My daughter and son have been at CHMS since it opened. My daughter who is now a freshman in high school, was not prepared academically for high school. Even though she is a straight A student, that came from 3 classes (core subjects) who were 'taught' by substitute teachers throughout the last semester. The leadership was a joke, and we will see how well the new administration works. There is a HUGE bullying problem at the school that my son faces everyday. He has also had teachers that yell, leave mid-semester, are hugely unqualified for the subject they were teaching, etc. He has had a nightmare of a middle school experience there. He started in 5th grade and is now in 7th. We are looking into private schools for him now so that he won't have to waste his remaining year and a half there.
I am not sure about the other comments posted here but my child is nearing the end of 8th grade and is more than ready for 8th grade. She has done numerous research papers. Maybe we just got lucky and had good teachers. They even read 3 High School listed books this year. She has never seen any bullying and her EOG's are extremely high so i am not sure where the bullying and pulling grades down is coming from. We have had no problem contacting teachers and the Principal. Obviously no school is perfect and I am sad to read that some people have not had good experiences at CHMS.
My child has wasted 3 years of valuable education time here. Some dedicated teachers, but others do what they want due to bad leadership.Complaints to the principal get you nowhere. My child is not adequately prepared for high school. Don't believe the hype.
The schools really nice and all, and I love all the programs and extra curic, but honestly... there is a serious bullying problem and no one has bothered to fix it. And that's pulling grades down. Badly.
As an alumni from the middle school on Strawberry Lane, South Charlotte, I was eager to send my brother and sister off to a new middle school where, hopefully, they would be thrust into the more mature aspect of education. However, this was not the case. Three years later, graduating from Community House, they are just starting to write their first research paper. A key element to preparing a student for high school. I feel that my brother and sister have not been fully prepared for the expectations of high school. I thought this middle school would be the next big thing. However, it has been useless and disappointing.
The teachers are top notch! My son is cross teamed for Algebra (His teacher - Mr. Kanter is phenomenal!) He answers emails sometimes at two in the morning! My son always liked math, but not like he does this year. Everyone loves that class. Science, history and LA too are all great.
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