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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Millington Middle is a school that really does a good job of keeping parents involved.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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!
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!
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.
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