Toano Middle School
Toano, VA | James City County
April 2, 2015
I don't understand why anyone would think that this school is bad. I am a student here at TMS. The teachers are highly educated and Toano has gotten the highest test scores in the disrict. The uniforms are helpful because you if they wouldn't then you would be like "Oh my gosh what should i wear"! No, anyone who thinks this school is bad are badly mistaken. I totally require going here. This is my 1st year here as a 6th grader and i love it and i don't students should not go here. My parents love it and I love it. TMS ROCKS!!!
June 19, 2014
Toano middle school is very well organized, clean and up to date with the latest technology. I go to Toano and I love the uniforms. They give you choices on what Color shirt you can wear and they can give you a little slack. The teachers are amazing and I personally love each and very one on of them. And I know you will to if you join this school. Just because we are a uniform school doesn't mean we don't have fun. We play games we have spirit days and dress down days wear we don't wear our uniforms and it's really fun. So if you decide to join please do. Our school welcome new people. Listen to me from a students point of view this is the best school in the area. My name is Olivia M and I recommend Toano middle school to anybody.
September 26, 2013
We are new to the area, we have been very happy here at Toana. I think the whole school uniform thing is nice, makes middle school that much less stressful. I'm very relieved that our oldest son has taken to middle school very well. So far all the teachers and other staff seem very pleasant.Submitted by a parent
November 19, 2012
This school was terrible. There were inexperienced teachers and uniforms. Not to mention, the bus my kid was on, they had to sit boys on one side and girls on the other and I'm not going to say any more than that. Also, the classes are extremely overcrowded. Not such a good school.
September 6, 2012
People who think this school are mistaken. The students are great, and above average there. They got the highest sol scores in the district. There are fights, but there are always fights. The one bad thing is uniforms. First I thought they were great, because they are an equalizer, but shoes? Socks? what they look like still gets judged and students feel the need to rebel. There ARE name brand polos and khakis.Submitted by a parent
April 18, 2012
I have worked in all three middle schools. Toano is my favorite. The staff and Principal are incredibly devoted to the students. Students are well supervised at all times. Uniforms help keep students focused on school. Toano FAR out shines Berkeley Middle School for control in the classroom, hallways, cafeteria, and teacher dedication. It is a tight nit community with a strong advocate as their leader.
June 29, 2011
Very positive experience overall. Our son finished 7th grade in Toano after James Blair was closed in 2010. I would like to praise enthusiastic effort of Mr Fudge who is a new Principal in Toano. Our son took advanced-level math and got 100% on the SOL test. English, Math, Science, PE, Band were especially good. We could keep track of our child's progress online via Edline that was frequently updated.Submitted by a parent
June 13, 2011
Terrible school. If you are zoned for this school, I would advise moving. It is the worst of the 3 middle schools in the district.Submitted by a parent
June 13, 2011
I can't believe this school received a top rating. This school has the worst testing scores not to mention tons of crime. We pulled our child out. this school is the worst in the district and everyone in the community knows it.Submitted by a parent
October 3, 2009
The special education team seem to care about the children and work with parents. The Health/Physical Education program offers a wide variety of activities for excercise, learning and fun. The students seem to do well academically based on standardized tests.Submitted by a parent
November 6, 2008
This is my daughter's second year at Toano. We moved from Maryland last year. I think Toano is great and so does she. The students and staff accepted her in with open arms and made our transition that much easier. We were worried about the Honors program when we got here but it has proven itself to be good and challenging for her. And she doesn't mind the uniforms at all, they are an equalizer. Now don't get me wrong she is happy to be going to high school next year and getting to wear her own clothes but she doesn't hate the uniforms.Submitted by a parent
December 30, 2007
This is my first year at Toano and I think it's great. The teachers are so kind and encourage us to do our best.Submitted by a student
November 4, 2006
I'm a student at tms and I think that this is such a wonderful school . This is my last year at tms and out of the 3 years of learning here I found out that toano teachers will do and thing to help us excel in our work . we have some very loving teachers who care about us and will help us in any way. I will be sad to leave this great school but, because of two of my teachers I want to go to college and get a masters degree in english so I can teach their! And last is Uniforms Are OK ! If any teachers are reading this most of you know me ;)Submitted by a student
October 10, 2004
This is the first year my child has been at Toano. So far everything seems pretty great, except one thing. Apparently, if the students to not understand their homework, then they are to write the following: 'I did not follow directions. When I do not follow directions, I interrupt normal class activities. The teacher has to STOP teaching and DEAL with my SITUATION. In addition, the students who are trying to learn have to be delayed from learning because of my action'. For students to write this is an insult and makes them feel like the teacher could care less about their education. Sometimes you can't stick to a schedule by every minute. Do not belittle the students.Submitted by a parent
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