J.O. Combs Middle School Reviews
Rating 2.74 out of 5 19 reviews
there's a lot of rude ladies in the front office and some of the teachers are rude kids are rude and bullying happens there a lot and there are also some fights
It was an average school. Not all the teachers are the best choice to even be teaching at all. The music program here is amazing though.
As a student who has attended Combs since kindergarten, finally leaving Simonton Elementary in May 2017 was such a relief. However, Combs Middle School was not as great as I had previously thought. I learned mostly on my own and I only looked forward to orchestra, photography, and art (orchestra/photography 7th grade, orchestra/art 8th grade. I took FACS 1 in 7th, it was awful and I didn’t learn to cook very well at all, I took Theatre in 8th grade, no one participated and the teacher had favorites). Mr. Lloyd, the middle school band/orchestra/choir director, really made mine, and others’, days. He deserved all of the awards and grants that he had earned over the years and years to come.
The teachers aren’t great, the students have alcohol and weed brought to school, and the curriculum is horrible. The curriculum is the most important part of this, so that’s what I’ll explain. The English curriculum, in particular, is the worst I’ve experience in my 8 years of going to school. Some people do not believe in global warming, and they are passionate about that belief. But students are still forced to hear it and read it every single day for 9 weeks. I, personally, was about to storm out of the classroom, something that’s unlike me. I really just could not take it anymore. Not to mention, the writing prompts are bad and the books we have to read are, too
There isnt what there should be
The teachers care about the students but the parents and heads of the school fight about financials.
There are always exceptions but most the teachers care about students
Lack of diverse clubs and organizations for students to join. Stem club, girl lead clubs, and LQB clubs have no presence
There is a mixed batch of teachers who care and those who don't. There seems to be more of non caring teaching staff.
Lack of funding,apathetic teaching staff, and un-involved administrators pretty much make up the school. Lack of diverse teaching staff and student body make it hard for diverse/minority students to attend.
I'm not sure how much of these topics were touched on in the science curriculum.
Overall safety of the school is great. Besides one incident of some students illegally driving their parent's vehicle to the campus with bb guns.
My son was not a problem student, and therefore I did not have many experiences with the principal or school administration.
These questions don't really apply to a Middle School setting. I don't believe the students are given recess.
My child is now a freshman in High School. He is a self-learner, luckily, and has continued to be enrolled in Honors courses. I believe that the curriculum could have been more challenging at the Middle School, as my son was able to get decent grades in honors classes, while only sometimes completing homework assignments. Late assignments were acceptable, which definitely did not prepare him for High School, or for life after school!
I was extremely disappointed that my child did not get to participate in an 8th grade trip. While other schools were sending 8th graders to Washington, DC; Combs Middle School had a field trip to the movies!!!! Wow!