I attended this school. I experienced relentless bullying, favoritism, and just overall being made fun of by teachers, administration, and bus drivers. What kind of teacher would waste an entire class period berating a student who voices an opinion about something true that was going on? A normal teacher
... Read more could careless about what a student says about their wall decorations and more about whether or not the children are grasping the concepts. If you are "family" or are cousins to any of the teachers or staff, OR if they go to your church, you can pretty much get away with anything. As a parent, if you love your children and want them to learn content to prepare them for the real world and not just how to avoid bullies and public humiliation by teachers who should, but DO NOT care please think twice if not three times before sending them to this poor excuse for a school. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/25/14
The principal and teachers at this school do NOT care about the students. I have had several conversation with the principal to no avail. She only likes to hear herself talk (attend any ceromy where she gets to take the mic). She wouldn't even attempt to help a hurt student. I've watched her walk right
... Read more past an injured student during a sporting event a couple weeks ago! The teachers give out arbitrary grades to students because they have not required them to do work for a grade. Teachers have their picks of students who get preferential treatment while others are demeaned in public and during sporting events all because the teachers have a personal grudge or reason for not liking them. If a parent addresses any issue with a teacher the student will be repremanded in class for telling their parents. Coaches/assistant coaches are allowed to bully the students as well. Teachers at other schools refuse to send their children to Ebenezer due to these reasons even though they are zoned to do so. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/24/12
I also had a happy and eager to learn child before enrolling my child in Ebenezer. I am clueless why these kids are so mean and angry. Prayer and only prayer has kept my child afloat at this school. My child comes home crying at least 3 times a week. Speaking to the staff there, is like talking to
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Posted by a parent on 11/02/11
We are a military family and my children have attended many school from many places. My son has attended this school last year (6th grade) and again this year (7th grade). Prior to Ebenezer he was always on the A/B Honor Roll. He has had nothing but trouble at this school. Bullying: books pushed out
... Read more of his arms, other students calling him all types of terrible names, tripping him in the hallways. The teachers are not any better, not to mention the Principal/Vice Principal. My son's grades and love for school have gone down considerably because of the daily stress he experiencing while trying to learn. This is HANDS DOWN THE WORST school I have ever had interactions with. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND IF AT ALL POSSIBLE, SEND YOUR CHILDREN ELSEWHERE. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/25/11
I am the parent of a past student that attended Ebenezer for 6th and 7th grades recently. She was bullied at school and on the bus daily to the point she'd come home in tears. She was an a honor roll student until 7th grade when her grades began to fail because of all the stress she was under. I didn't
... Read more know about the bullying at first but when I found out I went to her Guidance Counselor. Nothing was done about the bullies. I repeatedly went back to the Authorities at the school but nothing was ever done. I finally ended up putting my daughter in home school because she was to the point of Depression and in counseling over this issue. I would not recommend this school to any parent. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/04/11
I am currently attending ems (7th grade) and it is a very good school. They have the perfect balance of fun, discipline, and education. I also enjoy the services they give to the students to make up work and for after school tutoring. In the past years there has bin a problem with discipline, but those
... Read more problems have since bin resolved. If you have a student in the Sumter county area I would recommend ems. Read less
Posted by a other on 04/10/11
THIS SCHOOL IS TERREFIC. I LOVE THIS SCHOOL. I LOVE THE TEACHERS TOO. THATS IT
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Posted by a parent on 07/26/10
My name is Kaelove Richardson and I hated this school! The teachers are the worst and there is absoultly no disipline! There is always picking going on and I cant stand it!! Do not send your child here. I transferred from this school to a school in Elgin, SC called Summit Parkway Middle school and it
... Read more is a whole lot better. I never got a chance to experience a good school and Its my pleasure to now at SPMS! I am on the cheerleading team, have all A's and B's and im loving it!! Read less
Posted by a student on 11/02/09
I abosutly hated this school. I went here for about a year (7th) and was called every name in the book because I wouldn't fight. The teachers are the WORST. They yell, they tell us to 'shut up' they don't explain things, if you have a question they make the whole class laugh at you and make you feel
... Read more stupid. They favor students, they stand there and watch while your getting harrased or called really bad names because you won't hit back. If the teachers actually cared then maybe there would be a slight improvement. PLEASE Do not send your kids here. Read less
Posted by a student on 11/10/07
I have 2 sons that attend school here. I attended class with one of them on Monday. The teachers have no discipline! If you have the ability to send your children somewhere else, do so. The principal, Mrs. Dewitt, seems to think that blanket discipline policies work and doesn't judge each situation on
... Read more its own merit. There is no parent involvement. Attend an assembly of any type at this school and see how unruly this school is. Read less
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Sumter schools — Ebenezer Middle School is located at 3440 Ebenezer Rd, Sumter SC 29153. 3440 Ebenezer Rd is in the 29153 ZIP code in Sumter, SC The school district for Ebenezer Middle School is the Sumter County School District 01. Ebenezer Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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