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. =)
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
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!
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.
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. :)
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
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
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!
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!
stanford was the best middle school ever, especially if you were in the GATE program. The GATE teachers are amazing!
the school is really good but what is great is Mrs. Riley the chorus teacher. she is great!
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
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.
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.
I think that Stanford is an excellent school. The teachers are great and everyone there is very nice!!!!!
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.
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~
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.
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