Students enrolled 999
School leader Ms Sara Whitaker
Transportation options Yes

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5151 Celebration Drive
Hope Mills, NC 28348

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(910) 483-4124
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3 stars
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May 27, 2014
We moved our family to the Gray's Creek area for the purpose of making sure our children went to a great school. We had heard nothing but good things about this school but shortly after school started it was obvious none of that was true. Racism and discrimination are very present in this school and not just from the teachers it reaches to the school guidance counselor all the way to the Principal. I have witnessed this treatment first hand and so has our children. Lodging complaints is useless when there is no one there who will listen. When I did voice my concern I was ignored and subsequently treated worse so I would never recommend sending anyone's child to this school and the high marks and ratings are very deceiving!

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2014
the verdict is still out.. ill have a better assessment at the end of this school year......

- submitted by a parent
January 25, 2014
I have had two students start at this school. And the same two students I had to withdraw from this school. The teachers are very nice helpful and challenging for the students . My two are honor roll students quiet and respectful. The bullying is terrible and the principal does nothing . Trust me I have tried to enroll my one child in twice. He wanted to go to school so bad but it was heartbreaking. The principal sticks it to the good children for little things and I powers the bullies because she is afraid of their bully parents . It's a shame good children can't have a safe place to learn .

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2013
Sadly we are moving to another school area. Thank you so much to The staff for seven year of service to our family ( we have three kids go there). Regarles, of what some of this negative reviews sare saying! The principal and staff do their best to help you in any way possible.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2013
My child transferred to GCMS and they staff was not helpful. Communication is horrible and my child fell behind because of it. I would not recommend this school! Talk to parents of children enrolled most will tell you the same thing.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2013
We actually transferred our daughter from a good Fayetteville private school to GCMS, because of all this school has to offer. We have had a wonderful experience at GCMS. My daughter is an above average student, and the AIG program is excellent. The classes and the curriculum are both challenging and diverse. The teachers are excellent, and the teacher teams make great efforts to stay in close contact with parents. And I cannot say enough about Principal Whitaker. She is extremely involved in everything that goes on at that school. She attends every function, and makes herself highly accessible. I have even seen her working the front desk! The school itself and all it's facilities are impressive and state-of-the-art.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2012
My daughter has attended this school for the last 2 school years and she absolutely loves it. The staff is both friendly and professional; the facility and surrounding area is very nice and fairly state of the art. I attributed the lower test scores (resulting in the 6 out of 10 rating) to the newness of the school. All and all, we are quite happy with this school and would recommend it to other parents.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2011
We have been happy with this school. Our youngest child has thrived here. We have been very happy with the staff for the most part. Just like any school some of the teachers here seem to be better than others. This school is only two years old and seems to be much better funded than other schools in the Cumberland County System. Student access to techonolgy is also pretty good.

- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2011
I think this is a good school because it appears to be more challenging than other schools in the area. The only thing I do not really like about it is the way they handle people being a minute or two late....there is usually a long line of cars to get children dropped off, there is a bad traffic pattern in surrounding roads, there is only one way in, off chicken foot road (busy road, few side street stoplights), and if your child is late because of this, you have to go stand in a line with her to get signed in, otherwise the kid gets detention. The line usually causes the child to be even later, even though it is only homeroom we are talking about. What is that teaching her? I think there should be a grace period if the line is long. It isn't like I can drop her off in the street.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2010
As a parent of a special needs child, I have found the teachers to be reprehensible, the EC deptartment unhelpful and way below par, and the policies and procedures unrealistic. As an educator myself, I can't even comprehend the disturbingly low standards of this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 10, 2010
Gray's Creek Middle is an excellent Middle school. The Teachers and staff are very frendly and I am please for what they do for my kids.

- submitted by a parent
July 15, 2009
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July 10, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
January 11, 2009
I am a 7th grader at gcms. This is the best school ever!! There are great teachers and staff. There is also like no bullying. You should go to this school!

- submitted by a student
April 24, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
March 05, 2008
I love this school and Im a student in the 7th grade and its the best school ever

- submitted by a student
November 10, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2006
My grandchild goes to GCMS and she likes it. That says a lot. Personally, I like too and think it's a great school. The staff is helpful, attentive to learning, promotes good behavior, and (believe it or not) supports moral values and patriotism. I am surprised to see that parent involvement is rated average. Maybe they need to be reminded that their role is to monitor their child's progress but enjoy it along the way. What better way than to sit on a bleacher and watch a game or two, visit the classroom, attend meetings, and dress your kid up for those wild dances.

- submitted by a administrator
June 27, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
July 22, 2004
Me personally I do not like this Scool. The curiculam that the teachers teach is great, but morally this school has a big problem. If I were you I would not send my child to this school. This school also has racial problems among students. Dont take my word for it walk down the halls your self, you will see were I am coming from.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2003
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Gray's Creek Middle
5151 Celebration Drive, Hope Mills, NC  28348
(910) 483-4124
Last modified Gray's Creek Middle is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gray's Creek Middle Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top