I was a bit unsure about enrolling East Wake from Hertitage because of the past reviews. But after visiting the school, and speaking with Mrs. Nelson ( principal) and Mrs. Evans (guidance) about my concerns, I saw first hand the high level of care they have and the positive impact of their leadership on the school environment. Seeing how well my son has been welcomed in and adjusted to the S.T.E.M program makes me even more confident that he is in good hands.
Terrible school, under funded, and in need of a great deal of improvement. I've seen that discipline is no longer evident in students and is getting way out of hand. Teachers have so many disrespectful students that don't care about their education that it's hard for them to teach. The students that do want to learn and are well behaved have to deal with teachers yelling at them because the class is disruptive and not focused. Teachers try to keep classrooms under control but it's too much work to control that many teens. The advanced academics are also being limited at the school because GPA's are lowering along with test scores. Elective choices are quite limited and offer very little diverse courses for the student to choose from. Parents aren't informed early enough about anything. I've received notices 24 hours in advance and even some after the event has occurred. Students are rarely sent home with letters informing parents of upcoming events. Limited after school clubs are available to join and few sports offered. Clubs have been moved to during school at random days in the year with few meetings. Also each student can only join one and most dislike what was chosen for them.
I am in 8th grade at this school and I am ready to leave! If you want to be in contact with the school and want to know what is going on, don't go here. 6th grade was great, but then our principals left and now we have a horrible principal. The teachers are really nice (except for a few) and they actually WANT you to learn and help you. I think that I've gotten an OK education there, but the school doesn't really care about the parents. They also tell you events or call you AFTER the event happened or give you 24 hours notice that there's a parent teacher meeting or something. I could keep on going about how the school isn't exactly, well, good, but I'll keep it somewhat short. Don't go here.
This is a great school. My son has been here for one year and loves it. The Principal is serious about getting this school on the right track and I feel like the teachers and students are all working to improve themselves, the school and the image. My sons grades have improved and the teachers he had are encouraging. He is ready to try out for a sport now (7th grade). I am glad we came here and didn't listen to all the negative comments.
My child used to attend this school and I honestly wouldn't send another child there. The teachers really don't act as if they care about the students. They have completely given up on the kids. I wouldn't send my dog there....to be frank. If you are looking for an educational institution where your child can grow and learn, East Wake Middle is not the school for you.
It was nice the one year i was there. Very kind teachers, fun, and a wide variety in electives. The only thing i hated was the bus. Overcrowded and ghetto.
I just graduated from this school and it was a great school. Although it is in the getto, it has wonderful teachers. Especially the ss teacher on track 4.
Not a good school; lot's of stealing and lack of discipline. It is obvious that a lot of parents do not care how their children behave in school as witnessed by other students and teachers. The teachers do the best they can but come up short.
This is a good school like every school it has it share of issues that can be worked on but over all the teachers are caring and the Mrs. Green the counselor for 6th and 7th grade is a gem and will work very hard to help the students out in every way possible she makes the school have a very pos. image the principals is not my fav. but you have to take the good with the bad and work with what you have
Very unorganized school. Kids complain that they never get to do anything fun. If they are doing a lab and if one kid acts up instead of sending the kid to the office the whole lab is suspended and they had to start back in the book. How can they learn like that? Some kids actually want to learn so let them learn! No communication is sent home. I don't even know when the 8th grad ceremony is and they are out of school in less than a week. Doesn't leave me much time to ask off at work. My kids have only attended this school for the year and if I could do it over again they would have went somewhere else.
East Wake doesnt have enough fun programs. The teachers are not organized.
Wonderfull principal and respectfull teachers . My son has enjoyed his 6th and 7th grade in this middle school .I feel he is safe and expectations are high at this school.
well if you are a elementray schoolparent who has a kid who going to middle school next year send them to east wake its safe and great but the rules are strick i know because this is my first year at East wake.Parents dont worry aboutyour kids wont have enough time to get to their locker their will your teacher will probally let he/her get packed before the bell rings and if you have any questions about the electives let the student if your student is in the fifth grade the school will probally let the students pick the electives nothing really changes about elementary to middle Eastwake is a great school gives you more oppotunity The teachers are great.If you have a student who is having problems with school there are after school programs that will help.Eastwake encourges the student to do better and the kids do The school ofsuccess.
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