I am a 7th grader at RCMS. This school is so horrible to me. My peers are mean to me and the bad thing is that I DON'T do anything to them! My core teachers are very nice except when my peers start to annoy them. I am in Curriculum Assistance (I don't get an elective) only because of my minor issue- i don't understand some things as well as other. At Reedy Creek, you get singled out a lot. 2 weeks ago, a random teacher in the hallway said that I had to change pants since leggings are against the dress code but it says NOTHING in the dress code regarding leggings. Here is the worst thing about RCMS- the cafeteria food is GROSS! The food is NOT cooked right and they let the food sit out which makes it go bad. This school is getting worst and worst EVERY YEAR so it's probably NEVER going to improve. When you choose a middle school in Wake County; don't choose this one.
RCMS is getting better but still have a few problems to work through. Most of the teachers are working hard to turn this school around. The pricipal is doing a great job with the circumstances he was given. The PTA is very strong. The PTA board members are working hard to make this school a better place for the teachers and students too. I would like to see more technology used and I would also like to see more field trips for the students.. I think RCMS is on its way to being a great school.
I continue to wish I had sent my son to a different school this year. He is in the 7th grade and day #3 of school and has already been harassed by other students because of how he looks. Parents you need to stop teaching your children to judge other children by the way they look, it's 2013 and I think we need to be a lot more open minded than we are. Wishing we could move from this southern conservative area. As far as the teachers, we need more time to see if they have improved anything about this low rate school.
I have listened to many parents say very negative things & hear Reedy Creek Middle is one of WORST schools on Wake Cnty!!! Surprise, it's also in CARY! However the GOOD NEWS is it FINALLY has a NEW PRINCIPAL. Please change this school! Good luck! Welcome to NC..lol
RCMS has a very strong band program with a band teacher that puts in countless hours outside the school day for the 300+ students that participate in the program. That is the only quality arts program at the school. The academics at the school receive a "1" as a rating. My child was an 8th grader this past academic year & the quality of the teaching was terrible. When my student, who asked the Language Arts teacher for additional work to better understand the topic, has a teacher respond that "if you wanted more work you should have gone to a better school," then you know there is something wrong with the quality of the education your child is receiving. There is a new principal coming for the next academic year. He will have his hands full with trying to turn around the school. When you have teachers assigned to after school activities/sports, that say to parents and students, "I don't get paid to do this," or "I don't have time to do this," then why would the students or parents put forth any effort to participate. This middle school has the reputation around town as the worst middle school in Cary. Our child was not adequately prepared for high school.
My daughter hates this school, and so did my 3 older daughters who also went to RCMS. There is fights everyday, mainly physical. The buses are out of control and many disturbing fights and scenes that the bus drivers do not take action in. I've been bullied for 2 years straight now physically hurt and scared, and mentally broken. Ive reported bullying over and over again, and I still wait for the adults and principle to take action and do their job to make sure their students are safe. The staff is unreliable and don't do what students and parents have constantly requested.The bullying at this school is out of control and isn't a place to send your child. Please don't send your children here.
I have 2 in HS that went to RCMS and now I have one in sixth grade. So we have been going to RCMS for almost 7 years now and I can tell you the school is on the decline. They cannot keep good teachers, some of the good ones that my sons had are now gone and my daughters teachers do not even send emails. I can't speak of fights or bullying, but I do see that the teachers and principal simply do not care, just today they had an award ceremony for AB honor roll and the parents were not notified (yes my daughter received an award). They have a new band director and he seems to be great! Getting the kids very involved, unfortunately my daughter is not in band. They also have a new security officer and she is wonderful, other than that the school is going down hill.
I am planning on moving to the Cary, NC area in the summer of 2013 from the Chicago area.....looking for good schools; have a second grader and eighth grader
August 27, 2012. A student is abducted from the school. The school was placed on red alert that morning due to a threat of abduction. The child was removed from an assembly by her captor without anyone noticing. She was then urged to forge her father's signature in the sign out book and left the building. In the same afternoon, principal Thurman Flowers told both the police and the media that the situation had "been resolved." Now, a week and a half later neither the principal nor his administration have called to check in on the child. The child has not been in school since the incident. They are still not home. The bottom line: The school is NOT safe. The principal's heinous actions in protecting himself over the child's wellbeing and safety has shown that the school has no intention of ever protecting it's children. I have tested the security several times over again, it's failed every time. KEEP YOUR CHILDREN SAFE!!! STAY AWAY FROM DISTURBING PLACE!!!
This is my child's last year at this school...The admitstration is a disgrace, nothing is ever resolved and the bullying is awfull. Wish we were able to attend another school..There are maybe 5 electives, no class trips ...The children are always spoken down to...
My daughter has been a rcms student for 3 years now and is about to graduate. she comes home sayng theres always fights sometimes there are 10 to 15 fights a week but no one does anything about it. i dont recommend going to this school no one enforces the rules and its not a healthyenviroment!!
This is our first year at Reedy Creek Middle. We like it because it is a diverse school where parents seem to be involved. The teachers are available and seem to be open to interaction with parents. The Algebra teacher, Mrs. Shelfo, is excellent and they have a tutorial program after school for students taking Algebra I. The Principal seems to really care about improving the school and is accessible. My 2 concerns are with the number of times my child has had to redo an assignment after handing it in because the teacher said she didn't get it and the lack of homework. My child typically only has math and AR reading homework. I am concerned about them going to high school and all of a sudden having a lot of homework, something they will not be accustomed to .
I have a 6th grader at Reedy Creek this year, and we have been very happy with the academics, teachers, and administrators. There are some truly extraordinary teachers at this school.
First, if you are into athletics - we love the AD (and all the other non-paid generous with thier free time coaches as well) at this school! How fortunate are we? The Administration, the staff, the teachers... they are all wonderfful, compassionate and more than generous with their free time. As a parent, you could'nt ask for a more academic, culturally diverse, fun, dynamic and much rewarding experience! We feel very fortunate to be part of this awesome team! Lovin' RCMS!
RCMS is not a very good school not too bad. Student in middleschool and not having enough home work! Also large number of student in class is ok but student needs to be circulate so each student should get enough attention and not feel ignored. This may help each student to stay active and more interesting.
I am from out of state and came from a city with an awful school district. You can actually count on one hand, the decent schools in this very large city. I say this to say that parents and students should be greatful for Reedy Creek. I have a 7th grader at the school and I really like it. The teachers, staff and administration have all been welcoming and friendly. The teachers have done a good job communicating with me about my son as well as they use 'Thinkwave' a system where you can track your children's grades, assignments, absences and tardies. This is an excellent system for busy parents (like myself) to stay on top of their children's progress. I also love the the fact that the school has a good blend of cultures and ethnicities. Overall Reedy Creek is great.
I have two children who go here, 6th and 8th. I think it is a wonderful school. The principals are great. Only thing I do not like is they have no outside time. Other than that, it is a challenging school, which is good for all children. There aren't many fights and stuff either. My children have been to way worse schools, I think this is the best one yet.
not good at all i am trying to move to go to another school,new princapl every year, fights every day in school and on buses, out of control kids,races dont mix well in this school.
I was very hesitant about sending my daughter to RCMS, but it has turned out to be a decent year, mainly because she has had some fantastic teachers in the 6th grade. The school is on block scheduling, which I don't think is needed. My child finishes all of her homework in class and I think it's because the teachers actually don't need an entire hour and half of instructional time. Also, the block schedule leaves very little time for outside academic interests and I do have to say that the one thing I absolutely hate about this school are the elective choices. They seem geared towards lower performing/non academically inclined students.
I loved East Cary Middle. Even though it is large in size I still found that there was a close student-teacher relationship. For a public middle school, it is one of the best.
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