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David Jacobs

Martha B. King Middle School6

Bradenton, FL | Manatee County


March 6, 2015

This used to be a great school, but the new principal has dropped teacher moral so low that some good, caring, highly trained teachers are leaving due to the outright abuse leveled at the staff as well as the students.

Submitted by a parent

April 29, 2014

Great school something for everyone we came from Indiana and my daughter loved it great teachers, kids , sports programs and band programs can't say enough about this school

Submitted by a parent

September 8, 2012

I'm in my eighth grade year at King Middle School and can honestly say I love it. It is the best middle school in the area, and teaches the students what they mean. And to those who say that we are behind other states, it's because of the overall state's government for education. Almost every school has a dress code, and most are worse then ours. They let you where what you want, as long as its not revealing. I love the amount of higher education you can get there, in regular subjects, and in your electives. Narrow mindedness? No, not really. They treat everyone the same, not just the upper class. It all depends on if you do the work or not, and that's how they judge you, if at all. All the teachers there have to teach the same plan that every school in the state has too, but they do it in an amazing way. I would suggest sending your kids here!

May 2, 2012

Extremely pleased with this school! The high academic standards are second to none in the county. For the majority of children attending, if they follow the rules (which are enforced!) and work hard, they have a very positive experience. The only complaints I hear are from parents who children have either behavior problems or social problems and they feel that somehow the school has a responsibility to "fix" it. My own experience, as well as the many, many others I know, has found the teachers and administration very caring and VERY focused on student success. If you want rigorous standards that will prepare your child for high school academically and socially, this is the place.

Submitted by a parent

March 30, 2012

I like this school for the teachers, but this school has organization issues and lack of leadership. They sweep lots of behaviour and bullying issues under the rug calling it Horseplay on paper to make it look good. Their is alot of favortisim at this school and clickiness, I am disappointed in the administration! This is an undisciplined school.

Submitted by a parent

June 11, 2009

king is a great place to go to school, anyone would be happy to go there.

Submitted by a student

September 18, 2006

Martha B King is a great school. My daughter is in the sevent grade now and she still loves the school and enjoys attending. The teachers pay attention to their students and show interest in each of them. They motivate the kids well. We are very pleased with King and their faculty and administration.

Submitted by a parent

September 29, 2005

I used to go to king but I moved I and loved going their and seeing all my friends. I think it is the best school I've gone to so far. I go to a different school now and it isn't near as good as king.

Submitted by a former student

August 25, 2005

I have 2 children going to this school one in 7th and one in 8th. This school is not very good with accommadating special needs children. Education wise they are above par compared with other schools in the area but behind other states.

Submitted by a parent

August 11, 2005

Someone needs to look at establishing what constitutes 'above and beyond' harrassment of students and establish a policy to limit non-productive rules.

Submitted by a parent

May 17, 2005

The teachers at King Middle School are very devoted to making sure that their students get the education they need to survive out in the real world. The music system is wonderful and they work on every little thing to make sure the students will do their best at a performance. Physical education explores a new sport every few weeks, but sometimes doesn't get into a sport enough to learn it all the time. The parents are very involved and help to make decisions on the school. The programs at King Middle School are all around five star rating, although the current situation that the students have to be taken out to Braden River Highschool is a little frustrating and lowers the performance of students a little less than usual.

Submitted by a student

February 9, 2004

Children at King Middle School are barraged with constant favoritism and unfairness from teachers and staff. By only enforcing rules of dress code and behavior upon children of lower economic status, students here receive a harsh lesson in the uglier side of upper-middle class materialism and narrow mindedness. In their time at King Middle, my daughters (who later attended prestigious colleges) suffered at the hands of immature, catty teachers who only taught children to conform.

Submitted by a parent

January 15, 2004

Both of my sons attended King Middle School. I agree with the other parents who said that it is the best public middle school in Manatee County. Everyone who lives in the area knows it. My step children who went to a private school in Michigan, didn't recieve the quality of education our children got here.

Submitted by a parent

January 8, 2004

King is the best middle school in Manatee County. Every staff member has gone out of there way to answer my son's needs and bent over backwards to ensure quality education is top priority! I highly recommend King to all those I encounter who inquire about the schools performance.

Submitted by a parent

October 19, 2003

My daughter went there and two teachers flunked her, math and english, I took her out and put her in Lincoln Middle, from there she went to Manatee, on the honors roll and went to Harvard, she is now one of Boston's best lawyers. The teachers at King are unfair and don't teach in a way the students achieve.

Submitted by a parent

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