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4901 Bennetts Pasture Rd
Suffolk, VA 23435

(757) 923-4105
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June 13, 2015
This was my daughter's first year attending this school. I was initially worried b/c of comments I had heard, but she loves attending this school. Her teachers have been wonderful and the work was challenging and rewarding for her. The school is very old though, but it is for the most part clean. My main issue is the treatment of parents. The office staff make parents feel very unwelcomed from the moment you enter the building and you get the feeling that you are bothering them if you ask them a question.

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January 02, 2015
this school is the real deal I love the school it has the push my child needs to be the best great school. love it.

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November 01, 2014
My school has a great learning atmosphere. My teachers have great teaching methods. I have never had any trouble with schoolwork. I plan on moving on to the IB program at Kings Fork High, because of inspiration from a teacher. John Yeates has prepared me for my academic future.

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June 23, 2013
John Yeates is a great school with active parents and motivated kids. The faculty is always looking for ways to improve the learning environment with new projects and activities. I feel the academic challenge is adequate. I would like to see more extracurricular clubs and sports and of course adding Jr. National Honor Society would be a plus. These are more budget concerns and could be remedied by more support from our city council. We came to this school from a private school and we are very happy with our experience.

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July 14, 2012
I was looking for recent reviews of this school from this past school year, if anyone could help? I generally get a sense from the previous postings that its very structured and that could be great or stiffling as one review said. This may take away from a students learning experience. I did not see much complimenting the extra cirricular activities and placement for gifted students, has this improved since the last review was posted?

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June 30, 2011
JYMS is a great school. The principal is great and present at everything at the school. The teachers are outstanding. I was very nervous for my child to start middle school but all problems are dealt with quickly and there is not a problem with discipline at all. I love that they keep the grades seperated, they don't even pass in the halls at the same time. My child had a great year and we will miss this school! By the way, she was on the honor roll all year.

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November 22, 2009
I am greatful for the sense of security and discipline at John Yeates. However, I feel that the school doesn't offer enough activities for students. I'm appalled that the school doesn't have National Junior Honor Society or Beta Club. I feel that the academic structure of the school is a bit too regimented. It seems as though my child is basically doing the same types of projects in all classes each year. Interactive notebooks are great, but come on guys. Let's try a little more imagination with our curriculum.

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August 04, 2009
I attended this school for all three years, just moving to virginia for my 6th, and i had an incredible time :) I struggled a bit in 6th grade but it eventually evened out with help from my teachers and I was accepted into the IB program in 8th grade. The music program is also very nice. Although, Mr.Paquette is verry very wack outta this world, he teaches you what you need to know and more. He's a very very good teacher and although he's incredibly clueless as to whats going on in his class he's a great teacher. He greatly prepares you for a higher level of band and he has prepared us for marching band in high school :) (go warriors!! lol.) If it intrests you or your middle schooler I highly suggest joining his class in sixth grade and continuing through high school. It's worth it.

- submitted by a student

September 05, 2008
I think JYMS is a great school. Every thing is great there. The principal is great the staff are nice, the teachers are fantastic, and I could go on forever but the main thing I am saying is if you ever get a chance to send your child there, you really should. You won't regret it :)

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August 05, 2008
i love(d) john yeates. Unfortunately, I had to move to Charlotte,North Carolina. We have fun, the teachers are ok, the food isn't all of that but its ok. I made a lot of friends and quick. My favorite teacher was Ms. Bougouneau.

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February 26, 2007
Discipline is the main objective at this school. It's unfortunate, but the teachers seem constantly on the defensive and the administration's principal objective is to maintain order.

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October 07, 2006
This school is great I mean at sometimes Suffolk schools can get a little shaky and the teachers can too but other than that John Yeates couldn't be better.

- submitted by a student

July 01, 2006
We moved here from Penn. right at the beginning of the 2nd semester. The Pennsylvania school was much further along in Math and Science and the guidance counselor at John Yeates was quite upset with the fact that they were taking courses that weren't offered here. The principal stepped in and allowed my 8th grade child to be bussed to the high school (and receive high school credit) for math and science but they would not allow my 6th grade child to take 7th grade science and math because of the way things are scheduled there. She was bored to tears- and wasn't tested for the gifted program until it was too late to join. Organization within the school itself is also very shaky- no one ever seems to know what the others are doing. And we knew of NO extracurricular activities at all- not even 7&8 grade cheerleading.

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November 20, 2004
My daughters attended this school for a total of 6 years combined. During that time the demographics of the school's population had not changed much, 50% whites and 50% other. The atmosphere is generally tolerable and the teachers adequate. I find that there is alot of ridgid structure which somewhat gurantees order, however, stifles the child from learning how to navigate indepedently which is of paramount importance when they arrive to high school. Teachers tend to micro-manage the kids and not offer the freedom to be autonomous in alot of areas. As a very involved parent I found that visibility is the ticket to getting information and letting those there know you are very involved with your child and expect your child to be viewed and treated in a respectable manner.

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John Yeates Middle School
4901 Bennetts Pasture Rd, Suffolk, VA  23435
(757) 923-4105
Last modified John Yeates Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
John Yeates Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top