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15709 East Olive Branch Road
La Mirada, CA 90638

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(562) 943-1553
(562) 947-3861
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April 30, 2014
Benton middle school is a great school. My son has so far enjoyed it very much. His grades are excellent and he has also been given the opportunity to play the piano. The teachers are great, anytime I have a question, I email them and they get back to me in a very timely manner.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2013
Awesome academic and arts programs for all students. Many electives offered to students. Best Middle School in La Mirada.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2013
I have never seen an AP who cares so much for her students. She is far from cruel. If your child is misbehaving and requires discipline from the AP she is fair and just. Only repeat offenders are hit with harsher punishments such as in house suspension. I feel that Ms. Rebholz gives the students EVERY opportunity to turn their behavior around. I also believe that some parents refuse to see the writing on the wall and admit that their children are in more serious trouble than they are willing to admit.

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June 22, 2012
THIS SCHOOL DOES NOT OFFER A F.A.P.E AND THEY SHOULD NOT BE CHARGING MONEY TO GET YOUR SDC STUDENTS' DIPLOMA.RIDICULOUS AND ABSURD POSITION TAKEN BY THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION.SPECIALLY DURING THIS DOUBLE DIP RECESSION.WHAT IS THE PRINCIPAL DOING TO STOP THIS INJUSTICE! ! ! ! ! ! ! MY SON WAS DENNIED HIS DIPLOMA BECAUSE THE RECEPTIONIST SAID THAT HE OWES MONEY FOR BOOKS. LORD HAVE MERCY..................THIS IS SUPPOSE TO BE A PUBLIC SCHOOL ,LAST TIME I CHECKED THE ADMINISTRATION AT BENTON M. S. GETS PAID TAXPAYER MONEY ...............................

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June 12, 2012
This school has a great principalbut terrible,cruel and despicable assistant principal.Behavior support class need a better teacher.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2010
i hate this school i need to put 15 words so blah blah blah blah

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July 11, 2009
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May 23, 2008
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August 28, 2007
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August 01, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 19, 2006
Great new leadership, great staff. Many changes seem to be creating a new culture of discipline and higher expectations. I've seen it, and things are looking very positive.

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2006
This is a great school with lots of opportunities for the students to learn and grow. The teachers are very helpful in letting the parents know what is going on with their kids.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2005
New principal this year. Not thrilled. The new principal was the VP last year. Otherwise, the teachers are good, seem to be doing fine with students. A couple however are book only teachers.

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2005
This will be my daughters third year at Benton and she loves it. All the teachers she's had have been very positive,and expect nothing less than your best. The teachers are always available for the students, whether its to prepare them for a big test or if the student has fallen behind the class, in the mornings before school starts. The school itself is a distinguished school led by a great principal and staff. We've had nothing but excellent experiences with Benton.

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December 28, 2004
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December 28, 2004
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August 17, 2004
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March 08, 2004
I had one special ed student and a regular student who attended here. I have to say that some staff and teachers would benifit from sensitivty training. Special ed students were often not notified of field trips and assemblys and derogatory terms were used toward them by [the] staff.

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January 14, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2004
I couldn't be happier with the teachers and Principal at Benton. All teachers have a website for homework information, and the Principal, David Crabtree has an open door policy. I have always dropped in at the last minute, and I have never been told that he is unavailable. Personally, I see very little parent involvement. They are the first to complain and the last to help out.

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November 21, 2003
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no rating October 19, 2003
What many people don't know is that Benton has a good size special education population and their SAT9 and CAT6 scores are included into the regular education percentage. Not all other middle schools have this situation. This can bring down the percentages. Benton Middle School is a wonderful school.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
School could use more informative ways of letting parents know what s going on.

- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2003
I think that Benton Middle School has very horrible teachers. My daughter had attended Benton for her 8th grade year, and had some of the worst teachers I had every seen. Not at all prepared. The principle of Benton did nothing about such camplaints that were made to him from parents and students. There was also high drugs abuse at this school, meaning that the kids there were selling drugs, and using. I wish I had known earlier.

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Reginald M. Benton Middle School
15709 East Olive Branch Road, La Mirada, CA  90638
(562) 943-1553
Last modified Reginald M. Benton Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Reginald M. Benton Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top