« Back to compare
/ / / School Profile
Students enrolled: 853

Contact this school

1313 Amherst Street
Winchester, VA 22601

(540) 667-7500
Nearby homes for sale
Map of James Wood Middle School address.

June 03, 2015
While the head principal is a wonderful man this school is riddled with unprofessional and verbally abusive teachers and staff. There are major drug problems and racial stereotyping that is not only ignored but tolerated without any preventative measures in place. Minority students are targeted and made to feel very uncomfortable and inferior. Teachers are allowed to say anything to their students without regard for how devastating their words and actions can be to a child's educational experience. I would not recommend this school to my worst enemy!!!

- submitted by a parent

April 22, 2013
I am now in high school and there are many ups and downs about this school. Just like other schools in winchester, if you are an athelete or someone who is very outgoing and you can easily make friends, good for you. You'll have a great time at the school. I wasn't in this category. The school is decent in academics, the teachers do help, but you have to look for them, which is normal. Students (When I Went There) were extremely mean though. They isolated me from everything possible. I know the students change yearly, but you can't expect much from teenagers. The teachers are very nice and they do work one-on-one with you. the principle, As of 2012, is amazing. He knows how to deal with children and he knows what to expect. The school is decent. Just make sure not to isolate yourself or let other bring you down. That was my problem. You have to remember that these kids are only 11-15(Around). They will be bullies when they want to be. Just find the good people in this school, which there are believe it or not, and you will have a nice time.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
April 27, 2010
The school has a terrible discipline system. They let kids get away with everything. My advice, keep your children away.

- submitted by a student
no rating
April 24, 2010
The teachers & principal at JWMS are excellent. They are dedicated to helping the students. My son went there and he loved it.

- submitted by a parent

July 06, 2009
I've been through three years at this school and they have been the best years ever. The students are very kind to each other and the teachers are great. We have some of the best athletes in the area. I was more than pleased with my stay there. GO BULLDOGS!!

- submitted by a student

November 30, 2007
Some of the teachers are not very helpful, and need to understand the children more.

- submitted by a parent

May 20, 2007
I have gone through three years at JWMS and they have been the three best years of my life. The teachers and guidance councilers are really there to help and everyone acts like one huge family. We have some of the most talented athletes in the area. It's an amazing place and has really helped me academically.

- submitted by a student

October 20, 2006
I go to to James wood in the 7th grade and Its really great! Best school Ive ever been to. I gave up living with my mom to go to this school thats how much I like it.

- submitted by a student

May 17, 2005
While it looks great on the surface (newly renovated) this school has real communication issues. Teachers, guidance counselors and administration do not return phone calls, emails or notes sent in by the student. Heaven forbid if you have a child that struggles academically, because even the most involved parent cannot get through to have questions answered or issues addressed.

- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Find out what parents are saying about James Wood Middle School


Nearby homes and rentals

Last modified: June 3, 2015

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

James Wood Middle School
1313 Amherst Street, Winchester, VA  22601
(540) 667-7500
Last modified James Wood Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
James Wood Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top