Douglas Elementary is behind the times and lacks strength in leadership. The school itself needs updating as far as space goes for gym, lunchroom and school functions. It offers the children very little in way of clubs, support groups and activities. Parents are not encouraged to be actively involved with your child's classwork and scores, basically left in the dark until report cards come. My child spent three years there and I am glad she has moved on to middle school. Hopefully there she will be able to grow and learn.
i have gone to Carroll middle all three years and it has gotten better and better. my first year was not very good. the principal didn't seem to care at all but since we've gotten our new one, the teachers seem to care more, she's more involved, there are more after school programs, and it's just gotten better overall. I actually like going to school now!
My son attended Carroll for two years. I wouldn't say that it was an awful experience but it wasn't great either. I work, was able to volunteer four times a week at the school and I saw A LOT that went on. I proctored during my son's last year and I believe that the main reason why test scores are so low is because the kids just don't take it serious at all. It was a complete nightmare. I try not to take online reviews so to heart because sometimes people exaggerate. But what has been said here is so true. WRAL did a piece about violent middle schools and Carroll made #8. I've never witnessed violence but there was a teacher who tried to break up a fight and she ended up in the hospital. About two years ago, they had drug sniffing dogs on campus - I still have the email. My son has told me that kids in fact use drugs on campus and at the bus stop. I think more parents need to get involved. It's kind of lame seeing the same faces all the time. The Administration can and should do better.
I had to move due to my husband's job, but I was most disappointed to leave Carroll. The administration was a true pleasure to work with and I felt supported and encouraged by the staff and parents to go the extra mile to improve the quality of educational experience for all of my students. I feel strongly that this school is an excellent work environment for effective and dynamic teachers.
This school is great! The afterschool programs are increasing and the teachers are hardworking, understanding, and they seem to love kids. This school is definitely going in the right place. The new administrative staff is working hard to insure that the school is working proficiently and constructively.
This is our second year at Carroll and it keeps getting better. The change in principal, a new assistant principal, and selected staff facelift has made Carroll a rejuvenated, enthusiastic environment. A much improved reward system and great after school clubs have brought a new since of community. Most teachers are approachable and interested in making the students experience fulfilling. I am also very excited to see the large numbers of PTA members (including a large number of staff) and parent volunteers making Carroll a school not to be dismissed as your middle school preference. posted by an involved wcpss parent
Carroll is on the rise. Great new principal, focused instruction, dedicated staff, and students being held accountable for good behavior and academics. In addition, the staff at Carroll is committed to offering many new clubs and activities which are boosting school spirit as well as providing fabulous student opportunities: Science Olympiad, Glee Club, Drama/Theater Club, Chess Club, Student Council, etc. This is a school to watch and get excited about. I believe test scores will head upward as the ship begins to turn under the excellent leadership now in place.
My child is attending 8th grade at Carroll after homeschooling for the past 2 years. I can honestly say that the school is making a tremendous effort in getting itself on track. The new principal is so positvie and energetic, as well as the staff. It's encouraging to see more parent involvement as well. We look forward to a great year!
I am a 6th grader at Carroll Middle School and I disagree with the negative reviews below. I love this school. There have only been two fights this yearl but nothing big compared to other schools. It is really fun. I love my electives. It really isn't that bad. I say this is a good school and shouldnt have a rating of 3 out of 10. I'm doing good in my classes and i believe those scores will go up this year. There are alot of smart people too. I also think the students are doing their work (this year) and there isn't really anything to worry about. We learn a whole lot in a short period of time.
Carroll is working hard to get the students to do their work. Since January we have been having iterim principals. With our old principals we had nothing done about fights, bullying, bus troubles, and teachers. We now have new teachers more students are getting work done. I hope now with a new principal we get our test scores up and meet state average or higher.
Carroll has a bad reputation so I was worried about this school. However, my kids are doing well. They have a lot more chances to participate in school activities than at their former larger school. Also, there seems to be less of a problem with cliques since the affluent snobs go to other schools.
The administration and teachers are very responsive to the needs of students. While every school has its problems from time to time, Carroll Middle's time with problems is drawing near. Current administration is focused on student achievement. They are also focused on making the best of current and upcoming student assignment by our school board. Students and parents have a voice and just need to remain involved.
This school never meets their end of year testing requirements which is quite disappointing. My daughter reports to me daily that there is an extreme amount of violence and it is interrupting her ability to concentrate in class as well as feel comfortable and safe. We will be moving our child to a better school asap, even if that means paying the big bucks for a private school.
Carroll is a great school! It is not that different from many of the schools here in Raleigh. Like any other schools, there is room for improvement. School leadership has improved this past year and we are communicating with the principal to boost Carroll's academic standing, and make sure all students at every level are being challenged.
I aboslutly agree. There is so much violence and alot of harrassment. ISS is home to some students. Its crazy! Even though I'm an A student I m learning nothing. One of my teachers spend an entire class period tell us her political veiws. Then, because of what she said people now hate America and dont want to say the pledge. There is no real disipline, or no real rewards. I dont recommand this school etheir. My mom wants me to go to Utah with my Grandmother, and go to school there. She doesnt approve of the principal at all, and doesnt think that I am learning. Unfortunally, I think that I well have to stay another year. : ( I also think that there should be new ways of managing the students, teachers, and the daily functions of the school. A new princpal would help!!!
this school is excellent because they help my child alot without any struggles at all
I think that Carroll could be much better than it is I feel that Carroll has to many troubled students and not enough learning techniques. I also feel that there is a lot of fighting and harassment going on, and I won't be attending another year I also wouldn't recommend this school to anyone. There discipline technique is just to send the student to ISS or OSS. This school needs to be renewed and under new management!!!
The amount of violence at this school is unacceptable. Lots of fighting and harassment. I am determined my child will be in another school next year.
caroll can do a whole lot better with their disaplent skills. I am very pleased with the sports programs. they can have more rewards for the good students instead of treating them all like hood rats. the teachers need to learn how to control the kids better instead of sending them all to iss. they need to talk it out with the kids. I dont think the techers have very good patients with the toubled students. I think the schools here in raleigh need to catch the students up to the higher level as the schools in chapel hill because here they are way behind in their learning skills compared to the schools in chapel hill. my opion is caroll is just ok. this school is not perfect at all i rate it two stars out of 5.
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