When I moved to SJAFB last year I was scared because I heard some things. But we were not disappointed because we went in believing for the best and got it.. My child had a great year in 6th grade. We are a dual active duty military family so we NEED to trust the school staff. My child's 3 teachers cared. Can't rate the principals because I did not have to deal with them. Thank goodness:)
My daughter is getting bullied at the school and all the teachers are doing is telling her to ignore the kids. unfortunetly there is only but so much a child can ignore. My daughter took actions into her own hands we have talked to her about how to handle things. Ever since she got into the 7th grade she went from an A student to a barely C student, her confidence has gone down and I have become worried about her. I went to the school because the kids had taken my daughters personal books and hid them. I admit I lost some of my cool and used a curse word (but not the worse one in the world and the only people around was my daughter and her teacher) and the princial walked me out like i was going to do something to the kids i would never hurt a kid things like that disgust me! My job as a parent is to protect my child, she does not feel wanted at the school. I am about to call a lawyer to see if there is anything I can do and I'm sending the board of ED an email about this school. I wish there was more I could do!
We are so happy to be OUT of this horrible school! Most of the previous posters are right on with the negative reviews. The one dated 3/28/12, however, is highly suspicious. We are quite familiar with these teachers and do not share in this praise. C mon-what 5th grader uses expressions like don t quite understand a concept ?! The rest are accurate: teachers do bully and belittle students, parents are not welcome, communication between school and home is poor. A few specific comments: Daily fights between students while teachers socialize, ineffective use of disciplinary measures in place in favor of silent lunch day after day after day, nothing for kids to do on the rare occasions they get to go outside (one ball for 100 kids on an abandoned parking lot ) I could write volumes about this school, but will try to summarize: Poor quality, and lacking, in every area, about covers it. The principal seemed proud of the dramatic decrease in enrollment between 5th and 6th grades. Gee, wonder why enrollment drops? Parents with other options get their kids out of there before any more damage is done. Please take the advice of the believable posters and find another school.
I have had the worst experenice with GMS some 7th grade teacher's are rude and say rude things to the students. (wait let me back track). I had the best experience with the 5th and 6th grade school officials at GMS. Problems started when my child entered the 7th grade. I think the prnicipal need to run her school accordingly and deal with issues and conerns that arise. My thing is everyone is talking about Bullying between other students. What about the bullying school officials are doing? I assummed a teacher is there to teach and educate the students not belittle them. So, parents please listen to your child and don't assume it's always them some school officials are GOOD at manipulating a situation to make your child the victim. Not a HAPPY parent.
I love greenwood! My teachers in 5th grade Ms. jordan,Mrs Smith and Mrs. Johnson have been very helpful when i don't quite understand a concept.
Huge lack of communication, discourage parent involvement, lack of concern for student success. If Air Force, transfer out of district or pay for private school.
So far not really likeing Greenwood. The teachers are very terrible about any communication to parents. Being first time parents to that school they have not been very welcoming. I really wish SJAFB would have a school on base for our kids. Giving it a couple of more weeks and them homeschooling.
If you are considering enrolling your child at Greenwood Middle School run the other way. This is the worst school my children have attended. The teachers don't give the children or parents the time of day and the administration is useless. This school does a complete disservice to SJAFB and the Goldsboro community. Our military children deserve better.
The teachers are wonderful at Greenwood and will do their best to help your child succeed. Mr. Allen and Ms. Harris are a good team. Mr. Allen is laid back and my child's grades are much better in math now. Ms. Harris is a firm and fair teacher who goes the extra mile to help the students learn and communicate with the parents. My only complaint is the textbook shortage.
The teachers are very mean and the bathrooms are not well kept.The school is very old and it is not fit for student to come to school in.
I went to Greenwood Middle school from 5th to 8th grade and it was pretty nice. The only downside was the appearance of the school including bathrooms. I had a lot of fun in middle school. In 8th grade, I had the two greatest teachers ever! Ms. Mull and Ms. Lanier were so caring and compassionate about thier students. I was a cheerleader in 7th and 8th grade and it was easy to make friends. No matter what class, sport, or club you are in, you will have fun at Greenwood Middle School.
The principal, faculty & staff are wonderful at Greenwood Middle School. It is a safe environment and academics are the top priority. The AIG program at GWD gives the students and unparalleled opportunity to set and meet goals that are wonderfully designed to meet both the state and local standards as well as AIG special needs. The caring staff and high expectations help to create an outstanding school as well as a safe and friendly environment!
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