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400 East Moore Street
Apex, NC 27502

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Grateful to: Student
November 11, 2015
To my daughter, please don't give up. This is not the way school is supposed to be.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
November 11, 2015
They look bored and basically like they do not want to be there. I have heard more complaints about the class sizes, than anything concerning curriculum or concern for students. This is the 1st group of teachers I've met in all my years of raising children, that has a don't care it's just a paycheck air about them.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Don't know
November 11, 2015
I've see a lot of worksheets sent home to complete, but not anything of substance or that wasn't printed off the internet. Homework should reinforce what is being taught or an extension of work in class. These printouts are busy work.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly disagree
November 11, 2015
Again I have not heard one of my daughter's friends say anything positive about the teaching at Apex Middle School. Not one of them has been excited about any assignment. Middle Schoolers can be difficult, but this is very odd to not have any fun learning. My child has given up at getting any good grades or positive feedback.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly disagree
November 11, 2015
Respect is far greater than fear. Intimidation is the tactic most often used. My daughter and I sat in a meeting with the Principal where he interrupted me and her every time we tried to respond to his question or statement. He said the same thing over and over as if he was determined to break us.

- submitted by a parent
Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
November 11, 2015
My daughter has told me repeatedly she does not feel heard. When she has gone to the teachers and counselor, she leaves feeling as if she bothered them.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
November 11, 2015
The administration intimidates students and parents. They withhold information and make wild accusations without proof. Everyone says they have to go through the Principal, which to me indicates he does not trust his staff.

- submitted by a parent

November 11, 2015
We moved to Apex at the beginning of the school year, and Apex Middle has been a terrible experience. There was little assistance to acclimate. The 1st day of school my child was sat in front of a powerpoint presentation by herself. Zero communication from teachers other than negative. The AP and Principal are classic bullies to students and parents. The AP accused me of cussing him out which is a completely false accusation. Now there has been an "Incident which is still being investigated" involving my daughter, but he refuses to speak to me and provide me information about what happened. I am forced to keep my daughter out of school until someone in "authority" tells me their version of what happened. It is definitely a good old boy team driven by some code of silence that doesn't involve parents. My child has never had problems in school involving administration, lack of quality teaching and interaction with students and parents. She is failing every class including art! She tells me of kids drawing crude pictures on furniture and walls, cussing and gossiping, drugs and cigarettes sold every day on campus. There is a full time police officer there while all this is going on. I am actively seeking a new school environment that fosters trust, respect, stimulating teaching and most of all one that does NOT make me scared to send my child to school. Who would have thought adults in education could be so unprofessional and childish.

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2015
BULLYING, BULLYING,BULLYING! Kids here are very harsh towards one another, they use e-cigarettes, weed, and God knows what else. Parents!, check your kids daily they don't tell you everything. Faculty Are very young and inexperienced!

- submitted by a parent

June 10, 2015
I have had 2 students at Apex Middle School; my youngest is about to enter 8th grade there. We have been very happy with the teachers at Apex Middle School. They are caring, fun, and creative in their ways of getting their students interested in what they are teaching. My daughter has been well prepared for each grade she has entered, and I feel she will be well prepared for High School as well. We find the school well organized, and creates a safe, encouraging learning environment. I would highly recommend it.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2015
Worst school of wake county. They teachers are the worst they are mean. Bad lunch ladies the food is cold.

- submitted by a parent

December 14, 2014
i hate teaching at this school. These kids ar very innapropriate. Do not enroll at this school

- submitted by a teacher

June 01, 2014
I attend apex middle school and what the other people said about the administers were true, they don't really do anything about the bullying, but they're big on not bullying and making it seem like they care about the bullying but they don't.. which i know that's confusing but that's what they do. half of the bullying is because of the drama, which is why the administers probably don't like to get involve but they should. if you come to the school that's all it's about. the school is a very clean school.. the students on the other hand are disrespect and bad influences. they are really big on safety for sure. so if you want a dramatic safety school, apex middle is for you.

- submitted by a community member

April 30, 2014
I currently go to this school and I honestly hate it and don't want to come next year. I am in 7th grade and came in the 2nd semester. When I first met my first teachers it was okay the classes were much more behaved than in my old school (Ligon) but when I went to my science class it was horrible there were was very few respect to the teacher but in general the teacher was horrible. As we came to 4th quarter she exposed one of the girls grades that I am friends with. She believed that the girl needed some public embarrassment because her science grade was so low. I have been bullied as well by a boy there. I went and told the 7th grade AP and he honestly didn't do anything about it, even one of the girls who witnessed it and was in it with me told him and he just ignored it. I hate it so much and hate going there every single day!!! I don't recommend this school it is a joke!

- submitted by a community member

February 15, 2014
I attended Apex middle last year, for my 8th grade year. And I can honestly say that it was the WORST month of my life. I was taken out of school because I was being bullied so badly, the administration did nothing to help me, even when a friend (who witnessed it) went to the office with me to get help, the lady we spoke with told us to write down our stories, where they were probably just thrown away. Nothing was ever done about it, and I'm sure the girl who bullied me is still walking the halls laughing. The teachers were a joke, they taught just enough to have you ready for the test, and 85% of my math class was failing. I would NOT recomend this school to ANYONE. Not even my worst enemy, this was the WORST experience I have ever had at a school

- submitted by a community member

January 21, 2014
This school is full of misery the students are extremely reckless and immature this school seems like a factory with a bunch of workers. This school is broken the teachers and administrators are like hired babysitters this school has lost its morals. This school is also like a daycare with pointless education but some useful education but the point is people need to realize that this school system is going to break. This school is a overpopulated factory with brain dead students I am the only student with knowledge don't go to this broken school please you'll save your self alot Of stress.

- submitted by a community member

December 12, 2013
I went to this school last year and I must say it was the best school year I've ever had. I LOVED it. So fun.

- submitted by a community member

September 22, 2013
I went to this school all three years and it was the worst place ever. This was the most stressful environment I have ever been in and to add to that there was a new principal every year. There was absolutely no authority and every day there were fight in the locker rooms. I played a year of lacrosse for the school and the warm up was all out fights! What kind of school supports that? Just because of the amount of stress and bad memories from this one school, I hate having to even drive by it or through that part of apex as a matter of fact. This is the worst school ever.

- submitted by a community member

June 25, 2012
This used to be an excellent school with good teachers and principals when I was here as a student from 2003-2005 when there was not a whole lot of students coming here. After I left the school in 2005, the school started to become overcrowd with students time after time when the population of Apex was growing. I would like to thank all the teachers and staff that are still here and those that used to be here. I like to thank them very much for helping me accomplish for what I am today.

- submitted by a community member

May 30, 2012
Student discipline is a joke! No leadership from the administration. Kids have no respect. Fear of getting in trouble, nonexistant. Students throw books across room, hit high dollar smart boards and nothing is done! Clean house! Either new leadership or start expelling students.

- submitted by a parent

March 07, 2012
Teachers require students to pass test and retain information gained from work sheets students completed on their own vice retention of information studied from proper adequate notes imparted by the teachers. Educators? Naw... Highly paid baby sitters.

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2011
A handful of good teachers and administrators... I really think most of them try.... but with the education system so broken as a whole... they just don't have all of the tools in the box. Teachers running out of copies? Every other Friday ipod day in Pre-Algebra? No text books? only class sets? There is no continuity... no communication between teachers/parents until the problem snowballs ... Complaints to admin.. fall on deaf ears. Principals/VP's just defend the teachers... it is useless to raise a concern. Been there done that.. ZERO results. Blackboard & SPAN is a complete cat and mouse game... its there its not there, its up its down... teachers leave permenantly in the middle of a quarter without warning. Classes are overcrowded... I could write a book. Yes there are students who thrive in environments like this, self learners. Then there are those who do not. They just get promoted through..... no work comes home... you have no idea what the students are even working on or learning. No opportunity to assist with anything, "in class projects" you never see... pathetic... we are heading to a charter HS... I pray we get in.. one more year... we dread.

- submitted by a parent

April 05, 2011
this school may be a 10 when it comes to test scores but it is a ZERO in the principal and disipline. most teachers are to old to be teaching or they dont even have a degree. very unimpressed with this school....

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2010
We just moved here and had an amazing charter school experience in our previous school. This school is a mixed bag - some great teachers and fun programs to get involved with. The disrespect of authority by the students is a bit of a shock to us. We miss our safe and fun learning environment and we are looking into charters and home school options out here....

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2009
Great staff, communication with teachers is frequent and thorough, our kids really enjoyed studying there.

- submitted by a parent
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Apex Middle
400 East Moore Street, Apex, NC  27502
(919) 387-2181
Last modified Apex Middle is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Apex Middle Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 40 reviews. Top