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1625 Ivy St
Waynesboro, VA 22980

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(540) 946-4635
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February 06, 2015
Kate Collins is an absolute gem of a school. Committed, competent and caring staff make our daughter's time here very rewarding. The fear of transitioning to Middle School (really any middle school), I think, distorts the initial impression of the school on the part of many parents. We are thrilled with the quality of the school, inside and out.

- submitted by a parent

January 22, 2015
We have found KCMS to be a beautiful facility with highly qualified teachers and staff that educate the students with a well-balanced curriculum that advocates student growth at all levels of diversity and skill sets. The honors classes are instructed with above level content, yet structured to still meet the necessary requirements for the grade levels. My current eighth grader will enter into high school with five high school credit classes under his belt and multiple perfect SOL scores. KCMS has significantly helped to set his course for success as he enters high school by building upon his strengths and providing him the knowledge he will need to be successful at the next level of education and beyond. Power School is an awesome online tool used to access your child's daily activities, assignments and grades. This tool is extremely helpful for middle schoolers to track their progress as well as for parents, where in those middle school years we parents sometimes feel out of the loop. We're certain that our son has capitalized on opportunities & courses that have not been available to students in neighboring communities. Thank you KCMS.

- submitted by a parent
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January 19, 2015
Dear families, Kate Collins is a wonderfully evolving middle school committed to providing your child a safe and high powered education. We are pleased you are reviewing our school as a potential home for your family. We believe that we offer a great environment for growing young people. Please do not hesitate to contact our school for more information.

- submitted by a school leader

August 20, 2014
This school deserves NO stars. This is by far the worst school I have ever encountered. I have ABSOLUTELY NOTHING good to say about Kate Collins or the two female administrators who run it. Sadly, this is the only middle school in Waynesboro, so school options are minimal- if you have the means to home school your children they will be much better off. Communication between administration and parents is lacking and I question whether the education of the children is top priority here. Honestly, I think there should be cameras in every room of this building so that parents could monitor what is happening through out the day with their children. Perhaps then some things would change for the better...

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2014
Just as there isn't any perfect child - parent - hospital, etc. - there is any perfect middle school. However, KCMS ranks right at the top. They offer many opportunities for children with higher level math courses, middle school athletics, different clubs (Jr. Beta, FCCLA, Robotics...), dances, after school tutoring, summer school, high school credit classes, band, chorus, diversity, a great PTO and much more. KCMS has a supportive network of parents, teachers, custodians, cafeteria workers, secretaries, guidance counselors, SROs, sped dept, & administrators! They do whatever is humanly possible to make sure that they are working together to do whatever is best for kids and the future of Waynesboro.

- submitted by a community member

June 15, 2009
I am a TAG student going into the 8th grade. I am not even in the 8th grade yet and i already have taken algebra 1 and got advanced profeicny. Like many other TAG students i also take honors english and got advanced profiency. Also, next year i will be recieving 3 more highschool credentials. So yes if you actually follow through the whole system there is plenty of things for a TAG student at KCMS.

- submitted by a student

January 30, 2009
My daughter is in her second year at Kate Collins. In every instance where she had difficulty, the administration stepped in and nipped the problems in the bud. I do agree with prior posts about not being enough for TAG students as my daughter is one too. What I would rate lowest is the parent involvement. I coordinate parent volunteers for PTO and try to provide lots of opportunity for parents to be involved with staff and we get very few volunteers willing to come to the school.

- submitted by a parent

January 03, 2009
The staff my child has encountered while attending this school for the most part have been a joy to work with. My concern as the parent of a TAG student is that there are major problems with that program and no one seems willing or able to make the changes that are needed.

- submitted by a parent
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November 28, 2008
I attend KCMS and although its not the safest or cleanest school environment around, I feel we do pretty well academically. There's a lot of great qualities too, like have you heard about us joining the 'Pay It Forward' movement? I'm not going to sit here and list them all but I am going to sit here to inform you that KCMS is a wonderful place for your kid to get an education academically AND socially.

- submitted by a student

July 17, 2008
I have one child attending Kate Collins Middle School this year and another will be next year. At this school there seems to be no interest to improve the poor communication from school to parent. Regardless of the fact that there was a new principal last year safety and discipline were still huge areas of concern. Both of my children are T.A.G. students and it's a shame that this is the middle school enviroment that we are stuck with.

- submitted by a parent

June 20, 2007
I am sending my children to Kate Collins Middle School only because there is no other public middle school in the City of Waynesboro. I hope the newly hired principal and asst. principal will devote themselves to revamping the disciplinary system and communicating with families of students. It is with trepidation that I send my third child to school there because my middle child had a lousy school year. If I could convince my husband to go to private school, our family would take our great SOL scores and hightail it out of there.

- submitted by a parent

October 23, 2006
The staff at this school, esp. the principles and counselors, lack general understanding when it comes to dealing with the psychological well being of the children. Educating the kids in those respects are more important then looking for the trouble makers to punish. Teach them properly and there won't be any to punish. The school is pitiful as well as embarrassing to be associated with.

- submitted by a parent
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Kate Collins Middle School
1625 Ivy St, Waynesboro, VA  22980
(540) 946-4635
Last modified Kate Collins Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Kate Collins Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top