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Ladera Ranch, CA
Students enrolled: 1,233

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29551 Sienna Parkway
Ladera Ranch, CA 92694

(949) 234-5922
(949) 364-1149
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September 11, 2014
One word: AMAZING!!!!! with a capital A!!! Best Middle School in existence!!! Absolutely the best!!!

- submitted by a community member
November 14, 2013
I come to LRMS I think it is the best school ever I am in 7th grade I had a excellent year last year and this year. The teachers and staff are excellent.

- submitted by a community member
April 30, 2013
My son had an incredible experience here at LRMS! Most all of the teachers were caring, motivating and creative. The 8th grade science program was the best. In addition, the accelerated program is top notch. My son came from one of the supposedly best private middle schools in South OC where he was bored. He was challenged at LRMS and Loved it!

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2013
The school is not so great the kids are mean the bullying problem is bad the school is a f for fail the staff dosent do anything. The school has slot of prejudice, ok I'm just going to put it out strait the school sucks

- submitted by a community member
December 31, 2012
The teachers weren't that great, and I attended this school and ended up switching because I was being bullied. The cliques are unbelievable and the kids are extremely rude and pretentious. I was so happy to be out of that school. The staff does little to intervene with bullying and has weak leadership and involvement in the school. I'm in high school now in a different city, and now I can really look at Ladera Ranch Middle School for what it really is/was. All the kids live in a small little bubble in this community and are not well-rounded whatsoever. That's just my experience.

- submitted by a community member
December 30, 2012
I was a student from this school and i got to say it was the WORST 3 years of my life. The bullying in this middle school is horrifying i hated my life so much I highly recommend to not choose this school for your son/daughter.

- submitted by a community member
October 05, 2012
It is simply one of the best schools your child can ever attend. Great teachers, caring staff and good kids. The leadership is unparalleled to any other public school. Compatible to private schools and may be better.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2012
Not impressed by faculty and staff. Too many rude, immature, culturally ignorant and insensitive students, teachers, and of course, the principal, who doesn't even take the time to learn a student's name before announcing it to the public when the student wins an award. Come on people, this is 21st-Century California! If they created a more positive environment for all children, things could have been so much better since the academic standards are actually not too bad. I guess the school's character is a reflection of the community.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2012
My daughter has been at Wagon Wheel Elemntary since Kindergarten and is now if 5th. Great teachers, great parent involement and you can address any problem to Mrs. Parker (principal) & she more than willing to help resolve. Wish it was K-8!

- submitted by a parent
February 22, 2012
Serious bullying problem and the bully has all the protection. No help from the staff offering counseling or any assistance to my child and the incidents are becoming more frequent and more violent.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2011
Like most parents, I was apprehensive when my child was getting ready to move on from elementary to middle school. LRMS did an outstanding job not only addressing my child's concerns, but mine as well. We were put at ease knowing the 6th graders are grouped together the first year, with classes and lockers near other 6th graders only. Older 7th grade students mentor the incoming 6th graders at an orientation prior to the start of the school year teaching the ins and outs of how to navigate the campus and lockers. Parents are still kept informed--even more so than elementary--with daily only communication using "School Loop." Most assignments and projects are posted and we have found this to be a great tool. Teachers provide quick replies and clarification via email and welcome the additional family interaction. Back to school night was impressive and each teacher is truly passionate about their subjects. While we loved our local elementary, I have to say we love the middle school even more.

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2010
We are finding the academics to be quite easy(too easy) for our son. Too many multiple choice tests, instead of requiring student s to know the information and write their answers. Not seeing a strong emphasis on writing and research in social studies or science. We have heard so many great things about Ladera Middle but have quickly become disappointed with the academic standard. Our son enjoys the social aspects of the school and really enjoys all of his teachers.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2010
Parents seem to think this school is wonderful. It is, great teachers, great academics (and i mean GREAT), but the kids are the not the nicest. They are all minnie Paris Hilton's. They get away with everything and they are so rude. Coming from a student, I don't like how many cliques there are and they can get mean. I am almost done with this school, but ever since 6th grade I have been really super annoyed with the kids here. I'm trying to transfer to another school currently.

- submitted by a community member
September 17, 2010
This is one of the great schools. when my kids came to Ladera Ranch Middle School they were English learners. As the years passed by, they not improved in English, they even improver star testing levels. Put your kids in Ladera Ranch Middle School please. It's a great school..... 5/5

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 14, 2010
Remarkable, inspiring teachers ... patient, supportive administration ... high parental support ...GREAT, talented, and creative students!!

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2010
The school itself is very nice. However, the kids are not. Every single person is a 'carbon copy'. There are too many cliques, it's hard to make friends, and if a kid does one thing slightly out of line (even sitting out of P.E. for medical reasons) everyone glares. There is something strange about the people at this school. The teachers (most of them) are great, and they aren't the kind that kids wonder if they're robots! If a kid talks to a teacher about anything in the world, they will listen. They are also very organized. The school's discipline levels are satisfactory, but the kids are still getting trickier. Recently, they put a new rule in that if a kid is chewing gum, they get an automatic office referral, because of the terrible gum problem at the school. All in all, an average school.

- submitted by a student
May 14, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2009
This school has been great for my daughter the teachers are incredible. They love the students and are willing to help one on one as much as needed. They challenge the students and are exceptionally good at preparing the children for high school. A+

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2009
This school isn't as great as many people think. My daughter is failing her classes, because the teachers won't communicate with her, and the students are extremely rude and immature. There's too much homework, and not many classes to choose from.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2008
Great School. Great staff. Clean air. No gangs. Gate program. Laptop program. Good food. Great learning environment. A ten school.

- submitted by a parent
June 29, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 13, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
November 13, 2007
We are thrilled with the education that our kids are getting in middles school here in Ladera...after being so spoiled at Chaparral Elementary we were worried about the transition...not to worry...these teachers and administrators have a very good handle on the emotional and educational needs of the kids...the kids are enjoying the accelerated classes particularly Algebra (7th) Both my husband and I have business degrees and did not take Algebra until 9th grade!!!

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2007
Teachers seem to really let the kids slide here, my 2 oldest went to Huntington Beach schools, did very well, then came here and everything went down hill. A couple of the teachers seem to have no control over the students others are fresh out of college. My kids have never had so many F's in their lives, they would call me in for a conference then there was no follow through and way too much pressure on the parents to help with homework, the kids come home and have no clue what to do! The school itself is very nice, very modern.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2007
The school is amazing i love letting my kids go there! The teachers are so well experinced!

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2007
Last year I was attending this school and I highly reccomend it for all parents.I had straight a's and was on honor roll all year! None of the students really threaten one another and if done, great actions would be taken by the school.All, and I mean all of the teachers at this school are amazing. Theyre nice,caring,loving, and very selfless. And dont get me wrong the staff is also amazing! Just like the teachers caring, loving, etc. The extracurricular activities are also amazing. I was in drama and my teacher was fantastic. She let me bring in my guitar fairly often also. I felt extremely safe at this school and I wish I still went there. Ladera is amazing.

- submitted by a former student
November 27, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
August 16, 2006
I have already had one child graduate from this school and another one is currently enrolled. I am extremely impressed by the quality of eductation that my children are receiving. The teaching staff and office administration are very approachable and eager to serve!

- submitted by a parent
December 07, 2005
The quality of academic programs was great, but the school relied too heavily on parents to assist in homework. My kid was spending literally 2 hours a night doing homework. He was having problems with his grades. I had a tough time getting any of the teachers or principal to even meet with me then when I did, it didn't seem like they were really willing to help much. If my child doesn't get something and has to spend 3 hours after school to complete homework, I would assume the teacher could get us some help, but that didn't seem to be the case.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2005
Excellant quality of programs, great atmosphere for students, great educated caring staff., great level of parent involvement.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2004
Excellent school and good teachers. New school with very good facilities.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2004
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- submitted by a student

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Ladera Ranch Middle School
29551 Sienna Parkway, Ladera Ranch, CA  92694
(949) 234-5922
Last modified Ladera Ranch Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ladera Ranch Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top