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110 Brown Road
Kernersville, NC 27284

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(336) 996-5566
(336) 996-1966
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Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
November 18, 2015
I gave a bad review, but want to say that the guidance counselors there are wonderful! They were very kind, helpful and understanding. They were the only ones who helped my daughter through a very tough time. (She still has nightmares about the school to this day.) Many of my daughter's teachers were great also. Our main complaint is the school is way too strict and too quick to punish and the principals are not good, won't help. It's their way only. They need to relax and lighten up...Speaking of light, the school is very dark! I advise to visit the school, talk to other parents, take a tour, etc.

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2015
My child has anxiety especially in a new environment. She had extreme anxiety at KMS and we asked what would help her cope. She said it would help if she had some core classes with her good friends from elementary school. All her friends were on the other team. She was struggling to cope with all new people in a new school. We decided not to put her on meds she she was fine in every other aspect of her life outside of school. We requested the school simply put her on the other team with her old friends to help. We met with the principals and they wouldn't help at all. No exceptions even when the child was struggling with her health, ie, losing weight, losing sleep, panic attacks at school, uncontrolable crying etc. Also, the principal was left with my child in the middle of a panic attack and she threatened if she didn't get over it she would put her in ISS (in school suspension)!!!! When I questioned her she said she only meant it as a place to help my daughter calm down....RIGHT!!!! Aside from our personal issues, there is no down time for the kids there. It's all work, no play. The teachers seemed unhappy and cold. They can't talk in the hallways when changing classes, etc. They only have lunch as their time. It's not a healthy environment and my child suffered severely there. Most kids are ok, but after talking to many other kids and moms about their experiences there I found we weren't the only ones. We are homeschooling and loving it!

- submitted by a parent

November 01, 2012
If I knew then what I know now when my child was entering middle school, I would have looked around. My child is in the last year here and I cannot wait for it to be over!! If your child needs any kind of assistance, whether it be a formal IEP or 504 or just some extra assistance and consideration, you won't get it here!! There are some exceptions, where some pretty amazing teachers are accommodating and easy to work with, but unfortunately those are few and far between. They say they care about the student and want them to excel but they're only willing to go so far and it's not nearly enough for those that really need the extra support. As a parent, if you speak up and voice your concerns, be prepared to be treated coldly and curtly by administration. I WILL NOT send my other children here when their time comes!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 02, 2012
Kernersville Middle School is a excellent place to educate your children. My Daughter attended a private school that was a blue ribbon school of excellence in grade school. I see many of the same qualities that made that school so good, in this school. I think the uniforms are a great way to show your children what is important in life. Not to be concerned with the effort you put into your wardrobe, but to be concerned with the effort you put into your studies. The teachers are great and really care about their students. I feel she goes to school with kids whose parents care about their children's character. The kids there are good and I haven't heard of any problems at school. The school bought very nice uniforms for the soccer teams and the girls paid the school back by winning the championship in soccer. The coach is real good and not only cares about how good they are on the field but how good they perform scholastically. The Orchestra teacher is very talented and pushes her students to be the best. She does a wonderful job. Free tutoring if you want it in math. New and very good Principal. My daughter says kids call this a prep school. That is good because college prep is O.K.

- submitted by a parent

December 03, 2011
School is too strict and smod cuts off from students creativity. Teachers do not care about the student body and seem to like to suspend students. None of the kids enjoy going here and I'd recommend for you to keep your child away from kernersville middle

- submitted by a parent

October 18, 2010
i am a student here at kms, and have been here for three years. im in 8th grade now, and i honestly hat the school Im not a nerdy person and have lots of friends, but just like all the teachers don't care if you fail or anything. all they want is their paycheck. i hate the dress code (polos and khakis) because we cannot show our indiviguality or anything. i cant wait for high school becaus ei wont have to have a dumb dress code and lame teachers. . this school overall stinks, and i would not send your child here, because it is liketorture..... like, also it is cheap as crap, we use the same soccer uniforms for the girls and guys soccer teams. this school is so dumb.

- submitted by a community member

August 31, 2010
I am a parent and am against the SMOD requirement also. When students get into college, or the working world, most will need to know how to dress professionally or responsibly from self-reliance, not from an enforced dress code. As far as the argument that kids have peer pressure to try and keep up with the fast trends, teaching starts at home that it is not what you wear that makes you a kind, responsible, well-groomed person, but what you reflect from inside. I find the teachers and staff very accomodating to parents, however SMOD is an unnecessary expense that parents do not need to invest in, since every kid will come home and change into their "play clothes" every day, thus creating more laundry and more clothing expenses.

- submitted by a parent

August 14, 2009
Wow everyones right about this school.I go to this school and I have seen improvement in kid.I have seen some go to a F to atleast a B+.I recommend you check this school out.And also I love the staff of KMS.They are truly amazing and caring.And they can tell you something you didnt even realize about yourself. KMS has truly,I repeat truly change me and my life. Go Hawks!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating
May 12, 2009
I teach the 8th grade at KMS; and all my students are great..they greet me everyday.. i enjoy teaching at this school! the only thing that really ever bothers me is the dress code. but the staff there is indescribable!

- submitted by a teacher

April 10, 2009
I like it here--Been to many, many other schools in my lifetime and this is the place I choose to be. Ever been in a public place of any kind where youth and adults open the door for one another and greet one another? Have you seen everyone--students, staff, and principal--pick up litter in the hall and on the grounds habitually? Or help a student when all their books and papers fall to the floor. We do at KMS; it's the kind thing to do here. There is no prettier campus striving to make what we share a bit better. This is a 'School to Watch' and we're worth watching. It takes everyone to make this school a better place to live and grow. Our business partners, volunteers, parents, students and staff come together to make community here at KMS. :)

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
December 04, 2007
I go to KMS, and I think (in fact I know) that it is the best school ever! We have some of the smallest sespenstion rates in WSFCS!

- submitted by a student

April 17, 2006
This is my first experience with Middle school and it has been mixed. My child has been lucky enough to have good & caring teachers, but these kids are sure kept under their thumb. It's seems they have 'silent lunch' everyday. They can't talk in class & the halls, which is understandable, but if they can't socialize with friends at lunch and there is no recess, where can they let loose a bit? So, I would say great school if your child needs constant discipline, but if not, try a magnet school. My child does not have discipline issues and has been miserable.

- submitted by a parent

July 14, 2005
My son was an honor roll student from the very first day he stepped into a classroom, that is, until he went to Kernersville Middle. His grades dropped in a 5 month period and his attitude changed completely about his education. The teachers are narrow minded,(the ones I have met) and rude minded. My sons teachers never ever responded to ANY of my requests for a meeting, nor did I ever get one single request for a meeting with them, even when they threatened to fail him for his low grades. My personal experience with this school was horrible and I have since moved him to another school where he is flourishing again. I believe the teachers and staff at Kernersville Middle to be some of the worst I've ever met in my life and would NEVER recommend a child to attend there.

- submitted by a parent
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Kernersville Middle
110 Brown Road, Kernersville, NC  27284
(336) 996-5566
Last modified Kernersville 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.
Kernersville Middle Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top