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6-8
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Corona, CA
Students enrolled: 1,127

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1230 South Main Street
Corona, CA 92882

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(951) 736-3321
(951) 736-3417
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June 18, 2014
My child spent 7th grade at this school in IB. Overall, the IB program was great for my daughter. It may not be the incredible program that I expected from the informational meeting (it s very unorganized and the fundraising tends to be excessive for the return) but it still offers the best intermediate education. While many of the teachers are simply something special and add to the education in an incredible way, it is overshadowed by the 7th grade World History teacher who is unreasonable in her strictness, consistently vague in her instruction, and often deals with the students in a manner that is consistent with bullying. The principal stands by her teachers, right or wrong, and so it feels (to me as the parent), that education and the fair issue of a grade is secondary to the comradery of the staff. My daughter is well behaved and has never had issues with her teacher until this year. She has had 15 teacher in her educational career, and the only time I had to step in to stand up for her was this year; two issues with this same teacher. The rumor is that she has been moved to B track but really she's more suited to be a prison guard than a teacher of children.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2014
NOT A GREAT SCHOOL!!! This school is run like a prison, especially the IB PROGRAM. I greatly discourage parents from entering their child into this ridiculous program no matter how intelligent they are. My son is very intelligent but he did not do well in the IB program. The expectations are extremely unrealistic for a middle school child. To be successful in such a program requires no social life, and forget about extracurricular activities. Many of the teachers use intimidation, and humiliation as a technique to get the children to do as they say. One particular World History teacher is praised by other staff members for her intimidating and strict personality. Beware of the IB history teacher! I always believed teachers are suppossed to protect, encourage and show a little compassion to our children, instead some CFIS teachers use their authority to bullly children. Do not expect the staff to protect your child from student who are also bullies.

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2012
I am very happy with CFIS. This is my child's first year and so far so good. The staff is great, especially my child's spanish teacher who is always so patient, helpful and sympathetic. The curriculum is challenging and for the most part, I don't believe the school is too strict. I do believe children need structure, since this will help the kids prepare for the business / corporate world. In the beginning of the year, I felt bad for my child who had to lug around several heavy books and they had very limited time to go from class to class, but now some of the classrooms are providing classroom copies, so the poor kids don't have to carry as much books. Thanks for making it easier for the kids!

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2012
If your child needs extra help with academics and is a discipline problem then CFIS would be a great choice for parents. The place is run like a prison and there is little respect for the students. My child was miserable here and we are going to our home school at the end of this year.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2012
I believe that CFIS is a great school. You have a group of staff members, not just teachers that have always greeted me with a smile while I have been on their campus. Our kids are different from the other kids in the middle school. I believe this because I think the CFIS staff holes higher expectations for their students.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2012
The review below is slanderous and without merit. To suggest that a WEB teacher, who is also a national trainer, would ever encourage or engage in bullying is ludicrous. All of the teachers at CFIS are highly qualified and CFIS has one of the lowest discipline statistics in the district, partly due to the dress code and strict rules parents sign when their students enroll, but mostly because of qualified, caring teachers. Any teacher who is not qualified or encouraging such ridiculous claims like bullying, would of course be dealt with swiftly by the administration or the district office.

- submitted by a parent
November 03, 2011
This is my son's first year at CFIS. So far, we are really please. My son is in the IB program. His grades have greatly improved. I contribute this to the great teachers and the structure. The homework though is a little over the top. sometimes takes him 3 hours to complete. Give the kids a break. overall, very pleased

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2011
My son went to 7th grade and just started 8th grade here. We had to win a lottery to get him in AND we drive him across town. We're fed up - the "thug kids" that go to this school (from the not-so-great neighborhood) overshadows the academic program. We've had problems with bullying both years, problems with teachers being unprofessional, etc. We've talked to counselors and the principal multiple times and we walked away feeling like it was "them against us". We're pulling out immediately.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2011
I love this school!!!! My first year here was awesome. The teachers there are great and strict, but they can be really cool. Plus the band there is really good I am currently in two of the music programs and they are really fun. This school is the best middle school in the distrcit anybody who has the chance to go, Go!!!!

- submitted by a community member
March 22, 2011
I agree with the parent that said the school has terrible counselors. My child isnot disruptive and is well liked by his teachers. However, the two times I have encountered the counselors I found them to be rather ineffectual and one is rather hostile. The academics are strong, the dress code is a blessing, but God help you if you need the school counselors.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2011
Sounds like the parent who wrote "CFIS has the worst counselor" is one of those parents who blames everyone, but their child when their child is disruptive! Your child SHOULD be quiet in class! Quit enabling your troublesome child and thank you for pulling him out of CFIS so the rest of the students can have a better learning environment. CFIS is a great school with outstanding faculty who do care about the students!

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2011
CFIS has the worst student counselor. The one I have dealt with was unprofessional. The teacher's are one sided. My child has been to Lincoln since 1st grade and has had a wonderful experience. I do not recommend CFIS for junior high unless your child is absolutely perfect and quiet in class. I have had to pull my son from the school because of the emotional abuse from staff's lack of support.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2010
what can i say i mean this was the best school i went to the thing tht ilove the most was the mixture of kids theres not one race tht goes to this school and the teachers are awesome

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February 18, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2009
this school IS AWESOME IB helps alot and is strict. which is a good thing.. Teachers are strict but good and same with the Principal and administrator. tucking in shirts stink but it helps us be respectful and I respect it.

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August 24, 2009
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- submitted by a student
July 05, 2009
i really like this school because its like one big family and everyone knows each other....the principal and vice principal are great!!!!

- submitted by a student
May 16, 2009
CfIS is a great school, but I think they are too strict on the students. The P.E. teachers keep telling their classes to grow up, we have to tuck in our shirts which is stupid, and there are some teachers at the school that they should eliminate, because they are mean to everyone at all times. The only things I liked abot CFIS is that it taught me how to get straight A's and I met my BFF there.

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April 21, 2009
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November 25, 2008
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November 18, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 22, 2008
This is an amazing school outstanding.

- submitted by a community member
October 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 02, 2008
poor communication, unorganized school schedule

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2008
My child is in the 8th grade at this school Staff is Super. Their concern and care for the students is a priority. My child has enjoyed this school and we have had nothing but positive.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2007
Very poor school to home communication. My honor roll student had a huge drop in academics and no one contacted us. It was only after numerous attempts on my part did someone assist me. One teacher in particular was helpful but only after I was obviously annoyed. It's too bad that student achievement isn't more important. My son's overall experience at the school was O.K.'d We will not be sending our younger child there next year.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2006
Its a great school for academically inclined student. No much on the frills, parents must be willing to invest time and money to augment their student's education.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2005
If you are looking for an academic school...this is it. Lots of homework and it is challenging. It does keep our teen age in his toes.

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October 27, 2005
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August 25, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2005
As a parent and a teacher of at CFIS, I have been more than pleased for 13 years. The staff is very dedicated to the students, the dress code, the high standards and expectations that are required of the students. The students come to school looking ready to learn in their tucked in shirts and belts! Most of the parents are very supportive of their child's education and the ethnic mix of kids is a welcoming sight!

- submitted by a parent
June 02, 2005
The academics are superior. The school has strong academic requirements and strict discipline and dress code policies. It is a fabulous school, where teaches and all staff are involved in identifying your childs specific needs. There is no busing to this school. Students are held to a strict ethicial standard as well. Love this school!

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January 13, 2005
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December 23, 2004
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September 14, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2004
I am in 8th grade. I love CFIS! It's an awesome school and I don't want to leave. Everyone cares about you and its like a big family! The staff is awesome too!

- submitted by a student
May 21, 2004
Wow this school is the best! I can't believe how much my daughter has improved in every academic class that she has taken both years she has been in CFIS. The teachers and staff are wonderful and really care about the students and their well beings! Thank you very much!

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2004
I went to CFIS for 2 years, and they have been my greatest! This school is the best school one can attend. The teachers are great! This is a very challenging but Aawesome school to go to!

- submitted by a former student
August 29, 2003
My son is in his second year at CFIS. We have only had a positive experience. The teachers are caring and extremely well trained. They are demanding, without a doubt, but they have challenged my son. He has grown both academically and personally. What a fantastic junior high experience.

- submitted by a parent
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Corona Fundamental Intermediate School
1230 South Main Street, Corona, CA  92882
(951) 736-3321
Last modified Corona Fundamental Intermediate School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Corona Fundamental Intermediate School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 39 reviews. Top