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6-8
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Church Hill, TN
Students enrolled: 476

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208 Oak Dr
Church Hill, TN 37642

(423) 357-3051
(423) 357-9873
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March 31, 2014
I am a former student to this school, i loved this school. The teachers and staff were very caring and nice, and the school had so much spirit and was very fun. Everyone made excellent grades and everyone was so nice to eachother. I agree, the school does need money and is very messy but that could be improved. Otherwise, i loved this school and i wish i could still attend it!

- submitted by a community member
April 05, 2010
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- submitted by a student
October 13, 2009
I am a former teacher at Church Hill Middle School where I worked for 13 years. I have never seen more dedicated professionals who are more than willing to take the time to assist any student. The Principal and Vice Principal are very dedicated to providing the students with the best education. People on the outside looking in did not know the countless hours and generous deeds the principal, vice principal, and faculty gave to all students. But a good person would not announce that because they do not go into the profession for monetary reasons-they care about our youth and the future of our youth!

- submitted by a teacher
November 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2008
I was a previous student at Church Hill Middle,and I have to say the school was probably the best school i've ever attended.The teachers are very friendly and very helpful when you need it. As for security, Its very good during school and for after school activities. This school is a very good school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 23, 2008
I hated the school. No one really cared about the kids who couldn't bring in a lot of money to dances, ballgames and such. The people here are right, this school only wants your money.

- submitted by a student
September 02, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 23, 2008
I work at CHMS and would like to offer some advice. If you are having a hard time getting someone to listen, then move to the next person in line. If there is a problem with safety, note the problem and bring it to someone's attention. If it is a custodial problem, note the time and condition and bring it to someone's attention. I have never walked away from a parent who told me there was a problem, but there are shifts for us and we need to know where a problem is. The shift I work is proud of the school and make all attempts to maintain a high standard for the students and staff. The school has faults, as does all public schools, but some of the ones addressed here are correctable. We at the school are take pride in our work and in CHMS as a school.

- submitted by a community member
July 23, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating May 20, 2008
The school is a no spirit, no parent involvement and a very hard place to get results. I have tried to get involved in the school but it seems as if the staff would ratther the parents stay home and forget about trying to get involved in their childs education. It was a big differance from Carters valley elem. the change to the mifddle school was like night and day. This school is very poor on safety, as has been said before. And they don't seem to want input nor criticism. The principal turns a deaf ear to any type of critical review and seems to want the lower income parents to just stay away. I am a single mother and I get the feeling of talking to a brick wall every time I have to go to the office about a metter involving my son. All I ask is that when I say something, I feel like someone in that place cared. But I guess next year I will be ab;le to talk to someone at Volunteer. It seems to be a school that cares for all students, not only the ones who live in brick homes.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 09, 2008
I have a new student at this school (6th grade this year) and I have noticed a lack of dicipline and structure at the school. There is a dance almost every month, and the students roam the building and seem to do whatever they please during the day, so they figure they can at after school events also. School needs to be school time, not play time. There needs to be more structure and controll over the students. As for the staff, they have a hard enough job teaching, maintaining the school and feeding the kids, they don't need to be baby sitters also. The school needs a resource person to help with the safety and security everyone is so concerned about

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2008
The school as a whole needs a lot of work in the management department. There is a very bad lack of concern for security, as I see students roaming the halls, doors open to back areas and classrooms left unlocked all the time. We need to put more emphasis on keeping our kids safe, times are getting harder and safety can't be put off until after someone is hurt or someone's child is taken. Please, Mr. Christian, take this more seriously!!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2008
To the person who worked at the school my sympathy. It was the worst place my grand daughter ever attended. The principal was impossible to talk with, the staff seemed more in a hurry to get through the day and the restrooms, hall and gym were almost always deploreably amiss. I don't know what school the others are seeing, but Church Hill Middle was not worth the taxes we paid to live in Church Hill. Sorry, but true.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 24, 2008
The school its self is pretty good. As has been said before, the security is very lax, considering the state of things today. The cleanliness is good, but I have had my son come home saying he did not like to use the restrooms due to the tissue being wet or out, and the fear of some of the other students throwing stuff or otherwise harassing the smaller children. Maby better security could be obtained and the other parents would get involved in the school. It seems there is no voice for parents to discuss issues like this in the school. No PTSO or parent groups. The school is good, and my son seems to like it there, so besides the safety issue, I am very happy with Church Hill.

- submitted by a community member
March 27, 2008
I worked for a time at the school as a custodian, and it was an experience I will not forget. The night shift there does 85% of the work and gets very little recognition for the excellent job they are doing trying to keep an older building in shape. Add to that the shortage of supplies and the constant battle to keep supplies and you get the picture of a typical small county school system. The teachers were excellent and professional, and the 10% of students that caused trouble keep the staff buisy. All in all, it is a great place, the other two night custodians who have been mentioned before were a pleasure to work with and f I had a child I would not hesitate to send them there, my only concern is the very blatent lack of security and safety measures. Keep going CHMS!

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2008
The school seems to be a normal Hawkins county school. I graduated from Volunteer High, and have a daughter in CHMS now. The biggest problems seem to be in the supplies in the restrooms and books for the classrooms and the very apparant lack of security during after hours activities. At night there are only the three janitors as security, and I really do not think they could handle a security related problem. There are people who roam the building and I see this as a safety issue for the students who come in the next day. As for the cleaning complaints, I have seen the school look much worse in the past and I feel they are doing a masterful job of keeping an old building in good shape. The staff is friendly, the teachers professional and I have had no problems in this area.

- submitted by a community member
February 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 29, 2008
The school is about par for the county, which is only fair. The staff is caring and seem to be able to do the job with the little they have. The constant asking for the students to bring items from home for extra grade credit is not a good idea, it encourages the students to bribe their way to a passing grade. The cleanliness of the school is far better than normal, and the building its self seems very nice inside and out. My 8th grade student seems to enjoy the classes and is a member of a civic club called the Red Hat Club which encourages the student to be involved in civic matters. Thanks to Ms. Johnston for starting such a great group! A+!

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating December 05, 2007
my granddaudhter goes to school at church hill middle school. I have been in that school and the floors are so clean that you can almost see yourself in them. I couldn;t believe how nice the school is. keep the good work up church hill ,some people just looks for something to complain about.

- submitted by a community member
no rating November 30, 2007
I must say this in defense of the night people who do a great job of trying to have the school ready for class the next day, they have to clean around ball games, dances and other school functions, and seem to do a very good job of making the building fit for students. The teachers do an excellent job, most notibly mrs Johnston, mr. Joyner and coach Wells. My daughter has been in the school 3 years now and I have found it to be a good school for the area. Money seems to be a constant problem though. With the taxes we pay we should have a better enviroment for the staff and teachers to produce in. Special thanks to the night staff for all the help in finding a lost cell phone. Most people would not have gone to the lengths to help that mr. Beasley did. He

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 15, 2007
To be honest, this is the messiest place my child has ever been to. The front restrooms run out of toilet paper, paper towels and almost everything else. The floors look like they have not been mopped or even swept! Otherwise the school is about average for a public school now. There is a stronger than usual emphasis on sports, and it seems that academics do seem to suffer a bit.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 19, 2007
Don't know if this is the place to put this, but the school its self was only fair. The teachers seem to care but the two people in the schol that made a diffference to me were Mr. And Mrs. Beasley, the custodians. They really worked hard to keep the place in good cleanliness. I feel that even though he seemed gruff on the outside, Mr. Beasley and his wife cared about the safety and health of us kids. If there is a bright spot in the three years I was there, it was their dedication. I had to work with them for a short time due to a detention and I can say their work is not easy and they are not as appreciated as they should be. And for the people who dis the school, they need to take more of an interest in what is going on. Karen.

- submitted by a student
September 13, 2007
Parent involvement is not really wanted. As was said in another review, send the kids with a wad of money to the ball games and dances and forget the rest. Let the kids go to parties and free days where they watch movies and play, never mind half of them can't do grade level work. I think it is time to get back to the basics of school, teaching them to do what they need to learn, not giving them reward days for selling the most from a QSP catalog to raise more money.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
August 20, 2007
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating August 17, 2007
This school is a money grubbing group of people. They charge the kids a $15 activity fee, then every teacher expects them to bring in tissues, paper towels, hand sanitizer and a grocery list of items. What do we pay taxes for if we have to supply the school as well as the students with supplies? The Janitors can not even change the trash bags but once a week. Does this sound like a sound enviroment for kids to try to learn in? I am very disappointed with the school, and in Hawkins county as a whole.

- submitted by a parent
no rating July 25, 2007
The whole staff needs to take a look at the basics. There is far too much time spent on sports and free time in the classes. They need to pay more attention to education and a lot less time spent on movie days, club days cheerleading days and such nonsense.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2007
This is a poor school. The staff is good but the dicipline and conduct of many of the 8th students leave a lot to be desired. I am glad my son was able to transfer to Surgoinsville school.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2007
CHMS rates low on the scale. The principal is very hard to talk with, and the class loads are very high on the teachers. The only positive thing is the renovated building and the fact that the cleanliness has improved drastically over the past few years. Otherwise it is a lack luster school and the discipline and safety is marginal at best. The best part was the maintenance staff and cafeteria staff who assisted me when I had to work late or was on duty so I could get my son's meals or work from lockers.

- submitted by a parent
April 16, 2007
CHMS does a poor job of trying to ready students for the real work world. The prep for Volunteer high school was very poor, as I had a hard time getting the grades I wanted once I got there. Over all, the school needs to look at SAFETY and DISCIPLINE.

- submitted by a former student
December 13, 2006
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- submitted by a student
July 25, 2005
My child attended CHMS last year for the first time. I feel the school was of poor quality for structure appearance and throughout the year my child continued to complain of the unsanitary cleanliness in the bathrooms, that it was so unclean it became habit to wait until home to use the bathroom! At the same time I had also notice the lack of concern for student academics progress reports from the teacher to the parent. Although the district seems to be lacking funds, I think we can all anonomously say that this school needs alot of work in alot of areas! -Concerned parent

- submitted by a parent
July 20, 2005
I am a Student at Volunteer High School. I went to CHMS and loved it. The teachers were great and sports were awesome. We Didn't have much money but money isn't everything and, we actually went 8-1 in football and came in 3rd place in the state. Academically we were a top school as well. I Specifically remember our Language Arts scores were very high. CHMS Alumni Member, Ethan

- submitted by a former student
May 11, 2005
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- submitted by a student
March 27, 2005
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- submitted by a student
March 01, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2005
Academics are satisfactory. Sports are competitive but, coaches seem to already have their picks before students are given fair chance for tryouts. Don't want parent involvement

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2004
I am not a parent but a student at Chms. This is my third year there(I'm in 8th) and I think the building is VERY poor as is the school. I have had more decent teacher than anything, but there were the few I REALLY disliked.(In 7th) But then there's some GREAT teachers out there, like Mr. Andies (the band derector), Mrs Jennings (a 7th grade math teacher), Chouch Wells (A 8th grade S.S.) teacher just to name a few. But I believe some more effort needs to be but into this school. And it's not really that safe! This year 8th grade hall is being worked on by construction people, and while working on it 8th grade has been placed outside in moblieunets.

- submitted by a student
September 16, 2004
I am not a parent but I am a student there. I am an 8th grader and a straight A student. The only thing bad about the school is the sixth and seventh grade students there. They have made the first six weeks hard. The teachers are great. My favorite teacher is Coach Wells. He is a Social Studies teacher and he makes the day better by being funny. I have realy liked all my teachers since I have been at CHMS.

- submitted by a student
June 16, 2004
I have a son going to this school my son did better in middle school than in elementary. I think the teachers has done a wonderful job working with him and he has improved in his test scores. I have not had no problems with the teachers communicating with me when my son was not doing his best.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2004
CHMS is Not and I repeat Not a good school.My child went there and it was a money`greedy low spirited school.With a very poor building and services...sorry but true

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2004
I have found the teachers here to be very caring about the students. They take the child as a whole into consideration, not just classroom performance. The guidance counselor is very wonderful and helpful. When you walk into the school you are greeted with warms smiles and hellos. I have two other children that will be attending middle school in a few years and I really look foward to it. I wouldnt change school districts for anything now that I have experienced the warmth and caring of CHMS.

- submitted by a parent
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Church Hill Middle School
208 Oak Dr, Church Hill, TN  37642
(423) 357-3051
Last modified Church Hill Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Church Hill Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top