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About This School

W. D. Sugg Middle School is a public middle school in Bradenton. The principal of W. D. Sugg Middle School is Ms. Sharon Scarbrough and can be contacted at scarbros@manateeschools.net. 833 students attend W. D. Sugg Middle School and are mostly White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 5% of the W. D. Sugg Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 77% of the 833 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at W. D. Sugg Middle School is 18:1. Sunshine Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 49% 51%
Hispanic 32% 30%
Multiracial 3% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 15% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% 0.06%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77% 55%
Limited English proficiency 5% 4%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    Sugg Middle School is great! For all types of students! Our staff is always welcome to have new faces as well as new students to be in our school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I have mixed emotions about this place. As my eighth grade year comes to a close I don't really know how to describe the past three. First off I will go ahead and say that the quality of the students has greatly diminished over the course of three years. Many MANY kids are very immature here and I've seen many fights on campus arrests and vicious people who barely know me and completely cuss me out in the hallway if I so much as bump into them. This school has given me many wonderous academic oppertunities though and is preparing me for high school where hopefully the kids will be a bit more mature. The reward events like dances are a drag though and there seems to be more and more "street talk" here everyday as there is graffiti on the bathroom wall. This school does have TSA and I love it and have won a first place trophy in only my first year! I pray that kids who come here after me will see an improvement in student maturity quality. The teachers and staff are excellent and are probably just as tired of the day by day immaturity that goes on as I am. This school was a mixed experience for me. Great teachers and academics HORRIBLE 80 percent of the student "gangstas"

  • (5 years ago)

    I went to sugg for only a few weeks. The kids there are not very nice at all very few electives and the fact that the cafeteria doesnt serve many healthy foods. But it is good the way they use technology. Everyone gets a Mac computer and uses it in most of their classes. The thing is if there were nicer kids and less violence I think it would be a wonderful school.

  • (5 years ago)

    This is the greatest school of all time. Why give it a 5/10 greatschools.org? There aren't many electives but the teachers are great and will prepare you for the future. This school is definitely worth attending. I finished all three middle school levels here. I finished my middle school life with straight As and two awards (History and Presidential). Don't trash this school. A great counselor Mr. Baietto is the best person over there. Never trash Sugg!

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter went their for 7th-8th gradee. Their werent many electives to chose from and not much variety of cafeteria food in the lunch room. Although I would also like to point out that the academic acheivement rate has been up thhe past few years.

  • (8 years ago)

    My daughter was at sugg for 6th grade and I feel it is a good school for academics but there is not much to offer kids in extracurricular activities. No art drama broadcasting cheerleading graphic arts etc. My daughters love for school deminished while attending Sugg Middle school. She is attending a different school for 7th grade

  • (10 years ago)

    I have mixed reviews and concerns about the quality of education my son is receiving in some classes and lack of understanding how an Asperger's Child learns. I am concerned that his 2nd revised IEP is still not meeting his needs. He excells in many subjects but has difficulty staying on task. He often feels very overwhelmed and anxious. Sometimes he feels unsafe because AS kids often say things out of context. He feels like he is a failure when he comes home. We have another IEP meeting with the new ESE Director. I have been advocating for him and want him to be in a place where he can develop appropriate social skills and let everyone see what a great kid he is. I am considering another school.

  • (11 years ago)

    I remember when I as at Sugg for my 6th grade year. It was the best year ever. I remember all my friends and the trouble we would get into. I remember ending up in Officer O's office a lot of times. But the teachers you could see how devoted to their work they are how much they really love teaching and the way they teach is very easy to learn. They dont confuse you in what they say. The Assit. Principal's you can see they're very busy trying to keep the school in order trying to keep up to date with the students and trying very hard to be there when you need them. Guidence counselors are very heplful in underdstanding any problem are great listeners and great advisors. Officer O is a great person to talk to when no other latino is around. He really loves his job. Although it sometimes looks or seems like the students dont care sleep time is durning class and nobody's listening. The students will learn to respect your name once they understand everything you've tried to explain to them. THey'll look back on times and think 'Wow I really understand what my teachers were trying to teach me.' I know for me I thought 'School's a waste! Who cares?' But as it turns out I respect my teachers for every time-out every extended day and every referral. Over time I've learned that they were just looking out for my well being. Thank You all for being the great teachers principals and officer that you are. Keep the great work up and keep the Sugg in shape. Naomy Velazuqez - 2000-2001

  • (11 years ago)

    This school gave my daughter an outstanding education especially in technology. She loves working on her projects and can't wait to get to school every day.

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