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Christiansburg, VA
Students enrolled: 826

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208 College St
Christiansburg, VA 24073

(540) 951-5800
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October 18, 2013
100% agree with few previous reviewers: teachers do not work well with students who do not fit their ideal student, there are favorites and then there are the kids that get marginalized. Students who need even the tiniest amount of help should transfer.

- submitted by a parent

July 11, 2013
Very happy with BMS! My daughter just finished 6th grade and we were very impressed with her teachers and their educational curriculum. I highly recommend BMS to parents moving to the area.

- submitted by a parent

October 24, 2010
the community of learning to which most educators at the school are dedicated

- submitted by a teacher
no rating
May 01, 2009
I like the way the school is designed and the pod idea is awesome. The teachers are ok some of them are awesome but others are bad. They sometimes play favorites and the students get by with alot of stuff. But overall it is a good school. One thing that does bug me is that at lunch some of my friends get stuck in the 7th grade lunch and its not fair bc there are 7th graders in my lunch!!

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 24, 2007
Most of the teachers are excellent and care about their students sincerely. However, there is, sadly, also a significant number of people in teaching positions that are doing great harm to students and the school through bullying students. Even more sadly, when complaints are made they are ignored.

- submitted by a parent

October 18, 2007
i love this school, actually i get sad when i go home!

- submitted by a student

October 05, 2007
The school does not follow policies. This is a good school if your student does not struggle. They do not work well with students who do not fit their ideal student. Maybe this is why they cannot make AYP!

- submitted by a parent

September 18, 2006
great school overall. The math program is considered weak by the high school math teachers. Very little after school help for Algebra and Geometry students. Parent teacher meetings usually result in defensiveness rather than concern for the student. Certain teams are the significantly better than others. no overall norm.

- submitted by a parent

October 11, 2005
As a group, the teachers at BMS are top notch professionals. They have substantial experience, know their subject matter very well, and understand adolescents. The teachers collaborate wonderfully using a team approach, which effectively transitions students from the elementary to the high school format. The BMS curriculum is greatly strengthened by excellent specialties (e.g., band, art, tech ed, computer tech). The regular schedule, including daily PE, is an asset. The PE program, however, could be strengthened by shifting from using an antiquated, authoritarian model to developmentally engaging approaches (e.g., Kipps Elementary PE program). Except for the limited library resources, the facilities and equipment are state-of-the art across areas. At present, the school lacks a tradition of encouraging parent involvement, and most interactions with parents probably focus on problems. Encouraging parent involvement would create more positive parent-school relationships, expand assistance for individualized learning, and tap valuable community learning assets.

- submitted by a parent

May 10, 2004
My impression is that if a child is not in the gifted program and if they in fact may have some learning issues, they tend to fall by the wayside at BMS. Also, once a child is labelled as a trouble-maker they tend to stay that way - there is no reward for improved behavior. There are definite favorites and then there are the kids that get marginalized.

- submitted by a parent

March 13, 2004
BMS has essentially no program for gifted students other than the different math levels. At the same time BMS seems to have little ability to teach children who have trouble learning. Teachers are minimally concerned about the success of their students.

- submitted by a parent

November 05, 2003
My child is a 6th grader at BMS and we were worried about the transition to middle school. However, the learning experience at BMS thus far has been nothing but wonderful. The pod set-up where the teachers act as a team is an excellent idea and both of my child's teachers have been very active in keeping parents informed.

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2003
Blacksburg Middle School is doing a great job at teaching my child!! I am very satisfied with my son's teachers. Great job BMS!

- submitted by a parent
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Blacksburg Middle School
208 College St, Christiansburg, VA  24073
(540) 951-5800
Last modified Blacksburg Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Blacksburg Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top