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Folsom, CA
Students enrolled: 1,219

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500 Blue Ravine Road
Folsom, CA 95630

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(916) 983-4466
(916) 983-3462
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August 21, 2014
My child attends FMS and has since 6th grade. The academic experience in 6th and 7th grade was positive under the direction of Principal Chris Aland. However, Mr. Aland has moved on and FMS has a new principal - John Bliss. Mr. Aland was a very involved principal and sincerely demonstrated his love and devotion towards the children who attended FMS. Thus far, I am not impressed with Principal John Bliss. My child is now in 8th grade and thus far has been exposed to the most terrible academic experience to date. There is NOT ONE teacher who has proven capable of completing their "job". One of the teachers changes documentation and directions on how to complete her projects "daily". Not only that, she demands her students follow her directions to the letter. As a parent, I'm active in my child's education - and I can't even keep up with her amount of written material, not to mention to lack of consistency when it comes to directing and educating her students. I'm glad this is the last year my child will "have" to attend this school.

- submitted by a parent

August 06, 2014
I am going to be an 8th grader in FMS. The school is overall above average, most of the teacher are kind and eager to teach, but I heard that this year some teachers are going to leave, so I was a bit worried because since next year there will be a huge pack of six-graders coming in. the kids are ok.

- submitted by a community member

November 14, 2013
I am a parent of two children. Our children both struggle with mild learning disabilities. The teachers ALL band together like cops if you begin to complain about them and they will mistreat and passive aggressively take it out on the kids. They preach parent involvement, but when you get involved and ask questions like just trying to get details about homework assignments - they will put in on the kids saying that the kids should already know this. The poor principal has to be the one to enforce everything and the teachers do not support him either. The only thing these teachers do is respond to formal complaints. This year they were charging for text books in a Special Education English class and then we found out that they were not allowed to do this per California and Federal laws. Money was refunded. There is no oversite and accountability and it shows in the teachers' attitudes and actions.

- submitted by a parent

May 17, 2013
I have two children who have attended FMS. I find the administration to be unwelcoming and rude which is unfortunate since many times this is the first impression. When you walk into the office there is no one at the counter to greet you and the people that are in the office don't even look up. I have been happy with many of the teachers however when my student began having academic struggles during 8th grade we did not receive support from teachers or counselors. We were told students were expected to struggle and unless they had an F there was no need to worry. As long as your child is an independent worker and does not need anything above and beyond what is provided during classtime they will be fine at Folsom Middle.

- submitted by a parent

November 09, 2012
This school is quite lively, most of the teachers are very kind, and can teach your child well. To balance out the work, and fun, Folsom Middle School often has many rallies, or musical performances to keep your child motivated. There are some rude kids, however there is guard duties to check for bullies, etc.The source of food is varied, however, some meals, after being eaten over and over again, can be very unhealthy. The vice principal, and principal often go around the school at lunch, and passing periods to check for any misbehavior. Overall, this school is above average.. 4 stars.

- submitted by a community member

September 25, 2011
I currently go to FMS. There are some rude people, but this is a much better school than one you would find in Sacramento. Believe me, I'd know. I'm in seventh grade. Sixth grade was fun. The teachers were nice. At first, the PE was horrid, as it differs from an elementary school's PE, but once you get used to it, it becomes a breeze. There are some good teachers, some bad. I'd recommend you go to Mrs. Mohler's science for seventh grade. She's fun and nice and exciting. Ocassionally, you'll get a grumpy teacher, but almost all the teachers are amazing. I agree with the other reviews though. Administration is not good. They don't know much. They tried to be helpful, but they were kind of rude to my mother, and didn't help very much.

- submitted by a community member

August 06, 2010
stinks not the best school i hate it mean teachers i hate it i hate it!

- submitted by a community member
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October 03, 2009
I am very disappointed with this school. The administration is rude and they aren't very welcoming to new students.

- submitted by a parent

August 12, 2009
Poor math teachers and bad administration.

- submitted by a parent

August 08, 2009
i love this school. although we could use a better selection of food. and the teachers need to not be so strict. but overall this is a descent school.

- submitted by a student

September 04, 2008
My child did not have a pleasant experience at FMS. The teachers are un-organized (due to lack of help from district) the administrative is too busy playing politics to respond to inquiries or phone calls, and the 'no Bully Policy' is a JOKE! The only pleasant memory my child has is ONE kind teacher, Mr. Roland!

- submitted by a parent

February 17, 2008
Maybe the curriculum is very easy, but the music program and the P.E curriculum is awesome.

- submitted by a student

May 06, 2006
All three of my children have now completed middle school at Folsom Middle and we have felt fortunate for them to have had that opportunity. Teachers and staff have very high expectations of their students and, for the most part, the entire staff demonstrates a sincere interest in students' success. The music and athletics programs are outstanding and the rigor of the curriculum well prepares kids for high school. We have been pleased.

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2006
My child starting attended FMS in the 6th grade. I'm happy she started in this grade instead of 7th. The school as whole is well organized, and the teachers to seem to care about the kids. Could use more personel to be available in positions such as guidance counselors.

- submitted by a parent

October 31, 2005
The quality of education, care and commitment of the staff is quite commendable.

- submitted by a parent

September 11, 2005
Great school with diverse races. Great teachers who help student indivually.

- submitted by a student

July 18, 2005
My daughter attended during school year 2004-2005. Her core teachers as well as elective teachers did a good job keeping us informed on her progress. It did appear the amount of information the teachers expected the students to absorb was rather extreme but this appears more of a district/statewide problem than one directed at the teachers themselves. One negative was the administration. They were largely detached from the students progress and didn't keep us well informed when problems arose (the teachers were much better at keeping us informed of our student's progress). They also seemed somewhat lax on discipline problems.

- submitted by a parent

November 19, 2004
A better-than-average middle school with new infrastructures. Majority of its students are from upper-middle class families. Folsom is a newly developed and vibrant city located in the foothills of sierra mountains, and has republicans as the majority of its residents. While the school benefits significantly from its close ties with high technology firms such as Intel, it's severely underengaged in parent-school communications. Despite of the lack of enthusiasm in improving its community reputation in this crucial regard, most of its students are motivated coming from upper-middle class to keep the rank as high as its reported publicly.

- submitted by a parent

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Folsom Middle School
500 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, CA  95630
(916) 983-4466
Last modified Folsom Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Folsom Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 26 reviews. Top