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Manassas, VA
Students enrolled: 1,044

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9950 Wellington Road
Manassas, VA 20110

(571) 377-6800
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December 11, 2014
The whole time I went to Metz, I was bullied. My sister had something written on the bathroom about her, and they didn't even have the courtesy to remove it immeadiately. I was discriminated against my race, and whenever I reported it, they called me a liar. J was threatened, and they told me it was my fault for making the person mad. If you have your child's best interest in mind, do NOT send them to Metz.

- submitted by a community member

July 15, 2014
The new Principal, has the right attitude for this school. Expect marked improvement in school spirit and performance in 2014-2015.

- submitted by a parent

April 24, 2014
This school is HORRIBLE we barely learn anything! Most teachers don't care they see someone get slapped and don't do anything only a few teachers actually care about there students and not only the paycheck... Also this may not be about the school but the bus drivers come way to early and you tell the school and they don't do anything! Not even a simple email also you call the principal or even email her and she has never answered... It's a really bad school also to much violence like 2 fights in 1 day! Come on! Also the lunch for the 7th graders is worse than the 8th grade lunch it's not fair... Like I said don't work at this school and don't attend if you want to be safe.

- submitted by a community member

April 10, 2014
My child was new to MCPS, and he gladly joined Metz for 7-8 grade .To my horror, he was bullied constantly by students. None of his teachers liked him, and his new "friends" were pressuring him to do some shady things. I am with my second child now, and am looking for alternate schools for him. NEVER attend Metz, kids.

- submitted by a parent

December 09, 2013
Oh this school, honestly so dual toned. The staff vary from: I don't care enough, I care enough, and I forget these kids have other classes. I have had enough, and It's only December. They can't keep a schedule, they can't plan, most can't teach. Sure there are always exceptions, but I have only found a few. The new princpal is worst than the old one. Thank gods for only one more year.

- submitted by a community member

September 23, 2013
I am a new teacher at MCPS. It is the worse district I've ever worked for. Teachers are tremendously overwhelmed with "new and improved" programs. There is no time for individual class planning, the workload is ridiculously burdensome, there is continuous information to learn which is impossible given the time frame they want you to "get it", and we are motivated by fear. I can see why MCPS has such a high teacher turnover. Don't even think of applying to this district. You will definitely burn out!

- submitted by a teacher

August 30, 2013
Superintendent is great! All the changes I've seen in MCPS are definitely working! Metz have great teachers and a great staff. I am very happy with the new principal too!!

- submitted by a parent

March 18, 2013
What makes MCPS worse is that the new Superintendent is as worse as they come. MCPS is falling all over; I hope she can do something about it and get rid of the teachers there just collecting a paycheck.

- submitted by a teacher

January 27, 2013
I concur with the comment below. Since Grade 5 I have only one interaction with a teacher that was not conveyed through PowerSchools - thank you Mr. Briand. The comments on my daughter's strengths, weaknesses, performance, etc., have been nonexistent. Any dialogue has been driven by my pull - and yet there are more opportunities for teacher workdays and conferences then ever before. It does not make sense. The other point of note is the teachers are absent more so then I can recall at the elementary level. It has become a running joke at our house - who was present today. I can't believe the constant insertion of substitutes is conducive to learning.

- submitted by a parent

July 20, 2012
I know for a fact the Metz Middle School is great school for children to learn. I know because my daughter goes there. I would recomend this school and all Manassas City School to be excellent for your children to learn and grow.

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2011
I am on my 4th child going through this school and it gets worse every year. The education is weak at best, there is an ongoing theme of racism, and the upper level administration is about as worthless as one can be. If there is any choice of sending your child to this school or another, choose another. Whatever another is, choose another.

- submitted by a parent

May 17, 2011
I have been very frustrated with my experience at Metz. While I feel there are some members of the staff that do care and want to do all they can to help a child succeed, there are just simply not enough of them to go around. I also find that the many of the teachers do not want the parents input or involvement. Kids are not robots, they are all different and require to be treated as such. Many of the teachers I've encountered give a 0 if work is not turned in the day it is due. Where in life do you get 0 credit if you do something late? A penalty yes, 0 credit, no. Not all children are responsive to receiving a 0, and I think it would be worthwhile for the teachers that have this policy to look at it's effectiveness. Is the goal for the child to do poorly on their report card, or for them to become engaged and work harder? If they aren't becoming engaged after a few 0's, perhaps you need to modify your approach. I agree with the prior poster about the bullying issues, they are bad and the victim is NOT supported. I have found some of the staff (teachers and asst. principals) to be bullies themselves, very disturbing.

- submitted by a parent

May 16, 2011
My daughter was mercilessly bullied by another student practically the whole time she attended Metz, and despite my many phone calls and meetings with staff and administration, the problem only became progressively worse. Basically, the administration claims to have a "zero tolerance" for bullying, but in reality they don't or can't effectively deal with it. Their response is to bring in the bully and say, "So and so said you bullied them; is that true?" Of course the offender says no and then promptly goes after the person he is bullying with renewed gusto. The staff is ineffective and uncaring about this issue.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 08, 2010
Great school, lots of good educational opportunities and programs, but what are you doing to address the vulgar and obscene language used by so many of your students on campus and on the busses? Those offended by the problem remain silent so as not to become a target. Concerned Grandparent.

- submitted by a community member

March 17, 2010
great environment and excellent staff!

- submitted by a student

February 07, 2010
Metz is a good school. I have two kids going to this school. the desipline is very good. the only problem i have is that my kids have a ton of homework everynight. homework is only extra help. if you have a good grade in the class, i dont think you should get it. thank you for taking the time to read this essay. i am very thankfull. you are good. on the inside and out. go to metz. you will like it Thanks again! good bye now!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 28, 2010
I am frustrated and concerned about the lack of extra-curricular activities available to students. There are virtually no options, which gives these middle schoolers too much free time after school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 27, 2009
I am a very concerned parent of Metz. I do feel that the staff are well trained and try to do thier job, but the head principal doesn't even return your phone calls and can be very unfriendly. That sure doesn't show 'Mustang Pride', now does it??

- submitted by a parent

January 16, 2008
This school is amazing and a great learning experience for 7th and 8th graders

- submitted by a student

September 22, 2007
Many of the parents that criticize the teachers at Metz seem to have little understanding as to what teachers are faced with on a day to day basis. To respond to the negative comment about teachers seemingly misusing their two planning periods a day,teachers spend much of that time in meetings with administration, parents, and other teachers, and have very little if no time whatsoever to actually plan curriculum. For parents that say communication is nonexistent, teachers at Metz have a policy to never deny parents conferences soon before, during, and shortly after school.Some parents, however, seem to feel as if they are the only parents to whom teachers must communicate.They should keep in mind that teachers are dealing with the parents of at least one hundred students,not to mention the students themsselves,many of whom spend more time during the week with their teachers than they do with their parents.

- submitted by a teacher

September 18, 2006
This school has barely any structure. The staff does next-to-nothing, if anything, to prevent and stop bullying. They *say* that they are doing all they can to make the school safe. Wrong!

- submitted by a student
no rating
April 10, 2006
I am a former student of Metz and I enjoyed going to this school very much. There are very good relationships between the teachers and he students. The BEhavior of the students is very under control and has a very friendly staff!

- submitted by a student

December 19, 2005
The safety of the students is a definate issue at this school. The teachers, for the most part, simply do their job and walk away. There is little to no caring about the actual success of each student. The principal does not return phone calls nor does she willingly meet with parents. It seems just a few quality teachers are carrying the load for all. With two planning periods a day, you would think the quality of instruction would be better. As far as school safety is concerned, it seems to be a non-issue for the school administration.

- submitted by a parent

November 02, 2005
I'm really scared about sending my child here. The teachers arn't the best and there has to be more activities.

- submitted by a student

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Grace E. Metz Middle School
9950 Wellington Road, Manassas, VA  20110
(571) 377-6800
Last modified Grace E. Metz Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Grace E. Metz Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top