Students enrolled 777
Hours no info
School leader Dr Janet L Moss
Transportation options Yes
District Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
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500 Kentberry Drive
Charlotte, NC 28214

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3 stars
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August 19, 2014
I am an ex-student of Coulwood. This school in my opinion is something else. The teachers are cool, but the students are OUTRAGEOUS! I'm not kidding! The kids do graffiti on CMS property, smoke and sell marijuana, and to top it all of they practically refuse to pay attention in class. A word of advice to teachers: You guys worked hard to get your jobs. That only means you have to work harder to keep them. Meaning, you have to take control of the classroom, get their attention, and continuously punish them until they finally understand that they aren't there to smoke, do graffiti, or anything in that matter. They are there to learn. Thanks for listening. Special thank you to Ms. Mitchem for helping me survive 6th and 7th grade.

- submitted by a community member
May 29, 2014
My children recently transferred to this school we moved from another state and they went to the highest rating schools all there lives. There all honor students and so fare my experience with coulwood has been horrible! The first month my kids had to fight to prove themselves. My first day walking into the school I didn't like what I seen. The first class I went to all the kids were out of control. My kids were into a fight of Friday I didn't here from the school until Monday on two different occasion. I've went to the school to talk to the staff and let them know when it comes to my children I want to know everything right away. They way some of they teachers talk I fell there trying to be friends with the children instead of being a teacher and advocate. Using getto slang instead of proper English. In my option I don't care if the kids like you! Your jobs is to give them the best education possible. Now if they chose not to receive what you have to offer them that's on them and there parents to deal with but you've do your job .And I don't feel my kids are being pushed anymore to the ability. Coulwood step up your game. You have parents they care about there kids education.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2014
My daughter is currently in the 7th grade at Coulwood Middle School and I absolutely hate this school. My child has been in two fights due to bullying and I have done incident reports and had a conference with the principal, counselor and resource office and nothing happened. I feel they are there just for a paycheck and care nothing about the student. Keep your child/children away from one of the worst school in CMS. I am in the process of transferring my child to a better school.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2012
I went to this school for all of middle school and don't know how valuable my review is, considering I am a junior now and the school as apparently changed a lot. I had an amazing experience at Coulwood, it was fun, professional, and very encouraging. I was involved in AVID and the student ambassador program. I also was very close to the staff there, it was truly a home away from home. I often find myself reminiscing on great memories. I highly doubt the school has changed in any major aspects since I was there. It's located in an old but quiet neighborhood. I hope my review helped in any way!

- submitted by a community member
May 23, 2012
I currently have a daughter that is completing the 8th grade, she has been at Coulwood since her 6th grade year. I fought tooth and nail for my child to not attend this school because of what I had "heard" about the school. I can honestly say that my daughter's experience has been wonderful. She was a very shy student when she started but since she has been pushed and motivated by some of the most caring teachers and now she is all Honors classes and also taking Algebra 1, she has found a love for band, and taken several college tours since being at Coulwood. The CIS and Avid teachers are awesome. Because I am "INVOLVED" and my daughter understands that I will not tolerate her doing anything other than going to school to learn, I have not had any problems and I don't regret allowing her to attend. There are many involved, active parents as well. The new principal is very awesome, she was able to get all of the students to read "The Hunger Games" this year. Your child's experience in middle and high school start at home!

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2012
My son is a current student at Coulwood Middle since the 6th grade. The teachers are very professional and very involved with the students education. My son can solve Algebra very intelligently knowing the rules of operations and relationships like a little math genius. Before attending Coulwood he struggled with math. My son is doing good in all his subjects. Parents can take advantage of their after school tutoring if their child struggling. A+ for me. The principal recognizes the bullying, fighting, and peer pressure that any middle and high school may encounter. They have group session which involves parents, teachers, and students that focuses on hot topics such as bullying ,knowing how to speak up , reaching out for help and being safe. A+ for me. The principal at this school does not award bad behavior! Disciplinary actions will happen in school or out of school suspension for kids who chooses to act badly. My son is not an angel; himself was involved in a fight and therefore he was separated from the school on suspension and was not allow to attend special school events. My son knows both; the school nor myself was playing with him. Now he is following all school rules.

- submitted by a parent
April 05, 2012
Both of my daughters attended this school and it is the absolute worse! The teachers are unprofessional and don't care about the students. They give assignments that are meaningless and they only update parent assist once a quarter. The principal also doesn't care about the students either. The only thing important to her is her status. Hence the upfront parking space she put in once she got to the school. Avoid at all costs!

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2011
I'm new to this school I hope it's nice and on the looks of this school I rated it 1 star it looks small and ugly but whatever

- submitted by a community member
August 19, 2011
I am a student that goes to Coulwood middle school. It's okay I think the teaching staff is great they help me keep my grades. The one negative comment I have is there are some negative influences at this school.other than that i personally think this school is okay!

- submitted by a community member
November 08, 2010
I am a current 7th grader at Coulwood Middle School. I used to dream about going to this school and now that I'm here, I have been disappointed at almost every turn. I am a very intelligent person and I realize myself that I need to be challenged constantly to keep from having a literal mental breakdown like I did at the end of my last school year. Coulwood, and CMS for that matter, teaches to the lowest denominator. I do not fit there, and as a result my own education is being hindered. I am bored always even when we're given "high level" work. I'm in Honors for both Math and English and I'm bored to tears. The material is boring, the teaching methods remind me of second grade. They walk us to every class and we sit together at lunch. I hate it, I AM NOT A CHILD.

- submitted by a community member
April 29, 2010
i and currently a 7th grader at coulwood and am making straight A's and have many friends who are kind and caring also the teachers are amazing and the principle does wonders beyond his job! :)

- submitted by a student
April 23, 2010
My son is in the honors program at Coulwood and he is doing great. I love how the school recognizes good behavior and good grades each quarter and offers incentives for the kids to do well.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2010
Coulwood is one of the worst schools in CMS. I have only been at this school for three months and it is already making me want to switch schools. Parents think that it is a great school but in a student's view Coulwood is horrible.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 12, 2010
I am currently in high school but I attented this school for 2 years because there is a serious issue with bullying here ans the staff does not do much about its so i recommend to any parent thinking about bring their child to this school should really reconsider

- submitted by a student
no rating November 06, 2009
As a student i beleive Coulwood is a pretty good school the teachers are exellent. The fighting is not that bad, people act like the school is terrible, its not. There is as much fighting as any other middle school i mean really. Dont look down on the school just because it has people from other cultures. Every kid misbehaves now and then - an 8th grade student ambassador

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October 29, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2009
I attended CMS for 7th and 8th grade, i personally feel that any parent who can avoid this school, should. The teachers are not the worst, Mr.Spink was an excellent teacher, as well as many others. The fighting that occurs there is too much for any student to have to experience.

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April 01, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 07, 2008
I am a current 8th grader at Coulwood and have been going here since sixth grade. I love this school and think it is a good one, even though others think differently. My classes are not boring and I learn alot everyday. The teachers and students are nice and will help you if you need it.

- submitted by a student
October 04, 2007
This school is very bad, the students are all badly behaved and there is no proper discipline action. The principal is clueless and really does not know anything that goes on in the school. Most of the teachers are flat out boring and do not care. There are only a few teachers that make school fun. The Drama program here however is really great. Ms Stallings and Ms Dawkins were the best teachers ever there.

- submitted by a parent
June 30, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 19, 2007
Hi...This school has been...Allright, I guess. Theres a big disrespect problem...If you as me, Id say try to get out of goin here. Half the teachers dont care... And when a student gets picked on there is no disiplin... But they have a great drama and music program...I gotta give props to mr. Reagan ans mr.Collins...They help a lot

- submitted by a student
April 10, 2007
My daughter attended Coulwood 6th & 7th grade. The classrooms are overcrowded, the students are not respectful & often bully others. I removed my daughter from Coulwood and do not suggest any parent to place their child in this school, if they wish for them to get a proper education and value their safety.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2006
My son attended Coulwood from 6th through 8th grade. We are very pleased with the quality of education he received while there. He did well academically as well as socially. Teachers encouraged him to be well rounded by participating in extra curricular activities as well as academics. 8th grade was more challenging than previous years. He is an honors student at Harding University HS and is well prepared. Parent involvement is as good if not better than other Middle schools.

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June 26, 2006
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- submitted by a staff
February 02, 2006
This school has been nothing but detrimental to my son. He has experienced constant picking on with teachers doing nothing...turning a blind eye. My son has experienced a lot of gang activity and is constantly in fear of getting into a fight. The teachers have been great in terms of their ability to teach and that is the only reason he remained at this school. Next year he will be moving to another school!

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2005
My son completed three years at Coulwood and is now in 9th grade. He had a very successful experience at Coulwood. The principal is strong, caring and a good leader. His scholars classes were challenging, especially in 8th grade. I believe he is well prepared for high school. Most of his teachers were well qualified. This school is very welcoming to parents. Parent involvement has improved immensely over the last couple years. I would recommend it!

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2005
This school doesn't get enough credit for what it's accomplishing. The teachers are warm and caring, and there is a very challenging population at the school. My son loved it, and one of the teachers changed his life. Good leadership from principal. Yes, there are some fights, but that's the kids, not the teachers or principal.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2004
Hi, my name is sharon lindsey and sine 2000-2001 I have had 2 of my children come to Coulwood Middle, they really learned alot, and I may sure that I was an active parent as far as my children education went now they are successfully 11th and 12th grades at Vance & Butler High School, reason being their teachers such as Ms Staton, Mr Johnson, Ms Bivens,and Mr.K , made them work hard so they could pass their class, and I send my regards to them because my children are future doctors and lawyers.

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2004
This school has fights all the time and has not so good teachers i also have a problem with the staff they are very rude to me and my student.There is alot of bad students in this school that shouldnt be in their based on their fighting record.

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July 29, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2004
I've had two go thru since 1996, and it was OK, but not coheasive enough for students who need to 'learn' instead of read & test. I have a child in 6th grade there now, and it's way too easy for scholars classes. She's not challenged. Principal is a good leader though. Overall, it could be worse, but the choice program at CMS didn't allow us to choose out (didn't get any of our three choices and got stuck at this school which we didn't choose).

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Coulwood Middle
500 Kentberry Drive, Charlotte, NC  28214
(980) 343-6090
Last modified Coulwood Middle is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Coulwood Middle Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 35 reviews.