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Escondido, CA
Students enrolled: 843
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1400 West Ninth Avenue
Escondido, CA 92025

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(760) 432-2439
(760) 432-0728
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August 30, 2014
Del Dios has made an incredible turnaround due to Exemplary leadership displayed by Mrs. Adkins and by the excitement displayed by the teachers to her leadership. The students are respectful to adults. The kids are excited to learn, which makes the whole environment electric. Way to go Del Dios!

- submitted by a parent
June 14, 2014
My son came from a different junior high in Escondido to Del Dios junior high and I have been so impressed with. Del. Dios. The principal Mrs. Adkins is doing a great job she has a lot of great teachers working with her.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2012
The new principal, Mrs. Adkins, is ready to change the life of Del Dios Middle School! But if you have a student who doesn't critical things very well, then go to a different school!

- submitted by a community member
May 09, 2010
Mr. Nuthall is the new principal and he and his staff are impementing exciting changes for Del Dios for the 2010-2011 school year! I am a parent volunteer and will be with them 200%. I would highly recommend this school. Note to parents: if you child is not bringing home progress reports or no homework, please look into coming to their classes and sit or have lunch with them; even if they say they don't want you to; they really want you to. Meet your kid's friends. Check your children's binders or notebooks. If it is filled with pretty markers or notes about ' I love Blah Blah', this is what they do in class.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
This is really not a great school... There is a lot of violence, swearing, and some of the teachers are very uninterested in the childs education. trust me! im a student!

- submitted by a student
April 29, 2010
I am in love with this school. The staff and teachers care very much about the students and try their very best to make it the best learning enviorment. It might not be so challenging as other schools because of the level majority of the students are on, but if you are in gate you will be very prepared for high school. Met the most amazing people there and it has changed me forever:)

- submitted by a student
June 09, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 27, 2009
Del Dios is an interesting school. On one hand, many of the students don't really care much about anything school related. There are are very few students who get straight As, but I think most have a a GPA above a 3.0. On the other hand, the quality of the teachers are fantastic! They really are great people that care for the students. If you really try in class and pay attention, there should be no problems. If you plan to have your child in public school for middle school, then I think Del Dios is the best. Although not all the students who attend are great, if your child isn't involved with any of the 'problem' children, they should be perfectly fine. The teachers really are amazing and thehool should give your child a great experience

- submitted by a student
March 16, 2009
Great school. Adaptive to all students. My son is GATE and is definitely ready for High School because of Del Dios.

- submitted by a parent
February 21, 2009
I go to this school and I think its great for it education and academics that they give to the students. I want every person to check this school. And last year California Test Scores we inceased 28 or more and made our pinciple were a tu-tu at an assemmbly. You might think other school are better because of discipline. We think of discipline only for the right reasons like if your late you pick up trash at lunch time and if you skip it and don't do it by the end of the week you get Friday Night School. I think I made a point. So I hope you check it out.

- submitted by a student
no rating November 04, 2008
Ive had my doubts about Del Dios but have come to realize that the teachers and principal are great. I have two kids there one which was transfered from Rincon Middle and is doing just fine. My youngest struggles a little but is expected because of being in 6th grade. I have faith in the staff at del dios. Parents: get involved with your kids and school. Your kids will love you for it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 17, 2008
Del Dios is an outstanding school. Unfortunately, the community and the press have given it a negative reputation. I only wish that parents of those students who are in the school's boundaries would actually walk into classrooms and check out the school before transferring to one of the two higher income middle schools. I have sent all of my children to Del Dios and have had nothing but positive experiences.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
February 11, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 30, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2007
Great teachers! Principal has a lot to learn about running a school and trusting all staff members to help in making decisions.

- submitted by a teacher
June 12, 2007
I went to Del Dios for 3 years, from sixth grade to eighth grade, and I loved it. it was a great experience and I would do it again if I could. the most of the staff is great and they are always willing to help if you're falling behind or if you just have a problem. I had a 4.0 GPA all through middle school and I believe that because of their excellent staff and teaching abilities I am able to maintain that GPA in high school.

- submitted by a former student
June 08, 2006
My child has went to Del Dios for two years now, and I must say the disappointment never ended. Think twice before allowing your child into Del Dios.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2006
After having our daughter in the shool for about 3 months we were quite happy with the idea that her education was improving, her grades were better and she seemed to fit in well.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2006
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- submitted by a student
November 29, 2005
This is our second year at Del Dios Middle School in Escondido and we are very pleased with the educational experience so far. We entered public school with the knowledge that if it didn't work out we could always choose one of the many private schools in the area. The teachers and academic standards of Del Dios have exceeded our expectations.

- submitted by a parent
June 23, 2005
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April 15, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
June 05, 2004
My son is also white. He has no troubles with any of the students. He is an A/B student and gets along well with others. Even though this school may be a mojority of different races, but isn't that what America is anyway? Why would any parent of todays generations want to cling onto discrimination when it is clearly just being a kid in school. I honestly do not think her race has anything to do with her having trouble with her color. There are plenty of schools to chose. Pick one that will fit your daughters needs. Yes it may cost money, but the state always has help.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
This school has a lot of violent children attending. Unfortunately, there seems to be quite a bit of reverse discrimination. My daughter has come home crying on several occasions because she is being picked on for being white. It breaks my heart that she is scared to go to school.

- submitted by a community member
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Del Dios Middle School
1400 West Ninth Avenue, Escondido, CA  92025
(760) 432-2439
Last modified Del Dios 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.
Del Dios Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top