Wow. Where do I begin? This school is a hot mess. I reluctantly put my child in school here because we are assigned to it. I regret that decision. Grade inflation is off the charts. My child was bringing home A's and B's even though it was not deserved. The TCAP scores told the truth and showed a huge discrepancy. The only bright light is a totally new facility that is being built and a new principal, Dr. Moody. They still have a long way to good and I'm not subjecting my child to any more of the transition stage hoping that it will get better. Time is ticking and critical learning skills are not being taught.
Joelton Middle School is the worst school in which I have ever taught. The teachers are overwhelmed and absolutely not supported by the administration or the district. Like most schools, Joelton is understaffed. The students have been dumped there by parents who are rarely involved and too many are disrespectful and woefully lagging behind developmentally and educationally and really don't care. The teachers should be applauded for trying to make a difference. Don't expect things to get better at this school or many others as long as parents aren't held accountable and administrators are only out to protect their own jobs with the district. If you have an alternative to Joelton Middle School, use it.
Iagree. My son was a honor student and loved learning. Now that he has been to Joelton, he never has homework, his grades has gone down, and he was also suspended twice. Joelton has had a problem for years. I dreaded my son attending and he will not be returning next year. I feel that the teachers don't take the time with the students. I don't think that the principal is fair. And I know that there is a lot of rasicm there. I would not recommend any child to go here .
This school is awful. My son went from an A, B student to a mostly all F's. My child had never been suspended in all his school year, he was suspended twice thisyear. Also he was put in ISS, I dont knohow many times. I was a parent that wanted to work with the teachers as much as I possibly could. They decided to work with me at the end of school year. Which was too late considering I will not let my child go to the next grade without making better grades. The Teachers are there for a pay check. They want all the students to be on some type of medicine so they can sit there and do thier homework instead of teaching the kids.
They are only there for paychecks,not the children.Some students treated better than others for doing the same wrongful things.they try to put students out of school for the simpliest things.If you don't want to teach change jobs.Take notes for rutherford county on how to run a school.
I attended Joelton Middle School all four of my middle school years. And never once did I encounter any problems at all. The teachers are wonderful and use creative teaching methods. In my 8th grade year, I recieved all three of my high school credits, out of the three possible and those four years were the most fulfilling I've ever experienced. Even though there is a few moldy spots throughout the school, it is an amazing learning environment. sincerely, Cody Woodside
Joelton Middle has been a great asset to my son. He transferred from Rose Park which was an awful experience. His grades have improved from all F's at Rose Park to A's & 1 D. He is a much happier child, not coming home overwhelmed with homework and incomplete classwork. Joelton teachers give him his work in class and make sure the kids understand it. He still has homework but not so much that he has to stay up until 10p.m. He was in tutoring every evening when he attended Rose Park but now he doesn't need tutoring the teachers do enough tutoring in class for him, which I think is great. Education is very important for every child and family time is also important. If you are considering a good school this is definitely the one. I am so proud of my son.
this is a great school even though they might have mold on the ceiling it is a great school with fine education and lots of academic thing the teachers are great it is save and there are no harmfuf chemicals or anything and so to you all who think it is a bad school you are wrong because I am a proud student of JMS and it is a honor of going to such a fine school
I find Joelton Middle School to be one of the top schools in Davidson County. The teachers there are concerned and want students to learn. The administration and faculty are trying very hard to get us parents involved in our child's education, by having monthly parent meetings.
Joelton Middle School is a joke. It is not a learning center. The general attitude of Joelton's administration is so non chalant, that they don't care they are just there to get a pay check and our children are left to fend for theirselves. If I could I would definitely take my child as far away from JMS as I could get him. Their idea of teaching, is ridiculus and children are rewarded for their bad behavior.
This school is awful! Molded ceilings, and floors. Plants and grass growing out of the floors. Bugs, and other insects, and the fear of inhauling dangerous things.
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