this school is really not the best enviroment for learning because they have so many bullis and the school teachers only call you for information about sports.
Though some of the teachers are communicative and responsive to parents, not all of them are. I regularly communicate with one out of three of my child's core teachers. Another teacher and I communicate sporadically and the third refuses to communicate. I am not impressed with the staff response to reports of bullying. My child is bullied, has been hit, has had possessions taken away, and is constantly subject to offensive and foul language. The administration's response to reports of bullying is that they talk to the offender and everything is handled. That offers no comfort to a parent of a child who is being harassed, intimidated, and threatened while at school or on the school bus. If you have a choice, do not send your child here if you want your child to receive an education. Kids here are more concerned with acting and looking like a hoodlum thug than learning. I am looking into other options for my child.
Terrible school. Son has been bullied from day one. Kids wear pants that sag even though school policy says they shouldn't but no one re-inforces it. Teachers are nice but students are the worse I've ever seen in any public school probably due to lack of parental control and maybe they come from single parent home where no discipline is established.
The teachers here are nice but strict. They really care about the students. Especially Ms. Yarn and Ms. Gore. They are excellent. I am a straight A student and this school is great.
I agree. I am very involved in the school and also feel that the teachers and staff go above and beyond their call of service. Our kids are in a very safe environment and being taught not only core classes but respect as well. I give an A+ to this school!
I feel that this school does an excellent job. I feel too many people are quick to point fingers when they aren't even involved. This school is very good and they teach our children, keep them safe and follow up with parents in a very timely manner. Most of the staff that I have met have nothing but our childrens best interest in mind!
It is extremly hard to learn in a enviroment like NGMS. Alot of the students don't appear to care about their grades or behavoir. I am a straight A student and need mare challenges. The teachers seem to think that assiging a higher volume of work is 'chalenging' but it only challenges my and my parents to plan our schedules around the homework. I am trying to convince my parnets to send me to a school with students who care about acdemics and their behavoir.
I think this is a great school. the work is not too easy, but not too hard either. The teachers are great and I love it.
Some teachers are nice but it's so easy it's not funny. I am a total straight A student and practically fall asleep in class. I dislike it being more of an athletic school than focusing on academics. Lots of kids curse and have horrible attitudes. If you think North Garner is a good school think again. NGMS ?!(*puke*)
My oldest daughter was re-assigned to NGMS for 7th grade. It was a huge difference from her old school.She was a B,C,D student with tons of homework.She now is on the AB honor roll with 10 min.of homework a few nights a week.These things do not change overnight. At the old school she had big projects that included on-line research. She had 1 project in the 7th grade. She said she has no homework because they complete it in class? Shouldn't the teachers use that time to teach? In the 8th grade, she brings home C's & D's again.Not 1 teacher contacted us with any concern. Our e-mails to them were met with defensiveness & lack of concern. I haven't found 1 person to be helpful with any issue (stolen I-Pod & yearbook, communicating with teachers). My younger daughter will attend this school over my dead body.
I am a 7th grader at North Garner Middle School and I love it. I have been very happy with my new school life and I think all of the teachers and administrators have done a great job!
My child is in the 7th grade at NGMS and he really likes the school and his classmates. He is in compacted math so I am not sure why the other reviewer said that this is not offered. He is in AG courses and we are pleased with his teachers. I was apprehensive when we were first assigned to NGMS last year because of negative reviews but I think the school has really improved under the direction of Dr. Wall. He and the other administrators care about the students and have been open and responsive to my questions/concerns. All middle schoolers have some behavioral issues due to their age, maturity and need to socialize but the blame for bad behavior needs to be addressed by the parents. We have not had any problems in my son's classes and he is doing very well.
My two children just started this September and it has been such a big disappointment. They both come from a traditional calendar and this school do not offer nothing compared to the other school. The teachers call for nothing and you get a lot of calls from the schools for football games and stuff like that. They are big on controling their students. The teachers are unable to control thier children in class. The teachers that do try with students are getting blame for the way they conduct their self. I really believe Wake County needs to come in really look at this school. It is really in need of some help. The staff is just as childish as the children. Taking about children gender and different other little things. I would love to sit down with the school board I'm looking to remove my two kids from this school.
Wow, I would have never guessed so many negative reviews! My son is in the 6th grade and doing well. He is in AG Language and AG/Advanced math and doing great. He is loving school, our only negative review would be the fact that his phone got stolen during gym, which we mostly fault him for, however the assistant principal, Mrs. Wester was tremendously helpful, and was even able to get the phone back. I think the staff is very receptive & helpful. I personally think that having an officer on site is keeping the amount of violence lower than other schools. I am very pleased with my son's start out in this school, hopefully my review will be the same, if not better, by the end of the school year!
Wow..MY child attends the school she has learned SO much why would you say there lazy? My child has gone from a C to an A in the 1st quarter...Mr.Wall is great! and The Teachers are GREAT!
North Garner has also been a disapointment for my 12 year old son. Lots of fighting. Gimmicks to get the kids in for end of grade testing. allows children to do make up homework in class when the others have done their homework and are made to keep busy so the ones who did not do their work could finish. Very disapointed and would caution any parent whose child attend. the staff I beleive want it to change but it will be a long time.
on a whole, this school has been a tremendous disappointment. The teachers and staff were obviously unprepared for the school to change to year round and to have the influx on all Garner students. I am still trying to get my child in a magnet school ... I feel he has wasted an entire year by going to N. Garner.
I have seen a decline in quality education here. The teachers seem a bit lazier than previous years. Constant recorded messages about a whole lot of nothing all the time. I truly understand why students can't learn in this zoo environment
My son attends this school. As hard as the staff may try, the students are seemingly the ones in control. My son has a gentle demeanor but has wanted to take up fight training to defend himself from the bullies. I'm currently looking to place him elsewhere...
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