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6-8
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El Monte, CA
Students enrolled: 897
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3300 Gilman Road
El Monte, CA 91732

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(626) 652-4300
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August 06, 2014
Its a pretty good school. I don't like the "hands off policy", but its OK. I'm a very smart student and the school... it isn't challenging at all... Which is kinda good since that means less work for me :). Miss Tanaka is a nice principal that is actually more leniant than most of the staff. I like that she doesn't stress us so much to be... I don't know... Perfect? I also don't like that we have to wear name tags! Ugh! They say its for "emergencies", like if they don't know our name? Well then they could ask someone and be like, "what's this kids name?" And problem solved! Unless like that kid has no friends and no one knows them... I font like the uniform but I'm pretty sure the staff has no authority over that and it won't change... Whatever... The campus is in well condition. Most of the teachers are nice. Pretty good, pretty good.

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October 01, 2013
Well the school is great. I just don't like that they are enforcing PDA. What's the whole point of having a relationship without hugging or kissing someone?

- submitted by a community member
October 01, 2013
This school is a reflection of the administration, district office, its teachers, and the parents. I am proud to work at this school. Teachers have weekly department meetings to plan and discuss student achievement. We teach the whole child here - P.E., Music/Band, Art, Woodshop, and Video. In addition to the other duties they have, administration is active around campus and connects with and cares about the students. The district office has a well-managed budget which allows our school to have an up-to-date computer lab and computer classes, nice textbooks, and high-quality cafeteria food with a salad bar. We also have a great after-school program. Parents are attending PIQE training this year (as well as last year). There is always room for improvement, but I have seen many good things happening on this campus.

- submitted by a teacher
July 02, 2012
This school was amazing! <33 I love Ms Grebel, best teacher ever. It had its faults; yet there were several different ways to challenge yourself in different fields, there were rewards for the students who gave all of their effort. And Ismael, the one with "bad grammar" is 1 student out of thousands. He tries his best, got good grades and had an amazing voice. This school was the best xx

- submitted by a community member
June 17, 2012
Madrid Middle School has a long way to go... This school does not include the special education population of students in it's year end activities for each class because, and I quote Ms. Tenaka (principle) thay are not part of Madrid's finest. Children in special education are undeserved and denied FAPE as well as their rights under IDEA and Section 504. The last post from an 8th grade student, although from their heart, is an example (grammatical errors) of the poor education at Madrid. We need to be real on what is really going on in ours schools.

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2012
i went to this school all 3 years this school tought me alot i made bad choices in 6 grade then matured in 7 and by the time i was in 8 grade i was in leadership and i was ms syftestad which is our chior teachers favorite student she toaught me how not to get stage fright and toaught me step by step the qualities of being a great singer then for promotion i sang and acually made the some of the board of education, Ms Tanaka our principle, and some parents and students cry. i just want to say madrid middle school was the best school i have ever attended. now im off to el monte high school. where i got into the senior mens chior im the only freshmen and the rest are seniors and jr's. well i think ive said enough so im ganna end here but befor i go i just want to thank the 2 of the most best teachers in the whole wide world Ms.Grebel(mija) and Ms. Syftestad(meje) for teaching me and pushing me to do better and for spoiling me ms grebel if your reading this i just want to say i love you with all my heart and also me and luke need to do our training/and ms Syftestad i just want to say thank you meje for teaching me everything and i love you/ 6/15/2012 class of 2012 ismael rivas

- submitted by a community member
April 24, 2012
I went to school from 2000-2002 I am lookign for the year book if anybody has it or know how I can get it please e-mail me. Am looking for a childhood friend her name is blanca but I can't remember her last name. She is white, chubby, and has frekels if any body can help me with her full name that will be help full.

- submitted by a community member
December 20, 2010
I am a student in my last year at Madrid, so maybe I'm a little biased, but personally, I love Madrid. This school has a really bad reputation, though for what I'm not sure. There will be bad kids, teachers, and situations wherever you go. It's what you make of it that matters. During my years at Madrid, I have gotten involved in as many programs as I could, and I have made sure not to get involved with the wrong groups or kids. As a result, I have made wonderful friends, have had amazing teachers who really care about me and my success, have had fantastic experiences, and will take away many great memories from Madrid. Hopefully this school will lose it's bad reputation really soon, and be seen for what it really is: a great school.

- submitted by a community member
March 05, 2010
i believe that this school should have gotten better computers when it was built and kept changing but either way its a good school!!!!!!!!!!!!

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October 20, 2009
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no rating October 14, 2009
I went to madrid middle school for the whole three years and the school is a great school.

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May 16, 2009
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February 20, 2009
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December 23, 2008
I go here, and I think it's just awesome! There are lots of friendly students, and the teachers are really nice! :]

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October 04, 2008
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September 08, 2008
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September 08, 2008
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September 08, 2008
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June 15, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2008
This school is excellent, my child goes there and he tells me about everything he has learned! I recomend this shool for everybody!

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December 01, 2007
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November 15, 2007
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October 03, 2007
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August 20, 2007
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- submitted by a student
June 26, 2007
Quality of academic progress: Extremely Low expectations from students. The 8th grade promotion requirement is a D+ average. Surprisingly, 1/3 of the class didn't achieve 1.5 GPA. As a matter of fact, selective straight F students of severe behavioral problems were also invited to participate in the ceremony in a cheering crowd with flowers and balloons. Availability of music, art, sport... Teachers have to fight for it. They went all the way to the superintendent since the principal rejected the after school sports program; consistently not supporting it. Level of parents and administrators involvement: minimal Sadly enough, the administrators are still very proud of the students' achievement and progress.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2007
I worked under a dedicated and hard working bunch of teachers and I learned a great deal from these professionals. From my stand point, as a student myself (not an alumni of Madrid), as an observer and as a learner, teachers there have always pushed students. They have always discussed their students' high potential if they applied themselves, but at the same time many teachers wished parents were actually involved in their child's education. There is a lack of leadership at the school and it impacts the overall safety and discipline required to keep students focused and on track.

- submitted by a former student
April 21, 2007
The school is run by two incompentent and unprofessional people for years. The kids are suffering; the teachers are suffering. Please get rid of the bad administrators to save the school.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2007
I can tell you from personal experience. Teachers are not supported or backup by the administrators. More parents should voice out their concerns about things that happened in this school. Simply because students deserve to receive proper education and guidance. Unfortunately, many parents in this school are new immigrants and they rarely speak English.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2007
The school has very low student performance (refer to API score). Perhaps they have limited resources. The school can improve only if the staff is willing to work hard. It is not happening.

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2007
The school doesn't have any sort of good communication among staff and the administrators. With better unity and trust among them, the school could do better. Luckly my kids graduated and now they are in High school where there are some good counselors available.

- submitted by a parent
April 02, 2007
It is such a lovely school with caring teachers and hardworking students. The administrative staff work very hard to improve student's grade. Most of the students graduate from university later on in their life. A bad score such as this doesn't reflect the reality of Madrid.

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March 28, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2007
Lovely campus with pretty good facilities. Madrid has many fabulous teachers especially PE teachers. They are the best! The school needs a leader who can supports the staff. For the past several years, there has been no presence of a leader.

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2007
The test scores hit rock bottom for the past 4 consecutive years. So far, no progress has been made. The state should take control of the school. The students of the school are suffering so badly. There are some afterschool interventions provided by the school.

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March 25, 2007
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September 14, 2005
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May 27, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
April 26, 2004
Although administration says they are committed to improving the standards and accreditation of the school, it is moving at a snail's pace. We have asked the teachers to challenge our child, but the majority of the teacher's have been unresponsive. The math department is the only group of teachers that take the time to effect change. Luckily our child will be admitted to a private Catholic high school in the fall. The outside tutoring has helped us succeed in getting the most for our child's education and of course, constant invervention.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2003
i attended madrid middle school for three years. I have an overall feel that this school is amazing even though some of the things that happened could be fixed. I think that instead of spending money on renting cheerleaders and a big bulldog walkway for out renaissance rally, the money could've gone to help buy school books

- submitted by a community member
September 04, 2003
The teachers are excellent, many students had been inspired by them over the years. Teachers take their curriculum seriously, and many students claim that it has paid off in high school allowing them to well prepared.

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Alfred S. Madrid Middle School
3300 Gilman Road, El Monte, CA  91732
(626) 652-4300
Last modified Alfred S. Madrid Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Alfred S. Madrid Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top