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1239 West Mesa Avenue
Fresno, CA 93711

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(559) 451-4570
(559) 431-0771
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June 10, 2014
We were concerned about the quality of the teaching, but our daughter enrolled in the Laptop program and we are very pleased in all. Some things never change in schools. There are teachers who should have retired long ago and suffer burn out. Leadership, while good, seems to focus on keeping the problem kids in line, while the talented students are good at what they do, because of who they are and would have been good students anywhere. Parent involvement is none existent. This is the first school I known of that has a PTA organization, but they do absolutely nothing, let alone return inquiring emails. If you need get your child after school, you will need to designate a pick up spot away from the school entrance. Traffic is so bad and grid locked after school with people double parking and attempting 3 point turns in the middle of the street... it is flat out a traffic mess. What is worse...there is rarely an administrator or school employee out front encouraging the orderly progress of traffic. Unfortunately it seems to be a general reflection of the demographics.

- submitted by a parent

January 26, 2014
Tenaya Middle School is a great place to go to school. At first I wasn't too sure about it but it turned out to be a great school. They have great teachers like Mr. Bruce, Mrs. Owensby, and Mr. Losey. The laptop program there is awesome and so are the teachers. They are there to help us students and get good grades. It's in a great neighborhood. The counselors are also nice and caring. I suggest that you let your child go there, they will be happy just like I am. :)

- submitted by a community member

January 26, 2013
this is absolutely the WORST school you could ever send your child to. there are fights everyday, drugs, weapons, gangs, EVERY BAD THING YOU CAN IMAGINE. the teachers do not care about students. put so much stress on them, i currently go here and its HORRIBLE i have to watch my back just to make sure no ones gonna jump me AGAIN. Every girl in the school is trying to fight me at the same time. DO NOT SEND YOUR CHILDREN HERE.

- submitted by a community member

July 03, 2012
What a horrible school truley. My daughter had a rough time there because of lazy teachers, disrespectful classmates, and a staff that is absolutely insensitive and careless. There is no culture there whats so ever. I hope the principal gets a wake up call soon.

- submitted by a parent

February 17, 2012
Absolutely one of the worst schools my child has ever gone to, I will be trying my best to get my son out of there as soon as possible. The teachers are the laziest bunch of non-caring people it has been my misfortune to be acquainted with. Of course there are a couple of exceptions with the teachers, but the good teachers are the exception, not the norm. If your child is not an A student going into this school, they sure won t be coming out of it. They are more worried about dress codes and nit picking rules than they are about education. Don t expect any help from the current principal, she will not return phone calls or emails.

- submitted by a parent

August 31, 2011
This is a terrible school!!! if your child needs a little extra help the teachers and staff don't have the time. If your child struggles they will let that child drown instead of giving the extra help they need. I have been told by some teachers that their class is too big to give the extra help he needs. If your student is failing they pass the student right along to the next grade to get their funding for that child. They do not care if they learned anything.

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October 11, 2010
Tenaya Middle School is where I've been the librarian for five years. The students make all the difference at the school. They are some of the most polite, empathetic people I know! We have a mix of cultures and socio-economic ranges that allows for students to develop awareness of the similarities and differences that make this country so incredibly wonderful and unusual! For these and many other reasons, I love Tenaya.

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May 06, 2010
This School is a failure to the children who are enrolled. Teachers working together to demean those who are stuggling, and they have no clue of the effects these actions are and will be with them through out their lifes. They all need a life preserver, but like the Titantic only the chosen few will survive.

- submitted by a parent

March 10, 2010
Horrible Principal, lazy teachers, non-existent communication!!! No permanent full-time counselors on site. Would have given this school a zero if were allowed. Worst school to send your child if they are not academically gifted because teachers & Principal are too busy making excuses rather than helping your child. Dissatisfied parent!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 23, 2009
Tenaya has teacher's who have their doors open during lunch time for those who need help. My daughter was in need of help last year and Mrs. Owensby was there for her. I find the new Powerschool a great help for both the parent and student. This keep's parent's in touch with the teacher and inform's them of what assignment's the students have/have not turn in along with a e-mail address to each teacher so that we can work together. I now realize that parent's must be involved in middle school to help their child success.

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August 22, 2009
i have never seen a school that have teachers not geting invoved with there students

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June 09, 2009
This school is very inconsistent in adhering to the Fresno Unified School districts rules. They do not foster academic excellence. Instead, if your child is inherently a good, well-organized student-they will do well, but there is not any additional help or support for the student that needs a little encouragement. That student will be allowed to flounder and ultimately drown (it is supposed to prepare them for the high school environment). I find the administration inaccessible and inattentive to what is going on around them. I have been truly disappointed by what I have seen at Tenaya this year. If this is a taste of what Bullard is going to be like, we are in for a rough 4 years. Homeschooling has never looked so good!!!!!

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no rating
January 06, 2009
great teaching...my son is excelling. dress code and other rules are inconsistent and that's annoying. they say it's to get the kids ready for Bullard HS but i drive by that school and the kids are wearing the exact items Tenaya doesnt allow (to get hte kids ready for Bullard.) LAME>

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December 30, 2007
Way too much homework! And no student activities.

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December 22, 2006
Tenaya Middle School is a Great school....I Have many memories there and I'm happy to go there I'm very thankful the Staff is Great and the Students are Wonderful I Love Tenaya Middle School and I don't want to Leave But I will soon Have to Signed, Jaymee Jessica Brodie

- submitted by a student

June 02, 2006
This school is a very harshly disciplined school, teachers do what they will to help students, and as I must say students are not thrilled with this school, I think it is an excellent way to help students learn.

- submitted by a parent

December 30, 2005
Teachers are very involved. There are very strict standards, and the principal is easily accesible. I feel comfortable with my child attending this school.

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December 10, 2004
Tenaya Middle School is a very good school. They excel in academics and athletics. The school has a very good Principal, and teachers. They have a very good core of teachers and the students are very respectable and kind. My child was new and the students were very kind and helpful. If your looking for a school Tenaya is mosn probaly the best scool in the district. Josiah Tharps

- submitted by a student
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Tenaya Middle School
1239 West Mesa Avenue, Fresno, CA  93711
(559) 451-4570
Last modified Tenaya Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Tenaya Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 28 reviews. Top