I am now in high school and there are many ups and downs about this school. Just like other schools in winchester if you are an athelete or someone who is very outgoing and you can easily make friends good for you. You'll have a great time at the school. I wasn't in this category. The school is decent in academics the teachers do help but you have to look for them which is normal. Students (When I Went There) were extremely mean though. They isolated me from everything possible. I know the students change yearly but you can't expect much from teenagers. The teachers are very nice and they do work one-on-one with you. the principle As of 2012 is amazing. He knows how to deal with children and he knows what to expect. The school is decent. Just make sure not to isolate yourself or let other bring you down. That was my problem. You have to remember that these kids are only 11-15(Around). They will be bullies when they want to be. Just find the good people in this school which there are believe it or not and you will have a nice time.
James Wood Middle School is a public middle school in Winchester. The principal of James Wood Middle School is Mr. Grant C. Javersak. 853 children attend James Wood Middle School and identify mostly as Hispanic; White, non-Hispanic; and Black, non-Hispanic. 27% of the 853 students here have subsidized lunches. The ratio of students to teachers at James Wood Middle School is 17:1. Frederick County Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.
- Computer arts
- Drawing painting
- Theater drama
- Cross country
- P.E. classes
|Native American or Native Alaskan||0.3%||0.3%|
|Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program||27%||24%|
The school has a terrible discipline system. They let kids get away with everything. My advice keep your children away.
The teachers & principal at JWMS are excellent. They are dedicated to helping the students. My son went there and he loved it.
I've been through three years at this school and they have been the best years ever. The students are very kind to each other and the teachers are great. We have some of the best athletes in the area. I was more than pleased with my stay there. GO BULLDOGS!!
Some of the teachers are not very helpful and need to understand the children more.
I have gone through three years at JWMS and they have been the three best years of my life. The teachers and guidance councilers are really there to help and everyone acts like one huge family. We have some of the most talented athletes in the area. It's an amazing place and has really helped me academically.
I go to to James wood in the 7th grade and Its really great! Best school Ive ever been to. I gave up living with my mom to go to this school thats how much I like it.
While it looks great on the surface (newly renovated) this school has real communication issues. Teachers guidance counselors and administration do not return phone calls emails or notes sent in by the student. Heaven forbid if you have a child that struggles academically because even the most involved parent cannot get through to have questions answered or issues addressed.