I am sad to see such poor reviews for this school. My son had a very good time here for his middle school years. They have one of the best music programs in the district and there are a lot of great teachers and Ann amazing principal.
This school is the best school I have EVER went to! I just graduated last year so now I am a Freshman in High School. The teachers are AMAZING & I met SO many lifelong friends! I came from a private school in 6th Grade and I was TERRIFIED to go here because of its reputation, but DONT be it's not what everyone expects it to be, Take my advice not from people who went here a long time ago. I had a choice to go to that school and I stayed there and if I had a choice I would go back in time and start my all 3 years there over again. Yes there is some kids tht swear and stuff but its how YOU raise your kid to make good choices. I got honor roll all 4 quartes, NJHS, District honors and many other things. They have a lock in or 8th graders WHICH IS SAFE, 8th grade trip and many more fun activities like 8th grade dance, its SO much fun and no the schools not full of ghetto eople again YOU raise your kid not gilmore. The dances are alot of fun aoso! theres also dances for all grades just one special one where you and wear a dress and stuff(: BEST decision of my life! BRING YOUR KID HERE! You wont be disapointed! the counsler and everything are amazing to! help you through ALOT!
I am disappointed to see such poor reviews of Gilmore. Majority of teachers are GREAT! Administration backs the teachers and really tries to work with the students, unlike some other schools. As far as homework, do some research that supports not giving homework..pretty eye opening.
Don't blame the teachers, take some accountability as parents as to your kid's behavior in school. Spend time AT our child's school, you will be shocked. And Middle School age kids are NOT adults, they have a LOT of growing up to do. This school is out of control, administration has zero control of these kids and don't back up the teachers.
I am ready to pull my child out of GMS. They are getting NO education at all. My son does not come home with any homework becouse the teachers do not no how to handle the kids. My son has also over heard some things that i would NEVER have him hear...especialy from a teacher! Mr. Brown is wonderful, he does all of his duties and you can tell he cares about his job and the kids. I am in a sticky situations and i have no idea what to do. :(
I have yet to find some form of unity amoung instructors and assistants. No one seems to want to be accountable or interested in recifying some poor ethis and behaviors.. 'Oh there just kids' no! They are young adults and what you allow them to do they will accept as 'OK!' stand up and address the issues of foul and disrespectful acts.. I don't allow my child to behave this way, when he sees this it causes conflict and confusion in my directives. Not only that but we all know how cruel chidren can be! his politeness and kind hearted acts will be ridiculed and made a mochary of. This in no reward for any child. They will want to be accepted and if Foul and disrespected acts are what is being accepted !!! Then it will be the social norm eventualy.. I say NIPP IT! In The Bud....
the teachers arent the best and the students are disrespectful i think its a bad learning enviornment
I think this is one of the best schools I have ever been too!! They have great teachers and really nice studentes well some can be snotty but thats how all schools are! This school may have bad reputation but it is really a great school!
This is the first public school my children are being sent to. Up to the point they were homeschooled. I have to say that there are some teachers that are absolutely awesome and give 200% for their students. There are also those who let the challenging students get the best of them and that reflects on how they treat the other students. The biggest complaint of my children are the students that don't take school seriously at all, bully the teachers and goof off in class because they know there are limited disciplines the teachers can do. Parents need to realize their behavior is mimicked by their children. If there is a problem with a student or teacher, address it with the school quickly but fairly. This will improve the attitude of the student as well as the environment of the school.
I honestly Do not like this school. I would rather be home schooled then go here. There are too many fights and the staff needs to learn how to control that.They need to learn how to pervent bulling. Parents consider that if you want to send your child here.
I love this school! Everyone is so nice and the teaches are all nice also!
i love this school. there are great teachers and students there. this school has lots of resources fro larning. this school is the best school even though it has a dresscode. this would be a perfect schol for your child.
I go to this school. And I think it's a really good school.Because all the teachers there are trying to teach you to be reasponsible.The teachers and the principles are just wonderful.And when I go to high school I will remember that they taught me something. And I just want to thank them for all they are gonna do for the kids there and I. So thank you Gilmore Middle School and Staff.
I didn't want to send my son to this school, but was unable to leave the district at this time. Before the next school year I will be moving to a better school district. I don't think the uniforms have anything to do with the quality of the school, when watching the kids leave you see they still have their own style no matter what. Also the behavior of the kids as they leave bothers me as they are very loud, obnoxious and rough. I don't believe it the blame all falls on staff, as I have talked to the teachers and many do care about the children, and I have seen them outside watching before and after school.
I was thrilled when the uniforms came about this year. But my overall rating is a solid F otherwise. Look at the test scores for this school. My child is doing great, but it does not have much at all to do with this school.....I am moving him out, if I want my son to listen to the hallway talk, I would rent him rated X movies. school is out of control with the kids with Parents that do not care!
Gilmore Middle School has made great strides in the past year to change its reputation and work with the kids who need discipline, direction and guidance. This year, our new principal has helped restore pride and confidence in the kids. I do not worry about safety, and while there are still some kids who don't belong at Gilmore - the principal and staff are striving to make it clear that disrespect will not be tolerated. They have added exciting extracurricular activies this year, and Education America, a wonderful program, has also helped lift Gilmore's reputation in the community. We have great kids! And there are awesome teachers at Gilmore who take extra steps to make sure our kids are safe and learning what they need. Gilmore is a great school!
Its in the parenting, not the school! My son is doing fine here with straight A's. To be honest thought, the school has serious problems. He has came through it fine, but Im glad we are leaving. Staff has no spine and lets the kids walk all over them. They teach a few and let most of the problems move on.
The schhool is out of control. It's very violent. Alot of bad fights and disrespect to athority.
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