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Carlsbad, CA
Students enrolled: 1,028
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1645 Magnolia Avenue
Carlsbad, CA 92008

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(760) 331-5300
(760) 720-2326
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January 29, 2014
As a student of Valley Middle School, I believe that Valley really is the place to be. The teachers are extremely nice, and they make me feel like I want to be at school. I don't think the school needs to improve, because I love it just how it is. As I said before, Valley Middle School is truly the place to be.

- submitted by a community member

August 21, 2013
As a parent of two VMS students, I can say with a great deal of confidence that the current principal and vice principal have been a great addition to the school. Previous administrators were/are more about their public image than the kids' best interests. VMS utilizes a "village" system that I perceive as a plus. My kids are straight-A students, so maybe I am sheltered a bit, but it seems to enable better communications between my students and their teachers. Even between their teachers in coordinating homework loads and special events. I have had a lot of contact with support staff and most have been above and beyond pleasant. There is, sadly, still a great deal of students who believe they are more entitled than others. The "Do you know who I am?" question gets pulled out of some of these brats' rear ends when getting busted. It's OK, mommy and daddy will pay full pop to send them to the State University system to get a junk degree. The neighborhoods that feed this school vary from extreme ghetto to six-figure daddies and doltish trophy wives with air flowing out of their vacant cranial appendages, usually bragging about doltish endeavors.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2009
My son attends Valley middle. He absolutely loves it. The teachers are open to communication and suggestion with parents.

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June 14, 2009
Valley Middle School was a very fun school. My 8th grade year was my favorite year out of all three years I went there. The teachers were fun but sctrict when necessary. Electives and p.e were fun also. Valley rocks. I told my previous teachers I would go back and visit.

- submitted by a student

October 16, 2008
Don't bring your kids to this school 1. The teachers are not that great at all 2. If your kid doesn't fit in to a certain friend mold then they're a loner 3. PE is kinda harsh and 8th grade is the hardest year. But really it depends what elementary school your kid is coming from. I don't recomend it, it's kinda ghetto.

- submitted by a student

March 14, 2008
Valley MS is a 'big' middle school and has a very diverse student population with diverse personalities. Academics, specially for advance learners, help students get ready for high school. VMS has a variety of electives to choose from (Spanish, showchoir, band, science tech, broadcasting to name a few). It's been a good school for our family. With my getting involved with school activities, I have gotten to know students, teachers and administrators (who really do care about their students and appreciate their parent volunteers). They actually have a volunteer breakfast at the end of the year as a thank you for all the hours put in. Valley is a great school with lots to offer!

- submitted by a parent

March 03, 2008
this school has given me a lot of memories and knowledge i believe the staff is great and the teachers are wonderful exspeacily mr.bess my science teacher he is great our principals are wonderful not really knowing vallley before i love it.......GO VIKINGS.......RDAD

- submitted by a student

March 27, 2007
Teachers vary widely in their dedication and expertise and only if your child gets the best village, will he or she receive creative, nurturing and challenging instruction. Administration too concerned with politics than individual student well-being. This overcrowded school lacks the ability to reach the lonely, left out child. Parents do get involved but are not rewarded or recognized, Few challenging extra activities. Unfortunately a sub-standard education here. Kids are more interested in social status than learning or being kind. Character education sorely lacking. Sorry to be so negative, but too many children are suffering at this school. Our children now thrive in this small southern town where edcuation is number one!

- submitted by a student

February 21, 2006
I was one of the several people to transfer to Valley from Calavara and boy, did I notice the difference. It feels like middle school. Not an extenstion of elementry. If you have a choice Valleys the way to go.

- submitted by a student

April 01, 2005
I have one son at Valley Middle School. I know the school is above average academically. My biggest concern is that of allowing military recruitment posters on campus and in the classrooms. I feel that Junior High School is no place for this, and in particular the age and maturity of the students. The Teachers I've met at Valley are Great! I feel overall it is an above average school. Thanks for allowing me to share my experience of Valley Middle School.

- submitted by a parent

February 24, 2005
I'm a 14yr. Carlsbad resident, with one child in middle school, and another in preschool here. Valley Middle School is a tightly run ship. Necessary emphasis on discipline due to overcrowded student body. Not much offered in way of extracurricular; representative of most schools in Carlsbad where i see large pop. of retired tax payers without children in schools. Overall, school rates well academically though not calibre I expect for a community in our socio-economic standing. Classroom equipment outdated and lacking. Parent involvement is essential and school's success rests on that atleast in keeping decorum on campus. There is little collaboration between schools in the community with less focus on the resulting H.S. graduate and their readiness for college level educ.

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2004
My daughter attended Valley Middle School last year in 7th grade. This was her best year ever. Not only did she stay on the honor roll all year, but actually looked forward to school everyday. Great Teachers.....Great School

- submitted by a parent

August 15, 2003
This established school (built in 1966) has new energy and spirit. The principal sets the tone with high expectations and gives his staff strong support to make that possible. Students know there are many caring adults on campus who want to help them do their best. Parents are welcomed on campus, especially as lunchtime visitors, to help stay connected with their kids and see what really goes on there.

- submitted by a parent

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Valley Middle School
1645 Magnolia Avenue, Carlsbad, CA  92008
(760) 331-5300
Last modified Valley 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.
Valley Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top