The school administration talks a big talk, but does not walk it. There is very little oversight of teachers, which results in less than optimal instruction. They say that they value individualized learning; however, they teach to only one learning style. The administration sets the tone for a school, and the administration at this school is not doing its job.
Teachers at this school are a problem. They misuse there power and deflate kid's self esteem. One teacher told a friend of mine's child that "he would never amount to anything." The teachers that are supportive and kind people are rare. Most are unhappy people who were poor students that had to get a job and now are teachers. My kid doesn't think his teachers like him. Sad that I have to send him to this place to be bullied by his teachers.
The teachers at this school are not effective. However the EOGS are fantastic. Kids teach themselves or parents pay for tutoring. Parents are also involved and often teach their children so students at this school do well on EOGs-not because of teachers.
Some if the worst teachers give the most homework so they can blame the kids fur they're bad grade when they dont do their homework. The good teachers teach and then have the kids do classwork to learn the topic. The bad teachers are the ones that overload in homework bec it is the only way the kid will learn bec the teacher can't teach. Kids have to teach themselves.
Many South Charlotte Middle School teachers seem to believe that students should be self-directed learners, as I see may be a trending belief from other comments on this school. Higher quality teachers equate with just the right amount of homework; This school is lacking.
South Charlotte Middle not only fails to develop honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students nor among its staff, but furthermore certain ranking members of the administration have actually gone out of their way (notably in our situation) to conceal and manipulate truthful reporting by students in their own recount of any given incident in which South Charlotte Middle not only fails to develop honesty, integrity, and fairness in its students nor among its staff, but furthermore certain ranking members of the administration have actually gone out of their way (notably in our situation) to conceal and manipulate truthful reporting by students in their own recount of any given incident in which they were involved or witness to. The manner in which this school in its majority has conducted themselves with such information can be described as being of criminal quality.
South Charlotte Middle is sadly disappointing. Not even close to a 10. Groundskeeping may be an 8 or 9-ish, but socially and academically, nothing more. The grades they do report (in certain instances which I happen to know) have been "fudged" for their own favor, ultimately doing no favor for any students. The administration is disgraceful for reasons too many to name here, and their "Kindness Campaign" was an absolute joke. There is a frequent occurence of bullying on campus, and the Dean, however semi-talented with rhetoric when it comes to defending the administration's multitude of faults, is nothing more than a bully himself who has a history of not standing up for the more vulnerable or less socially strong students. Huge disappointment to our family and to our larger Charlotte community.
My son came to this school from a high end local private school carrying great grades. They put him in accelerated classes and helped him completely fit in. Played three sports at a high level while there. Now in high school, South Charlotte Middle prepared him better than most other feeder schools.