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About This School

Peasley Middle School is a public middle school in Gloucester. The principal of Peasley Middle School is Mr. Bryan L. Hartley. 836 students go to Peasley Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 27% of the 836 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Peasley Middle School is 16:1. Page Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Cheerleading
    • Field hockey
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 84% 85%
Hispanic 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 12% 10%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.8% 0.9%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.3%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 28%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    I just had my final year as a student at Peasley and I must say that these three years have made a great impact on my life. I have bonded with so many great teachers that know how to communicate and do their job correctly. However there are a handful of teachers that do not know their place. They are just there for the summers and the paychecks. But I do know a lot of great teachers. Their music program is fantastic. I highly recommend rising 6th graders and 7th graders to take chorus and/or banda. Both great and fun classes that will help your child learn about music and make many friends and memories. The vibe of the school is great but as I noted some of the staff is disrespectful and don't do their job the way they should. I have kept my A-streak all three years with the help and guidance of great and smart adults that know what they're doing. Oh. And seriously your child MUST have music exploration and/or chorus at least once in their Peasley experience. Not joking. The teacher is no doubt one of the teachers that knows what they are doing. You will not regret it.

  • (3 years ago)

    This is my daughters first year at this school and she has one teacher out of the many we met at open house that gave me bad vibes.She stood out and not in a good way.And to this day she has had it out for my daughter.You would think that after the first few times she gives your child LUNCH DETENTIOn that she would call the parent and inform me of this.Instead it just goes on and on and I never know about it until my child comes home and tells me.I know there is less then 3 months of school left but I am definitely putting a stop to her "bullying".My child loves school loves all of her teachers except this ONE.I have heard nothing but bad things about this teacher from other parents and students.

  • (4 years ago)

    Peasley Middle School is an intuitive well balenced school between teachers and students. There is low gossip and high expectations of grades and they will not allow you to cause trouble or there will be a punishment.

  • (5 years ago)

    As a parent whose child attends Peasley I cannot recommend this school. . The amount of disrespect demonstrated by students toward teachers is unacceptable. However the same amount of disrespect is shown by the teachers toward the students. Administration appears to be sympathetic toward problems but are ineffective. Bullying is a huge problem at the school too. Home schooling is a better option.

  • (5 years ago)

    i am a former student at Peasley and i loved it more than any other school. It's great ( all of the teachers i had were wonderful. Especially the chorus teacher MR. OTTO! He is truely amazing. I have always liked to sing but this teacher helped me realized that it is my true passion. I love this school and everything about it. Don't listen to the parents who say it's bad. They have NO idea how it is to actually attend this amazing school. The teachers show the perfect amount of attention to every student and always go the extra mile to show they care ( i love you Peasleyyy! ( ( -cassie moore (

  • (6 years ago)

    This is my son's first year at Peasley & there is definately a lack of communication. There are teacher's there that really care about the children and there are other's who are just there for their pay checks and the summer's off. If your child is not a honor roll student then he/she doesn't stand a chance. There has been a paticular teacher this year who has been on my son's back since day 1. My son can't stand this teacher and neither do I. All of his other one's he loves. I guess there's all ways 1 teacher each year that you will all ways have a problem with.

  • (6 years ago)

    Mydaughter completed her 1st year at Peasley & we were very pleased. She is a well-conforming child and hard-working student and the teachers really seemed to respond and encourage her except for one 7th grade Math teacher! Other than her and a cookie sale that produced No promised prizes we were satisfied with Peasley. Bus drivers need more training and higher expectations in Glo County!

  • (7 years ago)

    My child has attended Peasley for a year now and there seems to be a lack of communication between the teachers and staff. It is very difficult to find out what is happening in the classroom and the school discourages parents from visiting. There is a new principle and I have been told things are improving but there is still an old school atmosphere. We love the community in gloucester and the people are nice but the school system is lacking.

  • (7 years ago)

    My special needs child has attended Peasley for one year. The staff and administration discourages visiting your child at school. The lack of homework and the implementation of an appropriate reading program for the kids at my childs level did not get started till Febuary 2007 despite repeated requests. Overall very disappointed in the level of education being provided and the lack of real communication. I can not speak for typical children but if you have a special child and like to be involved in their school and classroom then I would not recommend Peasley.

  • (7 years ago)

    My son is finishing his 6th grade year at Peasley and I love the school. All of his teachers have been wonderful they keep in contact with me and are very friendly and informative. Mr. Rosenberg in Guidance is great with parent input in class scheduling. IMO there are no discipline problems at school. I have been very pleased with the amount of after school activites and athletics. They are used as a reward and incentive program for the kids to do well. I have always felt welcome at the school. I have attended the quarterly conference nights chaparoned the activity nights and attened my sons baseball and basketball games regularly. This is a great school.

  • (8 years ago)

    I think Peasley Middle is O.K. I have had all three kids attend 2 are now in Gloucester high. I have had a hard time getting the teachers to work with me during the quarters they only contact me for conferance's when they are not doing well. Instead of me knowing of a potential problem to catch it early on. I think it is over crowded and the students are paying for the lack of attention. The principle is great!

  • (8 years ago)

    peasley middle school is a crouded school and in my thoughts we need more class rooms and teachers and more money.

  • (8 years ago)

    Peasley Middle School is the best school in the county. My daughter went to middle school there and is now at the high school and thanks to the caring teachers principal and guidence councelors she was ready to meet the high school challenge. My son is an 8th grader at Peasley this year and I know that he will also be ready for high school when the time comes. I will surely miss and cherish the memories I have of my kids at Peasley!

  • (9 years ago)

    There are some great teachers here but we don't like the way the class schedules are blocked. Seems they're missing out on quality core class time. Also there is no communication from the school to parents unless the parents persue it. Sure there is a website to follow the calendar but that's it. Parent involvement in the school is also low which is desappointing.

  • (9 years ago)

    Well I'm not actually a parent but instead I am a student at Peasley. The principal is a caring man who really puts forth his effort to make sure the students are getting the education that they need and deserve. All of the teachers are really great at their job. They care about the students and want to make sure they understand what is being taught. And if students dont they will keep trying and take time to explain it. Peasley is an all around great school.

  • (10 years ago)

    We have a 7th Grader at this school and we absolutely love it. They have a great principal who loves the kids and the teachers are very involved in their lives. They offer a variety of extra curricular activities and many activities to keep them challenged. I love Peasley Middle School

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