RIVER TRAIL MIDDLE SCHOOL

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10795 ROGERS CIR
DULUTH, GA 30097
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Phone: 770-497-3860
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Fulton County School District
  • Students/Teacher: 14:1
  • Students/Grade: 500
  • Number Students: 1500
  • Number Teachers: 120
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5831
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Dawn Melin
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  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (40 ratings)
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    School Reviews (28 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-25
    "River Trail is a very top notch school. Some people that review here are just being misguided and as a parent the teachers and staff are very helpful and are very fun. If you are looking for a fun, exciting, and top notch school you should come to River Trail. The negative comments are biased based on their personal experience. However, having 4 kids attend at different years all of them have enjoyed River Trail and did not have the same teachers as their siblings."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-05-08
    "I'm in the 8th grade at RTMS right now the school is awful. No creativity is allowed AT ALL, the school decided to give us a new science teacher in the middle of the year, this is his 1st job EVER and he has no idea how to teach. Bullying also controls the whole school and none of the administrators care or do anything about it. I once had another student stock me (he found my address, parents names and careers and even showed up at my house) and when I reported the assistant principal said it didn't mater because it didn't happen on school grounds. We don't have any really good teachers because all they care about is getting the test grade. The curriculum is so impossible, I have an iq that qualifies for Mensa but I have all low As and 1 B. Because of the experience I have had here I am going to a private school next year and 4th grade sister will ether hardship or go to a private school. IF YOU LOVE YOUR CHILD DO NOT SEND THEM HERE"
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-04-06
    "I was a previous student here but now reside at Georgia Tech. This was the worse middle school I have ever seen. The rules the staff enforce are not only troublesome but pointless. The administrators will also try to write you up for petty things and the strict rules only make the students rebel more. The courses are not very challenging and the teachers were very bad at teaching. Along with the strict rules, all this made me put no effort into my grades and I actually made straight C's in middle school. The diversity and academic achievements that this school owns is solely due to parents who want to bring their students to the successful high school that most students will go to after River Trail- Northview. I loved Northview a lot and I strove to put my fullest potential here and you can see why almost every parent wants to bring their child their. If you want your child to attend Northview but is only in middle school, then I suggest you put him in River Trail. If not, then there is no reason to be at River Trail (River Jail - a phrase a lot of graduates from River Trail refer too)."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-03-30
    "I am a student and this school is unsatisfactory because I found that many teachers adhere extremely strictly to the state standards. It feels like the definition of teaching to the test. I have teachers that have no idea how to control a classroom and do not respond to the rampant racism and name calling within the student body. There is a lack of creativity in this school. Grades are the only thing some teachers care about. I have a teacher that makes the students who fail (very commonly) retake the test or quiz using notes. The teacher does not teach and only makes students fill out dull fill-in-the-blank note sheets, which are word for word copy and pastes of PowerPoints. The tests are derived straight from study guides. I overhear students complaining about the teachers often. It is routine. There are good, caring teachers, but they are so few and far between. If this school focused on something more than high test scores, and taught in an interesting, captivating fashion, that would be more satisfactory."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-03-01
    "This is a great middle school. They have many clubs and are very supportive to help the children achieve their best academically and emotionally. Children know this school for their curly fries."
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