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1800 South Main Street
Wake Forest, NC 27587

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(919) 554-8440
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April 29, 2015
As a student of WFMS, I want to say that I am VERY unsatisfied with this school. A vast majority of the staff are very rude and disrespectful to the children attending the school. The teachers have a 'no-care' attitude and get very frustrated when a child who has a hard time learning and often yells at them. I remember a point a few days ago where I made a simple mistake, our papers were passed out and she said to the entire class, as loud as she could, "IT'S HIS FAULT THAT I PASSED OUT THE WRONG PAPERS.", even considering that the whole pile said the number of a different class. Also, the teachers are totally disinterested in helping people's grade. Don't get me wrong, there are some good teachers but that won't make me give a higher rating. And just realize that the higher ratings were years ago, now the vast majority of the reviews now are lower. Just thought I would add to it. I could rant more but my fingers are bleeding so I won't.

- submitted by a community member

March 04, 2015
The school is run okay and info is shared quickly but it lacks a whole ton of everything.

- submitted by a community member

June 19, 2013
I have to say I was very concerned when I learned that my son did not get into Heritage Middle. We have been here two years now and I am very happy with the school. They have made several changes to the curriculum for advanced students. Next year my son will be taking an online class for high school credit. His teachers are fair and consistent. All of my son's progress is noted in SPAN and I have the ability to review the course syllabus online. Definitely better than expected.

- submitted by a parent

January 17, 2012
I am very impressed with the quality of education given at this school and the dedication of the teachers. I feel that my child is safe and well taken care of.

- submitted by a parent

January 17, 2012
We love this school, the teachers are great, the community is like a family. I just wish that we lived a little closer. The teachers and administration provide strong bridges to home and as a result our children are successful.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2011
awesome very good scholl have partys its a very awesom school an imma student cool fun nice dat the words to describe

- submitted by a community member

August 22, 2011
When we moved here in 2005, there was an article in the local paper that stated WFRMS violence rating was the worst in the whole Wake County system. This was my assigned school and in 2 years i would be sending 2 daughters to the school. To say i was concerned was an understatement. BUT the school has a no tolerence system, which means ALL incidents are dealt with and reported, students have been reassigned so many times, that it is not the same students in the school, AND, MOST IMPORTANTLY, my honor roll kids have received a FANTASTIC education!!!! Teachers are superb, challenging, and we cannot be more pleased as parents. It's all about expectations folks - and living in an imperfect world includes imperfect schools. Make the best of it and doing one's best and getting along with other's are the same code of behavior that works in most of life's situations.

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2011
we moved in the middle of the year from a smaller county and since my son has ADD I was scared he would be lost in WFRMS but the teachers have made sure that he is on track, and his grades have never been better! The staff is very friendly and the counselors seeem to always be there to answer questions. I am very proud that my son has been a cougar!

- submitted by a parent

March 29, 2011
I am a former student of wfrms. I moved there from another state in my 8th grade year. I like the people of the school real well but the staff was horrific. The teachers would have conversations in the hall way during class when we should have been learning Nd the principles were just pathetic. "patchy" Jacobs is quite a rude man who accused myself of selling xtascy in 8th grade because he saw me on camera tKing my medicine at the fountain and said I was distributing "x" to other students. I'm sorry but I didn't even know what xtascy was in 8th grads. After my two week suspension, the day I came back I withdrew from the school and came back to where I moved from. Very sad school to send your children to. Just consider yourself warned

- submitted by a community member

February 15, 2011
I have had so many problems with this school. My son (6th)was seriously bullied, the teacher was not in the classroom, but was in the hall socializing with other teachers (during class time). The school officer is unenvolved or supportive. My son says he sits in the office all day and sure enough when I went to speak with the principle the officer sat in the office the enitre time I was there (45 min). My sons interest in school has seriously been slacking this year. The teachers are down right rude to the students!! The things I hear about that go on there are horrible!! We will not be attending this school any longer!

- submitted by a parent

August 05, 2010
Wake Forest-Rolesville Middle is ran poorly and was the worse school my daughter has ever attended. The environment is so horrific that I pulled my child out as soon as possible which was before the next school year after all the drama and disrespect she faced in her 7th grade year. The last straw was when I had to go to the school after someone stole her lunch # and she was the one questioned and called a liar but the girl that stole her lunch # was not questioned and at this point my daughter had already been at the school eating lunch for 6 months. What got me was the girl and my daughter looked nothing at all alike but I guess to them we all look alike, huh? At that point I lost it on them. She is now doing very well at Heritage Middle!

- submitted by a parent

June 05, 2010
This has been my son's first year at this school and he has struggled the entire year due to ADHD and learning disabilities. The school keeps trying to push off testing and giving our son the help he needs and deserves to be successful in school, despite federal guidelines in place that mandate testing. The school administration has been cold and concerned mainly with their budget and less about students needs. On a bright note, his teachers this year have been great and have done a great deal to work with him, but they are hog-tied a bit in what they are capable of doing for him due to the higher ups. I do not feel our son will ever get what he needs from this school, even if there is any success to our fight to get the testing and IEP he needs - not a school for special needs

- submitted by a parent

June 01, 2010
My child has had a wonderful year at WFRMS. The teachers (Dolphins team) just loved her and she loved them! They were all so supportive when she needed help and were the first to praise her when she did well! Although the PTA is going thru some tough times...the new PTA for the 2010-2011 is going to be fantastic! Im looking forward to helping out more and feel that my child is getting a very good education. So many Jr Highs are experiencing tough times w/high enrollment, pre-teen attitudes, etc. but I feel the staff at WFRMS is addressing these issues as well as they can. I feel my child is safe & well taken care of there.

- submitted by a parent

February 18, 2010
As a former teacher at WFRMS, I can honestly say that it is a terrible environment for both faculty and students. The leadership is deplorable, parents involvement is non-existent, and the academic bar is set so low that teachers are basically told that they are not allowed to retain any students. IEPs are not followed, there is no teacher union, and I would home-school my own child before sending them to WFRMS.

- submitted by a teacher

September 26, 2009
Great school. The teachers support all students and work very hard to insure all children are successful.

- submitted by a parent

July 24, 2009
I have high regards for this school. My son just moved here from another country and he not only enjoyed his first year in WFRHS but he excelled in both academics and orchestra. The teachers have been wonderful and we get informational updates from phone calls and the website. To those parents who have criticized the school, bear in mind that schools can only give and do so much, it is up to the student to take advantage of what the school can offer.

- submitted by a parent

July 10, 2009
I have found that this school is a bit 'unfriendly' in regards to parent school involvement. The school comes across to me as disorganized and lacking in proper leadership. Having my child at the school caused me to be concerned in respect to how much I noticed that the students were actually getting away with. Discipline lacked at the school and the day my child left and moved up to the high school was one of the best days of my child's academic career. I have found at times the principal (Elaine Hanzer) was unable to be reached and seemed to have other things on her mind other than the student's best interest. If your child is made to go to Wake Forest Rolesville Middle School, I wish you the very best!

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2009
Most of the teachers my son had were knowledgeable and caring. I always knew what was going on in the school thanks to an automated messaging system that calls the home with the principal of the school leaving a detailed message about upcoming events and important information. The one thing I feel the school needs is a more proactive approach to bullying and fighting. My child, and the children of some of my friends, experienced constant, daily picking from students using profanity that I cannot post. I would like to see behavior specialist posted in the hallways during all transition times, and severe consequences for bullying.

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2007
I am happy to say this school has improved. I have seen dedicated efforts by the principal, teachers, and staff to address the shortcomings faced by all public schools in Wake County with its rapid growth. The basics subjects are covered well, and there are many electives to choose from, including the arts.

- submitted by a parent

January 02, 2007
I am a student at Wake Forest Rolesville Middle School in the 6th grade. This school could use some updating since it's so old but it's very big and there are great outdoor spaces. When 8th grade is switching periods there is alot of cussing in the hall ways and that could be improved. But the teachers are very nice and the principals are nice too. Our school is very high in academics. This is a wonderful school and any kid would enjoy it.

- submitted by a student

December 08, 2006
I moved here from NY a year ago and I am disappointed with this school. I believe this school has more than its share of unruley students. I do believe a stronger supervision presence in the halls may alleviate some of the unnecessary activity between classes.

- submitted by a parent

October 04, 2006
Other schools have issues with textbooks too! This is NOT the only school with 30+ students in the classroom.. this is a county wide problem in high growth areas such as outs. This is a good school. Rules are in place to ensure student safety and student accountability. Academics are as strong as anywhere. The teacher/adm. are caring and well seasoned professionals. Maybe you should talk to your child's bus driver regarding conduct issues and stop blaming the SCHOOL. Trust me.. the school across the street isn't full of little darlings either.

- submitted by a parent

June 19, 2005
This school could use some improvements, sometimes teachers are very cold to the my peers and my self and sometimes seem uncaring. I must however say the school is not a bad school, but I could not say it is one of the best. I am involved in the dramatics program, and it is nearly forgotten. As is many other electives. Sports and band are the main focus for this school. Parents are involved somewhat but nothing of great significance. I am not not crazy about school, but I don`t hate it. I must say however the school does take great care of us, they take secuirty very seriously. I feel safe at school. I just wish I felt as strongly about my happiness there.

- submitted by a student
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Wake Forest Middle School
1800 South Main Street, Wake Forest, NC  27587
(919) 554-8440
Last modified Wake Forest Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Wake Forest Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top