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6-8
Public district
Concord, CA
Students enrolled: 716
Before care: No
 

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2050 Minert Road
Concord, CA 94518

(925) 682-1843
(925) 682-2083
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March 10, 2015
Prior to my child being enrolled I had no knowledge of the low test scores (over all lowest in the district) or that the overall behavior of the children that go to the school.I never thought these things would raise concern for me personally as a parent. The school is overly populated with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders with extreme disciplinary issues displaying disrespectful and violent behavior not excluding: racial slurs, bullying, and no regard for adult authority. My child witness violent fights and was threaten after helping a friend. There has been frequent visits by the police who have had to physically remove students from the campus due to the students violent behavior towards another student. My child personally has experience some of the the things mentioned above, as well as be violated in the girls restroom. These things mentioned is only covering just a few of the unresolved issues. If you are a parent I strongly urge you to visit this school before sending your child to Oak Grove Middle School. I personally would not recommend this school to any one. There is no regard to my child's safety and a middle of the school transfer is a long frustrating process!

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2015
The administration, teachers and special education staff at Oak Grove Middle School in Concord have all done a wonderful job in supporting, educating and preparing my son for high school. Ditto for the after school CARES program.

- submitted by a parent

December 29, 2014
Hello, I am a student at Oak Grove and may I just say that it is the best thing that ever happened to my sister and I. To the racial comment about the school being a nightmare to non-Spanish speakers; the students here all treated equally. Ever since we were little, my family and I have moved around a lot. This is the only school we've felt comfortable at. The staff here are at a personal level with the students. I really love it here. P.S shout out to Ms. Murphy Oates, we will always love you :)

- submitted by a community member

May 08, 2014
A discriminatory nightmare to non-Spanish speaking kids! Gang induction and non-conforming (to Hispanic aligned groups) isolation. This problem is fueled by political and local social issues and a general unwillingness to enforce the use of English even though it IS a requirement to become a citizen.

- submitted by a parent

September 11, 2013
My daughter has attended only a few days, therefore I rate the school three stars until I learn more. I want to express my disappointment at the ignorant remarks made by some people unhappy with the school. Making references to the primary language of most students, or the neighborhoods in which they live is entirely irrelevant to the school's quality. I tend to be more concerned with the mentality and limited cultural awareness of parents that send their students to school in a country pressed to become culturally aware. How can a parent even hope for a school to enrich the life of his or her child when there's no sense to educate oneself at home, and gain greater worldly knowledge about the demographic changes taking place as we speak.

- submitted by a parent

October 13, 2012
its really a nice school good educational teaching the bullying comments are really not reliable comments i find that school a miracle to go to

- submitted by a parent

October 13, 2012
I LOVE THIS SCHOOL FOR MY CHILD my littlest girl is in 6th grade she comes home with a big smile on her face the oldest is now in 9th she loved that school she cryed and told me she didnt want to leave

- submitted by a parent

October 13, 2012
this is a really great school i love my friends the teacher everyone there i never want to leave

- submitted by a community member

June 07, 2012
i go to that school and i know it has bad reputation but not every one is bad there are bright students and excel the teachers are great they teach what they need to teach and they help the students do good or great in the SATR test so if you think that is a bad school its NOT its acutally a good school NOT EVERYONE there BULLIES its just how you treat the other people... LIKE THE SAYING ... YOU HAVE TO TREAT OTHERS LIKE HOW YOU WANT TO BE TREATED ... I go there and im not a bad person

- submitted by a community member

October 28, 2011
The school principal never follows up with your concerns. The principal has other employees call you to follow up. When I went into the office to express my concerns with my son, she was visible in her office and didnt come out, I know she heard everything...shows why her school is a 2! We will be home schooling our son and getting him out of there. He is a white boy and is constantly harassed by the MEXICAN kids. What has this world become? VERY SAD situation! If your child is white, dont send them here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

October 27, 2011
We have just moved to the area and my son started attending this school... OMG! I am doing everything I can to get him out of this place. Horrendous! He is so unhappy there... He is a white boy with blue eyes and is being singled out and beaten by other kids ( only spanish speaking). Called racial slurs, etc. Called the school and no one responed to my worry. The leadership is extremely poor. Beware!

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2011
Great news! We FINALLY got our daughter OUT of this "school". I would bet money that any positive reviews on here were not written by who it says they were! 98% of this school is populated by those who live in the 4-corners area of Concord and speak Spanish as their primary language and the school clearly caters to them. The fighting, bullying etc has NOT stopped. I would avoid this school at all costs if you're looking for a safe place and a good educational environment.

- submitted by a parent

March 27, 2010
we have received better test scores and a have shot up 64 points in the cst scores the highest moving school in California

- submitted by a student

June 17, 2008
This school has proven itself as the only middle school in the district that meets every child exactly where they are. I wouldn't send my child to any other middle school in the district. Every person I have told to go check it out has decided to send their child there. The GATE program is unparalleled and the school uniforms are great!

- submitted by a parent

August 17, 2007
Oak Grove Middle School is a great school. My daughter thrives on the encouragement given to her by the teachers, administration, and staff. She loves the band program and participates in the after school sport programs. Her STAR test scores have consistently been advanced in all categories. Electives at the school include art, Spanish, drama, computers technology, band leadership, and yearbook. The parents are dedicated to this school and want to make it the best it can be. The administration always has its door open to parents and students. The teachers care about the children. Many go above and beyond to support the students.

- submitted by a parent

August 07, 2007
The principal needs to more involved with the students and talk to them not at them. The teachers needs to show the students respect in order to earn respect and control of the class. The whole staff needs to show these students that they matter to them. It wouldn't hurt anyone for the staff to developed a healthy caring relationship with the students this would prevent less fights and would make the students more willing to go to school knowing that their teachers do care about them.

- submitted by a parent

March 31, 2007
I go to that school and it's not the best there's some fights but ther's some Great Teachers!!! and the principal is very nice and all the staff too!!

- submitted by a student

September 18, 2006
My son graduated from O.G last year. I have to say that was his best year ever. The teachers and principle are so one on one with the families and the students I wished all schools could be as they. He had a wonderful learning experience and actually loved going to school. Friendly, supportive , affective staff - They let '.no child be left behind'

- submitted by a parent

October 14, 2005
Oak Grove may have been garnering some bad publicity in the past few years, but there's been many improvements. With the new dress code, there is chance that participation and cooperation will be excellent

- submitted by a parent

June 15, 2005
Very sad school. A lot of gang activity. Keep your child safe and away from this school. Predominately low income hispanic.

- submitted by a parent

May 06, 2005
As a bilingual parent I feel that Oak Grove needs to make more of an effort to include the Spanish speaking parents at the school. They have a community service liaison that should be communicating with parents in Spanish, but she is not located in the main office, which creates lack of access for parents.

- submitted by a parent

July 10, 2004
This school has major problems with leadership. Parents do not want to get involved, and students do not take 'learning' seriously. Safety is a big issue during the last school year. (2003-2004) I would recommend any parent who has a child in this school to do everything they can to get out of it. Safety was my biggest concern and none of my children felt safe. Some teachers really do care, but it is useless if the administration will not take to the plate.

- submitted by a parent

June 12, 2004
This school has gone downhill drastically over the last three years. The current principal has also been here three years. Unfortunately, the district has not considered that she may have some influence on the school's slipping. The once positive atmosphere has turned into one of fear, trepidation and anger. I would never choose to send my child to this school, although I am a teacher here.

- submitted by a teacher

May 21, 2004
I think that Oak Grove Middle school is pretty bad I happen to see the students and teachers everyday and although there are some very good teachers there are also those who are not so good and do things that I dont always think is right. As for the students I pretty much feel the same way. Some go there everyday ready to learn while others go there just to fool around! I also think that the learning enviroments are bad and need help improving. All in all I think that Oak Grove nNeeds to shape up.

- submitted by a parent

May 15, 2004
I go to this school and I love it. For the record, I have never been in a fight, no one has ever 'jumped' me, and I feel safe on the campus. My Star test results were extreamly high and I have great teachers that care. I also have great friends. I love this school.

- submitted by a student

April 09, 2004
This school has been a big disappointment. It is probably fine for most kids, but our sixth grader needs accelerated learning opportunities which have not been available. Its outstanding music program dramatically deteriorated while my child was here, and the caliber of most of his English teachers has been shockingly poor. It has therefore given none of the advantages of a huge school, with all of the disadvantages.

- submitted by a parent

February 25, 2004
I think this school is pretty bad! There is alot of fights and every thing is about gangs. Even the teachers say that this school is named the 'ghetto' school of the mdusd. I think teachers dont get enough respect from students either.

- submitted by a student

February 10, 2004
I feel that the teachers do not respond to parental involvement in their child's education. The teachers have low expectations of the students and give no cooperation to parents. There is also low or no cooperation from the administrative staff in resolving issues.

- submitted by a parent

January 24, 2004
I see many new things going on. There is lots of new buildings. My kid has a special reading class. There are many things to help my child.

- submitted by a parent

November 07, 2003
the staff and faculty work hard with students that have no interest. There is very little parental support. Most of the student body does not appear to come from cultures that value education.

- submitted by a community member

September 25, 2003
I'm sorry but this school is very bad. These teachers don't take control and there is to many gangs and fighting I don't feel safe. - a student

- submitted by a parent

August 26, 2003
It is a sub standard school with substandard leadership. Quite honestly these people have given up on our children, from the district all the way down to the teachers-- this includes the principal. These kids are the future, I think it's more important to provide excellent leadership and teach these kids some self respect.That way maybe they will have a fair chance in life someday. This school is also one of the most disorganized I have ever seen.

- submitted by a parent

June 23, 2003
While I consider the overall teacher quality to be 'average', I have met several above average educators (some below avg too); however, I believe most of the teachers have low expectations with regard to student participation and work product. There is not enough homework (in my opinion) given the students. Finally, I believe the bullying and 'gang' related incidents there are on the rise. I personally would have my child in a different school if I had the resources.

- submitted by a community member

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Oak Grove Middle School
2050 Minert Road, Concord, CA  94518
(925) 682-1843
Last modified Oak Grove Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 1 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Oak Grove Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top