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  • Glenda Matheson

    Sara Scott Harllee Middle School2

    Bradenton, FL | Manatee County


    October 29, 2013

    I absolutely loved this school when I went there. Now a sophomore, I often compare teachers I have currently to the caring teachers I had at Harllee, and wish I had the opportunity to participate in as many activities as I did there. The TSA club was spectacular, as was my art class taught by Mrs. Lazar. I was definitely prepared for high school, actually I often found that I was over-prepared. As for Harllee Middle School, I completely and utterly give it a five star rating.

    August 19, 2013

    Harllee was a frustrating, extremely disappointing experience. In fact, I just received a letter from our School District offering my son a "scholarship" to transfer out of zone because Harllee received a GRADE F by the state. My son has ADHD & Harllee teachers allowed him to sit all day, every day & do nothing. Since they could not motivate him to participate in class, I offered to have him do all his classwork at home, to which they agreed. However, getting them to consistently provide assignments was a nightmare, even after he was approved for the 504 plan that legally bound them to provide me a weekly assignment list. They "say" they encourage parental involvement, but not true. I am able to get my son to work at home, so I know it is possible; yet, they were either unwilling or unable to accomplish that end in an entire year. My son failed 7th grade because Harllee failed him, but thanks to Florida Virtual School, he completed & passed his failed courses. We accepted the scholarship offer & he will be attending a school with an 8 out of 10 rating. We are hopeful now.

    Submitted by a parent

    January 12, 2013

    Teachers have a lot of heart at Harllee. Many poor students, struggling learners, and uninvolved parents are a challenge. However, Harllee staff members really care about the kids. Boys and Girls club is on site after school and staffed with many school employees for a safe and fun environment. AVID and LEAD programs are competitive with any other middle school in the district.

    Submitted by a teacher

    November 23, 2008

    This school has the a great technology program! Third best in Florida! Problems with this school are very overrated.

    Submitted by a parent

    January 2, 2008

    It was a great leaning experince.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 1, 2007

    harllee middle school is a great school I'm honored that my son and daughter go there

    Submitted by a parent

    August 11, 2005

    The school has a very good tech program. The Technology Student Association club at this school is among the top rated in the country. The things heard in the news are not as bad as they may seem. I suggest giving the school a chance.

    Submitted by a former student

    August 3, 2005

    over populated and very difficult to get the teachers to give the kids what they need.

    Submitted by a parent

    December 10, 2003

    This school fails in my opinion. The teachers are more worried about violence in the classrooms than in teaching. Pulled my children out of this school because of the violence.

    Submitted by a parent

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