Students enrolled 1141
School leader MR. EDWARD HAYES
Transportation options Yes
District Valley Central School District (Montgomery)

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1189 State Rt 17k
Montgomery, NY 12549

(845) 457-2400
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3 stars
Based on 9 ratings

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April 29, 2014
I am so disgusted with this school. I moved here from NJ late in the school year and my child's teacher was just pushing him along and treating him like dirt. She has a bad attitude and it showed in my parent teacher conference. Why let a person with such a horrible demeanor towards children work at your school is beyond me. Before coming to this school my child was a honor student coming from a 5 star school district who loved school. We moved here and we don't receive a welcome packet from the teacher listing how and when assignments should be completed. I didn't even know the teachers name until I called her the wrong name and asked for details on how her classroom works. What a great way to make a new student and their family feel welcomed.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2012
We are very disgusted w/ the school and the entire admin. We have had to complain numerous times about bullying and NOTHING was done. My daughter was/is dealing w/ a 7th grade Science teacher Mrs "R" who is horrible. She is is rude and treats my daughter with disrespect. My daughter is an A student who loved school until coming to VCMS. The office staff dreads having to call down to this teachers class room if I have to pick up my daughter. She has actually hung up on the office staff. Nothing is done about it??? We are moving back down south, and we can't wait to get them out of here. Terrible district. Choose any other school district. BTW: I was born and raised here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 20, 2010
They do a great job of tranistioning the sixth graders to the middle school, support the students in teams, and have a great overall atmosphere for the students.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 19, 2010
Valley Central Middle School is providing a top notch education while being encouraging to students and welcoming to parents.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 27, 2009
I am a new parent to the Valley Central Middle School system. So far, I am generally satisfied with the school. I feel that there could/shoud be more homework - in particular - special projects to supplement children's learnings. If we expect excellence, our children will give it to us.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2009
i am a former student from vcms going into vc high school. There was many to do after school and you can also get extra help. 6th grade was really fun, it wasn't scary at all. You got to meet new kids that are nice. seventh grade, the teachers start to care less about you and your work and kids get into stupid stuff and if you are not pretty don't even think about talking to a so called 'popular kid'. 8th grade the teachers seek potential in their students but some are just plain mean. And that is where kids make up rumors. some kids made rumors about me and it wasnt pleasant. that is how i got my name out. but that was the year to also find out who are fake and most of the friends are fake. the education is good but not the school.

- submitted by a student
May 28, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2007
My daughter was an A-Plus student before she came to this school. She was one of the few who loved school. She hates school now. Many teachers in this school do not listen to the students unless a parent is around. They give excessive loads of homework. My daughter has been up to 11:00 doing homework. Some parents feel the kids have to teach themselves.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2007
We have been very happy with Valley Central Schools.My son is off with the schools ski club this morning! Teachers are up to date,great technology classes that I can't even begin to talk about, how to build a rocket,how to fix a go cart,how to write your own music on a computer. The school is #1 for Wrestling, great lacross team,baseball and football too. Teachers email grades by computer once a week, very technology driven.Security is taken very seriously. Teachers are always going above and beyond in my opinion. One of the best schools in the area.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
January 12, 2006
This School is acedemically acceptable but has it's flaws like many... It's school administators and faculty seem forget many steps in their policies and insert their 'curiosity and interest' into peoples at what goes on in their private residences. They have so called 'lost' paperwork on numerous cases and procrastonate pending situations. I certainly am NOT impressed. The music department is certainly one of the best in the surrounding area offering 4 bands and 4 choruses but once again that cannot make up for their continuing set-backs. I know people who have had numerous problems on many numerous occasions. This school is in desperate need of funding. The books are decades old and the students need much more disipline when it comes to their 'language' and much less when it comes to getting along. Not every child will be friends and clearly this school will not accept that.

- submitted by a former student
May 19, 2004
The school has some very good programs and teachers, but too many times students get lost in the system. The discipline is too lenient. Too many things slip through the cracks. There seems to be too much emphasis on numbers and requirements, then there is on actually teaching.

- submitted by a parent
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Valley Central Middle School
1189 State Rt 17k, Montgomery, NY  12549
(845) 457-2400
Last modified Valley Central Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Valley Central Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top