This used to be a good school. The new principal obviously does not know what she is doing. From technology gaffs to not knowing what the heck is going on in classrooms - it is BAD! Do yourself a favor and steer clear of the "terrific" Hunter's Creek schools - they aren't that great and the high school Freedom is a nightmare! Better yet steer clear of Florida altogether if you want a good education for your children.
Hunters Creek Middle School is a public middle school in Hunters Creek. The principal of Hunters Creek Middle School is Ms. Anne Carcara. 1,134 students go to Hunters Creek Middle School and identify primarily as Asian; Black, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 10% of the Hunters Creek Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 50% of the 1,134 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Hunters Creek Middle School is 18:1. Osceola County School of Arts is one of the nearest middle schools.
- Ceramics sculpture
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Video film production
- Cross country
- Field hockey
- P.E. classes
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.4%||0.4%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||50%||62%|
|Limited English proficiency||10%||14%|
Not good at all! The new principal is incompetent and the staff speak to the students in demeaning ways. Nothing but a bunch of teachers on their high horses. My child lost a lot of self confidence while attending this school.
Love this school because of the amazing faculty and staff! We have had a positive experience with our daughter who will now be entering into the 8th grade. The teachers have all responded immediately to any concerns and have accommodated my daughter with extra support academically. The principal is amazing and runs a great school with teachers who care to try hard enough to lead students into a successful future. As with any school just keep a close eye on the influences friends.
The staff is very nice to the students my daughter loved her teachers. HOWEVER the academics are failing primarily because there is a lot of CHEATING going on between the students and the students are in turn FAILING ACADEMICALLY and setting themselves up for FAILURE AS ADULTS and the teachers have no clue this is happening! My daughter was helping a lot of students with answers because she is a nice person and I had to explain to her that she cannot do this and why it is not good for anyone's future and illegal! So everyone is very nice but academically these kids are not getting the proper attention dedication or supervision. Which of course is horrible for the futures of these children out in the real world.
Excellent school very satisfied with the faculty and support provided to my students. I like the daily alerts on assignments. One thing that could be improved is that all the teachers use the progress book updates.
My second child is in 6th grade there now. I found it to be a good experience for my older son when he was there as well. I have found that the teachers and staff are very responsive if you reach out to them; they are very quick to respond to emails. At the Open House I noticed that the teachers all seem to very proud of the students and seem very happy to be there. The principal Dr. Border seems to be well respected by the teachers and staff. I have not noticed very much turnover in the years between my children attending. My daughter is feels very safe there. The transitions into the school from elementary school and from HCMS to FHS were both very easy for the kids.
i go to this school and i think it is completely safe no issues come whats so ever.If an issue strikes us 'The Eagles' we strike back !!!!!
this school is more than great espically the education and the teachers i rated it 5 but if i could make it more i tottlay would!!!!
The last of my three children will be graduating this year from HCMS. Overall it has been a great experience for us. They were high performers (top 95%tile) and the school kept them challenged. The music program is also exceptional for a Middle School.
My son is in 6th grade at this school. So far I have been disappointed in the quality of teaching and the lack of communication between parents and teachers. There is no homework to speak of and my son (in adv. classes) is not challenged at all. Zero communication from the teachers makes me feel like my son fell into a black hole once he started attending this school.
It's a great school. My child is challenged and motivated to do the best. The teachers are very caring and supportive.
The academic programs are excellent they are an A rated school. They have many great programs in music which my son was involved in as well as many other extracurricular activites. The only negitive thing I would say and I didn't know this til I started this inquiry into the school where where are moving is it s a as my son just told me ' It's a very smart school but its a rough school there are at least a couple fights a week.' He also just told me it always seems to be the same kids and the school was good for expelling those who were repeat offerners.He said as long as you were smart enough you just stay away from the trouble makers. He did enjoy almost all of his teachers.
Hunters Creek Middle was a graet experience for my son. The staff is outstanding and the facilities are great.
We moved to the area specifically to be in the HCMS district and were not disappointed. At the age where teenagers are susceptible to much distractions and do not focus on academics as well as they should the HCMS faculty actively get involved with comprehensive teacher/student/parent communications. Our daughter like many others went through this spell and fell of the trail a bit but with the right coaxing and mentoring really turned it around by the time she graduated from 8th grade. A disinterested average to bad student turned into an enthusiastic good to very good student that is rearing to start high school. The teachers at HCMS are open and very responsive. In our daughters case they did adjust some classes to assist her development positively. The academic programs are challenging (as they should be) and our daughter participated in the choir - the seasonal shows are a joy!
Being first year parents of a middle schooler we didn't know what to expect. We'd hoped for the same level of responsiveness we received during our son's elementary school years; however we found that was not the case at least at HCMS. In all fairness other middle schools may have this problem and problem yes it was. We found it very disturbing that when we had a concern or inquiry we had to go through several obstacles before receiving a response if a response was received at all. Not to confirm the old cliche 'one bad apple - spoils the bunch' there were outstanding staff members that held up to their end of the commitment to provide excellent education and support; and then there were the less desirable apples that made you regret your child attended the school all together. Overall our son's experience at HCMS could have been better.
The Principal Harriet Coleman is totally unaware of what is going on in her school. There is a huge problem with children bullying each other and the Principal has a hush hush policy. She does not advocate the parents being advised as to what there children are doing. She is more worried about her school grade than taking care of her students. In the cafeteria the children group together in the homogenous clans and do not welcome other children in. I think that this school and its administrators would benefit from a moral characther and development program. We need to teach our children that no matter what there color we are all here in the USA to live learn play and work together in harmony....FREEDOM - what this country is based on.
This a great school because of the etachers and all the environment.
Having 2 children to attend HCMS we found it to be an average school that got our children through grades 6-8. We think the communication between teachers and parents needs to be strengthened considerably. Getting a conference scheduled took an incredible amount of phone calls not to mention that the conferences were never scheduled less than a month away (at least in our case) which we felt was 'after the fact' and didn't help our children as much as if we were able to meet with the teachers in a more prompt time frame. When we did meet no more than 2 teachers met with us which goes against the HCMS policy that you must meet with the entire team of teachers that your child has. We were glad to move on to high school!
Hunters Creek Middle school should not be recomended to anyone. There is way to much violence there and way to many children. The school does provide a some what good education if they could get through a whole class with out a fight breaking out.
It's a great school very academic oriented. They need to have more fun things for the students.