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Goose Creek, SC
Students enrolled: 926

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131 Charles B Gibson Blvd
Goose Creek, SC 29445

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(843) 797-2620
(843) 820-5401
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October 01, 2015
I figured I'd add an up-to-date review. I went to this school back in the early/mid 90's, and it was a great school at that time. When my oldest child was nearing middle-school age, I read up on the reviews and was NERVOUS! I read and heard terrible things. But you know what? Our firsthand experience has been wonderful. The security is wonderful (including the resource officer), staff is friendly, and for the most part kids seem to enjoy this school. There are probably behavioral issues like there are at any school, but my son hasn't ever witnessed anything personally. A school is only as good as the students who attend it, so as long as we are sending well-behaved kids who are ready to learn (and not disrupt), they will have a great time at Sedgefield.

- submitted by a parent

June 27, 2014
After reading I have mixed emotions about sending my daughter there but I know she can succeed in this school the school has really improved in these past years.

- submitted by a parent

June 20, 2014
after reading, im kinda scared to send my daughter. Anyone have any current reviews? we are moving from Marrington Elementary which we loved. crossing fingers that this new "redo" i seen mentioned will have fixed most issues.

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2013
I do not know much about the school now..It really sounds horrible, looking at most of the reviews. I attended SMS in 1996, yes I am grown now, but back then it was a good school. It sound like people's bad kids just don't know how to act. However, we had good teachers, if students were bad, they would suffer the consequences themselves. We never had the good suffer with the bad. One thing I do wish SMS had was middle school recreation. They need to have an SMS basket ball team, baseball, football, not recreation outside the school but for the school. We have that here at middle schools in Georgia, and you know what, it keeps the children out of trouble! SMS does not have a wide range of sports or activities for their students...they never did. It was a good school, but I recall some students saying how boring it was, which forced kids to create their own fun(bad behavior). However,students were a little more controllable during that time, if a teacher called a parent, the whole class knew that student was in trouble, It was the ultimate punishment.. I don't know about now days...

- submitted by a community member

March 27, 2013
It is good to hear that the school is improving, I was worried about sending my daughter there because the scores were so low. I want my daughter to have the same advantages as Marrington. Our kids deserve the very best in each teacher (teaching and kindness) as the teachers deserve the best in each child (learning to their best ability and respect). I am putting my rating low because that is what it was when my son went there. I am so praying it is better under the new principal.

- submitted by a parent

March 12, 2013
Sedgefield went through lots of changes this past Summer. The lady that should have become principal years ago was finally got the job at many parents' urging. There is new staff, at least one new vice-principal who supports the existing vice principal. Together they help make rules and consequences exceedingly clear. This has greatly improved the atmosphere for learning. Further, the quality of teachers is amazing, especially in special education and the honors/gifted program. The previous problem with the PTO has been resolved. Parents wanting to volunteer are made to feel welcome. With all the changes that have been made at Sedgefield, it is only a matter of time before the test scores improve and the greatschools rating along with them.

- submitted by a parent

April 29, 2012
this school may just be the worst school on the planet. they allow kids to yell and scream in the classroom and make fun of other kids in the classroom without doing anything, and when the bullied child finally says something, THAT child gets punished. like they are afraid to punish the out of control students. they write hall passes for kids to use the vending machines in the middle of class and leave the classroom often. they tell kids to do work while they are out of the classroom, but often students do not understand the work and can't ask for help because there is no teacher in the classroom. my son tells me daily that students are swearing at teachers, teachers are always crying in the hall way. in his are class the teacher had all the students do writing assignments rather than actual art after the first week of school because of the bad behavior of some. and in science, the teacher wouldn't let anyone do lab because of the behavior....but if they recieved a "special invite" they were allowed to come do it AFTER SCHOOL! parents...DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS HERE! it is just awful.

- submitted by a parent

April 02, 2012
I attended a six grade field trip today and I must say that the teachers, staff, and Principal have their work cut out for them. All I can say is there was a lot of students who attended this field trip today that should not have gone. Why? There was a great deal of playing, screaming, hitting amongst the students and attitudes. As a parent I was surprised to see how many kids did not use their better judgement and how many did show one another nor the adults any respect. I honestly believe that we need to get parents more involved again. If there is any parents interested in making a difference at this school get involved; lets start by getting back involved with PTO and communicating with the teachers. I also think a child with bad grades and bad behavior should not be allowed to attend a field trip just because their parents paid for the trip does not mine they should allowed to go. For those parents who think their child should go on a field trip because they paid should accompany their child on the trip. That way the teachers can focus on those students who came fo the learning experience.

- submitted by a parent

December 13, 2011
The kids coming out of this school are academically behind other schools in the area. If you have an opportunity to move to a community outside of this school's area, do so. It's been years and the academic environment has not improved.

- submitted by a teacher

April 11, 2010
this school rock and its the best i have ever been to!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating
November 22, 2009
I have read all the reviews, some are so wrong and for the most some are right on. The Principal is an outstanding person who has made great strides in turning the school into a postive place to be. teacher quality is a goal that is of grat importance to any school and I believe that is true of Sedgefield. The parent Involvement is one of the best yet. The PTO has volunteers who are at the school daily to work. Safety and Discipline is handled I believe in a fair and just manner. I volunteer and what I can see, all seems to be in the best of the student. Until you can come into a school and spend quality time and see what goes on daily you can't judge the teacher or Principal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 13, 2009
This School is an excellent school! I love it! I get good grades and everything. This school gives students lots of academic oppurtunities.

- submitted by a student

February 03, 2008
After having read all the reviews I must say a few VERY important issues were left out! First it is 100%true that there are uncontrollable students there, however the resource officer, principles, and office staff are no-nonsense and fair! My oldest son was there 6yrs ago, my 15yr old son is in his last year and my 12 yr old daughter is in her first year there, I acan tell you mine are not perfect but they do not run uncontrolled, which tells me 'look at the parents NOT the school' They are doning a decent job while working with some indecent families. AND getting better every year,

- submitted by a parent

February 09, 2007
Hello, Ive been going to sedgefield middle school for 3 years. I love this school. I know that it is not the best school. Matter of a fact i wouldn't be suprised if you thought it was the worst. I like my teachers. I mean theres a few 'not so good' teachers. But a lot of them are nice, and respectful. The principal is okay, i mean i dont 'love' him. But What ever. The Extracurricular activities are okay. Since the school has been under construction they have had to decrease their activities. Like i used to be in drama club. But that was closed because there was no where to do it. There arnt any school conventions, or dances. But the dances will be starting up again in March. Parent involvement is okay, I mean theres a lot of PTO. But i dont know much about it. Overall quality - Pretty good.

- submitted by a student

November 15, 2005
This school is unacceptable! The children are treated with very little respect. I spend alot of time there. The bus system is a joke. Don't expect your kids to get home at the same time everyday. If your child plays any band instrument bigger than can fit on his/her lap, then they cannot ride the bus. The general population runs wild, and yes they need discipline. The adults in charge, however, deal with the problem by punishing all the kids in the general vicinity of the offending students with referals and silent lunches whether they are guilty or not. If I could afford private school, I would. Can you say homeschooling?

- submitted by a parent

October 07, 2004
This is by far the worst school my child has ever attended.The children in this school are very out of control.They seeem to lack disapline,respect,and have no reguard for other childrens feelings. Yes the problems my child is having in this school may be an isolated problem, but im up at this school every day I speak to other parents I see the students behavior. Also, I see and hear the way the teachers deal with some of the kids it is horrible. Im working on getting my child out of that zoo asap. If I would of known in june when we moved here what I nonow I would never have put her there in that mess of a school. Do your research. Visit the school talk to parents, teachers etc.

- submitted by a parent

July 21, 2004
This is by far the worst school that my children have ever attended. All of the good students are closely paid attention to, while the more needy students are pushed in the back so the schools image looks better. Teachers have a terrible time trying to control the students. There are way too many children per class room. The uncontrolled children are a distraction to those who want to learn. My children and many others are continually harassed by their obnoxious, uncontrolled peers. This schools rules and regulations are unnecessary and a bit out of line. I wouldn't recommend that any child be sent to this school.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2003
This is a good school. I would like to see more of the dress code enforced and certain situations handle with more action, but over all this a good school. They encourage parent involvement and visitions to the school through out the day. It is good for the students at the school to see parents in their environment. Let's them know we are on their side and understand what it is like to be their age. The staff is very nice and helpful. This is an overall good school.

- submitted by a parent
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Sedgefield Middle School
131 Charles B Gibson Blvd, Goose Creek, SC  29445
(843) 797-2620
Last modified Sedgefield Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Sedgefield Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top