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6-8
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Raleigh, NC
Students enrolled: 1,084

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5200 Dillard Drive
Raleigh, NC 27606

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(919) 233-4228
(919) 854-1615
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November 20, 2014
My family and I relocated from New Jersey to Cary for my work. I think it is important for people relocating to know of this school. Students have been trying to steal from my daughter multiple times. My daughter tells me she sees children smoke right outside the building and use fowl language constantly. We requested a transfer to Apex but have been denied. My daughter just has this year to finish out then high school. My son will not be going to this school. I would avoid this school if possible.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2014
The teachers have a genuine care and concern for their students. The academically gifted program teacher wants your child to be challenged to their appropriate level. There are many terrific electives offered here that are not at neighboring schools.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2014
I thought this school was the worst school ever. My child was bullied the whole time there and the teacher did nothing my child decided she wanted to come home and hurt herself. The teachers protected the bullies. I dont recommend no-one to send there child to ddms.. we got a new principal that makes 90,000 and she couldn't do nothing to help those kids the teachers dont care anyway. I very disappointed with this school and my kids will not be back. To the staff ,administration and the principal thank you for letting my child feel like she couldn't come to you when she really needed you.. Thank you for letting the bullies know it was ok to bully kids yall did an awesome job!!

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2014
Horrible staff, horrible students, horrible education, horrible school, horrible overall. I do not recommend this school for anybody.

- submitted by a community member
April 08, 2014
My school is absolutely the worst school ever. I was bullied and then when I got jumped the girl got iss. She continued to bother me after this, so I fought her and I got suspended. Like how is that even okay? If you put your kid in this school, you are the worst parent ever.

- submitted by a community member
December 27, 2013
Not pleased with this school. Haven't had a parent teacher conference since arriving at this school last year. Some teachers go above and beyond to help with student issues while others never respond to parent emails. Enrolled students in online math courses without discussing with parents or students prior to enrollment. Administration not responding to bullying appropriately - not listening to students who are being bullied and/or punishing students who are the victims of bullying.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2013
Terrible school. I wad bullied every day, and the administrators protected the bullies! A kid tried to hurt me after I told him to stop messing with me. He proceeded to pound on me as I held my arms up in useless defense. The kid and I got the same 'punishment'. I dreaded going there every day, and the stress even caused medical problems. Better School in the Area: East Cary Middle School

- submitted by a community member
May 06, 2012
My son has had a good year at Dillard. We have been very pleased with his teachers. The communication has been excellent and the support when there were any issues, very reassuring. My son looks forward to school each day. There are no perfect schools, and Dillard is no exception, but our experience has only been positive.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2011
This school is AWEFUL!!! Our daughter was there for her 6th grade year and we had to transfer her out because of BULLYING!! She was being bullied everyday and the problem was when we brought it to the principals attention* he pretty much defended the bullies!!!! They cater to the bullies and give them treats to make them behave but obviously it doesn't work.. Students are out of control- our daughter was kicked and slapped! We were very unhappy with this school and would not recommend anyone sending their child there!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2011
HORRID!!!! what the jell-o! oh my gosh! That school is just horrid!!!! Absolutely HORRID!!!! GOSH!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a teacher
June 29, 2011
I personally do not think this is a good school. We allowed our daughter attend her 8th grade year before going on to high school. Prior to this year, she was in private school. We made a huge mistake in selecting this school. Her teachers did not challenge her, or really educate her for that matter. When we brought this to the administrations attention, they did nothing except talk about the accomplishments of the teachers. I wasn't concerned with their credentials at that point, considering they were doing nothing for my child. One teacher had absolutely no control over her classroom. When I went in to meet with her; she literally cried at the end of her class and complained about how unruly and behind they were. I witnessed some of class and its not the students fault. This teacher had no boundaries for them. They were allowed to walk around, in/out, and socialized as they pleased. She stood in front of the room and dictated what they should've learned in their reading assignment that she had just assigned and gave a few minutes for them to read while she looked around and said nothing to those moving about and talked. My daughter learned nothing while at this school.

- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2011
I really respect this school and most of its staff. They really have no control of the situation. Principal (cant say name) notices the smallest of problems. I got ASD (After School Detention) after someone ELSE carved my name in a desk, and they admitted it. I got detention because It was MY name. Then they miss people T'Ping the school. They went into lockdown because of a PRANK. Violence, is a HUGE problem. They attempt to fix these problems with awards for 'behavior'. 'Tickets' are given out for this but I'm a A-B student and I've been to none of these, and a kid who gets ASD once a month has been to all of the rewards. Now students photocopy counterfeit tickets and they are valued around $3 a page now, and really, The teachers do know about this, but cant proove that a student has done this. Also, Teachers are very tough on students. My typical night of homework is about 5 pages +. Beleive me I enjoy this school, just wish that they worked harder to make students behave. Me and my freinds are bullyed way too much. Not fighting, just really, It is very hard NOT to get in trouble unless you do somthing that is supposed to get you in trouble that is very common. Go figure.

- submitted by a community member
March 16, 2011
I substitute at this school often. the kids are good. the administration is so helpful. All the teachers are cordial and thank me for coming. It is one of the best schools in which to substitute.

- submitted by a community member
April 23, 2010
My daughter is an 8th grader at Dillard. Although we have not had a bad experience in any year, I will say the new principal has moved things in a positive direction this year. We have chosen to send our sixth grader here, even though she did get into a good magnet option. I am pleased with the teachers and new principal.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2010
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- submitted by a student
December 11, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2009
My daughter attended school at DDMS. We removed her and put her in private school for multiple reasons. The primary reason was she is an academically gifted child and was not being challenged. Secondary reasons include: school violence, lack of guidance support, general lack of caring by teachers, staff, and principals. We moved to North Carolina and have been so disappointed with Wake County Public Schools. My advice: If you can afford private do it or consider home school.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2009
Dillard Drive Middle is a fantastic school the teachers teach great!!! the school is not that violent either,the only reason people may think so is because people spread bad comments that aren't true because they don't like the school (bad students mostly).the 8th graders of the 2008-2009 are mainly the people who mess things up.they think they rule the school and can beat every one up.but since this year there's a new Principal this year i am confident in him to fixing the flaws of the school

- submitted by a student
no rating July 25, 2009
This school isn't that bad. I mean the teachers are nice and teach us well. It is not that violent either, but when something bad happens it makes it to all the media. Therefore lots of people have a bad image about it. However, I feel that it is a great school and that the staff is doing great.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 02, 2009
i go to this school and so far its pretty good but alot of violence i dont know why and parents its not the principle or staff or teachers fault they try their best and look foward to let the child do their best at school but its mostly parents fault because it depends if you care about your child how they act at home if you spend time with them . What im saying is that dont blame the school staff, principle, and teachers there all great.

- submitted by a student
October 21, 2008
I am a student at this school in the sixth grade and i think the teachers are nice and everything, but ms. Abroms (principal) is out of control! plus, i am scared by the eighth graders. Plus, it has a lot of violence.

- submitted by a student
September 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 10, 2008
Horrible, horrible, horrible. Principal has no control, nor does she care. Real hands off. 7th grade horrible. Took my child out for private school.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2008
Kudos to Ms. Abron and her staff. My son continues to soar at Dillard. I look forward to my younger child attending this school year.

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2008
I have had two sons go through Dillard with the last one in 8th grade this year. I can say that the new principal is not nearly as good as her previous peer and the school would benefit from a change in leadership. However the teachers who are there are good teachers and care about thier students. Dillard provided a solid education that allowed my older son to thrive in HS and get into NCSU. In fact in my neighborhood we have students who went to Dillard and got into West Point, UNC and NCSU. So they are doing something right. The sports program there is good with several club teams to go with the standard sports including Baseball and Lacrosse. Over all a good school that provides a solid base education to prepare your children for HS and beyond.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2008
I go to this school and I really love it! Sixth grade was my absolute favorite because my teachers were great and really helped me get a good start in middle school. The teachers here help us review for EOG's and they want us to pass, get an education, and be successfull. We are NOT set up to fail! If a student doesn't want to participate or do the work, then they probably won't do well. It's not the teacher or schools' fault. It might be the parents falt! Some of the parent reviews I read were parents who don't even consider that it's their fault and they should be keeping up with what's going on at Dillard. And trust me, they do send notifications and everything. So, keep up the good work Dillard! I really love this school!

- submitted by a student
April 18, 2008
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- submitted by a student
March 20, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 15, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating December 07, 2007
Okay, I go to this school and even though lately it hasn't been safe for all of us, it's still a great school! The teachers really try to help us get a good education but some kids just can't stay out of trouble and it affects the rest of us here. My only hope is that we can become a safer school for all the great students here. But keep up the good work Dillard! Thanks! Oh and the parent who posted the last review, I think you're over exaggerating way too much! We are not set up to fail. Only if the student decides they don't want to do any of the work and not participate will they most likely fail.

- submitted by a student
December 07, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
December 06, 2007
I am SO disappointed with DDMS. Having children in other Wake County schools since 1992, we have never experienced such a high level of lack of support. Leadership begins at the top and DDMS doesn't have it. There is absolutely no communication. We do not stay informed. No news letters or notices, no voice messages with reminders (dances, early release, etc). There was a lockdown last week, we still do not know why. My sons HS communicates frequently. There's no recess for these children, even 10 minutes of social time is off limits. I have addressed this, but turned down. As a previous post stated'the children are set up to fail.' How true!

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2007
Magnificent school. Great staff. My son loves it here.

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2006
Under the leadership of Dr. Judy Munn, this school Was exceptional. However, the new principal is very uninvolved and uninterested in the quality of education. Most of the teachers hired by Dr. Munn have fled to find better leadership at other schools.

- submitted by a teacher
January 11, 2006
Very disappointing. Students are set up to fail. No effort given to try to get kids to succeed and want to continue education, they are shot down and not even given the opportunity. The faculty seems to have resided to they won't get anywhere and aren't doing anything to promote success.

- submitted by a parent
July 26, 2005
Let me just start off and tell you that this is an awesome school. My past teachers were truly amazing and a big thanks goes out to them. I am also on the Dillard Football Team. I love it. My coaches are there for us and I never stop learning anything out there on the field. So thanks to all of you guys for everything. I would also like to say that the environment is great. The staff is always friendly and it's just an amazing place to be.

- submitted by a student
April 15, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
February 13, 2005
This is the worst school i have ever been to i hate my child goin to this school!

- submitted by a staff
January 22, 2005
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- submitted by a student
November 14, 2004
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- submitted by a student
July 09, 2004
Dillard Drive is simply outstanding. The effort by the teachers and administration to improve and achieve excellence should be rewarded.

- submitted by a parent
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Dillard Drive Middle
5200 Dillard Drive, Raleigh, NC  27606
(919) 233-4228
Last modified Dillard Drive 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.
Dillard Drive Middle Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top