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500 Ellis Ln
West Chester, PA 19380

(484) 266-2900
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September 03, 2015
This school is not only terrible but unbelievably terrible. I can not say yet about the teachers or other staff, but the staff who is doing the registration is very slow. The school that my kids previously attended got sudden closure just a week before the school year began .While my oldest and youngest boy could start high school and elementary school at the first and second day, the staff at Fugett did not respond well. The phone calls I made to the school did not return quick enough. We have been to Texas, North Carolina, and NY. Every single school I went to register my kids always respond so fast so the kids do not lose their school days. I think it is common sense that kids should not miss their school days and every single day counts. Even when we arrive late after moving to another state, I am used to my kids being able to attend school the same day or the next day after I turned in the registration document. Fugett is promoting truancy by delaying the registration process, and even after the process is done they did not tell to come straight away instead we were told to come next week which I declined. When my kid could finally start his first day at Fugett, we arrived 10 minutes early before our appointment with the guidance counselor which is 20 mins before the school hours start. My kid was so nervous . It is his first day at middle school. The guidance counselor showed up late after the bell, and he did not say hi or good morning, neither he cared to ask what my boy's name is. I become unsure that this is a right place to educate children I think even our budget is tight, I have to start looking for a middle school somewhere else where my kid would be respected . All of these happenings make me think my kid will have terrible time at Fugett..

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June 22, 2014
My second child is currently going through Fugett Middle School and we are very pleased with the Principal, who really takes the time to get to know his students, and the teachers who really care to have the student be the best that they can be. Am very pleased with how things are handled.

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February 27, 2013
We moved to West Chester recently. The school and staff have been extremely attentive to my 6th grader, helping him adjust both socially and academically. We came from the suburbs of Boston and my son has an IEP. The school was very cooperative and helpful in transitioning all my son to a revised IEP. He is loving the school and we have been very pleased with all aspects of his experience at Fugett.

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September 28, 2009
i think this school is by far wonderfull no matter what you say. i am a student there so i think i would know how great it is.

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December 30, 2008
I think Fugett has great teachers. My mother has complained though about making contact with the guidance counsualors. Some teachers aren't teaching on the right level though and should be teaching higher level courses. I'm on the honor roll and teachers contribute that in helping before and after school in most cases.

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March 02, 2007
I am disappointed in this school. Only one or two teachers at the most respond to your questions. Each marking period my sons grades have gone down. I have tried to keep up with the teachers via e-mail because I have to work full time for a living! But, I am ignored!I am very frustrated with this school and most of the teachers. I am considering moving to place my child in a different school.

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March 04, 2006
All three of my children have gone through Fugett Middle School. There are basic classes and honor classes. The studetns in honors classes seem to get the better classes. The students are very aware of what track they are in. There are a number of extracurricular activities especially in sports and band. I am disappointed in the music chorus and art classes at Fugett. There doesn't seem to be a lot of homework at this school. There is an active PTO at Fugett.

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February 23, 2004
For a well funded district, this school is far below minimal expectations in its large class sizes, lack of teacher competency and high complacency in administration.

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J R Fugett Middle School
500 Ellis Ln, West Chester, PA  19380
(484) 266-2900
Last modified J R Fugett Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
J R Fugett Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top