!! HCMS Is the best public school choice for middle school in North Port because the highly credentialed teachers, staff, and administrators REALLY CARE about all students succeeding academically and socially. HCMS also has a dynamite gifted program with outstanding teachers who really engage the students. The Art Department has the best, kindest teachers ever! Whatever your child's educational needs are, HCMS has the resources and talent available to exceed your expectations! Our family Is so pleased with the encouragement and inspiration our sixth grade daughter has received at HCMS so far this year..."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-07-29
    "I was a student for the full three years. The first two years my teachers rarely ever assigned homework. My 8th grade year was much better. I had a teacher and he was a new teacher and he wasn't like the other pushover teachers at the school. He actually challenged us, and I personally like that because it teaches us what we can do. But most teachers aren't like that, all they do is sit on their bums and hand out packets! Oh and don't even get me started on the band teacher... Oh my! He was rude and terrible towards the orchestra teacher! All year they had fundraisers with those gross chocolate bars! YUCK! They kept asking band/orchestra students to keep hawking out those gross chocolate bars to their friends and family! The guidance counselors this year was a complete joke! I honestly don't know what they were doing but they sure weren't helping the students! If you want your child to have a good middle school education/experience do NOT send your child here!! Also at least twice a school year a rogue alligator crawls into the pond by the bus loop or the campus! Yikes! -Disgruntled Student"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-10-31
    "Do not send your child to this school if you want them to actually learn. My child went there for 6th grade and she honestly very rarely had homework or a test. I would ask her everynt and she would say no and when I email her teachers they confirmed they rarely assign it. No wonder they don't even give the kids books to take home. they have to share with the other 1000 kids. My child is now in 7th grade at another school and I'm so happy with the actual teaching. She has homework in every class along with multiple quiz/tests. I can go on the school website and see homework for each class and grades. Heron Creek Middle school is a shame. No wonder so many kids do poorly on the FCATS. I also didn't feel my child was very secure there. With the open campus style these children (11 year olds) can easily have some pedifile off the street walk up to them. There is nothing keeping just anyone from walking freely around campus. Don't move to North Port if you want super schools"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-04-23
    "Bad place to send your kids. Dont send them here. Both my kids went here and my experience with the stupidity and narrow mindness of some of the teachers makes me sick. Forget fundraising, theives. Theives is what the band is when it comes to fundraising and crediting the students. Shell out your money over and over, ask your friends for money. You raise the full amount of the trip yet you pay the full amount on top of that. Disgraceful and dishonest, No integrity. No place to send you kids."
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