Students enrolled 728
School leader Krystana Walks-Harper
Transportation options Yes
District Pomona Unified School District

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501 Diamond Bar Boulevard
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

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(909) 397-4527
(909) 396-9022
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4 stars
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April 16, 2014
This school is the bomb for the honor classes. The teachers are excellent. Although I sometimes complain about not enough homework ( the kids didn't think so...). My kids seemed happy on what they got. Not a lot of troubles I heard, so far I'm pretty happy of the program they ran in this school. Would recommend to anyone want to transfer to this school. Big smiles.......

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2014
Great selection of classes. The teachers are very dedicated, communicative, and responsive to the needs of both parents and students. It is unfortunate the school suffers from the stigma of being in the same district as under-performing schools and is held back by the lack of funding for education in California. The one thing which needs to change is the vice principal. From what I gather, the lady is not suitable for working with children. Sarcastic, inappropriate, and unfair are adjectives I'd find describes her. Fortunately, my older son will be moving on to high school soon and away from her insulting megaphone. I can only feel for my sixth-grade son who will suffer the slings and arrows of her abusive ways for the next two years.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2013
My son attends this school. It is the worst school I have ever seen. The principal is never available to speak to parents, the office staff screams at you when you call your child out. And the worst of all, a majority of their teachers have no clue as to what they are teaching. Prime example, my son's math teacher. My son has homework and does not know how to complete it. He tells me that his teacher doesn't teach the subject, so one day I sat in on her classes for the day. She had no idea how to perform the mathematical equations and kept asking me for help. I asked her how long she had been teaching math and would not tell me.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2013
I like this school, but the vice principle Mrs V (Let's leave it at that) has a bad attitude and focuses more about the way u dress than your accademics! Mrs.Harper is Really nice though. Would give 5 star if it wasn't for Mrs.V

- submitted by a community member
September 26, 2013
Mrs. Harper is an amazing principal. Some students and parents may state the Vice Principal is mean but in reality she supports the school and students in moving forward. The majority of the teachers my son had in the 7th grade were wonderful. I appreciated the quick feedback from them and the open communication. All of my son's 8th grade teachers are very good teachers as well. All show they are at Lorbeer because they care about the students education. All of them have been available for tutoring. The 8th grade teachers are also very quick to give feedback on how students are doing which has been very help to me as a parent. I highly recommend Lorbeer Middle School. I suggest that parents get more involved in the school an attend PTSO so that they have a better understand as to what is going at Lorbeer.

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2013
I am a parent to 2 students at Lorbeer. The principal here has amazing communication skills. The educators care about their students well being. Mr. Tim, one of the math teachers takes personal interest in making sure my child reaches her full potential. I haven't met a teacher there that hasn't gone above and beyond. They also have an excellent string orchestra teacher and the office staff Mrs. Rauss and Angela are amazingly helpful! Thank you Lorbeer educators and staff for all you do!

- submitted by a parent
August 10, 2013
This school has dedicated teachers and staff. Students are very focused and striving for the best.

- submitted by a parent
April 30, 2013
Challenging for bright students, helps prepare students for high school. Some teachers need additional training in the way he or she handles student related issues. Favoritism by some teachers demonstrated.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2013
The principal at this school has years of experience and education, which is evident. Her cool calm demeanor is an asset that all should possess. My daughter was fortunate to have her in elementary school as well as middle school. It is great to know people like her still exist. She makes me feel comfortable as a parent while my child is at school under her care. There are also a couple of teacher my child has fallen in love with. In today's society it is comforting to know your child is in good hands. This principal knows her job and she is right on top of things. I would recommend this school to everyone as long as the principal is still here. I believe she received an award of excellence in 2007. I can see why she deserved it.

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2012
The vice prinicipal is horrible! I am currently a junior and my sister will be starting 7th grade soon. Mrs. V, as we shall call her, needs to get fired asap. I remember getting a trouble once just because my white undershirt was showing. Like are you serious? There was also a time when I was in class and she walked in with a few people. I believe the people were there to evaluate teachers. As soon as she saw me, she pointed to me and started talking to the evaluators. I had gotten into an incident with her the previous day, and she was talking about it to the evaluators! I couldn't believe it! She seriously has issues to work. Haha even one of my past teachers said that she was horrible. Hopefully they find a new vice prinicipa. I have no problem starting a petition to get her fired. She does not respect your privacy.

- submitted by a community member
September 07, 2011
i am currently a student at lorbeer, and the main area where the school goes wrong is the dress code. the dress code is to keep us from stressing about fashion and focus more on acadamics. But if anything, the dress code is actually making us stress more about our clothes and dress code violations, that it interferes with our academics, especially a specific administrator who has made it her number 1 goal to bust as many kids as possible for being in inproper dress. furthermore, we are losing kids to nearby schools because they don't want to deal with this, lowering our population. last year we had a teacher get transported to another school because of this. However, besides the dress code, Lorbeer is extremely good academics wise, having some of the best teachers with the best system for learning. My only other issue is that there are very few electives, but if you can easily overlook that and the horrible dress code, then lorbeer will make a fine place for any kid, so long as the dress code doesn't drive them insane.

- submitted by a community member
August 10, 2011
We are going on our second year! The first year was rough. I heard from the office more concern about dress code violations then I did about my sons failing grades. I think the school is more concerned with appearance then with the passing of the students. If you take the time to call all the teachers and get the school staff involved, your child has a great chance at success.

- submitted by a parent
May 03, 2011
Lorbeer has fantastic, dedicated teachers but they have completely missed the point with the dress code. The whole point is so that the kids can focus on academics rather than fashion but there is a certain administrator that has made it her mission to terrorize the kids that she doesn't like and give detentions, even when they are in code. In the end, the kids actually end up stressing out about the clothes more than anything elser. This has been the most stressful two years of school ever, I would have never enrolled my child if I had known that the majority of our time woud be spent dealing with this issue rather than actually learning. It's as if asserting power over middle schoolers and breaking their will is the main objective here. I know that there are several students and parents that feel the same way but don't speak up and encourage them to do so.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2010
Lorbeer has some outstanding and very dedicated teachers but they are severly restricted by the administrative staff. Availability and quality of classes/programs are going downhill quickly because of this. Student and parent moral is also going down. It is true that they are more obsessed with wardrobe issues and appearances than helping the students to succeed and grow. I think parent involvement has declined because of this.

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May 10, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
May 08, 2010
Lorbeer is a pretty good school. The teachers are wonderful and there are many clubs and activities to participate in after school. The only trouble I have is that it seems as if the administration is more into busting kids about minor wardrobe malfunctions than making sure everyone is passing their classes. There aren't enough programs aided towards students who need extra help. I think Lorbeer is too interested in having a good reputation, but that's all on the surface. The success of the students is what truly matters, not just the few worthy accomplishments only 30% of the student population makes.

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December 01, 2009
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November 22, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
August 30, 2009
I was a student at Lorbeer and actually was the ASB president there. I got to talk and even work with some of Lorbeer's staff and teachers. They're really great and very nice. I was always a bit nervous when I had to go up to them but that changed quickly. The teachers are great, I learned so much at Lorbeer for example my star test scores all increased; I even got a couple of 600's which I've never gotten before. Jr. high is meant to prepare us for high school and I really think Lorbeer really got me ready for high school.

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August 22, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2009
Lorbeer is a wonderful school. I have generations of my family members who attended Lorbeer! The school produces college bound students because of the authentic, caring ways of the most dedicated teachers, staff, and administrators. See and experience it yourself!

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2009
Hear it from us, the students. We have everything at Lorbeer that other schools don't. Caring teachers, administration, and staff, great programs, if you can't find one - start one. Athletics are super! Go LOnghorns!

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May 30, 2009
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- submitted by a teacher
May 11, 2009
I'm very disappointed with this school. The assistant principle is totally worthless if you have money stolen or anything else. The school has great potential but their are real problems.. Changes really need to be made. Now!

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January 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
December 21, 2008
Very nice teachers,Staff, nd not a very nice principal.

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November 21, 2008
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October 15, 2008
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September 11, 2008
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September 09, 2008
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August 27, 2008
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August 18, 2008
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August 14, 2008
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July 17, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating June 09, 2008
It has lots of clubs, activities, school events, spirit days, and sports, but I think that the school environment could be a lot better as compared to my current school and that educationally, I've seen better.

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April 01, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2008
Wonderful teachers, principal, counselors, programs, and school climate. Bravo, Lorbeer!

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 30, 2007
Lorbeer middle school is one greatest schools! I do atend the school. Everyday we go to class and we learn skills that will help prepare us for the real world. Every school is suppose to do that but Lorbeer makes an effort to make sure we apply this now! Not later, now! This is what seprates us from the other schools!

- submitted by a student
June 07, 2006
Good facililty. Like the uniforms. Caring teachers.

- submitted by a former student
May 16, 2006
I think this school has been wonderful their quality of work has been surprisingly good. Teachers have done a good job of reviewing things for really importaint tests. The principal has been strict and a good leader to keep our school in good shape.

- submitted by a student
February 06, 2006
Excellent school, better choice than Fremont.

- submitted by a student
January 26, 2006
I'm very pleased with my child's experience in this school this year. Even though there was a change in administration, the school remain committed in ensuring the all students are successful. You walk down the halls and you feel that the focus of the school is quality education and positive experience for all their students.

- submitted by a parent
January 19, 2006
I am very happy with the no failure rule at this school. every child is expected to achieve and exceede their potential. My daughter went from an average student to making honor roll. The dedication that the teachers and counselors have is the reason the students succeed.

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2006
Administration is desperately lacking. There is almost no communication with parents as to schedules, performance, expectations. Calling in to try and obtain this information is futile since no one in the office has answers either. Report cards and progress reports are late and it appears there is no proactive approach for helping students who may be struggling.

- submitted by a parent
December 01, 2005
Lorbeer helped prepare my students for high school and beyond. The confidence that they gained while in middle school through the variety of extracurricular activities helped to involve them during the high school year.

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2005
The School has too many students for proper education. There are only two grades there, 7th and 8th, yet there are almost 2000 students. This equation doesn't work well. And parking is just short of hades.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2005
Lorbeer has been a incredible experience for me these last two years I've attended there. The school not only provide students with excellent curicular activies, but also with great staff members. Classes like the ASB/Leadership teaches students leadership and responsibilities of planning for school activities and working as a team member with their peers. Clubs such as the California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF) and Youth Act provides opportunities for students to help their communties. Last year our CJSF held their second annual golf tournament at the Los Serranos Golf Club to help raise money for St. Jude's Children Hospital for cancer research. The whole club raised over $3,500 and the club had a great experience out of event. Lorbeer provides a terrific oppertunity and environment for students who wish to excel and have a great future

- submitted by a former student
August 22, 2005
Lorbeer middle school is one of the best, high-ranked schools in California. The teachers teach very well considering, I, myself, has been a student in that school for one year, now, almost two in less then a month. For the following months in that school, I have learned responsibility and a lot of respect. I really really recomend your child to register into this school if you are around the pomona district. Just props to everyone there. Janelle Medina 8th grade.

- submitted by a student
August 16, 2005
My son was a former Honor's student at Lorbeer. The Honor's academic program was very challenging and helped my son prepare for the High School Honor's program. The teachers at Lorbeer was very supportive and encouraging and helped my son succeed to his potential. I highly recommend the extracurriculum clubs like the CJSF and Youthact. Both clubs have worthwhile activities for the kids to help their communities. My son was also in Orchestra. The orchestra program at Lorbeer competes in various competitions and being orchestra helped my son prepare for high school orchestra. I rate Lorbeer Middle School as being the top in the area in helping my son succeed to his potential and well prepared for high school Honor's program and advanced orchestra.

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August 15, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
August 15, 2005
I attended Lorbeer and loved it! I am especially glad that I participated in the music program because it helped me to be the only freshman at my high school to be allowed to join the prestigious chorale there. The high school director said that my strong background in chorale music that I received at Lorbeer is what made me excel above the other students who auditioned.

- submitted by a former student
August 15, 2005
My son just ended his 7th grade year at Lorbeer and his experience has been one of hard work and much homework, however, he has enjoyed his experience and made many friends. The teachers challenged him; knowing when he was not performing to his level, and we are grateful for that. There were many activities available to him ranging from spiritual clubs to sports. He participated in sports and leadership and enjoyed both. We are very pleased with the school; it is a safe, clean place for the kids and the teachers and staff truly care about the well being of ALL of the students; not just the high achievers or the 'good kids'.

- submitted by a parent
August 02, 2005
I used to go here from September 2003 to January 2004 when I had to move to Maryland. But even though I promoted to High School from Maryland Middle School. This school will always be my home school. Because this school has air conditioner in every classrooms but the school I currently go to dont! I miss Lorbeer.

- submitted by a former student
June 15, 2005
We need to embrace the minorities at Lorbeer. They have been excluded in subtle ways. Parents have to step up to the plate to bridge the gap for their children. Constructive criticisim should always be welcomed. However I find that it is not welcomed at Lorbeer. Parents need to work together, and come out of the clicks. We should never exclude or make someone fill not wanted. We all have different views and we need to learn how to agree to disagree. Ms. Baker's famous words, 'It takes a village to raise a child'. We first need to learn how we can better embrace the village. A healthy village makes for healthy students (all students).

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December 09, 2004
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- submitted by a student
October 31, 2004
Lorbeer middle school is the best school i've seen. It has a good invironment they also have good behavier and are well tought.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 19, 2004
The API scores may be growing, but that doesn't change my outlook onto Lorbeer. There are some great motivated students there and there are also the opposite (who bring them down). There are many activites and clubs that can help students become active in school, but there are people who come to club meetings just to disrupt them. Another good example is the music department, which I think has steadily grown worse over the years. A few years ago, they used to get Superiors (5 stars) at Orchestra and Band Ensemble. Last year (03-04) orchestra only earned Good (3 stars). It's a great school if you're living in PUSD proximity, but if you don't I suggest don't go to the school if you live in WVUSD proximity. I don't think we could get the National Blue Ribbon and California Distinguished Award if we tried out currently.

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March 06, 2004
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Lorbeer Middle School
501 Diamond Bar Boulevard, Diamond Bar, CA  91765
(909) 397-4527
Last modified Lorbeer Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lorbeer Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 61 reviews. Top