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3295 Atlanta Rd SE
Smyrna, GA 30080

(678) 842-6873
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3 stars
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August 22, 2014
I am the parent of an 8th grader who has had a great experience at Campbell Middle School. During our recent Open House, a former student talked about his preparedness for Campbell High School's IB program. The French dept will gain two teachers and has won a $35,000 grant for classroom technology. Physical Science for high school credit is a new 8th grade offering. The teacher advocates for excellence, a practice found in all classes. CMS offers high school credit for Algebra/Geometry A. This teacher uses an interactive approach for in-depth instruction. Instruction is rigorous and involves various work products that are engaging, challenging, & fun for teaching critical skills for success in high school. The IB approach includes writing across all disciplines and collaborative group-work assignments/projects. Teachers understand nurturing the incoming 6th grader to develop a more independent and expressive 8th grader prepared for high school & any CCSD Magnet Program. The PTSA board is trained and advocates for students and parent engagement. In 2014, CMS established a foundation as a parent commitment to continued growth & support for the dedicated staff to educate students.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2014
My daughter had a great 6th grade year (2013/14 school year) at Campbell Middle. She truly enjoyed Ms. Loxey, 2014 Cobb County Teacher of the year

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2014
CMS had the 2014 Cobb County Teacher of the year- Ms. Rhonda Lokey and 2014 Middle School Science Teach of the year- Mr. Andrew Kutscher

- submitted by a parent
March 30, 2014
My daughter is in advanced content courses in 7th grade and loves it. We love the diversity of the student population. The principal and the administrators are great. My daughters science teacher was selected as teacher of the year for the state of Georgia. The 7th grade class had a 3-day science field trip to Jekyll Island. Whenever I've had an issue it was immediately addressed by the principal. Kids who get all A's and B's in a marking period qualify for a special field trip. There are a wide variety of clubs at the school for the students to choose from. They also offer free Saturday tutoring for students who want to improve their performance in any subject area. The facility is spacious and well-maintained. All classrooms have smart boards and the kids are given iPads. A new music wing was built last year. CMS offers free CRCT tutoring for those who need it. Lunch period is pretty short and they don't get PE unless they select it, but they do have a basketball team and a step team. CMS is a GREAT school!

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2014
This is my sons first year at cms as a 6th grader and I have to say this is the worst school ever. I will be withdrawing him as soon as the year is over. I have nothing at all good to say about this school from the academics, to the teachers, principal and the students. Its normal for a student to curse at a teacher or a fight to happen amongst other things....Cannot wait to leave this school!!

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2014
Well, I am currently a student (7th grade) at Campbell Middle School. I've been in private school all my life so this is a really big change for me. The reason i'm giving this school such a bad review is because the word "Unsatisfactory" is one of the many words to describe this school. In 7th grade we are currently learning adverbs and gerunds. (to be honest i learned this in 2nd grade) This school not only bases everything around the CRCT, but we have no fun at this school. They tell us to sit down, be quiet, and do the packet. In every class. They say that students get to express their personalities, but we don't. We really don't. I DO NOT recommend sending your child to this school. They don't care about the children, they care about the money. But the principal s nice. ( That's like the only person the administrators are brutally mean ) And maybe i'm not used to mean people. After all, private school and public school are not similar at all. But I strongly feel that this school is not how they say they are. We take tests almost every day. The teachers don't care about us. They just give out referrals like candy. I think that is just a disgrace to society.

- submitted by a community member
January 18, 2014
My son goes to this school for 2 years now (he is currently 7th grade). I am sure the school overall, facilities, some of the teachers and a few of the staff are good. The 2 women in the front office are HORRID. they are rude and very unapproachable. That also goes for the one of the administrative assistants. She walks around the school with her nose up and treats everyone like she is better than everyone else. I have encountered a few good teachers, and some really bad ones. Some of them treat the students that are not perfect like they are wasting their time. I will be withdrawling my son at the end of this year to take to a school not in my district. Campbell MS 2 thumbs down!

- submitted by a parent
December 31, 2013
I am a parent of an 8th grader at this school. I believe there are a few shining stars in this environment, but as a parent of a high-achieving straight A gifted student, I am treated like I am not welcome every single time I step through the doors. They have their issues with over crowding, and the academics are getting better since the "No Child Left Behind" is no longer in play, but for the most part, I can not wait until my child can get out of this school. Principal is unresponsive, and the contacts I have on the board of education are also unresponsive to the problems that go on there. They are terrible about letting parents know what is happening. The PTA is almost non-existent, and they say they want parents to be involved, but we are not welcome there. It is "against policy" for parents to even get past the front doors.

- submitted by a parent
December 30, 2013
As a student, I see that parents can be quick to blame the school for their child's failures. The teachers here are so much fun, yet we learn. From the IB curriculem to taking high school math, there is no shortage of challenges at CMS. (whether that's good or bad is up to you :) We just got a whole new building for the music department, and it's amazing. The music concerts (of which the band one I play in) are always worth the time. We have Jazz Band, Fiddle team, and Symphonic band and Orchastra just to name a fraction the clubs here. The only downside would be the "Standerd Dress Attire" or the uniform. While I see the reason for this and we do have limited choice, I still don't see it as a smart move on the part of the principal. Cafeteria food can go from delicious to discusting in a day, so always have a lunchbox handy. My only other critice is that Ms. Johnson (principal) is not very in touch with the students. But hey, the teachers are in touch with the students, and that's all that really matters.:-) Overall, not a bad school. I'm glad to be spending my 8th Grade year there despite the downsides.

- submitted by a community member
November 12, 2013
I am extremely pleased with this school. They are awesome about keeping parents in the loop and the curriculum is outstanding, in my opinion. The are following the Common Core Standards and have a dress code, both of which contribute to a great learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2013
My daughter is in her second year at Campbell and loves it! She's has great experiences with both the teachers and the administration. She really enjoys the interactive and hands-on approach to teaching at the school. She enjoys extracurricular activities and clubs as well as the schools focus on academics at the annual pep rally and quarterly honor roll field trip. The new music wing is lovely and equipped with new equipment for the kids to enjoy. We are both very pleased with this school!

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2012
I was highly impressed with CMS for my daughters 6th grade year 2011-2012 BUT this year for 7th grade is AWFUL. My child is an A - B student so when she came home with an F as her final grade I was shocked and disappointed. During the 1st quarter I never received any notification my child was failing, no work went incomplete and homework was submitted daily. What's REALLY going on? These 7th grade teachers need to get it together!

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2012
I am retracting my previous review that offered a glowing testimony to this school. Since my son entered 7th grade, it is clear that the level of teaching and professionalism have taken a nose dive. I addressed several issues I have had with a teacher with the principal and she dismissed it. Clearly a school that does not care about its students.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2012
Contrary to the parent comments & ratings during & prior to July 2011, our son is thriving at CMS and enjoys the learning environment offered through his advanced content/gifted classes. We selected CMS over the nearby public & private schools because of its diversity, advanced content/gifted teachers & administration. 2011-2012 was a fantastic year of change at CMS during which a new principal started, the Student Attire was implemented & enforced, and it was Year One of the implementation of the International Baccalaureate Program. We expect to see more changes in 2012-2013 with the addition of more highly rated teachers, involved parents and further immersion in the IB program. We are confident our rising 8th grader will have the ability to earn a spot in one of Cobb County s High School Magnet Programs - highly-competitive, rigorous academic programs. As with any public (or private) school in this Country, parent involvement first with their student and then as a volunteer with the PTSA and administration is critical to a student s and school s success. I challenge other parents, teachers and students to comment, rate this school, get involved and put CMS first!

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2011
I was very disappointed by this school for my 6th grader last school year. With this being her first year from out of the whole elementary school world I wanted this to be a good experience for her. I was totally wrong. The staff, administration, teachers, and principal, I felt could care less about the students or the parents. The students felt bullied by the teachers and when we would complain to the principal it was ALWAYS the students fault, no one ever wanted to listen to what we really had to say. I could imagine how things were when we werent there with her. I would not recommend this school to anyone accept maybe the school board to come in there and do some inspecting of their own. With so many complaints after awhile its not the student or the parents with the issue, its the school and its horrible staff.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2011
Campbell Middle School is a disgrace to the school board system and YES I may understand there are WORSE schools but I DONT CARE I dont live in the other schools zone. I pay GOOD money to live in a very nice part of Smyrna but the community and schools are so RATCHED. The principal MS.MGhee is a BASKET CASE and could hardly function, the staff is rude and disrespectful and SPANISH is the first language spoken there, my poor child questions if this is AMERICA or MEXICO!

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2010
Campbell Middle has real struggles educating students with Learning Challenges. Most teachers see these children as nuisances and constantly complain about them. They have trouble following their Individual Education Plans, and many of the teachers are very unprofessional when speaking with parents using 'jargon' and words such as lazy, just doesn't care, and crazy. These are words that should never come out of any teacher's mouth especially to a parent! IF YOU HAVE A CHILD WITH ANY TYPE OF LEARNING CHALLENGE PLEASE AVOID CAMPBELL MIDDLE!

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2010
The principal is very rude and doesn't have respect for the parents. Can I just imagine what goes on during the day. She is the head of the school, she set the tune of the school. I wouldn't recommend this school at all. I know see why most parent in this area sent their kids to private school.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2010
The administration at this school is less than satifactory. They allow the teachers to treat the children and parents with very little respect. This is not a great school by any means!!

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no rating April 02, 2010
Im a student at tis school and so far im really impressed with it everybody is nice there. You might run into those bad students but really just push them out you mind and get on with life. The 6th grade teachers are extreamly nice.I have great grades in the classes, they explain every thing so good to where you can understand it. I would recommend you put your child in this school. All the rumors about the school is wrong, they got a new principal and she keeps the school in order. Its a great skool and this is from a child and my mom and dad and all my family.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 17, 2010
this school is very unorganized the administraition is very disrespectful... some teachers like to teach and some don't!!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2009
I go to campbell and i love it the teachers are nice sweet and they love to help students when we need help

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- submitted by a student
June 29, 2008
My daughter just completed the first year at this school. So far am happy with her and her acomplishments, thanks to her principal and her teachers. I am pleased and looking forward tp the next sch. Year with hopes that the school will provide all the extra help that was provided in the past. Ps the dress code especially with the boys pants hanging low sill needs to be address. Thanks.

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May 24, 2008
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March 18, 2008
Both of my sons go there after moving from another state. Just started this year. The education is way better than where we are from and my children seem happy. The only thing is my one son was having problems with math and after discussing this with his teacher he suggested he just was'nt applying hiself instead of maybe considering that his way of teaching was too advanced. My son has never had a problem in math. The teacher did put him in a supplemental math class that teaches the same thing and he's doing great in his class. My son said the teacher made it fun and finally was excited about math. However, there is tutoring available and some online classes that can be done to help. So I felt even though my son was discouraged there was help. So far so good!

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no rating October 01, 2007
My notion is teachers don't offer their time to spend with children who don't understand the work. There is no help provided.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2007
I am happy with the education system set up in Campbell Middle, my son started out last year in the 6th grade and I found it to be a very good school. The reinforce the zero tolerance rule, while offering the students an array of extracurricular activities, like Band and Basketball, football, performing arts. The school welcomes parent participation. I choose this school because it was very close to the type of education my son received up North in Rhode Island at CVS Highlander Charter. I would recommend this school to parents who like a school to keep you in the loop of your child tenure there both online and through the mail. I could go on and on but I do want to say this Campbell is a real learning institute for growth both personally and academically. I love Campbell Go Titans!

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2007
This was the first year my daughter went to a Cobb County School and we found it to be a nightmare. Some of her teachers were nice but the rest were a nightmare. It got so bad I sat in one of my daughters classes to see what was going on. The kids were all over the place and the teacher had no control. My daughter never had discipline problems until we got to Campbell she was suspended twice, in detention a few times, ISS twice all in the same year. Since we've left things have been wonderful she has a new outlook on school and is doing exceptional. I see the child I saw a year before Campbell who was excited about school and learning. I wouldn't recommend this school for any child.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2007
this school is an ok school... the environment isnt safe and clean at all.. but it does have kind and good teachers... all tho i dont reccomend u sending your kid to this school ... its still a possibility... and there r alot of extra programs!

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- submitted by a former student
February 08, 2007
We come from Rhode Island, my child attended CVS Charter School an excellent school. I found that Campbell is almost equal to the education my child received in New England. They show genuine love and concern for my childs education and his learning ability. This school also, has many activities that other Southern Schools lack. I love the closness the faculty has with the partents as far as the childrens progress in each class via email updates. Campbell, Keep up the EXCELLENT work. You have my support.

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2007
I go to this school each day I feel safe and I go back home wanting to come back know, now yes we might not be the greatest school in the world but we do have a great school and we are improving very much. I love Campbell and so do my parents.

- submitted by a student
January 08, 2007
We moved from a county within Georgia where the schools were so much better. My son used to attend a brand new school and within the first year the school was award two awards. Campbell has turned out to be nightmare. I walked the hallways several times and noticed children hitting other children with a belt. The bathrooms don't have soap or toilet paper. Three of my sons teachers are wonderful and help him grow as a student. But the others are horrible. I send emails and takes weeks and sometimes call the office to get answers. We are reworking our finances to pay for a private school.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2006
I'am not too sure about this school so far there has been nothing but a sad child returning home to me every afternoon because of lack of help, unhappiness with a certain teacher how has yet to return any of my calls.I am a concerned parent and very involved always have been. Maybe it'll get better or my child will attend another school.

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August 24, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
May 24, 2006
I am very dissatisfied with this school.My child's first year of middle school has been dreadful. So much, that I am considering home schooling him next year. The teachers, as well a faculty need extensive training on how to deal with kids at this age level. My child never had problems with conduct or academic progress prior to attending Campbell. I find that teachers use a point system that 'nit-picks' every little thing that they do. There is absolutely no room for mistakes at Campbell.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2006
I have heard a lot about this school and myself, I like it. I have had the best year with my sons teachers and their envolvement. I feel that if the parents in the school would get involved more in their childrens life, discipline areas, those kids who want their education can get it. I have spent many days in the classrooms and some of these kids ahve no fear of what might happen to them. There is no reason why a teacher should have to spend an entire class trying to settle some kids down. Parents need to step up more and get envolved in their kids life. This would make educating the kids easier for the teachers and our kids would prosper more.

- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2006
I am not happy with this school at all. My son knows more about his teacher's personal business than he knows about the subject of the class. I send emails to the teachers and get no responses. I get no feedback or responses to my child's progress or lack of. I hope to send him to a private high schoool soon. Cobb County school district is horrible.

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February 22, 2006
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- submitted by a student
May 18, 2005
This school has a long way to go to achieve the academic level of our county middle school's academic average. They have a good program for gifted students with competent teachers. However, the school's principal/administrators have not been able to provide the right focus for the school to create an institution for learning excellence. The gender based classes and 'dress for success' programs have not demonstrated improvement in the schools overall academic issues. Although I have a child in the gifted program at CMS, I could not recommend the school to others for their middle school children.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2005
This is a school that is making great strides towards being one of the best middle schools in Cobb. They have a great talented and gifted program with very competent teachers.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2005
This school is one of the worse school I ever had my kid in. They are too hard on kids, so hard that my son was getting good grades at the previous middle school and now his grades are at the bottom. My kid keeps asking me when I'm going to move home to other school because he is not even being help from the teachers as the other middle school he was assisting.

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no rating January 05, 2005
Campbell Middle School isn't one of the best school for your children to come to!They try to set limits for kids and end up making it worse!As a student that has gone to Campbell Middle School I feel that the children don't learn enough or get the education they deserve.Also we have one of lowest testing grades in Cobb County!

- submitted by a former student
September 28, 2004
This school year has really been the start of something great ! There is a very committed teaching and administrative staff. Under the principal's leadership, innovative initiatives like gender based classes and the 'Dress for Success' have been put in place. Campbell is definitely headed towards being a school for high achievers. If parents continue to become involved and stay involved, we have the formula for success.

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July 22, 2004
I may not be a parent but I am a student of this school..I.t is horrible and so are the children. The teachers are bad and the counselors are too.

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Campbell Middle School
3295 Atlanta Rd SE, Smyrna, GA  30080
(678) 842-6873
Last modified Campbell Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Campbell Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 60 reviews. Top