I went to this school for all of middle school and don't know how valuable my review is, considering I am a junior now and the school as apparently changed a lot. I had an amazing experience at Coulwood, it was fun, professional, and very encouraging. I was involved in AVID and the student ambassador
... Read more program. I also was very close to the staff there, it was truly a home away from home. I often find myself reminiscing on great memories. I highly doubt the school has changed in any major aspects since I was there. It's located in an old but quiet neighborhood. I hope my review helped in any way! Read less
Posted by a other on 08/01/12
I currently have a daughter that is completing the 8th grade, she has been at Coulwood since her 6th grade year. I fought tooth and nail for my child to not attend this school because of what I had "heard" about the school. I can honestly say that my daughter's experience has been wonderful. She was
... Read more a very shy student when she started but since she has been pushed and motivated by some of the most caring teachers and now she is all Honors classes and also taking Algebra 1, she has found a love for band, and taken several college tours since being at Coulwood. The CIS and Avid teachers are awesome. Because I am "INVOLVED" and my daughter understands that I will not tolerate her doing anything other than going to school to learn, I have not had any problems and I don't regret allowing her to attend. There are many involved, active parents as well. The new principal is very awesome, she was able to get all of the students to read "The Hunger Games" this year. Your child's experience in middle and high school start at home! Read less
Posted by a parent on 05/23/12
My son is a current student at Coulwood Middle since the 6th grade. The teachers are very professional and very involved with the students education. My son can solve Algebra very intelligently knowing the rules of operations and relationships like a little math genius. Before attending Coulwood he struggled
... Read more with math. My son is doing good in all his subjects. Parents can take advantage of their after school tutoring if their child struggling. A+ for me. The principal recognizes the bullying, fighting, and peer pressure that any middle and high school may encounter. They have group session which involves parents, teachers, and students that focuses on hot topics such as bullying ,knowing how to speak up , reaching out for help and being safe. A+ for me. The principal at this school does not award bad behavior! Disciplinary actions will happen in school or out of school suspension for kids who chooses to act badly. My son is not an angel; himself was involved in a fight and therefore he was separated from the school on suspension and was not allow to attend special school events. My son knows both; the school nor myself was playing with him. Now he is following all school rules. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/15/12
Both of my daughters attended this school and it is the absolute worse! The teachers are unprofessional and don't care about the students. They give assignments that are meaningless and they only update parent assist once a quarter. The principal also doesn't care about the students either. The only
... Read more thing important to her is her status. Hence the upfront parking space she put in once she got to the school. Avoid at all costs! Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/05/12
I'm new to this school I hope it's nice and on the looks of this school I rated it 1 star it looks small and ugly but whatever
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Posted by a other on 08/24/11
I am a student that goes to Coulwood middle school. It's okay I think the teaching staff is great they help me keep my grades. The one negative comment I have is there are some negative influences at this school.other than that i personally think this school is okay!
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Posted by a other on 08/19/11
I am a current 7th grader at Coulwood Middle School. I used to dream about going to this school and now that I'm here, I have been disappointed at almost every turn. I am a very intelligent person and I realize myself that I need to be challenged constantly to keep from having a literal mental breakdown
... Read more like I did at the end of my last school year. Coulwood, and CMS for that matter, teaches to the lowest denominator. I do not fit there, and as a result my own education is being hindered. I am bored always even when we're given "high level" work. I'm in Honors for both Math and English and I'm bored to tears. The material is boring, the teaching methods remind me of second grade. They walk us to every class and we sit together at lunch. I hate it, I AM NOT A CHILD. Read less
Posted by a other on 11/08/10
i and currently a 7th grader at coulwood and am making straight A's and have many friends who are kind and caring also the teachers are amazing and the principle does wonders beyond his job! :)
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Posted by a student on 04/29/10
My son is in the honors program at Coulwood and he is doing great. I love how the school recognizes good behavior and good grades each quarter and offers incentives for the kids to do well.
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Posted by a parent on 04/23/10
Coulwood is one of the worst schools in CMS. I have only been at this school for three months and it is already making me want to switch schools. Parents think that it is a great school but in a student's view Coulwood is horrible.
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Charlotte schools — Coulwood Middle School is located at 500 Kentberry Dr, Charlotte NC 28214. 500 Kentberry Dr is in the 28214 ZIP code in Charlotte, NC The school district for Coulwood Middle School is the Charlotte-mecklenburg Schools. Coulwood Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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