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Kathleen, GA
Students enrolled: 725

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200 Danny Carpenter Dr
Kathleen, GA 31047

(478) 988-6171
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April 22, 2015
I have to say according the the negative reviews I am the only "socioeconomically disadvantaged" parent which has become a "favorite parent." The principal has never struck me as having favorites and has been most helpful several times in the past couple years when my child has had issues or needed assistance in school. My child's teacher has an open door policy and I have dropped in spoken to the teacher as well as enjoyed lunch with the class. My child have liked his teachers, although I have had to go behind closed doors with the principal due to inappropriate behavior. My child was excited to become a member of the FFA. The school staff from the med tech to the cafeteria staff have always been nice and helpful as well. As for being from the "economically deficient" neighborhood, I can guarantee that I am from that neighborhood and then some. I believe that much of the way the staff and teachers treat the parents has to do with how much the parents interact with the school and their attitude toward the teachers, staff and administrators.

- submitted by a parent

February 04, 2015
I agree totally with the person that posted 2/3/15! The principal has his favorites, some of the teachers are more interested in socializing about latest events than teaching kids. And my child must have had the same "math" teacher in 6th grade because she did the same thing to my child. SHAME ON YOU--you know who you are! People should really look into what is going on around this school and the favoritism that is rampant! Thank goodness my child is done after this one. I couldn't handle another year there. Do not move to this part of town just to put child in this school--go right down the road to Feagin Mill or somewhere other than here.

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2015
My child has been in the school for the past 3 years and has hated it as have I.The principal has favorites and if you're not one of them, plan on getting in trouble for every little thing.It may be in a good area but if you're not from one of "those" neighborhoods, forget being anything but outsider.In 6th grade, one teacher (her Math Teacher) was so horrible acted more like a kid.She berated my child to other teachers in front of other students.She even had the nerve to tell me when we went for our 6th grade parents luncheon--it's a good thing your child is pretty--Implying that she wasn't the smartest kid in the class.This was brought to their attention which they denied taking place.Even when my child was asked to change for dress code violation because she was wearing jeggings and a tunic that came half down her thigh but the very next day one of her friends was wearing leggings and a shirt that barely covered her behind, because she was a "cheerleader" and mom was a PTO, nothing was ever said about that.To which they said if we don't see it we can't address it.I'm glad this is my childs last year in the school.SO PARENTS BEWARE--IF YOU ARE NOT WEALTHY OR PTO, GOOD LUCK!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2014
I'm an 8th grader at MCMS and have loved it! You'll love this school so much! Teacher are very nice as well. What I like best about this school is the way the teachers teach... They're amazing!

- submitted by a community member

October 24, 2013
As a parent, I have been very happy with the curriculum at Mossy Creek Middle School in Kathleen. My child is happy and the transition from their West Coast school to here was seamless. I do think more homework could be given out over the weekend, which seems to bean unpopular idea with the teachers. This year my child chose to be part of FFA's year round program, so we are very excited about raising a pig in their state-of-the-art brand new barn located on campus.

- submitted by a parent

July 19, 2013
I agree with this parent about the school playing favorites! There is a lot of drama among the female population at the school that is overlooked and allowed to continue just because of the socioeconomic area the school is located in.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2013
The school recently sent parents forms to rate and suggest changes to the school and many of them are being implemented. Most of the teachers are very friendly and helpful towards the students.

- submitted by a parent

March 29, 2013
Sounds like a bunch of sour grapes from parents who's little Johnny or Susie doesn't know how to behave. Mossy Creek is a great school, don't misbehave and the discipline cards are not an issue!! I wouldn't be surprised if all the "sour grape" posts were by the same parent!!

- submitted by a parent

February 17, 2012
This school definitely has "favorite parents" and if you are not the "it" parent, you are treated poorly. The front office and admin. staff are extremely rude. They play favorites to the kids as well, in the class rooms and on the sports fields. It is very disconcerning. I wish we would have bought a home in the Bonaire/Veteran school area. The principle at this school is not social. We have had our kids in a few different schools, being military, and this one is by far the worst. It may get good test scores, but that is not saying a whole lot when you are practically teaching the state test most of the year. The school seems more concerned about raising money and punishing the kids for the littlest things more than they care about quality teaching and teaching aids, such as trying to get in smart boards. The coaches/PE teachers only worry about their sport and do not spend any quality time teaching PE. The coaches play favoritism as well which doesn't work well with military family - as someone stated if you're not homegrown, this school doesn't work for you. That is absolutely right. It is such a shame.

- submitted by a community member

November 02, 2011
Im an 8th grade student at Mossy creek, and I must say it has been a pretty good 3 years of my life, so far(: There is a dicipline card, and it does get on my nerve a little. But, the only reason we have a discipline card is so they can prepare us for high school. In high school, the teachers don't care if you don't have your homework. It's just a automatic 0. But here in mossy creek, we CAN'T get 0s. Literally, thats how the school is. So, I really think Mossy Creek is a good school. Go Gators!

- submitted by a community member

January 18, 2011
Mossy Creek Middle School is NOT a very well operated school.The School does not treat Military families very well. The good old boy system that is in place there is new to me, if you are not homegrown you are treated differently especially in sports.

- submitted by a parent

October 07, 2010
The school is currently averaged not due to the kids that attend Mossy Creek, but the unwanted need to spend time on discipline cards for petty annoyances. This new form of discipline came from a non-performing school district... I find it interesting other schools in the district have not adopted this form of discipline. I would imagine they feel that there are better ways to spend their time...Discipline cards are implemented when a school inherites smart kids from other states, and the administrators are not interested in taking the kids to the next level. Never, adopt a policy or program from another school that one would consider substandard or in a non-performing status. Always implement new strategies for teaching or code of conduct/discipline rules from states with schools that are considered outstanding, or Centers of Excellence. Currently, the state of Georgia is not. Good example Boston and Connecticut school systems...

- submitted by a parent

June 21, 2009
mossy creek is a wonderful school! they teach wonderfully and they put it into materials to where the kids understand it!! The teachers are very nice!!! Go Gators<

- submitted by a parent
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April 20, 2009
I have a child at Mossy Creek Middle School and I feel that the staff there doesn't give a hoot about its students. A child who truly needs and deserves help is denied that help. It is easier to give up and push the child away (contant negative remarks; some personal)then to get down on the childs level and really see what this child needs to suceed. Two years there and we have had enough.

- submitted by a parent

December 10, 2008
I am a substitute teacher and as far as I'm concerned Mossy Creek is among the best two or three middle schools in Houston County. The students are quiet, respectful, and mostly understand why they are in school. They, and especially those involved in sports, are subjected to very high standards of conduct and learning. If you don't believe this, visit Mossy Creek one day and then go visit other Middle and High schools in the county. You will be impressed. I know other schools have some of the same goals (I have two kids at Huntington Middle which is one of the other top schools), but at Mossy Creek more parents work with the teachers and staff in fulfilling these expectations. To say that Mossy Creek Middle does not provide a proper learning environment is just plain wrong.

- submitted by a community member

July 03, 2008
I don't think Mossy Creek Middle School is a very well operated school.The teachers do not give the children a proper learning environment,which is the main key to providing a good school.I believe they also need to work on providing for the students.Their supplies might be new but in short stock.

- submitted by a parent

June 13, 2008
I was one of the first 8th graders in Mossy Creek Middle, it i sthe best middle school I've been to. Even if I was seperated from all my friend at Perry Middle. Go Gators!! Dr. Gentry and Mr. Gill are the best!!! yeah :P

- submitted by a student

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Mossy Creek Middle School
200 Danny Carpenter Dr, Kathleen, GA  31047
(478) 988-6171
Last modified Mossy Creek Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mossy Creek Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top