I have lived near downtown Rocky Mount (near Westhaven) for seven years. I have good neighbors. Be wary of rumors, usually they are from people who don't live in the area. The teachers who teach in Rocky Mount are great. I have worked at the high school for over ten years and can say that most teachers work their hardest to see that each student succeeds. Teachers who don't care for students don't last long - - teachers don't get paid enough for that!