Ms. Deborah Leal


Dear Parents and Students: 

On behalf of the faculty and staff, I welcome you to Hammocks Middle School, Home of the Hurricanes! I look forward to working with you in promoting and continuing to improve the educational achievement and excellence of this school, while creating an environment of inclusion, enjoyment of learning and exploration of possibilities and greatness where all children are encouraged to succeed and achieve.

It is the mission of Hammocks Middle School to develop students into confident, well balanced and independent young people who will strive toward high academic standards. Through a cross curricular, interdisciplinary approach, students will be given the necessary tools and nurturing so they may produce individualized growth and ultimately reach their highest potential.

Hammocks Middle School offers numerous programs designed to meet the many needs of our Hurricanes. Our Pre-law magnet school will continue to integrate our themes of justice, ethics, and conflict resolution into the core curriculum. Additionally, we are partnered with SpringBoard, which is the College Boardís Pre-AP Program, in order to further develop our studentsí knowledge and skills required for success in Advanced Placement courses in high school and college level studies. The key to success is high standards, both in academics and behavior, for all of our students. This takes hard work, dedication and a strong desire for excellence to make it happen.

Hammocks Middle School has consistently built its reputation of excellence through a highly skilled and experienced faculty and staff, along with an incredible parent and community involvement team who support and enhance the overall school program. With systematic instruction, high expectations, and curriculum alignment to the Sunshine State Standards, Hammocks Middle School students and staff consistently strive for academic excellence. This standard of excellence will continue to be our focus. We believe that when you visit our school, you will see these qualities demonstrated by those who constitute our school family!

Please enjoy browsing through our web site and see all of the wonderful activities and events that continually make our school a success. We hope you enjoy your virtual tour but I invite you to visit us in person. Once again, welcome to our school and letís have a great year!

Sincerely yours,

Deborah Leal

Principal of the Best Middle School Ever!!!



Ms. Theresa Gilbert

Assistant Principal of Curriculum




Ms. Nicolina Bonilla

Assistant Principal of School Operations
and Student Discipline