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About This School

Coulwood Middle School is a public middle school in Charlotte. The principal of Coulwood Middle School is Rachel Goldberg and can be contacted at p351@cms.k12.nc.us. 842 children attend Coulwood Middle School and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and Asian/Pacific Islander. 81% of the 842 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Coulwood Middle School is 15:1. Wilson Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Volleyball

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 70% 42%
Multiracial 4% 3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 3% 5%
Asian 2% 5%
Hispanic 13% 18%
White, non-Hispanic 10% 32%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 0.5%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.1% 0.5%
Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 81% 57%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (1 year ago)

    I went to this school for all of middle school and don't know how valuable my review is considering I am a junior now and the school as apparently changed a lot. I had an amazing experience at Coulwood it was fun professional and very encouraging. I was involved in AVID and the student ambassador program. I also was very close to the staff there it was truly a home away from home. I often find myself reminiscing on great memories. I highly doubt the school has changed in any major aspects since I was there. It's located in an old but quiet neighborhood. I hope my review helped in any way!

  • (1 year ago)

    I currently have a daughter that is completing the 8th grade she has been at Coulwood since her 6th grade year. I fought tooth and nail for my child to not attend this school because of what I had "heard" about the school. I can honestly say that my daughter's experience has been wonderful. She was a very shy student when she started but since she has been pushed and motivated by some of the most caring teachers and now she is all Honors classes and also taking Algebra 1 she has found a love for band and taken several college tours since being at Coulwood. The CIS and Avid teachers are awesome. Because I am "INVOLVED" and my daughter understands that I will not tolerate her doing anything other than going to school to learn I have not had any problems and I don't regret allowing her to attend. There are many involved active parents as well. The new principal is very awesome she was able to get all of the students to read "The Hunger Games" this year. Your child's experience in middle and high school start at home!

  • (2 years ago)

    My son is a current student at Coulwood Middle since the 6th grade. The teachers are very professional and very involved with the students education. My son can solve Algebra very intelligently knowing the rules of operations and relationships like a little math genius. Before attending Coulwood he struggled with math. My son is doing good in all his subjects. Parents can take advantage of their after school tutoring if their child struggling. A+ for me. The principal recognizes the bullying fighting and peer pressure that any middle and high school may encounter. They have group session which involves parents teachers and students that focuses on hot topics such as bullying knowing how to speak up reaching out for help and being safe. A+ for me. The principal at this school does not award bad behavior! Disciplinary actions will happen in school or out of school suspension for kids who chooses to act badly. My son is not an angel; himself was involved in a fight and therefore he was separated from the school on suspension and was not allow to attend special school events. My son knows both; the school nor myself was playing with him. Now he is following all school rules.

  • (2 years ago)

    Both of my daughters attended this school and it is the absolute worse! The teachers are unprofessional and don't care about the students. They give assignments that are meaningless and they only update parent assist once a quarter. The principal also doesn't care about the students either. The only thing important to her is her status. Hence the upfront parking space she put in once she got to the school. Avoid at all costs!

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm new to this school I hope it's nice and on the looks of this school I rated it 1 star it looks small and ugly but whatever

  • (2 years ago)

    I am a student that goes to Coulwood middle school. It's okay I think the teaching staff is great they help me keep my grades. The one negative comment I have is there are some negative influences at this school.other than that i personally think this school is okay!

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a current 7th grader at Coulwood Middle School. I used to dream about going to this school and now that I'm here I have been disappointed at almost every turn. I am a very intelligent person and I realize myself that I need to be challenged constantly to keep from having a literal mental breakdown like I did at the end of my last school year. Coulwood and CMS for that matter teaches to the lowest denominator. I do not fit there and as a result my own education is being hindered. I am bored always even when we're given "high level" work. I'm in Honors for both Math and English and I'm bored to tears. The material is boring the teaching methods remind me of second grade. They walk us to every class and we sit together at lunch. I hate it I AM NOT A CHILD.

  • (3 years ago)

    i and currently a 7th grader at coulwood and am making straight A's and have many friends who are kind and caring also the teachers are amazing and the principle does wonders beyond his job! )

  • (3 years ago)

    My son is in the honors program at Coulwood and he is doing great. I love how the school recognizes good behavior and good grades each quarter and offers incentives for the kids to do well.

  • (4 years ago)

    Coulwood is one of the worst schools in CMS. I have only been at this school for three months and it is already making me want to switch schools. Parents think that it is a great school but in a student's view Coulwood is horrible.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am currently in high school but I attented this school for 2 years because there is a serious issue with bullying here ans the staff does not do much about its so i recommend to any parent thinking about bring their child to this school should really reconsider

  • (4 years ago)

    As a student i beleive Coulwood is a pretty good school the teachers are exellent. The fighting is not that bad people act like the school is terrible its not. There is as much fighting as any other middle school i mean really. Dont look down on the school just because it has people from other cultures. Every kid misbehaves now and then - an 8th grade student ambassador

  • (4 years ago)

    I attended CMS for 7th and 8th grade i personally feel that any parent who can avoid this school should. The teachers are not the worst Mr.Spink was an excellent teacher as well as many others. The fighting that occurs there is too much for any student to have to experience.

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a current 8th grader at Coulwood and have been going here since sixth grade. I love this school and think it is a good one even though others think differently. My classes are not boring and I learn alot everyday. The teachers and students are nice and will help you if you need it.

  • (6 years ago)

    This school is very bad the students are all badly behaved and there is no proper discipline action. The principal is clueless and really does not know anything that goes on in the school. Most of the teachers are flat out boring and do not care. There are only a few teachers that make school fun. The Drama program here however is really great. Ms Stallings and Ms Dawkins were the best teachers ever there.

  • (6 years ago)

    Hi...This school has been...Allright I guess. Theres a big disrespect problem...If you as me Id say try to get out of goin here. Half the teachers dont care... And when a student gets picked on there is no disiplin... But they have a great drama and music program...I gotta give props to mr. Reagan ans mr.Collins...They help a lot

  • (7 years ago)

    My daughter attended Coulwood 6th & 7th grade. The classrooms are overcrowded the students are not respectful & often bully others. I removed my daughter from Coulwood and do not suggest any parent to place their child in this school if they wish for them to get a proper education and value their safety.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son attended Coulwood from 6th through 8th grade. We are very pleased with the quality of education he received while there. He did well academically as well as socially. Teachers encouraged him to be well rounded by participating in extra curricular activities as well as academics. 8th grade was more challenging than previous years. He is an honors student at Harding University HS and is well prepared. Parent involvement is as good if not better than other Middle schools.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school has been nothing but detrimental to my son. He has experienced constant picking on with teachers doing nothing...turning a blind eye. My son has experienced a lot of gang activity and is constantly in fear of getting into a fight. The teachers have been great in terms of their ability to teach and that is the only reason he remained at this school. Next year he will be moving to another school!

  • (8 years ago)

    My son completed three years at Coulwood and is now in 9th grade. He had a very successful experience at Coulwood. The principal is strong caring and a good leader. His scholars classes were challenging especially in 8th grade. I believe he is well prepared for high school. Most of his teachers were well qualified. This school is very welcoming to parents. Parent involvement has improved immensely over the last couple years. I would recommend it!

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