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6-8
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Granada Hills, CA
Students enrolled: 1,142
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17340 San Jose Street
Granada Hills, CA 91344

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(818) 832-3870
(818) 368-7333
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October 06, 2014
Jose Castelo is no longer the principal of this school - the current principal is Sandra Cruz.. She's great and the school is excelling under her leadership. Good principles are hard to find, so I suggest strongly considering that when deciding in what school to enroll your children.

- submitted by a teacher
July 31, 2014
This school has been a great experience for me, not only they provide great education but they also provide a great experience that one can never forget. I miss patrick henry so much and I BARELY GRADUATED.

- submitted by a community member
October 01, 2013
Patrick Henry Middle school has a great Magnet Program. The teachers and Magnet coordinator are amazing. Our son is in the Honors program. He is challenged academically but not overwhelmed with homework. The school provides a safe environment, peer counseling and tutoring during school as well as after school. We love the school.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2013
A nice small school with caring teachers. My son is a student in the magnet which has a challenging curriculum, with Honors classes in all core subjects. They have great computer classes and their Instruction & Enrichment class is a wonderful program to help all kids succeed, and still allow for the bright kids to have their needs met as well. It is a safe school and my son enjoys being a student at Patrick Henry.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
Love the great attitude present on campus! Parent participation was requested last spring and continues now with new dress code and spirit shirts sending the message that SUCCESS STARTS HERE!!! Join us for an information night on October 17th at 6pm in Independence Hall. The Math, Science, Technology magnet is fantastic. Let your child be one of the lucky kids who can join a program with a 896 API, great computer lab, engaging teachers and families who support the school. ***** A new survey released by the National Association of Colleges and Employers says STEM majors -- that s science, technology, engineering and mathematics -- earn the highest starting salaries when compared to their peers in the liberal arts and business majors.**** Start your child's academic success at Patrick Henry's Magnet. Tours Oct 8,10, 15, 22, 24, 29 and Nov 6th at 8:30 am to 9:30 am. Our family could NOT be happier that we discovered the great teachers and program here in little old Granada Hills neighborhood school.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2013
Patrick Henry Math, Science, Technology Magnet. The best group of teachers I have ever worked with. High Expectations of students, motivating, challenging and nurturing. Most of all they are committed to the success of every student in their class. They work as a team, sharing ideas and problem solving with each other. A great group to work with, and fantastic program for children who like to be challanged.

- submitted by a teacher
September 20, 2013
This is my daughter's first year at PHMS she loves it. Magnet program is wonderful. Teachers are great. The principal walks around and interacts with the students during nutrition and lunch. Made a wiae choice by sending my daughter to that school.

- submitted by a parent
September 20, 2013
My husband and I feel very fortunate to have found Patrick Henry Magnet. The academic program is amazing and challenges our daughter. The magnet program provides hands-on science labs, engaging projects and an incredible technology program. The teachers really prepare students, with the necessary skills, to be successful in high school and beyond. The teachers do an outstanding job at keeping parents informed about their child's academic progress through Edline. Great program!

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2013
Wonderful middle school in the north San Fernando Valley. Many other parents looking at Nobel, but I found them to be very crowded and was concerned about him just being a number there. I have found my son get more individualized attention at Henry than he would have at Nobel. They have several programs to make the campus safe and as a parent that is always a concern. Academically, my son is doing well and loves his teachers. API for the school is over 800 and half the size of Nobel. I am very very pleased. I find the staff to be very caring and compassionate. So glad I made this choice.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2013
I'm glad to have my son attended Patrick Henry MS. They have awesome teachers there. Great academic programs. It's a nice and clean campus.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2013
This is a great school with fantastic teachers. My son was new to the school (he came in as a 7th grader) but he was welcomed the very first day. He has grown so much academically and was challenegd with creative projects. We are glad this year is going as well as last year :)

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2013
Great school, best magnet program the teachers actually care about you and motivate you .

- submitted by a community member
August 20, 2013
Patrick Henry Middle School is a small campus in Granada Hills where students learn and excel in an enriching environment. While often overlooked for nearby middle school campuses, Patrick Henry stays focused on ensuring each child receives a top quality education, develops skills to carry them through high school graduation and then college, and learns how to be a good citizen of a school, community, and the world at large.The staff and faculty make me feel welcome on campus, ensure my child receives all the support needed to succeed and puts students' safety and well-being first. I am proud that my child attend Patrick Henry Middle School.

- submitted by a parent
November 13, 2012
Great school. Keeps me motivated and the teachers really care about students. They have a lot of extra classes like learning the ukelele, drawing, ect.. The only down side is that there is a little of bullying. There is a lot of 'cool kids' and such. A lot of cussing. Without bullying this school would be 5 stars! I Recomend this school though.

- submitted by a community member
July 29, 2012
Awesome school with excellent magnet program. Principal,coordinator and teachers are a really great working team. My son graduated on 2010 and he was so prepared for high school advance program. I really thank PHMS and I can't wait for my other son to start his beautiful challenge there in 2013!! And don't forget a great parent looks for a great challenging school.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2011
The one posted on Oct. 1, 2010 was a dare! :) Its an awesome school, fantastic principal, great overall! :)

- submitted by a community member
August 31, 2011
rarely see the principal (do they have one) luckily he recently reitired hopefully the incoming principal is more hands on! check you tube and you'll see some videos that are uploaded there like, fights and restoom taken videos do not tell me that the school staff including school police have'nt seen it, they can see the culprits right there on the video and take appropriate actions against those students. google or you tube search patrick henry m.s.

- submitted by a parent
October 13, 2010
as long as your an involved parent this school is great. Whenever I needed to talk to someone weather a teacher or prinicple, I never had a problem. Everyone is very helpful. I have had two children graduate within the last few years and can't say enough about this school

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 28, 2010
The school isn't great but it isn't bad either. It's pretty average, its a cool place. One thing I must say though is that it's Math/Science/ Technology program is outstanding! One of the best in LAUSD. In this school you will find the best state of the art technology/computers with a great teacher. The only letdown is it's lame english/history classes. Almost no funding is put in to those classes. It has the highest fitness test scores than ANY other school in LAUSD. It's a pretty good choice of a school to send your child. Oh by the way, if you're someone who's isnsipid and really cares aout the 'looks' of a school, patrick henry is not the school to go to. It's pretty ugly haha.

- submitted by a student
April 20, 2010
I think that beingn a student that this skool is great!

- submitted by a student
April 05, 2010
not healthey food for luch. not that aware about bullying. teatchers are to harsh and not fair with students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 28, 2010
To Whom it may concern regarding the Patrick Henery Middle School soccer games on the weekends (Saturdays & Sundays) Myself,And several other residents have personally attempted to contact Principal Bennet by telephone And Principal Bennet had hung up on me on several occassions. The instances where Principal Bennet did not hang up the telephone in mid conversation,Principal Bennet was extremely condescending and dismissive. The soccer playing itself has a very high decibel lever between the screaming,And profanity. It starts early in the morning both Satuday & Sunday. Combined with the unsavory element that the soccer playing attracts on the street side of the fence that directly,& specifically effects the residents of the area. The activities that take place are : The illegal consumption of alchoholic beverges,Littering,Loitering,Urination,Profanity,illegal drug use / consumption,Speeding, loud offensive stereo car equptment. After having spoken to several residents all of whom concur that collectively the abuse has reached intollerable levels.

- submitted by a community member
March 19, 2010
i think patrick henry is a great middle school and that many more student that live in the area should go there

- submitted by a student
March 17, 2010
best middle school i have ever gone to im honored and proud to say that Patrick Henry middle school was were i attend it.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 10, 2010
Patrick Henry Middle School[PHMS] Is a Great School. I'm Actually a Student There. In My Opinion Its a Good School There. It's really Great School. Yeah There's Gonna Be Some Up And Downs BUt Its Really GUud The Kids There are Really Nice Of COurse There WIll Be SOme Mean Kids BUt Overall ALll Of'Em Are Cool.&&'dNice(: Mostly All The Teachers There Are Nice,Strict,Funny,&&;dKol If Your Lookinqq For a School PAtricks Henry The One(:

- submitted by a student
no rating March 10, 2010
Wow! Patrick Henry is a great middle school.The classes are very intelligent. The staff are caring, they want to help your child to succeed.

- submitted by a student
March 05, 2010
As a concerned parent I am extremely upset and disgusted that PHMS has instructors that continually bully, discriminate, and isolate students with learning difficulties and administration is well aware but do nothing to get rid of these terrible instructors. The principal tends to challenge and put parents down when concerns are brought to her attention.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 11, 2010
As a parents, I am very dissapointed in this school. This is my child's first year in middle school and I really expected that she would get a lot more out of it. It is virtually impossible to get a response from phone calls to either teachers, counselors or the principal. If you are a parent who is involved in your child''s eduction I suggest you look elsewhere for a school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 09, 2010
This school to me and my daughter loves it. She says that this has been a great learning expirence for her and that she will carry everything that she has learned with her forever.

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2009
I am a current student at PHMS the campus is beutiful. The teaching is great overall. Yet some teachers arent up tp par. Few have time for students who do not understand the subject. Kids may have a hard time adjusting. Teachers are strict. Do not send your kid to PHMS if they are struggling with Math. Since the program is at an excelled level in which only children advanced in Math would be able to excel in.

- submitted by a student
October 12, 2009
This is a wonderful school. I love the staff and students, I am very glad my son goes here

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
Patrick Henry was the best experience for my son as well as for us, his parents, during his 12 years in public education. He was successful, included, and happy while attending Patrick Henry. Patrick Henry was small enough to be a community school reaching out to the parents as well as the surrounding business community for inclusion in their progress. Patrick Henry has become a technology magnet school with computer centers for tutoring as well as many computer classrooms. They have a fitness center available to the kids as well as their parents. They were awarded a $25,000 grant from the Ann & Kirk Douglas foundation and built a ropes course that is used by not only the students from Patrick Henry, but neighboring schools as well. They were awarded a Cisco Systems Grant over ten years ago that made them a model for technology in education. But, with all the awards and progress, the primary reason for their nomination is because of their commitment to each child's success and that certainly was true for our son who was included and accepted despite his learning disabled label. He thrived and we were thrilled!

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2009
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September 08, 2009
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August 26, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2009
Fabulous staff led by an outstanding Principal

- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2009
This school has helped very much the staff is great and they pay attention if you need the extra help!!

- submitted by a student
no rating June 18, 2009
I lovce this school so much i just graduated and im not ready to sya bye to all my friends all the teachers there are great and are willing tohelp you all the way i am so happy i attended patrick henry i will never forget this school.

- submitted by a student
May 15, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2009
I was class of '06 for phms and it was such a wonderful experience I had the best times there and I will never forget it A really great school =]

- submitted by a student
April 22, 2009
I am a student there and it is just amazing there. I think PHMS is a great place to go to middle school!

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March 09, 2009
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March 04, 2009
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March 04, 2009
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- submitted by a student
March 04, 2009
theres lots of great schools. & patrick has an excellent magnet program. i truly recommend it! serioulsy ive been a PHMS student since 6th grade and the teachers are the best. all the teachers and specially the magnet coordinator truly wants kids to succeed. not to mention the excellent groups/clubs you can attend.(like peer counseling, HEART, yearbook, leadership, ND LOTS MORE)

- submitted by a student
February 15, 2009
This school is the best ever all in coming 6th graders should apply here i love and ive been attending since i was in 6th grade. the disipline is great they really want you to excel thats why they are so hard. PHMS rocks!

- submitted by a student
February 07, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 05, 2008
I teach at Henry can attest to a solid faculty. The small student population keeps discipline issues to a minimum. However, the current leadership can do more to ensure the school is focused on academics by refusing to allow students to bring skateboards to school. Additionally, the Korean school that 'rents out' the campus for Saturday school, routinuely allows students to trash the classrooms.

- submitted by a teacher
May 05, 2008
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March 23, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2007
All those negative comments were before a newe principal, with solid credentials took over and improved staff morale, student achievement and cleaned up the campus. There is a very positive attitude there and the school is well run, clean and the students have 'Character Counts' as their guide to student behavior.

- submitted by a former student
March 06, 2007
PHMS was a great school their was some negatives though. The 8th grade event coordinator and my 7th & 8th grade english teacher was great she always helped me a lot and it was a lot of fun in her class. The school was good except for a few negative events.

- submitted by a former student
January 31, 2006
All three of my children have attended the magnet at this middle school. Generally we have been happy with the academic programs. We wish there were more field trips. The new principal (since 2004) has a done great job of cleaning up the campus and raising the level of expectations of the children. Wonderful skatepark after school.

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2006
PHMS was a great school and it really helped me excel in all subjects. It was great.

- submitted by a student
November 16, 2005
Not proactive in any way. Very disappointed with the ability to cause a child to succeed. Trying to get help was a battle.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2005
Not that great of a school that discrimnates students based on appearance and social contexts. They undermind a child's development by limiting the different types of literacies that they expose the students to. The standard form of education is strictly enforced and the faculty and administrators are cold and ignorant about a child's progress. It does not provide and zone of proximal development for the student to become enriched in, it does not support bilingual education and therefore stratifies learning based on the traditional norms. Alot of the teachers are so strictly bound by the district policies that actual teaching is second to achieveing high test scores.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2005
Strong Magnet program. Strong Physical education program. Quiet, safe campus.

- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2005
Academics are fine, extracurricular programs above average parent involvement outstanding.

- submitted by a parent
June 08, 2004
I have two boys that go to this school who will be graduating this June 2004. This school is very disorganized and most of the teachers are disorganized. There seems to be no dress code enforced and the foul language and disrespect that is used towards the teachers by the students is diplorable. I fault the principal. There are no clear guidelines for students or teachers to follow. The students seem to be in more control. Children need to learn at a young age that there are certain rules that need to be followed and that there are repurcutions for their actions when they break the rules. It prepares them for real life and teaches them personal responsibility. Public school is for the benefit of those who want to learn-a good principal would provide an environment that is conducive to this. PHMS is not.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2004
Last year I graduated from phms. I this it's an aweful school. There was too many students. I was in honors for most of my classes, and i was also on steering comittee in 8th grade. i was getting Ds in most of my classes, but a week before we graduated all my teachers gave me a C, because i had to be at graduation. i had done nothing extra to get these grade. the only good think that i got from that school was friends. phms had student from all races. now i am homeschooled, and patrich henry is the reason for it.

- submitted by a former student
September 24, 2003
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Patrick Henry Middle School
17340 San Jose Street, Granada Hills, CA  91344
(818) 832-3870
Last modified Patrick Henry Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Patrick Henry Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 62 reviews. Top