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Ana Hodge
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East Cobb Middle School5

Marietta, GA | Cobb County

January 11, 2015


Target classes are great. other classes are not that good. Yes, there is bullying in the gym. and may be in the other classes.

Submitted by a parent

August 26, 2014


While others have posted that ECMS is awful, each child is different and each family has a different take on the school. Don't be worried about sending your child to ECMS if they already have good grades, have respect for others, and have a positive influence on others. Middle school is a tough time with kid's hormones, bullying and drama. I haven't heard of a school that doesn't deal with those issues, but I will say that if you have a confident, smart child, there are opportunities for that child to succeed and do well. This also takes involvement on the part of the parents, which they need more of (the only reason I rated that low). No sitting back and expecting the school to do everything for your child and expecting the small number of dedicated volunteers to do it all. Remember, they are one of 1,300. The volunteers, teachers, and staff at ECMS do a great job in spite of the challenges of such a diverse population. The building and facilities are poor, but it's slated to be replaced within the next few years. Currently have one child in 7th and will have one going into 6th next year.

Submitted by a parent

January 13, 2014


ECMS is an awful school. With the exception of one of my child's teachers, the teaching stuff they learned in 4th grade. My child has been bullied by several students and yet the staff there don't do anything about the issues at hand. They seem to think its ok to have bullying in the school... I was told "My child has to physically come to them and state they are being bullied in order for them to do anything". Thats obsurd! When a parent tells you this is what is being seen at home and your child doesn't want to go to school.,.,. this is a CLEAR sign!!!!! The sign "NO BULLY ZONE" or "NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND" are false advertising. They don't care and their rating on this site proves it!!!!! The administrative staff should care not only about the paycheck they get but really whats more important.... the child who gets money stolen from them, or personal belongings taken away and the child has to chase the bully around the room to get the item back. And what is that the teacher is doing to stop this!?! Nothing. The teacher sits down and ignores the student being bullied. What parent doesn't see this as a case of bullying....

Submitted by a parent

January 4, 2014


ECM is a great school and my son is doing well there. My daughter also attended ECM and exceeded. I have one more child that will attend ECM and I am looking forward to it. Thanks

Submitted by a parent

December 22, 2013


i want to ECMS and i absolutely loved it. Sure there were some fights and bullies, but every school has them. I had a great experience, loved almost all of my teachers, and learned a ton. I am now in a Magnet program and East Cobb more than prepared me for the courses. The teachers are really good at helping you, all you have to do is ask. Overall East Cobb was a great experience for me and definitely will help me in the real world.

December 10, 2013


I was under the impression that this was a great school for my child to attend. I am not under that impression anymore. We all talk about kids being bullies, but you have to keep your eyes open now and watch out for the teachers. Some teachers are bullies as well as also manipulators. Bring something to their attention they are quick to say that the students who witness or say anything about what happened is a problem child. Me as a parent feel that no teacher or administrator should criticize or down talk about a child to another parent. I feel that if more students didn't feel that they would be treated different if they told on a teacher that may be talking to them any kind of way, I believe a lot of light would be shed on these teachers. Some teachers need to learn to listen to students as well and not just go off of what someone say. And if you're gonna talk about another student to others make sure its not so everyone can hear you or if I'm an outsider I shouldn't hear how bad you just talked about someones child.

Submitted by a parent

June 20, 2013


East Cobb Middle School has been a great place for my kids. I have one who is now in the Wheeler magnet and one who is currently attending. Advanced content classes are great. Parents on ptsa and foundation are involved. Connection classes provide a wealth of opportunities. Next splost is set to build a new school. If you know, you go!

Submitted by a parent

June 20, 2013


We have had a very positive experience! Great kids and teachers! The parents on the PTSA and Foundation are awesome!!

Submitted by a parent

April 16, 2013


Okay, let me just say that if you go there, you won't learn. The teachers are really bland. My mom took me out of this school because I couldn't learn. If you're in AC classes, you're good. If you aren't, good luck. There would always be multiple fights a day in the girls locker room and lots of verbal abuse.

March 21, 2013


I was quite nervous about my son going to ECMS, all the reviews scared me! Now with almost a full year behind us I am honestly very happy. He is playing violin AND lacrosse, he's in all AC classes, getting straight A's and learning about the real world. I am very pleased with the high academic schedule and the opportunity for him to grow and mature. If you're in the ECMS district, don't be afraid, you'll be pleasantly surprised as well.

Submitted by a parent

March 21, 2013


My children played in orchestra, had teachers who cared very much about their education and made lots of new friends. It was a wonderful experience for our whole family.

Submitted by a parent

March 21, 2013


We have 2 of our daughters at ECMS and we love the school, the PTSA and Foundation. Love the teachers and staff.

Submitted by a parent

March 20, 2013


Time for middle school! Oh no, where should we send our child? What a fabulous decision we made .not to mention a huge savings by not going the private route. We gave ECMS a chance and the last 3 years have been tremendous. The quality of the teaching has been superb and leadership has proven to be exceptional. The diversity of the children as well as the curriculum offered have made this a wonderful experience. We clearly made the right choice and look forward to Wheeler High School next year. I realize now that the only people who have bad things to say about ECMS are those who have never sent their children there. What a shame and a waste of a fabulous opportunity.

Submitted by a parent

February 25, 2013


Sent my daughter to ECMS and she is now at Wheeler in the Magnet program. While at ECMS she formed great friends, learned to play the oboe, created a team and competed and won several awards in the National Future City competition. learned video production through ECMS ECTV, helped start the drama club, etc, etc. She and her friends now at Wheeler had a great time at ECMS and were prepared for high school. My son is now in 6th grade at ECMS - very different experience because he is a much quieter kid. He is getting fantastic grades, is learning the oboe and loves it, has made friends and is having very positive feedback from his teachers. He is having a great experience. ECMS has the #1 middle school PTSA in the state of Georgia currently headed by the Cobb County School District Volunteer of the Year. I always feel welcome by the staff, teachers, and administration. There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer at every level - classroom to school wide. Communications is open and teachers respond quickly to questions or concerns.

Submitted by a parent

December 15, 2012


My son attends 7th grade at ECMS and is completely miserable here. He's been bullied constantly and assaulted multiple times. He's afraid to even ride the school bus because of how out of control some of the children are. My son has gone so far as to go into the principles office on his own and tell who was bullying him, the kids were spoken to and told to go back to class. two weeks later one of the boys hit my son in the face, and proceeded to hit him, he fought back and was suspended from school for 4 days... he was defending himself, and received the same punishment as the student who attacked him. This is just 1 of about 4 four incidences. This school claims to have a ZERO TOLERANCE for both BULLYING and FIGHTING , yet they only enforce one of the two. Ive been up to this school more times than I can count and frankly I'm tired... Ive contacted the superintendent and am looking into another school. I can no longer watch my child suffer here.

Submitted by a parent

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