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This school develops strong character in its students, like integrity, compassion and respect:
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This school effectively supports students with learning differences:
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There are 44 reviews about all of the school topics.



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I can go on forever about how bad this school is. The lack of communication & issues was beyond ridiculous. Long story short ~ was treated with disrespect & like I was just a lousy parent, did not have people available that knew any way to resolve the problem nor did they act like they really cared, impossible to get a hold of anyone that would return a phone call. Worse part was what it did to my child ~ caused him to feel like a failure!

Handles bullying effectively: Strongly disagree


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Bulling is very bad at this school.


Teacher effectiveness: Disagree


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1 out of 10 teachers at this school is any good.



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SVMS is one of the best middle school in Union County. The administration staff does a wonderful job attending to their students. Any concerns and inquires are addressed with a sense of urgency. A great school to be a part of.



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There is a very serious issue in the school bullying also racial bullying. Staff needs to figure something out.


Develops character: Strongly agree


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SVMS does not let the kids get away with excuses. The children are held accountable for their work.



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SVMS is a fantastic school. Dr. Merritt and her staff are very energetic and have always been helpful. The teachers are engaged and both of my children have had great experiences.



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A pleasant surprise after hearing negative reviews. There is a security system in place and yes, you do need to be buzzed in to enter the school. The building is old but with the spotlight on them, Union County Public Schools was forced to update and maintain the facilities as they should. Any issues with the system in place today is the fault of the Board of Education who cares very little about students or families.




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My boys love SVMS. I think the teaching staff is supportive and well rounded. They are flexible with the students but tough when needed. They communicate well with the parents and welcome input. They are easy to talk to and approachable. My boys enjoy middle school and have adjusted well. Whenever there is a problem it is dealt with immediately. The parents are very involved and helpful within the community. I love the administration they are the main reason why the school is successful. Despite the things you may hear about this school I am so grateful that my boys are learning and they are happy.



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My child was redistricted from Weddington Middle School. It is a story of the 'haves' and 'have nots'. Weddington - new school, well maintained, clean, nice facilities. Sun Valley - Neglected, dark, gloomy, dilapidated. Proper maintenance and upgrades can make an 'old' school look nice. This school is clearly neglected. Walk right in, no locking front doors/no buzzer to get in...walk around! Is the security of the 'have nots' not as important as the 'haves'? It is a shame for Union County to have such differences in schools and funding. Go to google maps for an aerial view. Compare the roof to surrounding buildings. We are looking into alternatives. Our kids deserve better.

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Last modified Sun Valley Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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