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 The temperature in the building is usually over 75 degrees, due to the outdated boiler system controlled by the county.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 The health program is also inadequate, and provides us, the students, with outdated books and methods.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.
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.
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.
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.
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..
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.
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
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!!!!!!!
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
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.
When I was JAJH, there was only one year of Latin offered. I hope that has changed... for the better.
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!!
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
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.
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