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1050 East Carver Road
Tempe, AZ 85284

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3 stars
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January 18, 2013
If a child is experiencing an issue, there are many ways to deal with it. And, this school has numerious programs including the Rachel's Challenge FOR Clubs. My son has numerous friends who attend KMS from his football teams and I've never heard the remarks below from any of those parents.

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2013
Racism and bullying are bigl a problem at KMS, especially if you are a white male. The administration is aware of the problem(s), but have not found an effective way to deal with it, citing "cultural differences." There are some really good teachers at the school and their performing arts program is one of the best in the district. However, the social environment , lack of respect for authority, low academic expectations, and frequent classroom disruptions, result in a poor learning environment. If your child does not academically qualify for the "Prep Program," I would strongly consider enrolling your child in another middle school.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2012
I went here for all 3 of my middle school years and found it to be an excellent school! I got plenty of help from staff and fellow students. i also learned A LOT. I think that anyone who feels that there is bullying due to race, then thats not completely true. It never has anything to do with race when being bullied..a student normally brings it upon themselves or the bullies just pick a feature to torment a student for. So, saying that it's "not a good school to go to if youre white" , is completely and utterly FALSE. And also "buses in too many kids from undesirable areas to keep enrollment up" is also false. They just giving students an equal opportunity to get a good education and KMS is the place to get t!

- submitted by a community member
October 28, 2012
I ended up taking my kid out due to constant bullying. Not a good school to go to if your white! Lots of racisim in Kyrene Middle School and the Administration can't stop it.

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2011
We came from an expensive private school and KMS has exceeded our expectations! Challenging classes, approachable teachers who enjoy what they do and great leadership from the principal. At the private school, every decision and change was painstaking with administration taking forever to complete a task. At KMS, they jump right in, make the change, analyze it, tweek it and so far... the experience has been a success for my child. I feel my child is well prepared for high school (and perhaps college too) after the courses taken and also had great exposure to music, art, P.E. and computers. I give KMS a big thumbs up and am looking forward to the new challenges they have in store for my next child who will attend middle school soon.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2011
Kyrene Middle School buses in too many kids from undesirable areas to keep enrollment up,and the apples dont fall far from the trees if you know what i mean.My son tells me of fights every day at the bus area,loud disruptive students, and teachers that are overwhelmed with "BAD APPLES"

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2009
its a great school to go to and they have great teacher's

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June 23, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 19, 2009
This school has had some growing pains, but I am still pleased with the education my child received at KMS. The Music and Art Dept. are amazing. There are some incredible teachers at KMS, a prep program, and lots of opportunities for all. Sure there are some 'bad apples' as in any school but overall I feel my daughter had a great experience at KMS.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2009
I love KMS, it has great diversity and has great teachers! I love it here!

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April 07, 2009
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March 18, 2009
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February 26, 2009
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no rating October 14, 2008
I would not let my daughter attend KMS this year after what I learned from last year. We moved here 6 yrs ago to be in a great school district, loved Waggoner, hated KMS...what a disappointment! The school has gone down in so many areas. Test scores, which many parents tried to bring to the schools attention in various meetings, but very little if any changes were make. The constant discipline the teachers are having to deal with, taking away from the other student's learning. Their form of punishment. The bullying that is constant and students are afraid of retaliation. My daughter said there were fights almost every day out by the buses, behind the buildings, everywhere. She did not feel safe and I did not feel like school should be a scary place for her. We are so happy we enrolled her in a charter school this year.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2008
KMS is a great school that gives lots of opportunities to some students who may not otherwise have had the chance to experience all middle school should be. Are there challenges? Yes, but my experience has been that the challenges are delt with in a timely professional manner. My youngest daughter attended all 3 years and participated in student council, drama club, a media class, chorus, Spanish and a musical production. She has made life-long friends and was always happy about going to school. All of the teachers we had the pleasure of meeting were AWESOME! Ms. Pam Adams is the best! She is always willing to help and always friendly and should be back at the front desk! Change is not easy but all children deserve a chance at a quality education and thanks to KMS for providing one!

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2008
Ineffective and incompetent. The teachers and staff used to spend their time teaching. So much time is wasted every day correcting behaviors, breaking up fights and handing out detentions that bear no consequences. Obviously detention is an ineffective form of discipline as the students spend the time napping, texting and listening to smuggled music at their desks. During class the teachers waste so much time explaining concepts to kids who don't care they can't challenge the ones who do want to learn. Maybe if we flunked more kids and rewarded the ones who did great our scores would be higher.

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May 17, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 27, 2008
The test scores and accountablity for KMS have decreased over the last few years. I have been very disappointed in this schol, because of the some of the teacher quality, unsafe campus, and lack of challenging work. Their are a few great teachers, but unfortunately the bad outweighs those few teachers. I would not recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2008
this has gone from a very outstanding school, to extremely 'ghetto', in a short period of time. over two thirds of my child's science classmates were flunking as of third quarter. the teachers seem very caring and dedicated, but the administration appears lost and adrift in a sea of apathy. many students are now bused in for credit dollars and provide nothing but discipline problems, which are a major distraction to the few students left, who are trying to learn. this school has been a major disappointment.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2008
I have been disappointed with this school. There are some great teachers, but also some teachers that should change professions! This year the school failed their requirements for math. They had no plan until the last 4 months of school for improvement. My quiet child was ignored when needed help, was bullied and wasn't helped until I called the police, and in the 3 years my child has attended the school, I have yet to get a call back from the numerous times I left messages for the principal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 29, 2008
KMS is a wonderful, inclusive school with dynamic and knowledgable teachers and staff, supportive administrators, and a wide array of classes and extracurricular activities. I recommend this school to anyone.

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February 28, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 19, 2008
This school is very diverse. Also it has a great technology program, dedicated teachers, and outstanding performing arts program for a public school. Tjhe campus is clean and large. This school has great sport teams. I don't see why anyone wouldn't love KMS. Go Scorpions!

- submitted by a student
January 22, 2008
this school is excellent! I would reccomend any parent to send their child to kyrene middle school

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no rating December 05, 2007
This school is great! It has a prep program for kids who are ahead. And all of the classes are great! Also the staff are great and try to make sure that every child in their class is doing their best. Also there are good clubs and helpful Exploratory class teachers. If you choose a school choose this one! I haven't seen 1 bully and don't plan to because this year in almost over!

- submitted by a student
July 06, 2006
Next year will be my last at Kyrene Middle School. Kyrene Middle School has a program called Caring Majority which is supposedly stopping bulling at Kyrene Middle School. It is useless. Don't put your kid in KMS.

- submitted by a student
February 23, 2006
Great school all-around. The KMS TV program allows 'techie' students to learn and improve their computer skills at the same time.

- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2006
KMS is a god send! I love this school and all of there staff. This school is one of the best that I looked at for my children. They proved me so right! Kids at KMS should fell very lucky they have the teachers and staff that will go above and beyond for all of them that attend this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2005
Too many students in class and poor communication between administration and parent.

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September 08, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2005
My child is in his second year at KMS and is doing extremely well, with great teachers, and honors level work. We travel 50 miles a day to attend KMS. The principal is very visible, available, committed and no nonsense. The rules for safety and discipline seem very clear cut. I feel safe having my child attend KMS. The neighborhood is quiet, the setting pretty. The changes this year to electives seem wise to us (we are an artist family)and we think that it is enough to have our child have orchestra and Spanish every other day because there is so much in this type of study that needs to be done at home before a next session is needed.

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July 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2005
I am finished with the Kyrene District. There is total disregard for the needs of kids, with test-score hysteria and poor fiscal planning driving the cutting of arts and Spanish language instruction. Kids need balance and a sense of community and citizenship, and they need to feel successful and joyful about school. This school strips what is joyful out, substituting worksheets ad nauseum for good teaching and lifelong learning. If you think of your child as a learning machine responding well to Pavlovian punishment instead of shared enthusiasm, send your kids here. Otherwise, look elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2005
Academic programs OK. Teachers AWESOME. New scheduling and lack of exploratories paired with 68 minute classes is very disconcerting. Behavior is not the best - disruptions make it difficult for teachers. Principal is close-minded, not a lot of communicating with parents, PTO is small group that doesn't attempt to communicate with community of parents. Sadly, even with the great teachers, not a good choice for open enrollment.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2005
'Administrative Nightmare' sums is up. Very inflexible, and now cutting programs to make way for testing, testing, testing.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2005
Administration is rigid; doesn't think of all students when making decisions, scheduling for next year in electives is vague due to district changes; electives of Family & Consumer Science, Art, Drama, and Technology are in a wheel - students sign up for these but only get two of them and they do not get to pick which two. Spanish has been moved to an elective. PE is only every other day. Total of two semester electives for year is too low. Teachers are awesome! Not sure how they can be effective with 68 minute classes and so many cuts.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2005
My daughter attended KMS and she loved it. I did not like the drug problems and the fights but, they weren't all that frequent. The only sport that I ever really heard about frequently was cheer, but overall it is a good school. The teachers are great and very helpful.

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April 20, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2005
I think the school has a lot to be desired. I'm upset about many things the administration is doing to segregate our students.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2005
I was first introduced to Kyrene Middle School two years ago and have been suprised at every corner. The Principle cares about her students and desires that teachers also care equally. It has been a pleasure to be involved with Kyrene Middle School, it is a model school for learning, arts and personal developement for students.

- submitted by a teacher
March 31, 2005
KMS is great! I love the interaction between the teachers and my student. However, with the recent changes to next year's currculumn (2005-2006), with 68 minute classes and fewer choices for courses such as band,Foreign language, P.E., arts and technology, the whole dynamic of the educational structure at KMS will change. I know that this is being done to help better prepare the children for AIMS testing, but there needs to be an equitable balance - which has not been met with the current school booard's decision.

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January 30, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2004
Kyrene Middle School staff is the best in the country! They are so willing and nice. Have great extracurricular activities for the children and great academics!

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Kyrene Middle School
1050 East Carver Road, Tempe, AZ  85284
(480) 783-1000
Last modified Kyrene Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Kyrene Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 52 reviews.