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9329 Soaring Oaks Drive
Elk Grove, CA 95758

(916) 683-1302
(916) 684-6142
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November 19, 2014
Too many fights and too many teachers who don't care. Principal doesn't care about the students. My daughter did not like 7th grade there. We found a different school and she is much happier!

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2014
As a graduating eight grade student of Harriet Eddy Middle School, I would not recommend this school to anyone. There is a HUGE fighting issue, for example this year there was a stabbing involving scissors. There are a few teachers who are genuinely concerned about kids and their grades. However, it is very hard to attempt to actually learn anything in this school, because their is at least one kid in each classroom that doesn't care, and interrupts the class for attention and the students around that student(s) give the student the attention which leads to the same thing happening over and over. Not to mention, I was robbed of my education. For my eight grade year elective, I chose Spanish, hoping I could take it this year and take Spanish 2 my freshman year. We had a great Spanish teacher but the students didn't treat her well because she didn't let them cheat or lie so she resigned. We then were provided a Substitute that didn't speak Spanish for the rest of the school year. The administration at Harriet Eddy try to cover up the multiple fights to keep the school's rating up. I would say there is at least one fight every two weeks. I would rate Harriet Eddy a 2 out of 5 stars.

- submitted by a community member
April 21, 2014
My child went to this school and had a really good experience. There is no other school where the students look out for each other. All students hang out together regardless of their ethnicity or religious affiliation. They are kind to the special ed students and they have awesome teachers that CARE. Eddy has a top notch community service program, math tutoring, and Band!!! Not to mention it is the feeder school into the ONLY IB High School In EGUSD (this means they can graduate with 1 full year of college). Eddy is looking into the PRE IB program and I can't wait. Eddy has notch education!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 11, 2014
Im a student that goes to Harriet Eddy & I would like to say I really enjoyed being here. In the past this school wasnt really as good as it is now. Everyone tries to stand up for one an other , we help donate Jeans for teens. We fun raise for kids with cancer . we would like to do what ever we can to help on another. The main reason why I go to school everyday is because of band. We have a great band teacher . And a super good staff . Harriet eddy helps you get ready for High school & it also helps you start to think about college, in our keeping track classes. Overall I love this school . Im not ready to leave it just yet !

- submitted by a community member
March 02, 2014
I substitute teach at this school, the kids use foul language a lot, and the administration is vey unappreciative of any mentoring at the school, just fill the slots with people at very challenging school, so the principal can get promoted!

- submitted by a teacher
January 21, 2014
love this school best school ever thought it was going to be scary in the beginning but everyone there is pretty helpful

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2013
Harriet Eddy is a great school with a dedicated staff who is willing to do what it takes to help kids. The new peer tutoring is a great idea and works well.

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2013
I would give this school a total of five stars for the superior leadership present alone. This school is lead by a principal dedicated to making the school great and he is well on his way. The goal orientated leadership present is trickling down to the teachers and the students. This school has made a complete turnaround and it just keeps getting better.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2013
The administrators are excellent, very supportive of the staff, concerned about the kids, and encourage parental involvement. The math team took first place in the district last year and the community service was impressive. This school is back to being the National Blue Ribbon it was when it first opened.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2013
This is not a good school, because ~Teachers overburdened ~Students VERY rude ~School is in a bad location ~Doesn't handle problems with bullying really well ~There is waaaay too much bullying ~I can barely learn anything

- submitted by a community member
July 08, 2011
I was very worried about my son going to this school, but it turned out to be one of the best things that has happened to him. The honors classes were great, and the new principal was at every event, even the high school meetings for incoming freshman. And the band teacher is just one of those people who were born to teach!

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2011
i Was an seven Grader At This School And It's An Excellent School To Go to academically

- submitted by a community member
June 16, 2011
I am a student at Harriet Eddy, and I want to set the record straight. The school brought in a brand new principal and basically restructured the whole school. The new principal has a GREAT sense of humor, yet at the same time, he gets business done. He took this school from the depths of the EGUSD to turn it into a great school. I mean, there are the drug problems and fights, but that's middle school these days. It's everywhere. To me, it seems like everyone minds their own business and the students and teachers are really helpful and supportive. This is a great school due to the faculty, administration, and students. I would enroll your students at Eddy because all the major gangs are at a lot of different middle school in Elk Grove. Overall, this is my favorite school ever.

- submitted by a community member
no rating March 23, 2010
I have been trying to work with this school and teachers for two years and it just has not been a good experience

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 28, 2009
The teachers at my sons school are great! They are wonderful with communication on my son's progress throughout the year. Much appreciated:)

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2009
To parents: Get your kid in as many Honors classes as possible. Those teachers are amazing, they taught me everything that I needed to know. It's the non-honors that's horrible: rowdy kids, discouraged teachers, etc. To the parent that thought that there were two policemen at school everyday: You're wrong, that's only for the dances :) Don't worry; as long as your kid doesn't act like a smart-alec know-it-all or a racist (trust me), s/he won't get beat up :) Great school, great teachers, bad admin. :P

- submitted by a student
February 28, 2009
this school is so not well put tugether and they need to fix that now, before they get put out of business

- submitted by a student
October 23, 2008
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August 24, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 17, 2008
This school has so many problems. There are major issues with race with the students and it even seems like with the staff as well. The kids overall are way out of control. So disrespectful and disruptive and the administrators do little to take care of these issues. There seems to be a real lack of structure and rules. The kids get away with too much. My child left elementary school happy with excellent grades to stressed out with lower grades. My child has been bullied and little has been done about it. Some of the teachers are good but they seem to be stuck in a bad system as they do not seem to get much support from their administrators. I willing be enrolling my child elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2008
My sons struggles, but I have had a good experience with the counseling staff and teachers in addressing the problem. They called a meeting for me and have been very helpful. Parents have to be proactive too. There are certain 'students' that are quiet disruptive andt here are a lot of fights on campus. My son says he feels safe, but that there are students that disrupt the classes and he finds that discouraging. They need to get tougher with the troublemaker and thrown them out, making their parents more accountable. It's not fair to the kids that want to learn.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2008
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January 21, 2008
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- submitted by a student
November 09, 2007
In my experience, there are two HEMS experiences: one for honor students who flourish in the necessary academic support, and the rest of the student body who has a 'survival of the fittest' academic environment. My daughter attended HEMS last year and went from a 3.85 student who loved school to a kid who hated school and lost interest in academics. Not only was she bullied by her peers, and repeatedly threatened, but when the issues were raised with the administration little to nothing significant was done to curb the trend. Repeatedly I was promised that bullies would be held accountable, yet nothing was done. Worse yet, was when she needed academic support (non-honors) there was little to none available. She begged me to go to school in the district her grandparents live to avoid HEMS since there wasn't an alternative.

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2007
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- submitted by a administrator
no rating June 27, 2007
This school is a good school

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2007
I have had the most worst experience dealing with the teachers and staff at Hariett Eddy. The teachers seem to not have enough time for the student who need more attention in class. This school does not care for the student who need more attention...

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2007
I happen to feel that my son's needs are not adequately addressed and I feel that the teachers label and group kids. My concerns regarding a certain teacher have not been addressed and there really doesn't seem anyone to go to when a child is having difficulties beyond his control. The teachers are focused on the 'learning environment,' only, and not interested in the individual child whatsoever. It is all based on attendance and test scores, because that is what brings in the money. Our child are nothing but numbers and dollar signs, and if she or he poses a problem, detention, OCS, work-study, or Thursday night school.

- submitted by a parent
February 26, 2007
Two sons -- one attended HEMS four years ago, the other currently a 7th Grader. I am vastly more impressed with the administration now than four years ago. Administration and staff are accessible and creative. In my experience, teachers are capable and interested. My son takes a mix of honors and non-honors classes, so his experience is not limited. The proof is in the scorecard -- test scores up, disciplinary actions down. Biggest challenge facing school, in my view, are the urban legends spread by some parents. In my son's experience, fights are non-existent, and discipline problems are handled promptly. Considering what is happening with kids when they are in middle school, this school is a model.

- submitted by a parent
December 14, 2006
I give a mixed review of this school. While my own child has had a positive academic experience here in 'honor' classes, it seems as if his friends in non-accelerated classes have varying experiences of difficulty. Control of the classrooms appears mixed, due to social factors that may be beyond the teacher's control. Overall, the teachers' depth of knowledge in their subject matters is impressive, and we have seen what I consider to be an above average interest in the well-being of the students, but teachers do not always seem well supported by their administration.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2006
My step son has had nothing but trouble with school work. The staff does not call back the parents. The school is not worried about students grades just the attendance.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2006
This is an exceptional school. My daughter will be graduating from HEMS in 06/06 & attending Laguna Crk High & I have to say that HEMS is one of the best schools out there. The staff is always available to talk to parents & Mr. Lambert is accessible to the parents as well as the students many of whom I have witnessed him calling by first names. Ninety-nine % of the teachers are great (or @ least the ones my daughter had). They are willing to go the extra mile, encourage independent expression & appear to understand that not all children learn at the same level. I have been extremely happy with HEMs . They are not only academically focused but they have many extra activities for the students to participate in & encourages social stimulation so that the students are well on their way to being prepared for college.

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August 17, 2005
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August 15, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2004
My Daughter has gone from Honor roll to struggling student here. Some teachers seem overburdened and cannot control the learning environment. Constant reports of fighting, violence, trouble and classroom disruption (from my daughter). I'm told there are 2 police officers on campus every day. The school's view on problems seems to be 'Stay away and don't talk to each other while we pretend the problem did not occur.' In my opinion this school is overcrowded, troublesome and one to avoid.

- submitted by a parent
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Harriet G. Eddy Middle School
9329 Soaring Oaks Drive, Elk Grove, CA  95758
(916) 683-1302
Last modified Harriet G. Eddy 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.
Harriet G. Eddy Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top