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6-8
Public district
Lomita, CA
Students enrolled: 1,679
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25425 Walnut Street
Lomita, CA 90717

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(310) 257-4500
(310) 326-9071
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Develops empathy: Strongly disagree
May 29, 2015
There is no compassion, nor passion nor empathy. The kids are on their own. No communication with the parents at all.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2015
Don't send your child to this school. Worst mistake I ever made in my life. There are very little teachers that are caring and helpful. The counselor, has no input on issues you address and good luck getting a hold of the principle. The vice principal mistakes kids for others and provides incorrect. If you your child is having issues with his/her academics you wont be advised.

- submitted by a parent
Amount of homework: Too much
May 29, 2015
Its over whelming. they should do most of the work in class. That's why are there most of the day.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
May 29, 2015
The staff cares less about the students. Its more a job than a school where you care for the children that attend. There are very few teachers there that care and help the kids with their struggles. There is a disconnect with the principal and the vice principal. Horrible place.

- submitted by a parent
Teacher effectiveness: Very ineffective
May 29, 2015
I will say very invective because there are only a few that are good teachers. There others are running their own agendas stressing these kids out their mind. Teach them don't make their life harder at this age. TEACH..... They have these interactive folders that make no sense to me. They get all trashy because of the paperwork they add to it. Not all children learn the same. These interactive notebooks might be useful for some students but not all.

- submitted by a parent
Develops grit: Strongly disagree
May 29, 2015
They don't develop anything. the kids are just a # and they are just a pay check. The students are not guided in any direction.

- submitted by a parent
Develops respect: Strongly disagree
May 29, 2015
They are playing security guards most of the time and seeing which student can get caught... doing something than teaching anything.

- submitted by a parent
Develops honesty: Strongly disagree
May 26, 2015
I don't know why people say it's a bad school there aren't that many fights and I haven't seen one in a semester and the kids there are the best even the eight grader. Also the teachers and counselors are like friends to me . People only fail because there lazy. Any class can be passed with effort kids that won't even run at P.E are the kids that destined them selves to fail in life.

- submitted by a student

May 26, 2015
Actually I don't know why people give this school so much trash. Maybe because it's an lausd school and lausd isn't as good as Torrance? But still people say oh yeah there's like fights every week or so but I haven"t seen or heard of one for more than a semister and that's actually good. Also the counselors, teachers, and even all of the students are friendly. People say teachers don't care there but the teachers are the coolest people I actually feel like I'm friends with them and not just another person off the street. The counselors are cool too they will talk with you about anything you want and seem to care about all of your worries and needs. Finally the students there are friendly I know I'm young going to the school as a seventh grader but i have not met a single kid that I couldn't become friends with. Freak even the eighth graders love me they take me under their wing and show me the ropes of the school. And the only problems with the kids is the laziness I can tell you any class can be passed with effort. But those kids are so lazy tea don't even pass the simplest class p.e. Because they don't want to run so ignore what the page says it's a good school.

- submitted by a student

April 16, 2015
Honestly..PLEASE dont send your kids here. The principal has no control. Staff unhappy, etc. If you dont believe me when school lets out walk in front of the school. Drugs, gangs, etc. NO minority teachers that can relate to the kids in the community.

- submitted by a parent

April 14, 2015
It's a horrible school. The kids run rampant, with no supervision. They have no respect for anyone. They run loose on the school field, throw trash and pine cones at the neighboring houses around the school and ruin their property. They play these horrible drums a few times a week and disturb the whole neighborhood. That school and all the students are nothing but a nuisance. The administration doesn't do anything about their horrible behavior and don't care if they ruin people's property. How can the students learn anything when all they do is run loose, destroy people's property and play drums and wreak havoc! Why are there pine trees near a public school of any kind, whoever planted those was not a smart person. All the trees do is make a mess in the neighbors yards and drop hundreds of pine cones and the unruly students use them as weapons. What a disgrace to the neighborhood!!

- submitted by a community member

August 12, 2012
My children always attended private schools. So, I decided to give public school a chance. I am so impressed with all of the resources that they had available. My son was 12 and going to the 7th grade when he started attending Fleming Middle School and my daughter was 11 years old going to the 6th grade. I must admit I was a little scared and wondered how they would adapt to public school. They adjusted very well. The teachers and ancillary staff was polite and helpful to navigate us through the process and adjusting to public school. The teachers maintain communication through e-mail and occasionally by telephone. One teacher called me just to tell me what a pleasure and joy it was to have my daughter in her class and she complimented her on her advance critical thinking skills. I was so impressed. My son has graduated and my daughter is entering the 8th grade. I have since moved and obtained a interdistrict permit so that my daughter can graduate from Fleming we have to travel a long ways but it's worth it. I also like the afterschool program Boys and Girls club on campus the child can stay there until 6 pm. Fleming is a great school!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

July 02, 2012
The school is not as bad as many of you may think I attend this school and all of my teachers care how I do. And there are fights but only a few and they are only once in a while this past year I have only heard of a hand full of fights but they were all broken up before they even started. From personal experience its a pretty good school

- submitted by a community member

June 08, 2012
Its okay I guess I was a former student Ive had some of my best memories there but there is fights like once week and people curse alot. The teachers really dont care about your grade they pass you to the next grade even if you might have a D and there is alot of drama. So I advise parents to not to send your child to fleming.

- submitted by a community member

April 06, 2012
As a parent or a student if you bring a concern to their attention they seek to find a way to fault or punish you (i.e. problem student, or bad parent) instead of fixing the problem.This school is a clear sign of what's wrong with LAUSD and district 8 as a whole. I've taken incidents all the way to the top only to find whatever chains of command that are in place are only in place to look like there's a system in place for resolution when there really isn't a solution to any problems we as parents may have because once the teacher and principal enter into the hiring contract there isn't anything that can cancel it or else the teacher sues! They will transfer your child across town before they fire or let that teacher go! I've experienced it one time too many with Dist 8 to the point it's deterred me as a parent from even bringing up any concerns I many have because they go down on paper and that's about it! I'm in the process now of making this my last year dealing with LAUSD as a whole. i wanna get far far away lol For those of you still within its parameters...I pity you, the district fears the unions wrath far more than it will ever care for your child's happiness and education.

- submitted by a parent

October 04, 2011
My child was made part of the 504 Plan last year to assist with ADHD and scholastic issues. When I inquired about continuation of the plan this year during the 1st week of school, I was told that the school was presently just trying to get kids in the proper class and attend to other issues. My attempts to speak with the school counselor were seldom successful---the phone extension is unanswered most of the time and I had to leave messages with a different school office. Most of the time my messages were not responded to. Now that the 5 week progress reports have been issued, my child has 2 F's, 2 D's and 2 C's. Not only will this affect my child's later grade, but also my child's self esteem has been negatively impacted. I am trying to "work the system" and my child is being "left behind". However, on a positive note, I do like my child's teachers thus far--hope they can keep the momentum going.

- submitted by a parent

September 10, 2011
no baaad school . ive gotten two items stolen and the school didnt do anything about it .

- submitted by a community member

April 06, 2011
I agree with some of the parents about the lack of communicatin at this school. The only time I knew my chold was not doing well was after the report card was sent home and by then the failing grade was no repairable. My student who was a 4.0 last year had 2 F's on his report card and there was no notice sent home to inform me of his danger of failing. When this was brought to the atention of the staff they were very non chalant about the situation and only wanted to focus on the negative instead of helping me to find out what went wrong. This is a joke and he won't be there next year.

- submitted by a parent

March 14, 2011
I love this school... It is dirty, and the kids can be mean, but i have learned a lot my 2 years i've been here..

- submitted by a community member

March 03, 2011
I feel like there was a lot of gangs..and the elementary school i went to all goes to this middle school and the students bully a lot..They make fun of you for the littlest things..and if your another nationality then mexican..Most students will make fun of you and call you names for your nationality.I am now home schooled because of this school.

- submitted by a community member

May 14, 2010
fleming is the most great school in district 8 this school has great teachersand staff members

- submitted by a community member

May 01, 2010
I have two children attending this school and I am very disappointed with the teachers and staff. Communication between teachers and parents is practically non-existent. There is no indication of how well your child is doing until the report cards come out. My son and daughter do not get their daily assignments back after being graded so how are they to know how well they are doing? When asked about this the teachers I questioned stated that they do not have time to grade the assignments. They only grade the tests. How are the students supposed to know how well they are doing? I actually had one teacher tell me that he doesn't have time because he's on a soccer team after school. I see very little interest from the teachers I've talked to about actually teaching students. Most seem to be nothing more then baby sitters.

- submitted by a parent

January 27, 2010
I was excited that this school was in my district. Compared to the area middle school, Fleming is so much better. You dont see kids hanging outside before school. The only downfall is that not all the teachers communicate with the parents. I have emailed, called and left messages and even shown up to open house and still no feedback. I understand that the teachers have lots of students but then they shouldnt complain that parents dont get involved. When we do we get no feedback.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
January 25, 2010
I feel that this school needs a lot of improvement, my grandson attends this school and its not safe for students, there are to many problems with little or no supervison, at this time we are looking to remove him from this school.

- submitted by a community member
no rating
December 27, 2009
fleming is too crowded and its filled with wannabe people. there needs to be more teachus nd supervision. they should have a Pacific Islander group.

- submitted by a student

December 01, 2009
My school is definitely something i'm proud of. I can feel safe within its gates and know I am getting a good education.

- submitted by a student

July 16, 2009
It is a great school and the teachers are really nice and they are great role models

- submitted by a student

May 27, 2009
Teachers are fantastic and the staff is very dedicated to the well being of the students

- submitted by a teacher

February 07, 2009
Fleming has great teachers full of energy always motivating their students. Family Math Night was a great event for parents and their kids to interact. I loved all the games and teachers were very helpful.

- submitted by a parent

January 16, 2009
its an awesome school and i love it and wouldnt transfer because of great friends and education if u want send ur kids to school

- submitted by a student

November 21, 2008
I am a parent of a 6th grader. I was scared to send my son to this school because of rumor, however we have made it a good situation. My child is involved with the school for advanced studies and I stay involved. As for comments on the other kids in school - teachers and school admin do NOT get to pick who lives in their districts or attend their schools. It is a parent's job to teach behavior well before this level of education. I am staying involved with the school and talking to my child on a regular basis. He is having a great year and has made great friends. The school is older, but has made my son feel safe and gets the job done. I would like to see the neighbors of the school and the city of Lomita support the school more.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 09, 2008
My daughter entered Fleming through Magnet in 6th grade, now in the 7th. Magnet students can't take advantage of extra curricular activities due to lack of funding for bus transportation. Security needs to be more prevalent especially after school because of the kids hanging out around campus. My daughter was a cheerleader in 6th grade & sometimes I picked her up from practice early & didn't let her change clothes in the locker room because of no supervision & older kids (male & female) hanging around the door. Her cell phone was stolen out of the locker room in 6th grade & she witnessed another student going through others backpacks in 7th grade. The teachers & counselors are adequate, but as with any teacher/school the parent has to step up & get involved. If I had known more about the school I would have examined my options a little closer.

- submitted by a parent

August 29, 2008
i am going to become an 8th grader and i say this school is just fine.sure it may have some fights and stuff like that but other wise its a great school i am looking forward to going back to school.nuff said

- submitted by a student
no rating
June 08, 2008
I have had 2 children attend this school. The teachers have been great to my kids. The staff has been adequate. Some outshine others. There are fights and drugs in every school. Don't fool yourself into believing otherwise. My kids only seen a few fights in the 3 years attened there. On a single occasion that we needed to speak to the Security Guard because of a jealous girl accusations, he handled the situation perfectly. The end result is that this is a good school regardless of what some people say. Be an involved parent and find out for yourself.

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2008
I am currently an 8th grader as of today, and so far, I have all A's and E's on my report card, but however, I feel like I still have not learned very much. I am worried about the quality of teaching my teachers give me, because they seem to not care much about the students. Discipline is also another problem, since students are getting into fights at least twice a week, which is absolutely unacceptable. Fleming is one of the unsatisfactory schools around the Lomita-Harbor City area, and I would not recommend sending your son/daughter over there.

- submitted by a student

April 27, 2008
The courses and teachers seem ok, but there is a discipline problem that the teaching staff is not addressing. Until this discipline problem is fixed, the school can't progress.

- submitted by a parent

April 14, 2008
My daughter has spent the last almost 3 years in this school and has learned very little. The teachers don't seem to care about the students. Parent-teacher involvement is minimal due to teachers not responding to request for meetings, not returning telephone calls, and in general there total lack of interest in the quality of our childrens education. Violence, terrible language and poor attitude seem the be the student criteria a Fleming. I am very unhappy with this school, the teachers attitude and the schools ability to provide a safe and comfortable learning enviornment for our kids.

- submitted by a parent

April 24, 2007
I moved from a neighboring city because I thought Fleming was a better school with more quality children. At the beginning of the year I was impressed with the staff. Now I am completely disappointed and disheartened with the kids behavior. Most of these kids show no respect even if an adult is present. I'm disgusted and angry that I chose Fleming for my son!

- submitted by a parent

February 03, 2007
This school is crowded and [some] teachers don't cater to kids who have learning disabilities. It takes up too much of their time. Then why do they become teachers?

- submitted by a parent

May 09, 2006
I am sorely disappointed with this school, we transferred from another County into Los Angeles. Fleming Middle School has been a complete nightmare for me as a parent. I would not recommend this school to anyone coming to the Los Angeles, Harbor City, Lomita area, find a way to place your student elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent

May 01, 2006
Not very impressed with this school at all very over crowded and understaffed.

- submitted by a parent

November 12, 2005
I used to go to Fleming Middle School, and I never really liked it. Mainly because of the other kids that attended there. The teachers were decent enough, and the campus was sort of dirty. It's an ok school.

- submitted by a student

August 23, 2005
My kid is starting her second year. She had a good year there. The campus is clean and she felt safe. Teachers willingly worked with me on issues and were glad to have an involved parent. She didn't experience racism - friends were all races, as you can easily observe watching the kids as they walk home from school. Do wish they had more extracurricular activities. Also better information on programs like tutoring. After the beginning of the year, it gets hard to find out what is available. It would be better if adminstration didn't have to spend so much time with kids who don't come to school regularly or who come and are disruptive. But this is true of all middle schools. Her overall experience was fine.

- submitted by a parent

June 07, 2005
My son and daughter both attend this school, we have had our personal trials there. Alot of kids huffing paint fumes and smoking cigarettes. This campus is completely out of control and there are no electives for the kids to keep them interested in school.Fighting and rasism is prevelent in all the grades. The kids getting picked on are generally good kids and afraid to speak up. Graffiti is ruining the sprirt of this quiet area that it used to be. Two security guards for a what used to be a high school campus is not enough. These kids are getting away with murder! Do something to help this school. Please!

- submitted by a parent

April 10, 2005
Fleming middle school's magnet program is not as great as I expected it to be. There are no extra curricular activities. Some of the magnet teachers seemed not to be as enthusiastic about teaching as they could have been. The staff could be a little more professional.

- submitted by a parent

April 08, 2005
I have waited to give my review of Alexander fleming middle school only because I Was involved in numerouse councils and over the past 5 years have come to know many of the teachers and adnmistrators as friends. Fleming is a school that can be a wonderfull experience for your children, most teachers are motivated and truely care about the growth of your children. My two kids one of which is now a freshman at a local public high school and the other a junior at a catholic high school took classes at flemming that they now are repeating in high school. Yhey both will tell you that they found teachers at flemming that they feel were mentors and they miss to this day. If I as a parent could go back and repeat my experience there I would. Fleming is a progressive school with many chioces for parents and children.

- submitted by a parent

February 10, 2005
This school does not have teachers that are constant. They are continuously changes sometimes even on a weekly basis. The teachers do not have any concern over any of their students nor do they take an interest in weather or not their students may need help. They do not care enough to inform parents ahead of time when a student is not doing well so that parents have the at least the option to find tutoring programs that may solve the problem. The office workers have no clue as to any programs that may be readily available to students upon request. All in all I feel that this school is a horrible representation of learning.

- submitted by a parent

June 16, 2004
I think that school is terible the children are very disrespectful and the teachers dont do a very good job explainin things.the classrooms are filthy and so is the campus.The campus is awful it smells the children litter theres trash evrywhere and they dont do nothing about it. know there are some teachers that are very indeed respectful and kind and can well educate children ......back to the campus, I forgot to mention one thing there is graffiti evrywhere about racial things cursing words ect.i think this school is dangerous and a non learning enviorment thank you and i hope you do somthing about it

- submitted by a parent

November 22, 2003
This is my daughter's second year at Fleming. They provide a great 6th grade experience by gently integrating those students into the multi-classroom world that is middle and high school. The teachers seem to try their best to ease the kids into this 'way of life.' However, I don't think the schools' 'required reading' program is all that helpful, in fact, it has helped to sour my child's desire to read because she is asked to read so many books in such a short amount of time the pleasure of reading is all but gone. And unfortunately, for each book she 'earns' points and they need to have so many points by a certain date and those points are tied directly to their English grade. The school offers many elective classes, among them is modern dance. This class is as physically demanding, if not more, than the regular phys. ed. class. The teacher is excellent and also requires students to memorize correct dance terminology. She give tests on those terms as well as the muscles/bones involved in dance and requires at least 2 written papers during the year. It is a serious class and my daughter *loves* it! I think the only draw backs I see at the school are giving the students, such as hall monitors and the like, too much 'power' over the other kids and not paying attention to the overall rudeness and unkindness that seems to prevail. More parent participation, volunteerism and presence is always a good thing!

- submitted by a parent

October 04, 2003
I really love this school and am proud to attend at this school.

- submitted by a community member

September 09, 2003
I attended Alexander Fleming Middle School 20 years ago. It has gone down so backly. The students are allowed to abuse and degrade other students while staff looks the other way. School is not safe anymore. I am ashamed to say that I graduated from Fleming and even more sickened by the fact that my children attend.

- submitted by a community member

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Alexander Fleming Middle School
25425 Walnut Street, Lomita, CA  90717
(310) 257-4500
Last modified Alexander Fleming 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.
Alexander Fleming Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 66 reviews. Top