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6-8
Public
Hemet, CA
Students enrolled: 1,049
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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291 West Chambers Street
Hemet, CA 92543

(951) 925-2899
(951) 925-6297
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September 07, 2014
DVMS is a great school to work at! The admin team is supportive and is working hard at changing the culture of the school. The teachers are dedicated and care about the kids. Diamondback students are a part of our community and they need to be a positive force as they are our future! We are all working hard and continue to grow in all areas- most noteworthy are our Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports/ Watch D.O.G.S./ M.O.M.S.

- submitted by a teacher
August 11, 2014
Mr. Williams showed my kids around campus in May 2014 and I was very THANKFUL. These kids need the extra helping in knowing that the school is a great school due to the negative reviews. SO I am thankful for Mr.Williams so much GREAT PERSON!!! GREAT SCHOOL!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2014
This School is the worst School Ever! NEED TO MAKE THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPLE PRINCIPLE!! & MAYBE HE WILL DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS SCHOOL, AND IT STARTS WITH THE TEACHERS!!!!!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2013
First of all, this is by far the worse school ever. Teachers are horrible with grading, they lose student's homework, and fail them due to teacher irresponsibility. I am one that is adamant about my child's education and my child works hard but due to the lack of education these teachers have is pathetic. Mr. Bragg is probably the best teacher this school has (Math). Mrs. Lopez the worse (Advisory, English, & Social Studies). Do not send your kids to this school. There is so much bullying and theft and they do nothing about it. Front office staff is clueless. I am still waiting to receive a phone call from my child's counselor after having to call & go into the office and still nothing. Hemet USD in general is awful. Can't wait to get the heck out of this town. This school doesn't deserve any stars but didn't have an option to give "0".

- submitted by a parent
May 11, 2011
As a student, I love this school and think it's one of the best school I've gone to. Overall, the campus is pretty clean except the lunch areas and the gum on walls. As for staff and whatnot, the principle, Mrs. Ballinger, In my opinion, is way too strict, especially with eating in the lunch area. Me and my friend always eat on the stairs behind the lunch area, and even if we don't have a mess whatsoever, she'll yell at us to eat at the table when there's absolutely no room on any of the tables to sit, and she'll yell at us to pick up other peoples trash until the bell rings. Now being in second lunch, there is way too many people and I think that really needs to be fixed. As for staff, most of them are generally nice, except for one particular Social Science teacher. But all in all, I find this a great school, and as a seventh grader, I am excited to come back next year for eighth grade (:

- submitted by a community member
July 25, 2010
This school is a great school. Its avid program is excellent my daughter enrolled in that and at the end of the year all of her classes she got an A+ and scored a 4.0 i love this school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 11, 2010
This school is the best ever. I love going here. Mr. Brown and Mr. Snyder ROCK!!!!!!!

- submitted by a student
May 07, 2010
Not very pleased. There seem to be numerous fights weekly. My daughters are always telling me of bullying that seems to be pretty frequent. They have not been involved in either, but they should not have to see it on such a frequent basis. There is also a lack of any kind of sports/extracircular activities. We have friends whose children attend Murrieta and San Jacinto middle schools and they seem to have track meets and other sporting events. So really failing to see what Hemet Unified is doing. We are happy with the overall education they are recieving, but will be looking into moving to a new/private school next year or moving out of Hemet in general. Just has Hemet has changed for the worse, so have to local schools.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 30, 2010
i love this school and everybody here is so nice and helpful and i am in 6th grade and i was worried about going to middle schhol but here at this school it is like i belong here and i enjoy everything about it

- submitted by a student
January 27, 2010
I cant believe how muchI love DVMS. Its a great school, and as a 6th grader, I havent seen one fight, and do not plan to any time soon. The teachers are great and helpful. Mr. Snyder and Mrs. Anady rock!!!

- submitted by a student
January 12, 2010
As a parent of a 6th grader I was worried about the transition between Elementary to Middle School. I have been given every reason to continue to worry. My child comes home everyday telling stories of the fights kids get into, the bullying that goes on and Supervisors just standing by and watching. I know it is difficult to run a Middle School but to hear the stories he comes home with is just not what a child needs to go through everyday at school. How can anyone tell a child that their school is safe and they will be ok. It has gotten to a point that my son has come home lately and told me he wants to go to a Private or Charter School. SAD!!! For his safety that's what I am looking into now.

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December 11, 2009
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October 23, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating July 23, 2009
As a student,I find Ms.Ballinger,our new principal,is not that great of a principal.Especially her rule about giving a student a referral for getting wet on a rainy day.That's just ridiculous.Other than her there are some students that make school a little less comofrtable.But other than that,this school is great.Great teachers that are there to help and a majority of students that make school that much easier.

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May 07, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2009
This is a really great school. Mrs. Ballinger is a great principal, all the kids are great, there's really no downside except for the strictness. But, I'm a student! I'm supposed to hate it!!!

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March 12, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 29, 2009
I am attending Diamond Valley Middle School and it is awesome! the teachers are great and they really care about our education. Safety isn't a problem, the supervisors look out for us, but I really think they could do better on discipline. Some kids don't follow the school dress code such as baggy pants, too short skirts and shirts. I also think the principal could do a little improvment. She's way too strict about the little thing we do such as the trash. All in all, this is a great school ,but there is always room for improvement.

- submitted by a student
December 10, 2008
I love diamond valley, along with all my children. It is a wonderful school.

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December 03, 2008
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June 30, 2008
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February 21, 2008
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December 09, 2007
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December 07, 2007
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August 15, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating July 16, 2007
I think diamond valley is a good school but there is to much junk food.

- submitted by a student
January 31, 2007
I am a parent and had a child go to this school. She did very well there and the staff seemed very nice. Teachers were helpful as well.

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September 11, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2006
Very very helpful staff, very protective of theyre children children seem to be well taken care of an my children love theyre school.

- submitted by a parent
August 20, 2005
I have 2 kids at dvms. One is athletic and one is artisitc. Both excel in their respective areas at dvms. My kids' grades have gone up and both are on the honor roll! one child is in all honors classes and loves them. Both kids really like most of the teachers. The principal is awesome! I know by interactions with her and my kids love her too! And the counselors are great with the kids. New campus (opened 2004-05).

- submitted by a parent
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Diamond Valley Middle School
291 West Chambers Street, Hemet, CA  92543
(951) 925-2899
Last modified Diamond Valley Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Diamond Valley Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top