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6-8
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Fairburn, GA
Students enrolled: 1,085

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7415 Herndon Rd
Fairburn, GA 30213

(770) 969-6080
(770) 306-3584
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June 15, 2014
The teachers are encouraging and the principals are wonderful!! My daughter has excelled as a sixth grader. We disregarded the initial reviews of the school and met with her teachers and the principal at the beginning of the school year. We found that the challenges are not with the staff but the lack of parental involvement.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2014
i will be glad to help bcms win $5,000. my son is in 6th grade and for the first time since he has started school this is the smoothiest academic year he has ( i would say WE HAVE) ever had so far. the teachers are just amazing and i truly appreciate the fact that they are FAIR and DEVOTED to the students. i love bcms. i love the teachers. i love the staff. i love the principal. i know he is retiring. we will miss him a lot. hopefully the new one will be just as fine. parents remember it all stars at home. teachers can not do it all alone.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2013
Bear Creek Middle School does not help students in any way. Sometimes they pass your child just because they dont wont your child in the class. They punish your child for no reason. I rate this school a 1 star.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2013
I currently have 3 children enrolled in Bear Creek Middle School and I'm proud when I say it. I don't drop my kids off at the school house door and wait for them to return home and tell me whats going on at the school. I'm an involved parent. I'm a PTA member, I'm a band parent, a pare volunteer, and mostly I'm a "I just popped up here to see what ya'll are doing" type of parent. Is the school perfect? No. Does the principal care? Yes. Do the teachers care? Yes. And most importantly are they skilled and credential to teach what it is that they are teaching? Yes. Every situation is what you make of it. If you send your child to Bear Creek and you have set in your mind that nothing will stop him/her from becoming all the life and God has called them to be than you will have an experience as remarkable as mine. If you drop them off and let the chips fall where they may then your experience will not be as pleasant .

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2013
Student(7th) I am a current student of BCMS. It may not be the best school but it is not the worst. The teachers take on the roll as parents and the students isn't gang-bangers. Most of the students find this activity "ratched" and lame. Bcms. Is also working to improve itself. The students scores are improving, bcms is making more family activites an trips at the school. Also bCMS music department has had multiple visits from college directors who beggeed to watch us play and we have been invited to many parades, colleges, and pep ralleys! Just because BCMS is filled with africain-americans doesn't mean we have little potentail... we have to be coaxed to get there. 100's of great writers, muscians, singers, readers,cheerleaders,dancers, and ect start off right here in Bcms. Know what's really going on at Bcms. The south is as good as the north. It just depends on who is viewing the idea.

- submitted by a community member
January 21, 2012
I am now graduating from Bear Creek Middle School and I believe the school has good leadership but certain students do not put enough effort into learning but disrupt the classes they attend affecting the others.

- submitted by a community member
August 05, 2011
I am a new parent to Fulton, my son has completed 6th grade at Bear Creek. Our first year has been fine. The teachers and staff are trying extremely hard to help our children be successful and achieve a good education. There is no reason why OUR school can not achieve high ranking scores like to schools in North Fulton County. WE the parents are the reason for the low rankings. WE need to stand up for OUR school and OUR kids. People need to stop being negative and become part of the solution. Not everyone who attend Bear Creek comes from a low income family. It does matter where you come from, it's where you're going thats important. Stop the slender and lets move OUR KIDS forward. The principle and his staff wants what is BEST for kids. WE need to want the SAME!

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2011
I went to Bear Creek several years ago, I have since graduated high school and started college. The school and the teachers are not the problem, the parents and students are the problem. Most of these children come from low-income, single parent homes and they wouldn't know discipline if it kicked them in the face. The kids are disruptive in class and show no interest for learning. The parents aren't involved with their childrens education, when their children get into fights they point fingers at everyone else, they accept no responsibility for the lack of motivation their children display. All the reviews from parents that claim the teachers and principal at fault are most likely from the parent of a problem. Teachers don't fail students, they fail themselves.

- submitted by a community member
July 28, 2010
I am reviewing comments and trying to find info on this school for 'school choice'. Seems like there is really not much of a choice between the schools in (this) area. Similar 'foul-mouthed', rude, disrespectful,and unruly kids at Renaissance Middle (a school with great staff & low parental involvement). So sad!

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2010
I worked at BCMS from 2007-2009. The school is pretty average. The biggest issue at Bear Creek is a lack of parental involvement which is directly correlated with student achievement. I wasted many hours waiting to meet with parents about their child's academics and/or behavior, they don't show up. The teachers at BCMS are dedicated educators and devote hours and hours of time in professional development and tutoring students. You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make it drink. PARENTS YOU HAVE TO BE INVOLVED IN YOUR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION! The administration as well as the faculty work hard to ensure its students are learning, and they shouldn't have to devote instructional time parenting YOUR children.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 22, 2010
The school is not the problem! It seems as though the teachers have to spend most of their time discipline the class when they should learn discipline at home. I don't enable my children when they're keeping someone else from learning because they need to be challenged. Excuses, excuses, excuses is all parents do and NO ACTION until you have to go up to the school for child to be disciplined.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 08, 2010
I believe that this school is abad school and would advice any parent thinking about sending their child there turn and in a different direction

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2010
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- submitted by a community member
February 17, 2010
i am not pleased with the school at all. The teachers do not put forth their best efforts in teaching our kids. If I were you I would consider another scholl before Bear Creek Middle.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 30, 2009
i think rennassiance middle is way better than bear creek middle because all the kids do over there is chill and do not do any work

- submitted by a student
October 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Okay..Now listen i went to bcms. In 6th grade i was suppose to be going for all my middle school year..But you all are saying nope..i dont like the school because the bathrooms stink..So is that effecting your learning enviorment..No? i didnt think so..! And parents you are just feeding into all that bull.,.Bear creek is a great school..!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
i love this school because my son thinks that it is the greatest learning place to go.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2009
I dont like the school at all. I was exicted about gong at first and i just got out of 6th grade and im going to the 7th and i hate it. The bathrooms are filthy and the teacher are nerve recking.The assiatant principles are good but the principle is mean and strict very very strict.I wish i would've went to my home school like i was supposed to in the first place. I would not reccomond this school. But some of the teachers are cool.

- submitted by a student
April 30, 2009
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November 24, 2008
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May 03, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
no rating March 22, 2008
This school is just as good as any all black school in Fulton County. If we, the parents would focus more on our kids, the schools would improve! I've also noticed lack of parent participation at PTA.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2008
I'm a student at bearcreek & our principal Mr.franklin is strick but fair. he dose not let us let our pants hang down & we have to tuck in our shirts. we have only had 7 fights in 7 months.

- submitted by a student
November 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2007
It's horrible-too many kids at the school

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2007
Bear Creek Is a nice school,the pincipal is a leader and he don't play with all the fighten,and ISS. But some student need a ring check and teacher too. Other Then that the school is a nice environment! X-TEAM

- submitted by a student
September 13, 2007
This school has a very low morale among the teachers. What happen to teachers and parents communicating to each other.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2007
Bear Creek is the worst ever. The administrative staff should be ashamed of how they are running the school.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2006
My child is a new student and if I didn't move into the area, he would have ended up at Lindley in Cobb county. I have worked in a couple of middle schools as a sub and I can honestly say these kids aren't only a terror at Bear Creek , some schools have far worst. We are dealing with a new generation and its scary. My son likes the school but admits that the kids are too bad. Parents should be held accountable not the teachers, they aren't superheros. Their jobs aren't as easy as it looks. Parents need to get it together,the song 'Children are the future' depresses me.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2006
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- submitted by a student
July 28, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
June 21, 2006
I recently moved down in union city, Ga from chicago,il. It was a big change. But bearcreek really helped me get to know alot about where everything is. I never had a soccer team or a tennis team where i was from. Not only was it fun and sociallly equipt for us students but it was a new building and the teachers were nice. Our principal Dr. D is very nice and understanding..plus she gives second chances. It has a 'chance' program. The reson why its called chance is because it gives students second chances to realize that they are blessed to be at Bear Creek Middle School. They also reward you on your success, improvement,academics and athletisism. On top of that we also have GREAT counselors that real and truely care for everyone. Mr.Horton is my personal favorite. I love Bear Creek. It the best school in Georgia!

- submitted by a student
April 03, 2006
I currently have two sons at Bear Creek Middle School. I really think this is not a challenging school. I must agree that the kids are unruly, but that is seen in a lot of the schools. I have had to contact the teachers on several occasions and request that my kids are given homework more often. I work with them at home on a daily basis and my kids are both honor roll students, but I am wandering if this school is maybe too slow for them and if so, why aren't they chosen for the gifted program. This is their last year attending this school because I am doing everything within means to prepare them for a brighter future. If you would like for your child to be just an average child, by all means, send them here.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2005
Bear Creek is one of the finest schools Fulton county has! My daughter was a sixth grader and last year and made straight 'A''s the entire school year. The motivation is excellent, the teachers really care about our children and the principal is outstanding. This puts great emphasis on learning specifically science, math and technology. The 7th grade Lang Arts teacher Mr. Cheffen took this school and county to the 1st place spot in the technology fair for the county and the state position! This school receives five stars!

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2005
I believe that this school has gone down hill ever since Dr. 'D' has become the principal. I am a former student and I currently attend Law School. I have a brother that is a current student at Bear Creek and I can see how the quality of the education has deteriorated over the past few years. Parental involvement is a major factor in the education of these children but if the head of the school is unwilling to deal with some of the issues that parents have, it is an act of futility on behalf of the parents to bring up problematic issues. My parents have been up to the school a couple of times to speak with the Principal Dr. 'D' about some problems going on but she never seems to have time and tries to avoid addressing the issue by sneaking out the back door. Need new Principal!!!

- submitted by a former student
September 02, 2004
Bear Creek Middle School is the best school I've ever attended. Even though they do have strict dicipline (which I hate) being in school for me is alot of fun! Learning with your friends is fun. I'm an African American and not many people would actually hear these kind of things from many black students. Most parents would say that this is a horrible school because we have too many fights here, but in the year of 04'-05' the fighting rate has decreased. So Bear Creek really isn't all that bad.

- submitted by a student
August 26, 2004
My child attends Bear Creek Middle, this is her 2nd year there. For the most part the school is a good school. I believe with the full participation of the parents in all areas this will benefit the school, teachers, parents and students. All schools have problems but it's up to us as parents to make sure our children are well behaved. It starts in the home. This year I believe will be better than last year.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2004
I agree the children are unruly. This is due to the overwhelming lack of parental support and how they do not value their child's eduaction. It all starts at home. The curriculum is what it is. It is up to the individual teacher to spice it up and make it more challenging. Problematic behavior is due to the lack of follow through on all fronts. You receive what you give. There should be no complaints, if there is not parental support. I challenge all of you to sit in your child's class and see how hard these teachers work. I have a child here and have done just that. You would not believe how your child leaves the house as your little angel, then comes to school spewing foul language and displaying disrespectful behavior. Look at the forest, not the trees.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2004
Currently, I have two sons attending Bear Creek . One is in the sixth and the seventh grade. Overall this year, being our first year here has been fine. With anything that one participates in there will be some negatives but there will be exceptional positives that overway the negatives. The seventh grade team 7J which my son is assigned to is very encouraging, motivating and very diligent in teaching my son and other kids. My sixth grader home teacher, Ms. Broden is an excellent teacher and for the most part she is like a mommy. Both of my kids are learning and are enjoying their school and their teachers. Remember, us parents can make things turn around in schools with just our appearance and our voices. I am at the school at least three days per week, not because of trouble but for support of both sons and teachers.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2004
Bear Creek is terrible and if you have children considering going there, I urge you to forget it. The students are unruly, undisciplined and foul mouthed. The bathroom walls are constantly having to be repainted due to the profanities written on them. There are not enough books to go around due to profanities written in the books. Students will take books home and then not return them. There is no guidance at this school, no discipline either. Students are rowdy on the buses as well. I am a parent of a Bear Creek student so I see this on a day by day basis.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2003
Bear Creek Middle School expectations are very low, therefore, there students are not rising to the occasion because the teachers don't think they can. Also, there curriculum is not challenging enough and does not prepare students for the next grade. They also need to showcase their students more as far as chorus, band, etc. so students can take pride in the school.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
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August 08, 2003
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- submitted by a teacher
July 21, 2003
Hey i had some excellent meomries there and I hope other students do to. I think you for preparing me for life ahead of me.

- submitted by a former student
July 18, 2003
I really liked staff members and teachers. My child felt really really safe except he had a slight problem in his eighth grade year. but other than that the school is excellent and #1 middle school in fulton county!

- submitted by a parent
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Bear Creek Middle School
7415 Herndon Rd, Fairburn, GA  30213
(770) 969-6080
Last modified Bear Creek Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bear Creek Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top