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Martinsville, VA
Students enrolled: 535

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201 Brown St
Martinsville, VA 24112

(276) 403-5886
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May 20, 2014
Their way of conferencing is to gather all the teachers together in one room and do it together. What if I wanted to have separate conferences? I wasn't given the option. They are not welcoming as I just particiapted in exhibition night and all the teachers stood together against the lockers & chit chatted & laughed. As parents walked past them to view the exhibition, they had no personality or decency to speak to the parents nor did they welcome us. They barely spoke and that's because us parents said hello to them first. They looked at us like we were strangers. They didn't even make a comment to us like "your child was a great student, your child will be missed, your child came a long ways, etc. Heck they didn't even speak to my child whom they taught for 9 months. The only one that looked presentable was the math teacher Mr. Smith who greeted the parents and spoke on each kid. Overall, I just didn't feel like I got to know these teachers due to lack of correspondance, communication. They hardly ever had homework, school field trips, science projects, nothing.....basically no parent involvement & I don't even think I've ever seen the principle's face!!

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July 08, 2009
This school is a very poor school and would not ever let my child go to this school ever again!their are poor teaching habiats and test scores are the lowest in the state of va.My childs grades have went down from a's to d's!this is your warning to all parents this school system is not good for sucess of your chid!

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October 10, 2006
I think that Martinsville Middle School was a great middle school for me. We moved from Detroit to Martinsville when I entered the eighth grade, and I was lagging behind in all of my classes. I told my mom everything that I was learning was new for me, so I didn't understand it. But the teachers helped me so very much and at the end of my eighth grade year, I achieved the presidential educational improvement award. I was pleased about the caring of the teachers for every individual child.

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March 16, 2006
I am extremely disappointed in the quality of education at this school. The school focuses unsuccessfully on bringing remedial students to a passing level of state exams. Passing/advanced students are not allowed to move ahead at a more rapid pace, sacrificing the education of the majority of students. Tracking students is no longer allowed and advanced students are forced to repeat remedial work because they are not provided resources to move forward. Excellence is viewed as elitist and extracurricular educational activities are not supported by the school although sports teams are. Advanced students spend their time helping slower students rather than advancing their own education. All children are forced to spend classes practicing test taking skills, even if they have perfect scores on the state tests. This results in many children having no music, art, or language classes. We would leave if there were any affordable school option in the city.

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Martinsville Middle School
201 Brown St, Martinsville, VA  24112
(276) 403-5886
Last modified Martinsville Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Martinsville Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 8 reviews. Top