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Middle Valley, TN
Students enrolled: 654

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8611 Camp Columbus Road
Middle Valley, TN 37343

(423) 843-4749
(423) 843-4758
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October 16, 2014
My school is Loftis Middle School & is the best. My Granddaughter attended there for all grades & loved it! She is now at Soddy High School & hopes to have just as good an experience there as well! Most of the teachers are great & care about the kids! The new Principal is great!

- submitted by a community member

October 15, 2014
I am currently a 7th grade student of Loftis Middle School, and I recommend that you do not send your children to the 6th grade, especially if your child is easily emotionally distressed. I've had panic attacks in one class because of how strict and overreacting the teachers were in my team. Other than the military school-like dress code and the poor bathroom quality, though, 7th grade is going quite swimmingly. The 6th grade could use vast improvement in its teachers, however.

- submitted by a community member

August 13, 2013
I am a former student at Loftis. Some of the teachers, especially the ones in special ed, i liked. Otherwise, I HATE LOFTIS. Their dress code is so strict it's pathetic. I constantly got in trouble for not having my shirt tucked in. I could not help the fact that my shirt would untuck itself. Worst of all, I received NO help in social skills. When I graduated I felt LIBERATED.

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October 05, 2012
If your kids play sports don't send them here. It's not how good you are, it's who you know & how popular are. Alot of parents have seen this too many times.

- submitted by a parent

May 05, 2012
Run is right. DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS HERE. I am keeping my daughter out of school for the rest of the year because she has been cornered in the bathroom and gets assaulted by the same girl EVERYDAY. Nothing is done. I was even told by the VP nothing will be done. They care more about dress code than education or students safety. You have been warned!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 03, 2012
Run! Two of my children attended here and the admin want nothing to do with you and never back up what they say they will do, ever. They change rules, worried about dress code, total lack of child achievement. Unless you are way above average it won't matter if you went to whatever school. You'll excel regardless. I refuse to put my next child here. I'll homeschool before that happens.

- submitted by a parent

September 11, 2011
If you love your Kids, Home school them or find a Different School. Terrible School would NEVER recommend it to anyone.

- submitted by a community member

May 25, 2011
My daughter just finished 7th grade. It was better than last year but I still think that their is a communication problem with the teachers. They want our children to grow up way too fast and learn responsibility. Well I do too but not at the expense of their grades!!!! My daughter was not bullied this year, last year was horrible! I just hope that the 8th grade is going to be a even better year for her!

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January 18, 2011
I really wish that I had read these comments before my son started Loftis in 6th grade. We are half way through the year and he is still struggling and this is a child that made the honor roll just about every report card in elementary school. I have talked with the teachers and the prinicpals and all I hear is how my son is not the only child struggling this year, but they don't seem to care enough to do anything to help them. They say it is the students responsibility... my question during a teacher conference was "what is the teachers responsibility" I of course did not get a response. His teachers, with the exception of 1, don't appear to care about the students. My son is falling the through the cracks at this school and I have talked all I can. I am going back to the Central Office and have him transferred and my younger son will not be going to Loftis either.

- submitted by a parent
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October 18, 2010
It is a good school that cares about the student.

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August 31, 2010
The teachers that I have encountered there have been.. fine... If you can say that. The Hall ways are crowed when going to class and going to the other places. I can't even have my backpack in my last class, not even outside of the room which makes it hard to get to my bus on time.

- submitted by a community member

March 13, 2010
I like how structured the school is. I like that they challenge my child. When my son made his first C in math, he did not get discouraged. He took ownership of his work and brought it back to an A. He loves a good challenge! He is not there for the sports but the Academics.

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no rating
October 15, 2009
We love Loftis.. mine has maintained excellent grades, made great friends both teachers and kids, sports program is outstanding. I think parents need to take a little more responsibility for their kids actions... way too many expect the school to raise their children. Get with it!

- submitted by a parent

October 07, 2009
This is not where you want to be. They make up the rules as they go. I would not want to be a part of a school that everyone obviously hates.

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no rating
August 26, 2009
loftis is a horrible school for students, not enough education and all they do is punish students for unruley subjects. loftis is not a five star school, try soddy middle.

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no rating
August 14, 2009
We love Loftis our daughter is entering the 8th grade - we have had no problems whatsoever... The sports program is undoubtedly the best around... Go Cougars!

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May 23, 2009
loftis middle school is a great school. i failed a class but i knew that i could do better and i did. I went to my math teacher and asked her for help and she taught me everything about the lesson we had learned in class that i didnt understand. She helped me everyday with what i didnt understand. When report cards came i saw that i had a A in that class. I went to my math teacher and thanked her for helping me get that A. Loftis is a great school to send your children too. It is a great school and i know because i went there my 6th,7th and 8th grade year. I graduated from 8th grade and Loftis has taught me so much that I could never forget and I never will. I love Loftis and my kids are going there when i can have kids.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 02, 2008
My son is going to this school for the first time. The only thing I can say so far is the principle is not that friendly which is very important. It is so soon into the year so we will see. Also, the dress code is bothersome to me, because it seems to be an individual school thing. Some of the dress code issues are just ridiculouse to me. Such as not being able to wear any hoodie other than plain or Loftis (which is for money of course). Also, no velour allowed, what is this about? Adults there just hate velour? I hope the education there is going to be what I expect because my son has been on star role for the last 3 years. I also think maybe running the school with a little more kid friendly environment rather than a military type of environment would be better.

- submitted by a parent

May 01, 2008
This is not a parent friendly school or for that matter a kid friendly school. The school is run by the teachers and principal with very little to no parental involvement. As a parent when asking a question or entering the school, it is apparent that you are not welcome. If this is considered on of the top quality schools in Hamilton County, then I suggest you don't move to Hamilton County.

- submitted by a parent

October 02, 2007
I too was ecited about Loftis when my oldest one started , then too was let down by the teachers & administration. I sent her the rest of the way through & then sent another one through for a year & 1/2 with the same bad tasste left in my mouth. My 3rd one is there now & so far so good & Lord only knows that if I get let down again, I won't be able enough to tell people what to expect. I will say this though, my oldest 1 has had it EASY at the high school because of the expectations of Lofits, the next still has to work at it. Over all this yr we are happy. Go Cougars! Keep up the great work, hopefully Mr Walter will keep the place in line.

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no rating
September 12, 2007
We love Loftis - Go Cougars

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no rating
July 11, 2007
I was excited when i found out my son could go to Loftis i had heard such bad things about Soddy.I was surprised to find out my son had a failing grade when the report cards came home.I had spoken to teachers and the principal about my son being bullied and it took threats of going to the school board before anything was done about it.My son will not be going to Loftis next year.The principal,as well as the teachers,at least most of them i talked with,are very politically correct yet dont care about the students at all.

- submitted by a parent

July 10, 2007
This school has a very wide range of sports. That lets the students have a choice to make and I think that is great to have. They also have a great education and they teach it all to the students.

- submitted by a community member

April 27, 2006
I was so excited that my children were zoned for Loftis. I had heard what a wonderful school it was. I was very misled! I can honestly say that I was very let down by the school and the administration when my first child started. My daughter is a 'slow learner' and her needs have not been met. She struggles daily with her classes. I have had multiple meeting with teachers, counselors, and principals for two years now. After each meeting, it gets better for a few weeks and then we are back to square one. Not only does she struggle with her classes, she is picked on every day by a certain group of children. The teachers and principals know about it and tend to turn a blind eye to what is happening. The best time of her life, childhood, has turned into a daily battle(emotionally and physically).

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February 23, 2004
I have had the oppertunity to have both my children attend this school. I am really pleased with the complete overall with every aspect of this school. I think it is a wonderful place to attend as a public school. I give high ratings.

- submitted by a parent
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Loftis Middle School
8611 Camp Columbus Road, Middle Valley, TN  37343
(423) 843-4749
Last modified Loftis Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Loftis Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top