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2700 Old Milburnie Road
Raleigh, NC 27604

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(919) 266-8500
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November 15, 2015
We moved to the area about a year ago and have been very pleased with our daughter's experience at East Wake Middle so far. She has made great friends and we are so impressed with all of her teachers. They do a great job of communicating with parents, and are challenging our daughter to think at a whole new level. Hats off to East Wake Middle!

- submitted by a parent

November 13, 2015
This is a school you will NOT want your child to attend! The teachers and staff are not adequately trained to handle simple , every day issues where students are concerned. Their idea is to do anything easy and quick to get problems out of their hair! There is little positive re - enforcement for kids and it is just your typical government establishment ( low grade and totally uncaring! ) Avoid this school even if it means having to shuffle your kids to an out of district school! I promise, it will be well worth the hassle!

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July 17, 2014
I to have found that my child was bullied very badly at this school. It is overlooked and when you call school with any issue everything is pushed under the rug, from bully issues to grade issues. I requested my child have guidance cous eking it never happened!! Very unhappy looking for new school and moving if I have to!!!

- submitted by a parent

December 18, 2013
My child was bullied badly at this school. We reported it to the school administrators several times. Nothing was ever done. When my child finally stood up to the bully, she was suspended from school for 11 days. How does that work? The bullied child gets suspended and the bully is now the victim. Thanks for your help Ms. Allen, Mr. Pope and Ms. Chapman!

- submitted by a parent

November 16, 2013
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.

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2012
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.

- submitted by a community member

April 10, 2012
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.

- submitted by a community member

July 18, 2011
My son just finished his 3 years at East Wake Middle and one in 8th grade now. It has been wonderful, the support that they recieved from the teachers is excellent! We are so lucky to have this principal she works every day and every night to make sure the students are learning. The biggest problem is the parents, their child makes it to 6th grade and they stop being involved. I would like to see the hispanic community ie the parents be more involved. Keep working hard East Wake Middle!!

- submitted by a parent

July 17, 2011
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.

- submitted by a parent
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April 08, 2010
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.

- submitted by a parent

August 09, 2009
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.

- submitted by a student

July 02, 2009
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.

- submitted by a student
no rating
September 26, 2008
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.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 26, 2008
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

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2008
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.

- submitted by a parent

July 26, 2007
Teachers show concern for students progress.

- submitted by a parent

March 06, 2007
East Wake doesnt have enough fun programs. The teachers are not organized.

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2004
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.

- submitted by a parent

October 18, 2004
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.

- submitted by a student
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East Wake Middle
2700 Old Milburnie Road, Raleigh, NC  27604
(919) 266-8500
Last modified East Wake Middle is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
East Wake Middle Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 38 reviews. Top