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6-8
Public district
Maryville, TN
Students enrolled: 853
 

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3737 East Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804

(865) 980-1300
(865) 980-1281
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August 22, 2015
My family moved from out of state. I am shocked and astounded by the vile reviews of schools in this region. I often feel parents and students have no clue how schools away from here, especially in other states, are. Compared to the schools my children use to attend, HMS is incredible. I have had nothing but positive interactions with the staff and teachers. There are opportunities for many interests and significantly more academic opportunities than my children would have been offered in IL. My only complaint is the importance placed on sports. I think sports should be a compliment to an education not placed as more important than academic pursuits. I cannot say that the staff is to blame for this though because the community makes the demand for sports and the schools meet that demand.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Somewhat effective
August 22, 2015
The teachers are somewhat effective and I do not say this as an insult to the teachers but because of a detriment in the way society and government now approach education. Funding is given based on test scores rather than need. Teachers have to teach what will be on a test rather than what will allow students to grow and improve.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Not enough
August 22, 2015
I think that the current trend to assign as little homework as possible is hurting students. Learning outside of the classroom is important and homework assignments can improve the responsibility of the student. I think too many parents are focused on not wanting to help their children with homework and allowing them time to play multiple sports.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Neutral
August 22, 2015
In some ways, the school develops honesty, integrity and fairness in students but not all students are able to participate in clubs and activities that focus on such traits. Even the best of intentions cannot overcome a refusal to learn and a lack of desire to be more than what is easy to be.

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2015
This school is horrible. The administrative staff are rude with no consideration for the families of the children that attend the school. They look for reasons to suspend the students and send them to Everett due to the over crowding. It is sad that I would rather have my child at the alternative school than Heritage Middle. When I went to pull my child out to enroll them in the online school Heritage Middle refused to release her. I had to call a lawyer. One phone call from the lawyer and they released her that day. They also are trying to charge my child for books that she turned in to Everett two years ago. The books total roughly $400. Why is this school not being held accountable for their fraud?!

- submitted by a parent

February 17, 2015
My children haven't been in this school system long but we do NOT care for this school. Yeah it's updated to "look" pretty, new and professional but it has horrible staff with nasty attitudes working in the front office. Their sports are a joke and the academic program isn't impressing us much either. Much needed internal improvements here.

- submitted by a parent

January 07, 2015
I do not care for this school. I feel everything else means more than the children and bullying goes on all the time and nothing is done until a fight breaks out and then other children break it up. The one who was getting bullied is the one who gets in more trouble. The fees are wrong.

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2014
This school is the joke of Blount County academics are poor and the sports programs haven't won anything since forever. For good reason too,some of the coaches wouldn't know talent if it hit them in the eye. I moved my family to east TN. specifically for sports and already knew we would be sacrificing a little academically. But didn't know it would be this bad. I will be getting my children out of this school as fast as I can. It doesn't surprise me to find out that they are also ripping parents off over the text books either. Everyone I have spoke with about this school has had nothing good to say about it.

- submitted by a parent

November 07, 2013
I agree with the book scam at heritage middle school. We buy book covers to protect the books and every year I pay for damaged books. I have 2 kids there and both have damaged book fees every year. They have to be charging for the same damaged books each year.

- submitted by a parent

April 15, 2013
Heritage Middle School- Amber Williams is the worst VP of any school. She is rude, unsupportive to the parents of the HMS students. She should make 2012-2013 school year her last since she apparently doesn't appreciate hard working-devoted parents who want to see their children succeed. Too many things to mention about the lack of teacher participation. Pathetic!

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2012
Heritage Middle School is a joke. 2 years in a row I was made to pay for books that already had been damaged before assigned to my children. This year I have to pay $63 for a Language Arts textbook that a parent already paid for the year before. Can they do this? Can they really keep making parents pay for the same damages every time they assign these books to children. I mean seriously the damage done to my sons book was already there and paid for by another parent last school year. Now this year I have to pay for it again. This is NOT right!!!

- submitted by a parent
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September 21, 2009
It has great teachers & spirit!

- submitted by a community member

July 09, 2007
This school is the best school that any of my kids have gone to. They focus on Academics, and do wonderfully in sports. The principal is wonderful! I love love love this school. They should be every schools roll model. They provide a friendly and calming atmosphere, and really care about the students. I highly reccomend this school.

- submitted by a parent

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Heritage Middle School
3737 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN  37804
(865) 980-1300
Last modified Heritage Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Heritage Middle School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top