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Metairie, LA
Students enrolled: 847

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5525 Henican Place
Metairie, LA 70003

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(504) 887-5240
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July 16, 2015
I was truly afraid of the school after hearing things from my mom and siblings, but my teachers and principal were there for me when I needed them, especially Mrs. Leinhardt. :) If I didn't have Mrs. Leinhardt as my teacher, I would have been failing in math. She actually understood my problem areas and helped me out, unlike my other math teachers. I do think they can get a little bit strict on uniform over bullying, but aside that it's a great school! - Jackie Travis

- submitted by a student

August 28, 2013
THIS IS THE BEST SCHOOL EVER!!!!i love this school!its very nice :D i learned a lot stuff already,and thx to the nice teachers!

- submitted by a community member

December 15, 2011
Administration lacks the ability to treat students as equals, mainly the Principal and the Dean. They appear to focus more on the uniform policy rather than education. My child missed so much time because of their uniform policy he eventually failed from too many absences. This year they accused my child of theft without proof, I appealed and won. The next week, they sent him for another in-school suspension for something else. Not a detention or a behavior report, a full suspension (PAYBACK). I'll be appealing that too. Some advice for parents, APPEAL EVERYTHING and get proof to support their decision, do not take their word for it, they don't appear to make decisions based on facts, but rather their personal feelings toward your child. Quick note, In-School Suspension should be a day of instruction, but in reality the child misses a full day of school, sits in a room being quiet and does absolutely nothing. How to appeal: Meet with Dean, request hearing with Principal, if nothing happens, immediately call the school board and request an appeal BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE PARKING LOT. You only have 5 DAYS for that or the decision stands. Good Luck Parents.

- submitted by a parent

February 01, 2011
The administrarion at Adams Middle School is ridiculous. I wish they would put as much energy into teaching our kids instead of disciplining them for IDs and uniforms. The sole of a shoe or the color of shoestrings has nothing to do with a students ability to learn. Ms.Mahl, Ms.Bruce, and other teachers like them need to focus more on effective teaching and the children's need instead of picking with them and promoting FAILURE. This a SEVERE problem at this school and needs to be addressed by JPPSS IMMEDIATELY.

- submitted by a parent

May 19, 2010
i love this school my daughter buffy is learning so much there i mean like she was failing at ST. Philip Neri but, when she transfered she made so many friends and all of the subjects she was failing she now is passing and i know on thing and that is that ST. Philip Neri has lots of students there have lost there virginity and at Adams that is not at all there all of the chideren have amazing maners and I just love the school i went there and made the basketball, vollyball, softball, track, and soccer team win until i was out of there and into high school so if anyone thinks the differ they dont know what the freak there talking about!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2009
My son transfered to Adams in the middle of the year from a private school. He has ADHD which the private school did not assist with at all. Adams has given him an inclusion teacher which sits in on most of his classes and makes sure he understands the directions and stays on task. She also calls us 2-4 times per week and is available for us to call at any time for explanations or clarifications. My son is happier and is now on the honor roll. We are glad we made the change. We do agree though that they focus too much on minor dress code errors. My son has gotten a detention for wearing the wrong color belt and forgetting his ID badge. The detention was not lessened even though we got the badge to him doing the first period.

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October 20, 2008
The assistant principal yells at the children when she thinks the drivers in the pick up line aren't moving fast enough. The assistant principal sets a terrible example by yelling at the children when she thinks the drivers in the pick up line aren't moving fast enough. The school does focus too much attention on the dress code. A detention for an untucked shirt or a forgotten student ID seems a little harsh especially since it is a 'good kid' who is in their first year of attendace and adjusting to the rules of middle school. Where are all the teachers who care about children and want to help them learn and grow?

- submitted by a community member
no rating
October 07, 2008
This school seems to focus more on the dress code than the childrens learning. When you go into the office the staff in there are just so rude. Alot of the teachers are lazy themselves and don't want to teach. It seems as though their only there for the paychecks and their insurance. As a parent i can honestly say that this school doesn't meet the childrens needs at all.

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2008
I found most of the teachers to not care enough about the students or if they are learning. The school lacks discipline in areas that need attention such as profanity and violence yet is very strict on minor dress code infractions on students who otherwise stay out of trouble. It is the worst school I've ever seen, I have 3 kids ages 10-19 who went to several schools both public and private. There was no help or consideration for my child with ADHD. I would stongly recommend not sending your child here if you have ANY choice in the matter.

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2008
I was a student thier it isn't as good as people think it is I was there. Thats why I went to Holy Cross middle school.

- submitted by a student

April 21, 2004
My son is in 8t grade and in Special Ed. The faculty and staff have helped us so much these 3 yrs. I hate to see him leave for high school. I can't say enough about how wonderful they have been to him, especially Mr. Braniff and Ms. Besselman.

- submitted by a parent
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John Q. Adams Middle School
5525 Henican Place, Metairie, LA  70003
(504) 887-5240
Last modified John Q. Adams 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.
John Q. Adams Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top