This school so far this year has been unwilling to protect my son from bullies in the 7th and 8th grade. I call the school and all I get from the principal is voice mail and my calls have not been returned in addition I received a letter threatening me with court because my other son did not turn his sick note to his teacher 3 times this year. The quality of the education this school offers to its students is not even close to a private school education.
Uwharrie Middle is a public middle school. The principal of Uwharrie Middle is Mr Todd Beane, whose e-mail is email@example.com. 417 students attend Uwharrie Middle and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Multiracial. 48% of the 417 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Uwharrie Middle is 13:1. South Davidson Middle is one of the nearest middle schools.
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.5%||0.5%|
|American Indian/Alaskan Native||0.2%||0.6%|
|Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander||0%||%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||48%||56%|
I have been teaching at UMS since 2006 and I must say that it is as close to a private school as a public school can get. We are small (approximately 408 students) and have a wonderful hard working staff. We are known as the "Disneyland" of all the middle schools in Randolph County due to having no major behavior problems among our students. We are not perfect but we work hard to put our students' needs first. Community and parental support is tops. Contrary to a parent's post on here we do not access Facebook while at work nor do students curse at us! For one thing social networking sites are blocked at school and there is zero tolerance for students using profanity toward their teachers or classmates. If I had a child in middle school UMS is the only school in RC I would want him/her to attend! I plan to teach there for many years to come.
this school have problems just like any other schools. If u have a problem with something talk it out or go to boarder of education. Parents if u dont speak up or stand up for your kids who else is going to do it . I talked to the Principals and teachers. I spend the time in the class room. I got involved and not everything is a 100 % great but its getting better for my son and I. I dont care what they think of me I am not trying to get popularity I am looking out for my kids.
Uwharrie Middle School in Randolph County is not a school I would recommend. I pulled my child out of that school because I went to visit the classrooms and was completely disgusted by what I witnessed. Students were cursing at teachers some teachers were not even present in the classrooms during class time and other teachers were on Facebook during the time that they should have been teaching. I went to pick my child up one day and the office staff told me he was absent and I had to go hunt him down myself (he was in the gym for an assembly). Extreme favoritism is shown by what few teachers get to know their students. I would not recommend UMS to anybody that cares about the education of their child.
Uwarrie is a great school. My child moved there in the seventh grade and has had a wonderful experience. The teachers are the tops. My only concern is some parents whine too often in order to get their way.
Overall good school however bus control can be a problem. Teachers also play favorites with who they like and who they don't. I have witnessed this myself and see it everyday with other students.
Overall teacher quality is relatively good but very limited by excessive parental control. Unfortunately the control does not mean extra funding from parents. The extracurricular activies are limited to nonexistent for 6th grade students. It is a small community school with parents who are very competitive. There also appears to be extreme favortism and added activities for students with parents who are either very vocal or who have themselves grown up with teachers. This a real problem with small towns and for outsiders trying to get their kids to assimilate. Leadership folds too often to pressure. As a parent of a seventh grader at this school I feel that this school is probably average for rural locations.