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G. James Gholson Middle School1
Posted March 09, 2015
- a parent
I had to go to class with my child 2013-2014 school year when he was in the 8th grade and I saw it was really hard for the teachers to teach because of the childrens behavior. In two of his classes he had substitute teachers where in one class he didn't have any work for them because who ever was in charge dropped the ball. The other sub couldn't control them at all and they were running around, cursing, one boy pulled a few of his classmates pants down, and the sub didn't attempt any instruction, she was just there. Those boys did all this in front of me and didn't care once that there was a parent present. My son preferred to finish out his school year in SAC saying its more quiet and he can get his work done. Now I know my son reacts to his environment and needs to practice self control but it really was about 6 bad apples disrupting the learning process. Some of the administration jumps the gun and power hungry. Mrs. Compton has made to many mistakes for my taste. Hopefully they can make a change!!!
This school has been a TURN AROUND school and I would know coming from a 7th grader going on to 8th this year. Yes theirs some incidents like in any other school but this is a good school to me. I've made honor roll all 4 quarters with a 3.7. And the teachers really do care about us.
With the exception of a few honors 'houses,' the students run the school. The teachers do their best but get little support from the administration or parents. The extended school day is a waste because the kids are bouncing off the walls and most class time is wasted by disruptive behavior. Those few teachers who attempt to put their foot down have left or been forced out by the administration.
I must say this is the worst school EVER. My daughter is an honor roll student and she has YET to have an honor roll assembly i asked the staff in the office when will they have one and all they can do is tell me "I dont know".. so sad it seems to me like they dont wanna acknowledge the kids who are doing well. But this will be my daughters first and last year there. The kids also curse the teachers out and the kids. #sadschool
I am a former student of G. James Gholson Middle School. I am now in the 11th grade enrolled in a public school in new Jersey. But as a student at Gholson, my 7th grade year was terrible. I was being bullied because of my ethnicity, my name, my size, and because I didn't always have the latest in fashion. But my 8th grade year was much much much better. Ever since Ms. Robinson, Ms. Compton, & Mr. Goins came that school changed for the better. Disciplinary wise, and academics too. I didn't want to leave. I felt safe, and was rewarded for my good doing. Hopefully out stays that way. I plan to come visit the administration soon.
g james gholson is a school which i feel helps students to achieve their goal in life with real time social support, genuine care and support.information for parents to help their child succeed with outside help.
G James Gholson Middle School, named after an educational giant has the opportunity to be a world class school. Too many individuals who are willing to go out into the community and speak negative about the school are among those who send young people into the building each day who come here to weaken the level of excellence so many have fought for. To do better, must be more than a verbal statement. There must be action behind those words. How does a building improve if the people who walk inside are joking and playing all day? Schools are a place of business. We are here to prepare young people to be prepared and self sufficient to go out into the world and make things happen. This is a middle school. There are expectations of middle school students that cannot be compromised. High School and Life in general does not compromise when it comes to excellence. When young people leave school unprepared they jeopardize their future and the future of others. It is unfortunate that children are bullied. However, there are adults who bully others everyday. We cannot talk about leadership. Children must be led by example to have some sense of what great leadership looks like.