Horrible school. Mostly due to do lazy administration. Principal, vice principal, and many (not all) teachers show little interest in the children as far as education and especially problems that can arise. I've had children in this school for the past 10 years, it's only gotten worse.
I have had several associations with Deering Middle School and I have found it to be extremely parent friendly school. The school administration does not insist on suspension as means to distribute retribution and rather the emphasis is to keep children in school as far as possible. They are highly innovative in using extended detention instead.There are several initiatives in place to ensure safe and congenial atmosphere.
My daughter is a new student this year and she absolutly loves Deering Middle School.The only reason I give 4 stars instead of 5 is because of her math teachers.She has two in one class and from what all the kids say and my daughter all they do is yell at them.I dont think this form of teaching is healthy for a student!Some of the things they have said and done I cant belive they are even teachers.If my daughter comes home with a bad grade(again)because she didnt understand the math problem and is too scared to say anything to the teachers isnt that what they are there for?Im suprised the school allows such teachers.
I've attended not only Deering but West Warwick Public Schools my entire life. I find the views below me to be rather negative and personally believe the more a students gets involved, the more they will get out of the school experience. I had no problems for the three years I attended Deering Middle School and found myself very prepared for High School. I have now gone onto college and am doing well there too. I'm sure everyone is different but I did enjoy my years attending this school and would recommend it. As for the future, I know the school is taking measures to improve and I'm interested to see where the school will be going in future years
My child goes to Deering Middle School in West Warwick,R.I., and I find the teachers worked very well with me to do what was best for my child. I'm new in the area, coming from Cranston, I was very concerned about the school system due to what some parents had told me. I was pleasantly surprised how well we worked together and the education my child received. Keep up the good work! I believe parents have to get more involved so they can see how dedicated the principal and teachers truly are.
West wariwick schools are of the lowest quality and this is probably due to the inability of the leadership at the top to be productive. With time and the right personel in the right places there is great hope for this district but until then i find it very unappealing and apethetic.
I am very disapointed with the over all school system. My children where switched a month after school started from Coventry to West Warwick.The difference in the standards are horrific.I have found very little challenge or encouragement, much less enthusiasim for the students or their educatin. My daughter has no books,and very little to look forward to each day.She had been in a hands on science program in Coventry, but in West warwick there is barely even movment because the teacher is required to teach math as well. Fine in Elementary,but for preperation for High school and possiable college it proves to be a down fall for the students success.I don't knock the town,just the education our children are recieving.I wish I could afford to move to a better educatinal motivated town!Being a single parent that has been involved, it is very disheartening.Watching my child suffer hurts so much.
I went to this school for sixth grade (2003). It was the worst school experience I have ever had. The teachers are so repetative that kids litterally fall asleep durring class. Children are given pointless homework and projects because teachers teach so little that there is nothing for the kids to do. The environment in the school is horrible. Kids smoke before and after school... on school grounds! There are serious bullying problems that create fear and worry in the student body. I would not recomend this school to anyone.If you are looking for a good public middle school, I would highly recommend Archie R. Cole Middle in near by East Greenwich.
I attended this school for only six months in 8th grade. Needless to say I was horrified when I entered that building and was overcome with the disgusting stench of saw dust due to terrible ventilation. Also, I was shocked to see children throwing things like chairs and books at one another while the teacher sat at her desk and cried. This school is pathetic. Administrators need to stop focusing on the high school as the problem because it is without a doubt the middle school's fault for kids doing poorly in high school.
I went to John F. Deering during the past three years and they were the best three years so far. The teachers are funny but realistic and get their lessons through to the students with hands on and interesting activities. I remember when I first met my science teacher mrs. drechsler I thought the world was over but even tough teachers have their own bonds to be formed with students. I also wish the teachers didnt have to buy supplies with their own money but other than that I was happy there.
I used to go to John F. Deering Middle School and that school was the best years of my school life. The teachers talk to you and not at you, most of the teachers are very kind and funny, and Ms. Shannon my old principal was very pleasant.I would agree that the school should have more books and supply more classroom supplies like paper, so the teachers don't have to buy it with their own money. Overall I think John F. Deering is a great school.
We are parents of a Jr.High student.I am very disappointed at the fact many students do not have books for various subjects because the school can not purchace them. And some of the books I have seen were there when I was in school. This is a tragedy! How can they learn of present history, when the history books end at Kennedy and M.L. King? Some other classes simply do not have books!
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of John F. Deering Middle School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for John F. Deering Middle School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.