Students enrolled 1146
School leader Mr Joseph Caraher
Transportation options Yes

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4368 Southwest School Road
High Point, NC 27265

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(336) 819-2985
(336) 454-4015
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3 stars
Based on 12 ratings

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April 06, 2011
We have been very pleased with SWM and have HIGH HOPES for our new principal, Mr. Careher. This school has been in need of some positive infusion of professionalism & good energy, overcoming a recent trend of apathy and retaining ineffective teachers! We have been extremely fortunate to have wonderful teachers and the intervention of Mr. Christina, 7th grade vice-principal, in coping with a less-than-desirable teacher. This school has tremendous potential to be one of the best in Guilford County-- hopefully our "new management" will "weed out" teachers who are not qualified and bring renewed cooperation and respect between staff and students!

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2011
Southwest is a GREAT school. My son is currently enrolled as a 6th grader and I have had FANTASTIC communication with his 2-main teachers (Mrs. Gold and Mrs. Cowie) along with Ms. Davis the guidance counselor. They've answered many questions that my husband and I have had and responded back to emails or phone calls. My son is an A/B student and LOVES school this year compared to last year. He doesn't want to miss a day. That says alot to me as a parent. People are all different, all I can say is try the school and see for yourself-I did. You be the judge. It's the same as with anything else, everyone has good opions and bad opions-experience it and you decide. I can't vote for Principal and Parent as I have not experience that as of yet.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2010
My child's AIMM program has been somewhat of a joke this year. The teacher has not taken time to adequately teach various math concepts and blows through each regardless of whether the students have mastered the concepts. I emailed a teacher last week to inquire about registration for next year and never received a response. I then phoned the school and was sent to the guidance counselor's voice mail. She never returned my call. A previous concern that forced me to deal with this same guidance counselor resulted in the counselor actually giggling at me while I was trying to voice my concerns. This has been a horrible start to my child's middle school experience.

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July 14, 2009
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- submitted by a student
March 13, 2009
I have a child in one of the EC classes, the teacher is one of the best she ever had.But the staff is cold to the needs of parents,and so is the administration.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 08, 2008
I believe that the teachers do care but are woefully outnumbered and overpowered. My husband and I have tried to talk to the staff and they seem interested in the moment, but I think are too overwhelmed to focus on our child. We are seriously considering other education options.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 25, 2007
We moved to this area for the great schools 7 years ago. Elementary school is great but I'm sad to say that the middle school is lacking. Administration seems to be unable to control student behavior and is not interested in parent envolvement. Studies show how important parent envolvement in education is. We have a new principal this year, Beverly Wilson. Sad that a principal who's mother serves on our school board doesn't want to be involved with the parents nor want the parents involved in her school. She is running away the great teachers that have been at that school for many years and crushing programs that benefit SW students for many years.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2007
I read the local school reviews before relocating this summer, and enrolled my 6th grader at Southwest without hesitation. However, I wonder if the reviewers on this site currenthave students at Southwest. The school's administration is apparently too overworked to properly handle bullying situations, the guidance department was inept with our enrollment procedures, and my son's teachers are cool and unapproachable. I am extremely disappointed and worry that we have made an inferior choice for my son.

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August 15, 2007
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April 11, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2006
'School of Excellence' for sure! My son is in all AP/advanced courses. His teaching team ('The Midnight Riders')have made learning very fun while preparing him for college and getting him accustomed to a rigorous course load. He is very active in school with the Latin High IQ Team, History Bowl, Mentor Program and Track & Field.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2003
This is a great school. My daughter has/had some of the beat math teachers she will ever meet. I Highly recommend this school if your child is a hard-working child! We love Southwest!

- submitted by a parent
July 13, 2003
'This is a great school. The teachers seem great and so do the students. I would recommend this school to anyone!!!

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Southwest Guilford Middle School
4368 Southwest School Road, High Point, NC  27265
(336) 819-2985
Last modified Southwest Guilford Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Southwest Guilford Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top