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  • Great Neck Middle School9

    Virginia Beach, VA | Virginia Beach City County


    April 1, 2015

    My daughter was having problems with bullying behavior by other students and teachers. She was having severe anxiety and depression as a result. Her guidance counselor, the school nurse and the principal were aware that she had needed urgent treatment for this, and the guidance counselor told her to come into the guidance office if she was feeling anxious or depressed. My daughter went to the guidance office between classes due to feeling anxious and depressed, and as a result was given detention. The guidance counselor and the principal knew where and why she went, and insisted on giving her the detention. I would not wish this school on my worst enemy. The lack of student support is unbelievable.

    Submitted by a parent

    January 14, 2015

    Im a student here and the school is GREAT! love everything in here, the teachers, the other students, and the brand new facility. Best school in VB besides Kemps landing Magnet.

    October 22, 2014

    My daughter attends Great Neck Middle School and the leadership in this school is poor when it comes to policy and procedures being followed by administrative staff and bus drivers concerning bullying and the safety of the children.

    Submitted by a parent

    July 17, 2014

    Hello. I attended Great Neck Middle School this past school year. I love this school so much. I lived out of the country for a few years, so it was a bit difficult to adapt again, just like in any other school. At first, I didn't know anybody, but teachers welcomed me with open arms, students are very nice, too. I have found many new friends, which I am very thankful for. This was my last year in this amazing school, but I will miss it very much. There are many great after-school activities, I have not tried any out, but I have heard they are very nice. I really love this school.

    November 7, 2013

    Great School. I really like how each grade is split up into levels so the children are not being taught at the lowest common denominator level. Advanced children are able to excel and be challenged. I am a Realtor and know this is the most sought after school district for good reason. I read one review from a parent that complained they were not contacted when their child was experiencing trouble. First of all, they shouldn't have to, you the parent should be involved. If you are helping or checking homework, you would know, not to mention, the parent portal website that allows you to see all of your childs quiz and test scores. I also receive an email every day telling me what my childs homework is for the night. How much more can you ask for? It is a school, don't rely on it to raise your child for you! As for another comment stating not enough kids make the sports teams, I'm not sure that is a bad thing. It's a competition and kids need to learn they won't always win and life doesn't hand out participation awards.

    Submitted by a parent

    September 27, 2013

    This is a great school by all means and my daughter enjoys going to school everyday .

    Submitted by a parent

    February 9, 2013

    My student is now in the 8th grade and has attended for two and half years. Great Neck Middle School is an excellent school with a staff that pushes students and guids them towards excellence as well as achieving individual goals. The sports activities are great, coaches are infuential and encouraging. Great learning enviroment. Since attending GNMS my student has recieved Honor Roll each grading period!

    Submitted by a parent

    January 9, 2012

    The new school is amazing. The kids just moved into a beautiful high tech school. The community is very affluent and sometime you can see it in the students. The teachers are compassionate and well educated. Education is a priority at this school and students are driven to perform. The only complaint I can say about the school is that since it is new the students have little freedom. There are more students then opportunity to participate in sports or other activities. We went to tryouts and there were more people cut than accepted. It appears the school could use more than one level of each team. BTW: We love it here!!!

    Submitted by a parent

    May 14, 2009

    My child is in 7th grade and we are a military family that moves alot. My kids have been in the DoD schools and have been doing good, but now that they have started here at GNMS my childs grades have went to B,C and D's to all A's. The teachers are very involved in helping the students at GNMS. They believe in their students and that made my kids believe in themselfs too. Thank you GNMS!!

    Submitted by a parent

    January 9, 2009

    I would say the middle school is average, but above average for most of Virginia Beach.

    Submitted by a parent

    January 27, 2008

    I am a Great Neck student and I believe it is the best school out there. I have been fortunate to have some wonderful teachers. If you are going to have a student go to Great Neck for the sixth grade, then be sure to request the orca team. the teachers have worked together for about30 years and really know how to teach it is hands on and a blast. Our school's Student Council Association is also one of the best and is sponsored by the ever popular Mrs. Lyons. Also the electives are great rongly suggest Spanish with Sra. Temoche. She is funny and a wonderful teacher. It does have its downfalls, but great neck is the best midle schhol at the beach!

    Submitted by a student

    December 8, 2006

    GNMS does not live up to it's hype. This is an average school at best. Being a military family returning from overseas I would rather see my child in a DODDS school over this one. The teasing is terrible from both military kids and civilian kids. The coaches are concerned with winning and not giving everyone a chance to play. Some of the teachers are extremely fair while others will let your child be in a failing status without contacting you or leaving it up to the child to tell you they are in trouble with their grades. Anyone with a teenager knows this is a recipe for disaster. If you are searching for a place to live and think this is a perfect school for child then you should know it is only an average school; I didn't have enough word count to mention everything we experienced at this school.

    Submitted by a parent

    August 7, 2006

    I am the parent of soon to be sixth and seventh graders at Great neck Middle School. Fortunately for us, this school isn't the most horrible one we've come across in our transfers and travels, but it certainly does have it's downfalls. I expected much more from this school, and am by no means impressed with them on an overall level.

    Submitted by a parent

    June 4, 2005

    I am currently attending sixth grade at Great Neck Middle School and I love it. My teachers are all nice and I am learning a lot. We learn by doing fun things. Like right now we are currently doing a play for the Shakespeare festival and I am learning a lot about his writings. The electives are my favorites because you get to chose what you want to learn about and not what you have too. I love Great Neck and wouldn't want to go anywhere else.

    Submitted by a student

    April 25, 2005

    Great Neck is a good school, but if you have a child going there or are going yourself, be aware that it has a ton of cliques, and the cliques WILL single you out. Some teachers are extremely involved, while others are not, and the students are often usually given the FULL blame of their downfall in grades. These are only the negatives of Great Neck, it is, however, an excellent school.

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