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Ladson, SC
Students enrolled: 929

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286 Old Fort Dr
Ladson, SC 29456

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(843) 873-9750
(843) 821-3931
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May 31, 2015
I love how the school is friendly. I feel the staff has went above and beyond for my son. They have changed the way he feels about school. The only change I wish Oakbrook would make is to add a class with in a class for the children with learning disabilities.

- submitted by a community member

July 30, 2014
First and foremost, middle school is a crazy place no matter where you're at. This school has a great principal and staff who try their best to run a smooth school system while putting the best interest of the students first. They really do try to nip bullying in the bud, but they have to be made aware of situations in order to do so. As a parent, I find comfort in the presence of the resource officer assigned to the school.

- submitted by a parent

November 20, 2013
Sweet and sour. That's how I view the school personnel here. Very good teachers for the most part, especially considering their low pay! But beware of some of the support staff. Rude, angry, selfish and dishonest individuals lurk among those working hard to keep their integrity and jobs! Kids are kept busy and they have great music and art departments. But if you're expecting your child to be treated like anything than just a number, you will be in for a surprise. As long as you get in, sit down, shut up and don't question the employees and ignore their mistakes, well then you'll feel like you've died and gone to heaven.

- submitted by a parent

August 14, 2012
I think some of these parents need to start accepting the responsibilty of how their children behave. Blaming others does not get results. Accept that perhaps you should get more involved and perhaps teach your child to not blame others for their lack of performance. I am so excited for my child to continue at this school. Great teachers are here, but great kids are the result of great parents and perhaps this school needs better parents.

- submitted by a parent

July 06, 2012
This School Is THE WORST SCHOOL EVER If Your a parent I would recommend you pay that 900 dollars for private school!!! People have to fight to be "popular" in that school. I was bullied all through my 6th grade year. When I got in 7th grade I was FORCED to fight on the bus while the bus driver just drove and didn't move an inch. I got suspended for 5 days and removed from the bus for 2 weeks! I am now a freshmen at Ashley Ridge and hoping every thing gets better. I didnt forget to tell you about my 8th grade year either!! IT SUCKED!! We Didn't have a prom or get a certificate of completion!! Just save up 900 dollars and get your child in private school!!!!!

- submitted by a community member

May 20, 2012
My son was an honor roll sudent at OES, he is now about to fail 7th grade, he only just passed 6th grade.I`ve had parent teacher conferences but the teachers don`t stick to what they say they are going to do to help. My son has also been bullied numerous times by various students, although suprisingly most of the bullying comes from his history teacher who enjoys verbally abusing him. Overall, I would love to get my child out of this school, it is ruining his education.

- submitted by a parent

April 11, 2012
This school has a terrible problem with bullies. I wish I had never put my son in this school. I feel like the bullying problem is taken lightly and nothing is done to correct it. Also, they refuse to give my son, who is ADHD, a 504. He is entitled to that by law.

- submitted by a parent

December 02, 2010
I am in the the same boat as the other parent that HAD a consecutive honor roll student at risk of failing this year. These teachers have no regard for their student's progress as not one teacher has tried to reach me concerning his grades. May I add my son maintained honor roll status in school in Ohio whose academic status is ranked 6th in the states!!! The teachers are quick to blame parents for their lack of competency in preparing these students for high school. My son has constantly been bullied since we moved here, We will be moving back to Ohio so my kids can get out of this ghettofied school system who obviously doesn't give about their students.Oh & the online system. A joke. I submitted my email address 2 months ago to have his daily assignments sent to me and no reply!!!

- submitted by a parent

August 06, 2010
I am a student at OMS. I am totally unsatisfied with the way they have taught their students and how the treat them. The principle at this school has no control of the students. There are fights every single day. While students are doing outragous things with no supervision. I think that this school need total improvements made.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
May 07, 2010
My son has gone from being a honor roll student to being at risk of failing this year. He has felt that he had to try and fit in with these kids in order to survive and it has resulted in nothing but trouble. 75% of these teachers don't care about out children and don't even care if the child fails. You would think that a teacher would do everything in her power to assure a student pass their class as this reflects on the teacher, the school, the district, and the state of SC, but then again, that why SC is the worst in the Country in education. Teachers do not have control of these kids and they have no real descipline in place. Capital punishment needs to be placed back in schools to give the teachers and principles control again. Kids have no fear of teachers or principles.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2010
This school is not preparing students for high school. They are getting them ready for prison. I'm reading other ratings and I see complaints about the lack of discipline in the school. As the parent of good kids who are constantly yelled at, bullied and stuck in lunch detention - it's clear that they are just not disciplining the right kids. My daughter is struggling in one of her classes - instead of the teacher contacting me, she puts her in 'mandatory study hall' (a.k.a. lunch detention) where she is not allowed to have a hot lunch. That's right - she has to eat a bag lunch because she is having trouble in her class. While in this detention, she is supposed to sit there and study. Really? She's having trouble - what about finding out what she's having trouble with instead of punishing her? OMS stinks!

- submitted by a parent

March 20, 2010
im a student at OMS and i'm in the 7th grade. i HATE OMS its sorta ghetto. OMS is a bad school, there are some fights. and the kids are very rude to the teachers. lots of teachers give tons of homework. most teachers have a i dont care atituide. i am glad i only one more year of this school. we are also very restricted at that school

- submitted by a student

February 02, 2010
i just started school at oakbrook and i love it

- submitted by a student
no rating
January 16, 2010
My son just started at OMS this year and we have had nothing but problems. Problems with communication with the counselors, principal and teachers. I am very disappointed we moved into this district because of OES and OMS, and OES we absolutely loved. The kids run this school and have no respect for their teachers as well as other students. I don't feel the administration is taking the right steps in discipline or my child that does behave would not end up being the child that doesn't want to go to school anymore. He feels he is outnumbered by the kids who misbehave. This will be the last year my child attends this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 23, 2009
I am also a student and i love it here:) this is my first year at oakbrook middle school! It is the best school i have ever been to and so fun to be around! Thank you so much Mr.Crump (our prinipal)

- submitted by a student
no rating
May 19, 2009
This is the first year my children are attending Oakbrook and it will be the last. The children do not respect oneanother nor do they respect their teachers. The teachers and principles have no control over these students and because of that the good students have to suffer. My son and daughter in previous years have enjoyed going to school but not anymore...they are now scared of school. Sad, very sad!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 28, 2009
My son is in the 6th grade in oms.This is our first year in the Sc. public school system, because he has always been in private school. I can not say enough about how good I think this school is, granted , it has it's good and bad teachers, students , and problems, but all in all it is a joy to know my son, feels safe and the teachers care about their students and what they are teaching. My son is in the Gate program, plays in the band,has join clubs , and loves all the extra things they get to do.

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2009
I am in sixth grade at Oakbrook, and I love it here. Right now I can assure you your sixth-graders will be fine. We have a new sixth-grade principal and she is excellent with handling problems. I really enjoy the variety of classes. I am in Spanish/Dance and I love it.

- submitted by a student
no rating
January 02, 2009
My child is a student a OMS. I have just moved and started coming to school at OMS thinking it would be a great school.But my daughter is being treated with no respect by other children. She has come home crying saying that the children are horrible. The princible dosnt communicate with the children as much as he should and that makes the kids think they can do what ever they want to. This will be the first and last year my dayghter goes to OMS.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 24, 2008
I used to go to this school and i loved it! i went there for only part of 6th grade, but it is just an outstanding school, and now, im in 7th grade, and if i could choose i would go back to oakbrook anyday!!!

- submitted by a student

June 18, 2008
My son has attended OMS for the last 3 years. He is now on to high school. I feel as he does that OMS is a good school. He was in all gifted classes. Perhaps the gifted classes are more challenging than the other classs, perhaps that is the difference that some students are having in their learning experience. My son was alaso in the band for 3 years and was in the Honors Band. He had a great time at OMS and never experiencced anything that would be considered bullying or any over the top behaviors. I am glad his experience was enjoyable and has prepared him for high school. He also earned 3 high school credits.

- submitted by a parent

February 10, 2008
The Principal Does Not Know How To Handle Certain Situations. He WILL NOT Do Anything About Bullying.

- submitted by a student

January 17, 2008
The Teachers at this school are outstanding They truly care about there students!

- submitted by a parent

November 28, 2007
I am glad this is my son's last year at OMS. Although some of the teachers are fantastic I don't feel the principal knows how to handle discipline issues and he is very poor in handling communications when parents try to talk to him. I do like the single gender program at OMS. I don't understand why more emphasis is placed on shirts being tucked in etc. yet discipline is not handled correctly.

- submitted by a parent

August 14, 2007
Oakbrook Middle is not a school that i would send my kids to if i were to have any. I have attended Oakbrook Middle for all three of my middle school years and it seems like the teachers always teach you the same material over and over again. Overall i just think that there are better schools out there for children to go to.

- submitted by a student

June 25, 2007
I have been going there for 2 years and I am working on my last year of Middle School. It is a perfectly fine school. We offer High School credits as early as 7th grade unlike many other schools. And we have many exploratory classes like spanish, home ec., keyboarding BCA, band, piano, art, and many other classes.

- submitted by a student

January 03, 2007
I am not pleased with Oakbrook at all. They seem not to my childs education important.

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2006
I feel that our school system is denying our children many of the arts programs. Drama for instance. Children with talent will never get the opportunity to grow in the arts because the current school system only allows approx. 200 to attend Rowlings Middle School for the arts and when a child does audition and is turned down, it lower's their self-esteme. Let's bring back the art's and maybe due away with spending money for school buse to take cheerleaders to practice. When I was in school, it was the student's responsibility to make it to practice, not rely on school buses to get me their. It seems that sports plays a major role in all school systems therefore the art's suffer.

- submitted by a parent

April 01, 2005
This school is fantastic! My daughter has done just great! She has attended OMS from 6th grade and is now attending 8th grade. All of her classes are successful and she is on the A-B Honor Roll. In one of her classes, the teacher is a little lazy, but otherwise it is a great school. There are many classes to choose for exploratory. My daughter takes Chorus I and Spanish I and is doing great. She is close to being fluent (in some categories). You can also choose Home Ec, Music, Chorus, Art, Spanish, Band, PE, Ind Tech, and keyboarding. There are also many sports teams such as tennis and football. There are also soccer, baseball, softball, cheerleading, and so on. Parents, including myself, are also involved tremendously. Parents can participate in Dances, Picture Day, and any other special days. Thank you for taking the time to read my post.

- submitted by a parent

February 20, 2005
This school has no disipline program. It is not safe for a student, and bullies are everywhere. They do not handle fights as well as they should at this school. It is not a safe place for a student.

- submitted by a student

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Oakbrook Middle School
286 Old Fort Dr, Ladson, SC  29456
(843) 873-9750
Last modified Oakbrook Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Oakbrook Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top