Johnnie R. Carr Middle School Reviews
Rating 3.36 out of 5 11 reviews
At Johnnie R. Carr Middle school, I was apart of the magnet program, so I can only really speak for that portion of the school. I did feel challenged both academically and socially at the school. It opened me to a world of academic prowess that I was not previously exposed to. Socially, it introduced me to different cultures and ideas that I had not previously known but allowed me the opportunity and mindset to easily accept them. However, Johnnie R. Carr was not perfect. I would like to see the level of student engagement in the classes increase. I am not sure what it is like now, for I have been in high school for three years now, but when I was there, the classes were not as engaging as I would have liked. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Johnnie Carr and believe that it can be a great school to learn about topics outside of your everyday environment.
The teachers don't necessarily teach, but give notes instead for us to go over and memorize. The math teacher doesn't teach all that great. She rushes and gives us tests which everyone scores low on. The kids are nice though. It's a good school that needs to improve.
The extracurriculars are struggling due mostly impart to the teachers. Too many events are being run by the same small group of teachers.
The administration is the only thing that have kept us involved with this school. The teachers on the other hand, have not been very helpful. Teaching styles are dated and projects are not used to reinforce things but are given as busy work.
My children are in the minority at this school and have often been bullied because of their race.
You have all the core subjects plus pe. Also you have the option of art,choir,technology,and band. Also everyone takes Spanish. The workload isn't too bad it's very manageable. The popular classes vary among what each student likes. Your get study guides to help study.
The school is very big on safety of the students. After the school bell rings the doors leading into the school are locked. If you need to come in go to entrance push the buzzer. The ladies at the front desk will look at the computer screen which shows a camera leading to the outside done and theyll let you in. You have to go through a sign in process. Security officers are on campus at all times and they're are cameras all over the school.
There's not a lot of clubs at the school. Although were big on sports,joining a sport is like joining a sorority for girls. Everyone knows who's on the teams and we have amazing coaches who are truly dedicated to their team.
The school is very diverse, we had many international students. The kids are great it's like your typical school you have the mean ones but it's a 100% bully free zone. My favorite memory was my 7th grade year fall festival it was sooo much fun. The school is different because it IB (international bachelorette) which makes the school have different standards it has to meet. My friends and I always talk about how much we miss this school and how we'd love to go and rewind the clock. I enjoyed the people and also met my two best friends at the school. Also the 8th graders get two big field trips to the shake spear festival and he biscuits base ball game. I have so many fond memories to recall overall.