Students enrolled 767
School leader Mathew Barnett

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1100 West Olive Avenue
Fullerton, CA 92833

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4 stars
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November 25, 2013
I go to Nicolas Junior High and i think it is a wonderful school it has really helped me grow and I really do recommend this school. The teachers are wonderful and the staff is very nice and helpful. I really do love Nicolas Junior High.

- submitted by a community member
August 29, 2012
I don't know why there are so many negative reviews about Nicolas. Nicolas Jr High School is a great school. The current Principal is Great! He is very friendly to students and staff. The Assistant Principal is also very friendly student are very comfortable with him and are able to tell him things they wouldn't feel comfortable telling other administrators. All the teachers in my opinion are Excellent. Teachers are very kind and caring. Not one teacher is mean or disrespectful to students or staff. Nicolas also has great academic programs like AVID and Nicolas is the only school in Fullerton you can go to have a program that provides a scholarship if a student stays in AVID from Nicolas and takes AVID through High School. There are other Academic Programs like Honor Society, ACE, and their Leadership Class. Nicolas also has a Honors Program called ACE which is a program for "Honors Students" and has higher classes like Math, ELA, Science, and History. They also have great selection of electives like Band, Choir, Dance, Foods, Art, Design, Printmaking, Publications, and ect. . I highly recomend Nicolas Jr. High School. ~A Current Student

- submitted by a community member
January 19, 2012
My daughter has attended 7th and 8th grade at Nicolas Junior High. I am really pleased with the school. It has wonderful programs like avid. Nicolas is the only Jr . High School in the Fullerton District that offers this program Also, my daughter went to the 7th grade Science Camp for girls and had a great experience . Nicolas was the only Jr High that offered the Science Camp at that time . My daughter has had a wonderful experience at Nicolas. I highly recommended this school . Don't listen to other negative comments that other parents say. Come see for yourself. In addition . Nicolas has a great Principal,Vice Principal. Teachers and Staff. They encourage the students to behave well and encourage high academics.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2012
My son has attended Nicolas Junior High School for both 7th and 8th grades. I must be honest, my husband and I sent our son to this school with great caution. However, to our surprise Nicolas turned out to be a wonderful school. Dr. Barnett is very involved with the students and eager to see the students succeed. Our son enjoys going to school at Nicolas. We are very proud to call ourselves Nicolas Knights!

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 23, 2010
I went to nicolas and i really did not like it. I had alot of problems.

- submitted by a student
February 11, 2010
My Child has gone here for 7/8th grades. His test scores have gone up and he is much more confident.We a minor problems with different things from teacher to other student. The problems were quickly addressed and without alot of involvement on part. My son was able to approach the correct stafff members and handle situations mostly on his own. I am very pleased with Dr. Barnetts business approach to the shool and students. I feel he is very accessable to both parents and students and genuinely cares about each and every student in his care. I recomend Nicolas to anyone thats asks my opinion.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 07, 2010
Not happy about the administration and the moral of the staff and students. You would think that a jump in test scores would make Nicolas a better place to be at, but with my third child attending here, I see a big difference in the school. Test scores raise, but at what cost!

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2009
This school is is making amazing strides, against the odds. Very impressive. Excellent administration.

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September 04, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2009
I am a parent of Nicolas Jr. High Student for the 2nd time. I had a few issues from my first child with teachers by them not listening to me, I know my child and they would not even simply ask for homework at the start of every class. My 2nd child is flourishing here. I am really involved with my children so that helps the teachers. You will only be sucessful with your children if you are truly involved with their studies and keeping track of their grades week by week. Why have children if you do not help them become upright outstanding citzens. It starts at home and the teachers are their to help guide them when in school. You teach them guidelines of respect and they in turn will respect their teachers.

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April 07, 2009
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- submitted by a student
March 27, 2009
it is a great school with excellent teachers

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March 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 25, 2009
I am a second year parent at Nicolas Junior High School. I wanted to wait until my student's final year to post a review since it's often hard to judge a school on a one- year performance. My first impression of the school will be my final impression. From day one, I have been met with a friendly, consistent, and professional staff. Dr. Barnett is a third year principal at the school and has made wonderful strides met with progress to improve the students, academics, athletics, and attitude of the school. I have never seen a harder working or more dedicated principal anywhere. Dr. Barnett has implimented many successful programs for students of all academic levels. He works just as hard to improve the success of the higher academic students as well as the lower, stuggling students. He truly, deeply cares for each and every student at the school.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 30, 2009
Dr. Barnett is really different. I think that school is super low and can even reach expectations that the district require but I think Mrs. Quiroz and Mrs Calvo are doing great as teachers my kids love it

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January 25, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
November 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 22, 2008
Great School! Teachers show a real interest in teaching our kids. Extra curricular activities are great also!

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2008
The school is pretty good! I really enjoyed being their! I have been out of the school for 3 years now. I know it has changed a lot. From the dress code to the way it looks around the campus! The new principle i dont know how he is my Mrs. H and Mr. Gordon are great people! Also one of the science teachers Mrs. Ritacco (science) i recommend her for your students!

- submitted by a community member
October 03, 2008
I agree with the last poster. It is time for parents to step in and get more involved. We can't expect the teachers to teach our children morals. It comes from home first and your child should take it to school and respect what the teachers ask of them. If your child does not respect you at home then a teacher is not someone then can demand for your child to pay attention in class and learn what they are suppose to. Parents stop blaming the teachers and lets help the teachers that give 100% to our kids while we are at work. I think Mr. Barnett is Excellent and all the teachers I have come in contact with have been wonderful. I just don't really care for the office staff. I think they are rude and not pleasant.

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September 22, 2008
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September 12, 2008
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August 04, 2008
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June 22, 2008
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February 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2007
I do agree the school needs Ext. improvements,mainly around the lunch areas. My child takes pride in her school work and respects the teachers. We as parents need to stop complaining about the teachers and school attire and actually participate and get involved!Join the PTA where you can have a voice that will be heard. Make sure your kids understand that their test scores and academics are partly their responsibility and that they are privileged to have such a place to go and receive the education they need. Complaints about the classrooms and the principle?The behaviour and opinions of the parents are transformed onto our children. Our children spend more time with the educators then they do with their parents, we should be thanking these teachers. Take time and listen be supportive, soon you will see that a child that really wants to learn will no matter what!

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2007
I'm not sure what that last post is all about, but I am a parent of a happy student at Nicolas. The new principal is very caring and ambitious. I don't think Nicolas is an unsafe school. I can't vouch for the quality of all the books, but my daughter's books that she has brought home look fine.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2007
I attend the school, and I think the school needs a lot of improvement. This school is a joke,the classes don't inform us of the proper information we need to be learning. The princepal needs to get involved much more in the school then he already doesn't. While he's changeing useless things like the dress code, he's not understanding the more important issues like, books, funds, and student safety.

- submitted by a student
May 07, 2007
Nicolas is a school in transition. It is finding it's way up. The 2006-07 school year is bringing up state scores, school pride, student's attitudes. The admin. is working hard to make sure the students are learning in a safe and positive environment. My son is in the band program and loves it. We look forward to a positive 07-08.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2006
My daughter attends Nicolas. The school is overcrowded, under prepared and the worst school in Fullerton! The laptop program is unsuccessful and takes valuable time and funds away from educating our children. The new principal is heavy handed and out of touch with parent-teacher-student issues. This is the age group for nurturing and listening. Mr. Gordon is a great Vice Principal.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2006
The administration and staff work hard to help all the students at Nicolas. Mrs. Hofreiter is to be especially recognized for her caring attitude.

- submitted by a staff
February 12, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2006
I just went there. Oh my god I loved. It the kids got laptops. The pronciple is really nice and do are the teachers. Your kids should go there

- submitted by a student
June 15, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
April 23, 2005
My daughter is getting ready to graduate from the 8th grade. The school has been very helpful in providing her the tools to achieve her 4.0 GPA. The teachers have been there when she needed tham most.

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April 21, 2005
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April 21, 2005
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- submitted by a staff
September 03, 2004
The school is a bit tacky and it looks low quality. The expectancy is quite low for student education. The schedule planned in the regular school basis is very complicated and that it is becoming overcrowded. The view of the school is not very pleasant.

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August 02, 2004
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June 17, 2004
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Nicolas Junior High School
1100 West Olive Avenue, Fullerton, CA  92833
(714) 447-7775
Last modified Nicolas Junior High 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.
Nicolas Junior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top