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6-8
Public charter
Auburn, CA
Students enrolled: 715
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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150 Palm Avenue
Auburn, CA 95603

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(530) 823-6106
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November 11, 2014
We have been VERY happy with the GATE (Gifted And Talented Education) available at this school. Our 6th grader has participated in excellent projects, challenging hands-on lab experiences, and interesting field trips. His class is already a full chapter ahead in the CPM math textbook than his peers attending another local middle school (Bo****) by the end of Trimester 1. The Band program is great -- the students participate in parades and concerts. Electives include computer programming, Photoshop, art, leadership, etc. Principal Cindy Giove is warm, energetic, and welcomes parent participation. We are soooo pleased that our child will be able to attend this fine school for the next three years.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2014
EV Cain is a reasonably good school. As a seventh grader attending my second year, I can say that if your child is friends with the right people, they will do fine. There is some useage of drugs among a few of the more unfortunate students. Also, about 90 percent of students swear (I admit to being in said 90%) Teachers are good, excluding one or two who shall remained unnamed. Overall, I would suggest your child going to EV Cain, but be careful about him/her.

- submitted by a community member
September 09, 2014
This is the Best school in Auburn,CA I like to rate this school from 1-10 an 9 E.V.Cain is really great for many youth here at Auburn the Help A lot So keep up the good work.

- submitted by a community member
April 27, 2014
As parents we are extremely disappointed with this school. Unanswered emails, very little communication, and less than expected discipline when kids do not do as told. I could critique many areas from band to sports but I will not do a deep dive for this rating. We only wish we would have had more insight at the beginning of the school year. We were new to the community so we settled for the schools pitch at orientation. Not in one area has the staff backed up anything we were told in the beginning.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2012
This school is awesome. E.V. Cain has so much to offer. I have one student that is in the Gate program at this school, and the teachers challenge them, along with teaching in a fun way. I have a second child at this school, who needs plenty of extra help, and they offer plenty of assistance with after school programs, open classes during lunch, and constant communication. I receive at least 3 emails a week from teachers. The sixth graders go on plenty of trips through out the year! They have Boys & Girls club on-site. They have many social events that parents and children are involved with. This is an awesome school.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2011
We pulled our daughter from this school. The teachers are overwhelmed, there's no individual attention and the amount of drug use that goes on at this school is shocking. I now find out that many parents chose to avoid this school.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2010
My son is a new student to the district and loves school. He is doing wonderful with his academics. He enjoys the elcetives and is involved with the video production club. EV Cain does a great job and the communication from the tachers and the principal are the best I have seen.

- submitted by a parent
November 27, 2010
My son loves this sc hool. His teachers are great and keeping in contact. He enjoys the lunch time sports and activities and is involved in the rocketry club. H esaid the principal is really nice and is out playing with the students at lunch.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
Our child has gone here since the 6th grade and is now in the 8th grade. He is in geometry for math and in the advanced classes for all his other courses. Yes, we have always been on top of his homework and made sure his grades were up, however, we also give a lot of credit to the teachers and administrators of this school. We love the families and all his friends who go here. I just can't imagine a better teaching environment!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2010
My son is a 6th grader is loves EVCain. He is challenged academically, is on the track team, and loves the school spirit. his teachers communicate on line with grades and assignment updates. They are so helpfull when I have a question.

- submitted by a parent
March 22, 2010
E. V. Cain is not a good school at all. My son is scarred for life because of all the bullying and religious criticism he received there. There are a lot of mean poser kids, no discipline for bad behavior, and no one does anything about it. Do not send your kids here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 17, 2010
I am currently attending EV Cain as an 8th grader. I am looking forward to Placer, but i will miss this school and the great Teachers. (like mr prero) the food is good. A few of the noon duties are a little too bossy though. And a few of the subs are sorta mean for no reason. The dress code at the school is pretty loose, but that's good for the students. There are lots of different ethinic groups at this school. All in all, the school is pretty cool. Rock on EV Cain!!!!(lol roflmao)

- submitted by a student
January 18, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2009
I love this school! My son is happy and excited to be there in the sixth grade. He is challenged academically and has made many new friends. The lunchtime activities are great - he can play well-organized and supervised games of basketball, volleyball, or soccer every day. The administrators are positive and charismatic, and strive to have good working relationships with all the students. The principal even plays sports with them at lunch recess! The teachers are wonderful at communicating with parents about student progress, and promptly return all phone calls and emails. We are looking forward to all the field trips and projects. In addition, the office staff is efficient, friendly, and extremely helpful. I am thrilled that he is there - what a change from the local K-8 that he attended before!

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 20, 2009
I'm a former student of E.V Cain, I transferred out due to my parent's various issues with the school. I however, loved it and even though I have switched schools again and again for years afterwards, I have never had the greatest teachers or friends like I did at E.V. Cain. I was in the GATE program, and unlike other schools they don't really have many opportunities available for you. Even though it's a big and tough school, it makes you strong and prepares you for whatever comes your way.

- submitted by a community member
May 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
November 05, 2008
I sub at Cain on occasion, and I can honestly say it is the worst school in the area. I have never seen such disobediant and disrespectful students ever. The staff does not even seem to know what is going on. I ask them basic questions about the school and procedures, and they never seem to know what is going on. The pay is not nearly enough for the headache it causes.

- submitted by a community member
November 05, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
no rating April 24, 2008
E.V. Cain in general is a well rounded school despite the negative things u hear. My son has been doing excellent maintaing honor role status-however when it comes to the principal i have noticed he ivery judgemental of appearances and has judged my son as a no good due to the skater type clothes hea wears. Also when there are proven issues with the teachers they staff at the school tends to disregard what the students are telling them even being a proven fact that the teacher has been in the wrong and believes the teachers. It is actually sad that there are teachers that can treat the kids any way they want a get away with it.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 01, 2008
OK, Let's really face it (the music). Cain is a very tuff school around this area, many, many kids. It can be fun and can work for some, but to many fall into a trap there. I am a home dad and take part in many school activities. I have had a child go through all three levels recently. Was in band, music, and played most sports they offered. He currently is in high school, playing sports now and is doing much better academically (B+ avg)two years later (was at D avg) . He was exposed to way to many questionable things there that influenced the way he acted and viewed life. This also made him fell like he had to show off for others. It took two years after Cain for him to realize that being real cool is achieving goals that really count in life and getting the job done, working hard on study, and being part of the fun side of life just before adulthood makes so much more sense and is easier in the long and short term. Cain just was not a good mix for him and so many others that never had any issues with their schooling before. Now that Skyridge school, where he came from is going K-8, we are keeping our 5th grader there as they seem to be able to reach out better than the staff at EV Cain. By the way, the staff at Cain is very good, just overwhelmed in my opinion and it appears to others I have seen here on your site.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2008
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- submitted by a student
December 11, 2007
This school teaches you well.

- submitted by a student
September 23, 2007
EV Cain is not a bad school. The new principal has really turned the school around. Instead of 8 periods, we now have 7,giving us more time to learn. My english/anthropology teacher is phenomenal, and we are one of the only schools that has geometry for the 8th graders. I my self am a 7th grader. I believe this school is really great.

- submitted by a student
August 16, 2007
E.V. Cain is a good school as long as you are proactive in your childs education. There are a lot of good teachers to choose from. The electives are wonderful. My daughter became CPR certified in the 6th grade. It may be a big school, but it allows your child to make new friends from other schools in the area who will also attend high school with them. E.V. Cain recently had a principal change, as well as a format change (quarterly to trimester) and I am optomistic that this will be a great year for my 8th grader.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2007
e.v. cain has an excellent principal and fantastic teachers I respect there new decisions this year and look forward to having a great year

- submitted by a student
May 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2006
E.V. Cain is a great school. I attend E.V. Cain for 2 years, sadly, I had to transfer schools because of some career changes. I loved E.V. Cain, I had many great friends, the academic programs were great(including the teachers)and as for music,art,sports,and other extracurricular activities, there we awesome especially the Boys and Girls Club on campus.

- submitted by a former student
October 21, 2006
E.V. Cain isn't the best school. There are not enough teachers, and the children dont learn profoundly.

- submitted by a former student
September 19, 2006
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- submitted by a former student
June 09, 2006
Has a good choice of classes and offers programs for gifted children. It is too big.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2005
I have two kids that go to school there. There are too many kids, and not enough teachers. The teachers dont have time to know or care about the kids. It also has alot of issues. Even 6th grade! I'ts very hard to get ahold of a teacher. And even harder for the kids to ask for help. My daughter has been sent back to her seat many times. I am switching schools for next year.

- submitted by a parent
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Ev Cain 21st Century Stem Charter School
150 Palm Avenue, Auburn, CA  95603
(530) 823-6106
Last modified Ev Cain 21st Century Stem Charter School is a Charter school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ev Cain 21st Century Stem Charter School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top