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Long Beach, CA
Students enrolled: 1,010

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5301 East Centralia Street
Long Beach, CA 90808

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(562) 425-7461
(562) 425-9741
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October 13, 2014
this school is ok, but its not the best. People are nice, but some are very rude. My best friends gets prank calls from some of the girls there, going on about there flaws. The teachers are nice but there are a lot of cliques, and I really don't like it. Look out for some of the 8th graders but other than that its my favorite school so far.

- submitted by a community member

July 20, 2014
Decent school in a pretty nice neighbourhood. I was a student here for 3 years. This school could of done better with the teaching staff. They replaced the good teachers with the bad ones. But there are still a few good ones who know how to connect and teach the students. Making them wanting to learn. Then there are some which the students could care less about their grades. The science teacher doesn't know how to take safety into consideration. A student drops dry ice on his shirt and the teacher walks by not caring. Another teacher is very rude. She's always in a grumpy mood and doesn't know how to use manners. When a student ask a question she would ignore, say "what?", or "huh?" without any proper introduction. Same with the office staff. But the principal, assist. principal, and counciler are very helpful and friendly. The sports program is decent except for girls track and field. Girls track and field are exceptional. Always in the headlines, always winning, and placing 1st in cross country 2 years in a row from 2 grade levels. Our clubs, have poor leadership and teamwork effort. Cubs at Bancroft are just social clubs. The school is average and nice.

- submitted by a community member

January 15, 2013
Excellent School with top notch and caring teachers and a very approachable and discerning principal. The clubs and activities are broad and the academic nature of the school is respectable. There is an excellent art, music and unmatched computer program as well. The school has excellent emergency preparedness drills. I am very happy with this school beyond all other schools I have been part of.

- submitted by a teacher

August 07, 2012
I recently just graduated from bancroft ms. i am now an 9th grader at LHS. Bancroft was a great school. I loved it. Some teachers were rude, dint care less. Teachers would make you change if you had one little thing wrong with your outfit. This school as very strict clothing guidelines. There is not always fights but sometimes there might be. Principal would yell at students during lunch but overall i loved this school very much and will always have it in my memories forever. CLASS OF 2012 <3

- submitted by a community member

August 01, 2012
i am proud of this schooll! this is a verrrry good school!!! :) godd teachers that will teach you veryy GOOD!!!

- submitted by a community member

July 01, 2012
I am very disappointed. My son scored high on the STARS state exam and was placed in AP classes. At Open House, the teachers tell you not to help because they want students to learn to be independent. He struggled but was afraid to ask for help because his English teacher scolded him. He was penalized for every little thing. A patch fell off his knee & he had to change his clothes. He was fined and spent time in detention for forgetting his i.d., misplacing his lock, not getting his planner signed. My son was sick & had to miss days. The school was quick to send out a truancy letter. When my husband went to the school to talk to the English teacher, she appeared shocked & admonished him to use school loop. My husband & I are computer literate but found it to be useless and not user friendly. Teachers hide behind it to avoid parent contact. Worst of all, teachers lied. They told us he would pass his class if he got caught up & did extra credit work. I helped w hw & made sure he did extra cred assignments. I even made 3 20 mile trips searching for grunion to no avail. His science & English teachers failed him anyway. I am sure he did not learn much.

- submitted by a parent

July 03, 2011
this school is the best i just kinda hate how lunch is now we are combined with the 6th and 8th graders it gets crowded every day. Its pretty stressful because everyone is cutting you on the lunch line but overall i still luv this school, this school is awesome and has some average activites please put some more activities in the school next year. please and thank you.

- submitted by a community member

March 19, 2011
This school is below average. There are constant fights and there are at least 3 kids a month who get busted for something illegal. Half the teachers are good at their job and care about the kids, the other half just don't quite know what they're doing. The principal seems to be slightly improving the school, but it's going to take a lot of work. The programs are all very average, except for the computer programs and the art programs. Overall, the school is just ok.

- submitted by a community member

November 20, 2009
this is an awesome school but this school has cliques which makes others feel unwanted. even though i m a popular student, it makes me feel bad when others are rejected from a group and are picked on because they are from a different clique. this is ironic because our staff is very welcoming and caring. but academic wise, it is a pretty good school. we are the 3rd best school in the district. we were 4th last year but beat hughes. Our api test scores went up 32 points this year from 810 to 842 points! If your child is planning for middle school, you should choose bancroft because we have amazing extra-curricular activities and is great in academics. i highly recommend you send your child here because the past few months here, i had a great time being a sixth grader at this school.

- submitted by a student

March 02, 2008
It is what you expect out of your child--We have found the Summit Program to be extremely adventageous to the higher learning of our child. We expect him to put as much effort into his studies as well as his athletics and his behavior. We have a no tolerance policy in our home so why should any school have to coddle students or parents that do not want to follow school policies. There are plenty of choices out there so find a school that fits your needs and desires. The new Principle @ Bancroft is doing her job very effectively and efficiantly. Maybe you cannot volunteer at the school but it is our job as parents to make sure our children not only follow the rules, but want to follow the guidelines. Realizing that respecting their teachers will help all of our children to receive a quality education.

- submitted by a parent

September 05, 2007
This school hasn't been successful in teaching their students, keeping their teachers. This school as many other have lost the ability to teach outside of the statewide testings. How many times must a parent converse with teachers/counsolers/principals and see see any action? It's been two years for my child and that's rediculous.

- submitted by a parent

March 25, 2007
Saying a school is terrible or great depends on the individual. Bancroft is a good school with a few wonderful programs. However parent involvement is very low. Most of the the time parents want to complain about lack of activities. There are few parents who help in any way. My view is get involved in the school. Show your children that you care by being there to support their teachers and administrators. In the last two school years we've had changes in our Administration so welcome back and check us out. Our Art and Computer classes are very good. We have new disciplinary actions also which encourage our students to behave. We are also a uniform school where our children must comply with our uniform policies. Every school has a few 'bad' children but don't judge all the kids the same. Most of ours are great.

- submitted by a teacher

May 19, 2006
Bancroft Middle School is a great place to send your children to because not only are they taught, but educated and to us parents- that's what matters. Anyways, it is located in a great neighborhood and rarely has any problems such as fights and other stories.

- submitted by a student

January 25, 2006
As a pernt I found this to be a very average school.

- submitted by a parent

December 09, 2005
Very unprofesional, refuses to support homework. This is a terrible school, a real nightmare, this is not ment to be funny.

- submitted by a parent

January 27, 2005
Bancroft Middle School is a great school. The principal is very professional. The kids are nice. The teachers are very organized and focused on teaching the California Standards.

- submitted by a parent

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Bancroft Middle School
5301 East Centralia Street, Long Beach, CA  90808
(562) 425-7461
Last modified Bancroft 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.
Bancroft Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 22 reviews. Top