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District Kanawha County Schools
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2002 Presidential Dr
Charleston, WV 25314

(304) 348-6652
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3 stars
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July 23, 2014
This school is top in the county and top in the state. So is the high school. Our school is not usually over 75 degrees, or have low quality of technology. Our teachers are strict on rules and whoever said they aren't, is obviously not paying attention. You can get into any sport based on your skills not money, because we don't downgrade people. Yes, we have drama and rumors, but EVERY school has this. So for whoever said this school is nothing and is saying all of these rude things, then get a life and act like an educated human and realize this is with every school. Who ever moves into this district, John Adams is the one for you.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2014
I'm a student at John Adams and in my opinion it is the best school I could go to. The teachers have taught me so much even this year with how many days we had off. Sure the students have some drama but what school doesn't? The teachers treat us all fairly. They punish us if we need to be punished and reward us when we do good. Honestly I don't know where the whole rumor that the teachers treat students unfairly based on how rich or poor they are. I don't know about other people's experiences but from mine I can tell you that is not true. John Adams is a great school and if you are new to the area or are lookin for a new school for your kids, you should sent them to JA.

- submitted by a community member
April 09, 2014
I'm an eight grader at John Adams. Our school is most definitely the best school in the county, but the entire Kanawha County school system is horrendous. Basically, we are the best of the worst. The temperature in the building is usually over 75 degrees, due to the outdated boiler system controlled by the county. The school itself is in disrepair, and filled with technology that hardly works, and isn't repaired for weeks or even months. Teachers are substandard and oblivious to bullying often perpetrated by the upper class students. Furthermore, all programs affiliated with the school are classist and political, and it's highly common to not make a sports team if you aren't friends with their kids or rich. The health program is also inadequate, and provides us, the students, with outdated books and methods. The bullying and discipline in the school is abysmal, and while the false smiles and lies tell you something will be done, I can guarantee that no action will be taken. When a student decides to take action when all else fails, they are usually suspended and the bully let off scot-free. I feel quite honestly dishonored by the school system, but I doubt anything will happen.

- submitted by a community member
January 07, 2014
John Adams may have decent scores for West Virginia but its personally the worst school i have ever gone to in my entire life. If you arent a rich snob then most likely youll have trouble in school, and the teachers have almost no respect to the school or students; excluding a few. The kids cause drama and compete with other. all they care about is how expensive their jeans are and whos house has how many floors. Im not a top student and im not saying im a great person, but this school needs a major change from the building itself to teachers and especially the students attitudes.

- submitted by a community member
January 02, 2014
This school is a joke.. Teachers and staff are mean and rude. Some teachers scream and yell "shut up" at the kids.. I guess this is acceptable. If you are new to the area I would advise you to home school or enroll somewhere else. The students are rude spoiled brats! They are mean and non accepting of new students. The school makes it seem they are all that... Let me be the one to tell you different. My child would learn more sitting in front of a computer with a virtual teacher... Major changes for my kids next year.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2013
and they also treat the kids that are not rich differently. I live in a poor community and Mr. Mallory and Mrs. Jordan were the only ones that really treated me fairly.

- submitted by a community member
September 24, 2012
Lets be real, darilngs,John Adams was the number one shool in westest grades in all subjecs in West Virginia for the 2012 year and we have 3 out of stars while stonewall jackson one of the worst school in west virginia with westtest sores getting worse every year has 5 out of 5 stars,really..... SOUNDS LIKe A Lot OF PEOPLE WRItng HAte on John Adams..

- submitted by a community member
August 31, 2012
JA provides a warm, positive atmosphere with its open door policy, caring teachers and high standards. The children are educated, well rounded, diverse and manerly. JA is an outstanding school.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2012
Most of the teachers at JAMS are great! I admit, bullying and drugs are a problem, but not a large one. The chorus program could be better. I wish the computer programs and required school books used would actually teach us something, but this problem applies to all Kanawha County Public middle schools. John Adams is over all a good school. I would recommend going there. GO FALCONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:D

- submitted by a community member
August 11, 2012
I love this school no matter what you say- we have SOME behavioral problems with bullying and drug use but it is limited to an extremely small group of kids. Just about every kid here is left alone, including myself, and I find that the programs here are very beneficial. French, Spanish, Geometry, Algebra, Physical Science.... what a way to get ahead!

- submitted by a community member
February 26, 2012
The administration and staff only do just enough to get through the day. The drug and bullying problems are a major issue which, I'm sure, makes teaching and learning extremely difficult. If we could afford to just homeschool our child - we would!

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2012
We moved from another state to this school. I regret moving. The teachers are substandard. When I walked in the door the first day, I was shocked at their dress. Professionals dress like professionals. I spoke to the English teacher who used poor grammar. We are looking at other options, but cannot find one...as the Catholic school is not any better. This school is shocking. There are students being bullied with no correction from teachers. If you are reviewing this school, I advise looking elsewhere. Computers are old and not updated with software. Just look at the school from the outside....that says a great deal. We are going to suffer this year out and then perhaps move back to our Ohio Schools...no matter what.

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2011
this school is horrible, im actually in the middle of transferring out to scms, anyway, i get picked on a lot because the way i dress, and the way my hair is, well i honestly dont care, but it just gets pretty darn, annoying, besides the fact of tht, the word creeker is used a lot, i am not wht they call a creeker, im not someone from the hills either, im from my mother, im just the same as anyone else, i breathe the same air as you, nothing you can do to stop tht, anyway, the principal isnt very nice, shes kind have rude if u ask a small question, answers with a smart allic attitude, and the teachers are ok, im happy to finish off my year at scms, then my last yr of middle school at sc, then go onto schs not go bck to be tortured twice as much at gw.

- submitted by a community member
March 31, 2011
I am a 6th grader ar JA and I like it. Most teachers are veryyy nice! I have had a couple problems in the past but I got those taken care of! I have enjoyed my year so far! I do Track and the coaches are sweet! They are a little hard but you kind of have to be when you're a coach! I'm not going to lie, there is quite a bit of homework through-out the week! I have read some other reviews and they say their grades have gone down since elementary school! Well, that was elementary school. Not Middle school! They teach you many to study and they even study with you! So, it could be your kid, not the school! I am doing well there! I study hard, and do my homework. Now, if their are anymore complaints please think about it, before your post it! Go Falcons!

- submitted by a community member
March 17, 2011
It is at best a mid-grade school the teachers were and still are on high horses. The wealthy students who have parents with "pull" get all the help while regular "white collar" kids suffer.

- submitted by a parent
December 16, 2010
I am currently a 7th grader at JA, and I LOVE IT!!!! Yes some of the teachers aren't the best, but the majority of them are fantastic. Uhh, and I haven't heard anything about drugs before, we are not one of those schools. JAMS has an amzing academic program, and don't forget about the best athletic programs in the county!!! We have been undefeated for 2 years now. I played varsity softball last year as a 6th grader and we placed 3rd in the counties. JA Lady Falcons were an 11-3 team. This year we are going to take it aalll the way!!!!!!! NOW LET'S SHOW SOME FALCON SPIRIT!!!!!!!! GO COLTEN ROLLYSON #8!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a community member
September 02, 2010
i love it here in ja it is awesome......... the teachers in 6 grade aren't as fun or awesome as the 7 grade teachers. people... we dont have many behavior problems people god..... it all gets dealt with if u want to succeed in life, u need to go to JA posted by a student

- submitted by a community member
May 17, 2010
Kids are bullied, and nothing is done to stop it. Some kids who are not doing well, instead of help, tutoring and/or encouragement are instead berated by teachers and the principal.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2010
When I was JAJH, there was only one year of Latin offered. I hope that has changed... for the better.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 01, 2009
This is my second year at jams..Yes we have problems with behavior but it gets taken care of..I love it here but u have 2 make sure that u keep your grades up and pay attention..Yes i admit that there are some teachers that aren't fit too help with problems but there are some that can make it a whole lot easier for aslong as you are willing to work with them,and contribute your very own part..Lets go Falcons!!

- submitted by a student
no rating September 28, 2009
A student posted here that if you are not rich, the people at John Adams will make fun of you. This is not completely true. I'm currently in the ninth grade at George Washington High School, and spent all three years of middle school at John Adams. Is the school decent as far as preparing you for GWHS? Yes. Is it a great place for behavior? Not really. The school does have behavioral issues, but many of them are taken care of. If you trust your child to the point that you don't people they will get into drugs at JAMS, then send them. If you think they will start drugs, then don't. I saw so many of my friends transform into drug addicts. So, know where your kid is, and what they're doing, as well as letting them have a social life. Otherwise, they will not succeed at John Adams

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August 30, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 04, 2009
This comming year I will be in the eight grade at John Adams.While,yes it is a very good school, it has a few problems.There are some teachers there who may have a teaching degree, but they dont have the right personality to be a teacher.The second is that ,while, the students actions are monitered closely that facultys aren't. But overall the school is very good.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 30, 2009
if your not rich they all make fun of you and hurt you

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April 19, 2009
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March 27, 2009
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February 04, 2009
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- submitted by a student
November 17, 2008
As a student, i would know what goes on there. Its my first year, and i am all ready settled into it.at JA anybody is welcome. the new principle os great,and i just love her!

- submitted by a student
no rating November 16, 2008
I like this school. This is my third year here, and all my teachers have been awesome! JA might have started out this school year with a bad reputation, but we brought its good name back by our football team being undefeated again. Not many people can say that. JA is the best!

- submitted by a student
February 26, 2008
I have been goin to JA for two years, and I admitt, there are a few teachers that are irresponsible and likely to be fired. But over all, you learn alot, and if you aren't committed and a hard working student, it will show. So, you know what they say. 'If you can't take the heat, get outta the kitchen!'

- submitted by a student
no rating February 10, 2008
I thought this would have been a better school. Sad to say this scholl is lacking

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2007
Test scores speak for themselves. John Adams is the best middle school in the Kanawha Valley. The only complaint is traffic to and from school.

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October 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2006
John Adams is an overall great school. I was in this school in grades 6 and 7, and was even a little bit sad to leave after my 7th grade year. The administration of the school worked well, and every time incidents occured they would work to renew policies. The teachers were great, and I think they even taught us more than the teachers in an 8th grade level class could do in a supposedly 'Superior' state in education. The PTA was very involved, and I believed it helped the school alot. The school is also not as bad as many say it to be, 90-95% of kids are great. JAMS is the best in

- submitted by a former student
October 23, 2006
I love John Adams, the teachers are great and the dances are cool, plus the school isn't falling apart like most. the thing I enjoy the most is the freedom. Mostly because I just came out of fifth grade. It's a lot more free and we don't have to be watched in the hallway and elementary stuff like that. There is a lot though of down to earth smart people who go there. So to all parents out there around Charleston, if you haven't all ready consider sending your kids to John Adams this year or next year, because I don't normally like school, but here it is so great!

- submitted by a student
September 16, 2006
John Adams is a fantastic school! It challenges you to the best of you ability. Yes it is a tough school academic wise, but it helps you to become a better student. The teachers and staff are terrific! Both of my daughters loved their school years at John Adams. There are many extra cirriculars too! Overall, John Adams is a fantastic school!

- submitted by a former student
August 13, 2006
My friend and I are both students at JA. This is a great school but, there are a few problems that really need to be taken care of. Students should be able to vote on what they want to do for an extracurricular activities. The most impportant thing in this school is the favorism of studeents. No matter what the students should be treated equally. John Adams is a very improved school since it was built but it still needs some serious stuff!

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May 13, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2005
I am also an eighth grade student at John Adams. I have been there for three years now, and I must say that I haven't been terribly pleased with the school for any period of time that I have been there. I'll say that many of the teachers are actually quite nice, but the majority of them don't try to discipline students. Sometimes the students can even be too much for the teachers. Last year, one of my favorite teachers left. If JA really is the best school in the district, I'd hate to see the rest.

- submitted by a student
October 24, 2005
I am a student at John Adams Middle School and I STRONGLY disagree with ANY of what you have said. Yes, there is taunting, but what middle school doesn't have that? Honestly, everyone had that same problem when they went through middle school, did they not. Secondly, yes, your child's grades may have fallen, but that is because it is the best middle school in the STATE! If you come from our school system and make good grades, you can get into almost any college you wish. My mom used to help enroll children into military academies and she informed me that if she saw you were from Boone County schools or a small school and got good grades, she hardly looked at them, for all you had to do was look at their test scores. We have WONDERFUL test scores and teachers and feel it is a FABULOUS school!

- submitted by a student
October 19, 2005
I would have to disagree with the majority of the reviews posted. I have put four children through this school and over the last 7 years as it has gone through transition from junior high to middle school I have seen it improve. The majority of the teachers are well educated, caring, and efficient teachers. The leadership is weak but the new assistant vice principal is a wonderful addition...firm but kind!

- submitted by a parent
August 25, 2005
Where do I start? My daughter transfered there in 8th grade. The school was not clean at all, and anytime I went in there after lunch, the stench from the restrooms off the lobby was overwhelming. She was picked on by the girls-which I understand is not uncommon there. The vice principal at the time was OVERLY tough on certain students, while she turned a blind eye to others. The police were up there constantly. The high school kids would come down to the parking lot and taunt the kids, throw things at them, etc. but my undetstanding was the lots were never monitored by adults. I reluctantly allowed my son to start 6th grade there last year. The behavioral problems have continued there, but he didn't seem to have the problems she encountered.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2005
I think JA is a faboulus school. Its prepeares you for colege and other things in life.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2005
I feel that JA teachers are lazy and do not care about the students . My child allways did well in school until she attend JA and now my child does'nt even want to go to school. My child said that the teachers are rude,and do any thing they want. Also you only get your grade if you play sports and or live in south hills and have money. There for I recomend that JA is a awful school.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2005
We recently transfered our child to John Adams because everyone said the education was better at JA. let me tell you its not. My kids were honor roll students at their previous school and again at John Adams. There is no difference. I would even go as far as to say that overall the teachers at their previous school are more caring an have more compassion for the students than the teachers at JA. All schools are going to have there problems and I would say that JA has more than its share.

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John Adams Middle School
2002 Presidential Dr, Charleston, WV  25314
(304) 348-6652
Last modified John Adams Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
John Adams Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 50 reviews.