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6-8
Public
Lancaster, CA
Students enrolled: 1,012
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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44333 27th Street, West
Lancaster, CA 93536

(661) 729-6064
(661) 729-6858
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December 08, 2013
We just recently moved here. I only give it 2 stars because my daughter says the students are nice. Well upon enrolling her we found out that there are no advanced classes. They do not have the resources for it. So the high school credit my daughter was earning is now obsolite. I completely agree with the previous comments that the front desk staff are argumentative and I feel deliberately unhelpful. They were almost shocked her first day there that I wanted to speak with adminstration and ask a few questions. The Vice Principal was rude and defensive. I'm just glad this move is temporary. Apparently this is one of the better schools in the area. If you can afford a private I school, do it!

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2013
This school has helped my son greatly he started to pay more attention in class and did better when he got to this school.He started getting all As and Bs cause the teacher really tryed to work with them.

- submitted by a parent
September 27, 2012
I too must question the competence level of the administration staff of the school. Not only were the schedules severely mixed up at the beginning of the year but apparently they cannot open their mail to find needed information to be sure their students are in the classes they need to be in. My daughter was sitting in classes beneath her level and after weeks of trying to get her in the advanced classes she needed, nothing still was being done. I was told it was my responsibility and once I suggested they call the previous school and ask for what they needed, the issue was solved in less than ten minutes. Really...picking up a phone was that hard?? And the whole time I was talked down to by the person across the desk like I had no right to even question the matter or have an opinion about it. All I got was excuses and cut off mid-sentence instead of someone who listened and tried to work toward a solution. So I provided my own. My child no longer attends this school and she is much happier for it.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2012
So the year has just begun, but I am worried so far at the incompetence I have come up against with the administrative staff. Front desk is clueless and argumentative, unhelpful, and the principal often steps in acting as a secretary but doesn't identify herself. My daughter went missing after school one day and I had to call the police before the staff at the school would even try to locate her on the campus- she was at a sports tryout they assured me was not taking place that day. My every impression so far is abject incompetence and that they really couldn't care less.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2012
I just graduated from Amargosa Creek and i really loved it there! They have excellent teachers and staff that are willing to help. The school has awesome after school sports. The school also has electives that would teach you something that you will carry around with you for the rest of your life. Overall this school is the best school that i have ever been too!

- submitted by a community member
September 01, 2011
This school has been great to kids. My daugther graduated this year and my son still has two years to go, but it has been a great support to my kids. the staff and security level is great and they do care about your child education...

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2011
I am in Tenth grade know, I am a alumni, graduated in 2008. The school is going down the drain know. The kids are out of control, and Lancaster in general CST scores are going down. When I was going their the CST test were really high. I am glad, that my parents sent me to Private school. Sorry to say, the public system is not what it used to be. These hooligans are bringing the school down. The teachers are doing the best they can.

- submitted by a community member
April 28, 2010
The school may be fun for the the kids, but the CST scores are way below avarage; this shows they are not learning a whole lot...

- submitted by a community member
March 16, 2010
I have had 2 children pass through this school. I have loved Amargosa, but I really do think the former Principal Mr. Conte really set the tone for the school, was very hands on and such a presence there. I miss him and my kids miss him. There are still a lot of great teachers there, but I have noticed this year that there has been a lot more trouble and fighting going on around the school and in the neighborhood afterschool, Im not sure what changed this year and why this is more of a problem. There have also been some issues with kids with behavioral/violence problems on campus. Some of the best teachers my kids have had and loved are Mr. Newman(algebra/math) and Mr. Montez(history). I hope that Amargosa can continue to stay up there on the scores and with its good reputation. Principal Conte is terribly missed!

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2010
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- submitted by a student
February 18, 2010
Wow.Well I'm Currently an 8th Grade Student.And Wow.I never want to leave this school.Sadly, I'm off to highschool, but it's heart-breaking just to leave.Well It's kinda sad that next year,there won't be a lot of the stuff that we had in the past couple of years that I've been here, but all i know is that NO 6th grade,NO 6th grade teachers,NO a lot of things,and I also heard that if we gotta do a club,it's like between lunch.And well, also that they will be starting in December,Have shorter spring and winter break,So Yeah. WE might not even have any sports too. And I Love Volleyball and Basketball.Well again,I'm an 8th grader,and next year all the crap is going to happen.So I'm kind of lucky.But I do Love this School So Much, and I wish the district board changed this as it was before....

- submitted by a student
January 26, 2010
This is a great school I recommend it to any over-achievers.

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May 13, 2009
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April 21, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2009
I LOVE THIS SCHOOL its the best darn school ever i never want to leave it im in 7th grade here at this school and i love all my teachers especially my history teacher Mr.Jay he is the best he is my favorite teacher ever if u dont go here u should!

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January 16, 2009
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January 15, 2009
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- submitted by a student
December 26, 2008
I love this school so much and i can do alot of things that i wouldnt be able to do if i was in 6th grade at a elementary school

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November 19, 2008
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November 13, 2008
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- submitted by a student
July 13, 2008
Im a student here at Amargosa.... and i LOVE it. Ive been to some pretty bad schools and i finnaly have a reliefe from that. I loved most my teachers and i learned a lot... :] I also love the feild trips.. this year im goin to ITALY!!! for a school trip! and other times.. we walk to the movies. I just think this is a really great school. I would definantly recommend this school! <33

- submitted by a student
no rating July 13, 2008
Amargosa is a great school. We have wonderful teachers and great extra-curricular activities! Especially the colorguard team! Go Cougars!

- submitted by a student
May 31, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating May 27, 2008
In my opinion the school is really great. I find that the teachers are very easy to communicate with and my daugther was a new student from another school district and she was able to keeo her gpa above a 3.5 the entire school year. I believe that the school have what it needs to prepare students that want to learn what they need to transition into high school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 19, 2008
I feel that things are not always being heard when I address the school, in regards to personal matters with my child.

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November 08, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2007
Amargosa Creek Middle School is the best I ever seen! Outstanding Principal and the teachers go that extra mile all the time!!! I feel privlleged that my son attends!

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2007
My wife and I have four boys. Two of our boys have graduated from Amargosa Creek and they now attend Lancaster High School. Our two younger boys currently attend Amargosa Creek Middle School. The school is a newer school and the campus continues to be well kept and clean. The school is highly diverse and it is starting to become crowded as the word gets out that it is voted the safest middle school in the Lancaster School District. All of my boys have enjoyed their classes, I believe that this is due to the teachers are role models for their students, as they dress for success; they are highly motivating, professional and skilled employees. The teachers are also encouraging to their students, teaching them that they can achieve anything. The teachers are also quick to end any unconstructive behavioral issues, so those students who conduct themselves correctly can continue to learn. The school has an outstanding parental involvement as well. The school sports program is second to none. The school demands good grades prior to allowing the student to play on a sports team grades first and sports second. And in closing, we believe that Amargosa Middle School is number one because of the fact that their leader is number one. Mr. Conte leads by example. He is positive, sincere, motivating, encouraging, inspiring, and has the attitude that he wants the best for your student. Even though the school is getting packed full of students, Mr. Conte does a fabulous job at shaking hands with students daily and it is amazing that he knows each and every student by their name. Amazing. What a great school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 15, 2007
My child just start middle school and I must say that compared to the elementary school she attended Amargosa is outstanding. The Principal's involvement and use of the phone message system to keep parents aware of the school is impressive and the PTO seems to be contributing quite a lot to the school. I'm also impressed with the extracurricular activities and the advanced math program offered at the school. Lastly, I'm glad that the 6th graders are a bit isolated from the upper classmen and appreciate the time given to adjust to the middle school environment.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2007
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- submitted by a student
April 17, 2007
This school is one of the safest in Lancaster school district, however they need to impress more anti-bullying curriculum. The school is very responsive to bullying, yet they lack good preventative measures.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2007
This school has a very nice atmosphere and environment for students to learn.

- submitted by a student
July 23, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
May 05, 2006
This school is one of the best schools that I have ever been to. The sportss teams are awesome... especially the volleyball team. The parent involvement is very strong. Overall this is even better than a private school

- submitted by a former student
February 09, 2006
After attending multiple tediously long boring graduation ceremonies with my older children it was a welcome change to attend the ceremonies at ACMS. The principals - Mr. Conte and Ms. Lyon ran the ceremonies in such a way that you were actually surprised when it was over instead of counting the minutes until it would end. They delivered a meaningful message as well as respectfully honoring the deserving students. Their professionalism and commitment along with their passion for education is obvious in the manner in which this school is managed.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2005
We are new in this area, and we can appreciate that this school is very wellcoming to the participation of the children's parents. The level of the teachers for grade 8 is excellent, they take their time to be sure the kids understood the everyday's lesson. Although my child is encounter some kind of behaviour problems on other kids (cursing, put names on others, etc.), she feels very comfortable. She is receiving support from all the school personel. This is a new school and very well kept. Clean and tidy.

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April 01, 2005
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September 30, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
no rating June 14, 2004
The socio-economic level of the kdis who attend generally is so low that it brings an issue of the discipline and to the forefront: and the academics/ achievement of the few bright students is sacrificied.

- submitted by a teacher
May 20, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2004
Is an outstanding and excellent school.

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January 19, 2004
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December 28, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
December 08, 2003
ACMS is a good school has good teachers and good principals. But could be a little less strict and blue track P.E. teacher needs to be looked in on. Get better extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a community member
no rating September 09, 2003
My daughter has just begun her third year at ACMS. I have nothing but good to say about the teachers and principals. I thnk the teachers care about the students and want them to suceed. They're lways willing to spend lunch time helping a student that's struggling. I think the principals have a great rapport with the students. They ar very visible on campus. They are always willing to help with any situation. I feel my child is truly expected to succeed and has all the support she needs to do it at ACMS. I feel however that if more parents took time to become involved in their child's school, that we would have an even better school. Join PTO, volunteer to help with book fairs, fund raisers, send a ream or two of paper, a box or two of tissues, a check for$50.00 anything to help. We are a new school, this is or 3rd year. We need many things that older schools already have, books for the library, P.E. equipment etc. a few dollars from those who can afford it would make all the difference in the world.

- submitted by a parent
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Amargosa Creek Middle School
44333 27th Street, West, Lancaster, CA  93536
(661) 729-6064
Last modified Amargosa Creek Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Amargosa Creek Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top