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Glenda Matheson
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Brookside Middle School7

Sarasota, FL | Sarasota County

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October 1, 2014


Brookside Middle is a great educational institution. They have a caring community of teachers and staff. The person who posted the June 23rd 2014, is not correct in his evaluation of the situation. The teacher that resigned was NOT guilty of anything but teaching his students, as a matter of fact he is one of the best teachers that Brookside has ever had on that campus. This person making the accusations needs to put a check on his own life and his children's lives before pointing the finger outward. Be an example to your children, and stop going on a witch hunt to collect money by wrongly accusing our staff. Your nephew admitted to making the entire situation up. This teacher was not fired, he left due to a family illness. Oh and by the way, this is the same teacher that took care of your nephew when he was ill and his mother kept sending him to school. This same teacher drove from Venice to north Sarasota daily to pick up two boys on the track team at 7am, daily. This is the same teacher that bought many on the track team shoes cause they didn't have the money to buy them. Next time think before you wrongly accuse, WE know the truth!

Submitted by a teacher

September 30, 2014


I pulled my child out of this school last year. Mental abuse by teachers is unacceptable. Can you imagine teachers telling students how stupid they are and they will never get anywhere in life while only handing them packets and not actually teaching them? This is a horrible school and I am so glad my child no longer has to endure the negative attitudes from the adults here.

Submitted by a parent

June 23, 2014


Brookside middle is not a school for an African-American child. This past 2013 2014 school year was like a horror movie for my child and my nephew. Both of them were put in a underground railroad skit and my nephew was in a skit where he played the role of a female slave. The teacher that was responsible for the skits was fired but only after long discussions with the school board and the officials of Brookside middle. These claims are 100% true and I feels it be my civic duty to warn anyone thinking of sending their child to this racist school. But by all means don't take my word for it check the school out yourself ask questions you owe that much to your precious child . Please by all means ask questions.

Submitted by a parent

April 7, 2010


I have really enjoyed our experience at Brookside Middle School. The staff is dedicated and very helpful in every way!!! I want to thank all of you!!! Michael Z

Submitted by a parent

December 12, 2009


i love this school it may not be nice as pine veiw or ssas but it is a great school the teachers are very serius about their students they help them when they need it i thinnk that parents need to check their backpack before and arter school

Submitted by a student

November 8, 2009


This is a great school! The teachers are highly educated and it doesn't matter which program you choose! The same curriculum is taught in both the IB program as well as the Academy of Technology program. The IB program is not the same as the Riverview IB program so don't be swindled!

Submitted by a parent

May 21, 2009


Brookside is a terrible school for gifted children. My child goes there and is unchallenged,unenthused,and can't wait until next year starts. Hopefully,the teachers will be better suited for bright kids and not focus entirely on negative reenforcement, rather be more encouraging and more positive. This isn't kindergarten and they should not be treated like it is.Some teachers should treat the students with a little bit more respect and they, in return, might get some back. There are a couple of teachers that are good, but the overall experience here has been awful.

Submitted by a parent

October 30, 2008


i go to brookside its an awsome school :) its fun every ones nice and kind..

Submitted by a student

May 13, 2008


Brookside is awesome and i highly recommend it. IB is awesome and we have great activities for student who get 3.0 gpa and higher! also great after school programs and staff!

Submitted by a student

March 25, 2008


Brookside is a really great school. I loooovveee the activies there.

Submitted by a student

February 13, 2008


I am going to this school right now, and I am enjoying every minute of it. I highly recommend the International Baccaulaureate Program for any 5th grader going to this school next year. At first you may seem uneasy about starting middle school, but once you come here, you will be glad you did!

Submitted by a student

February 5, 2008


I recomend this school highly. I recomend the ib program. Its an awsome school with kind, great teachers and staff. Thats why im going to come back here next year to 8th grade.

Submitted by a student

February 5, 2008


An awesome school with kind, great teachers and staff.

Submitted by a student

December 1, 2007


I think this is a great school for my child to go to. I like the organization and the amount of corage to teach my kid and I love that [they] get her on task and ready for high school.

Submitted by a parent

August 1, 2007


im going to that school next year and i heard it was great

Submitted by a student

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