Students enrolled 885
Hours no info
School leader Angela M Richardson
Transportation options Yes
District Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
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12201 Hambright Road
Huntersville, NC 28078

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(980) 343-3830
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3 stars
Based on 32 ratings

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August 18, 2013
I have found JMA to be an overall positive experience for my child. The current principal, Ms. Richardson, is quite attentive to the needs of the school. She is very attentive to parent concerns while still weighing out what is best for the overall school. JMA offers many after school activities for students that are both challenging and fun. With the addition of the IB program at JMA the academic opportunities are numerous. Academics appears to be the main forte of the school. The building is old and lends itself to seeming to be overcrowded but in reality it is an average sized middle school. We have found JMA's dance teacher, Ms. Clinard, to be very approachable and great for kids. Parents who have had issues with the school have not given the staff adequate time to deal with their problems in my opinion.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2013
Awful, awful awful. We are taking our son out and putting in a nearby private school. This school is completely out of control, run-down and overall not fit for any child who wants to learn. We are fortunate that we can afford (barely) to send our child elsewhere, and we feel for those of you who are stuck with this school.

- submitted by a community member
May 20, 2013
I have been attending this school since 2010 i have seen major improvements in the educational system. Sure its crowded but i hear they may build a need school. Overall its an 4 atar school.

- submitted by a community member
March 21, 2012
The school had some problems the year before I cam. I am a formal Davidson IB student. It's no longer overcrowded however I find the mass is punished for the few a common problem. The school is just ok but I think the principal Dr. Karney will help

- submitted by a community member
January 21, 2011
i am a student a this school and i believe that this school is old and run-down teachers are way better than the school. i also believe that they should tear it down and build another one. Some people don't know that the year of 2011-2012 Davidson IB will be moving into there so more students=less teachers and less teachers means less supervision so i believe this isn't the best school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 02, 2010
I use to go to that school and it is alittle bad every now and then, but it`s alright

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February 15, 2010
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December 06, 2009
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July 29, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 20, 2009
the bathrooms are gross and the school is just real old and run down. i cant wait to go to ridge road middle school i will be in 8th grade. the teachers at JMA are awsome though.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 11, 2008
I think this school is very over crowded with kids and there's not that many teachers to provide supervision.

- submitted by a student
September 02, 2008
I think this school is overcrowded I do agrre this school is not as well as i thought

- submitted by a student
August 26, 2008
Personally I really like my school JM Alexander! The people are really friendly and i have made over 5 friends already in the past two days! Its awesome!

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July 02, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 12, 2008
My son started developing behavioral problems this year, and I have gone to Alexander to sit through classes with him and observe the environment. That place is a circus! You cannot even hear the teachers when they are trying to teach and much of the class time is spent trying to discipline students. The students talk through class and ignore the rules. I am getting my son out of this school as soon as possible.

- submitted by a parent
December 26, 2007
At lunch students sit at the same table everyday, not allowing them to mingle w/other kids in the school. If you child is bright and knows how to pick friends, this can be a good place for them.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 14, 2007
This school is definitley something to write about, i mean c'mon. I go here it is beyond ridiculous. The classes are noisy and completely out of order! Some of the teachers are too busy screaming and then the rest could honestly care less about the us succeeding. The administrators are way too focused on suspending students, more so that it's at the point where the smallest thing could send your child out of school. They claim to be enforcing discipline but in all reality, this hurts the student's fair shot at an education; if they're even getting a fair one at this school! The lunch is ridiculously over-priced; you may as well bring your child to the local McDonalds. And that's what's real.

- submitted by a student
June 05, 2007
Alexander was at one time a decent school. My daughter graduated from there just 3 years ago and we loved it and I found the staff and administration to be in control and the school well run and caring. Now the school is a nightmare. The kids are out of control. Teachers no longer teach, they are crowd control. My son's attitude toward school and authority has been negatively changed by the lack of discipline and consequences.

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May 30, 2007
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May 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2007
Many, many problems....overcrowding is an understatement! Bad exposure and numerous problems abound at JM Alexander Middle School The school is SO overcrowded. The district has not mentioned the building of another middle school to serve the rapidly growing suburban area. The school has over 2,100 students and 4 years ago had a mere 900. Many 6th graders are housed in an elementary school building across the street from the school. All of the 7th grade students are housed/taught in mobile units on schools' property. 6th grade students can not participate in any sports. Lunches are poor and VERY overpriced. Students witness and experience divisive practices. My child attended for 6 months and will never again.

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2007
J.M. Alexander is the worst school I have ever encountered, classrooms are over crowded. The teachers are substandard with absolutely no control over the students. How the parents have allowed this to go on for so long is a mystery to me. I am new to the area and wish I had opted for private school. Also the school is filthy and unkept. Just all around horrible. Lunch is overpriced.

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2007
I know all schools in Mecklenburg are faceing a growth problem. Charlotte is growing, and fast! Nevertheless, I find that the teachers and principal of the JM Alexander Middle school are doing an excellent job in working with this growth and at the same time keeping education levels above national levels. I love this school and it's fine educators.

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December 14, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2006
My daughter is in 6th grade.This school is over crowed ,bus schedules are horrible.Staff and Admin has no control, they show no interest in the children's education.You have teachers using profanity during class oh wait its gets better,teachers returning to work with memory loss. Have you ever!You have Asst.Principals who are unorganized and don't return phone calls or address issues at hand.I wouldn't send a dog here to be trained. Parents if you don't have to enroll you child/children hear DON'T. I wish I'd did my homework and read this site before I let My daughter attend. They do everything in their power to remove children through suspension.This is their underhanded way of dealing with the overcrowedness.The only one who affected at the end is our children because they are cheated out of and education and good teachers who really care. Beware this is just the beginning.

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2006
My daughter, for her entire life has maintained her place on the honor roll list. She still was able to do this but with great obstacles. She was constanly distracted by other students who were out of control, disrepectful and harassed her because she is intellectual. Her bus was over-crowded and the school did not seem concerned. Her attitude changed towards school and she did not want to go at times.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2006
I have a daughter who is an A/B student, has always enjoyed school for the most part. Attending Alexander has been a nightmare. We immediately began driving her to school because the bus was out of control and didn't deliver her home until 5pm. Children are unruly, out of control and disrespectful.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
My 2 daughters go to John M Alexander Middle. It is the worst orginized school I have ever sent my children to. This school is terrible with some terrible teachers. This is the worst school you could ever send your child to. They also charge way to much for lunch and with 6 children I cannot afford $2.00 each day for school lunch. In my opinion this school is terrible. And no child should deserve to go there.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2006
It was easy to enroll my daughter in Alexander when she moved here on short notice and the staff was very helpful. But when we went to open house, I was shocked at how crowded it was. When I have been to school during the day and they paged my duaghter on the intercom, the classrooms were very nosiy and the teacher did not seem in control of the class. The one good thing is that I have had several teachers call me personally to let me know my daughter's progress. The buses seem to run fine and on time. It just seems like an overcrowded mediocre school. If I had a choice, I would not put my child here and would look for a less crowded option.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2005
After visiting the school several times I have come to the conclusion that there is a lack of caring about the education that the children are receiving. I sit in on one of my son's classes and for the educator had no control of the class whatsoever. The students had to be told repeatedly to be quite and do the posted assignment. I asked my son about the class when he returned home and he said that the day I visited was a good day. The appearance is that there are no consequences for the actions in the class. One student even told the teacher that they needed more control of the class. If the students don't see disipline and control then what is the incentive to behave in class.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2005
I have two boys here (8th & 6th grades). Yes, it is overcrowded, but ALL the schools in the Northern part of Mecklenburg County are. The principal, Joey Burch is wonderful (leaving this fall for North Meck HS), grade level principal are great also, as well as guidence and office staff. I dont think middle school sports are all they're cracked up to be. Kids are better off playing recreation ball, play more, better coaches that really care and work with the kids. The staff at Alexander is so overwhelmed with all the students, that some things get put aside. Overall, I'am very pleased with Alexander Middle. Wouldn't send my kids anywhere else.

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April 11, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2004
This school is overcrowded. The bus scheduling is horrible. My son is in 8th grade and they do not have after school help available in their core subjects. They have student tutoring but you have to pay. I am one of those parents who can not afford to pay. Their football coach only likes to pick people who played for his team the year before no matter how many years of experience your child has or how they played at another school. I have not had the best experience with this school and I cannot wait for my son to go to North Meck HS where they care about helping there students and teachers actually stay after to help students who are having difficulty grasping certain areas of their core class.

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John M Alexander Middle
12201 Hambright Road, Huntersville, NC  28078
(980) 343-3830
Last modified John M Alexander Middle is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
John M Alexander Middle Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 34 reviews.