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303 South Glendora Avenue
Covina, CA 91724

(626) 967-6354
(626) 331-2074
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January 20, 2012
Great School. My daughter goes to Royal Oak and is an honor student. The Teachers are very positive and are always available to help out when needed.

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no rating March 31, 2010
Royal Oak is the best school around. My daughter attends this school as an 8th grader. She is an honor student as well. The teachers are really caring for their students sucess and always go out of their way to help if needed. This school is excellent my experience with this school has been the best!

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2010
I go to royal oak and i love it. it is a great school and i cant belive some parents dont like it. it is a great school and i am on honor roll. the lunch is the same pretty much everyday though. well i love it so stop hating

- submitted by a student
January 13, 2010
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November 12, 2009
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November 08, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 12, 2009
i am a current student or learner attending ROMS and i can truthfully state that i am proud 2 b a royal oak road runner!although this school only has 5/10 star ratings it is still the best of the best!i luv this school...i would never move to another school!i am a 7th grader and it is almost the end of the school year...i remember back to the night b4 the 1st day of junior high and i waz really nervous i expected it to be horrible butit turned out to be great!i made lots of new friends and i aslo have the greatest teachers ever who really care about me and want me to succed!i luv royal oak and i hope that i will never have to leave evr!and when i ahve to leave (wich i know i will ahve to soon) i will never 4get ROMS ever!

- submitted by a student
no rating April 29, 2009
Great School, Administrators are great and involved in making a difference in the lives of our children.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating March 02, 2009
Royal Oak MS is the Heartbeat of the Charter Oak USD. There are approximately 950 students in grades 7 & 8 this year. API scores jumped by 23 points this past fall. Recent Student Awards programs gave Honor Roll, Attendance and Character Counts to more than 60% of the student body. Students took responsibility for their own learning and explained their progress and goals to their own parents. All classrooms are working on the campus beautification project in conjunction with a local nursery to plant flower beds around the school! Last fall Student-Led Conferences produced a 98% attendance rate by parents to their child's conference! The PTSA provides dances and other activities to support a well-rounded student. Royal Oak MS is a great place for kids!

- submitted by a community member
January 11, 2009
Royal Oak is a great school. 2 of my 4 children are now in college. They attended ROI, and it was a great environment to learn. My eigth grader is now attending. He participates in the gate program and involved in drama. My 6th grader will be attending next year also. I have no reservations about sending my children and receiving a public education at ROI. Royal Oak was great before with 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. Now that there are only 7th and 8th graders its even better!!!!!!! Great Staff, Great Teachers that are committed, and an Awesome environment to learn.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2008
This is my sons first year in middle school and he is really having a great time. He is involved in sports and is getting an excellent education.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2008
Its a really great school where children would get excellent education.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2008
I think this school is a great learning facility for middle school students there is many extra curricular activities such as band art soccer musical theatre and much much more it realy is a good school service

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April 20, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating November 11, 2007
royal oak is a great school!

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June 15, 2007
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June 12, 2007
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- submitted by a student
March 27, 2007
My child is in his last year at Royal Oak. I have been quite satisfied overall. I like the agenda policy and I am impressed with most of the teachers ... which includes some of the newer teachers who have a great deal of enthusiasm and high expectations of the students. I did worry that the large number of students would affect my child and his learning, however; his grades and test scores show he is doing well. The one thing that I disagree with is how the school is divided. Either you're Gate, Odyssey or a Norm. When my child was going into 6th grade, he was quite excited to go into the Odyssey program but the program was cancelled that year. By the time the program started up again, he lost interest and declined the Odyssey program. I wish he had joined ... Odyssey seem to get everything!

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2006
I have had two of my children go to ROIS, one of which is still there. They have had no 'problems', bring home great grades while being challenged and are comfortable with their daily experience at school. ROIS is what you teach your child to make of it! Education and values start at the home. ROIS has many teachers that care about our students. Yes, there have been too many changes in the past few years but great things are to come from them. If parents, teachers, and the district personal stay focused and positive, we will once again have a wonderful school. Parent involvemnet is always welcomed at ROIS and I encourage you to get involved and stay informed of the facts. KLC

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2006
ROIS has excellent teachers and that is their greatest asset. The school is so crowded that it makes monitoring students during passing times difficult. My boys enjoy their classes and have learned a great deal. They are challenged to think on their own, do a lot of projects, and learn to work with other students in groups. Lunch and passing times are treacherous and scary! Even as a parent, going to see a teacher after school, the students were running and screaming in such a way that I felt nervous. It makes me feel very sad that my boys have to go through this day in and day out. Why can't we provide a safe environment? What do we have to do?

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2006
I have had two kids in this school. I believe the new adminstration is doing a great job and is helping the students greatly. All in all I have students at both ends of the programs and am overall satisfied. Thank you and keep up the good work.

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June 19, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2006
Very unhappy with this school from day 1. I've had two children in this school. There is no control over bullying. A few good teachers. Administration basically can care less. Parents are intimidated into not getting involved. Way too many children on one campus.

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March 03, 2006
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February 08, 2006
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January 24, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
Royal Oak Middle School has seen many positive changes, that is if your child is enrolled in the Odyssey program. If your child is not in this program, he or she will become a forgotten sole. Odyssey is a strong program with a lot of political positions backing the dollars. They are at the top of evey donation list. Which is fantastic for Odyssey and their program. They get the computers the books the trips the tender loving care each child should receive. Royal Oak is a very divided school. It's a private school (Odyssey) imbedded into a overcrowded public school (the other students) with unhappy teachers for whatever reasons. Odyssey is not offered to every child. They have found it to work, but only for the few. God Bless our other children. Their needs are put aside for Odyssey. If the program works share it with all!

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
The academic programs are very good. The teachers are very educated and they take time to teach the children good. The availability of music, art, and sports is also good. Children can try out for different sports including basketball and football. Parents are highly involved in school activities.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2005
I really feel it is time for all of us to start focusing on the positive aspects of royal oak and stop harping on the negative. I feel the administration, staff , parents & students of rois have come along way to make this a better school. We are still working hard. We don't stop after we reach our goal- because this is an on-going process! Our principal, barbara aguilar has such passion for our school. I know she works non-stop, because our children, are her priority. As a parent, I will do all I can to be supportive of my child's school and try to make a difference. With almost 1500 students at rois, think of the possibilities, if each parent/family took a positive and active role to make 1 small change for the better! Our school, our children deserve at least that much. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2005
Very unhappy with communication at this school. Way too many kids.

- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2005
Royal Oak is in the middle of a changing environment,three principles in three years do to actions taken by the district board that has greated instability and professional uncertainty causing tension in the school community.However parents along with some dedicated staff teachers have stepped up to insist that problems and concerns be delt with and managed. This is a large middle school but with the quality teaching staff your will recieve a quality education.The school has programs to enhance your childs education such as traditional sports, an outstanding music program and video studio prgram.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2005
Over the last four years this school has struggled do to unstable administration,(three principles in three years). Staff with no contract-unhappy teachers. Lack of or poor student supervision, Overcrowded student population.

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August 11, 2005
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May 09, 2005
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May 09, 2005
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April 28, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 26, 2005
The Odyssey Program at Royal Oak is one that should be supported by the principal and the district. It is a great program that teaches students how to be life long learners not just in school but also in life. The founders of the program are superb teachers and people. How wonderful to know that my child is learning virtures and how to use them in life. The whole school could learn from this concept.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2005
Royal Oak Intermediate is a school in a crisis right now. The administration seems to be in turmoil. My child is in 7th grade. Although the school is having some problems, my son's teachers are excellent, qualified teachers. I'd say right now, the teachers are holding the school together.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
April 04, 2005
Student body and class sizes are too large. Availability of music, or accelerated learning programs are needed.

- submitted by a parent
February 06, 2005
Academics are not up to par when it comes to california guidelines. The availability of extracurricular activities is good, though I never really see too many parents around. The level of pay for the teachers is evident as their enthusiasm towards the children for learning is minimal. I just wish they would pay attention to the childrens work as much as they do enforcing the rediculous dress code.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
no rating February 24, 2004
This school is vey disciplined and really good. You always have an adult to talk to for things and its also very fun because the teachers know how to connect with the students.

- submitted by a student
February 11, 2004
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- submitted by a student
November 24, 2003
Teachers actually give children extra credit for conforming to Islamic religious standards but they don't allow prayer in school. This is absurd.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 09, 2003
great teachers, great school, great learning ethics

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
Severe lack of discipline. Some of the teachers are ecxellent, others are not motivated. There is a lack of leadership. Parental involvement is only by a very few. No sense of 'community.' Sexual education is a disaster. Drug use is very common. Administration does not respond to any type of crticism or concern. 'Good comments' are welcomed and talked about, negative comments from parents are usually brushed aside. Academics can be very strong for those who choose that direction. The vast majority of student body are malcontent and underachieve.

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2003
My kid's gets A's on papers that have no quality at all. The more you spend on a project the better the grade. This is a rich district and such a disappointment. I hope these 'teachers' send their kids here. I never had faith in the teachers but when my GATE child/student can't make a paragraph in junior high, what is going on?

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2003
I was very pleased with the academics at Royal Oak. We have just moved back to Louisiana and I am already missing the school system in Charter Oak. I had 3 children in school there and in the 3 1/2 years they were there I feel they learned a lot more than in the previous several years here. I also was impressed with the fact that the few times I felt I didn't get answers quickly enough from the schools that I was able to contact the School District directly and my problems were handled immediately. Overall I was really happy with the entire school system there. The band and choir programs were amazing!

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2003
children not challenged, too many teachers not motivated or motivating. Parents complaints not taken seriously or given consideration. 'Don't rock the boat' attitude by administration

- submitted by a parent
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Royal Oak Middle School
303 South Glendora Avenue, Covina, CA  91724
(626) 967-6354
Last modified Royal Oak Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Royal Oak Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 52 reviews. Top