The school is very limited in their offerings for advanced learning, as is the case with all Wake County schools. NC schools rank 40 out of 50 in the country. Don't be fooled by the many great colleges and universities in the state. There is lots of emphasis on sports but if your kid is not a sporty kid, it is likely he or she will not fit in. Academics are very mediocre and my kids were behind when we moved out of state.
Please do not be misled by the school's rating which can be attributed to kids getting good scores in EOGs based on self-study, parental guidance or private tutoring. The teachers are not at par. They have no motivation to inspire students or motivate them to give their best. Mills Park has a bunch of frustrated teachers who take out their frustration on 13 and 14 year old kids. I believe this is the only school where the teachers do not even care to return the graded tests let alone go over the tests with students. The bottom line is NO ONE AT THIS SCHOOL CARES ABOUT STUDENTS!!! STAY AWAY!!!
This is an amazing school! The teachers have advanced degrees, teaching experience, and the support they need in order to provide a fantastic learning environment for their students. Yes, it is a huge school, but they do an amazing job of making it feel "small" for the students. They are truly preparing their students for high school and beyond!
My daughter attended Mills Park for 6th grade. Her experience was amazing. Initially I was concerned about her coming to such a large school, but I have to say that Mills Park Faculty made the transition from Elementary School a breeze. I strongly felt that she was being thoroughly prepared for high school and beyond.
My daughter and I were saddened when the new zoning took place in Wake County and she was forced back into year-round school and thereby had to leave Mills Park.
To the staff and faculty at Mills Park... Keep up the good work!!! Our children deserve it:0)
The teachers are very helpful, encouraging, kind, and great at teaching. The staff work hard to make the school great (just being honest, I'm not being paid XD). The school has LOTS of students, but they split us into 5 teams (only 6th and 7th) so we feel like we are getting enough attention. I definitely would recommend this school!
We moved to NC from Georgia 2 years ago and we choose MPMS as our base school. Our children have had a great experience. Even though the school is large, the school breaks the grade into teams to help to connect the students and faculty and offer a smaller school feel. Our children have had exceptional teachers and we are thankful for their dedication to their profession.
Mills park is awesome I am in sixth grade first year at this gigantic middle school all of the seventh and eighth graders are so polite to is and that's what makes me Want to come to school with a positive attitude. This school is amazing because the teachers are very good at teaching and are really nice, older and younger kids are polite, the school is a no bully school so if there's bullying then the students who are bulling will get in deep trouble, school lunches are very good and they have food vending machines, PE is almost everyday. Well that's all I have to say about this wonderful school thank you and please visit mills park middle and mills park elementary and panther creek bye.
This school is one of if not the largest middle schools in the state. It was not built to handle the number of students who matriculate here. My child's math class has 40 children!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is an advanced math class (CC2) it is completely unaccpetable that this class is not divided into two in order to ensure that the students receive the attention they deserve.