I am the parent of a 7th grade TRMS student, and recently transplanted my family from New York to Georgia. I am pleased to report that my decision to enroll my daughter at TRMS was the best decision that my husband an I made. The principle, couselor, teachers have all been accomodating, caring (especially advance math teacher Ms Gibson) informative on the progress that my daughter is making and has made it very clear that their doors are always open. My daugther was nerverous to say the least at starting a new school and she is very happy with TRMS. She is enrolled in advance classes and loves it. The only complaint that she has is that there is little time between changing classes. As a parent that is all about education, if the only complaint is that there is little time between classes then I'll take it. If you are thinking about moving to this area then I implore you to put your child here.
I'm going into the 7th grade this year in TRMS. I moved here from NY and am not very used to the custims in GA. TRMS is not very cliquey but there some mean girls and obnoxious boys. People at lunch curse a lot but as long as you don't say anything to these kind of people and hang with the right kind of crowd, you're good. Teachers are nice thought one of the math teachers was super strict and annoying. Rules are strict and grades are taken seriously by most of the students. Personally, the students are a bit racist but not too much. I'd rather give TRMS a 3.5 than a 4. The Connections teachers are annoying and take grades too seriously even though their classes don't really matter. The school computers were recently updated, the foreign language teachers re supers nice, and their are lots of different clubs to join. This way your kid can do what ever he/she wants to do. I think TRMS should have more student say in the rules and should make the days a bit shorter, but over all, my sixth grade year at Taylor Road was not too shabby. :)
We are new to TRMS this year, and unfortunately, we do not have good things to report. The teachers truly do not want to be there, and it shows in their demeanor. They give students worksheets to do in class while they grade papers and refuse to answer questions. In fact, it seems as if the entire faculty are constantly telling the students not to talk - not in class, not in the halls, not at lunch, with the punishment being a silent lunch. I have found the teachers to be condescending and sarcastic to the children - when as parents we have taught our children not to talk back and be respectful to adults. Taylor Road seems to be the place for teachers who, unhappy with their own lives, take it out daily on the children, while not doing their job. It's truly a disgrace.
I used to be a student of TRMS and it was a good school. I have to say though it was lacking in proper education due to the enormous size of the classes however the classes were fun. Even though it is considered a clique school, there are enough diverse students for a student to find a friend. In education it lacks QUITE a bit but in social wise and clubs, etc it is fantastic. Overall, the kid really has to focus on classes and there is a bit of pressure on popularity.
Taylor Road is a great school! There's great lunch, great people, great clubs, and great learning. You learn a lot and there's tons of fun stuff too. the teachers are really nice and you also have tons of fun! i love this school!
The school is awsome, the teachers are great, and the lunch is delicious. i just cam beck from the 8th grade Georgia field trip. We, once again, were complemented by the people at the places we went. The chaperones were all teachers and they were fun, but aware that we followed the rules. if your child is going to the 8th grade next year, I hope he/she gets Mr.LeBlanc for science,Mrs.Lois Smith for math, Mrs.DeSousa for language arts, Ms.Pompey for Georgia Studies, and Ms.VanShepen for reading(if they take reading). I have no complaints about the school; its the best.
What a miserable place for kids who are not in the Talented and Gifted program. My child, who is disabled, has literally been 'raked over the coals'. The administration seems determined to use a hammer to kill a fly. Don't even think about this place if you are looking for a caring, nurturing environment!
We are new to Fulton County schools and I have a 6th grader at TRMS. We have had no problems to speak of. I think homework in general is an adjustment in middle period. My daugher has all gifted classes except Math and she loves her S.S, English and Spanish teachers. I felt good about the time and attention given to new 6th graders and the parents to adjust. This is probably the best middle school in John's Creek where you'll get a balance of social, academic and cultural exposure.
I have to give TRMS a C. Yes, some teachers are great and some just do the bare minimum. We are conservative parents and felt the Epcot trip in 6th grade was inappropriate so we withheld our child. The principle did not understand our concerns and unfortunately the kids that stayed behind were treated poorly IMO. I feel like we as parents are held at arm's length from the school as well. We should be partnered together. Incidentally, I felt that way at Ocee too. We moved here from Kansas and the schools there were much better.
I am a current student at Taylor Road Middle School, and I have been attending the school for 3 years and so far have found it in a not-so-good condition. Some of the teachers do not take concern in the students they are teaching. They don't care, and barely teach anything. Also, the school is overly crowded, and is pretty unorganized. The lunch lines are too long, and if you are stuck at the end of the line, it will probably take you over 10 minutes to get your food. If you are thinking about going to this school, I suggest you go somewhere else instead.
Great teachers, very organized, lots of homework, my child is in the talented and gifted program and loves it!
I am the guardian to a 13yr old who left her entire family in MO. The teachers took such an interest in her and helped her during her adjustment period. They went above and beyond and I couldn't thank them enough.
Overall the teachers are great. They hold the students accountable and provide one on one attention as needed. The discpline problems of he students need to be addressed more effectively by leadership. My son attended 6th grade there and had a rough time with the bullies that were allowed to misbehavior and belittle other students. I not sure if we will be returning due to the safety factor.
This is a big improvement from the Gwinnett Co. school we came from. My son is LD, and the program here has been relatively successful, but all teachers need to be on the same page, so to speak.Having the same case worker for 2 years is almost unheard of. I do think, however, that the principal's seem to focus on the negative actions of students more than finding good. I am happy with the security of the school.
Overall this school has been safe for my child but not particularly impressive. The leadership has been lacking passion and creativity. Some of the teachers are 'doing their time' others are GREAT.
TRMS has fabulous students who score amazingly well on national & state tests. There is a capable, dedicated faculty made quite stable by many energetic, highly visible veteran teachers, some outstanding new teachers, and a calm, collected principal, Mr. Williamson.
The staff is friendly and the students' test scores speak for themselves. This a great school.
Overall, the school is good. Some teachers are very involved and other don't even know your child's name by the 2nd semester. My daughter does complain the the school is 'trashy' - old mattresses by the track and general cleanliness of the school is not good. Not at all impressed with the manner in which they handle students that are relatively new to the Fulton County School System. They do not clearly explain the prereqs for extracurricular activities.
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