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6-8
Public district
Millington, TN
Students enrolled: 468
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4964 Cuba Millington Road
Millington, TN 38053

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(901) 873-8130
(901) 873-8136
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February 12, 2015
We have just became a school municipal 2014-2015. All of Board members and our little community worked/fought really hard to form our very own system. Now, with that being said, it will take a while for everything to work itself out. Please keep this in mind. We have a very supportive administrative office. Our teachers DO go the extra mile to help each and every child. I think parents have to do their shared role with their child/children's education and not solely depend on the teachers 100%. We are a team and helping children become better students takes more than just talk it takes action. Please feel free to come to the PTSA meeting and voice your concerns meetings are held the first Tuesday each month from 6-7pm. If you don't speak up we will never hear you. Please come out and work together to make our school ranked amongst the best.

- submitted by a parent

February 10, 2015
As a teacher at Millington Middle, I enjoy waking up everyday to come to work. We have a hard working staff who go above and beyond for the students and the community. I personally have grown as a teacher and have experienced growth with the students. We are a data driven and supportive staff, who have our students as our number one focus. As teachers, we are continuously meeting together for professional development, sharing ideas, being supported by administration, and holding each other accountable. I love this community and this school.

- submitted by a teacher

February 10, 2015
Millington middle school is awesome. We have two great principal that care of each of our student like they are there own. Our office staff is great and they go over and beyond. We have great teachers also. Communication is the key and I feel that I have that with both of my sons teachers. When I do have a problem it is addressed immediately.

- submitted by a parent

February 10, 2015
My son, who is APEX, is getting the challenging education that he needs. He has the best teachers, all of them! As a sixth grader he was apprehensive about entering into middle school, his teachers have been very supportive in the transition into middle school and challenge him every day. Also, administration has been very welcoming and helpful. I understand that they have a lot to do in a day, but they take the time to answer any questions that I have had. I feel truly blessed for my son to have had the great experience in 6th grade! Truly a great school!

- submitted by a parent

February 08, 2015
This is our son's first year in middle school. He was a bit intimidated at first but the assistant principal gave a group of us a tour this past summer. This is a brand new school system and they have in the works an orientation and tour for all incoming sixth graders starting this spring semester. So far, this has been a wonderful experience. Our child has enjoyed seeing his friends from the other elementary school and his past school combine. The teachers are easy to approach, open to ideas, and understand how preteens think. Millington is a great community for raising children.

- submitted by a parent

February 06, 2015
I have seen so many positive changes with a real emphasis on academic achievement at the school this year. The teachers and administration really seem to care about my son's education. This is his 3rd year here and he is much happier when he comes home in the afternoon. I'm impressed at how hard the staff is working to build this brand "new" school for our community. I'm excited to see what its like when my younger child gets there.

- submitted by a parent

January 20, 2015
Terrible school and can't afford private school. What's a parent to do? I don't know if I can handle another 2 yrs of this school and their lax administration.

- submitted by a parent

October 27, 2014
There seems to be a bullying problem here that is being ignored by staff. Kids need consequences so they know this will not be tolerated in any way. Three large boys ganging up on kids and getting away with it should not be tolerated. Split them up and stop this behavior. There is supposed to be a dress code that isn't being followed by some students also. If you have rules then someone needs to enforce them. Letting kids get away with breaking rules now doesn't do them any favors as they grow.

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2014
I have a granddauvhter at this school. She really likes this school but is being bullied by one certain girl in her grade. It's so bad she cries and doesn't want to go to school. What is the best way to handle this. She is afraid of more bullying if she tells anyone. Grandma is very worried about her.

- submitted by a community member

June 30, 2013
Academics are fine, and some of the teachers are actually quite good that way. One or two are even able to inspire. The problem is that if one child hits another and the one who is hit yells, the one making the noise gets in trouble. There is a real problem with blaming the victim here. My daughter is hit, tormented, and occasionally robbed. The hitting often happens in the presence of teachers who do nothing.

- submitted by a parent

April 20, 2012
Millington Middle School, like most all Millington schools now, is on a slow but steady downward spiral. Moreso, however, than the elementary schools and high school, Millington Middle suffers from an administration that is out of touch not only with its students and their parents, but also with Millington as an entire community. I can only imagine the way the administration and teachers(with exceptions) treat the students after having experienced their authoritative and condescending stance toward me. Its common for people to just suffer through these three years, but this period is a critical time for students looking toward high school. I regret not sending my two sons to a better middle school so that they might have been better preparedor at least treated with more respect. MMS' only saving grace is that it is marginally better than its counterpart, Woodstock. I would have to advise other parents to consider private school before either of Millington's middle schools. Perhaps if Millington gains control of its own schools through the merger, there will be positives changes that might bring back the community feel that has been lost completely.

- submitted by a parent

September 29, 2009
From this school i say its the worst! the new principal, awful!

- submitted by a parent

August 23, 2009
This school used to be good. Finally my first child is out, however my younger one is starting this year. Another three years of careless teachers and a rude principal. I do have to say parent involvement is better than other schools ive seen, but it is way overshadowed by the negatives of this school.When is the county going to open their eyes? How much longer will Millington suffer?

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 11, 2009
the teachers at millington middle are more focused on the clothes and accessories of the students. they need to put more energy into teaching our children. i've been dealing with this school for 3 yrs. nothing has changed. we need new principal(s) and teachers at millington middle.we need people who really want to teach our children and not dictate them.

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2008
The principal and teacher quality ruins this school. The school building itself is in bad disrepair and is overcrowded, from what my son says. Recieves the rear end of the budget- Millington schools do, and this school makes no effort whatsoever to hide it. I would never recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 10, 2008
Millington middle is really acceptable to most students. It is very safe and well educated. Although teachers take things to the extreme sometimes and are wrong, but are ashamed to admit it i agree with them most times. Im goung to the 7th grade so i have a few more years there i expect it to stay the same and not get worse. The council should let students take vote in more activities though. Oh yeah, one more thing, what is up with the 'uniforms'! although we are luckier than other schools with real uniforms.

- submitted by a student

May 22, 2008
MMS has improved greatly over the last three years. My daughter is happy and I have come to the school on several occasions to participate in meaningful afterschool activities. The school is clean and safe.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 31, 2008
My child is in the 6th grade at MMS. I would never recommend this school. The principal and staff do not provide a safe environment for the children at this school. The education is not sufficient at all. The advanced are not challenged. There aren't a lot of programs available. It is something one survives until they can move, but not something a parent would want for their child.

- submitted by a parent

March 07, 2008
Please, do not even think of enrolling your child in this school. I agree with the the other parents about the new principal- rude and, even as a parent, I find him to be just downright mean.

- submitted by a parent

February 15, 2008
Millington Middle is a terrible school. Many parents do not agree with the new principal and I can say I do not either. The teachers are not teaching my son anything, his teacher sleeps in class

- submitted by a parent

September 01, 2007
Millington Middle is a school that really does a good job of keeping parents involved.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 14, 2007
This will be my daughter's second year at MMS. Last year was a struggle at times, but my 6th grader tested her boundaries at times. Some of her teachers emailed me a number of times a day about her talking in the hall and in line. It seemed a little petty but I did address every issue brought to my attention. I appreciate the teachers willingness to communicate. I have found the principal to be rude at times, but never to me personally. The kids don't seem to like him, but it looks to me like they respect him. I am looking for a great 7th grade year for my daughter.

- submitted by a parent

August 13, 2007
Millington Middle has made some positive changes in the over the years. Today is the 1st day of school and I noticed the hallways are decorated and the new outdoor classroom. There are still afew teachers who have taught at Millington forever. All in all my daughter has loved attending the school. We have transferred in and it is alot better than the school she was zoned to attend.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
June 29, 2007
Since Dr. Lowe arrived, I have sat back and watched half of the faculty of Millington Middle School leave. The formal explanations all differ. Quality teachers are choosing to retire, transfer and or just leave. Numerous members of the faculty have vented their frustrations amongst themselves as well as Shelby County Schools and nothing has been done. Just this past year we lost 10 top of the line teachers to other schools. These are veteran teachers who made it known that working at MMS is not worth it. Its unfortunate, but the students are the ones suffering the most.

- submitted by a teacher

April 19, 2007
This used to be a fairly good school. Last year and this year have proven to be the worst years of all time. The new principal is awful! His communication skills with the parents, students and teachers are needless to say pitiful. Discipline around there is a joke and teacher morale is at an all time low. Years past were better! What happened that Shelby County saw fit to send this man? Why are we, in Millington, being punished? We want our old school back. Maybe the great teachers will return. Kudos to those who stayed. We need you more than ever.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2006
There has been a tremedously negative change during the 2005-2006 school year. The teachers seem stressed and the students seem unhappy. What caused this sudden change?

- submitted by a parent

October 10, 2005
This will be my child's third year here. I have loved Millington primarily because of it's teachers. The teachers here are dedicated and give 110% for their students. My family's experience has been a great one so far. However, I am concerned this year because of the new principal. I have seen him be rude to teachers and parents. He has not been fair in distributing punishments. One got suspended but another child, who did the same thing or worse, goes undisciplined. I feel sorry for those wonderful teachers to have to deal with this. My child says that this is the worst year at Millington and she can't wait to leave. I know we are not alone in this because I have talked to dozens of families that feel the same way. The new principal is going to have to give us the standards we are used to. The teachers are GREAT!

- submitted by a parent

March 21, 2005
Millington Middle School was one of the BEST learining experiences my child has ever had. She attended this school in sixth grade and had some of the best teachers ever! MMS is a school that knows how to get stuff done and it's about time one did. Of course they had some disciplinary problems but NO schools are perfect. Just because some of the students don't know their place doesn't make the administration bad! They know how to teach kids what life is really like and for that I salute all of them! After attending this school we moved out of the country. She is now taking AlgebraI in 7th grade thanks to the amazing teachers that she loved. So I would just like to tell the staff of MMS that they are doing an awesome job and to keep up the good work!

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2004
This school has been a big disappointment. It is probably fine for most kids, but our eighth grader needs accelerated learning opportunities which have not been available. The principal is a great disappointment she doesnt care anything about the students. The teachers here are just getting a paycheck not teaching. I feel it alot of discriminaton against African American students. When a white student complain on a black student. The teacher and principal is ready to suspend that student. When a black student complains nothing is done to that white students. These teachers dont care anything about the students. I have known teachers to lie on students. But God will work it out. This school is the worst school in TN. She goes along with her staff. No matter if they right or wrong. If they dont like the parent they take it out on the child. God help this school.

- submitted by a parent

September 24, 2004
My child experience at this school was awful. The teachers only want a pay check. They dont help the students at all. The principal dont care anything about the students. When there a arguement between students at the school. The principal ready to have them arrested. I have had teachers to lied on my children. But I pray about and I put them in Jesus hand. I know Jesus will fight my battle. This school dont help students. They hurt students. I wish the State of Tennessee would take over this school. The teachers are not teaching. This is not a good school. I feel this is the worst school in the district. Parent if you can send your children to another school. Please do so.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 16, 2004
My children attended from March 2003 until the end of the school year. One was already in Algebra in 7th grade and making straight A's when we moved here. The school did absolutely nothing to help her continue with it. She had to enroll in a general math class and was put in the position of taking the entire class again the next year. So now, she is a year behind in her math when she could have been ahead. That was a shame to do that to a child that was already in advanced classes. My son was another story. He desperately needed help. I begged for it...and they just absolutely did not care...told me he needed to be responsible for these things in high school so he should be able to do them now...well, hello if you don't teach them, how can they take it with them???! Terrible experience.

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2004
Would think twice about sending my child here, In fact we were so dissappointed in this school we moved from the school district for this year. Teachers and Principal leadership was insenstive to childs needs. 'They had to many to babysit' one of the teachers told me. One teacher didnt even know my son was a student in her class, said she had to many 'bad' ones he must behave she didnt recognize him. If we hadnt taken my son out in the middle of the year his 7th grade would of been a total waste!

- submitted by a parent

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Millington Middle School
4964 Cuba Millington Road, Millington, TN  38053
(901) 873-8130
Last modified Millington Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Millington Middle School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 47 reviews. Top