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109 North Ennis Street
Fuquay-Varina, NC 27526

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(919) 557-2727
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October 21, 2015
This is our first year at FVMS and my child's experience has been wonderful so far! Excellent team of teachers, he enjoys going to school every day. I've also been really impressed with the administration, we get weekly phone messages from the Principal, helping us to stay engaged and know what is going on at school. The PTA has a great group of active, involved parents who really want to support the Principal, teachers and staff. Community support for the school is also high. The school building is older, but don't let that fool you - there are newer wings and sufficient space, which is kept up really well by the staff. Very glad we made the choice to send our student here and that was after having an older sibling attend a different middle school.

- submitted by a parent

August 23, 2015
We absolutely LOVE FVMS!! My children are in 8th and 6th grades and have never had a bad experience at Fuquay-Varina Middle School. The teachers are very supportive and accessible and the school itself has a lot of charm. Students who attend the school pull from all the surrounding elementary schools including Fuquay Varina Elementary, Lincoln Heights, Willow Springs, etc., creating a real melting pot of people. My children's friends range across the spectrum of ethnic and economic backgrounds: FVMS is a "reality" based school where you are exposed to a wide range of people, just as in real life, and you learn to get along with everyone. Mr. Chavis, our principal, attends every sporting event and activity and has a real presence in the school. We have noticed this year that many of our friends have made the switch to Fuquay Middle, as talk of its trend toward greatness is starting to spread! It may not be sparkly and new like some of our neighbors, but FVMS is spectacular nonetheless. #iChooseFuquay

- submitted by a parent

May 31, 2015
awesome school,it has changed since it got it's new principal :) would recommend to any newcomers :)

- submitted by a community member

November 09, 2013
We have moved a lot because my husband was in the military. This is the WORST school my daughter has ever been and I'm sorry that I have put here there. I am moving her to another school as soon as possible. She is picked on and bullied on a daily basis. When the admins speak to the other kid about what they are doing, my daughter still has to go back to class with them after. It stops for a little while then starts up again with the same child or various other kids. I've truly had it. We're not even have way through the first year at this school and I want her out of there! They need to stop making excuses for the problem kids and be advocates for the rest that are being punished as a group because the other kids cannot behave! I have been told by a neighbor that a kid pushed their daughter and all the kid got was a write up.

- submitted by a parent

March 27, 2013
Ok, so here goes. We have moved a lot in the past few years, and have had to change schools several times as a result. All schools are going to have their pros and cons, but I have to say, out of all the middle schools my kids have attended- we like FVMS the best. Most of their teachers enjoy teaching, are in tune with the kids and how they learn, and they challenge the kids to do their personal best. My kids have come home on several occasions talking about how awesome of a teacher Mrs./Mr. So-and-so is. "She's not always nice, but she knows how to teach." - a direct quote from my 13 year old son, and "It was a lot of work, but I learned so much." from my daughter. I don't need someone to coddle my kids, I need someone to challenge them and make him think and grow intellectually. The staff has never done anything but friendly and helpful, always responding to emails with questions or concerns or calling with information. More than once I've gotten Sunday morning emails to follow up with questions from the previous weeks and phone calls after school hours to say how pleased they were with something or if they had a problem with one of the kids. Dedication speaks volumes.

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2012
If you have the opportunity to take your child to another school, please take it. I whole heatedly agree with the previous review. Teachers and administration drop the ball on a consistent basis in all areas. You have to be a vigilant advocate for your child, and not that most parents aren't but it literally became a full time job for me in order to see that things were done on behalf of my child. When it was time for the 2nd of my children to attend FVMS, I literally dreaded the thought. I contemplated moving just so I wouldn't have to go threw another 3 years there and I had a 5 year break between kids and nothing had changed.

- submitted by a parent

July 18, 2011
Unfortunately I have been very disappointed with FVMS this year. Teachers are quick to blame the students, quick to deny things that go on in their classrooms, and unwilling to keep parents informed. I have heard from several professionals within the community that this is a "pretty tough" school. In my opinion, it wouldn't be so "tough" if teachers and administration would be proactive instead of NONreactive. They claim to have a positive behavior system in place but many teachers DO NOT EVEN KNOW what it is! Unbelievable. In addition, I believe that the teachers AND administration do not respect the students or the parents. Students and parents are what give these people jobs, and if they cannot appreciate my child or myself then maybe it's time for a change. With the budget being in the sad shape that it is, it is imperative that WCPSS employ only the best of the best...and FVMS isn't even coming close to employing slightly capable people as far as I can see. Here's hoping for a much better year next year. My expectations are not high.

- submitted by a parent

June 09, 2011
I can't say that my daughter's experience here was very good. There are a few good teachers but I was surprised by the number of bad ones. One 8th grade teacher in particular singled my daughter out on several occasions just because of how she dressed and because she like to put streaks of color in her hair. It's tough to hear other students telling you how mean the teacher has been to your child during the year strictly on her looks. It also surprises me that someone who teaches in a middle school where students are taught to be an individual and not follow the crowd, would be so judgemental. As long as my child is doing well in school, not into drugs or alcohol or even cussing and her behavior is good, I count her haircolor and choices of clothing a minor issue. Shame that the students were fine with it but not some of the teachers. Hopefully high school teachers will be more professional and more tolerant.

- submitted by a parent

January 25, 2011
I've carefully read each and evey comment concerning FVM I notice that a lot you are having the same problems I'm currently having or I've experienced in the past. I know that mom's know best I have to do what's best for my child and FVM is NOT.. What's best. It's sad too b/c my child made a lot cool friendship during his 6th grade. Parents we have to speak out more concerning this school it failed us and it will fail others.

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October 26, 2010
Extremely dissapointing at all levels. Behavior issues are dealt with poorly, children are targeted and levels of help vary greatly. I got my child transferred to another school and he is doing vastly better!

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June 09, 2010
I am going to have to rate this one low. We have lived in 3 different states and I would rate this middle school as the worst my kids have attended from all the schools combined. I completely agree with the other statements about professionalism. Walk around the school or have a conference and you will see what I am talking about. From teachers complaining about how many students they have in class, spending your conference time talking about how sick they've been all year which doesn't excuse bad teaching, and the office staff not being polite when you call in with a question. I can't say my son is getting a great education. There are also a lot of discipline problems. This really falls back on the principal. They should use the phone system more to update parents about upcoming events not just early release.

- submitted by a parent

May 28, 2010
There is no zero rating, so I have to check one star. This school is terrible. Good luck if you are putting your child here. 6th grade has been horrible! The administration is lazy, and the teachers are stuck holding the ropes. Children are trying to learn in classrooms that have too many kids, and it is noisy in the classroom. The heat was out for two weeks over the coldest part of winter, and they NEVER notified the parents. The kids and teachers went to school in classrooms where there was no heat and it was 40 degrees! If you have options - use them to stay out of this school - if not forget helping out to make it better as they do not appreciate anything you do. It has been a horrifying experience and it is only 6th grade!

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no rating
April 22, 2010
My daughter loves this school. She is on the A+ Honor Roll and is doing well. The Guidance Counselor for the 6th grade is great and very helpful...

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March 02, 2010
my daughter loves this school im glad the principle participartes in the students activities almost all her classmates are passing with a C or higher i recommend this school

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 07, 2010
I love this school! I love every thing about it and how the teachers teach and how quick most of the students can learn the lesson and how we students are taught by activities and not always in books

- submitted by a student
no rating
July 08, 2009
We moved to Fuquay from Michigan last year and my daughter loves the Middle School! The teachers and faculty are wonderful. Overall I am very pleased with the school.

- submitted by a parent

April 08, 2009
I went to this school and the person who was in charge of it left and it went down hill from there..... And i left and went to another school....

- submitted by a student

March 24, 2009
I would have to agree with alot of the reviews. I have had two children at FVMS. The first year my son was there was great. After that there was a change in principal and it seems since then there has been a down hill slide. No sense of professionalism or standard of excellence. Teachers seem lackluster and bored. If you've got bored teachers you will have bored, restless students. Our son got through his years there and daughter is in 7th grade AG program. We are unimpressed and looking elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent

November 24, 2008
My daughter is having a great first year at Fuquay Middle School. We were accepted at West Lake but turned it down because of year round schedule. I am very glad we did my daughter is making straight A's and we are very pleased w/ Fuquay.

- submitted by a parent

October 16, 2008
The only thing good about this school is the football team.

- submitted by a student
no rating
June 24, 2008
My daughter attended this school for six grade. I would never recommend this school to another parent. The teachers are lazy, do not respond to email, refuse to help the kids, and hold the children to assignments that were never made. Do not bother going to the assignment web page as it has not been updated in a year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 13, 2008
I come from Upstate New York and I'm rather disappointed in this school. There is a huge lack of communication and an imbalance in overall professionalism.

- submitted by a parent
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Fuquay-Varina Middle
109 North Ennis Street, Fuquay-Varina, NC  27526
(919) 557-2727
Last modified Fuquay-Varina Middle is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Fuquay-Varina Middle Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top