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1570 Melody Lane
El Cajon, CA 92019

(619) 588-3107
(619) 441-6122
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August 06, 2013
I go to school here and I NEVER see any bullying problems. As a student I should know because I go the Mon-Friday. I honestly don't even know where to begin, I enjoy a lot considering I'm about to enter 8th grade and have LOVED 6th and 7th grade. I still keep straight A's with 3 honors classes and the staff are great. From knowledge I have only heard of 1 fight and it was dealt with fast. Ok I don't know if other schools do this but our AP (Assistant Principle) hosts assemblies during our PE period at least every 3 months, there we discuss everything going on at school. She emphasizes on anti bullying and reminds us on school rules. I don't know what kids tell their parents but my teachers actively exchange emails with both my parents so they are up to date. The honors program is pretty fast and you are expected to work at a fast pace and actually know your peers so I DO enjoy it. Well anyway this is just my point of view, sorry of it came out a little sloppy but I am kind of enraged that the score was previously 3 stars. I actually stumbled upon this by searching up when we start school again...

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March 06, 2012
I love this school! My child is doing great and loves the staff, as do I. The staff is compassionate and has done a great job integrating a no bullying policy. I highly recommend this school to anyone with a 6-8th grader. The school is the process of becoming an International Baccalaureate World School and so far it really shows how much our students can achieve. Learning within the IB program really gives your child the extra push for high school and college. There is a waiting list so get your child on it, its worth it!

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2011
I go to this school and I love it!! I love the teachers. Theyre really nice!! If your a parent saying that there is a lot of bulliying U are wrong. In fact we have a campaign against bullying!!! bullying is the least of our problems. maybe ur child takes everything at heart. cuz theres no bullying here. I love my school. we have some great teachers awesome after school clubs and programs. we have after school sports too!! we travel to other schools to play and we have a great time!! our test scores are great!!! and we also have an 8th grade field trip to washington DC!!! 7th grade trip to Catalina Island!! AND 6TH grade trip to a YMCA Camp!! Theyre all wonderful!!! I think a student has a better opinion of the school since we are the ones going, than the parents, they just base theyre opinions on what their child tells them!!

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May 16, 2011
This school is great the eighth grade science teacher was teacher of the year. There isn't a bullying problem at this school this year there has only been two major fights and the kids who started them got expelled. And to the parents who are terrified of your kid getting called a name because they might hurt them self, it happens stop freaking out don't act like u didn't do that when you were a kid. And if they did do something to them self it's probably your fault for babying them and telling them everything is fair and everybody is nice all their life. -sorry just needed to get that out PS. Bullying with names isn't the problem you are parents

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September 22, 2009
excellent school testing wonderfull

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2009
My child attended this school for two years. She was placed in honors classes, but received little support from most of her teachers. Lack of follow-up from staff and many students with social issues that appear to be overlooked. School appears nice on the outside, but there's alot that needs to be done with staff, bullies and troubled kids.

- submitted by a parent

August 20, 2009
This school has a big problem with bullies. Not a good place for Honor students and kids who really want to learn.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 22, 2009
You will get out of the school what you put into it. The approach is important. If you are willing to study and follow classroom and school rules then you should do outstanding. Both of my sons attended Montgomery. They both had outstanding teachers who challenged them and put them in there place as needed. When I noticed their grades on their test and assignments were below, I would contact the teacher and we would get them back on track. The teachers were always willing to support my sons. Of course there will always be problems at any school, however not taking ownership of you part and just blaming the school is unfair and narrow minded. Both my sons graduated from Montgomery with honors and were placed in the IB program at Grantie Hills High School. Education starts at home, continues with school and returns home again. Positive Parent involvement!

- submitted by a parent

February 22, 2006
My children have attended for the past 3 years. I dont find the academics challenging enough to place these children at a significant advantage. Montgomery is a nice schoool to attend, it has its share of problem children and discipline issues. Globally, which this is how our children must compete, Montgomery is not even close to pushing the children so that they are better qualified and enriched to the best of their abilities. I have found an overall increase in laziness since placing my children here and every week enrich their work with something more enriched, from a social and academic realm to make sure this is not a waste of time.

- submitted by a parent

December 11, 2005
I attended this school not too long ago and I would have to say it was an overall great school. The environment is great, the teachers are great, the place felt like home, making it a lot easier for me to concentrate on my schoolwork. It also had a great sports program, developing numerous athletes that has made it as far as the professional level, such as Tommy Vardel, Brian and Marcus Giles, and Tony Clark.

- submitted by a student

August 20, 2005
Personally this school has very special education for the kids that want to learn and not go show off their clothes that is one thing that has bothered me about my daughter she has had problems with the kids at school that have critisiscm problems....but overall this school is the best in education. I mean AVID is a great program to motivate students to college woodshop is awesome(boys favorites) and the teachers are great!

- submitted by a parent

July 03, 2005
My daughter graduated as an honor student. Some of the teachers were not fair with her but she obviously did okay dispite it all.

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May 12, 2004
There is poor communication between staff & teachers. The education program is inadequate. The special education program consisted of a 'homework club' and was a waste of an elective that my child could have taken. There are too many bullies at the school who get away with torturing others. The school does poor follow up when there are problems that need addressing. My child is struggling with one of his classes and my notification is a progress report with a poor grade. No communication from the teacher, not even any comments on the progress report.

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2003
My child has attended Montgomery for the past three years and I have been very satisfied with the parent/teacher involvement and the students curriculum. The Principal is outstanding. We had a problem with one of the 6th grade math teachers and the administrative staff listened to the parents concerns and took quick and decisive action -- it was fantastic. The only downside to the Montgomery experience is the front desk staff and their lack of knowledge of the extra-curricular activities. Great school.

- submitted by a parent

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Montgomery Middle School
1570 Melody Lane, El Cajon, CA  92019
(619) 588-3107
Last modified Montgomery Middle 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.
Montgomery Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top