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Indio, CA
Students enrolled: 1,294

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79-655 Miles Avenue
Indio, CA 92201

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(760) 200-3700
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April 17, 2014
John Glen is the BEST school we have ever attended in the Desert. We have been to Palm Valley, Marywood, Desert Christian, and JG has the best teachers, the music, arts, and theater programs are fantastic! We are very happy at John Glen.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 14, 2010
This school has an amazing staff that are dedicated to educating all students. They know how to teach the extremely gifted student and students with severe learning gaps. They are a National Schools to Watch, A California Distinguished School, and a National AVID demonstration school.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2010
This school has such dedicated teachers that students can feel the difference between our school and others from the first day they walk on campus. The staff and faculty are like family with one another, all different personalities and backgrounds, but all thoroughly committed to the high standards of International Baccalaureate. No there isn't extra compensation for the extra layers of I.B. work, and the volunteer hours of this staff would blow anyone's mind away. Yes, the test scores are decent, and yes, the school has been recognized as a 'School to Watch' in the state and nationally, a 'Distinguished School', a 'National AVID Demonstration School', but only because of the leadership and respect that exists throughout the facility. Our involved parents love to see the academic society and character building that goes on. The generosity of community service that goes on year round, is seen locally and internationally. The menu of clubs and student activities only function because of the funds raised to support them. Even our landscaping is a community gift of labor, love, and community involvement. The school isn't the magic pill for everyone, as the rigor is tough to maintain. We have problems, but everyone joins in to help find solutions because we want our students to be successful. We want our kids to be life long, curious learners, ready to compete in a technology driven world, and still be well rounded interesting and happy souls.

- submitted by a teacher
September 22, 2009
Fabulous school with dedicated faculty and staff that use technology as a tool to get kids the best support of parents and caregivers

- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 03, 2009
This is a very good shcool. My daughter leans alot and it is in a very good community. I love it!

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 28, 2009
The best in the desert! Staff and adminstration serves with the highest desire for excellence. I have one daughter that graduated from John Glenn and one in the program now. We started at private school and moved. The best thing we have ever done for our daughters. These teachers and staff are at the top of their game bar none! Jonell Magnus

- submitted by a parent
January 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2008
Unbelievable school. I have had one child move through JGMS and another currently enrolled. The education is second to none, and the careing and nurturing environment by the teachers and administration is great. The principal is very level headed and has the best interest of all students at hand. Anyone not happy with JGMS, is missing the boat.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2008
Excellent, this school rocks. It seems lik a lot of classes, but the day flys by!

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating November 08, 2007
I personally hated attending this school! I had to go to John Glenn all threw out the 3 years, and boy did i have more than a share of bad experiences. The school has a very stressful/ hectic aptmosphere that i do not like. It was almost impossible for my parents to ever get a hold of my teachers! And most of the time i was piled on with homework assignments and projects that i didnt even understand! It was like the teachers just threw all this work at you and expected you to understand it with out them even teaching you how to do it! And in my opinion the class sizes where way too crowded. I really dont recommend this school for anyone.

- submitted by a student
September 21, 2007
All of my three kids have gone to John Glenn.My husband and I just absoluty just love how John Glenn teachs the kids. The teachers are amazing and the fact that they have AVID classes makes me just warm up inside... John Glenn is just amazing and I would recommend John Glenn to any student.

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March 20, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 05, 2006
My son is in his second year and we feel that the school is very challenging. Last year the communication between Teacher/Parent was excellent. This year his academy is not as good at informing the parents of the things going on at school. The IB cirriculum requires a foreign language, art/drama/video prod/Int. music. all very intersting but often a lot of extra work on top of the core classes(8 classes instead of the usual 6). Also moe projects then I remember as a a middle schooler. They have an excellent Parent Teacher Organization and they help keep us informed of activities at the school. I do like that the teachers do like parental help in their classrooms.

- submitted by a parent
December 10, 2005
My son attended John Glenn, and I found that the faculty was no nonsense. This was great since my son is a GATE student. The atmosphere is conducive to learning, and they ensure that the students are focused and happy.

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June 09, 2005
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- submitted by a student
January 14, 2005
I think that John Glenn is a great school. My children have done very well there. The only thing that I do not like is the mandatory history day project which consumes too much class time and also free time, and I feel that the students are just completing it so that the administration can say that each student participated, but there is no individual presentation of the project by the student and some are even displayed on the floor, which I think shows total disrespect for the hard work the kids put in! Also, the parking lot and traffic situation is horrendous, as is the tardy policy where students may wait 15 minutes on line and miss class time rather than get to class one minute late!

- submitted by a parent
December 12, 2004
This school has provided my child with an outstanding preparation for high school. The Internaitonal Baccalaurete Program is wonderful. My daughter has been challenged and supported to meet high expectations!

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John Glenn Middle School Of International Studies
79-655 Miles Avenue, Indio, CA  92201
(760) 200-3700
Last modified John Glenn Middle School Of International Studies is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
John Glenn Middle School Of International Studies Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 19 reviews. Top