Students enrolled 660
Hours no info
School leader Ms Sherry Barnette
Transportation options Yes
District Buncombe County Schools
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51 North Buncombe School Road
Weaverville, NC 28787

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(828) 645-7944
(828) 645-2509
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2 stars
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January 30, 2014
NBMS is on a rapid decline. Students are out of control and disrespectful to teachers and staff. Teachers receive little or no support from administration in correcting discipline problems. Teachers send students to the office with a discipline referral, only to have the student returned to class, after a "talk" with administration. I have seen students returned to class laughing at the teacher. In one case this was after cursing a teacher in front of the class. Many more serious problems go ignored, or are swept under the rug. There are some very talented teachers at this school, but they are given little respect. Incompetence is often overlooked, if not rewarded. Many seasoned teachers have left, and of those that remain, many are scrambling to get out. This lack of discipline, and lack of respect for staff by administration is having an effect. Just look at the declining test scores over the last three years! What is happening at this school is a travesty. Don't send your kids here. If your kids are already here, demand that things change, if you want them to learn. May God bless all of the ones that are trying to make a difference!

- submitted by a teacher
June 01, 2013
Worst school in the whole of NC. My daughter has been bullied by students and staff. The principal does absolutely nothing about the issues in the school. I refuse to allow my daughter to ever go back there.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2013
My student is a gifted student. Does very well academically in any setting. Though they do well academically, what occurs around them is deplorable. I was shocked at the difference from the North Windy Ridge environment to the Middle School. The fighting that occurs between students is out of control. The students are verbally and physically bullying one another. Drugs are in the school. It is a sink or swim environment. Even if your student is a hard worker and wants to do well, the teachers are so busy dealing with "problems" that teaching is an afterthought. It becomes sink or swim.

- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2012
My son was bullied for two years at NBMS. We spoke with school administration each and every time. They did listen but the bullying continued with little repercussion. Drug use, specifically chewing tobacco, is rampant. Incidents occurred in the restroom and often in the gym which demonstrated a lack of supervision, security and safety. In fairness, my child had a terrific teaching team for his 8th grade year.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2010
Both of my children went to MBMS. It is one of the worst schools in the county. They have a cute slogan about NBMS - No bullying at my school. This is the biggest joke in the world. It is commonplace - especially by a few of the teachers! There are very few teachers that are even on par to do dog training. The administration is dismal at best. The best thing I can say is they got thru it & are now in the high school - which is a good one. If you have any other options for middle school - take them & then come back to the high school.

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April 22, 2008
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North Buncombe Middle
51 North Buncombe School Road, Weaverville, NC  28787
(828) 645-7944
Last modified North Buncombe Middle is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
North Buncombe Middle Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 7 reviews.