About This School
In 2011, Henry County Middle School had 15 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The Georgia average is 15 students per full-time equivalent teacher.
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Henry County Middle School Reviews
A good school
As a former student of Henry County Middle School from 2002-2004, I can honestly say it was not a bad school. Yes, there were were some bad students and teachers I didn't necessarily like but. There were also good students and teachers. I looked forward to having class with all day especially Mr. Moose the old technology teacher. Every school is like that, just because it's an old building in a bad part of town doesn't make it a bad school. I say if your kid is districted to go there give the school a chance. If you don't like it, then take action to move him/her to a different school.
When I moved here in 1999, I was strongly cautioned against this school and its sister high school. We purchased a home in another school district on purpose to stay away from what was then a large, encompassing land area for these 2 schools. For years, I heard the comments and rumors about these schools. In 2005, I began being employed by the school system. Again, I stayed as far away from this school as possible. Never took the time to visit or research, just stayed away based on what other people were saying. In 2011, after being away from GA for 4 years, I was interviewed and accepted a non-teaching position at Henry County Middle School. My first day, I was completely terrified. Looking back, I'm not sure what I thought I would find--giant demons, wild kids, cowering teachers--I'm just not sure what I thought but I was scared because of all that I had heard. Imagine my surprise when I walked in to find a normal school, filled with normal kids. I saw teachers who were striving like the other teachers I worked with in the past at "better" schools and who were teachers just like me--doing more than was required to help kids reach their personal and educational goals. In my non-teaching position, I work with families, community, and school/s to encourage, foster, and build support and pride in our school. Henry County Middle School is no different than any other school in the county, except that it is the only Title 1 middle school at this time. I know because I sent my kids to them, work with them, and support them with my tax dollars even when I am not employed by them. ALL schools require PARENTAL support regardless of the socio-economic climate in a given school--the better the support, the better the school, at any level. We have a new principal who has been here since 2010 and has led her staff and faculty to new heights and continues to set goals for HCMS. We strive DAILY to change the perception of people in regard to our school. Actions are the only way that will happen--and they are happening now. It is on its way to passing some of the "better" schools in the county this year. In addition, a PTO was formed in 2011--the first time in the history of this 50+ year old school that a PTO was here. Why wasn't it before? Well, I can only say that someone new was aware that it was necessary. The PTO has begun WELCOMING parents to take part in their kids' education--like all the other schools in this county. We communicate with our families in a variety of ways--and like other schools, some respond and some do not. If I could have anything I wished for it would be that for every person who tears us down, we would have double the number of people to come forward to HELP us help their kids. If you are in our district, or any school district in Henry County, be prepared to became engaged in whatever school your student attends. They need it, and so do we. Don't believe everything you hear--you yourself make a difference wherever you go.
Truly you have no choice for this school year. If you live in the area, your child is going to go to that school zone.
I disagree with the last posting. Henry County Middle School has really improved under the new administrator. In fact, the eighth grade Language Arts results were the second highest in the county. My child had wonderful, supportive teachers. I woudl say meet some of the staff, and ask questions about the expectations there. I also have never experienced a teacher who writes a child up for no reason.
Hi, I will be moving into the area can someone please give me some advice on where I can find a decent school. I am scare to send my children here since I am seeing the messages other ones have left. They are leaving a really good school. I will hate to send them to a bad school.
i agree its the worst school my child has ever gone too. i am going to try and get him transfered if the teachers dont like you then they look for things yo write you up about or suspend you 1 teacher is really bad she has ocd bad
The school is the worst in the county - as of 2011-2012 school year it is one of the poorest schools. The education there is horrible! The administrators are the worst. I don't recommend anyone send their child to this school by any means possible. Every parent I know has tried to transfer their child out - white, black and other!
I think its a pretty well organized school
I think that this is a wonderful school with GREAT TEACHERS,FACULTY AND WONDERFUL PRINCIPALS.........