Winston-Salem, NC | Forsyth County
February 10, 2015
I am a teacher at hanes and let me tell you that if your kid is not in AG or HAG this is a horrible school of them as the ''traditional"kids get treated very very poorly they are all in one Pod with nasty bathrooms. The kids in ag and hag get all the newest and best supplys and the best teacher with the best rooms and the regular kids are looked down on and get the worst rooms and they get no computers in their room but the ag kids do my son has notice too they don't even get a change to get into ag. It's like segregation but with the abilities if their brainSubmitted by a teacher
October 26, 2014
My son loves this school! He has had such a great middle school experience at Hanes thanks to the STEM focus and great teachers. My daughter can't wait to go here next year!Submitted by a parent
October 19, 2014
Most of the teachers are pretty good, but the current chorus teacher is horrible. She cannot control a class, and we always have to do worksheets ( that are for the wrong level of chorus) instead of singing. She also made us do 3 worksheets we had already completed and turned in a second time. We will not be ready for the winter concert.
June 6, 2014
Really happy with our experience. Seem to be some silly posters out there. Recommend this school to those with motivated kids.Submitted by a parent
May 30, 2014
Hanes Middle School has a few great teachers, a lot of average teachers, and more bad teachers than it should, given that it serves the HAG program. I am particularly concerned with the way math is taught (or NOT taught, as the case may be) in the HAG program. My grandson was failing until we got him a tutor one day a week, and now he is making all A's. It is remarkable what actually being taught can do. In addition, the administration (including the Principal and Vice Principal) are generally non-responsive. My grandson got a concussion in his Phys Ed class, which was reported to the school nurse who had my daughter pick him up and take him to the doctor for a confirmed diagnosis. My daughter has emailed and phoned the Principal daily, and has had no response. I thank God my grandson will be going on to high school next year so we don't have to deal with these people ever again!
May 8, 2014
Last year my child had 24 different language arts teachers in one year. He is in AG. I think there may have been a vacuum created when the principal from 4 years ago left. He was a real dynamo. This year has better, but his science teacher left for maternity leave and I don't expect any consistency for the next month.Submitted by a parent
May 7, 2014
I'm a student at Hanes and I hate it first kids in HAG and AG. Get everything better teachers better textbooks better education then normal kids all we have is a pod with bathrooms that are always out of order teachers don't care we walk though rain to get to our classes and the other kids go on field trips and we haven't got a single one at all we get treated diffrent this school only good of you get in HAG or AG other then that it not worth it.
February 21, 2014
excellent, if you have a smart chtild that wants to succeed and be prepared for High School - Hanes is hard to beat.Submitted by a parent
February 17, 2014
If you can get your kid into the HAG program, this school is great. The Lead the Way Program is worthwhile as well, but often too full for all students who apply to take part. However, as former student who had friends in each segregation of the school, the AG program there was a disappointment, and beyond that, the school is abysmal. The discrepancies between the resources that the HAG and neighborhood kids receive are astounding, which is pretty ironic considering the school puts on an act as if it has "saved" these kids. The kids from the neighborhood are assigned some of the worst teachers, and are often looked down upon by the rest of the school and administrators - all while the kids in HAG classes are assigned great teachers, and esteemed by the entire school. Teachers let tons of kids with tons of potential in these classes slip through the cracks - often times the teachers are unaware of how to control their classes. I'm sure some of them would qualify for the great programs in the school if someone would just pay them more attention. Case and point, the school uses the smart kids fancy awards drawn by the magnet program to make it look as if they've fixed the school.
October 21, 2013
I'm new student at Hanes. This school is very awesome I really like it here at Hanes especially with the HAG program. This School is the BEST school i ever went to
October 3, 2013
I agree with previous comments that remark that this school is getting worse. I enrolled my daughter in 6th grade this year based in the information I read in the NC Report Card but the school is not causing me that good impression at all. The last report is two years old and it is obvious, since the first visit to the school, that it does not describe how the school is now. I am not very happy with my choice and neither is my daughter. Considering other public schools in the county this is still the third but I am feeling really concerned about public schools and do not imagine this can change but for the worst.Submitted by a parent
June 4, 2013
AWESOME school! If I could have designed a school for my child, who is gifted in math, has a learning disability in reading and writing, and has ADHD, it would be this school. I don't think it's the school for every child, but they do an amazing job for the type of school they are (STEM magnet school).Submitted by a parent
October 28, 2012
As a student at Hanes for all 3 years, I have to say school got worse each year. 6th grade was the best year for me with teachers that seemed to care about learning. Seventh grade, I had pretty good teachers with one that didn't even teach. Now in 8th grade I only have one good teacher who really seems to care about learning. This school has really disappointed me each year as I was so excited in 6th grade. The thing that really bugs me is that in AG now, non AG students are mixed into my class more than they should be. There are at least 10 of them in my class and they sometimes create a huge distraction. I one day asked one of them how they got in my class because most have failing grades in my class and they said they did not test to get into my class. Although the programs are great at Hanes like the project Lead the way which I love. I do recommend this school to any parent it is far better than any other middle school around!
January 27, 2012
This schools program is incredible! You have to see it in action to believe all the things their students have the opportunity to be a part of. While not in the better part of the city of Winston Salem, Hanes is a safe place to send your children and for them to excel in middle school. The fact that they share a campus with Lowrance School (a school for special needs students) has really taught my child about life and how we can better improve the lives of those around us.Submitted by a parent
June 21, 2010
This school is one of the best kept secret of Winston Salem. My daughter attended this middle school and then begged me to send her to a different middle school where all of her friends were going. I have regretted giving in to her wish since. The difference between the Hanes teachers and the new school were huge! The teachers at Hanes genuinely care about each student and were so big on communicating with the parents. The principal leads the charge for structure and excellence. I love HANES!Submitted by a parent
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