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4 stars
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February 26, 2014
Carnegie Middle School has some of the most amazing teachers. My son and my nephew both attend, Their 6th and 7th grade English teacher Mrs. Cobe (Mrs.Ross - she changed her name) really pushed the boys to be successful. She never gave up on them, she told them that they could do th work and stayed after school and came in early to help all her students. Now they are in 8th grade and doing great. Ms. Cobe talked about college almost every day and it motivate the kids. I hear that the principal retired and I am hoping that then new one is better and more caring. Some of the other teachers are also really good but some are mean and don't wanna help there kids do good.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2014
My daughter attends this school I looked around at several schools before putting her in this one. I live in Hawthorne Unified School District and refuse to send my child to her home school. I was able to meet with the teachers at Carnegie and was pleased with what I saw and what was discussed. I was able to observe several classes and meet with with the principal. I am pleased with my child;s academic success thus far and will continue to support my daughter and this school. I am looking forward to new and innovative plans administration and staff is pursuing.

- submitted by a parent
June 18, 2013
I am a current teacher at Carnegie Middle School. I have been a teacher for over fourteen years. Carnegie is the most pleasant school that I have worked at. It is also the most diverse, from students to faculty and staff. I value that. The parents are involved and responsive. I have read over the reviews of the school, many of which are over two or three years old. It helps if a person who is providing a review has a greater perspective about the state of education across the board, has children in school, and has worked at various campuses in various capacities.The current administration is responsive to families and staff members. The students are well-behaved and respectful. Our students were excited to and responsive to our first year competing as a Scripp's Spelling Bee School this year. Our students compete and win awards. We all know that nothing is perfect, but as an experienced teacher and former administrator and coach, I will tell you that Carnegie is one of the best middle schools in the South Bay. I plan to continue to teach here for a long while.

- submitted by a teacher
November 12, 2011
My years in Carnegie was great! I am 89 graduate. The school is a very diverse that offers experience with variety of cultures such as Pacific Highlanders, Hispanic, etc. Academically it was excellent. I really enjoyed math and science. I remembered the science teacher there was very much into science and was involved in doing research outside of school. We also has a PhD Physic teacher who was in the top 3 choice for the Challenger flight that crashed. I really enjoyed the Physic class and was able to handle Physic in college easily. At first my plans was work for N.A.S.A as an engineer. But after working for different companies while I was in college, I decided that I enjoyed Automation and Robotics design and now am working as a Electrical Controls System Engineer and over the Controls System Staff besides managing the Vision System Technicians. I believe Carnegie was a great contribution to my success. I named my son Andrew. I also really like the name.

- submitted by a community member
September 08, 2011
I love this school.Some of he teachers are strict but its for the kids own good.Most of the time its good.Dont cause trouble dont get punished, dont cheat dont get embaressed becasue they put a big fat 0 on your paper and write cheater and hang it out side the class O_o.Dont bully no problems in school and youll have a great report :D

- submitted by a community member
August 01, 2011
I am a teacher at Carnegie Middle School. I believe that the school is good but could be great. Teachers work very hard to help the students before, during and afterschool. The counselors tutor students afterschool to help the students bring up grades/ graduate. The student population is diverse and most of the students are at the school to learn. The students that constantly disrupt and do not do work impede the learning process of the other students. The school really needs parent involvement in order to be a great place to learn.

- submitted by a teacher
July 22, 2011
this school is greeat i loved i have straight A the teachers are very nice and some are strict but in a good way to help students achieve there goals.i went to this school and the staff always helped the kids that needed help.i recomend sending your kids there it is a GREAT SCHOOL.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2010
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- submitted by a teacher
March 14, 2010
i attended this school not to long ago and im going to tell you this from personal experience. i think that this school is horrible. i got in fight several times and i almost got jumped twice when i was walking home. i was practicly threatened every day and i wish this was an experience that i can take back. this school is down in the toilet. thats what i think. if i was a parent i would know not to send my kid to this school. i entered as an A student and came out as an F student. the teachers seemed like they didnt even care. also if you were late to class they made you sweep. isnt that a janitors job? Not a students job? students are theyre to learn, not pick up trash. i was looking foward to graduating but they told me i couldnt.

- submitted by a student
June 23, 2009
Great about our school; population is diverse and most students get along really well, amazing teachers who work above and beyond, who love teaching middle school kids, and we consider each other family here. It's an average rating because: I do not get the support I need from the administration, I need parents to be more involved in meetings and events, not just call to complain, and due to the budget cuts, we are losing some wonderful new teachers. Parents, it can be a GREAT school if you get involved and work with us. 'We are Carnegie Highlanders and We Have Carnegie Pride!'

- submitted by a teacher
April 23, 2009
I am a parent at Carnegie and a teacher. I am very happy to see the positive changes that have come about since Ms Stroud came in September. I know that students who are not willing to learn and take learning time away from others are expelled

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2008
I am a parent of a student that goes to this school. I feel school is very unsatisfactory and is not up to standards.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2008
I am a 7th grader at that school and i think this school is great at times. But during break and lunch you see fights alot! There is fights everywhere you go. WE are trying to stop it but they just ignore. Carnegie is not very well organized but it is still a great school

- submitted by a student
October 30, 2008
Personally, I think Carnigie Midde School is GREAT! Teachers are on top of things. Teachers are helping students academically which I this is wonderful. As a parent I like to know what is going on in my childs daily academic improvement and teacher are very helpful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2008
carnegie is not organized they get our students records mixed up and its not rite

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2008
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August 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2008
carnegie is a great school and great in education. the staff is okay some people can get annoying with ardy sweeps but it is great i have been there for three years and people are fair and treated equally.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 28, 2008
Carnegie has been a great school for my son ( 6th grader) . At first I was a little nervous about Carnegie from a lot of hear say from his Elementary school ( Carson Street Elementary) but this school has turned out great. Parents please don't listen to the rumers like I did . I am ver y happy with the teachers and the school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 15, 2008
Carnegie is a great school, ever since i go to this school they treat me and all the students nicely. The teachers were nice and patient to the students. I'm a straight A student and i began to realize that working hard will give you your fortune. I see all the electives but I can't go because Ihave ESL but I know that Carnegie is the best school ever. ''We are Carnegie Highlanders and We Have Carnegie Pride''.

- submitted by a student
April 18, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating April 01, 2008
My child is currently attending Carnegie Middle School and I am very pleased with the teachers, the staff and work product. I would recommend this school to all parents. I am especially thankful for the outstanding teachers and how they take time to contact the parents if there is a problem. Thanks Carnegie.

- submitted by a parent
March 04, 2008
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- submitted by a student
December 23, 2007
My daughter has entered the 6th grade here.I'm awed because it has turned out a lot better than i expected.The teachers really seem to care,but I am concerned about her safety.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2007
I am a student at Carnegie Middle school for 2 years now. Yes Carnegie is not a great school but it is not a bad either.But ever since I have went to this school I have relized that this school has teachers that care about your needs and are interested in helping you learn and are trying to encourage the students that it is important to have a bright future and they do try and help. Carnegie in my opinion is a very good academic public school. Well atleast for a public it is a very well rounded school.

- submitted by a student
no rating July 06, 2007
My daughter attended this school a few years ago because her home school was overcrowded. This turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Even though Carnegie was crowded when she attended, the school was never on lock-down, most of the kids from different racial backgrounds got along and it was a good learning experience for her. Of course it was a culture shock for her since she was coming from private school but she quickly adapted to her new atmosphere. This is when I learned how important and expensive fashion was in middle school. I then understand what my mom went through!

- submitted by a parent
April 19, 2007
I am a teacher and have worked at five different urban schools in my career. I worked at Carnegie for two years. Overall, the atmosphere is more positive than anywhere else I worked. Most of the teachers were working hard for the students. I thought the principal, Susan Price was less effective, but have heard that the new principal is fantastic. The low test scores are due, in large part, to the transient population. There are many students who speak English as a second language who don't test well, as well as an inconsistent test group due to so many students relocating after a small period of time in the school. Because of this, I don't think test scores will ever be stellar. For the most part, the teachers are competent.

- submitted by a teacher
February 26, 2007
I attend Carnegie and I am in 8th grade. the principle, Mr. Kern, is just awesome! I wish he would move to the high school I am going to next year so that I can have him again! He is great. At lunch sometimes he will play with the boys (basketball) and he talks to the students and is great. The teachers, all but one who is retiring this coming year, are awesome also. I have only had or heard of one who is not great(she is retiring as I already mentioned). I highly recommend Carnegie to anyone and everyone. I love it there. The only downside to Carnegie is, as already mentioned, the office staff, but 3/4ths of them are great.

- submitted by a student
September 19, 2006
At first I thought 'Andrew Carnegie Middle School' was a bad school because a number of adults were saying negative comments ( hear say) but, since I attended school meetings,talked to the new principle and talked to my daughter about the school (this is her 3rd week at Carnegie ). Carnegie is a good school. I rely believe the teachers are trying to give the kids the best they can offer. The admin office do need to work on their people skills.In addition, they have a new principle from Norborn High.Carnegie have a number of programs parents can get involved in and clubs for the kids to join. Remember you can't judge a book by it's cover.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2006
Educating our children should be goal, office staff is of little help when trying to resolve any issues. More information should be passed on to the parents, throught he school not the students.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2006
This school is horrible. The principle is only worried about her test scores.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2005
I currently have my daugther enrolled in a special ed. program in the school. The program is great. The teachers are truly interested in the well being of the students. The office staff really disapointed me.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2005
This school needs more teachers who will attend to all students needs and not only on teachers favorite students. Principal must do same action and be observed to the school surroundings.

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September 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2005
I do think Carnegie Middle School is a safe school and seems to be trying to improve their student's attendance and academics. The only problem I've encountered is the staff in the Attendance Office. There were two staff in the office and not one asked if I needed help.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 20, 2005
My son will be attending Fall of 2005. I have not met the teachers yet, but if the administration is any indication of what's to come, then I'm sure my son will have a wonderful experience.

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June 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2005
Teachers and staff alike need to show more interest in the kids education. There are a few good teachers that I know of but in my opinion the majority of the school has teachers that are there for a paycheck and not to make a difference in the life of a child.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
January 10, 2004
I attended Carnegie Middle School for 3 years (6-8) and those 3 years was the best of my life. Carnegie was a real god school even though we have low test schores we were still taught well. Our principal Mrs. Susan Price was the greatest and if it wasn't for MR. Shuburt I wouldn't have made it this far because he directed me in the right direction. So all I have to say is thanks to everybody and their support for me at Carnegie especially Mrs. Price thanks for being so understanding I really appreciate it. Ms. Tiani Flanagan

- submitted by a former student
September 09, 2003
Carnegie Middle School is a wonderful school. My child is a special needs student who receives excellent services and support from his teacher as well as the office administrators. The school principal (Mrs. Susan Price) is to be commended for administrative leadership and academic guidance. As a special needs parent it is essential to receive support from the school principal. Upon visiting my son's school I always feel welcome by the staff. Unlike other schools in the district Carnegie always presents a clean & safe environment. Any parent who is looking to mainstream their child in an appropriate educational setting should definitely consider Andrew Carnegie Middle School.

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August 26, 2003
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Andrew Carnegie Middle School
21820 Bonita Street, Carson, CA  90745
(310) 952-5700
Last modified Andrew Carnegie Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Andrew Carnegie Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 43 reviews. Top