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Lake Elsinore, CA
Students enrolled: 748
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1203 West Graham Avenue
Lake Elsinore, CA 92530

(951) 674-2118
(951) 674-6302
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February 28, 2012
I have 2 kids here. I like the program, great staff, And kids are able to play during recess instead of Walking around and get into trouble.

- submitted by a parent

February 27, 2012
My daughter attended the GEMS program here and lasted one month. So much for a "great" program. I even spoke with the teachers about how unhappy she was and it made no difference. When we decided to leave, not one phone call not one note. Thanks teachers for caring about your students! By the way, my daughter is an "A" student who has received perfect scores in the state testings. They could have done so much with her and couldn't be bothered. Oh, and if your child has any problem with the heat, watch out! They had them RUNNING LAPS when it was 110 degrees out. Speaking to the principal is like talking to the wall. I had to get the superintendent to let the poor children inside so no one had heat stroke!! Then, i am assured that they are not outside due to the heat, so i go and check and...THERE THEY ARE, marching in the heat!! This is not even done to prisoners. Nice. Terrible school, terrible staff, the worst principal i have ever encountered. Think long and hard about enrolling here.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 16, 2009
EMS works hard to educate ALL students. It has a very diverse economic base due to it's location. It strives to provide the best education to all levels of student. The students who excel are placed in classes that challenge them and the students who need additional help are placed in classes that support thier needs. The staff is friendly and try to keep the lines of communication with parents open. I am very happy with my sons school.

- submitted by a parent

June 28, 2009
I attended this school for the GEMS program and it was excellent! The teachers are wonderful and always want you to do your very best, they do more than is asked of them. The new principle does not seem to care at all, he continuously refused to listen to the students, or to help them with their complications. Then when he doesn't listen, the students take the fall for his lack of communication. All he seems to care about is making the school campus look 'pretty', and to win over the hearts of some of the staff. I was on honor roll every semester, every year, and I do not regret, not one bit, going to Elsinore Middle School. For there I have made life long friends in students and in teachers. I have also had outstanding and memorable experiences thanks to how committed the teachers were to our success! :)

- submitted by a community member
no rating
November 19, 2008
My daughter is thriving at this school, straight A's and she looks forward to school rather than dreading it as my other children have at other Middle schools. They have an online Snap Grades where you can monitor your childs work and assignments in some of their classes and the teacher that I emailed with a question responded right away and also resolved the problem immediately. Plus, the principal is very hands on, with updated phone calls to let us know what's going on.

- submitted by a parent

October 25, 2008
Despite our continuous attempts to work with the school and teachers, no one will help us. I'm tird of asking the school for help and being laughed at or ignored. This is why our children are failing...a lack of caring by the teachers. How can you let a student get over 30 assignments behind and not contact the parents? Oh, let me rephrase that...respond to our repeated phone calls and emails. This school is terrible!!!

- submitted by a parent

October 14, 2008
This school is horrible. The communication between school and home is pretty much nonexistent. The teacher's don't regularly access their district e-mail, nor do they regularly check their telephone messages. The principal is nearly absent from all forms of parent communication and regularly has his secretary or a school counselor intercept responsbilities that are his duties. I find the administration to be young, inexperienced, and highly unprofessional.

- submitted by a parent

June 11, 2008
This school staff is wonderful but the communication is awful. I actually missed my child's awards ceremony due to a glich in the system and as a result didn't get to see the award that my child received.

- submitted by a parent

October 04, 2007
this school is the best, and its one of the best schools I will send my children to. the teahers are great, hands on, and amazingly friendly.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
August 31, 2007
i took my daughter out of David Brown and she now goes to Elsinore Middle, its the best thing I could have done for her. she is now thriving in a much more challenging and safer school environment. we love the teachers and the staff.

- submitted by a parent

August 18, 2007
this school has a excellent staff,there is a new principal and he is great!

- submitted by a student

July 19, 2007
This is the greatest middle school, I believe, in the district. They have outstanding teachers who are always there to help, and it is an encouraging environment. I would be proud to send my child to Elsinore Middle School

- submitted by a student

December 13, 2006
Well every thing about this school is very well,but I belive some teachers can be a little to tough on the kids in the school.

- submitted by a student

June 07, 2006
I currently have a 7th grader in the GEMS program and we love the school. The teacher's are great and the administration is fantastic. I would highly recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent

March 22, 2006
I have found this school to not communicate with the parents like they should. Getting a return phone call or a responce from a note that you have written a teacher is like pulling teeth. They want our support but it needs to go both ways. It also concerns me how many subs are in the classrooms. I realize that the teachers are taking courses and have to have subs but you know maybe we need to stop and think about what it is doing to our childrens education not having the teacher in the class on a everyday basis. Im sure they can take the classes after school or hmmm on a Saturday like all of us have to do with our jobs from time to time.

- submitted by a parent

May 30, 2004
Amazing staff at this school! There are still a few 'old timer' holdouts, but recently hired staff have injected a new enthusiasim to the education there. The principal seems to have a real positive program in place that benefits both staff and students!

- submitted by a teacher

April 26, 2003
Their gems program is outstanding, a parents dream!

- submitted by a community member
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Elsinore Middle School
1203 West Graham Avenue, Lake Elsinore, CA  92530
(951) 674-2118
Last modified Elsinore 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.
Elsinore Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 35 reviews. Top