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930 Reedy Creek Road
Cary, NC 27513

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(919) 460-3504
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December 05, 2014
One word to describe RCMS... Ordinary. There is nothing real special about this middle school. Teachers at RCMS are really good (in my experience), they know how to teach a class. You might see that the test scores are below average for Wake County and NC, but it's not their faults, it's the students who chose not to care about school. All of those students don't try most of the time and just don't like learning. They don't even like fun learning games on their phones. Luckily, not all students are like that. The extracurriculars include clubs, such as drama club, run club, wildlife club, art club, etc. and sports. The drama club puts on a yearly spring production. Sports are for both boys and girls in seventh and eighth grade. There is band for sixth through eighth graders. Yeah.. No school uniform is required, however, there is a moderately strict dress code that is not hard to follow. Breakfast and lunch is served daily. See, just an ordinary school. Bullying occurs here (what's new?) but staff treat it responsibly. Even though I get bullied (social exclusion and occasion name calling/teasing) and even hate it here sometimes, it would be the same anywhere else. Hope this helps!

- submitted by a community member
April 17, 2014
I am going to give you an honest review so please listen up. The positives at RCMS. The Band Teacher and the Band Program are just awesome. he really cares & does an outstanding job. RCMS had a lot of afterschool student/parent functions that my child really enjoyed. Now the negatives. I had to hound in order to get any information concerning my daughter this year. Trying to advocate for your child or get information regarding anything at the school is non existent. My daugther doesn't want to go to school (she loves school btw), has missed more days than she ever has, her grades went from straight A(s) to making C (s) & D., she & many of her friends get bullied so bad it would break your heart. I could go on & on. I am trying to transfer her out of there as she has wasted a whole school year year not reaching her potential. Just wish the Band Teacher would go teach at the High School level cause as I stated, he is the one positivity RCMS has going.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
I see that a review I posted last year has been removed. I will state here again what I stated in that review and have had a year more of Reedy Creek. I have to say that the band teacher is excellent and really takes time out to work with the students at Reedy Creek. Now as far as the teaching staff, there are some that are decent, and others not so. I am really not that impressed with what the school has to offer. When I wrote my last review, there was a different principle, the one who was supposed to be "cleaning" things up there, well he has since left and we have a new principle. Next year will be my son's last year and I do have concerns that he won;t be prepared for High School. He is in the AG program at Reedy Creek, but the teachers are not that good in regards to communicating with parents. Let's see if this second review gets removed. Just note, if you are new to the area or the school, do your homework, there are other alternatives for your children to get educated properly. Thanks.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2014
I'm an 8th grader and also have LD (learning disability) but I don't have curriculum assistance anymore and reedy creek can be fun but it's the choices the teachers make and there is bullying in the school but not that much in my grade mostly in the lower grades because most of them are still immature and try to act "cool" but all you really need is a couple of friends and your alright but a lot of teachers don't care about what happens to the students or some teachers don't really care or you can clearly tell when they have a favorite. Some teachers are pretty awesome like our Spanish teacher and some other core teachers that actually care about your grade

- submitted by a community member
December 28, 2013
The gym activites are OK they make us run in the cold and alot. They should do less going outside in the cold and more pacer or inside activites or they can do free choice because why do we have to go outside it is still running .

- submitted by a community member
October 04, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2013
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

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2012
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

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2012
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!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2012
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...

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2012
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!!

- submitted by a parent
December 25, 2011
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 .

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2011
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.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2010
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!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 01, 2008
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.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2008
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 27, 2008
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.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2007
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.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2007
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.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2004
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.

- submitted by a former student

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Reedy Creek Middle
930 Reedy Creek Road, Cary, NC  27513
(919) 460-3504
Last modified Reedy Creek Middle is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Reedy Creek Middle Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 23 reviews. Top