Students enrolled 145
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School leader Gail Parmer
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District Carroll County School District
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275 Rainey Rd
Temple, GA 30179

(770) 562-6001
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3 stars
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July 22, 2013
This School is the worse school ever I have never seen rude student there a lot of bulling and the faculty don't do a thing about bulling my son get called names the whole year and told the faculty and they said I will talk to the student they never did. One of the Sixth Grade teacher don't like white people she give my son ISS for ask for a pencil. So I moved him to a another class the teacher don't know how to control her class she cried in the class in front of the student she would threw things it the wall. So I would so not go to this school

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2012
Yes, TMS has some pretty crabby faces but the teachers need to set a serious precedence for learning. Principal Parmer and A.P. Mayfield set a tone of structure, supervision, and academics first. One of the principals has a presence at every event I have ever been to at TMS. That includes sports, chorus, music, banquets, etc. I have see great things with the current coaching staff, puttin academics before playtime. This is a very diverse population of students and teachers, The social-economic profile is lower. If you are looking for a white bread school that doesn't reflect the real world, this school probably isn't for you. I love this school, and am delighted with the real world experience my child is receiving. She has been bullied, and we have worked through that which has made her stronger. (not a victim) When my child addresses issues in class (she of the age we feel she can do that), teachers listen and respond. Get involved and be part of the solution in whatever school you choose, not the catalyst for a problem. Remember...your children are watching!!

- submitted by a teacher
April 15, 2011
Observations made of the classes showed that the teachers were too busy dealing with discipline issues than teaching. There is no way a student can learn in this type of environment. Fighting in the school should have VERY serious repercussions for the students involved. Fighting in ANY school should not be shrugged off as something that will happen in a middle school. This school seems to cater to the fighters and the bright kids. Anyone in between or does not cause any problems is simply ignored and not praised for their good conduct and efforts to learn.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2011
this school is absolutely fine. it's pretty much a typical middle school. every middle school has fights? and Yeah, Maybe Temple Has it's Flaws, but it also has advantages. There are VERY bright students at tms. ones that will accomplish many successful things in their future. and if all of the teacher's, parent's, and student's come together, temple could be the great school it truly is.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 24, 2008
This past school year was wonderful! Everyone seemed to be on the right track. We are beginning to become the great school that we once were. Let's hang in here and assist each other in making this school as great as it can be! Parents, teachers, students, and the community need to bond to allow successes to become great!

- submitted by a teacher
June 25, 2008
My son has done excellent at this school. There is a lot of fighting, but heck that is in most middle schools. My son will be starting seventh grade and I seen last year the school/principal is really trying to do a better job. Parents like to blame the school, but structure starts at home.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2008
I am a sixth grader and Temple Middle is a great and I just love it. You should put your child in this wonderful school.

- submitted by a teacher
March 27, 2008
TMS is a good school at some what. But the discipline is improving gradually. this year we have a new assistant principle. she is really great. she checks every hall, looks in all class rooms and check what the teachers and students are doing or learning. Also the band program is awesome. the band teacher is the best band teacher i have ever had it will be sad leaving her this year. she is nice to everyone. well thats all i have to say about this school. also one more thing don't transfer to temple middle school not a very good school. Alot of drama goes on almost everyday!

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March 10, 2008
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December 20, 2007
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December 12, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 23, 2007
I think that temple middle school has no purpose for it. the kids and myself hardly learn anything in there, and they could make it better by encouraging us to do better by giving away prizes to all the great students(like myself).

- submitted by a student
July 25, 2006
I am a teacher at TMS. This is the school where the principal's blood runs 'black and gold', but where the accountability to the teachers is not so colorful. Alot of talk comes from this administration about keeping teachers accountable, not alot of action.

- submitted by a teacher
May 10, 2006
At first I honestly didn't like it there. we are very involved parents. TMS could still use a lot of straightening but its getting there. Our son is happy there. Ms.Cook in the office is very helpful and polite and there are a few other teachers that are nice and caring. Discipline is absurd! The children are out of control and nothing is done. Maybe in the near future discipline will improve.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2005
I am proud to report a significant turn around at Temple Middle. We have a new, dedicated, hands-on Principal and Assistant. I sense a 'zero tolerance' atmosphere at Temple Middle where unacceptable behavior is concerned. With this new administration in place, I also sense a renewed morale amongst the teachers and staff. As previously stated, disipline begins and is reinforced at home. For this, there can be no substitute. When a student comes to school with a lack of respect for authority and total disregard for order, he or she negatively affects all aspects of the classroom experience. Education also begins at home. Providing an early love for learning is essential . My children have thrived at Temple Middle because I'm involved. They are both QUEST students, athletes, and academic team members. One is now in High School continuing the example. TMS has everything a student requires. Use it or lose it.

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May 09, 2005
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April 19, 2005
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- submitted by a student
April 14, 2005
I'm an 8th grade student at Temple Middle. Our school has so many problems that need to be addressed. The students like to go to school to bully and pick on others, write bad things about others on the bathroom wall, and recently our brand new Baseball field was graffitied over Spring Break!But im glad my time there is almost up. I cant wait till High School and maybe I'll get some teachers who care!

- submitted by a student
March 27, 2005
We are near the end of my daughter's first year at TMS and I am still very pleased with her academic success. It was a challenging year in the Quest program with the reward of a trip to St. Augestine next month. Her mind has expanded and matured as she has developed a love for music, step-dance, group projects, good books and good friends. Best of all, she has developed a student/teacher relationship with every one of her teachers that I am proud of! She loves and respects them all, for all they have taught her this year as they have truely built lasting memories in her young life. Yes, she heard piers complaints about different things happening all around us, yet she would stand firm in her belief that TMS is STILL the best! And no one could convince Victoria otherwise! She loves this school and always will!

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March 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2005
The academic programs are very well organized at TMS. The students are provided with the information that they need to be successful. However, it is their responsibility to follow through with learning the information once it is presented. The teachers are doing 99% of the work and the parents and students are doing very little. We all know that learning has to be a committment on the part of the student and the teacher. Unfortunately, MOST children aren't taking the innitiative to put forth the effort to learn the materials, and the parents aren't requiring them to do so. Also, the comments on this website are from parents who CARE about the education of their children. Unfortunately, that is not the consensus of the parents in the entire community. When parents are notified of the inappropriate behavior of their children, they ask, 'What can I do?' My answer is guidance.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2005
I am a student at TMS, I Love this School. The teachers are awesome. However, there is a severe lack of discipline at the school. The teachers are frustrated because office referrals go unanswered for weeks and sometimes not at all. Even tough the staff tries to paint over the graffiti, however, it reappears immediately. The principal is NEVER available. She never comes to the classes or to the lunch room. And Student of the MONTH? No one has been recognized to date.

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- submitted by a student
March 02, 2005
I am a parent of 2 children at TMS and am quite concerned about many issues. The general concensus is that their is a serious lack of discipline. Parental involvement is not welcome by the administration. At the beginning of the year, myself and a number of other parents signed up to volunteer at the school. A volunteer orientation was to be held and to my knowlege, it still has not taken place and the year is about over. I think the teachers are doing all they can, but without the support of the administration they are fighting a losing battle. Substitute teachers and others who have access to the day to day activities at the school report that it is out of control. Something needs to be done or we will lose our good dedicated teachers. Thank you teachers for hanging in there...we know what you are up against!!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 12, 2004
I can brag to the community about Temple Middle because my little girl gets all A's in Quest classes and she behaves herself too! So the teachers are doing something right over there the way I see it!

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2004
The first half of the school year is nearly over and we are proud to say that our daughter is a Temple Tiger! Victoria has had an amazing year so far! She has become politically aware during an election year because of her Social Studies class, she has excelled in Math beyond comprehension, She has learned to love Science through experiments and projects, Language Arts has opened her imaginaton as a young writer, P.E. has challenged her to take responsibility for her own health and well-being, and her Reading/Research class has taught her to go beyond classroom resources for information. Three cheers for a great bunch of teachers at TMS! Thank you for all you do, and for all the extra's: like those monthly dances, ball games, field trips, the fall dance, the academic bowl, the clubs, and so on, and so forth. thank you, Thank you Ms.Gideon and Mr. Criswell!

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2004
TMS has an awesome band program that deserves special recognition. The students are able to purchase a book at a very low price that comes with a computer disk for a CDROM. On your home computer, the music will appear,then the student will be able to choose the tempo, and play along with the CD as fast as they are comfortable with. It can be slowed down if needed. There is background music playing along with the student. This helps them learn to play along with the school band, as well as gives them a sense of accomplishment, when they hear themselves playing whole songs! It can be recorded too! It makes a child beg for more practice time! The book also comes with a CD for a CD player too! Ms. Kelley does an awesome job teaching our band students at TMS!

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2004
I think tms is very unorganised there teachers have No idea on how to teach they are rude and annoying, alot of the workers at this schoolhave the attidude like they dont really want to deal with children each day.I feel like alot of the teachers are discriminating aginst the way kids dress and the people they are friends with they assume they know the typ of person that they are but in some cases they dont have a clue, the teachers are way out of hand they are snobby,rude,and they think they are better then every one elts if u choose a school in georgia any school is better then temple middle school.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2004
I just read the 8 reviews below. The comments do not surprise me. I've sat a day in the classroom with my daughter. The comments of bad behavior are very true. But I feel that this problem starts at home. I believe the teachers chose their profession for their true love of education. Everyone knows that it couldn't be for the money. But to have to deal with the blatent disrespect from the students and some parents is unfair. I have tried to get involved in ways that go along with my work schedule. Just didn't feel welcomed. I am stuck for answers other then parents are the key to this school's success. Get involved any way that you can and don't give up. I will monitor this page for suggestions in the future. Lester Harvey

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2004
There are a lot of discipline problems here at TMS. The problem is that the kids know they can get away with minor things, because the administration is focused on the major problems only. I am a sub, and see it all! Boundries need to be set, and carried out.

- submitted by a staff
May 14, 2004
I have two kids at this school. One in the 8th grade one in the 5th grade.Both are in Quest.The teachers are great. The Principal is the best middle school principal in the county. The county does very little to help. We the parents have to pick up the slack. There are a hand full of parents that are always there to do ther part an the part of you parents that don't care. The Teachers are great they are under paid an over worked.The Teachers are there to teach not to be there parent.Parents should teach discipline at home.The school needs everyones involvement.(The Parents)So go see if you can help in any way. There are many things parents can do to help. All you have to do is ask!

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2004
I have 2 children that attend this school. I can truly say that the teachers and principal have made themselves available to me for conferences both in person and on the phone. They have even called me in the evenings to inform me of any issues. I have heard of behavior problems with children, but no worse than at any other school. I do wish that stricter codes and rules were enforced. However, parents have complained when the faculty have attempted to provide a more structured environment. Both of my daughters have done exceptionnaly well at Temple Middle and I look forward to them attending Temple High. Check test scores, graduation rates and such and then make a determination. Not every school is for everyone. Dawn

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2004
I am a teacher and am sorry to say I must agree with the first parent's evaluation of discipline in our school. I feel that children in our school have great potential, but because they don't see clear consequences for their actions, they play a 'see how far I can go' game. I welcome critiques such as this one because I do feel that the administration and teachers need support from parents to take back discipline at this school. A teacher's power and authority in the classroom directly reflects the support they recieve from his or her administration. Signed. . .Tired, but still fighting

- submitted by a teacher
May 04, 2004
This school has no leadership or discipline at all! This is the worst school I've ever seen. It needs a principle. The children act any way they want because they know nobody will do anything about it. There are children with behavior problems that are allowed to roam the school. The few children there that want to learn hate the school because of the way other children are allowed to act. This school needs help!

- submitted by a staff
March 03, 2004
My child is in the 6th grade at this school, my husband and myself both sat through classes with her and could not believe the way the children are allowed to behave. The classes are in complete disarray, with no respect for rules or the teachers. Some of these children have extreme behavioral problems yet are allowed to stay in the classroom, to all of the other students detriment. I saw children chashing each other over desks, heard the F-word, B-word heard one call another a lesbian. One child got up and walked out of class and then out of the building unattended, during class. A fist fight broke out after one boy taunted another. The level of noise in the class room causes my child head aches. The school behavior codes are not enforced. The teachers just tolerate the behavior and the principal seems either unaware or doesn't care. After a recent band concert, which was held at a nearby church, Temple Middle school is no longer welcome to preform there, because the kids trashed the place and robbed food from the church kitchen. If your child goes to this school take it upon yourself to sit through a day with your child and you'll feel like you are abusing him or her by sending them to this school. I've also heard horror stories from lots of other parents, teachers.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2003
My son has been in this school for about 3 months. He is in the 5th grade and is in no way ready for Middle School. I am not very happy with the teacher or principal involvement. I had to call 3 different times to schedule an appointment for a conference with the teachers and principal. I also have left 3 messages for the school counselor to call me back for a consultation. I am not at all happy with this school. There is no communication between the parents and teachers and frankly I do not think they want parents involved. Unfortunately I cannot put my son in the elementary school down the street because he is a fifth grader and has to go to this school.

- submitted by a parent
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Temple Middle School
275 Rainey Rd, Temple, GA  30179
(770) 562-6001
Last modified Temple 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.
Temple Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 37 reviews.