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Brentwood, CA
Students enrolled: 894

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140 Birch Street
Brentwood, CA 94513

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(925) 513-6440
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Amount of homework: Not enough
July 31, 2015
I feel like my more advanced child could be challenged more. More howework/projects could be given to keep him ahead of his game.

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July 31, 2015
When we started school here I had two students here, one that is advanced and one that struggles a bit. I feel like both have been treated equally and fairly and after a year here both are now advanced. The entire staff takes time, participates in their students academic successes and makes sure they work as a team to help students along. They are open to discussions and encourage them.

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January 21, 2011
I feel like this school is doing as well as it possibly can with the tools it has been given. Many of the kids are rough, and I hate to send my son into that environment. However, the teachers are fantastic, and go the extra mile to ensure top-notch learning and happy, fulfilled kids. My son's teachers (Mr. and Mrs. Kemper) stay late almost every day and tutor kids who need help. They also come in early in the morning for the same reason. The cross country team takes first every year, and the drama department is awesome. The school is also a philanthropic environment. There's a lot of charity and helping others (food, clothing) that goes on at Edna Hill. Brentwood's been having some problems and it shows, but Edna Hill does its best to make things better. Edna Hill's teachers and principal, Kirsten Job, are hardworking, caring, and creative problem solvers. Honestly, they rock.

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April 25, 2010
the drama program is top notch, the teachers encourage each child's strengths and encourage the child in reflective self-assessment and reporting back to the teachers and parents

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January 21, 2010
It's pretty good...most teachers are great but some of them are not the best. Even with the good teachers some of the kids are not very accepting and there are many fights in the school. I should know I'm a student there. Overall it's okay but it could always be better

- submitted by a student
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December 20, 2009
Hello. I went to this school and it had bad and good sides. The teachers are amazing, they really do help to make the best of your childs education. Therefore, the people there, the kids, are just horrible. People are out down all the time. These kids have high standerds. Your most likly going to have one group of friends, and that's. ify our child has problems in society, its not the bes school to go to. Im in 8th grade right now, and unfortuantly, this school has casued me to have a district transfer, and so far, it was a great decision! Hope this helped:)

- submitted by a student

January 25, 2008
Edna Hill IS a great school! They have received several state and national awards. This school boasts some of the most excellent teachers! These truly caring people do not let our children slip. I do have a bright student who excels, but I know that Edna Hill's high standards helped her more fully realize her potential. The school offers so much to these kids....Edna Hill does stand firm in not letting students who are falling behind or are not following the school's policies participate in special events and social activities, but EH also gives every child the social and academic tools they need to be successful! It does take too long to get through the lunch line, so she packs a lunch...

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November 24, 2007
This is an awsome school.The teachers are great including Mrs.Phillpis and Dr.Boyd..

- submitted by a student

May 06, 2006
Communications and safty of students are terrible

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January 10, 2006
I am a kid who once went to this school, so I had a direct experience of how it was like here. Last year, I was a seventh grader there and the school was ok. The teachers were fine, the food was great :) and the general atmosphere was relatively friendly, if not with a slightly old, crusty flaking walls painted over kind of feel to the school. I think the main problem with this school is the layout. The classrooms are all over the place and the bathrooms are nothing short of disgusting. It is hard to get to class on time and it is harder to go to the bathroom with out heaving. But, overall, this school is ok and the teachers are ok. But there are bullies and vagrants here, so kids, keep your guard up, work hard and try to avoid trouble as much as possible.

- submitted by a student

July 26, 2005
I have nothing but the highest regard for Mr. Prader, Principal at Edna Hill. He has an open door policy with both students & parents. He has zero tolerance for sexual harrassment, racism, gangs and any ofensive behavior towards another student or teacher. He deals with problems swiftly and effectively. No school is without problems - especially young teens! I was very happy with the leadership example Mr. Prader sets for both his staff, teachers & students. He is a very approachable principal for students, which says a lot about his character. Overall, the teachers at this school are very good. In the 4 yrs. my child attended this school, there is only one teacher that I felt was not at standard and not able to effectively teach the subject (Algebra) and many of his students were failing. There is a well-rounded curriculum of sports, music & arts.

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July 06, 2005
i had an 8th grader at edna hill and I was pleased with the principal and the young teachers there. Very helpful and did not give up on my son although he had some learning difficulties.

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April 05, 2005
Great school-great teachers. Especially Mrs. Wakely & Ms. Kuehl.

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June 18, 2004
This school has good teachers but the principal is not very involved with the kids. The dicipline is not good and it is not extremely safe. They need more supervision. The teachers need to interact with the kids more. There is also alot of one race.

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June 04, 2004
My son came to this school in the 7th grade. He had a wonderful elementary school in Concord. Then came middle school in Concord, not good. I was so impressed with Edna Hill especailly how the principal, Eric Prater relates to the kids. You can see him directing traffic in the back of the school waving to parents and calling the kids my their names. This really impressed me and it shows that he cares about his students!

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January 25, 2004
Great school, My son has gone there the last three years and has done some wonderful things. Great Gate classes and a wonderful drama department for a small school

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September 23, 2003
This is my child's first year at Edna Hill. So far, so good. Excellent teacher. The only thing I did not like is receiving a patronizing letter from the VP talking down to me about the importance of my teaching good attendance habits to my child. This school district starts school in July at the time when weddings, family reunions, and camps, etc. are in full swing. So no wonder people will miss. My child has not missed since then.

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September 01, 2003
I love this school!!

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Edna Hill Middle School
140 Birch Street, Brentwood, CA  94513
(925) 513-6440
Last modified Edna Hill Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Edna Hill Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top