South Charlotte Middle
Charlotte, NC | Mecklenburg County
January 16, 2015
My son came to this school from a high end local private school carrying great grades. They put him in accelerated classes and helped him completely fit in. Played three sports at a high level while there. Now in high school, South Charlotte Middle prepared him better than most other feeder schools.Submitted by a parent
January 8, 2015
This school does not support students that need accommodations. Parents have contacted Cms but nothing changes. Students are stripped of their accommodations in 6th or 7th grade. the principal knows but does nothing to help. A school for the kid that does not need help. Many of the teachers don't teach, expect kids to be "self-learners. Wish I never moved here because school is the worst.Submitted by a parent
October 6, 2014
This is the worst school ever. The teachers in 6th grade were so bad that I pulled my son out to homeschool. Now he's back for 8th grade. These teachers are much better but the administration isn't very helpful. I made a doctor's appointment for my son as late as possible but I would still need to pick him up 15 minutes before school lets out but I can't do that. Instead, I have to pick him up at 2:10 before the last class starts and have him miss an entire class period. I thought it would be ok because the final announcements would be going but they don't do the announcements until after the final bell rings and the kids have to stay there until the announcements are done even though they are technically out of school. I've never worked with a school that was so uncooperative and unwilling to compromise or work with the family of a sick child! If I had a choice my son would not be going to this school and I would never send another child to this school. I wouldn't even rate this school with 1 star - rather a negative 1.Submitted by a parent
July 19, 2014
I graduated from SCMS 3 years ago, and I think it's a great middle school. The workload was fine, and I had no problem getting A's and B's in my classes. Most of the teachers I had were very helpful. There were a couple teachers who shouldn't have gotten jobs there, but they're not working there anymore. It's a beautiful school, and it's kept very clean and decorated with artwork. There are several different electives you can take, and there are also "9th block" classes that are usually fun. The only thing I hated about this school was gym class. We had to take it every year, and I always felt like I was being tortured while I was participating in it. I definitely got some great workouts though. I always felt safe while I was in this school, and the teachers made an effort to prevent bullying. However, every school is going to have bullies no matter where it is. All in all, South Charlotte is great and I'm glad I went there because it's definitely one of the best middle schools in Charlotte. South Charlotte was also a good transition into high school; I felt prepared, and most people from South Charlotte went to Providence High School with me, so I knew a lot of people!
July 3, 2014
i hate this school so much i came home crying everyday because of the kids there and how the teachers didn't do anything they actually gave me punishments and not them. my friend who has adhd was always looked down and never treated right by teachers...i hope this school gets torn down. THIS IS NOT A 10!!
June 19, 2014
If you want your child to have a great education, DO NOT SEND THEM TO THIS SCHOOL! My child came from a 7/10 school in a different state. Although the rating was not perfect, it was not the correct rating. The school had amazing dedicated staff who helped all the children learn, and the statement, "No child left behind" was extremely brought to life there. I chose this school for her because of the test scores and rating, but so far her year has been awful. She has struggled and some of the teachers here are so unhappy with their job they want they have no motivation to help the students. She has gone from straight A's and occasional B's to C and D averages. They spend so much time preparing on how to take an EOG test, there's no time left to actually learn and process what is on it. The students here, who are all mostly upper class seem to be very stuck up and it seems not down to earth here at all with anyone at this school. My daughter's friends have been bullied and so has she, which the office did nothing about for her. If I could, I would move to a new area of Charlotte in an heartbeat. Disgusted with the things I've seen at this school.Submitted by a parent
June 19, 2014
If you want your child to have a great education, DO NOT SEND THEM TO THIS SCHOOL!!! My child came from a 7/10 school in a different state. Although the rating was not perfect, it was not the correct rating. The school had amazing dedicated staff who helped all the children learn, and the statement, "No child left behind" was extremely brought to life there. I chose this school for her because of the test scores and rating, but so far her year has been awful. She has struggled and some of the teachers here are so unhappy with their job they want they have no motivation to help the students. She has gone from straight A's and occasional B's to C and D averages. They spend so much time preparing on how to take an EOG test, there's no time left to actually learn and process what is on it. The students here, who are all mostly upper class seem to be very stuck up and it seems not down to earth here at all with anyone at this school. My daughter's friends have been bullied and so has she, which the office did nothing about for them but tell the girls to stop. If I could, I would move to a different area of Charlotte in an heartbeat. Disgusted with the things I've seen at this school.Submitted by a parent
July 15, 2013
My child came to this school from an outstanding school in a neighboring state. This school has been terrific for my child. It is a tough but fair school. They have a great arts program. Most middle schools don't have chorus, art, drama and he has really enjoyed these classes. My child plays sports and is very involved. The school and principal seem to care about my child and there are always fun things that he looks forward to. South Charlotte has a great reputation and great test scores for a reason. They are doing things right.Submitted by a parent
June 29, 2013
( CONTINUED) If these kids dont like you, they wont speak to you, look at you, or if they do they will look you up and down, and either laugh or whisper into their stupid little friends ears, or BOTH. RUDE. -_-! 3rd, If you are into the arts like me, then heck no for this school if you want any sort of artisic skill teaching. They have a overall terrible arts program. ( Drama, Music, Orchestra, Band, Art, Computer) Haha computer... Im a geek ;P . 4th, The academics stink, hey dont work with you if you dont get soemthing, their like " OH WELL STUPID"! And they rush like crazy. They will work on a lesson for maybe a day or 2, at the most maybe 3. 5th, like I was talking about before the teachers were being rude? Yea so is the staff. In the office one day my mom wanted to drop off my lunch box because we were running late and I forgot my lunch box. So my mom goes up to the ladies and she says " Um excuze me, Hi, Im *My moms name* And im here to drop... ( the lady interupps) " WHAAAA?" " Excuze me but you need to go to guidance...... EXCUZE ME? WHAT? SO RUDE. Anyway I hope you dont choose this school.. And dont let the 10 out of 10 fool you.
May 19, 2013
I was formerly associated with this school, and it is definitely NOT student-centered. Many teachers seem to think that giving a lot of homework equals rigor. They are also very inflexible when it comes to finding ways for students to be successful; it is their way or nothing at all. Some of these teachers also refuse to see the need for updating their professional development, thinking that what they have done all along still works. Good teaching is good teaching, but times are changing, as are students, so it is always wise to keep up to date. You won't find it at this school. Its all about conformity and being seen as the "only middle school that prepares kids for high school" which means they pay no attention to adolescent development.
April 19, 2013
Parents are not welcomed as valuable contributors to their children's education at South Charlotte. Many of the teachers are rude and kids are afraid of the teachers. Two children I have talked with recently think its ironic that the school push for the kids to commit to not bullying yet allow their teachers to bully and intimidate the students. Avoid this school if possible. Many that can afford so do by sending their kids to private schools for middle school and then to Prov for high school.Submitted by a parent
December 17, 2012
I was a student at SCMS and it has a couple good teachers. I think it has a good leadership/principal, and it was not challenging because i wasn't the best test taker therefore i got in classes below me even though they knew I had more potential. Over all I thought it was a good school.
May 9, 2012
I am a teacher at this school and a parent of a child that has attended this school. The leadership is excellent, and the teachers are excellent. Students rise to the high standards that are set for them, and the outcome is a quality, rigorous education.Submitted by a teacher
February 26, 2012
I feel South Charlotte has gone downhill. The teachers seem to be pushing things more, and repeating things like we're pre-schoolers who can't remember anything. Many of the teachers don't seem to want to help you very much, and they tend to punish students for silly things, but don't punish students for bad things like calling out in class and saying inappropriate things. No, instead we get punished for not walking when we're outside, hugging people, and other stupid little things not even related to learning. They also are enforcing rules on students that really suck the fun out of school, I know school is supposed to be a learning environment, but it's become to the point I don't even feel like I'm learning. Half of class is spent yelling at the students who don't want to shut their mouthes and work. I don't feel challenged because I'm always getting stuck in the "standard plus" classes (the lower classes) with all of the failing kids who misbehave so much we never do anything fun. I must admit I have about two good teachers. Kids are either always getting in trouble, smart and snobby, or being bullied because they aren't "cool". If you're in between you're basically ignored.
February 5, 2012
South Charlotte is a terrific school if your child is an over achever. Although, with my A.D.D and learning disability, they never made the right accomodations for me and they only made the accomdations during EOG time (And if your parents say you have one and you let the teacher know, the teacher will make you sit on the gym floor or in a noisy classroom when your supposed to take a test in a "private quiet room"). If your not the perfect straight A student they expect all there students to be, your at the bottom of the barrel and it makes things harder than it seems because they constantly stress you out with numerous projects and loads of homework when you have trouble comprehending it in the first place. The teachers have office hours but there is enough time in the day where they can pull you out of class (9th block) and help you. And they pretty much teach to the EOG because South Charlotte cares more about there reputation of sending you to high school than actually worrying about people like me. I am extremely dissapointed in South Charlotte and things need to turn around there soon.
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