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La Quinta, CA
Students enrolled: 614

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78-900 Avenue 50
La Quinta, CA 92253

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(760) 777-4220
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May 19, 2015
A very tightly knit teacher community with strong parent involvement. It is amazing to see teachers and parents working seamlessly. Before the state moved to the Common Core, LQMS was an 821 school and proof of this academic success is with the recent Golden Ribbon School designation. You Rock, LQMS!!!!

- submitted by a community member

May 18, 2015
La Quinta Middle School: Gold Ribbon Award 2015 Exemplary Physical Education and Nutrition Award 2015 Title 1 Academic Achieving School 2015. "Academically successful, vibrant and innovative center of learning and teaching" said State Superintendent Tom Torlakson in a press release Desert Sun on May 5, 2015.

- submitted by a teacher

February 23, 2014
We are very pleased with the school and teachers. There is a great sense of school pride and most teachers seem to genuinely care about all students. Our son is doing very well. He is challenged in the classroom and has a fair amount of homework. My other son went to JG and wasn't happy We think because of the large class sizes The only thing is there are not very many parents who help out at LQMS.

- submitted by a parent

September 15, 2013
I am a current teacher, and I have also taught at other schools. This school is by far one of the best. The teachers work extremely hard, and one reason is that the principal expects nothing less. Another reason is that they are truly dedicated to their profession and their students. Many wonderful changes have been made at this school with one goal in mind: make LQMS a school where students feel proud to be there;provide them with a high quality education; create an environment where they feel safe and comfortable; and provide a foundation that will prepare them to be successful in high school. I think we are doing that, and while not always perfect, we are moving in the right direction .

- submitted by a teacher

September 14, 2013
I am a former teacher at the school, and I, as well as many other teachers, truly did care for my students and worked very hard to develop quality programs for them, as well as standards based instruction that was engaging and challenging. The school has many problems. One of the problems was that there was always new mandated strategies or teaching phosphors -often multiple new ideas implemented at once. As a result, teachers never had time to focus on planning quality lessons. There is also a lot of teacher turn over due to the administration, who bully some teachers, and "look the other way" for others. Decisions about cutting certain classes while other classes lacking in quality or usefulness remain are soley political. The school needs to be closed and reopened with new leadership and name change if they truly want to change the student results and overall morale of the school.

- submitted by a teacher

March 30, 2012
Horrible absolutely terrible. Send your child to John Glenn or something because La Quinta has some serious problems. I am a student here and I would give this school no stars if I could. I could blame budget cuts but really this is too much.

- submitted by a community member

October 03, 2010
My son recently started the 7th grade at LQMS. So far so good. I have e-mailed two of his teachers and they promptly responded. Maybe it helps that I am extremely involved in my sons education. They offer honors classes in which my son attends. Although he struggles in algebra I am here to assit him or LQMS also offers tutoring. My son is well behaved and therefore I cannot speak about "punishment". Difficult to rate at this time since it is early in the school year, therfore will select average at this time.

- submitted by a parent

April 23, 2007
My daughter is an eight grader and I have spent the last 2 years doing everything except walking my daughter to class and hold her hand. The counselors are a joke, the teachers are a bigger joke. Substitutes are in classes for 6 month or longer but are not required to post grades so your child fails. They communicate through agendas that never are checked and a website that is never current. How is it possible that your passing with an A and the very next day you have an F. Can we do anything. I will be down there if my daughter isn't allowed to promote. Oh and she not is practically teaching her color guard class and comes home stressed everyday....Lets do something about this.

- submitted by a parent

March 27, 2007
I am a parent. I find that the teachers involement with the students as well as the parents is very poor, lazy. I do not feel the school has enough staff outside to see that the bullying in that school is in control. The parking situation is awhole problem in its self. (eeek)

- submitted by a parent

October 03, 2005
To much supstitute teachers,grade level of student goes down.No teachers intrested in teaching.Parents not get called if something happend.Principal have negative atitude and plaiming every problem on student. For me as a parent,I wouled not recommend this school.Students not get challenge,their just get bored.

- submitted by a parent

August 24, 2004
I think the school is great with a low enrollment compared to some middle schools

- submitted by a parent

May 04, 2004
My son was in LQMS for approx. 3 months this past year... It was our experience that the teachers do not care about the students. We repeatly asked for assistance from the school for help and recieved none. We finally enrolled him in 'Independent Studies' after many frustrating sitiations at LQMS and he raised his grades to b's and c's from leaving LQMS with 4 F's. We made the right choice and from what I hear in La Quinta many other families are experiencing the same issues. When is the school going to do something about it?

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2004
Our Child has been at this school for 4yrs had to hold back because of learning disabilities but besides that, we have had to numerous to count problems with the school. My child says on a daily basis that the teachers do not listen and that she feels like she can't get anything done. To much work and not enough instruction from teachers. If you have a problem good luck getting it solved no one seems to care they all just pass the buck as its someone else's fault. The district is no better at being helpful. My child is in special education and I think the teachers need more help then my child. My child received more help in grammer school. Good luck to you who have to pass through those doors.

- submitted by a parent

January 29, 2004
My children have spent the last year and a half at LQMS. This year has been terrible. An interim principal, assistant teachers 'teaching' way too much of the classes adn little supervision except for 'problem' kids. We'll be leaving LQMS at the end of the year and none too soon.

- submitted by a parent

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La Quinta Middle School
78-900 Avenue 50, La Quinta, CA  92253
(760) 777-4220
Last modified La Quinta Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
La Quinta Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top