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New Bern, NC
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2000 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard
New Bern, NC 28560

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(252) 514-6438
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February 03, 2015
Our experiences with this school have been wonderful! All three of my children are in the AIG program and one of them has an IEP due to high functioning autism. At no point has this school made me or my children feel as if we were a burden. They have worked with us to ensure each child has their individual needs met despite the extra work involved and are primed for success. The music is phenomenal! The program's reputation for stellar performance is well earned. It's definitely a place where passion is taught and hard work is rewarded. Academically, my children are being prepared for the next step in each grade. The building blocks are in place and the structure encourages success; however, it's up to each parent to follow up and ensure your child meets the expectations of each respective instructor. The teachers teach the material. We have not been without issues along the way in our three years here. Those issues have been promptly addressed with active communication with the staff and resolutions quickly reached without recriminations. We hold our children to high standards and are pleased that the teachers understand and support those standards in their classrooms.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2014
We moved to New Bern, NC from RI, Two of our children had already completed school in RI and stayed behind. We brought 4 young ones. One went into NBHS, 2 went to Grover and one went into Trent Park. The two in Grover noticed immediately that there was quite a bit of reverse racism by certain teachers. (My kids had been previously educated in one of the top 5 school districts in the country). The majority of teachers at Grover could not articulate instructions correctly. If certain students asked for help, the teachers were glad to help but if my kids asked for clarification, teachers rolled their eyes, sighed, huffed and puffed and would restate directions the same, but slower. I ignored my kids complaints, believing that they are exaggerating. Fast forward. My youngest enters Grover. Same problems. I began to have parent/teacher conferences. Most teachers treated me the same way. We bought a house in the summer between 7th and 8th grade. My daughter ended up at HJ MacDonald. THANK GOD! The teachers are articulate, the student body does not appear to engage in bullying and my child is treated with respect, as am I. Grover is a terrible school, due teachers who are ill qualified.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 08, 2009
Great Teachers that work in teams. They bring out the best in each child. The principal is approachable and very considerate of her students. She gets to know the children personally and I know that they really care about the students.

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June 09, 2009
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April 17, 2009
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June 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2006
My daughter and I have had mixed results with Grover C. Fields. There are definitely two types of students at GCF, ones who fit the mold and others that do not. For those who fit into GCF's system the results are good, for those who don't (racially, academically or otherwise) there are few resources. Communication regarding problems has never been good. I don't feel my daughter is well prepared for high school after attending GCF.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2005
We recently moved to New Bern and new nothing of the schools here. My son is in the 6th grade and was put in GCF. This school has been great for my son. He is getting good grades, his teachers keep me informed of how he is doing. My son is very happy here. He has joined extra curriculum activities and is really getting involved because of the leadership at the school encouraging the students to do more. GCF was a luck of where we moved to but it truly has turned out to me a great move for us.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2005
My experience with GCF is less desirable. my children were being left behind academicly and socially. My son in a LD student attending GCF. He was not allowed to participate in PE and other extracurricular activities because it was advise that he be placed in refresher courses. Each eighth grade student is required to take a State Computer test. Well my son was never allowed to take computer classes due to his LD but was required to take the state computer test. My son was tested and evaluated but none of his teachers were slightly familar with his EIP file, His teachers appeared unaware of his test results or his reccommended learning accomodations. And when asked to re-eval or change his accomodations i was kindly refused and placed on the bad parent list( which means i was avoided and ignored in a kind way)

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2005
The opportunity to have my children attend H.J. McDonald Middle School was afforded to me, and with the 'rough' reputation that was associated with Grover C. Fields Middle School(GCF) I seriously considered it, but I choose GCF instead. I am pleased that, that was one of my best decisions. My children have had only positive experiences at this school. The teachers are constant in their expectations, work studies and disipline. The EOG scores are proving that GCF is preparing these children for the next level. I can't say enough about the AIG program, and my children have participated in the Music Dept. and have benefited from that. The sports teams promote friendships and not only winning. The over all look of the school is imporving with all the work being done, and the 'rough' reputation is nothing more then lack of knowledge of the school, the faculty/staff, and student body.

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Grover C Fields Middle
2000 Doctor Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard, New Bern, NC  28560
(252) 514-6438
Last modified Grover C Fields 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.
Grover C Fields Middle Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 10 reviews. Top