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325 27th St
Dunbar, WV 25064

(304) 766-0363
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April 12, 2015
I completed the eight grade and departed the school in 2013. Now in high school, I can reflect back on my experiences at DMS and give it an average rating. I learned very well from most teachers and were encouraged to learn and complete my work often. The only teacher I ever had problems learning from has since left the school. I highly enjoyed the clubs we were allowed to sign up for if we did well on the WESTEST, and the nice cooking staff, who had a line for pizza every day. It was nice to be able to have a short "recess", which was merely walking around the running track, but that is a privilege that most middle schools lack. My issues with this school however reside in the administration. Teachers and principals had a habit of punishing a group of people for one or two persons' wrong doings. This was to "police our peers to do better", but did not accomplish much in reality. The administration was also disorganized and at times dysfunctional. There were no parent-teacher conferences; you had to call to meet them during a staff meeting. Overall, I learned much from this school, but enjoy my freedom as a high school student much more than being treated like an inmate.

- submitted by a community member

February 05, 2013
Moved to this district last year. Very disappointed in the administrators. There is one teacher that picks on kids, especially the kids that need extra help or have some problems already, and she makes it stressful for these kids and has even told them, she can do what she wants because teachers always win. This is unacceptable, however when the administrators were told about this, they set up a team meeting and guess what they got rid of the kid. Sent them to an alternative school, instead of taking care of the teacher and what she does to humiliate these students. I am very disappointed in that school and how it is ran and how the teachers treat the students that have special needs, it is a shame and evidently will continue because the administration is backing the teachers.

- submitted by a parent

September 29, 2010
I've had 3 children enter this school and the comments i have read posted in 2006 still remain true in 2010. It remains very disorganized and no one knows what's going on there. I have met the principal but your concerns are dismissed. It is better to approach the vice. The teachers are wonderful and most are great ,caring teachers it's just the hoops you have to jump through in order to get to speak to them. Don't expect a call back. You'll never get it.

- submitted by a parent

March 17, 2009
i went to dunbar middle a year ago i went 6th-8th and i loved most of it but there is alot of drama well was when i was there but 6th gade but we was stil together in boy and girls classes it wasnt till after we went to 7th they made it a split but 7th and 8th i loved going to school and before that i hated 8th grade was the best of all the teachers are wonderful and the vice princal was awsome and fair with punishment

- submitted by a student

September 24, 2008
The teahcers are great the students are okay sometimes there is a lot of little drama problems but in all its okay

- submitted by a community member

July 17, 2006
I am a student at dunbar middle this is my last year there. Most of the techer are nice, there are one or two teacher who are mean. I loved 7th grade, all the teachers are nice..The vice principal does most of the discipline but he is fair about it.

- submitted by a student

April 25, 2006
I feel that the Dunbar Middle School is very unorganized. I can call any time and ask, for example, if the band will be rehersing that particular evening, and no one will have a clue as how to answer. I can call and ask when money is due on an order that has been sent for the band, and again no one can give a straight answer. I have been to the school multiple times to try and arrange a meeting with a teacher, and rarely ever get a call back. I have had to resort to showing attitude in the main office to get a meeting scheduled before. My daughter has been attending DMS for the last two years, and I'm yet to even met the principal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 21, 2006
My child will be in sixth grade next year. I am all for the boy/girl split. More advanced states have done this and already know how effective it is. From a parent who has a child who excells at Dunbar Intermediate and realizes that the US doesn't measure up to other countries on academic achievement, the hope for my daughter's future rests on myself, my husband, and our spiritual faith. We are fooling ourselves if we feel that our 'pricipal's list' students in Dunbar WV can compete in the real world.

- submitted by a parent

December 12, 2005
Hi I go to Dunbar Middle School and I love it. I think some of the teackers are nice, but two are very mean and one of the two doesn't like me very well. But I go to school and have fun. I just wish that we could have mixed classes instead of the all boy classes and all girl classes. That really is stupid that we can't be with the boys. That is all I have to say about the school. Thanks for having a website like this that we can reccomend people to go to my school. I would reccomend this school in a heart-beat.

- submitted by a student
no rating
October 30, 2005
My daughter is in the 7th grade at Dunbar Middle. Great school! Wonderful teachers & an excellent principal. She makes good grades and we have encouraged her to become active in her school by becoming involved in extracurricular pursuits. Like anything else, school is what you make of it.

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2005
The sixth grade for my neice was a nightmare. Let me explain. The whole sixth grade was held accountable for the actions of the few. If 10% of the class was in trouble then none of the children could even talk in lunch. The students could not even look at each other in the hall without getting in troble. Also the school schedule changed every six weeks this included breakfast and lunch. Sometimes it would be an hour difference in the lunch times. The teachers would yell at student and the grading system is preferencial. When I asked my neice if she wanted to change schools she broke into tears and begged to be transfered. I would not recomend this school at all. Poor Teachers. Poor Principal.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 08, 2005
I apologize but I do belive the review I just sent went for Dunbar Intermediate instead of Dunbar Middle School. I am dissatisfied with Dunbar Middle School, not Dunbar Intermediate. Please put under proper one.

- submitted by a parent
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Dunbar Middle School
325 27th St, Dunbar, WV  25064
(304) 766-0363
Last modified Dunbar 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.
Dunbar Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top