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Pedro Menendez High School7

Saint Augustine, FL | St. Johns County

February 14, 2015


The campus is god-awful. Landscaping needs to be redone entirely. It's really a shame because the architect/engineer that designed the school layed it out in a way that it could have been beautiful. The landscapers top all of the trees so they grow in ways that they shouldn't and there are weeds growing all throughout the courtyard. For the areas that do have plants there was obviously no planning and whoever did it had no clue what they were doing. A professional landscaper needs to be hired and fix this place up to give the students a better learning environment. More money needs to be allocated towards upkeep as well. The teachers are getting ready to get new laptops while the school bathrooms hardly ever had paper towels or even soap. The walkways have gum and dip spit all throughout it. The parking lot is just gross. The entire thing needs to be power-washed. Some of the doors throughout the school are broken and they can't even be bothered to life the gates at the end of the day. Have you tried cramming upwards of 500 kids from two double doors? It isn't a pleasant experience. This could easily be fixed with a wireless mechanism that makes them lift at the press of a button.

Submitted by a student

February 6, 2015


The community that supports this school is excellent. The staff works hard to provide a quality education especially the IB program. My child is learning excellent life skills.

Submitted by a parent

December 16, 2014


I rate this school low because they treat the students like children and not as adults. Some staff have favorites and let those favorites do whatever they want. They will not let any legal adult students to check out during exam week when they do not have an exam. I will admit that there are a handful of teachers and staff that are very nice and welcoming. They are the few that actually care and treat the students as if they are adults and mature. I have met with some students that are friends of my children and they agree that this school is not being fair. I am raising my children to be mature and learn the value of being an adult and this school is holding them back.

Submitted by a parent

August 11, 2013


I can say honestly, that I have been very happy with Pedro Menendez High School for my children and wouldn't have chosen any other school. Both of my children have been a part of the IB program, but there are a number of programs and academies to choose, so you can find the right fit for your child. There are athletic teams for them to become involved in, of course, but if they are not athletic, there are other clubs to choose, band, drama, literary club, Best Buddies, Anime Club, etc. so, again, they can find what interests them. I think all kids would feel a part of this school!

Submitted by a parent

August 11, 2013


Pedro Menendez High School is great because it offers an IB program and a Model UN club!

Submitted by a parent

September 25, 2009


My son is in 9th grade at PMHS and has done pretty well. He started this year in AVID which is an honors program for college-bound kids who are bright but lack effective study skills. ALL of the teachers in the program are excellent. He is finally learning how to study well and enjoys learning in this core group. This is a big school with a very broad mix of kids. However, there are enough opportunities here for just about any kid to thrive. There are several excellent academies and the sports programs seem to be well coached.

Submitted by a parent

March 3, 2008


My freshman son is doing very well here. I think this high school is a great stepping stone for his future. Baseball is the best here at pedro!!! you could'nt ask for a better, hard working coach. Coach Keith Daniels is no#1. He really works hard for these kids and they in return work out hard for him. I dont know too many coaches that let any player practice hitting and pitchin at his own home anytime!!! that to me is prove he loves his athletes. Patty halas (parent)

Submitted by a parent

January 3, 2008


I think Pedro Menendez High School is A # 1 ! It has been a wonderful blessing to my son, 'Mr. Menendez.' He is an avanced placement student and maintains a great attitude & grade point average by his own desires. We consider PMHS a '10'. The principals & teachers are awesome.

Submitted by a parent

August 15, 2007


The Best High School with the Best Teachers I wouldn't trade it for the world

Submitted by a student

September 19, 2006


Great High School! My son is a senior. We are very pleased with his performance, accomplishments and readiness for the next big step, the university. Thanks to all his teachers and specially Mrs. Masuita, his school counselor.

Submitted by a parent

October 6, 2005


This is a relatively new school barely 5 years old. This is the second principal. My child is in her third year. She is a mainstreamed student with an IEP and BIP. The school has been horrifically inconsistent in supplying her accommodations. When emailed or phoned, they either drag their fet or do not respond.

Submitted by a parent

August 19, 2005


It's only a few weeks into the new year, but I am pleased with the experience my two teenagers are having. Both are involved in the sports and seem to be happy with that. The volleyball coaches seem genuinely interested in the kids (and their academics). I also was pleased with the parent orientation for new students and their parents before school began. The only other issue has been how simple the math has been. I have one in Algebra and another in Algebra II and they seem to be doing pre-algebra work. They both admit it's VERY easy!

Submitted by a parent

August 2, 2004


My daugther loves this school due to its great classes and students. Thanks you for this school. It is the only school she can honestly say is great.

Submitted by a parent

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