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3210 Gamewell School Road
Lenoir, NC 28645

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May 23, 2009
Gamewell Middle School is a great school that consistenly strives to maintain a positive environment where each child can reach their full potential both educationally and socially. The teachers at Gamewell Middle always put the child and what is best for the child as their first priority.

- submitted by a parent

May 22, 2009
The teachers of this school need to realize that their job is to actually TEACH the students and not just sit there and expect them to teach themselves. Also, the teachers need to pay more attention to all of the bullying that goes on right in front of them in the classrooms! Do your job, teachers.

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July 19, 2007
I had problems getting to talk with my childs seventh grade teachers. It was not easy to find out how to get involved with things at school so I could meet the teachers etc. When my child started having discipline problems tho they were there for him and me. The principal, asst.principal, social worker ,nurse, teachers ,office personel and all really pitched in and helped me get the help that was needed. I wonder tho if we could have prevented some of these problems had it had been easier to talk with the teachers.

- submitted by a parent

July 06, 2007
Gamewell Middle School is lacking in good teachers that care about the students. It is also a school with to much bulling. Then nothing really getting solved when the bulling occurs.

- submitted by a parent

September 19, 2004
As a current student at GMS, I think that we are having serveral problems within the school. Discpline is a huge issue. Though we do have ISS/OSS, it seems that the kids who get ISS/OSS keep getting it. I also fail to see why they quit ringing a tardy bell since some of us can waltz into class 5 minutes late, and teachers to us, but when some other teacher does check, we get into trouble. Therefore there is no certain time in which to get to class. But, other than that, I would highly recommend GMS. It's not crowded, and with a few exceptions, there is no racism, gangs, drug-addicts at all.

- submitted by a student

September 18, 2004
I am a current student at G.M.S and I find the quality in everything very low. The cafateria food is not very good, it is often discolored, and cold. The parental envolvement is also low. The athletic system is in need of a lot of things such as, the softball/baseball field is the only one in the county to not have a scoreboard. The building that the supplies are usually kept in has been broking into, and all of our supplies were took (including 10 brand new helments!) The football field needs new bleachers and a scoreboard b/c niether of the 2 scoreboards work! I hope that you can now see what kind of help is needed around our school!

- submitted by a parent

August 09, 2004
As a former student of GMS (97-00), I found GMS to be the most culturally diverse school, which is good. Yet, at the same time, I felt that the discipline wasn't satisfactory. I went through 3 different principals and assistant principals during my time at GMS. I feel that the education I received was adequate and the cultural diversity helped me more than anything else for the 'Real World'.

- submitted by a student

May 15, 2004
As a parent, and employee of the Caldwell County school system I have very high admiration for GMS and all those who work there. When one principal leaves & another comes in there are always changes. Through the years there has been many changes, not only with the adminstration but also with instructional learning. If the parents of those students are so concerned with the way the school is run then you do a better job at home with their behavior, attitude, and discipline. One person can't change the world but if we all pull together and support the adminstration at GMS we all could learn a very important lesson. Help your child learn, don't hurt them by what you feel, let them express their own ideas. Let a child be a child and learn the way we learned. Hard work never hurt anyone, just words hurt.

- submitted by a teacher

April 04, 2004
Lets face it, Gamewell Middle has had its share of problems this year. The school is in transition and there will be problems. Anyone who tries to say the year has been wonderful and everything is good, is delusional or in denial. The question on everyones mind should be, is the situation hopeless? Can this school be saved? Yes the school can be saved but, not if everyone chooses to go around bad mouthing the situation. Discipline should be a top priority because the students are out of control. Learning needs to become the focus of everyone in the school, not office or county politics. And above all, we must be realistic about the situation and form a plan of action for the school. The situation can't improve as long as we are in denial of the problems that really do exist.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2004
As a parent and an educator (same county, different school), I have had the opportunity to see two of my children pass through the doors of G.M.S. They have both excelled and scored high on their state testing. It is sad that any parent would seek to malign their child's school. I wonder what type of parent knows so very much about this school and how teachers behave. It seems as it is a personal vendetta. I am left to the conclusion that it must be someone who has previously worked at the school and is now disgruntled due to no longer being employed here. Education is a very difficult field due to the many different facets of teaching children. My children have always received a quality education by caring teachers & administrators. I commend the principal & staff for working hard for our children! Keep up the great work!

- submitted by a parent

March 28, 2004
AS a vetern educator at this school, I was astonished to read the previous comments! The atmoshpere and discipline her are better than they have been in years. And the principal puts a tremendous amount of hard work, caring,and thought into everything she does. She constantly does what is right and safe for the students. I would like to see the academic/dicsipline records of the students whose parents commented previously. I bet that has a lot to do with their opinion of the school. Perhaps jealousy is a factor in these opinions.

- submitted by a teacher

March 26, 2004
I am amazed at the positive changes in this school from last year. The principal is constantly seeking changes and improvements. She takes the students' interests to heart and everything she does is centered around the right thing for the studnets. Her expectations are high, thus assuring positive results. She has done a great job in her first year. Constantly she asks for imput from parents and welcomes their advice. I have always felt welcome and appreciated as a parent.

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March 25, 2004
I have had three kids go through this school and I have one eight grade now. this is the worse year ever. Both principals are clueless when working with middle schools kids. There are a few teachers in the school who do try hard and I like what they do for kids and how they care for them but, to many dont care they just want to make a check from the state. I wish my son had his teachers from sixth grade but, I am glade he will be leaving this school next year.

- submitted by a parent

March 01, 2004
prinicpal is not professional. She doesn't have a positive, active role in the school. Some of my family members work in other schools. This behavior is unacceptable. I would have to write a novel to tell you every underhanded thing that goes on in this school. The children are not the main concern in this school. Learning is the furthest away from the some of the teachers and both of the prinicipals' minds. These are the happenings at Gamewell Middle School. I know. I've seen it.

- submitted by a parent
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Gamewell Middle
3210 Gamewell School Road, Lenoir, NC  28645
(828) 754-6204
Last modified Gamewell Middle is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Gamewell Middle Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top