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Winston-Salem, NC
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410 Haverhill Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27127

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(336) 771-4570
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November 07, 2013
I too am a parent that has a daughter at Philo. When school first started , i was siting at a dentist appt. and an older lady just wanting to talk said hi, your son looks like he is very smart this was my 4 yr. old I said thank you, he is. Well the conversation went on and she asked where do your children go to school and i said Philo. As soon as i said that her demeanor changed. And she said i had a grandson there and plzz i ask of you to look out for your daughter, my grandson was a great student and when he entered there he did a complete u turn he went down hill. And of course i was worried but i thought i would give this school a try ... SO HERE I AM GIVING THIS SCHOOL THE WORST GRADE I CAN GIVE IT A 1 . NOT HAPPY MY DAUGHTER ALSO CHANGED AND I KNOW WHY IT'S BECAUSE OF PHILO !! PLEASE PARENTS LOOK AROUND IF YOU HAVE THE CHANCE DON'T DO WHAT I DID!! MY DAUGHTER IS MOVING SCHOOLS AS I AM TYPING THIS :)

- submitted by a parent

October 02, 2013
i agree with the parents i went to this school and was bullied non stop. i even got pushed down steps. a few adults there that were good but most was very bad. do not go to this school

- submitted by a community member

February 05, 2013
I too am a parent of a student at this school. My daughter has not bought home any homework since she started there in Novemeber 2012. The first point of contact is of course the receptionist, who is very rude. The stories I have heard about the teacher student interaction is horrifying. Parents have a responsibility as well to make sure not only that the teachers are doing what they need to be doing but to make sure their child is behaving and that they know you will be there.

- submitted by a parent

October 17, 2012
Im not really sure what to say about this school. All I have heard is that this school is no good, it is a bad school. This is my son's first year there and he seems to be doing fine. He does come home daily almost and says "mom there was another fight today". This has been said dince the first day of school. He was afraid to go there because of what everyone was saying about that school. He is doing fine there for now. He doesn't have much homework though, this may be why this school has such low ratings county wide???? As for the staff His homeroom teacher did not make a very good impression at open house. No introduction, no hi how are you, here is what you need nothing. I have had to call the office a few times to let them know that he hasn't returned his Wednesday folder to his teacher and they got mouthy with me telling me it is MY responsibility to talk to him about being responsible with returning his things to school. I know I have a responsibility but they do too. It goes both ways. PARENTS and TEACHERS have to WORK TOGETHER.. Just still not sure about this one???!!

- submitted by a parent

March 29, 2011
Who rates these schools? My son was in this school for two days and I pulled him out.

- submitted by a parent

December 30, 2010
The faculty and staff at PHILO MAGNET ACADEMY are working hard to give the students a rewarding educational experience. Now into the 4th year of the magnet program and the leadership of principal Hairston, the school has made a wonderful turnaround. The students are proud to know that they are part of a school that's been awarded by the district as showing the most growth for their math scores! This comes from motivated teachers and a hard working support staff. There are many more good things that are happening at Philo like the global monthly themes, Toyota Tapestry Grant for Science, technology enhanced classrooms, & the Chinese language program just to name a few.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
March 19, 2010
Philo is an really wonderful school. I absolutely respect every single one of their teachers and staff. most importantly, Ms.Kornegay . sHe is the best acclerated math teacher I have ever gotten to know.

- submitted by a student

July 13, 2009
The staff at Philo has been put in a ridiculous situation by the district. The school has been deemed the designated ESL middle school for the district yet receives no additional support from Central Office. Despite an obvious agenda to get the school eventually shut down, the teachers and staff at Philo give their hearts and souls to the children they teach each and every day. Unlike a school like Jefferson Middle where students are already self-motivated, the staff at Philo works hard to bridge the gaps between race and socioeconomic status to really help and try to inspire its students who come from difficult backgrounds. Nowhere else in Forsyth County will you find real teachers in the trenches fighting for children that the district is intentionally trying to leave behind. For anyone who wants to see what a real teacher looks like, I implore them to visit Philo.

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
April 03, 2008
I have a child at Philo and I am very disgusted and quite frankly disappointed in the teachings and the staff. Philo is horrible the staff is very unprofessional and they do not know how to respect the students. I beleive that they belittle and degrade the students because of the location of the school and the sterotyped of students that attend Philo. My child was incorrectly assisgned there and it has been a nightmare! My hats off to Dt Detrude/Barkley they are working on turning the school around and boosting the morale. Children need to know that respect begets respect. I don't feel this is shown by adults at Philo. I will continue to pray for these children at Philo. Because I am a voice for my child and for the other kids as well! They need to be encouraged as well. I challenge the staff to try that!

- submitted by a parent
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Philo Middle
410 Haverhill Street, Winston-Salem, NC  27127
(336) 771-4570
Last modified Philo Middle is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Philo Middle Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 12 reviews. Top