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Reedy Creek Middle3
Posted December 05, 2014
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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!
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.
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.
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
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 .
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 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.