I would have given the school a grade of good, but I am very disappointed in the Principal. With my daughter coming from High Point, where Mr. Merritt was a constant presence and knew every child by name, I may be biased and expecting more than the norm. My daughter is in all of the advanced classes and loves her teachers. Overall, if the Principal and the rest of the administrators would get out of their offices and interact with the children, the school has the potential to be a great school. I have not seen the Principal at any of the School Fundraisers and he skipped the 6th grade orientation this year (2015) that we attended as my son will attend next year.
This school has a lot to improve on. A LOT of bad behavior and little control over students. There's a lot that goes and the administrators pay little attention to it. There's a fight at least once every few days, At least in the 8th grade.
I am very disappointed with my daughter's learning experience at George Fox Middle. Most of her teachers, with the exception of two, had poor classroom management, hardly assigned thought provoking assignments, hardly gave homework. Lots of poor behavior at the school.
Im not sure how to feel about the Principal being a no show for the 6th grade orientation tonight. If he avoids the easy stuff how does he handle the difficult task of being a leader at a school with a less then perfect reputation??
My child is a 6th grader. He was nervous about George Fox because of bad rumors. We have learned that those are just rumors! My child's teachers are caring & helpful, and want my child to succeed. They give encouragement and recognition every day. Despite the school's poor standardized test grades on average, my child is always above average compared to county and state, so regardless of the school"s performance as a whole, my child is excelling and thats all I care about! The new principal is caring and wants to make it a great school. After school clubs, after school help and activiity buses are a great benefit. So far so good at George Fox. Don't believe all the bad rumors!