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About This School

East Garner Middle is a public middle school in Garner. The principal of East Garner Middle is Ms Cathy Williams, whose e-mail is ccwilliams@wcpss.net. 1,250 children attend East Garner Middle and identify mostly as Black, non-Hispanic; Multiracial; and White, non-Hispanic. 59% of the 1,250 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at East Garner Middle is 15:1. North Garner Middle is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • French
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 51% 24%
Multiracial 4% 4%
White, non-Hispanic 24% 49%
Asian 2% 6%
Hispanic 19% 15%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.9% 0.3%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.4% 6%
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2% 0.3%
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 59% 35%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    The football team is great never loses a game best coach ever Coach Tomaino is the best

  • (7 months ago)

    I went to this school for my 7th grade year and It was very good. I made a lot of friends but there was a little fuss about the teams and which team is better but it was fine. The school sports teams are pretty good never really heard anything bad about it. They also had this time before lunch where everyone would go in the gym and have free time (Play basketball volleyball sit on the side and talk with friends) which I thought was pretty cool! During the middle of the year the school made a new team (The Cobra's) and moved some 7th graders into it because the classes were crowded. It was horrible there were only two teachers who taught two subjects students didn't really listen and the principle had to come in a lot. I had to beg the counselor to change one of my classes. Pros School has some cool electronics for students to use. Big school Up to date Requires you to take a second language Great Curriculum Cons The 8th graders classes were in TRAILERS and they didn't have lockers! I thought that was pretty bad for a school who has a lot of money. The school doesn't had a track it has a little track around some trailers. Only has 3 choices of languages

  • (1 year ago)

    My school is East Garner Middle school. I love this school but the teachers can range on their strictness . Even though none of the teachers are mean they never listen to our opinion. Improvent are needed. TWO AND A HALF RATING

  • (2 years ago)

    hi. i go to east garner middle it's pretty great! I like the different teams they help stop cliques better. The IB program is swell because we at east garner focus more on subjects. Such as second languages arts and technology. The school and students aren't "ghetto" like you may hear. Nobody is really bullied. We act like any other middle schoolers so if you can't handle EGMMS than your child won't make it anywhere else. The teachers here really push us to do our best. Like at the time of EOG's the have of work hard. And if we go up a ceartin number of points we get to go on fun trips! You even get rewarded for showing up all four days! hope you enjoy EGMMS!

  • (3 years ago)

    Overall not excited about school at all. My daughter has had some difficulty with the enviornment at East Garner Middle. I do not feel as though they attempt to keep parents informed about student progress individually. My daughter just informed me that 65% of her team members didn't pass the EOG's this is very alarming to me. I will reserve my final judgement until the school scores are posted overall. This is just further proof of how our education system is failing our students. All of the fuss about student assignment needs to be focused on what our children are learning. It does not matter where a student is assigned if they are not learning anyway.

  • (3 years ago)

    East Garner is the greatest school ever. Literally everyone is welcomed in east garner. When i was going into middleschool my mom was afraid that EGMS would be to "gehhto" or not educational. But actually its a great school. Everyone is accepted for who they are and the teachers are amazing. My whole 6th grade year was my best year ever. Once you find out who you are and what group your suppost to be in you'll find out how amazing the school is. I really dont know where you guys are getting all of these terrible "rumors" about EGMS

  • (4 years ago)

    A parent had to protest the principal of this school for verbally attacking his daughter at an 8th grade prom. This girl was an Honor Roll student and well known by her peers. I appears that the principal is not known to parents and students if asked to point her out in a crowd. This school is horrible.

  • (4 years ago)

    I would say the school is nit the best but it is not as bad as the rumors make it out to be. I have came across some great teachers amongst other staff also. I have a special need student at the school in which the school is not for him. Some of the student make this a bad school but like I said some of the teachers are exceptional.

  • (4 years ago)

    East Garner Middle. Where do I start. The students know the principal by name only and would never be able to point her out if asked. The teachers try to teach but have to deal with so many disclipine issues that the students that are there to learn receive a cut rate education. The school lives up to the rumors and worse.

  • (4 years ago)

    I had heard a lot of disparaging things about E Garner Middle School before our son actually attended but we decided to give it a chance and see for ourselves. Well barely 3 months in it pains me to say that the school is actually worse than I had heard or expected it to be. Despite every assurance that our son would receive a proper education he was put into classes that were way below his grade level and capabiliies in the name of being proactive when in reality it was an attempt to categorize him and make educating him easier for the staff. Another thing that we found profoundly disturbing is the lack of communication. My son missed a trip because we were not contacted a prepaid trip and the school refused us a refund!

  • (5 years ago)

    This school is a normal school.It is not the most best school in the county but it will do.I will admitt that the principle needs to be involed more and that they need more decipled because my child has came home before saying about the fight and the drama.But it is not like there are fight each day there where only 5 fight in that one year.But you must trust that the assistant principle will step in and do what the principle cant do for the school.

  • (6 years ago)

    If you are looking for a school where your child will have a world of opportunity academically socially and developmentally look no further. The staff and educators at EGMMS are first rate.

  • (6 years ago)

    The PTSA takes every opportunity welcome and cultivate activities all our parents can be involved in. Recognizing parents are busy but by giving 30 minutes a month parents can see firsthand the terrific things going on thanks to Ms. Williams and her staff and the great students at EGMMS!

  • (6 years ago)

    East Garner Middle School has made significant improvements in the last three years. It is a safe place to learn. The campus is newly renovated and is inviting. As an IB school teachers follow the NC Standard Standard Course of Study but the students have incredible opportunies to take a variety of electives. The entire school has done a study on the Holocaust and the 8th grade will take a trip to the Holocaust Museum in Washington DC. East Garner Garner High School and South East Raleigh High School also just received a 9 million dollar grant for cultural arts education. My son is in the 8th grade and will be ready to take Geometry next year at the High School. He had the opportunity last summer to take part in a free Forensics Camp on campus.

  • (7 years ago)

    This school is horrible! I came here thinking it was going to be ok I was scared to come back. Buses teacher and students are not respectful. Teachers are not involved most of the time. Students are here to fend for themselves. My friend and I have never even seen the principle. We would never recommend this school. All schools have flaws but this has many more than the average. Parent and Principle involvement is drastically needed at this school. Some sixth graders think it the best school only because its there first year at a middle school. They don't know as well until they see another school. Changes are needed!

  • (7 years ago)

    This school has a good education. The Social life here is Horrible! I am out of this school and have been waiting since day 1. Some of the teachers are respectful while others aren't. There are situations where it is hard to learn and the teachers do not help at all. If something happens in the class room there is a chance that a teacher will do something about it but yes there is the same chance they wont. Parent involvement is needed more but the activities provided and after school activities are great! As I said good education bad with the social.

  • (7 years ago)

    Our instructional teams administration PTSA specialists and student services department have been successful in making our school climate pleasant and inviting. Teachers and students respect each other and interdisciplinary lessons with an inquiry focus are taught everyday in our classrooms..Our students actively volunteer their time in community service activities..

  • (8 years ago)

    If you want to see a great school in action come visit EGMMS. As an IB school it has much to offer. Just ask the students who went to Italy recently! A quality school does not just have great students a quality school takes what the community has and makes it better. I have taught in many school schools and I am very impressed with what I see here.

  • (8 years ago)

    This school is less than what a parent wants for their child. I sat in on a few of my childs classes and discovered that discipline is not a priority. Some of the students were very rude disrespectful and disturbing to the teachers and the kids that did want to learn and grow. Every parent needs to sit in and see the abuse that these teachers are taking from the students. I felt very sorry for my chid and her teachers that the environment is not condusive for learning developing and growing.

  • (8 years ago)

    I am a student at EGMMS and i am in the 6th grade.Now that i am new to the school does not mean i dont know anything about it.East Gardner has a fantastic educational program.Some students do not get along and get into fights but as long as you can be there but not out there you'll be ok.I would reccomend this to anybody in the area.

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