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281 Fair Street
Carmel, NY 10512

(845) 228-2300
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January 22, 2014
We moved to the CCSD over the summer. Our daughter started 4th grade at KES. After a couple of months we were starting to get concerned about the school district. I called GFMS to see if I could set up a meeting with the principal for a tour and to have some questions concerned answered. I was transferred around to a couple different people before being told 'We don't do that. There are too many parents in the district to have individual meetings, you'll just have to wait until the spring when we have orientation for everyone.' We have since pulled our child from the district and have her in a private school. If they don't care about us, I can't care about them.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2013
Mr. Manfredonia's positive attitude, work & concern sets the tone for this great school. He cares about each student and truly wants to know if there is a problem. He now is handling 7-8th grades with Mr. LoPresti handling 5th and 6th but they work together hand-in-glove. Participate in the Science Fair every year. Request Mr. Wilbert for science in 7th -- students enjoy and learn about science, life and friendship. If your child loves music, make sure you keep it in 7th/8th -- it could fall off the schedule without anyone realizing -- they creatively resolve if you bring it to their attention. Orchestra is excellent and my son loved every minute. Mr. Callaghan does a great job...it's a travesty the board did not keep Mr. Stroffolino who made 5th grade bearable...better than therapy! Board must restore the 2nd orchestra teacher. Nice teamwork at GFMS between principal/guidance/teachers. I'm grateful for getting the value of a private school education from a public school. The two nurses walk on water and provide a haven for kids --- caring and kind while dispensing good medical attention...though the board needs to get a third nurse back for 1700+ students!

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2011
Like the elementary schools in the CCSD, the Middle School has a great deal of help for kids with IEPs (Special Ed) because it is State mandated but if your child is just a bit behind or confused, there is little to no support. Also, there is nothing for the brighter of the bunch. If your child is above average, don't go to any school in the CCSD. They just don't have anything for the smarter kids. For example, if you child is above average in math in 8th grade, they will send your child to the high school for 9th grade math! Imagine that...your child will be bused to the high school for a more advanced math class because the middle school does not have the students to make an entire class! Sad. Also, with all the budget cuts all of the sports and most of the extracurricular activities have been cut. BUT, the teachers still got raises. It amazes me how a district can cut all sports in a middle school but still hand out raises. As far as bullying, I don't think it is a huge problem but there are a few students who do what they want and there is no consequence. The curriculum is o.k.. Some teachers go out of their way to motivate and educate while others don't care.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2011
also its sad that you peole complian about one or two deans if you raised your kids better we wouldn't even need a dean!

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2010
The bullying problem still exists and, while the administration was receptive when parents complained, teachers ignored the issues in their classrooms, halls and playground - ridiculous!

- submitted by a community member
no rating May 05, 2010
I love George Fischer School it has great teachers and staff

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 20, 2009
Yes, bullying is a big probelm but asked that my daughter not be on team with certain individuals & request was honored without hesitation. Never a probelm with teachers, more than willing to communicate & work with me to resolve issues. My son has special needs & some of teachers have gone above & beyond to assist his needs. Heard 8th grade drug problem & hs but it happens everywhere - teach your kids. The biggest problem is the bus, you couldn't pay me enough, these poor drivers have it tough. Not only are kids nasty, vulgar, disrespectful,... But create a dangerous situation. We need cameras on the buses!!!

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July 13, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 29, 2009
There is a serious bullying problem at this school which needs to be addressed by the school district. don t let your child be the next victim ! This school needs serious faculty and staff training on dealing with bullying they also need to allocate more personnel the the playground the student to faculty ratio is unacceptable.

- submitted by a community member
June 12, 2009
This school is owned by the cliques ; bullies go everywhere and people are made fun of constantly, according to my child. Don't send your child here!

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2009
I like the school But they dont help me as much as i think they cann.

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January 13, 2009
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November 14, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 13, 2008
My son had a terrible time there( 5th grade). His grade was so overcrowded , he was on the floor with the older grades, he was bullied, and harasssed and because of the size of the school and the 1-2 deans, there was little or nothing done to help him adjust to all the new things going on. I transferred him to a new school this year, and I have my great son back, high honor roll, respectful, and happy. I am glad I got him out before any permanent change was made.

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September 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 19, 2008
I am a parent and a teacher at GFMS and I am thrilled with the activities available to the students; everything from golf to Academic Triathlon. The district makes every effort to improve communication with the parents and the community so they are aware of the many services in place. I may sound like a cheerleader --- because I am. I am proud of our district and the continuous effort put forth by all to perfect the middle school experience for each of our students. I feel very badly when I read a negative review from a former student. -- Middle school is a trying time but keep in mind that at GFMS, 'its about the kids'.

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July 02, 2008
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June 08, 2008
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May 13, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 11, 2007
I am a former student. I had a horrible time there so much that I had to switch to a different school district. The classrooms are over crowded. Other than colleges schools should not have 1500+ students. with 400 students per grade it's hard for all of them to be disapplined by 1 or 2 dean of students. There are a few sports and other after school activities for older students in the 7th and 8th grade but if you are in 6th or 5th grade then your choices are very limmited. Many problems!

- submitted by a community member
July 01, 2007
The bathrooms for 5th and 6th graders are NOT like the others, they should be better.

- submitted by a student
April 13, 2007
It's ok in some ways and not so ok in others. There are a lot of programs for kids who need extra help. For the kids who need extra challenge, there is a lot of pretty talk, but not much work, at least in the lower grades. Maybe they magically expect them to turn into AP material in HS after having hardly any homework or effort for 95s and 100s in the lower grades.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2006
This school is a very good school. the

- submitted by a student
July 23, 2006
I think that this school is wonderful for my two daughters who are both entering the 8th grade. They loved this school and say it was much better than their private school they used to go to. I would highly reccomand any new comers to go to this school. The drug issue is not as bad as most parents seem to think. The teachers keep my daughters in line and help keep them out of trouble.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2006
I had my children in private school and transferred them to George Fisher 2 years ago. The school is great. The teachers are really concerned with having your children excel - they offer extra help, study sessions before tests, and homework help. These teachers go above and beyond to help. The principal is warm, caring and helpful and really makes you feel he truly cares about your children. The sports, music and clubs they offer are numerous. It is a school to be proud of!

- submitted by a parent
December 08, 2005
Excellent, quality school.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2005
Great school, great teachers. Children are very happy here. An Abundance of music, art and sports available in every grade.

- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2005
School has no Bullying policy that is a joke and needs to be reconstructed. Principal has a lot to learn about student safety, and handling the parents concerns. No Bullying t-shirts and pens are not enough. The addministration likes to pretend nothing bad ever happens in this school.Teachers are good and the academics are good. School has no metal detectors. and as in other parent reviews has had drug problems in this school.

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July 15, 2005
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July 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2004
I have a 12 year old daughter who currently attends GFMS and is in the 7th grade. I wish the principals or deans would take care of this problem as soon as possible. I would have to admit that the education is great and most of the teachers are friendly.I would say GFMS is a good school to send your child to.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
Great school....wonderful staff.....

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
I would agree a great deal with the comments made by the parent entry previous to this one. I had 2 children attend GFMS. In fact one is an elementary school teacher now in a different state. My only concern when my children were at GFMS was the flow of drugs on campus. Any case that was discovered was taken care of by a group of administrators and the treatment was handed out in a fair and firm manner. But I still found it disheartening that the problem was never eradicated and 10,11,12, & 13 yr olds were still bringing the items into the school when my children left about 8 yrs ago. After my children left and went on to CHS, many younger mothers asked me if the drug problem at GFMS was as bad as they had heard. My reply was to tell them to teach their children a sense of individuality's value and courage to stand up for what they will believe in & they will handle GFMS well. My children did.

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George Fischer Middle School
281 Fair Street, Carmel, NY  10512
(845) 228-2300
Last modified George Fischer Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
George Fischer Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top