"I am a student, and have attended this school for a very brief period of time. I will start by saying that I had a particularly horrible experience while attending, although I assure you I am not biased. I am, however, coming from a completely different school environment. Of course, the very first thing I noticed on my first day was that the school is very dirty. Immediately thereafter, I became genuinely skeptical about the teacher's, more so than I have ever been in my life. I was in all advanced classes, where you would expect the teachers to be energetic(maybe?), but no, the atmosphere was more like a military operation, without the motivation. Not necessarily disciplined effectively either. While the other kids attending this school, I found to generally of an unacceptable attitude, and unaware of anything within the least significance. Although there is much more to say about the other students, I won't say more. My parents had to force the guidance counselor to help me, and even though she had a clear intent on helping me, it was a failed attempt. Nonetheless, I must say the principal seemed to be amazing. In conclusion, this school is not for everyone."
"Wellington Landings Middle School is a great school with fantastic teachers and staff. Of course, all schools have the teachers who "Teach the Test" which mean that they teach students to only pass the test. The other teachers teach the students well, and because they were taught well they pass the test. The classes are challenging with plenty of projects and assignments. The music program is wonderful with many fun activities to enjoy! However, the hallways are always crowded with students chatting. Teachers stand, watching but they don't do anything. It's annoying for students who are trying to get by. The lunches are sometimes very crowded and the lines can get uncomfortably long. The lockers are poorly thought out, students sometimes have to wait to get to their locker because someone is blocking it. The locker schedule (which allows the students to their lockers at specific time) makes it more harder for students to get their things. The technology is somewhat lacking (I.e. cables across the classroom). All in all, WLMS has minor issues which can be fixed but it has great teachers and staff to help your child though their middle school experience!"
"Im in 7th grade and I love this school!! The teachers are great!(well the ones ive had) My only problem is the bathrooms,but that can be fixed. Im in Concert Chorus and I absolutley love it! The teacher,Mrs.Pernezny ,is very nice. This school has a great sports program and excellent school clubs."
"School and bathroom are filthy and need cleaning. Many of the teachers ( esp the femaleones have poor attitudes and are not approachable). The 7th grade guidance counselor needs to retire. The public schools in Florida put too much emphasis on the FCATS and not enough on learning. Students are treated like numbers not individuals. Kids have to fail to get any help at all -- of your child needs special attention in a particular subject the parents are told to hire a tutor. There are a lot of fights and there is not enough done about bullying. Florida public schools are the pits and they need to be overhauled from top to bottom."
"As a teacher in Palm Beach County I have taught at several different middle schools in the area. The expectations for excellence placed upon the students, faculty AND staff are much higher at WLMS than any other school I have taught at. Yes, the school is old,and as in every school there are some teachers that are better than others. But the school continues to outperform all other "non-choice" middle schools in the district year after year. Don Estridge and Bak are excellent schools, but they are magnet schools and can pick and choose enrollment to a certain degree. Excellence is expected from everyone. Parent involvement is very high and the athletics generally excel. Unfortunately, our district tends to give technology preferences to at-risk or low performing schools. As a result, the technology is somewhat lacking (no permanent projector mounts, not many AV aids, lots of cords to trip on around the classrooms), but the school manages to incorporate technology pretty well, given what they have. Overall, as a teacher, I am very impressed with the school and look forward to many more years there!"