This school is a disaster. My daughter is being bullied both online and offline. The ones involved have yet to be suspended or have faced an disciplinary action other than a talking too. I have been to the school multiple times and filled out reports with proof of the bullying that has taken place. Today I learned that it became physical and the one who put their hands on my child - nothing was done. NOTHING. Let's not talk about the science class that has not had a teacher since November. One of the teachers forgot and or didn't know who my child was and was in the class. This school is failing the students. The kids are out of control and reckless. They do whatever they want. Each time I have been to the school there has been a fight. I shadowed my child for a day, the language that is used, the way the kids run the halls and behave is an otricity. Some of the teachers try but its not enough. I will do everything in my power to shine the light on what goes on behind closed doors. The principal is MIA. Horrible school. Something must be done because the kids are going to suffer. School is for education it is not a place for a battle.
This school is total chaos.Needs to shut down this horrible school.Not safe for kids and teachers.
I have to be honest 5 or 6 years ago G James Gholson was a nightmare experience for 2 of my kids! But it's totally different now. I do agree its not a great School and it surely would not stand up against a Montgomery County School, but it has changesd for the better. The parents need more communication with the Teachers. The School needs more educational Programs that holds the Students interest. The School has came a long way. I wish the School could start a tutoring program for the students who need it in the subject they are having a hard time in.
I am a former student at gholson and i will be going to the 8th grade next month. I dont know what you people are talking about because gholson is awesome! I love it there! Im not one of the kids that cuss and yell and are ignorant if you thought that. I get striaght A's because my teachers push me to learn. I love Mr.Goins, Ms. Cross, Ms.Robinson, and Ms. Compton. This is the first school year out of all my years of going to school that im actually ready to go back
this school is bad because of the students and the teachers. the students are not listening but the teachers are just making it worse by just not even doing anything about their behavior. they dont give out any homework and, during the winter break, i had to go home and print out my winter break packet on my own and then complete it! isnt it the teacher's job to supply the students with the necessary paper work? parents, i am telling you, if you send your child to this school, you will blame yourself for your actions. THIS SCHOOL MUST BE CLOSED DOWN!
G. James Gholson is a modern day Eastside High. This school should be closed down. Some kids should not be in this so called turn around school. I visited this school on several occasions. Some parents should be ashamed of themselves. They know their children are ''OFF THE CHAIN'' The teachers are not the problem its the students who show no respect. Clearly if the children don't care why should the parents. The police presence is strong at this school. I hear more yelling than talking. Kids cursing... they don't care who's around. Fights are daily, maybe hourly. If you have a 6 grader who's entering middle school. PLEASE DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT SEND THEM TO THIS SCHOOL. YOU WILL SEE A CHANGE IN YOUR CHILD THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND.
I hav been at G james Gholson Middle School for @yrs for 8th and 7th grade.in my first year at gholson i didnt like it as much.i felt very unsafe with the different thing that happened.but in my second year i loved it mr.parker left and we were turned into turnaround school we had new co principals.they are a bit stricter but i love them to death because they were what we needed.the grades started going up and they started arranging us by level of knowledge.and i honestly was strting to be proud of my school.hardheaded kids were getting disciplined.and they started opening more doors for us and there were more oppurtunities more college tours and educational fieldtrips and i really appreciate all they did for us and they put in alot of effort for us.alot of academic help from university of maryland pitched in to help us out and the grades shot up.i went on every college tour i was chosen to go.not just to go just to get out of school but to benift from it.i would DEFINATELY RECOMMEND GHOLSON TO ANY STUDENT NOW.GHOLSON HAS CHANED A WHOLE LOT AND IF IT WAS LIKE THIS SINCE I FIRST STARTED GOING THERE I WULD HAV LOVED IT.ITS SAD TO LEAVE BUT I WOULD GO BACK IF I COULD.GHOLSON IS BETTEr
This school should be closed down, it's a mess at G. James Gholson Middle School. Everyone is OUT OF CONTROL, STAFF AND STUDENTS. Seven years ago my oldest daughter attented this school and it was great for her and us her parents. My second daughter for the past two years it has been a living hell for all of us. My third daughter will not be attending this school. June 5,2011
Im sorry but im not sure what you parents are thinking is going on in gholson. This is my first year at gholson and its only second quaarter and im ready to transfer already.Mr.Parker says if we wear vests hats jackets or even a sweater hes gonna take it and we cant get it back until june and thats only if our parents come and get it. Also you parents might think we are reading alot which we are but parker sells the books every month for $1 and theres a book of the month celebration which is a celebration for the kids who brought the book but noone will really know if we read the books. He says theres a test we take but it never got around to any of myclasses nor anyone elses. Most of the teachers take their control to far.Im starting to hate this school.
My child is in his second year at G James and he asked to be transferred because he doesn't feel safe. The children are disrespectful and in some cases the teachers have no control over the class rooms to no fault of their own. I think one of the problems is that all the troubled students are placed in class together.
Mr. Parker has made a difference at our school. Now u have people reading more books than we have ever read. He has us enjoying the books that we read. He also has our head out of the streets and into our books. Mr. Parker makes learning fun. And Im not just saying this to be nice. Its true!
All i have to say about this school is absolutely 'incredible' the perfect school
I surprising happy with the results of my 2 children. They seem to be surrounded by other students whom are focused on school related programs.
My son attends Gholson and is in the 7th grade. This is the worst school I have ever seen in my 32 years upon this earth. It seems like something out of a movie where children run everything. There is no discipline and no respect for the teachers. You would think if a parent was in the classroom that would be enough to make kids settle down, like we use to back in the day, but they still act crazy. They get up when they want, go where they want and say whatever they want in school. The teachers act as if they could care less about the students behavior or education. I want my child to structure at home and at school but at Gholson it will never happen. I am pulling my son out of this school for his 8th grade year.
My daughter attends G James & I have to say the kids have absolutely no respect for teachers. I have sat in 2 of my daughter classes & it was chaos, the childrean were out of control & I can't see how that's a productive environment for children. the discipline is not good at all & needs to be more strict & structured. I must say the only teacher that seems to have control & get a good performance out of the students is Mr. Moore the Music teacher but other than that, I would not recommend my child to goto this school but she's only been there for 4 months & I think it's just PG county school system & I've had enough of it so this will be the last year experience of PG county lack of caring for our youth future..
I have three kids who attend this school. This school allows children to run it and there is no discipleship at all. Not to mention alone. I feel as a parent if my children are in school for 8 hours then they should at least have the disciple that I provide at home. That seems impossible at this school for my kids roam to and fro with no supervision and when I am confronted with the problem the situation is more than it really is. Then when they do attend school its supension the very next day...This is a form of telling the kids that it is okay to do what they want with no rules in place. What are you doing Gholson Middle School? In leaving no child behind, you are certainly leaving a lot behind.Teachers wake up...
I have a daughter attending Gholson this school year as a 7th grader. In my opinion some, not all, of the teachers are very nonchalant toward the progress of the students and there is a terrible discipline issue. The school staff needs to be more strict. Alot of the students behavior is unreal. It's to much fighting, and the profanity I've heard personally is terrible. I'll be enrolling my daughter in another school for 8th grade.
I am a parent of my child that attends Gholson.I trully think that school should have more remodeling because i visited the school and looked at the restrooms to see what the condition was.It was terrible.I talked to the administaters and they said that they cannot fix the problem and I was dissapointed. Our children should have a nice sanatairy restroom to use.Not stools written over with abusive lanugage and toliet seat with footprints. ~Parent~
I have a student that attends this school and to date I have had no problem. Recently I've come across a lack of professionalism in the main office from the staff as well as the Upper Management team. The Vice Principals are not equipped with enough knowledge and they are not very helpful when a parent needs them. There may be some teachers/staff that care about the students, while there are many others who are there for a check and can be very ignorant. I've also come across several staff members who seem to fabricate stories to get students that they dont' like out of their class. This school needs a revamp and re-education of its staff.
I think the school shouldn't wear uniforms it is costly for 5 kids. Also the school doesn't take action to the bad behaviors of the kids.
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