Students enrolled 1316
School leader David Costa
Transportation options Yes
District Long Beach Unified School District

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5871 East Los Arcos Street
Long Beach, CA 90815

(562) 594-9793
(562) 594-8591
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4 stars
Based on 33 ratings

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August 12, 2012
I am so excited for my son to start Stafford. He already has friends that go there. I hear that it has a high academic score. And that is good enough for me. I just want him to get the best education ever. =)

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2012
Complete disappointment at this school. Principal does not take any step to respond to parents. For most of the teachers this is only job and do not care about kid s education. I regret sending my child to this school. Serious lack of care from the school s staff and bulling across the school. The main department is the chorus which school is famous for. School had not been able to close the loop between different ethnic and kids from different income background. Most of the teachers do not provide individual time for any students

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2011
I think this is one of Long Beachs' best kept middle school secrets! A fantastic school! In my opinion one of the best(if not "the" best) middle school in all of Long Beach! Keep up the great work!

- submitted by a community member
January 04, 2011
the school is great the Choral program is awesome and so is the AVID program.But the campus is divided and clique are every where. It is not racially diverse at all.

- submitted by a community member
November 14, 2009
I am currently an eighth grader at Stanford, and I believe no other school in the district pushes you harder to achieve your goals. I have been in the GATE program since sixth grade and in every single one of my classes there have been teachers that actually care about their jobs. The campus is always tidy, the music and sports programs rank among the best. I have played in Advanced Band for two years now, and that has been an incredible experience. If you are a parent that wants your child to go to a school where all teachers believe students have extraordinary potential, or you are a student yourself who wants to work diligently and succeed, this is the school for you. :)

- submitted by a student
no rating June 11, 2009
Im a sixth grader and i think Stanford is a very good school. There Gate program is great, it pushes you to your fullest. The campus is very clean and nice. The teachers are very helpful, and incourage you to do your best, and dont stop until you have it all accomplished

- submitted by a student
no rating June 02, 2009
I love the school, the teachers are great! It's always really clean. The music department is wonderful ,I give it a 10 out of 10

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2009
I'm a graduating eighth grader at Stanford and this is the BEST middle school in the district! Our teachers are helpful, supportive, and they prepare us for all of the questions that might be on the state test. We have the highest test scores and our sports teams make it to the finals every year. Our choral and instrumental programs are among the top in the Unites States! I love Stanford and will miss it dearly!

- submitted by a student
March 17, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 21, 2008
I'm a seventh grader at stanford and if your looking for a school for your child to enter stanford is the one. Stanford has fantastic teachers that really get you. I ended sixth grade with all a+ and in gate classes. If your child isn't an advanced child like i am it ok. There is great help at stanford. There are many tuters to tuter you during school on what ever you need help on. Lets say you need a flexible school, maby you work a bit late and can't pick your child up after school. That's ok! we have the wrap program which is sort of the ymca. Its an awsome program. Point is stanford is an excellent school!

- submitted by a student
September 25, 2008
stanford was the best middle school ever, especially if you were in the GATE program. The GATE teachers are amazing!

- submitted by a community member
no rating August 21, 2008
the school is really good but what is great is Mrs. Riley the chorus teacher. she is great!

- submitted by a student
December 05, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2007
I am both a past parent and member of the staff at this school. I believe this to be one of the best middle schools in Long Beach. The new principal is very approachable and doesn't dictate in a military kind of way like the old one. Academics are the highest and behavior of the children is also high. The children report behavior problems themselves, before trouble begins. Literally, 1199 students out of 1200 are in uniform and the kids and staff feel very safe and productive. I would pull my kids out of other are middle schools to be able to send them here. Come down and take a tour, see for yourself how great this fine E. Long Beach school truly is

- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2007
Stanford is a great school it has a great AVID program and a GATE/Honors program. I am a 7th grade student in both of the programs.

- submitted by a student
October 31, 2007
I have been personally involved in this school, from safety issues, principal, teachers and their response and staff on many issues. i have been very, very involved, as a matter of fact, i fought the city to get the lines painted for the kids to have some safety when crossing, it was also in the paper last year. the leadership and contact with the teachers has been very difficult, the teachers are not very responsive on the academics. though some have been amazing, some is not good enough.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2007
I think that Stanford is an excellent school. The teachers are great and everyone there is very nice!!!!!

- submitted by a student
July 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2007
My son and daughter both attended Stanford, both have now graduted. I was very pleased with the teaching staff and administration overall. My only issue has been within this past year with the new principal....communication has not been very good. I had to call the school to find out the time/place of my daughter's graduation. Nothing was sent home. But otherwise it is a fantastic school, and both of my kids loved it.

- submitted by a parent
March 17, 2007
I attended Stanford Middle last year and overall I could care less about the rate! I loved the activities but was displeased about disruptions in the learning process. I was also displeased with the teachers that could care less about students failing. I would like to sincerely thank the band teacher for three great years for I play in my own Jazz Band now as the lead Tenor Saxophone. Thanks for 3 mixed but overall great years! ~Former Student~

- submitted by a former student
May 15, 2006
Great school, nice suburban neighborhood,good gate program

- submitted by a student
April 07, 2006
School is fine but of course like most things, could be better.

- submitted by a parent
November 20, 2005
We are new to the area and were a bit nervous about the school situation. I must say that we could not be happier with Stanford. The academic quality is outstanding and the teaching staff is exceptional. The availability and accessability of students to extra curricular activities is wonderful, there is actually a music program! I must also say that the parents I have met are wonderful and truly involved, creating a wonderful campus community.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
My son's experience at Stanford has been great. He is a GATE student now for 7 years and their GATE program is awesome. The teachers are energetic and extremely supportive of the kids. The principal is supportive and attentive when the need arises. My son has adjusted to middle school beautifully. 6th grade was a rocky period but the staff, counselors included really supported this adjustment period. The parents are super involved in the school which in return shows in the children. I am confident that my son will adjust easily to high school due to the prepration skills he has been given at Stanford. I have no regrets in selecting Stanford for my son. The only issue I may have with Stanford is that at times I am not made aware of opportunities for my son outside the classroom, ex: student council, tryouts for sports, intramural sports, volunteer opportunities, tutoring

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2005
My son was sent to Stanford this past March on a disciplinary transfer. He is in 8th grade and Middle School has been the toughest years thus far! At his previous school, he stopped believing in himself. He slowly started going down hill until he completely gave up. He entered Stanford, with 4 F's, 2 D's, 4 U's, 2 N's & 5 days after his beloved Godfather died unexpectedly. He was suspended 2 days later for attitude! The next week, I started seeing a change in my son. His councelor was checking on him regularly to see how he was doing. The teachers were working with him to improve his grades. He seemed more relaxed and less stressed. With the support of the staff at Stanford, my son is promoting 8th grade with a B, 4 c's a d and 5 S's!!!! Stanford has been a blessing and we thank them!

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2005
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- submitted by a student
March 31, 2005
My child is a current student at Stanford. I have been disappointed in the school. My child was unable to attend the first school dance. Tickets sold out to those who arrived before 8a.m. and allowed friends to join in line. P.E. is graded on ability not effort. Junk food is sold on campus at lunch time. Most of the staff does not show a true concern for students when help is needed in the area of lockers jamming and students unable to get books or dressed after P.E. We are very happy with the coral department. It is outstanding. It has brought my child's self confidence way up. Most of the teachers have helped my child to enjoy school this year, where in the past, my child hated going to school.

- submitted by a parent
February 25, 2005
Stanford Middle School has evolved into a premiere well-rounded school. I am impressed with the high standards teachers hold students to as well as the quality of instruction. Teachers go out of their way to create challenging, engaging learning opportunities that force my boys to think beyond factoids into problem solving and creating solutions. Teachers also communicate regularly with parents through frequent progress reports and the occasional call home for both congratulatory reports and to warn parents if their children are slipping in grades or conduct. The arts options are phenomenal, with successful instrumental,vocal, and visual arts programs. The campus environment is energetic and positive. Parents are actively involved in all areas of campus life and enjoy easy access to the principal who is a great listener and who follows through on his promises. We have had only positive experiences at Stanford.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2004
I attended Stanford Middle School and I have seen myself improve a lot and now I love to study. With the great teachers I have learned even more. I would have never enjoyed getting out of bed and look forword to school if it weren't for Stanford. Thank you for this wonderful gift. Thank You Stanford!

- submitted by a former student
April 06, 2004
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- submitted by a student
January 07, 2004
A family envoronment provides a comfortable learning armosphere for all students. the test scores are wonderful, the music program is top, and the sports teams are among the best in the district.

- submitted by a former student
December 09, 2003
My daughter now attends stanford and is the third generation of our family to go to stanford. I am very happy with the overall quality of parents and teacher involvement with this school.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
My daughter, now in college, attended this excellent school and my son has followed in her footsteps. I am quite disappointed by the current principal and counseling staff at this time, but the teaching staff remains excellent and my son seems very happy here.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
I have a child going into eight grade, and one going into sixth. My child has had a great experience here. The principal and teachers are greatly involved. We love this school!

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Stanford Middle School
5871 East Los Arcos Street, Long Beach, CA  90815
(562) 594-9793
Last modified Stanford Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Stanford Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top