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6-8
Public district
Gibsonville, NC
Students enrolled: 972
 

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435 Peeden Drive
Gibsonville, NC 27249

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(336) 697-3199
(336) 449-0728
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June 01, 2014
EMGS is not concerned with students reaching their full potential. My oldest child has been on the honor roll since he first started school.. He has maintained a 3.75 or higher Gpa and was inducted into the honor society. That being said, he was moved from his advance classes to general classes at the start if 7th grade this year. I honestly don't see how his grades could be any better than Straight A's. Along with the placement problems, my son, along with half of his class was moved from their math class with Mr. Reed this year to another teachers classroom. My son has complained about his new teacher since he was moved, and his grade reflects the change. He has gone from an A, to a b, and now he's working on pulling up a C he had on his progress report. When he told the teacher of his concerns, she said, don't blame me, you're probably not paying attention? Ok, regardless of the fact that he has an A in all of his other classes and had an A in math before being moved to her class - how is avoiding responsibility helping him?

- submitted by a parent

February 18, 2014
My daughter is a sixth grader at EGMS, and she absolutely loves it! Her grades are outstanding and she is learning a lot. Her teachers are always in constant contact with the parents and students. I feel like if I have an issue, I can call or email teachers or administration and get a quick response.

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July 11, 2013
My daughter is a rising 8th grader at Eastern Guilford and despite the negative things I was told upon moving here 4 years ago, I have been impressed with the school for the past two years. The teachers are caring and helpful. Often reviews are left when something negative happens, however I feel that you can not use a few incidents to determine the character of the entire staff and teachers within a school. As far as testing goes, there are a lot of variables that play into testing that parents are unaware of so I do not feel it is always the best reflection of teacher effort and dedication. Overall Eastern has turned out to be a really good school.

- submitted by a parent

February 05, 2013
I was very worried about sending my son to EGMS this year because of its bad reputation. After the 1st week I realized my worries were unfounded. My son has struggled since 3rd grade but has really seemed to come out of his shell. His teachers make an effort to make sure he understands the material. All of my interactions with the 6th grade administrator have been very positive and helpful.

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June 23, 2011
I was very dissatisfied with Eastern Middle. My child was enrolled for two years, and it was horrible. The teachers there seem to have a closed door policy, meaning they will only contact you when they are frustrated with a situation in class. Now I am the parent whom is involved when it comes to school, and my advise to the teachers reading this is to have a parent/teacher conference, (If this was happening the overall school grade would be better) as you see, it is not. This will help both you and the child. My child didn't fail but if you see you are losing a student in class, Take out the time to make a difference in a child's life, instead of ignoring the child. Understand you may get a child like this every year, When are the teachers going to step up to the plate? Teachers should contact the parent immediately if they are not reaching the student. To give a child a failing grade says alot about the teacher. Bottom line, to be a teacher you have to love what you do. The passion for teaching is not there anymore.

- submitted by a parent

September 20, 2010
I have twins that just started at EGMS this school year. We were VERY APPREHENSIVE about them going but it has been wonderful so far. My children say that they have had a great day at school every day. Joe Farrell is a blessing to the school and has a very dedicated staff. The male presence at the school is also impressive. If you are concerned, apprehensive, or just not sure that it is the right fit for your child give Joe a call or go by for a visit. It will definitely change your perspective.

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October 04, 2009
I love that my kids can relax and be themselves.Kids are under far too much pressure today.Relax and let them be kids while they still can.

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May 20, 2006
I think principal Joe Farrell is doing a great job involving parents, and using discipline that is required for a good school to function . This is my daughters first year at this school,and I am very impressed so far...keep up the good work principal and teachers !!!!

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2004
Eastern Middle is a great school, not at all like the news presents it. All the fights they say we have...? We don't even know they happened until it's blown up by the news. We have good students and teachers who want to make the school better.

- submitted by a student

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Eastern Middle School
435 Peeden Drive, Gibsonville, NC  27249
(336) 697-3199
Last modified Eastern Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Eastern Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top