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Moore Square Museum Magnet Mid 5

Posted December 30, 2015
- a parent
We are a family that has been very involved with our child's education and tend to be very involved in school volunteering and getting to know the administration. We enrolled our child at Moore Square AIG/GT Magnet School after comparing our options at other AIG/GT magnets, our extremely large neighborhood school and charter schools. We believe we made the right decision and are so happy we chose the Square. Transitioning to middle school was a breeze for our child. Many things contributed to our decision and her easy transition. First, the AIG/GT magnet program with its core classes and elective offerings were of primary importance. All students benefit, especially at this age, from diverse offerings. They may love science or math or social sciences, but at this school they can relate those passions into electives that actually implement those core subjects. You might have chess, Genetics, Military History, Battle of the Books, drama, and on and on. This is where future interests and possible career paths can take shape. Also, students in the AIG program here are grouped in their Core Classes with other AIG or high-performing students. So if identified in math, they get AIG Science. For Language Arts, they also get AIG Social Studies. Four full classes per day of AIG instruction--no pull-out. Second, the intimate size of 450 affects everything in a positive way: class size, carpool time, communication with teachers and administration, behavior issues, getting additional help if needed. Students and parents can feel part of the community and not a number. Third, the location is fantastic. Downtown is thriving and the students partake in walking field trips to the performing arts center, history and science museums, corporations and community gardens. The size of the school is easy for middle schoolers to get around and it feels like home very quickly. Athletics are joint with Ligon, so students try out and play on Ligon's teams, which is about a mile away and an activity bus transports them. The fact that students here come from all over the Triangle is a testament to its desirability. Students are getting the atmosphere of a private school at a WCPSS school. Dr. Jordan, the fantastic new principal, is on a mission to take Moore Square to the next level. Book a tour, look at the school and imagine your child thriving there.

Moore Square Museum Magnet Mid 5

Posted November 19, 2015
- a parent
We are at Moore square this year. Have a sixth grade boy who is AIG and young. We wanted a smaller school so that he wouldn't be lost in the shuffle. We love Moore Square! The teachers are so supportive and great with the kids. They are super dedicated and he has learned so much already. There have been a few fights mostly girl fights but I think that is mostly because it is middle school. Those were dealt with immediately and they have kids in fight do mediation before going back to class so that any conflict is really resolved. I have never heard of this anywhere else. The communication is great! Most teachers use remind for homework and they send school updates every week. The homework does not take two hours like they tell you. We were worried about that. They have changed over relatively recently to AIG Gt and I hear it's getting better every year. The electives are amazing and the kids really get what they ask for. The band is run by an amazing teacher and the kids cheer for each other in concerts when they mess up. There are a few issues with scheduling and the change over to AIG and new principal but they are making great improvements. I think it will be a top tier magnet that has a super long wait list within two years. I hope not because I like it small! My child loves it there and has many favorite teachers and he is not been a school loving child. The kids are very diverse which we love. It is not a school within a school like Ligon or carnage. My child has made friends with lots of different kids. The band concerts and honor roll awards assembly included families from all backgrounds. Everyone was there to support the kids. It was very nice. The only thing we really don't like is the busing so we drive and it's not fun! But he is doing so well it's worth it to us. Also the female PE teacher is great but the male PE teacher needs some major help. He does not like his job and it shows. We may find other problems along the way but so far so good


Moore Square Museum Magnet Mid 2

Posted October 14, 2015
- a parent
Major turnover of staff. Lots of brand new teachers with no experience. Kids sitting with subs weeks on end without instruction. Beware and look past superficial smiles.

Moore Square Museum Magnet Mid 5

Posted November 05, 2014
- a parent
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!

Moore Square Museum Magnet Mid 5

Posted September 08, 2014
- a parent
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.


Moore Square Museum Magnet Mid 5

Posted June 03, 2014
- a community member
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. :)

Moore Square Museum Magnet Mid 4

Posted March 23, 2014
- a parent
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!

Moore Square Museum Magnet Mid 5

Posted March 11, 2014
- a parent
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!!


Moore Square Museum Magnet Mid 3

Posted September 06, 2013
- a parent
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.

Moore Square Museum Magnet Mid 4

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

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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 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Moore Square Museum Magnet Mid Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top