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About This School

McLaughlin Middle School is a public middle school in Lake Wales. The principal of McLaughlin Middle School is Ms. Sharon Chipman, who can be contacted at 801 children attend McLaughlin Middle School and identify primarily as White, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Black, non-Hispanic. 6% of the McLaughlin Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 79% of the 801 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at McLaughlin Middle School is 12:1. Bok Academy is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 40% 45%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Black, non-Hispanic 27% 21%
Hispanic 27% 28%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.5% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 79% 67%
Limited English proficiency 6% 11%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    My daughter does well at the school. She is in advanced placement classes. She scored well on the fcat I found the sixth grade and seventh grade teachers to be excelent. She does not mind sitting on the bleachers before schoool. She is active in drama a great program. We recently attended a family bowling night. Few families showed up but it was still fun. Just like everything in life. It is what you make it.

  • (1 year ago)

    I'm parent of a 6th grade student at this school. All I can say is 'wow!' And I'm not being positive. This school spends so much time creating a structured enviornment for these students that it is similar to military/prison. The go to school and sit on a bench outside. They can't stand around and talk to friends. They sit. A song (yes a song) plays and they go to class. Lunch is not get up and walk around. They sit in a designated order (apparently by sex) and can not get up till a teacher calls out their class to leave. What!? this school puts so much effort into controlling order but is a D school! Last year test scores were 30%!! Would it really hurt to stop treating/turning these kids into a bunch of robots and focus on the education!?? The child is in grade 6 and she 'rarely' has homework.. on a plus note if you drop your child off early they don't like any kid hanging around in front of the school so they put them in a room with a teacher. My daughter uses that as a tutor if she needs help with homework. All together I am not impressed.

  • (4 years ago)

    its a great school my son loves it its so much better than bok

  • (5 years ago)

    the best school ever! its not fair that our funds are cut because of bok!

  • (5 years ago)

    I am an alumni from this school and I must say it was ridiculous. The teaching was well but the discipline was terrible and unjust and I must say I hated all three years I was there. It was pointless and the saddest days of my school career. But I did enjoy the band program Mr.Chance rocks.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a sixth grader at Mclaughlin.Everyday I am scared to go to school.whether it's the gang activity bullies or mean teachers.It is the worst school I have ever been to. I am really hoping to be accepted into Jewett Academy!

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