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5-8 & Ungraded
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Scotch Plains, NJ
Students enrolled: 865

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1301 Terrill Road
Scotch Plains, NJ 07076

(908) 322-5215
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April 18, 2014
Terrill is a great school. Teachers and principal are very supportive. Excellent teaching. My kids love their school.

- submitted by a parent

September 04, 2012
An excellent example of what a per-high school should be. The staff and Dr. Holloway, are incredibly easy to reach and communicate with. My son fell behind due to only his own fault and every single teacher he had and Dr. Holloway himself, took the time to daily, and I mean daily, work with him to make sure he was caught up. A fabulous place to send your children.

- submitted by a parent

June 25, 2012
Terrill has supportive teachers and a great band program. However, the inside of the school is in pretty terrible condition

- submitted by a community member

April 02, 2012
Unfortunately there was a major disconnect between the staff and the parents, in particular the principal. He was not always present at school functions and was always very distant. When issues arised he referenced the books and rules and said everything was done strictly by the books. My daughter was very unhappy there to the point I had to transfer to a different school. Overall we had a very bad experience.

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2011
My daughters have blossomed here, the previous principal spent too much time managing meetings and administration and was generally weak. Yes the new principal can be a bit of a pain, but he hasn't allowed parents to ride roughshod over children's placements. There has also been a huge improvement in how they teach writing, and several of the weakest teachers have been moved around. Overall I am much happier, I don't expect him to be my friend, but the atmosphere at the school has improved during his tenure.

- submitted by a parent

April 19, 2010
TMS has some fabulous teachers, notably Mr. Christopher, who runs the after-school art club; Ms. Baxter, whose 8th-grade Social Studies class is challenging and engaging; Mrs. Dharmi, a very dedicated science teacher; & Mme. Emanuel for 8th-grade French, who's absolutely wonderful. There are some teachers, however, who seem woefully inexperienced or to be phoning it in. My daughter, who is in honors math and English, has not had her needs met in math this year. I've tried unsuccessfully to discuss this with her guidance counselor and the principal, who has been unresponsive so far (several calls and emails not returned). I do love the friendly and diverse student body at TMS. My daughter feels safe in school and has made so many good friends. Bullying does not happen at TMS, as far as I can tell, and it is OK to be exactly who you are.

- submitted by a parent

March 18, 2009
This school has many wonderful teachers, who really are 'hands on' with your education (especially if you perform well). However, this school lacks a great principal. He is mediocre and tends to pick on the 'goody goodies' and not the ones who are really causing obstruction.

- submitted by a student

August 30, 2008
Review by my child: Mrs. Cagnassola is a teacher who is tough but softens up as the year goes on, teaching important skills not only for the 5th grade but also to prepare you for years to come. My review: Many dedicated teachers on staff. A few teachers resting lazily on their tenure. My children scored well enough to enter honors classes in high school, which is indicative of the quality of education at Terrill. The Principal is unconventional and tends to alienate staff and parents. SPF is great community if you get involved and establish a support network. As with any school, you should be your child's advocate and arrange team conferences if anything arises, e.g., bullying or if you encounter intolerant teachers that you need to hold to task. Parents who 'drop and go' might want to consider sending their child to a boarding school.

- submitted by a parent

October 09, 2005
My child loves his classes and afterschool activities

- submitted by a parent

April 07, 2005
It's a last resort! My child says she doesn't learn anything. When I went to the school the teachers were rude. At the school social I was the only one there.

- submitted by a parent

May 25, 2004
This school should be your last choice. The only children that matter to the faculty are the children who are easy to teach! Bullying is an ongoing issue, This school is unsafe!

- submitted by a teacher

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Terrill Middle School
1301 Terrill Road, Scotch Plains, NJ  07076
(908) 322-5215
Last modified Terrill Middle School is a Public school. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Terrill Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top