I hate James martin middle school. They pay more attention to the punishments then the academic part. The some of the staff is rude and careless. Some teachers dont need to be there at all, cause they cant teach. I failed the 8th grade because of this school. Please do not go to this school i recommended it.
Do not blame the teachers for this. Im a student at JMMS and I'm in the honors class. I've learned many things in the honors classes. Maybe it's that parents that let their children run loose in the schools.
My family just transfered here in FEB. This my son's first year of Middle School, and at this point, I am not too happy with this school. I am a very active parent however, it took me to go talk to the principal to get the teachers to respond to me. I am considering tansfering him to another school for the second half of the year.
This is a terrible school and I would say, Parents beware! The teachers and administration are so overly concerned with punitive measures that the academic emphasis is missing. My son relearned everything he learned previously in CA in the sixth grade in James Martin's 7th and 8th grades.
I love this school! I used to be a 6th grader here! its was so cool! My teachers Really cared about me and, even though there was alot of drama its was still a good school! I loved it! Now i go to JM Alexander.
I go to this school my name will remain a secret this school is very safe, it might be on the news more then the president lol but it is very good. I love this school there maybe a little problems but its all right we are all safe. I am tired of people saying its bad, im here to change that.
I have been happy with the care and support the teachers have shown my son. He trusts that the teachers are there to teach and explain things to him. He has had to learn that he needs to take more responsibility with school work, and the teachers have been able to hold him accountable in a nice way.
I love this school we learn from each other that to be come succesfull we must find are own path that we can't depend on some one else to do for us.
hi i am a student at martin middle and yes there are many problems that this school has gone thru this year but i know that the major concern for us students is saftey.. i am am sure that this school will make drastic improvments as class president of 07-08 school year there are some changes that need to be mad .Adnan Zanzibar
This schoool needs 2 have better discipline rules 4 children. It is very dirty cause of the rude disreapectful students. They need more rules and new teachers who are more harder.
i go to jmms and the teachers there do not explain objectives clear enough the only expect you to memorize the objective for the test or assesssment the next day the whole supposed idea is for teachers to teach the kids not for them to memorize but for it to become a part they can never forget
My son recently began attending James Martin ater attending Alexander Middle for his first middle school year. Overall he is happier at James Martin, but I did notice that every day I ask him if he has homework, and just about everyday he tells me no. That surprises me. I also ask him if he has any projects or reports and again th answer is always No. Everytime I visit the school, I hear the same thing, teachers or aides yelling at the top of their lungs at the children which I dont approve of. The student services office need work.
This school needs more parent involvement. Took me three attempts to get sons schedule changed but worth it now he is in AVID and that is all that matters. Takes hard work and dedication in this world. Too many people give up! I am not one of those parents. I have 2 children in this school this year. I also have one at Vance High in Special needs class and know first hand that you need to push until something happens. Also not just be a talker but a participant. Not stand on the sidelines telling everyone what needs to be done. I am pretty pleased with the first 2 years of having a child and now children in this school. Thank you all staff at James Martin Middle your efforts are shown we all need improvements and it take special people to teach our children. Debra B.
I have tried on numerous occasions to contact teachers without success. I have an A/B student who recently earned a D with no notice or warning from the teacher (with whom I attempted to have a conference on several occassions without success). The lack of concern is unbelieveable!
It amazes me how we can always find room to judge and belittle others. In a world where the responsibility for learning is placed on the shoulders of the educators, there is no wonder that no one is learning. Learning is an internal process, educators can only teach and facilitate the avenues of learning. They cannot FORCE students to learn. It is a wonder that our parents do not reflect upon what they have taught their children. Values, Respect, Integrity, Honesty, Pride, Commitment and Spirituality are all lacking from the students of JMMS. As an educator at JMMS, it frustrates me that most of the complaints that arise regarding the school come from parents who have children who demonstrate the lowest levels of respect for the learning process. Parents are frustrated because THEY have failed their children moreso than the educators, but its simply easier to blame someone else.
My child has attended this school for 2 years. Within a couple of months I noticed a change for the worst. The teachers appear either nonchalant or afraid. There is no expectancy level from the teachers for the students. The principal seems kind enough but lacks direction and the ability to execute.
The school along with the staff are trying, but the bullies have taken over and I think they need security in order to make a real difference in this school. My child is afraid to go to school daily and is threaten a lot. We are changing ASAP.
It s funny to hear my concern over and over again. My family and I just relocated here and my son has had nothing but troubles. He was taken back as well with how different the kids are or how different the staffs handle situations. I am not very happy with the staff and getting someone to return your phone call is a full time job. Parents really need to take more control of their kids, it s not the responsibility of the staff at JMM, I think that s part of the problem!
Do not send your child to this school!!! just as some of the other parents said, we too are recents transplants to charlotte. Our child has never had any problems with peers before this school. She hardly ever has homework.She doesn't even have a math book. The administration is less than desirable from our experience(on her first day) the violence is unbelieveable. To make a long story short, we will be moving this summer to a better school district!
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