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About This School

Kathleen Middle School is a public middle school in Kathleen. The principal of Kathleen Middle School is Mr. Brett Butler, who can be contacted at brett.butler@polk-fl.net. 842 children attend Kathleen Middle School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 5% of the Kathleen Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 79% of the 842 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Kathleen Middle School is 13:1. Sleepy Hill Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Volleyball
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 54% 45%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 22% 21%
Hispanic 19% 28%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.3% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 67%
Limited English proficiency 5% 11%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    Kathleen Middle is not that bad of a school. I agree they spend most of their time worried about dress code. But if you seen what those children are wearing to school you would to. The girls are dressing like whores and the boys always have their pants on the ground. I admit that they do let the kids off easy put that the way it has to be. If one kid gets away with it then a whole bunch of kids would want to do it. Also the teachers do not worry about dress code because the deans are walking in the room at an unpredictable time. Kathleen Middle is a great fun place to send your children. The only reason why they are so strict is because they have to be. So don't let the other parents fool you into not sending your child there.

  • (2 years ago)

    i did get some friends there but its a horrible school. i dont like it. i would not recogmend your child to go there

  • (3 years ago)

    Totally agree with the comments about the staff (not the teachers so much as the gustapo style Deans) being more concerned with belts and keeping everyone "under control". My straight-A daughter was sent to ISS this week for not wearing a belt for the first time. They spend most lunch periods on "silent lunch"...and they don't mean "quiet lunch"...if you are caught even mouthing a word you get put on the stage in front of everyone to eat your lunch. They paint their bathrooms black and are just in general what I would consider LAZY. They do all they can to make their jobs easier and have not a concern at all for the students school experience. They are basically treated like a bunch of cattle to be run through the shoots as quickly and quietly as possible.

  • (4 years ago)

    awesome school i go to this school and its the best school ive been to!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is horrible! All of the students are on a lock down basically every week. And the administrators care more about dress code then the students' academics! This school is so pathetic. Please do not send your kid(s) to this school. Its a dictatorship.

  • (6 years ago)

    kathleen is one of the most well educaded school.it is not true that teachers spend most of the day fixing the students shirts.The princepal makes dances or field days so the students dont forget to tucked in their shirts or leave the belt at home.so dont let other people convice you that Kathleen Middle School is a bad school because all the students that go there are very smart and talented

  • (6 years ago)

    Its a great school and its not true that they say kathleen is a bad school.It may seen that they aren't learning anything but you will see the grades go up.

  • (8 years ago)

    No child can be themselves at school and that is sad.

  • (10 years ago)

    Teachers spend most of the day everyday harrassing students about what clothes they wear. Sending students to office over froggotten belts.. untucked shirts.. is #1 priority for this school...! If as more time was spent on teaching that they were hired to do.. then student education would improve greatly. If you want your child to get a education you will serve your child best by sending them to another school even if it means moving to do so.

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