My child is just starting 7th grade at Culver City Middle School, and so far so good. She had excellent teachers in 6th grade, and we are looking forward to getting to know her 7th grade teachers. CCMS is now beginning to implement a stronger Spanish immersion program. Students who test in or who come from the two immersion schools (El Marino and La Ballona) can continue their Spanish, taking courses in Social Studies and Language Arts. The principal is excellent. He returns calls and emails, sometimes unheard of even in small schools. I gave the school 4 stars instead of 5 only because I wish that the school had a slightly smaller population. There are about 475 kids per grade (6, 7, and 8). However, that being said, if your middle-schooler gets involved in sports or after-school activities, she or he will thrive, and make all kinds of new friends.
The kids are well behaved, ZERO policy for fighting, etc. but your child will DEFINITELY need to find a Clique to join,, Especially the girls. Lots of middle school drama amongst these cliques. (but that occurs at ANY middle school, even private schools. The office staffers are RUDE and mean. They hate their jobs. The Principal is the best. VERY kind and the kids love him. Lots of ethnic races in this school, but 80% of the kids know how to act. It is easy to get EXPELLED from the school so kids better act right. The teachers are like any other school, some good, some not so good. I give this school a B!
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This is a great school, Culver City is a small community in the middle of giant LA! The teachers are great and really care about their students, counselors are always there to help, answering my emails within minutes. I was worried at first because a lot of kids come from surrounding areas, but now I am glad I made the choice for my son to attend. Keep up the great work!
I have to say that last year was my first year having my child attend this school & I was pleasantly surprised! I found the environment to be incredibly family like & found a great deal of care exhibited by my daughters teachers. They were willing to assist her & guide her when needed as well as challenge her when she felt that she needed to give up. I was very impressed by the parent involvement & the Culver City community as a whole...it has a small town feel while being in the middle of a huge city (LA)! The two male administrators (the principal & one of the vice principals are very kind & seem to get the job done & have a good balance of supporting their teachers as well as parents. This school & the community is a diamond in the rough!
this is a really good school the teachers always incourage kids to study i love it it also has great teachers and staff.
Typical public school, very large, uncaring teachers. Office staff are rude and intolerant. All the teachers desire is for the bell to ring at 2:20. they do not care about th ekids education at all. A large number of kids come from other neighborhoods which creates tension. Kids are rude, disrespecful and form CLIQUES.... COns: Great principal and no fights
it's a great community school serving a population which is a blend of all ethnic and economic groups.
A public school with diversity and rated one of the top public schools. But it needs help with all the budget cuts!
The teachers are high-quality, effective and really care about the kids. They have a great after school program funded by parents and a well-rounded sports program. They also have a college-prep program to educate students on higher education and prepare them for what's needed in the years ahead.
Its exelent for my children because its so cool & lovable my sun its in the school & my cousins & they go to live to mexico & they dont repit the yera in the school for that i liked so much!
This is our second year in this school and it not only met our high expectactions but also exceeded them. Even though it is a huge school, kids are kept under tight control, the teachers were all pushing the kids to succeed and the variety of elective classes is amazing. The new principal takes his job very seriously and he has always addressed my concerned right away. The councelors too. Very active group of parents are making some well received changes. We would totally recommend this school.
This school is terrible i would not recommend any kid to go there unless this is the only option.. wow terrible school
Culver City Middle School has a lot of extracurricular classes. The Drafting Class is very exceptional. I have heard that they are doing college-level work in that class. The teachers make everything about learning fun!
My daughter excels at CCMS. Her GPA is 3.8 and on her way up. The teachers are ok there if your child does well, however, if your child needs extra help, then you are in trouble. I attended this school district beginning in 1968, and it has always been they treat the more advanced students with clout and the slow learners are left behind. The staff there have always been rude and unwilling to help. They just sit behind a desk this includes the principal and assistance principal which are absolutely not contributing enough to education at the CCMS campus.
I am in 8th grade now and have wanted to find a new school since the middle of sixth grade. Academically, its an average school- you only exceed if your in scholars classes. The staff is unhelpful- the counselors don't help and the office workers are rude. They took out most of the afterschool activities in 2007 and there are no plans to return them. Half the teachers are really into it, but the others don't care and won't explain concepts. Students are horrible to eachother. Even if you have friends, people separate into groups and are not understanding of others. It is not a welcolming atmosphere and there are way to many students.
My son is getting a very good education at this school; it is one of the better public schools in Los Angeles County and there are many families that would love to live in the district. The school counselors are excellent and available to our son and his parents. The counselors go out of their way to motivate the students and try to intervene when a student is having academic or personal problems. I have never heard of any major problems at the school; it certainly is not any kind of 'juvenile hall.' The school takes its 'zero tolerance' policy very seriously. I have always found the office staff to be very friendly and personable. There are many free academic and creative programs available to students both before and after school. It is up to the students as well as parents to take advantage of the opportunities available.
The only thing good about this school is the principal, he is awesome. But the office staff are distant and hostile. Very demeaning when your child is tardy. My daughters counselor was decent as well. Security guards are egotistical. Sometimes it can seem like juvenile hall.
I went to this school, and it was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. I've never been a very motivated student, but at this school, the teachers go above the call of duty to help you! I went from a 2.0 GPA to a 3.5 in a matter of months! In all honesty, SOME of the teachers are too hard on the students, but most of them help you and actually care about each kid in their class. Not to mention, the front office staff, counselors, principle and vice principle are great people and really know what they're doing.
Im a 6th Grader here at CCMS.CCMS is a clean non trash place.CCMS is fun!When I first was at CCMS I felt very welcomed.CCMS has a lot of programs afterschoool and before School. The food is great! All the teachers are good so far I know that. There are a lot of rewards too.Of Course they have Scholars. Then they have the elective classes. Math etc. CCMS is a very good School.
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