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  • Lynnhaven Middle School6

    Virginia Beach, VA | Virginia Beach City County


    February 3, 2015

    Not pleased with the administration. Guidance, Mr. Oberlander, is unavailable in times of crisis and class scheduling. The principal, Dr Hoyle, is unapproachable, unpleasant, and condescending. I don't expect warm and fuzzy from her but I do expect respect when I am attentive to the needs of my child and his teachers. Teachers are not responding to time sensitive emails. Nurse assistant is unpleasant and difficult to work with for both parents and students. The RN is approachable and understanding. Zero problems in elementary school and now it seems like nothing but problems. Looking forward to having both of my children in high school!!!

    Submitted by a parent

    August 11, 2014

    It's a great school I loved going there for 6th grade but in 7th grade there was a new principle and it was very poor at that point. She had the teachers walk the kids in single file lines like we were in elementary school! I am kind of glad I moved and am not going to this school. I felt that if I did I wouldn't be prepared for high school at all if I continues here if the principle didn't change her ways which I doubt she wil. I doubt she even cared about the students.

    June 10, 2014

    My daughter has been going to this school for 1.5 years and is about to move on tonhigh school. My opinion of this school is not a good one. There are always fights, like a ridulous amount. The principal seems to not care about the students at all. At one of the sports awards nights. She spoke a minute and when she was done she pointed to her watch, looked at the athletic director and left. She did that two out of the three times in one year at the sports awards. At the city finals track meet, she left before it was.over when the girls team had already had an undefeated season and also took 1st place in the city championships. There was no plaque made with the girls name on it, no big sigh hung in the gym . NOTHING was donr for all of thier hard work. She is also the type of person that tries to speak articulated to make herself sound smart, when actually it sounds like she is make up words that no one had heard of. If I was given a choice my daughter would not have gone to this school

    Submitted by a parent

    June 6, 2014

    My child loved going to Lynnhaven!! The teachers are caring and my child really enjoyed school here. The only negative is that the teacher/parent communication is lacking. I really wish the teachers would send out a weekly email with assignments. I think this would help my child be more organized and help parents be more involved.

    Submitted by a parent

    June 5, 2014

    Not too pleased with this school. My oldest child entered 6th grade this year. The parent-teacher communication is lacking. It has been hard going from such an awesome elementary school to this middle school.

    Submitted by a parent

    May 22, 2014

    This school was ok for my 6th and 7th grade year but my eighth grade year it went downhill. Most of the teachers are amazing at this school and they are blessed to have them. The administration has a prison-like approach to working with kids. For example, in eighth grade, the new principal started having the teachers walk the kids single file down to lunch. These are kids that are supposed to be getting ready for high school! After school activities are the worst. The groups that kids try out for select only a few people each and the same people get into all of them. The school does not recognize how many amazing people attend the school. Also the blocks (classes) are about two hours and you learn the entire time with no breaks. The lack of school spirit is amazing at this school. Almost everyone seems to hate coming. As a student I am surprised how low down a school can go in a matter of months. I hope that most will have a better experience than I have had at Lynnhaven Middle School. I usually don't write reviews but this school has made my 8th grade year horrible and I dearly hope some changes will be made at this school.

    May 7, 2014

    Worst school ever. Do not send your child here. A staff member physically abused my child and is still there!

    Submitted by a parent

    January 21, 2014

    LMS has great teachers, massive parental involvement and is safe. Students are well prepared for high school!

    Submitted by a parent

    May 6, 2013

    Lynnhaven middle is a good school with very kind teachers that are very nice and helpful. I have been there for 3 years and I am about to finish the 8th grade. This is a good school but the only bad thing is all of the drama and the fighting . About a month ago there was 5 fights in one day. I saw all of them and there were about 8 kids that were in OSS

    May 30, 2012

    My daughter is in 6th grade and I have been very happy with the transition she has made to middle school. I cannot say enough about how wonderful the new principal is both her leadership style and involvement with the students are exemplary! My daughter is in all advance classes and I find her workload challenging yet manageable. Whenever I have had a question or concern, all her teachers have been very responsive in getting back with me. Overall, a wonderful school!

    Submitted by a parent

    May 3, 2012

    In an era when so many middle schools get a bad rap, Lynnhaven Middle shines as one of the best!! With a new administration the morale with the staff has grown immensely. As a result, the students are thriving. There is great collaboration between administration, staff, and the PTA. Everyone truly cares about the students and wants them all to have opportunities for success. I have one child who has had three fabulous years and Lynnhaven and another who will enter Lynnhaven next year. My oldest is very prepared for high school and I am excited and proud to be sending my youngest to Lynnhaven!! This school deserves a top rating on this website!!

    Submitted by a parent

    April 19, 2012

    Lynnhaven Middle is a loving and caring environment where the teachers genuinely care about the well being of the students. My son loves going to school everyday! He enjoys it and looks forward to it!

    Submitted by a parent

    November 5, 2010

    We just moved here from California.. Wow what a difference in teaching methods.. All and all my son has had an awesome experience here. I like how strick the staff is, and not allowing bad behaviour. I only had one issue and that was we are not a big internet family, and it seems the school promotes this alot. My husband and I perfer an old fashioned texted book. All in all this is a good school with lots to offer and he feels safe here.

    Submitted by a parent

    October 25, 2009

    I reallly love this school and i thought I would hate middle school. As I know of bullying doesn't go on too much and I should know considering I am in the eigth grade.. so have been going to this schoool for 3 years. This school is great. The teachers aare great. Obviously not all teachers can be great at a school, but here most of them are..... 5 stars LMS

    Submitted by a student

    August 13, 2009

    My son went there it has a little bit of fights but my school did to. All in all it was a very well rounded school

    Submitted by a parent

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