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.
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.
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
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
this is a really great school i love my friends the teacher everyone there i never want to leave
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
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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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!
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.
we have received better test scores and a have shot up 64 points in the cst scores the highest moving school in California
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!
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.
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.
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!!
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'
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
Very sad school. A lot of gang activity. Keep your child safe and away from this school. Predominately low income hispanic.
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.
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.
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.
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