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Alice B. Landrum Middle School10

Ponte Vedra Beach, FL | St. Johns County

December 3, 2014

Landrum has gotten better over the past two years with replacing the horrible principal they had previously, but still has a long way to go. There are a couple of teachers who have been teaching for 25+ years who are way past retirement. This is reflected in both their attitude and their teaching style. School Officials are always right regardless of circumstances or situation. If your child can go to another middle school, I would highly suggest it, don't subject them to this.

Submitted by a parent

September 27, 2013

Landrum Middle School is an AMAZING community school supported by caring staff and supportive parents. Elective options support a continuum of services in: language (overview in 6th grade, Spanish in 7th and 8th, and Spanish for high school credit and Chinese for high school credit in 8th grade), computer education (including CCC for high school credit in 8th), STEM courses (gaming, coding, TV production), physical education, Engaged Citizenship and Leadership, Art, Music, Drama, and Debate... The academic program is rigorous, preparing students for the full-implementation of the Common Core State Standards in 2014! The teachers and parents are "ALL IN" with commitment to the students and improving existing programs and technological infrastructure. Postive Behavior Support mechanisms ensure a proactive approach to student behavior, guiding students to make positive choices. Middle School is a beautiful period of growth and independence. LMS supports this development through building postive relationships and providing opportunities to get involved. Staff and students stand "United" for one another bc Landrum C.A.R.E.S! (Culture of Accepting and Respecting Every Student)!

Submitted by a teacher

September 26, 2013

Good, great, terrific, the words fall short of the experience we have had at Landrum...Caring teachers, plus Connected Principal, equal Quality School experience for kids.

Submitted by a parent

September 2, 2013

My eighth grader has had exemplary teachers at Landrum. We could not ask for higher standards in all areas of her education.

Submitted by a parent

August 8, 2013

I am a teacher at the high school that receives Landrum students. The kids come prepared for high school academically and socially. I will soon have a son in 6 th grade and they have made a great effort to make sure that he and the other 6 th graders feel welcome.

August 7, 2013

Landrum is an excellent school offering a wide selection of classes to meet the needs of students. Teachers are dedicated and hard working.

August 4, 2013

Landrum is a good school. My daughter is entering her second year at this school. Middle school is a tough transition for children and I feel that Landrum staff and administration does its best to minimize the stress of this transition. Each school goes through the pains of change however I feel each member of this school is intent on making the school a parent teacher supported place of education for each student at every learning level. The support is there. My daughter struggled with math. She was placed in a before school support class which helped her improve tremendously. I agree with the previous review. As a responsible parent, it is your duty to try and resolve your issues one on one with the teacher and administration. Posting negative comments hurts our children, their confidence and pride in their school as well as our community as a whole.

Submitted by a parent

May 28, 2013

Landrum is an excellent middle school with caring staff and a comprehensive plan for the transition of middle schoolers into high school. The staff cares deeply about the students well being and character is stressed at every level. Many new electives are being offered next year, to ensure there is an interest for all students. I have had children at Landrum going on 8 years now and also substitute teach there. I also serve on Landrum's PTO. Those who have posted negatively should please try to resolve their issues with teachers or administrators before placing negative comments online. This is counter- productive and hurts our entire community. Trisha Heffner

Submitted by a parent

May 1, 2013

Principal is horrible and will not communicate with parents other than to tell you how wrong you are. My child is in the "gifted" program, but that too has gone by the wayside. The new common core standards that are being shoved down to the children are terrible and actually lowering the learning standards. Landrum is not concerned with anything except FCAT scores. Private school is the way to go, and the Principal needs to be fired.

Submitted by a parent

January 28, 2013

I am extremely disappointed in this school. My children are in the academically gifted program, and the teachers are dis-engaged, and have absolutely no interest in helping students if they struggle and parent-teacher communication is all but non-existent. There is no individualized teaching/learning, the creative emphasis is a failure, and the teachers are either overwhelmed or angry or dis-engaged. It is a factory. The new principal is non-existent, and I have no idea what her goals for the school are, other than FCAT objectives. How sad.

Submitted by a parent

December 5, 2012

Teacher quality is highly variable, from excellent to poor, so it's the "luck of the draw" as to how well you'll be taught. While the overall student body has a high achieving intelligent selection bias due to being in Ponte Vedra, the school does little to enhance the knowledge base, creativity or anything else beyond a typical middle school. Principal leadership is not good, from my view, and is more defensive than productive or proactive. Parental involvement is good, but the enthusiasm is less than for PV High or the elementary schools. Landrum is the weak link of the PV schools and not improving, but still only temporary. The elementary schools, PVPV and Rawlings are excellent, and PV high is very good and improving.

Submitted by a parent

March 7, 2012

My daughter attends Landrum, and is constantly stressed with the amount of homework. Many of the teachers have unreasonably high expectations. My daughter is doing about 4 hours of homework a night. She seems to have a test or a quiz every day. Some of the teachers are absent a lot, and take forever to grade papers and tests.

Submitted by a parent

March 2, 2012

School is not different than another MS around, just located in PV and has less multicultural group of students.School officials are concentrated on rules,limits and scores instead of be worry about educational process and academic success for every child. Teachers sites mostly not up to date and can not be counted as a help for parents who want to be involved. Parent Assist could be a useful tool if it could be updated frequently. Very limited help or support for the struggling kids and no help for the parents who ask for it.I do understand that some kids are not an ideal students, but schools were never established only to serve and educate ideal children. We need to make sure that no child is left behind just because he or she requires a different approach in teaching.

Submitted by a parent

October 11, 2010

School is great if your child is academically gifted however it is really easy for your child to fall off the radar if they struggle in anyway. Limited help or support for the child. Poor parent/teacher connection (teachers only reach out if your child is failing entire grade, bad quarter isnt enough for them to pick up the phone). The fallback is Parent Assist which is a useful tool but there are too many excuses about why there are discrepencancies.

Submitted by a parent

August 19, 2009

Its a very good school with hard working teachers. Not the nicest kids. The system over all is not all that good but i wouldn't say it was terrible either.

Submitted by a student

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