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4720 E NC HIGHWAY 150
School Information
  • School Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Below Average
  • Technology Measure: Low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Guilford County Schools
  • Students/Teacher: 20:1
  • Students/Grade: 80.7
  • Number Students: 242
  • Number Teachers: 14
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5539
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Deborah Mott
  • ESL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (306 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5

    School Reviews (9 Reviews)
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    Topic: Overall Experience | Rating:
    Posted 2017-06-01
    "I studied 8th grade here last year (15-16). I'm a rising sophomore now, and I tell you the one thing that I still remember--and use every day--from Brown Summit: the emphasis on personal responsibility, taking challenges, and high-school/college readiness."
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    Posted 2016-08-01
    "I think that this school was one of the key reasons I was accepted to the Early College at Guilford, my longtime educational goal. The environment is very informal, but there is a lot of academic rigor and there are some top-notch clubs and scholastic competitions."
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-08-01
    "The other ten five star reviews tell you all you need to know. Every teacher that I have had during my time at the school has gone far above and beyond, bridging the rigor of high school with the relaxed environment of middle school. This is a great school to prepare you for accelerated magnet programs, AP courses, and dual enrollment. Though there are plenty of opportunities for the kind of fun you appreciate in middle school, it is lost on no one that this is a school "for Advanced Academics". That is our driving force."
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    Posted 2016-06-01
    "As mentioned in the review re: teachers, Brown Summit has an extremely focused and rigorous curriculum. As a community, nearly every student , and every teacher, is committed to the success of the program in every aspect. Like any school, we have a few students who just relish in mischief and trouble. Unfortunately, their behavior has not really changed throughout the school year, but again this percent of student is extremely small compared to a neighborhood middle school that it rarely interferes with student show are being responsible. As far as parents go, almost every parent I know of treats all of the other kids like they would their own. They are extremely supportive and volunteer frequently, as well as making monetary donations for advanced textbooks not paid for by the state, renovations, and other project organized by the PTSA and leadership team. Only once has a parent acted in a way biased and harmful to the school. To preserve anonymity, I will say only two things regarding that incident: (1) I am not who you think I am, and (2) please know that your actions caused so much stress and upset to everyone, especially our hardworking teachers and hardworking students involved directly and indirectly, including your own child, who received a lot of negative attention. I cannot in any way condone that but anyone could have predicted that it was a likely result of the actions."
    Topic: Teachers | Rating:
    Posted 2016-06-01
    "Every teacher I have had in the 8th grade here has been absolutely amazing. All of the teachers are extremely fair, friendly, and qualified. No nonsense is tolerated in the classroom, especially in LA. The teachers do a very good job, especially in Science and LA, of making sure that other students do not interfere with others work or talk about things not relating to class. It has always been a source of frustration for me when students are being distracting on not doing their part in group work; I have had *very* few problems with that as a Pheonix. The teacher will not stand by and allow this kind of behavior. Every student is graded on work ethic (up to 40% of grade in a class) and mastery. Do note that some teacher will take points of weekly work ethic for forgetting your pencil or your tablet (will be replaced with laptops next year). Furthermore, the teachers, even in areas where we are doing grade-level content, go above and beyond in producing their own materials and covering high school content. Our Language Arts class, for example, is still 8th grade LA, but we are using AP writing and and reading strategies (SOAPSTone [you will have that one memorized in your first week!], SIFT, TPCASTT, etc.) and we are regularly expected to write essays and analyze texts, poems, and videos. Mrs. McCarthy's curiculum also has as strong focus in argument and it is rare for students not to be expected to defend everything they say with the rhetorical appeals (ethos, logos, pathos). In Latin, Mrs. Runtz goes far above and beyond to make the language easy and fun for every student, while also providing more challenging work for students like me who enjoy the challenge. The only complaint students ever have is that they are actually expected to turn in work when it is due, come to class prepared, and work on class stuff 100% of the school day. Only a very few students struggle with these ideas, though. The rest know how to have fun while succeeding academically."
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