Terrible school. The principal is very fake and is more concerned with her appearance than she is the students. If you try to go talk to her, they won't let you. Now I see why more and more parents are choosing home school these days. The connections classes are wonderful. There are also a handful of ac teachers who are as well: Eby, Carroll, and Also Mr. Ruiz and Abel. That's it.
I used to go there two years ago and it was better when i was an 8th grader there. However, the have become more strict because of the upcoming 8th graders. The school is very relaxed and really deal with no issue at all. But the school s very good if you are concerned about academics. Though i believe the school should have more cameras especially behind the auditorium. There are things that happen down there that no one knows about. And they should really lock teacher workroom doors. Kids go in there to do..certain things.
I'm a student, and this is one of the worst schools I've been to. There are drugs, violence, and bullying issues here. The worst part is, the administration doesn't care! If you are thinking about sending your children here, rethink immediately!
This school is a nightmare. They did not do anything special for the students. They were not even allowed to have an 8th grade formal or a field trip. The administrators claim to support the students but do not allow them to do anything. What kind of school does that?
The school doesn't know how to deal with sexual harassment. Guys never leave me alone and follow me in between classes and the administration just tells me it's because of their age and I should be flattered.
I am an 8th grade student at Barber. Unfortunately, I cannot say this is a good school. There are many issues concerning meeting with the principle, bullying, and even attendance keeping. My fellow classmates and I have been to the principle numerous times about bullying and nothing has changed. The students go unpunished. They get a slap on the wrist (metaphorically) and that's it. My father has tried to meet with the principle more than once, but has recieved no form of contact from her or anyone ele in the office. I am a child with not the best health. I have a bad kidney, sever migraines, and that isn't the end of it. I have went to doctors, and have excuses, but they have failed to count them as excused. Ther excuse was "We cannot go back more than 3 days." Which they have done before. So overall, if you have a choice between Barber and another school, choose the other school.
Seriously? I'm sure if he was a fetus then everyone there would be looking out for him.
JUst Google "Texas school tosses 6th grader s breakfast in trash after he can t pay 30 cents" and you will see the rest.
Bullying is a very hard issue here... I think Barber Middle School is a good school I just find it hard for kids to listen in class when students constantly talk and continue to be disrespectful to teachers. I also don't think that the staff pays attention to the language the kids use. The connections teachers are the best thing you can learn at barber. Overall its an average school.
Reading these old reviews nothing has changed ,you can feel the tension . Principal although being accessible is happy to meet with you to insult between the lines . Use email and text to minimize contact with parents. The use of their own judicial system within school and apparent use of labeling and judgement can be detected after first contact not long before the tarnish shows through the silver. I feel sorry for the 1 or 2 exceptional teachers who are stuck there. This school is an easy read a pig in a skirt is still a pig in a skirt . I do like the distance to the school and that its clean. The school can improve by letting the parents parent and teachers teach. Stop complicating communication with parents with deflection ,detect disgruntled employees with teachers who want to work. less bleach
Barber Middle School This great school teachers will call you, if your child needs help with school work. They will fellow up with you the next day. The teachers show that they care.
My Daughter is new to 6th Grade this year, I will say that the transition was fairly easy but as the parent I find barber Very difficult to follow along with due to each Teacher has BLOG, some Teachers use Text Message method of communication. The Teachers are nice enough but you can tell they are only here for a Check so they teach the minimum. The Guidance Counselors are GREAT and helpful for both parents and students. Other then that this is very unorganized and complicated and so far this early in the year I'm not feeling the warm fuzzy that my child is getting a caring education. So Parents if your child goes to this school please please please stay very very involved with what your child is learning and stay on top of the teachers if your child needs extra help. I really hope the Principal reads this because I am sending this to the school Board also.
I am sorry to say I don't like this school. (I am a student in 6th grade) there are over 4 people that bully me at school and today I even cryed in class because it was so bad. I am intimidated to go to school now. The teachers all love me and I am a good student with work and behavior but some people don't see that and they pick on me. I don't like it and when I stand up for myself they practicly shove me inbetween a rock and a hard place. Sorry to make this long but I didn't want to tell anyone so I am just going to write this review. I don't know what to say so have a good day peoples! :)
Unfortunately I cannot give this school a good rating. I think they do not handle bullying well at all. I think most of the teachers are okay, but there are a few bad apples as with any school.
Barber middle is a great school.The teachers are very paticular about what you do or say but overall great alot of clubs and activities you can do.
Barber Middle School is ''okay'' i mean the teachers are great. But at moments teachers sometimes dont upgrade the students grades on Pinnacle. How Can i tell if im doing a good job on my classes.
I am sad to say that the reviews regarding the discipline issues at this school are all too familiar to me. Last year I had a teacher call me and tell me she was going to punish my son for distracting other students in her class. I support discipline so long as the punishment matches the crime. Unfortunately, the teacher failed to recall that she had already disciplined him and was attempting to double/triple do it. First she marked his conduct card, then she gave him silent lunch and initialed the card then she calls me, with an attitude in her voice I might add, and wants me to support her in forcing him to write a paper on why he shouldn't have done what he did. A bit irresponsible if you ask me. For parents researching schools before buying new homes, my advice is to steer clear.
My 6th grader has had trouble on the bus with the 8th graders since the beginning of thisyear, nothing has halted the trouble. barber M.S. uses Pinnacle an online grade ans assignment notification) for those that have internet access. THe teachers blog assignments and class updates also online, no hard copies come home. Some of my childs teaches do not update their grades but the students have to turn in the work on time. How am I suppose to keep up with what is or is not getting done or failing grades if the teaches are not grading the work? This is a big school, over 1000 kids, but Cobb county is a big disctrict. The disciple in this school is not top priorty, I know the school year just started but come on!
My oldest daughter attends this school. She is an honor student, and a good kid. My wife an I always attend any parent teacher functions and try to stay on top of what's going on by talking to our daughter and her friends. There are a few things that have troubled me a lot lately. At the last parent meeting that was held in the auditorium, we were informed that in order to help raise grades, students would be given a 'free pass' that would allow them to completely skip the assignment of their choice with no grade penalty. We tore our child's pass up. This is not how the real world works, and it is clear that they only have their own ratings and interests at heart - not the childrens' in this case. My daughter is frequently telling us about the lack of discipline and accountability as well.
I have been going to this school ever since it opened. My class will be the first graduating class to go through barber for 6th 7th and 8th grades. The accellerated programs at our school are extremely good. We only had 12 percent of our 8th graders fail the 8th grade writing assessment, which ie really really low. Many of the students exceeded the standards. One girl got a perfect score on it! She scored a 300, and she has Ms. Vicki Washington to thank for that, she has been her language arts teacher since seventh grade! Also, we are one of the only middle schools in the county that has a dance program. I am a part of the dance performance group in 8th grade, and I'm going to be going to the Cobb County Center for excellence in the Performing Arts @ Pebblebrook High School this coming fall.I this school!
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