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6-8
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Raleigh, NC
Students enrolled: 516

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301 South Person Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

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(919) 664-5737
(919) 856-8194
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November 05, 2014
Our experience with Moore Square has been fantastic. The communication has been the best we have experienced. From communicating at the beginning of the year all of the school events and key dates so that busy parents can plan ahead to attend (much appreciated!), the weekly reminders and regular updates on student progress. Our children are being challenged and the communication with teachers and staff has been the great. We have also found the teachers and administration to be energized and engaged. So glad we made the move to Moore Square. There are great things happening there!

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2014
We are almost 1/4 of the way into the 6th grade and so far we are very happy with MSM. One thing they do is they provide you with grades every 3 weeks so you never have to guess how your child is doing or find out they are behind when it is too late. They also allow a student to resubmit work if they feel it isn't done at the level your child is capable of. The teachers, overall, are organized. A couple of times there have been grading issue that I don't agree with (for example, grading how well you can hit a volleyball, not everyone is as skilled as others in sports) but there are so many other grades to offset those that I don't agree with, I let it go. I really like Dr. Bass, the principal, he seems to have his act together and I like all the electives they offer at the school.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2014
i love Moore square it's one of the best ever middle school ever. they have good staff in there all teachers are kind with their student that is one of the best middle ever. :)

- submitted by a community member
March 23, 2014
Thoroughly pleased with our exprience so far. Ms Mandora is engaging and Ms Noa is one point 105% of the time. More importantly, most of the teachers have been great. I'm thankful!

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2014
My daughter is a sixth grader and her experience has been exceptional at MSMS. Dr. Bass and Mrs. Mondora are great leaders. Her teachers on the whole have been great to work with and she loves going to school almost everyday! I highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2014
HIDDEN GEM! My son transferred to the Square in seventh grade from out of state. I have not enough words to describe the impact his time at the Square has had on him. The administrators, staff, & teachers are exceptional. My son has evolved from a shy, quiet follower to a confident, caring leader. The staff know him by name and address him with kindness & respect. This year the magnet theme has changed to GT/AG. The opportunities are endless. As for academic, his testing speaks for itself. He scored 4 on all 7th grade EOGs. On the ACT explore testing 99% of the kids in the US who took the test scored below him. Thank you Moore Square!!

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2013
I have a son that attended this school from 2009-2012. He claims he did NOT like any of the teachers, they were overall horrible & disrespectful to the students. He pointed out various instances where the teachers would make students cry or run out of the classroom due to feeling so humiliated. My son is a very quiet well behaved child so he says he sat in disbelief & in shock compared to how he was raised & with how the staff had little to no control over their students. Now he's at Sanderson High School, doing very well & extremely happy. My son kept A LOT about this school quiet from me until now, where he has experienced more, become out spoken & experienced better schools.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
This has been a great 3 weeks, after transitiating from elementary!! Glad we chose the Square!!

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
My son was at M2M3 last year. He was extremely sad to leave this school. He had great teachers and made good friends. He had all the support he needed to be sucessful and is now taking all honor classes in high school. My daughter is an AG student. She has thrived at Moore Square. The location is great. The staff is supportive. I recommend this school very highly.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2013
This is our second year at Moore Square and we LOVE THIS SCHOOL!!! I love having our son in a smaller middle school, as it has helped his adjustment to middle school so much. The staff learn the students so quickly, and they are so accessible to the parents. Can't wait to send our second child here.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2011
I strongly disagree with the negative comments made about the school as a whole. After conducting a two-year search for the best-fit school for my son to attend I was thrilled when he was selected to attend Moore Square. Coming from a very poorly run elementray school I consider the responsive staff (both teachers and administrators) a blessing. My son is in his first year and loves it, he is enthused about the assignments, outings and activities. Additionally, I find the weekly telephone messages from the principal invaluable. Speaking as the parent of a high functioning autistic I couldn't ask for a more supportive and encouraging environment.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2010
Staff is great, they offer a supportive and challenging environment for the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2010
hands on; teachers are great; not alot of homework so we can have more family time which i feel is very important

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 05, 2010
2009-2010 has been my girls first year at M2M3. And I am sad to say that i have been very disappointed with the school, students and staff. They will not return ever!!!!

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March 24, 2010
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June 11, 2009
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January 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2009
As one of the many 'former' teachers of the Moore Square experience I would highly recommend anyone who is considering placing their child in this school to visit it first. And please visit it while school is in session. Notice the class changes and lunchroom atmosphere. I was there for many grueling years and it never got any less painful to walk through those doors each morning. It was a very hostile learning environment to say the least. The teachers were great. Unfortunately they were not treated with much respect. Administration was present at best but not effective nor supportive. I saw many parents remove their kids throughout my years there and I never once blamed them. Do your homework on this school before you sign up. You'll thank yourself.

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December 05, 2008
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November 14, 2008
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March 26, 2008
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February 07, 2008
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- submitted by a community member
December 05, 2006
This is our third & final year at Moore Square. Our student has done well academically. The school has good points: dedicated, National Board Certified professional teachers who challenge students; afterschool clubs such as Strings,Drama and Beta club. Intramural sports, too. That said, the school has real problems. Many daily influences are bad. Our student's siblings will not enroll here. Core problems, I believe, are related to the troubled home lives of the school's base population, which bleed into the school. Discipline and behavior have been continual problems since Day No. 1. When accessible, administration is unresponsive. Conversation doesn't bring positive change. PTA hasn't helped. School is beautiful, great location. But bricks don't make great schools. Meaningful changes need to happen in order for Moore Square to realize its promise and remain a magnet school.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2005
Im sorry but i beg to differ with the recent comment, this is an actual student from Moore Square, you want to know the real truth about this school? it is corrupt and the teachers cant take care of the students, they are disrespectful towards the staff and the students. This school may look nice on the outside but in the inside its bad, dont judge a book by its cover. sure the after-school activities are fine, but is it really worth all the bad influence? and I've had many racist comments said towards me and I'm tired of all the bad things going on.

- submitted by a student
February 03, 2005
My child is in their third year at this school, loves it, and is a straight A student. Liaison with museums, government offices and businesses in the school's downtown neighborhood is highly enriching.I have heard mixed views about teacher quality; all of my child's teachers have been good, some have been truly outstanding. Drama program and after-school drama club has been very important to my child; they performed a highly original work this winter, written by the teacher and developed through improvisation by the students; it was very entertaining and thought-provoking; impressive. I have witnessed some 'non-compliance' by students, and consider teacher-applied discipline too lax on a couple of occasions; however, I cannot say if the behaviour I saw was general, or a result of occasional high spirits. Counselling team is responsive,sensitive, very professional. Facility is absolutely beautiful. No inter-school sports, (not a requirement for us, but essential for some).

- submitted by a parent
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Moore Square Museum Magnet Mid
301 South Person Street, Raleigh, NC  27601
(919) 664-5737
Last modified Moore Square Museum Magnet Mid is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Moore Square Museum Magnet Mid Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top