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7-8
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Cerritos, CA
Students enrolled: 603

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12351 East Del Amo Boulevard
Cerritos, CA 90703

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(562) 865-9539
(562) 402-6412
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May 27, 2014
What a wonderful school. I have two kids that attend Tetzlaff and they love it. The kids are friendly and well behaved. I think this is due to the awesome principal, who is amazing, as is the staff (best secretaries-always friendly, never rude.) and caring teachers. All this and a great Principal makes a difference and sets the tone for a fine school. It's no wonder why Tetzlaff has so many accolades, especially the most current received this year - "Schools to Watch" award. A big honor and well deserved. Thank you Tetzlaff for being the best.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2014
I'm a parent who has two 7th graders that attend Tetzlaff. The Principal has done a complete 180 with this school and there has been major improvements across the board. I am very impressed with the communication between the teachers & parents. Anytime I emailed a teacher, I got a response within a few hours. Teachers are willing to tutor the students during their lunch time and after school. They want the students to succeed just as much as us parents do. One of my children is in band. The band teacher is an amazing music instructor. He goes out of his way to make sure his students have the highest level of learning. He goes above his teaching realm by scheduling his band to do various performances so his students can experience how music is outside of school. If you have a child who plays an instrument, dances, or sings, Tetzlaff has the best music department! Tetzlaff won the Schools To Watch award because their growth of improvement is escalating rapidly. They are a Distinguished School, A Blue Ribbon School, and won the Golden Bell Award. Tetzlaff is the only National Demonstration school for SpringBoard in California, which is a college & career readiness program.

- submitted by a parent
March 01, 2011
Oh my, where to begin? Well if u hate drama and cyberbullyinh, don't go here! Tuis is far by the worst school for it. I have been cyberbullied here numerous times and picked on. Dnt go here it's ghetto

- submitted by a community member
September 14, 2010
Every school is different and as a parent of a child with disabilities spending a second year at Tetzlaff, I have seen very little improvement or cooperation assisting my child in advancing or overcomming the difficulties that face all students. Trying to learn complex concepts in an ever changing world while allowing children to excell. Children without disabilities seem to do fine but a school is only as good as it's slowest learners. When a school is incapable, unwilling or has difficulity getting teachers to modify teaching methods for the slow learners THEY FAIL! I am a parent who understands the 504/IEP system that exsists to assist learning and what is the best for my child just like any parent. Slow learners need to receive a fair chance for a future just like normal children. Say what you like but the truth is in the schools test scores which have fallen.

- submitted by a parent
July 05, 2010
The parent who stated that the principal of Tetzlaff was not involved-must have an ax to grind. I've always found the entire adminstrative team at this school to be welcoming, caring and concerned. Obviously, this parent did not get her/his way on an issue. Children and parents are treated with respect and dignity.Students are encouraged to reach for the stars!

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 06, 2010
Well, I honestly think that its all not true about our pricipal not being involved at all. She is constantly there and is always concerned with her students! There is only ONE prinicipal and so many students she tries her best and you can notice her effort! Yet, many students love the school and their friends. Making friends at Tetzlaff is so easy. When I started there I knew NO ONE, but everyone was so kind and cool and I made friends fast. This school has some of the best electives and the band is OHHEMMGEE! AMAZING is an insult to them!! They work so hard to sound PAST AWWSOME!! YAY MR. MITTS!!! I love it and proud to say I attend Tetzlaff. I would recommend it to anyone I know

- submitted by a student
no rating October 19, 2009
I really like this school because of all the awesome teachers, the cool electives, and all my friends that I made which is weird for me since I hardly have any friends. There's an anime club for anime lovers at lunch in Mr. Okumura's art class. I think our band is the best!

- submitted by a student
September 09, 2009
The school was bombay skizzz and I loveed going to it alot. It was TIGHT!:)

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September 03, 2009
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March 12, 2009
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January 15, 2009
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October 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2008
Tetzlaff is the best school in ABC Unified School District.

- submitted by a student
March 09, 2008
Tetzlaff is a great school. I attended Tetzlaff and now teach at Tetzlaff. The curriculum is challenging and many teachers spend extra time in their classrooms during lunch and after school providing extra help to students that need it. All schools have areas that could use some improvement and the teachers at Tetzlaff continue to work hard to help all students achieve excellence. I, personally, have had students that have kept in touch with me while attending NYU, Berkley, UCLA, USC Law School and West Point. Each of those students credit the excellent preparation that the teachers at Tetzlaff gave them for their continued success in high school, college, and beyond. With continued changes taking place in the upcoming school year, parents should feel confident in their student's education and preperation for future success at Tetzlaff Middle School.

- submitted by a teacher
March 04, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 13, 2008
tetzlaff is an 'okay' school. it is acedemically sufficient, and the teachers are alright. however, the teachers just skim through the students work and dont really care about it, unless the students ask for the teacher to show them what they need to work on. also, some of the teacher's grading system is confusing. you turn something in, you just get a confusing number, and you dont even know why you got it. this is all bearable, but the worst is that the student's spirit goes is very weak. students do not show much apprieciation to school.

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January 28, 2008
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January 26, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 13, 2008
This school has given me my ground of my studying skills. By far, this was the best school I've gone too. Tetzlaff has given me a very good education. The school made me study even harder than before.

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April 07, 2007
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November 19, 2006
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November 01, 2006
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- submitted by a student
April 10, 2006
A very good musical and sports program. The school is dominated by the asian culture due to its location so the academic situations are a bit challenging

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2005
Great teachers and excellent axtracurricular actavities. Sports, band, art class, home economics, woodshop, and computers. Teachers are glad to talk with you and will communicate with you throughout the year.

- submitted by a student
January 17, 2005
The quality of this school is amazing. They are just 12 points away from being at the 800 API. Then, they can qualify for the Statewide Best School Contest. The teachers here are absolutely the best. The band program, led by Mr. Mitts have already won numerous prizes and have been in many parades, including the Disneyland Parade. The school is also a National Blue Ribbon School and a California Distinguished School. Parents are always willing to help at the band's parades and other activities. One of our teachers, Mr. George Everett, has been qualified for the Top Ten California Teachers Awards.

- submitted by a student
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Tetzlaff (Martin B.) Middle School
12351 East Del Amo Boulevard, Cerritos, CA  90703
(562) 865-9539
Last modified Tetzlaff (Martin B.) Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Tetzlaff (Martin B.) Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top