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84 West Midland Ave
Winder, GA 30680

(770) 867-8181
(770) 868-1215
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June 24, 2013
I'm joining RMS this year as a Seventh Grade student and from most of the Reviews below I could say truthfully that I will enjoy my educational experience here.

- submitted by a community member

February 13, 2013
Russell Middle is truly a school of excellence. they have a great athletics program, teachers & admin that care about the kids, and in a great school system. RMS is awesome.

- submitted by a community member

October 30, 2012
RMS has been good with my grandchild i like RMS very much this is his first year at RMS he is a special need child everyone is very good with him

- submitted by a parent

July 01, 2009
My son has been going to RMS for two years now. He had been going to Gwinnett County prior and WOW, was I glad to be in Barrow County and have my son go to RMS. The teachers there are absolutely the best. I was having some learning problems with my son and Dr. Wood, the Assistant Principal and some of the teachers there took such an interest in my son and helping him. I actually felt that they became part of my family. If there is a problem, they take care of it. If there are issues, they overcome them. I can't say enough about this school and the team of caring teachers. You will be impressed for sure. Keep up the good work, RMS!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2009
I really have pride for RMS. My kids have had a great experience there. You can tell the teachers really like each other and get along well. Kids look up to that. The principal is tough but friendly-all it takes is to get to know him and you know he is doing a good job. The asst. principal is the same way, tough but friendly. They get the job done and you don't have to worry about your kid being ignored because of some hoodlum in the classroom. My opinion is that this school has really improved in that area and now even those problem students are being punished but also encouraged. That is what we need. Someone who will get the job done right and the folks at RMS are doing it.

- submitted by a parent

November 26, 2008
Russell Middle School is an excellent school with many loving and caring teachers. They emphasize student recognition and work hard to address the individual needs of their students. Dr. Claxton and Dr. Wood are great leaders, and I feel my child is receiving a quality education. I know there are kids once in awhile who take away from the learning of the good kids but I think they are dealt with the way they should be. Unfortunately all schools have this issue but I don't think it's as bad at RMS.

- submitted by a parent

September 29, 2006
Russell is a good public school, better than some in this area. And it's not overcrowded! My son excelled at Russell and had a great 3 years there. Plus, he was prepared for high school. The teachers and principle are great and really care. Report any problems and they will be dealt with immediately. The only way to know what's really going on at your child's school is to get involved! They welcome parent involvement and volunteers.

- submitted by a parent

March 19, 2006
I feel that RMS is an excellent school. The teachers are very caring and competent, the administration is supportive and adequately handles issues. I see great comraderie among the teachers and staff. This makes the students feel safe and is very conducive to learning.

- submitted by a parent

February 06, 2006
I am very heartbroken over the negative comments left on this board. I have 2 children that attend RMS and have also became a partner in education with this school. My oldest in the 8th grade and my second is in the 7th grade. Both children and I love this school and choose the ' Stay put ' option for both children and I also have a son that will attend in the 2006-2007 school year. I am very involved in this school as a parent and partner and I do know that problems are handled up front with respect and in a timely manner by the principle and staff. The staff has always put the needs of my children first and that is what prompted me to become a partner in education with this School.

- submitted by a parent

June 26, 2005
My son started this school in the middle of 7th grade this year with failing grades from Gwinnett County and and he passed with good grades and I think this school is a very good school. I drive a school bus for Russell Middle and I think that the principals have done a very good job with discipline. My son really likes this school and no matter what school I drive for he will continue his middle school years with Russell Middle. I think the teachers are very good at their job.

- submitted by a teacher

April 06, 2005
My son did not have a good three years at RMS. They also forget sometimes that they are NOT there to amuze the other students, they are there to teach and help one grow but in my opinion they did a poor job in doing so. I also feel as though the administration is too laid back and did not take the proper responsibility in giving students punishment according to the wrongful acts the student may have commited. Disapline is a big problem at RMS and nothing seems to be getting done about it.

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2005
My child has had a great experience at this school. He is in the 7th grade and for the past 2 years he has had an excellent team of teachers. He had one problem with another student and I think the principal handled it quickly and effectively. We love this school!

- submitted by a parent

February 19, 2005
I love the school and the teachers I have met so far. However I would like to see more extra opportunities for the 6th graders. As well as the gifted program. I think that the gifted program needs to be a variety of classes instead of just langage arts. The staff and teachers are great. Other thatn those two things this is a great school.

- submitted by a parent

January 13, 2005
My daughter loved this school and was sad to leave it. She received a wonderful academic as well as extracurricular experience. She was definitely prepared for high school.

- submitted by a parent

July 28, 2004
Personally my child did not like Russel Middle School because the teachers were not willing to help the Students that didn't know the lessons. The School, I felt personally , was not safe.

- submitted by a parent

July 13, 2004
My child and I have had a terrible experience with this school. The team of teachers he had last year were absolutely horrible. The Principal has no control or authority over the teachers, therefore there is no guidance, leadership or censorship of the teachers. Obviously this school decides it is not in the best interest of the community to pay for qualified and experienced teachers. None of the teachers took responsiblity to teach my child. The superintendents wife is a teacher who should be forced to retire as she does more harm than good for this school as she fails to enforce IEP's, fails to help the child and refuses to interact with the parents.

- submitted by a parent

July 12, 2004
My child attended RMS for four years. The teachers teach very poorly and acted more like friends than they did teachers. They have a hard time remembering that they are the adults. Parents get your kids out of Barrow County!

- submitted by a parent

July 08, 2004
RMS seems to habe a difficult time in upgrading thier curriculum to meet the higher standards of other counties.Many children are being moved from one county to the other and a parent expects the same education. There is poor consistancy between schools and this county is staying in the 'good ol' boy mentality' and won't show any improvement in intellegence.Showing no desire to change.

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2004
I have 3 children who attended RMS. My oldest daughter did fine with no incidences and made good grades. Two years later my son had a terrible team of teachers. Despite constant contact and tutoring throught the assistant principal it finally became necessary to remove him from RMS and send him to a private school. My second daughter is presently in 7th grade at RMS. She is at RMS 10 years after my two older children. Her experience has been mediocre. She has excellent resource personnel in the school counselor and the county superintendent's wife at the school. She enjoys the mentoring program where she has a community mentor who visits her periodically at school. I work out of town and am not able to visit the school as much as I would like. The school does a provide radio service available in the school's driveway and a website.

- submitted by a parent

February 29, 2004
My child has had a very great middle school experience at this school. The staff is always very helpfull and patient. She has had the oppurtunity to be active in many things. Better than WBMS.

- submitted by a parent
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Russell Middle School
84 West Midland Ave, Winder, GA  30680
(770) 867-8181
Last modified Russell Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Russell Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top