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Richmond, VA
Students enrolled: 1,209

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4724 Hopkins Rd.
Richmond, VA 23234

(804) 743-3640
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April 10, 2013
Chesterfield County schools are usually above average with excellent teachers and parental involvement. This one seems to be the exception. While the teachers are incredible, dedicated individuals, their hands seem to be tied. They don't have much parental involvement and seem to not want any. The quality of the education speaks for itself. If you read the student reviews, only one is free from a multitude of errors.

- submitted by a community member

November 15, 2011
I have had a bad experience with this school since my daughters started attending last year. One of my daughters was bullied by a boy, his mother, and his sister at the bus stop. She was so upset by this matter that it prevented her from taking the bus to school that day. She was told to report this to the principle and she did so. I guess she should have just kept it to herself. She was given two days in school suspension for defending herself against the two adults involved in this matter by using words only. Where is the justice in this situation when a 30 something year old adult is bullying by swearing and threatening my 13 year olds at the bus stop? I called the school about this this situaion on the day it happened. I did not receive a return phonecall for two days. I wll be moving shortly and I cannot wait to get my daughters out of this school. I am sick and tired of them being the ones paying the consequences when they are trying to defend themselves from bullying.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2011
I recently moved and my daughter had to transfer to Falling Creek Middle. At first I was horrified, but after her first week I felt much better about her attending. She has only been in this school since March 2011 and her grades are much better and she really likes her teachers. She says there are some issues with students at this school, but she hasn't had any problems. I was extremly impressed with her counselor Ms. Craig and her teachers Ms. Holmes, Ms. Geter and her science teacher. They are wonderful and very helpful.

- submitted by a parent

July 25, 2010
hi i went 2 this school. it was drama. but now that i am moving i am confident that u will pick the right school 4 your child. i no that mi mom did!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member

August 04, 2009
it is the best and you can make wonderful friends and learn from wonderful teachers

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 04, 2009
I'm a student of falling creek and i would recommend this school to every one attending middle school! i love this school i do get bullied but we do have a guidance center where you can talk about all your problems and i went there and they helped me alot and shortly after that once i used my info the guidance person told me and after this i was fine no one bullied me and i was great the rest of the school year i hope everyone can find out how amazing this school really is:)

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 02, 2009
Im a student from Falling creek & i would not recommend anyone to attend this school. There's way too many bullies in there and fights!.

- submitted by a student
no rating
March 16, 2009
This school is the best coming from a student currently attending the school. Its very well behaved,and i dnt know we are known for having low test scores because i get great grades! thank you for reading.

- submitted by a student
no rating
April 03, 2008
My son was a student at Falling Creek 2 years ago. I jumped at the opportunity to move him out of there based on all of the things we had been through. He went from barely passing to honor roll in just a year. This speaks volumes to me about the staff and administration. I had to force the administration and teachers to involve me. Tell me, how does a child bring home a report card with all failing grades and the parent receive no prior communication. This was especially concerning to me because my son and I were hurricane evacuees from the Gulf Coast and at the time that I enrolled my son in Falling Creek I asked the guideance counselor to keep a check on my son to make sure that he was transitioning ok, being that we had just been through such a tramatic experience.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 07, 2008
Falling Creek Middle is not a good school. I am a parent of a student who is constantly bullied. My child is very intellectual & the students pick on her because she wants to learn. The kids disrupt classes & the teachers & staff have no control over the students. I have to move because I want my child to have a better education which she cannot get at FCMS. The school needs a whole new staff & Discipline put in place. I would not recommend this school at all.

- submitted by a parent

February 06, 2008
I'm currently a student at FCMS and i think this school is terrific. There is such a warm and inviting atmosphere at Falling Creek Middle. The teachers are awesome...they challenge everyone according to each person.

- submitted by a student

September 18, 2006
I like falling creek middle school,i don't believe it's the principal,teachers or counselors.I believe children and adults learn different ways.But I think we need to go back to some of the old ways,to give the children a chance to have the oppournity to pick up a book and read and learn.I know when I was in school,if I wasn't able to bring all of my books home, even on the weekend,I would of been lost.Also,alot of it is parnets just don't have the time to encourage and help their children or don't want to.

- submitted by a parent

December 17, 2005
There is very little support from administration they do not seem to know what is going on in the school. Parent involvement isnot encouraged or accepted. The school administrators act as bullies themselves. The overall atmosphers of this school is not good. The teachers are not involved with the students. There seems to be a total disconnect between the students and teachers, administrators. i honestly cannot recommend this school to anyone, and am very happy that I have removed my children from this hostile atmosphers.

- submitted by a parent

August 28, 2005
This school has a lot of great teachers who give a great deal of extra time in the mornings and afternoons working with students. A variety of activities are provided as well as activity buses 3 days a week to provide transportation for students who wouldn't otherwise be able to stay. Not many schools in the county do this. Falling Creek also has a lot of discipline issues and the students need to be held accountable for their actions. This doesn't always happen, however, has improved over the last year. We need more parent involvement and have a lot of opportunities for parents to be involved not only with after school activities but during school as well. Some opportunities for parents, teachers and administrators to work together are the back to school grade level orientations, Fall Cookout, Game Night, Health Fair, and the Parent Institute, all provided by Title 1.

- submitted by a teacher

August 08, 2005
The biggest problems here are the administration, lack of discipline and safety issues directly related to the lack of enforcement of school rules by the administration. Discipline appears unfair with victims being punished in the same manner as the perpetrators of violence. There is very little parental involvement within the school and administration does not seem willing to support parental involvment within the school setting. Teachers appear to be doing a good job considering the problems associated with the administration. In summary, this school could be a much better school if administration would work together with, instead of against, parents, students and teachers.

- submitted by a parent

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Falling Creek Middle School
4724 Hopkins Rd., Richmond, VA  23234
(804) 743-3640
Last modified Falling Creek 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.
Falling Creek Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top