Wilde Lake Middle School

5
11 reviews
Grades
6-8
Students
610
Type
Public
10481 Cross Fox Lane
Columbia, MD 21044
(410) 313-6957

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Wilde Lake Middle School
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I do not recommend to send your child to WLMS, sure, the new building is nice, but the people aren't that great. I know that there are constantly fights and things like that and the teachers just send them to the office and the principal only gives them an in-school suspension or they suspend them for 2 days and they keep doing the same thing over and over again. And the students are so disrespectful to teachers and other students. For example they always talk back to teachers and when the student is doing something annoying and the teacher tells them to stop they don't listen and they talk back and all the teacher does is tell them to step outside and then the teacher comes outside and talks to the student for like 2 minutes then they come back in. And the teachers are dumb af they always give detention for no reason. One day i was 5 SECONDS late to math and the teacher gave me detention for 15 minutes which is HALF the lunch period. I'm forced to go to this school because my parents said I have the choice to go to a private school but I hate private schools so i'm stuck here. Parents, please be careful.
Posted by a student on 8/1/2017
My daughter is a 6th grader at the school and is having a great experience. The principal is AWESOME and there are lots of great teachers. They have a very strong music/arts program and many other after school enrichment programs. They are moving into their new Net Zero school building this year which will provide the kids with a one of a kind learning environment! We love it!
Posted by a parent on 3/27/2017
The school is way to small for every kid to go through the hallway when its time to go the next class. Some times the food id under cooked. That school is dangerous. Its too much fighting. And the principal does nothing. And the teachers just sit there and sends kids to the office. We don't even learn anything. WLMS is not a good school
Posted by a parent on 1/6/2015
I read the review posted below on July 27, 2014 and wondered for a minute if I wrote it. That was exactly our experience and now we are now sending our child to private school for 7th & 8th grades despite living in Howard County with this "wonderful school system". In my opinion, the primary issue was a total lack of leadership. The principal was as unengaged as any I have come across. She did not attend school events, return phone calls, or get involved when issues came up. She has no business being in this role. With a strong leader, many of the issues at WLMS could be overcome. I'd be interested to see statistics on how many kids start at WLMS and leave for private school. I feel badly for the kids who do not have the option to leave.
Posted by a parent on 8/19/2014
I would not advise sending your child to this school if you have any choice in the matter. It is a dangerous place where my son was bullied and nothing was done about it even after written complaints and a filed report. Part of the problem is about 40% of the student population, which is a rough, violent crowd that is not or cannot be controlled by the staff. The other problem is that most teachers have given up on the students. My son will be going to a private school after 7th grade so that he can catch up, recover, and be ready for high school. I never felt that my son was safe at WLMS. It was a very stressful environment for him.
Posted by a parent on 7/27/2014

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Columbia schools - Wilde Lake Middle School is located at 10481 Cross Fox Lane, Columbia MD 21044. Wilde Lake Middle School is in the Howard County Public Schools. Wilde Lake Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6-8.

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