Students enrolled 749
School leader Mr Billy Starks
Transportation options Yes
District Cumberland County Schools

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6901 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28311

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(910) 488-2711
(910) 630-2357
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3 stars
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June 23, 2014
This school should be better than average with the kids that are feeding into it from Long Hill Elem and Howard Hall Elem, but it is not. Parents are pulling their children to homeschool or sending them to private schools. Some of the teachers here are really good and educate accordingly; however, because of the lack of leadership, the teachers that can slack off, do slack off. We have only put up with it because we are military and won't be here very long.

- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2014
I am really surprised by some of the negative comments! We couldn't be happier with PFMS! I guess every school has it's problems and share of great teachers & not so good ones, as we experienced at JGMS. PFMS was more than accommodating in getting our child into the AIG program, which JGMS did not. We have all had a great experience at PFMS and our child absolutely loves PFMS, the teachers, & staff. The teachers get back to us via emails and even call us when/if needed. Maybe we just had the best team of teachers that are very caring, informative, and want to be teaching. Too bad PFMS is losing Ms. Bragg, one of the best science teachers we've ever encountered, to JGMS. We just wish we would have had our child attend PFMS for all 3 years instead of supposedly attending "one of the best" middle schools in Fayetteville at JGMS. This one has them beat & the Pine Forest area is soooo much closer to Fort Bragg. Our child really felt like part of the community there & has had a great group of friends. I guess everyone's experience is different. Also like how they do their EOG prep.

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
As great as the elementary schools that feed into Pine Forest Middle School are, you would expect much more from this school. It's a shame that the kids are prepared so well in elementary school to have to move to this school that obviously could care less about teaching our kids. This will be my last year here. We will be making the move to private school. So unfortunate.

- submitted by a parent
February 14, 2014
Really great school! Don't understand what the negative reviews are talking about but I certainly enjoy this school. There's not really hate but a lot of ghetto-like kids as even your child could be a ghetto-like kid. Every student in this school swears and I guarantee that your child indeed swears. I know I'm getting out of topic but I've even seen the smartest and the "goody two-shoes" do it as well. I'm pretty sure 99% of these kids swear and your kid probably does it. Don't believe your kid if he says that's not true because he is now lying to you. And it's not like you never swore as a kid so please don't get on to your kid about this because they end up doing it anyway. Other than that, the teachers are friendly, educational, and fun. The thing that I don't like is that some of the cafeteria staff are rude depending on what your child is doing. The thing I absolutely love the most about this school is the students and the counselors. The counselors are the most helpful adults you can trust and talk to so I recommend to go to a counselor if your child or you (as a student) to go to one if there is any problem. One final thing that bothers me is the strict dress code.- Student

- submitted by a community member
January 17, 2014
This is one of the worst schools in Cumberland County. The teachers degrade students and have the audacity to get mad with the students and REFER them when they ask questions and seem irritated when they are blown off. I did not send my child to school to be told they don't have time to answer questions. Furthermore, most teachers do not take the time to get to know the student but rather go by the word of another teacher. This is very disheartening and I will not be sending my child backthere next school year.

- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2013
Very happy with this school overall. Overall excellent teachers, once in a while, there is one that isn't great, but for the most part, my child likes his teachers and is learning a lot. The one thing I do not like is that there has been a sub since almost the first day of school, since the teacher had a baby. It is a large school, but they seem to run it well. I think my child is learning a lot, and I would recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent
December 20, 2013
The school is the worst place to be. I used to attend this school a few years ago and I have been bullied, harassed, and excluded by many many cruel pupils. Worse, I've been disrespected by a teacher. I wanted to transfer, but it was a cost and my friends attended PFMS. I must also point out that the teachers, administration, and faculty don't even handle with the bullying, and just let me and my friends be maliciously treated by those bullies. The education was also fruitless, in which the school subjects were too easy and we learned nothing new. Sometimes, the subjects were abstract. I recommend that nobody should attend this school.

- submitted by a community member
November 14, 2013
This school has really gotten under my skin from day one! The teachers don't respond to emails in a timely matter and when they do it always end with, " please feel free to contact the principal if you any more questions or concerns". The communication between teacher and parent don't exist. If my child needs cans for a fundraiser they send notes home and auto calls are made, but if she needs items for a science project I have to wait until my child remembers to tell me and then she doesn't know how many or when she needs it by. That is only the tip of the iceberg! I think the teachers speak the students disrespectfully and then try to cover it when asked about it. Lunch is way to short and to early for 6th graders to then not be allowed an afternoon snack, and according the principal; ' the child will not die' Die?! Yes I am sending my child to school to thrive not to only survive the time as if it were prison. This school has chosen to have a dress code that only applies to the students. You can not wear winter boots, or decorative scarfs because it is policy. If you break this code you will be sent to ISS until a parent can bring a change of shoes. looking for options now.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2013
Middle school is such an adjustment for the kids, I was really concerned, because you hear all the horror stories of middle school. But we haven't had any problems, my daughter really likes it and has kept many of the friends she had in elementary school and made some new ones too. The teachers are all very nice, and she has had several projects to turn in. She has been very happy overall, no issues, and looking forward to the next couple of years! We haven't had any issues to require the principal, but he seems very nice. Parent involvement, well, I think once they hit middle school, they really want to be independent, so it isn't as involved as elementary school. Great school overall!

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2013
Im not even sure where to begin. The administration at this school is checked-out. There is very little educating being done here. My daughter has just finished 6th grade and this school is a joke. From the education, to the administration....this school needs to be re-vamped. Great school district when we moved here. It has not proven to be. Very disappointed.

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2013
Teachers and staff are helpful and friendly. Really a friendly family type atomsphere. No bullying or "cliques". the one "bad" thing is that i feel the teachers are to easy on the kids. I have two kids here, through all three grades and i feel that sometimes the grades are "handed' to the kids...

- submitted by a parent
January 17, 2013
While, I don't feel that PFMS is perfect, I really must disagree with the majority of the comments that I am reading here. PFMS has fine teachers and administration. I think that most parents who complain, probably are the type of parents who in no way try to get involved and feel that their child is the schools issue from the hours of 8am-3pm. Any concern I have ever had in my sons 3 years at this school, have been solved quickly, fairly and with care and concern with one phone call or visit. The principal and his administration is extremely approachable and I would trust them with any issue. Some parents are so quick to redirect blame from where it truly lies; with themselves or their child. Any school will have a bad egg or two and could work on test scores, and PFMS is no different. They have produced some really bright and highly educated children!

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2013
The teachers at this school are very disrespectful to the students, even treat them like they could care less. So sad for the good kids, because some of them like my own are good. The office staff doesnt answer questions for the parents and stands behind their staff even if they're wrong. If you're not a child of a teacher or staff member, you don't have a voice. We're moving at the end of the year, and if we werent, I would be pulling my son or going to the Board of Education with a long list of complaints. Pathetic for a lack of a better term.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2012
This is not a good school,some of the teachers try but adminstration does nothing to curb behavior problems, bullying, or the lack of providing good discipline. The students run the school basically and adminsration will say one this to the parents to appease them but that is all the farther it goes.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2012
My child just past the 8th grade EOGs and I want to say that the 8th grade PFMS teachers really worked with my child in passing the EOGs. But I also want to add that I let the teachers know that it was important that my child might need extra help. I stayed in contact with the teachers. That is important b ecause in the 6th grad and the 7th grade my child had at least 1 teacher who did not want to keep me informed of how my child was doing. Usually my child did not pass the EOG with these teachers. My tip for parents who have students entering PFMS is to stay in contact with your child's teachers. One situation that still needs to be changed at PFMS is that in 3 years I have not seen a Latino, Asian or African-American student as peer helper at the front office. This is something future students or faculty can change.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2011
I have had three children attend Pine Forest Middle School, and overall have been happy. My oldest daughter had some problems with "mean girls" in 7th grade, and when I approached the administrators they were very sympathetic and worked to fix the problem - even calling the other children's parents. The current principal was the assistant principal at the time. He and the then principal made sure to call with followup reports. I have had teachers call me at home in the evening to talk about my children's progress and discuss projects. Just as in any school, there are some teachers who may not be as devoted as we sould like, but in our experience the majority of the staff is responsive and caring.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2010
I recently was sad that I had to move my 6th grade from our school district to a new one but had to due to the lack of the organization and communication at this school. Currently NO AR testing system, no syllabus or curriculum that parents are made aware of, newly hired staff that weren't aware of aware of uniform code or tardy policy, children only having 5-7 minutes to eat cafeteria lunch after waiting 15 minutes in lunch line! Some teachers seem to have a lack any emotional connection with children, only five clubs/organizations due to lack of staff support. :( :( I feel for the children that have no choice but to stay....

- submitted by a parent
June 07, 2010
When I first started coming here I was proud to say that I go to Pine Forest Middle School. But in my two years that I have been attending this school, I must say it is really terrible. I get bullied and when I tell a faculty member, they just say something like " Ignore it." or " I don't have time for this nonsence/ snitching."! This school is a joke. If you are thinking about enrolling... DO NOT STEP FOOT INTO PINE FOREST MIDDLE SCHOOL CAMPUS! It may seem heavenly, but it is the worst school I have ever gone to. The test scores are actually very low. This is the worst possible school to go to. That is probably why this schoo is not A SCHOOL OF CHOICE. This school is so bad my mom is going to switch me to a private school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 28, 2010
Pine Forest Middle School is a great place for children and teachers. After spending many years teaching in other schools, this school is organized and is a fun learning environment with great administrative support

- submitted by a teacher
no rating March 27, 2010
I did not like this school at all. The arrogance level was through the roof, and the school could barely live up to their expectations. While the students were so busy boasting about their school, Spring Lake Middle was taking the lead, which is why I transferred there. I did not like the students, or the teachers, and the transportation system was very unorganized. The school was more set on taking students from Spring Lake than making sure that the students that are assigned to Pine Forest had a ride to and from school. I am very disappointed with the school, think it deserves less credit and that Spring Lake deserves more, and am very glad that I transferred to a level-headed school who knows how to deal with failure, but doesn't strive or obtain it.

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November 03, 2009
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- submitted by a student
February 25, 2009
I agree with the sentiments of others on the quality of the teachers at Pine Forest Middle; they are outstanding and clearly take pride in what they do. However, the administration leaves a lot to be desired. I have encountered the most unprofessional behavior of any school that my children have attended. Decisions are uninformed and ambiguous with very little communication. A great leadership team would serve this school well as the students and staff are great.

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May 09, 2008
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December 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2007
My daughter has enjoyed this school for almost three years now. Administration takes all concerns very seriously, and teachers communicate very well. This school has improved much over the last several years and should be commended for their academic accomplishments.

- submitted by a parent
September 01, 2007
Pine Forest Middle School is a great place. Teachers work hard to make sure learning takes place daily. My child has attended for one full year and the school is off to another great start. We couldn't ask for a better place to learn and grow. The environment is safe and the adults are highly visible and easy to contact when you have concerns. I recommend moving into this district.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2007
This is a great school with great parents. We appreciate all the staff does to educate our children.

- submitted by a parent
August 27, 2007
This is a great school with great leadership. The school has made tremendous strides in the past 3 years. It has a diverse population and the IEP team does everything it can to meet the needs of students with handicapping conditions.

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August 19, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 27, 2007
Pine Forest Middle Schools is a great place to send your children. The teachers are amazing with the students and the Administration is absolutley amazing. Go PFMS!

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2007
Excellent, enthusiastic teachers who are creative in their teaching methods and communicate effectively with parents. My child enjoys school, and is getting a great education.

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August 29, 2006
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- submitted by a student
June 08, 2006
Pine Forest Middle is by far the best middle school for students living in the PF district.

- submitted by a teacher
February 09, 2006
This school is a joke! The administration (especially the Principle, Mr. K) is terrible. He lacks professionalism and is 'Mr. Double Standards!' The teachers will not communicate with the parents nor will the administration...unless it is negative. Their quick resolution to everything is to get rid of the children instead of trying to help. What happened to the schools that actually care? Apparently, you will not find that here. Can we say 'only there for a paycheck?'

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December 12, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2005
The administration was terrible. I was constantly worried about my safety as a student. I felt like anyone could walk into the school and do whatever they pleased. The uniform did nothing to help the situation. As if wearing the same clothes as one another did anything for the hazing and general dispositions of the student and staff. I was hazed and bullied almost my entire time at that school, and i did inform the principal and numerous other staff members. Nobody did a thing.

- submitted by a former student
March 16, 2005
My daughter went to this school for three years and it was a nightmare. Most of the teachers are great and highly qualified but the administration is just terrible. Meetings were scheduled only to have no one show up but me. The announcement board outside the school cant even get changed in a timely fashion.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2004
Pine Forest is a wonderful place to send your children to because the teachers are extremely nice, but disipline if needed, the safety of the school is very good, and the students are treated very well. Also the education that is taught there is great.

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February 22, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
December 27, 2003
This school has a problem following a students IEP. If you go to Mr. K about it he takes the teachers side. It is a waste of time. He has double standards for discipline. During morning announcements they criticise the students. The Learning Styles is a big joke. They teach just like a regular school. Think twice before you send your child to this school.

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Pine Forest Middle
6901 Ramsey Street, Fayetteville, NC  28311
(910) 488-2711
Last modified Pine Forest Middle is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Pine Forest Middle Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top