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6-8
Public
Carson, CA
Students enrolled: 697
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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1254 East Helmick Street
Carson, CA 90746

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(310) 661-4500
(310) 537-2115
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August 07, 2014
I'm not all to sure about this school .my daughter started really well at this school but towards the end if her first year she did poorly. She would blame it on her teachers but what kid dosent . yet again I get a lot of support fromvthe magnet coordinator and keeps my spirits up but yet I really dont think this school has anything good to offer.

- submitted by a parent
February 03, 2014
Curtiss is an excellent school. The teachers and staff are always eager to assist students.

- submitted by a parent
February 01, 2014
I attended this school for two years. The teachers are very rude. Over the two year period I encountered two teachers that truly tried to get me on the right track but the rest were always late so we would have to stay in the hallways and wait for them to show up. Some would constantly stay on there phone and if we as students needed help we weren't able to bother them. The teachers never have control over the class. The students don't respect the teachers. And their office admission has gotten so small over the years which makes it harder for them to assist you. The nurse is never there. Bullying was a HUGE problem at that school and no one ever did anything about it. I personally felt that the magnet coordinator from (2012-2013) was out to get me. He would pick on me for the smallest of things. I felt victimized. This school was one the worst experiences ever. Don't send your child here.

- submitted by a community member
July 28, 2013
Curtiss middle school is a horrible school in my opinion. The teachers do not care for are best interest,they will tell you the material and then its over! If you don't understand it o well that's how they think. I came to Curtiss for 7th grade as a honor student now I'm not..this school is ghetto and bad. Not only are some of the classrooms are filthy!! Some of the teachers are crazy and act very immature instead of acting like an adult!! You might find 2 good teachers out of the school who actually care buht in my opinion that's not enough..please reconsider your thoughts if your thinking about sending your child here..

- submitted by a community member
April 26, 2012
Curtiss is a good school. Teachers care about the children a lot and get out of their way to provide them with allwhat they need. I volunteer at Curtiss and that is what Curtiss needs. More parents to be involved and to support the school.

- submitted by a community member
June 11, 2011
Sad to read comments about a school I spent 3 years at and graduated in 1972, but as with everything over the years nothing ever stays the same.

- submitted by a community member
March 23, 2011
I totally agree with all the comments, except for the good ones. I was a student here, (only for a year thank god) and It wasn't an easy road to travel. The teachers don't care, even if the students do. They are not in control of their class, thought mostly because of lack of home training. Therefore, I would like you to please reconsider sending your child here. It is only rare you come across a good teacher. But with a horrible administration you are setting up your child for the worst education possible.

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 07, 2010
I must say I am not happy with this school at all. I read many of the comments and some of the parents mentioned there is very little parent participation. I can honestly say I am not happy with the staff. My child started having problems and when I attempted to reach the school, I got nothing but bounced around. I would request to speak to a specific individual in the counseling office and was transferred numerous times to the voice message of a person I didn't request to speak to or even know. I've left many messages and NEVER received a call back! I noticed when you call the office and get a live person that person always had an attitude. I've witnessed many of the teachers have attitudes as well. How in the world can you get your child on the right track when the administration worthless?

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 31, 2009
I was a member of the team that worked during the year that Curtiss raised it's API by 48 points, the greatest increase in the local district. I know that the students at Curtiss are able to perform, and can be motivated. HOWEVER, the goal of maintaining a consistent API of 700 and above evades the school because of the vast majority of parents who are not invloved in their children's lives on an academic level. The administrators and the leadership team work so hard to maintain consistent discipline at the school and to keep the focus on academics. However, as mentioned in a previous comment, this community of families seem to have a very large focus on appearances. For example, the parents (both mother and father) want to be in competition with the teachers and support staff for their child's respect. Undermining the work of the staff.

- submitted by a community member
no rating August 03, 2009
I agree with one of the parents who posted here. It's sad but true. For schools like Curtiss with many behavior issues, some teachers grade the students based on their good behavior, not their academic performance. A well-behaved student at Curtiss will likely get A's and B's even if they are doing poorly in school. Parents beware: take your child's grades with a grain of salt. It is more important to know that your child is learning and ready to move on to the next grade level. Just because a student is getting high grades is not always a guarantee that the student is learning.

- submitted by a community member
May 21, 2009
curtiss middle school is the best school ever and evry kid should go you get a very good education

- submitted by a student
April 23, 2009
I attended Curtiss middle school all three years and I absolutely loved it. I am now currently a senior at Narbonne Senior High School located in Harbor City, Ca and I miss Curtiss and everything I learned there. I had the best of everything. I remember wanting to go to another school at first but upon attendance i fell in love. The people I met and teachers there are exceptional. Mr. Gardner, Mr. Luna, Ms. Bond, Ms. Harris, and Ms. Williams, are just a few of the teachers who inspired me to do all i could and now I am a full time student and work full time and still maintain a 4.25 g.p.a. and also have a very active social life in addition to the extracurricular dance I do for Narbonne. I accredit alot of this success to God, my family, and also to the education I received at Curtiss.

- submitted by a community member
March 10, 2009
My son attended last yr. Despite my active involvement on the PTA, SSC, volunteering, etc. He did horribly academically. I was on campus at least twice a wk. and his teachers neglected to tell me how his grades had dropped. And when I asked how he was doing. They would reply that he was doing great and had good manners. I'm glad that he was polite. However, politeness does not insure good grades. I later found out that they based him doing well compared to the other students who were failing. When I tested my son to have him put in a charter school, he tested so low that he had to repeat the 6th grade this year. Dr. B and Dean Spicer are doing their best but most parents don't do anything. Amusement park trips, cell phones and dances are what the kids care about. No extracullicular activities either.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2008
This school is the pits! I'm going to echo some of the previous reviews. The staff is very rude and condescending. The office staff are lazy and act like you are bothering them when you have a question or concern. The principal shows horrible leadership (Dr.Burem). If she sees you on campus or in the morning, she will make eye contact and smile at you. The minute you have a question for her the smile turns to a frown and she immediately brushes you off and tells you to speak with whomever. I understand that she may be busy at times, but sometimes you have to listen to the concerns raised by parents. The teachers are not the crem de la crem of educators. Most of them honestly don't care, their just collecting paychecks. I've had 3 children go through middle school and I believe Carnegie or Peary are better choices.

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October 15, 2008
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August 18, 2008
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August 14, 2008
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March 01, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 24, 2008
This school is the best!

- submitted by a student
December 01, 2007
I have been attending curtiss middle school for the 6th grade and I love it. But the Dean is kind of harsh but I hope to stay here and the leadership is excellent and great year books! I reccomend you to come here!

- submitted by a student
August 26, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating July 10, 2007
Curtiss is a horrible school. No leadership, no good teachers, no educational benefits...Noting! I can't believe that this school in the middle of such an sucessful community would be so awful. I am desperately trying to get my child out of there before school starts.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2007
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- submitted by a community member
May 14, 2007
My daughter is in the magnet program there and although she is on the honor roll the curriculum is very easy for her. The environment there is horrible. Some of the teachers talk to the kids with disdain and disrespect as well as the parents. Don't send your child here, my daughter won't be returning next year for sure!

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
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- submitted by a teacher
February 20, 2007
Although I am not too happy with the principals' leadership of the school but few teachers and educators are right track to putting children first. Mrs. Houston, Dean Spicer, Mrs. Trolesi, Mr Luna and Mr. R. Ngaha are individuals who seem to put forth timeless effort motivating and preparing. Bottom line I think the focus of the school is the adult ego not the students best interest. There are more dances, amusement park field trips, football games but none educational.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2007
I think curtiss is a great school but it will be evn better if they didnt have to wear uniform.

- submitted by a parent
December 26, 2006
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- submitted by a student
August 20, 2006
They speak to parents as if they are a child also and disrespect the child in front of the parents so this shows how they treat your child. If more parent would volunteer there time at the school you would see more and possibly make it better. I have been to some pta meetings and all I could see is that they are trying to correct the wrong doing of those before them. I will see this year may be better.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2006
The staff are very rude. I have witnessed how they talk to students and ignore parents who are waiting for help. Mrs. Brooks is one teacher who I have found to be very interested in the education of the students. She understands them and is able to have the student absorb the information. Instead of concentrating on a uniform policy, this school needs to provide quality teachers and provide sufficient/updated books for class/homework, provide smaller tutoring sessions. This school needs major improvement in administration and teaching.

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2006
I think it is a ghetto skool and the kids aren't the icest but I think if you focus your child he/she can suceed. I have to say it is not the best schol ever because of so many distractions but if you put a foot foward you can suceed. The school has very low scrores but my child managed to obtain a 4.0 throughout the scholl year by helping her focus and she did well and anyones child can too.

- submitted by a student
May 04, 2006
There is a high turn-over rate for administrators and the children are out of control. There is minimum to no parental envolvement in the school and the PTA is a joke!

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January 03, 2006
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October 19, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
I do agree with the coment that was stated in the review, but to some deagree I don't beacuse their are some teacher the really do care about their job and the students.

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August 08, 2005
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June 13, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2005
The office staff tends to be very rude and disrepectful to the children. Teachers can sometimes be unfair and lazy.

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April 12, 2005
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March 31, 2005
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March 15, 2005
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Glenn Hammond Curtiss Middle School
1254 East Helmick Street, Carson, CA  90746
(310) 661-4500
Last modified Glenn Hammond Curtiss Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 2 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Glenn Hammond Curtiss Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top