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6-8
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Los Angeles, CA
Students enrolled: 2,065
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1450 Allenford Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90049

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(310) 917-4800
(310) 576-7957
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September 06, 2014
Classes are too large. Bullying is a problem .Kids who should be in honors are not. probably due to overcrowding. Im sure they are trying at this school but if you have other choices take it. Revere did not have my child in Honors he is now in Private school in AP and Honors...as soon as we switched we realized he was being overlooked. Bottom line...to many kids.

- submitted by a parent
September 06, 2014
It's a huge school with over 2000 students and large class size, but...the incoming 6th graders seem to adapt very quickly to middle school and I was impressed overall with the teachers - especially in English and History. But here's the thing about 6th grade Math: they are going to zoom through the textbook at a VERY fast pace, so take full advantage of the online "classzone" help (and even do the extra mixed reviews in the textbook) if your child seems to be lagging behind. They can also check many of the odd numbered answers in the back of the book to see if they're on the right track. The school also provides homework help after school on certain days - we didn't use it, but it's great that they offer it. Now that we're in 7th grade, the pace of math seems to have slowed considerably, allowing for our child to actually grasp the concepts with more than just a flailing understanding.(or maybe the 7th grade math teacher is just a better teacher) All the 7th grade teachers we have are outstanding, the electives and PEP are fun, and our child is thriving at Paul Revere!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
As far as public middle schools go, it is one of the best! Very good student body, amazing involved parents, a lot of hard working and dedicated teachers, counselors and assistant principals. Sad to see the principal retire this year. And would love to have smaller size honors classes. 40 kids, really?

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2014
I have two children there, 6th and 8th graders. It's a big campus and your child must learn to navigate a big campus such as going to a locker and then PE to a smaller locker and then perhaps another class. Last year was my first visit to the Back to School night, and I was greatly impressed by the teachers' backgrounds and the amount of material that was covered in their presentations. My son is in honor classes, and he spends a lot of time on homework, including weekends. There was some discussion among the parents regarding the difficulty in 6th grade math. However, the head of the math department also stated that any child will be well-prepared for high school. The bottomline is that the school is academically rigorous. The music and PE programs are the finest. The school has a community service requirement. There will always be bumps in the road, such as the traffic jams in the neighborhood with pickups and drop-offs, late buses, and paperwork snafus. But all in all, we are proud to send our children there.

- submitted by a parent
February 12, 2014
Wow-this is a HUGE school. Not to organized and teachers are stretched to the limit in dealing with all the kids. Class size is massive. My son has 43 kids in several of his classes-so be prepared for very little interaction with the teacher. Great emphasis is placed on Math & Science. Get ready-this isn't Kansas anymore-meaning this is a big step up from elementary school (Fairburn).

- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2013
Paul Revere Middle School looks very large and perhaps a bit overwhelming coming from elementary school, but it provides a great education and individual and personal attention to its students. It covers all bases - from strong academics to attentive counseling services and enrichment opportunities. Good parental and community support and a lovely and safe setting.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2013
My child is in the 6th grade, and although we looked at many schools, we chose Paul Revere. This was a mistake, as our son is not advanced in math or science, and these subjects are of great emphasis at Paul Revere. Homework is very intense with at least 1 1/2 hours per night and on weekends. We're going to get through this year, but will be moving our son to Emerson next fall.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2013
I have two girls, 6th grade and 7th grade, attending Paul Revere Charter Middle School and they love it. I think envoirnment of the school is so nice and it makes a difference when you are trying to learn. My 7th grader is on the spectrum of Autism and have had bullying issues at her previous Middle School, however at Revere they seems to address those issues head on. They also, have resources and tools in place for my daughter to build her social skills and make friends.

- submitted by a parent
August 05, 2013
Here is what I learned..." Take the good with the bad" That's life. There is no perfect school as far as I know?

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2013
My son is graduating from Paul Revere this year. He had a terrific time here. The first few weeks in 6th grade were a difficult transition but we got amazing support from Mr Hastings & Mrs Honda (who are sadly no longer at the school) and his counselor Ms Kobashi. He was in the honors track and had mostly amazing teachers (Mr Honda, Mr Slavin, Mr Shepps, Mr Aiochi, Mr Fulling, Mr Showrai). Some bumps in math - but we got the extra support that he asked for and he did well. Do not be put off by the size of the school. That is part of the learning experience. Also - if you have any issues, make the effort to respectfully communicate with the school until you are heard and feel that your problem has been addressed. They want to be of service but are not mind readers. As a parent - if you want to be involved, you can be. It is not Elementary school, but there are plenty of areas where your time and effort can make a contribution and a difference. The music program is a gift.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2013
OK, the last year and what a challenge it was in Math. To my surprise, we got stuck with what has to be the worst math teacher, always late getting homework back, loses work and seems pretty unorganized. So, if you get a teacher with a name that begins with G, try your best to get switched or get a tutor from the first 10 week period. The councelors won't be much help as it gets later in the year and you're pretty much out of luck. Overall, the school has been pretty good for a public school, good programs and most of the teachers are pretty good. I'd probably rate the school a 4 or 5 star if it wasn't for the bad experience with the counselors and the math teacher...ugh.

- submitted by a parent
March 13, 2013
Poor administration, none existing technology, and too many students on one campus, low quality faculty

- submitted by a community member
January 11, 2013
I moved my child from Emerson to Paul Revere for 8th grade. My child is an honors student who was starting to fail at Emerson due to the lack of caring or control by the teachers. Once asking to do extra credit the Emerson teacher actually said "C's get degrees". My child is now academically thriving at Paul Revere and really loves all of his teachers. I have never seen such a professional and caring school staff. Every teacher I have seen dresses professionally, takes their jobs seriously, and really loves teaching. I also have a 6th grader at this school with amazing teachers (Istrin and Jackson) that are engaging and inspiring. For the first time my child is getting A's and B's without asking for homework help and talks excitedly about what was learned that day. The sports programs are also amazing and reasonable. Bullying is taken care of immediately. We had an issue once and the vice principal called me back that day, took care of it the next am - confidentially - then gave me his direct number if anything else happened in the future. Paul Revere has great control of the 2000+ kids due to dealing with things swiftly and the respect the administration has.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2012
DO NOT HESITATE __Paul Revere has proven to be a diamond in the rough. We had so much anxiety over selecting the right school for our child but we have been so blessed with the experience she is having. She has a winning teacher combination Carnine/Hernandez, amazing chorus teacher and PE. In addition she plays on the Jr Varsity Volleyball team. We are so grateful to the principal and staff who are taking such good care of our child and is giving her the best possible education. Middle School is a major transition and PR knows how to help our children excel -

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2012
Both of my daughters (6th & 8th grade, both honors) attend Paul Revere MS. While no school is perfect, Revere is challenging academically and they do not tolerate bully's. It's a large school so if your kid can't handle life, they're going to have a tough time making the adjustment (Emerson comment below) Paul Revere has numerous programs to keep most kids involved, if you can't find one, you're not looking. If you're serious about your grades, the counselors are there to help and we always get returned emails or calls, impressive with the number of students. The most important thing is both my girls have made new friends and maintained old relationships and are happy! Revere Rock!

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2012
Paul revere is a nice school, not the cleanest place i've been to and some of the rules are a bit strange. But the teachers are some of the best I have ever seen. And for those people who say that the school does nothing about bullying, first of all, there are thousands of kids, and secondly, they gave all us kids a speech in the gym about how there cracking down on bullying. Needless to say, I am very distressed that there is a drug problem and I ask that If you are the parent of a kid who takes drugs, please don't let him take them to school and endanger countless other innocent people. Written by a student!

- submitted by a community member
September 24, 2012
Terrible school! I had a horrible experience. The teachers are rude and rasist. This school was so terrifying I had to transfer to Emerson Middle school. Emerson is the best school. I should have started there in the first place it's such a great school. It's not as big as Paul Revere but it sure has amazing, thoughtful, caring and well educated teachers.

- submitted by a community member
September 05, 2012
My son had his best year of school yet under the guidance of Mrs. Daley and Mr. Oberman. The independence and responsibility put upon the children at this level is perfect for the beginning of middle school. I think for such a huge campus the deans and administration do a great job keeping bullying at a minimum and putting a great checks and balances system together. Parents work very hard volunteering their time to make sure the kids get enough extras and that the teachers get what they need to teach under the economic constraints put upon schools these days. When your child comes home with a smile on his face and fills you in about a couple parts of his day; it is a good feeling, especially at this stage in the game. Paul Revere has really shown what a California Distinguished Middle School can do..

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2012
Both my son and daughter just finished their 6th grade year at Paul Revere and some of the student body are nice, but there is some bullying there but just as there is some bad apples, there are good apples too. But I think it crosses the line when they allow teachers to bully kids too. Yes I understand their job is tough and they must be strict plus authorative but when you mimick, ridule, condescene and ask the class room "don t they think so and so is so dumb that they will not be able to hold a McDonald job" I think this would make any parent stop and think and ask"whats wrong with you? Aren't you the adult?" Thank god it was not my kid but my kids had to comfort their class mates many times to the point where they were getting depressed and wonder why won't any one do something to stop it?

- submitted by a parent
June 15, 2012
my little sister has been going to this school since 6th grade and at first she was happy but now she tells me theirs some racists teachers, students and constant bullies. We've talked to teachers and counselors about our problem and they said they will handle and find a solution to this situation but yet the problem is still clearly out their. I find it weird coming from a lesser value middle school where their were fights every day and not even at that middle school their was segregation, or bullying or racism. I blame these white kids parents and the principle for not being proper leaders and role models

- submitted by a community member
June 09, 2012
My son isan honor student in the 6th grade and he has been bullied since hes been there. The administration offer no help and they are not stopping the bullies. I have had several conversations with the people at the school and they have done nothing to fix the situation. Instead they point the finger at my son and tell us that if he were different these things would not happen. Also, it seems that if you write a negative review they will remove it from this sight. Academically I love this school but they need to make it a better environment for the student. You can not resolve bullying by removing the person that is being bullied.

- submitted by a parent
June 03, 2012
This school is overcrowded,the classes are way to big.Bullies are everywhere on campus.Calls to the counseling office do not get returned.Getting a meeting with a teacher is like pulling teeth.My child did one year there.We changed schools for this school year.What a difference!We are much happier after leaving Revere.I will never send one of my kids there again.I am sure the teachers and administration are trying but there are to many kids in this school for them to do a proper job.

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2012
This school is absolutely amazing. There is no other description for it. Anyway, I am a student at paul revere and i love it. I am in the sixth grade high honors class. The homework is reasonable and the projects are very fun. All i can say is that this school is amazing and i highly reccommend it.

- submitted by a community member
February 09, 2012
AMEN to this strictly monitored site. If your comment isn't "rainbows and lollipos," it will be deleted by Paul Revere. Heaven forbid that the school has a comment that is not positive. After all, Paul Revere is simply perfect. Yeah - just perfect!

- submitted by a community member
December 30, 2011
My son has been in the charter program at Paul Revere since 6th grade and will be graduating this year. Even though I have heard good and bad comments about the school, I am very pleased with it. My son's overall experience has been positive, only one issue with a teacher, that was resolved. Their academics, drama and music program is outstanding. My son is involved in the music program and the PEP program and he loves it. If I could change one thing about the school, it would be an easier way to be able to meet with the teachers and counselors. I know they have a very large work load (over 2,000 students) this makes it really hard to make appointments with them, but they do their best to respond to emails as quickly as possible. All I can say is with any school, stay involved, let those teachers and administration know who you are, email,call and go up to the school if you need too.

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2011
We bypassed our neighborhood middle school to attend Paul Revere as we felt it had most of the programs and qualities in place that we were looking for. Our children have been very happy here and after so much pondering over middle schools, we have been pleased with our choice. The teachers have been excellent and the work has been interesting and challenging. The electives and the music program both are outstanding and the physical education program is top notch. Our children have also enjoyed the extras - such as lunch clubs, charity drives, PEP, and so much more. Many children from our out of area elementary school attend Paul Revere, but our children have also easily made new friends. There are lots of involved parents and administration responds very quickly when contacted. Very happy at Paul Revere!

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2011
Our daughter just completed 6th Grade and had a good year. She started in the regular program and moved up to honors after about five weeks. She actually liked her math and science teacher much better in proficient than in honors. Her math and science teacher in honors was a terrible instructor, and assigned too much homework, much of it "busy" work. When I mentioned the excessive amount of homework, the teacher suggested our daughter should go back to proficient, despite her getting As and Bs in her classes. That seems to be the usual response to parent complaints about the amount of homework. (And some of the homework is really pointless and time consuming.) In terms of discipline problems and bullying, when another child threatened our daughter, the deans and counselors acted quickly to address the issue. This school does not tolerate bullying.

- submitted by a parent
July 14, 2011
14 teachers at this school were handed pink slips. Many of them were 6th grade teachers. In my opinion, Revere has an excellent 6th grade staff of educators. My son and daughter both had a wonderful and challenging 6th grade year. The teachers are top-notch! Sadly, many of them may not be in the classroom this September. Shame on LAUSD for making the cuts in the classroom and against the children!

- submitted by a parent
June 28, 2011
My son just finished 6th grade honors at Revere. He has had an amazingly positive experience both academically and socially. It's true that he had an incredible amount of homework, but he really thrived particularly with all the special projects. It was an effective way for him to learn. His teachers challenged and supported him. He also made great new friends who also cared about school and were also in the music program just like him. And, I really liked the fact the kids had P.E. everyday to stay fit. Overall, our son enjoyed his time and is looking forward to next year. I am impressed how well the staff manages 2100 kids coming from a variety of backgrounds. The teacher and administrative staff are extremely dedicated and hard-working. I supervised during the lunch hour from time to time, and can say that there is no tolerance for questionable behavior and anything that comes up is handled quickly and appropriately. Given the budget restraints, this school makes miracles happen everyday. The key to making this school work: make sure your kid goes to school everyday, does the work.... and gets into the music program!

- submitted by a parent
June 26, 2011
I consider this school to be a well run state penal institution. BUT considering that there are 2300 kids, I think they do a very good job. If your child falls into the middle of the bell curve then you are in good hands. That is, if he/she is self motivated or closely watched over by a parent then they will do well. The teachers care and are for the most part very good. If, your child is NOT a good student, or motivated, or has any learning issues, then you will have a difficult time here. There is an extreme overload of busy work home work, over which the teachers have no control. It is state mandated with very little thought other than high scores for the school which related to funding, however much needed. Bathrooms are filthy, and the place is run down for a lack of maintenance funding. Remember that these are traditionally difficult transition years for children, somewhere in the 12-14 years old zone, so it can't be any easy job managing an crowded school like this one. As far as alternatives go, I can't say that I've found the private schools to be better, and for 10-30 thousand dollars a year, from experience, I'd say your money is for the most part wasted. Good luck!

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2011
My son, now finishing his second year has had an excellent time at the school. On balance, some truly outstanding teachers ( two duds in 2 years...) but he has grown both academically and emotionally. A recent review by a another parent read like private school shill, hitting all the fear mongering marks one could imagine... I rated the school a 5t, though it's probably a 4.5... still room for improvement in some areas... tho parental involvement is huge here... not sure what the parent who posted before me is referencing re: not being allowed to see what's going on... contrary to that it's easy to get involved, and/or meet with teachers... or email them.... large class sizes not really a problem unless the child has a hard time focusing

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2011
As a student at Paul Revere, a large amount of the reviews I have read have made Paul Revere out to be a school with drug dealers, endless bullies, horrible teachers, and no regard for students' safety... That is the exact opposite of what I have seen. In my homeroom, we have gone over our planners' section on bullying, drugs, violence, etc., so please do not say the administration doesn't educate the students on those subjects. I encounter at least 150 students a day in classes, and none of them have been bullies or appear to be selling or using drugs. My teachers are incredible-- they go to the far ends of the Earth to enhance our courses and make sure we understand what they are teaching. They have NO tolerance whatsoever for talking during class or suspicious behavior, and will pull you aside if you seem depressed, angry, etc. Though my class is high honors, my teachers also teach regulars, which is about 70% of the same stuff (we just go into more detail and have more work.) My friends tell me that their teachers are phenomenal and that they have never been bullied at Paul Revere or offered drugs...

- submitted by a community member
April 20, 2011
Yes, bullying is a problem; however, the solution is not punishing an identified perpetrator. The solution is taking a hard look at school culture. Children are impressionable and there are effective programs that address creating a culture of respect and caring. These programs require a head-on commitment from school leaders (not occasional rallies), time investment and change in classroom management by teachers, effective use of homeroom to do more than take roll and make announcements and parents who want to help build character for all members of the school community. This won't be implemented if the emphasis is on punishment. We have to model caring and compassion. The comments about racial (and class) bias are correct. At Paul Revere, in a Darwinian environment where each parent is out for their own child and class time is spent talking about the last trip to Europe, this will be a challenge, but we can do it!

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2011
Unfortunately I have to agree with the parent who posted on November 11, 2010 in regards to the bullying situation. I'm totally in favor of excellent academics, exceptional, caring teachers, what parent wouldn't?--don't really care too much about a farm being on campus, a farm....really now?? But, in this day and age, safety and protection is #1 on my list! I agree 100% that PR has a SERIOUS problem with BULLIES that is not sufficiently addressed. How can you address bully problems with a "no suspension rule". If a student does something to harm another student, whether it's physically or verbally, that student should be disciplined accordingly. A "no suspension" policy to me means that if the suspended student is not in school for the day/those days, then the school doesn't get the $$$. for the day! Total BS!!! Question for PR, Principal, Deans: Which is more important to you? MONEY FOR YOUR SCHOOL, OR A CHILDS SAFETY. Parents, I pose the same question to you for you and yours????

- submitted by a parent
November 11, 2010
Great school when it comes to course work. However, I have to say there is some racial bias at the school. If your child is of color they assume they are in the wrong most of the time. There also seems to be a bullying problem that seems to be overlooked by the staff.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 26, 2010
The community truly comes together to support ideas and execute them!

- submitted by a parent
August 30, 2010
I d like to share our family s experience with regard to regular and honors track. Our daughter started sixth grade in a regular track class. We felt that a mistake had been made in her placement and met with her teachers who reassured us by saying that they also taught honors classes. Our daughter was given supplementary homework which was similar to that given to honors classes. She was recommended for honors track for seventh grade and did well, scoring at the advanced level in the CST evaluations. Although our daughter s sixth grade class did have several students with discipline problems, it did not prevent a successful academic year. It would be a mistake to write-off regular track. The teachers are competent and caring. Unrelated comment: The bands and orchestras of the music department are amazingly good.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2010
Im am a student at Paul Revere some people say that there a drug problem well there a drug problem in every school and it not the school fault it the kids fault there try as hard as possible to get rid of that and it located in a very nice area and i feel safe at this school.

- submitted by a community member
August 16, 2010
Paul Revere has very nice teachers and an amazing principal that cares for all the students at Paul Revere.

- submitted by a community member
August 11, 2010
I loved it.<3 it was the best 6th grade year ever! :D! you should go there! the teachers are nice and really help you!

- submitted by a community member
May 26, 2010
It really gets tiring hearing some of the negative things said about Paul Revere. Here is the truth. We are so lucky to have this school. My son is finishing up his 8th grade year and my daughter will be attending the school next year. It has been an amazing school for my son. He has had teachers that have consistently blown us away with the levels in which they teach. I have absolutely no complaints about the education he has had or about the school in general. I can't imagine a finer middle school, even at the private level. The other great thing about this school is that it teaches kids to learn to navigate themselves within a big system. Sounds a little like real life, doesn't it?

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2010
I believe candy coated is the term you were looking for... Every school tour promotes the positive aspects of their school. But to say Revere is the worst possible middle school for any child wanting to learn is ridiculous. My son (in the Hoors program) is bright, but not a particularly motivated student and his teachers have been great. His 6th grade Eng teacher has been working with him through out his 8th grade year to get him ready for high school. I call that dedication!

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2010
Worst possible middle school for any student wanting to learn. The parent tours are candy coded, you don't get the real idea of the school until you've been there for 3 years.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 10, 2010
My daughter love this school. She moved from Palms. Beautiful campus. Awsome riders. GO RIDERS, GO REVERE

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 26, 2010
i love that school it is perfect for me and i believe they teach good and all the children get an equal amount of disipline

- submitted by a student
April 22, 2010
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- submitted by a student
no rating April 21, 2010
Beautiful campus, excellent principal and staff, and happy students equal an awesome school! Keep it up Revere!!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 11, 2010
The only way to get a good eductaion at Paul Revere is to be in the Honors program. The regular classroom have many more discipline problems making learning more dificult and the teachers don't seem to care about students as much as HONORS kids

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 27, 2010
This school has many problems that the principal keeps hidden under the table. For example, how about a teacher that has had 9 complaints and is not fired...including verbal abuse in class. Another problem is the busing from under-privileged neighborhoods. This causes tremendous problems and there is also a very big drug problem at this school. Not only are random searches now at least twice a month, there are a handful of kids dealing drugs, and kids that have been arrested more than once. If there is a better option for your child, I strongly suggest you send them elsewhere.

- submitted by a student
no rating March 14, 2010
Totally agree with the previous post.Not much effort is made in encouraging your child or making the lessons interesting if your child is not in honors.Teachers couldn't care less.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 13, 2010
great school but I think your child needs to be in Honors or it is NOT the same level or quality of education. The regular program seems to have much more rowdy kids in the classrooms unfortunately.

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 04, 2010
this is a great school. My daughter loves Paul Revere. It has high academics. !!!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2009
Hi, It's a very good school, but my teachers this year aren't the nicest. This is my first year, coming from a private school and I can't say that I would choose my school last year over Paul Revere. oh, and one thing that make it great, is the FARM! yay

- submitted by a student
November 18, 2009
This is the best middle school in CAlifornia, and maybe the best in the cpuntry. the kids are really nice. there are only a few bullies, but they mostly don't do anything except call you stupid names. the teachers are great, and the electives ar fantastic. I met my best friend here, and i hope others have the same oppurtunity u have had with Paul Revere.

- submitted by a student
November 10, 2009
This school is great. I have a daughter who goes there and loves it, the teachers and students are very friendly. The academics are pretty good too.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating September 30, 2009
My daughter loves this school, she wrote: 'Huge campus, its the biggest school in the area and we have the best grades, were #2 in the usa =]'

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 29, 2009
I love teaching at Paul Revere Middle School because of the students, staff, administrators, and parents. I moved here from a private school last year and everyone welcomed me warmly.

- submitted by a parent
September 29, 2009
My daughter, who hates school has flourished at Paul Revere Middle School. It's a wonderful environment with talented and caring faculty that nurtures these kids in the best way possible in the complex day and age.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 28, 2009
We love the great teachers, the helpful staff, and the wonderful academics. This school offers the most beautiful campus with fabulous sports fields, gardens, and a mini- farm! My son loves Paul Revere!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 23, 2009
About 50% of students are honors, the level of education is high, and its a diverse campus.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Very strong academic orientation. Very good counselors. I am very happy with the very high standards of the school that have pushed both my children to work hard and achieve far more than they would have otherwise.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
Pauk Revere is not only great in Academic scores but it's also great because the sports and music programs they have. Besdies, they also have a small farm that helps the students to gather around and take care of the animals.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
They have a beautiful campus and a dedicated, accessible staff and faculty.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
My Daughter is in 6th grade and has had a great first week,she likes her teachers,has already made some great friends. The farm is a fantastic and my daughter enjoys her time there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
This school has a mix of different races,so students will not feel left out. The education is great and staff are knowledegable and helpful.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
It has everything! It feels like a private school. My child is so happy there and is challenged and motivated.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
My son just started at Revere. I was worried that he would be overwhelmed at such a big school, but he absolutely loves it. And so do all of his friends. The school seems to do a good job of helping the students navigate the new experience and feel empowered to handle the new independence and responsibility. I look forward to seeing what being at Revere with its mix of different people will spark in him.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 21, 2009
My son really likes the teachers!

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 17, 2009
Paul Revere is a great school, great kids and great teachers.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2009
Overall, this is a good school. One of the bad aspects is the extremely late (or no) response you recieve after a call to the school. The teachers are fine in honors, but the discipline focuses on the wrong people. Still, if you have a smart social kid they should be fine and enjoy middle school

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 29, 2009
In response to the review posted on July 2, 2009. My child just graduated from Revere. He had a great 3 years, had good teachers, grades and made lot's of new friends. The new principal and all the administrators are wonderful.

- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2009
I'm currently going into 7th grade at PRMS and I'm extremely impressed with the faculty and staff. Reguardless of the other comments (overexagerated) this is one of the best schools in California. Thank you Mr. Carnine, Mr. Hernandez, Mr. Amos, and Mr. Miyoshi! -Allison Wyant

- submitted by a student
August 18, 2009
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- submitted by a student
July 02, 2009
We loved this school it was a great fit for my daughter. Her classes and teachers were very challenging and she did very well. She got along with all the kids in school and had some great teachers. She graduated in June 2009 and had a great three years at Paul Revere Middle School

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2009
Our experience at Paul Revere was literally a nightmare. Administrators and counselors are incompetent, all new, and don't know any of the students. No one ever answers the phone and when one goes to the school one is just given the run around. Teachers may be fine in the honors program, but if your child is not in honors, they are basically ignored, given the worst teachers, and left to fend for themselves. All children are not treated equally here, and are not given equal access to a quality education. Paul Revere should only be a school of last resort for those that care about their child's education and school experience.

- submitted by a parent
July 01, 2009
Paul Revere Charter Middle School is the hidden jewel in a very tarnished LAUSD Crown. I say this as all of my children have or will attend this exemplary charter middle school. The newly hired administrative staff (principal, assistant principals etc) is dedicated to continuous improvement on campus for ALL (students, staff, faculty and parents). This is quite a statement considering Revere's current API is 837. which rates amongst the highest in all of CA. No one is resting on past luarels at PR, everyone is bonding together to create the best possible education for ALL students in a real world setting.

- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2009
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May 26, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 13, 2009
My son is in 7th grade and has had a wonderful experience so far. The campus has so much to offer, and all his teachers bend over backwards to help. i am more than pleased with our experience. come see for yourself this amazing public middle school!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 13, 2009
My son is in sixth grade with Mrs. Gadh and Ms. Williams. These teachers are great and very accomodating. They are always available and helpful. They really know their students very well. Mr. Miyoshi and Mr. Amos are just amazing, too. Our experience here at PR has been mostly positive. Thank you.

- submitted by a parent
May 12, 2009
I am a student in grade 6 and my teachers, Mr.Oberman and Ms.Daley are wonderful! PR has a great curriculum and a pleasent atmosphere. So far i've had nothing but good experiences (mostly).

- submitted by a student
April 15, 2009
im going to this amazing school and there is alot of home work but this school is most satisfying. i love this school everyone is nice and the teachers are great

- submitted by a student
April 11, 2009
I am currently a seventh grader in Revere MS and I would day that it's a pretty good middle school. For those overachievers and 110% students, it probably isn't the greatest school you'll go to. A students don't get as much needed attention. For those average but pretty good A, B, and maybe a C students, this school is great! The teachers (definitely 5 stars) help a lot and are overall kind and amiable. The honors program is great, and there's even a single high honors ASAS class (rare!) that is somewhat more advanced than the honors classes. The copious diversity in social and ethnic factors here are good, there is a lot of different topics besides fashion and tv shows to talk about. Overall, this is a pretty good school, and as long as you have the motivation to study hard, you will do great!

- submitted by a student
March 29, 2009
We are the parents of both a 6th grader and a 7th grader and have had a great experience so far - the transition to a big school, while not always seamless, has been facilitated by caring and responsive teachers. Our children have grown and developed in this large, but exciting, environment. It's not perfect but neither is life. Paul Revere teaches how to adapt - perhaps the best lesson of all.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2009
I am a student at PR and in sixth grade. My teachers, Mr. Hernandez and Mr. Carnine, are the best ever and love to teach. They have a great sense of humor. My PE class with Ms. Omori is fantastic, except for running miles weekly, but everyone has to do that. I am also in the music program, which is great. But I must say, the facilities could be a lot cleaner and the plants better taken care of. I haven't seen many fights. I also wish people would be suspended more often for their wrongdoings. There are bad people at PR, and good people. PR is giving out the wrong message; do bad things and you get the attention, get straight A's and you are ignored. To me, it all depends on which teachers you get that determines if you'll like the year or not.

- submitted by a student
January 17, 2009
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January 13, 2009
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December 27, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
December 19, 2008
As a parent of a 6th Grader I could not be happier with Paul Revere...the teachers she has are Mr. Hernandez and Mr. Carnine....Love them...and so does she. The way they have thier PE set up is excellent and the music department is great, too. I have experienced nothing but caring and loving people. Also, My daughter loves the school! She is learning so much. I thank God for a Public and Charter school like PR in my area. Darlene Herbstman, Mom

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2008
I am a public school advocate, but am disgusted and frustrated with PR! While there are some excellent teachers (Mr. Honda, Mr. Schwartz, Ms. Chen as examples), my experience to date is that there are too many teachers and Administrators who simply don't care, can't relate to kids, and/or are simply killing time until they can retire (think Stepford). Note: My child sees fights weekly and claims that only a small percentage of the kids get caught. Calls I've made into the school remain unanswered. I am disgusted.

- submitted by a parent
November 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2008
I love the diversity of the school. The curriculum and teachers are challenging. It also is a safe atmosphere.

- submitted by a parent
October 15, 2008
For a LAUSD middle school Paul Revere is a very good choice. The students are engaged and responsive. There does not appear to be a pervasive bully problem as with most LAUSD schools. There is a sense of pride that I have seen my son develop since being at Paul Revere. The first year he was not sure he liked the school but by the second he was very please to be there. He especially likes the honors math and science classes. Also a nice treat is Mr. Honda's farm. My son loves to visit the animals and take care of them. For a very large middle school Paul Revere has a lot going for it. Another plus is it is a very diverse school with many great kids getting along. I wish more LAUSD schools were like this one.

- submitted by a parent
October 14, 2008
My son has really developed into a brilliant student at this school. He loves going everday and the teachers are the best. He plays music for an hour each day and is very very happy. I just wish it went on to high school. The math and science classes are world class.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2008
This is a terrible school. Many teachers belittle the students in class and are unresponsive to messages to meet to discuss issues. The counselors are even worse. Bad counselors are promoted to administration and replaced with inept, uncaring, bored people. Unbelievable that we as parents have to put our children in their care day in and day out.

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2008
This school is awesome, you make lots of friends and everyone is so nice. There are many pep programs that are very fun. Also everyone at school is so smart.

- submitted by a student
September 04, 2008
Recently toured the school and was extremely impressed, especially with the SAS and ASAS classes. The 6th graders were challenged , and seemed very happy in the classrooms we saw. Word is the new principal is top notch. It's a large school, but the kids didn't seem to feel at odds with that at all.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 23, 2008
Very nice middle school with full of edu. It has alot of fun activites and are middle school kids would love it!

- submitted by a student
no rating June 09, 2008
This is the best school for all children. This school has the best teachers and staff out of all the schools. The teachers- most of them- help you out when you neeed it and they are people you would look up to. I'm actually going to graduate in a week and the 8th grade activities are great and always fun. Overall, this is the best school to go to for middle school. I spent my best three years of my life here, and they were great ones, too.

- submitted by a student
April 09, 2008
We'll for me as a Paul Revere student I feel as if that Paul Revere is a great middle school and is more than your average middle school. They make the 6th graders year easier by putting their classes closer together and only having to switch classes 3 times a day. At times Paul Revere is vivid but what middle school isn't. They have smart, fun teachers there. They give the 8th graders (like me) so much pleasurable memories like my favorite the DisneyLand Trip and 8th Grade Picnic. But as a conclusion Paul Revere Middle School is a great place for your child so check it out. (also for children in the 7th grade I recommend for honor english class only Mr. David Baca's 7th grade hornors english class.) Go Class of '08..!!!

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March 31, 2008
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March 31, 2008
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March 31, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2008
After reading some of the earlier comments posted here, I wasn't sure if Paul Revere would work for my family. I am pleased to report this is a great school. The teachers, without exception, have been amazing. Our counselor is fantastic - he helped my son, who stumbled first semeser, get on track. My daughter loves it here and now my son is enjoying school. The most difficult lesson to learn is that the kids are responsible for themselves - no class interruptions for homework, lunch, backpacks left at home, if you miss class, you have to get assignments on your own - big difference from elementary school but great preparation for high school/college. What would make the school 5 star is more classes/clubs where these students can put their newly learned self reliance to work. Otherwise, a great place.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2008
I started off at Revere in 2005. At first it was a harder transition since I came from an Elementary School of 250 people and homework was a once every couple of nights verses Revere were homework is every night and the teachers don't hold your hand and kids aren't always so nice. As the years pass by i've had so much fun here. Take note that I may not be doing what im supposed to do in class but I've found that your teachers care about you and your education. It isn't just a job for most of them its an enjoyment. Fav. Teachers: ------------------------- Ms. Zuckerbraun - 6th Mrs. Meyerstein - 7th Ms. Uchida - 7th Dr. Fish - 8th Ms. Combus - 8th Mr. Bates

- submitted by a student
January 16, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2007
My son just started the 6th grade in September, and I am very impressed with Revere so far. The teachers and the 6th grade counselor are high quality, and the administration has generally been friendly and helpful.

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September 07, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 22, 2007
Paul Revere is a great school that has wonderful teachers that help kids out in their time of need. Some of the teachers do not fufill all my child's needs, but I am very happy with the way the school is run.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2007
We are sad because the best teacher in the Eighth grade is leaving this year before our child can be in her class. Some teachers are wonderful, some a complete waste of time. The science program needs strengthening. The principal could more leadership, but many of the problems are due to LAUSD's woes. The school is HUGE and impersonal. Kids get lost in space literally and figuratively if they aren't really strong and directed. For us, it's a long drive. I wish we had better local alteratives. My child could be free to study or play with the hour a day spent in the car commuting. If you have to go here, you have to, I suppose.

- submitted by a parent
May 01, 2007
I think PRMS is a great school and I like the many choices of the art,music,p.e and other activities that are offered to the students. My son is in the 6th grade and the transition from elem to middle school has been very smooth. The teachers are really great. I have no comment on the parent involvement because I haven't involved like I should be but I am unable to because I work for another local school district (@ IUSD). Thanks, Meiko Cook.

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April 21, 2007
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March 26, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
March 08, 2007
Coming from the private sector we weren't sure what to expect. So far this year we have found the teachers of very high quality, the education excellent and a genuine caring over all from the staff. The challenges for public schools are very different from the private schools but Paul Revere has the right attitude. The parents that we have met since joining are also terrific. Now, all my son can talk about is how glad he is being there and how much he is looking forward to Pali High; especially after yesterdays assembly presentation from the kids and staff of Pali High. The entire 8th grade of Pali was present with the intent of calming their trepidation in going to high school. My son also started (on his own) looking at colleges. This school has been a terrific influence. Thank you all very much. Mr. & Mrs. Callas

- submitted by a parent
March 08, 2007
Paul Revere Middle School has a lot to offer the serious, responsible, enthusiastic student. My 6th grade daughter, has learned to navigate her way and succeed in a very real world environment committed to the success of the avid learner. It may not be the best choice for all students. However for the mature student who wants to achieve on variety of levels, academically, athletically, socially, artistically or musically, it can happen at Paul Revere. There is no hand holding, children learn to ask for what they want, need or desire and if they can do that they will thrive.

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2007
This is an amazing school which has given me so many great experiences I will never forget. I recommend it to anyone and everyone. Thank you Paul Revere!

- submitted by a former student
February 14, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2007
Overall I would say Paul Revere has not been below standard but there is room for improvement. My child came from a high achievement school of seven years with a population of less than 450 students. I understand that she was not going to receive one on one attention, however, it's a process trying to meet with the teachers. You cannot visit the school without scheduling an appointment, (of course everyone going to be on their best behavior) sometimes a parent needs to just walk in and see what is been taught and how their child responds to teachers/peers. Lastly, I've never seen a principal, or one who holds a distinguished position that does not speak or even nod at a parent that would be Mr.Art Copper; this is not about his character just my observation since my child enrolled over two years ago. I do attend PTSA meetings and volunteer.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2007
I would give an A for the quality of academic programs, and a A+ for the music, art and aports programs. Parent involvement is high but could be higher. I jave a son in 7th grade and I love this school as does he.

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2006
This is a horrible school that is way too crowded. The kids get too much homework. The principal and staff are much too harsh on students.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2006
My son just finished his first year at PRCMS,and it was a very good year.I was very pleased with the teachers he had,they would always return my calls and keep me informed about my son's progress.He finished 6th grade with two awards ,which I feel would not be possible without his hardwork and caring teachers. As a parent I'm hoping for another productive year for7th grade.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2006
I believe that both the charter and magnet sections of Revere have good and not-so-good teachers. I believe that the classes are too large. The principals, teachers and staff work hard and care for the students. The math department is outstanding...at least while my son was there. I know that they have lost several wonderful math teachers to district level positions!

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2006
My child is in the 8th grade ASAS program at Revere, and we couldn't be happier. My child has always felt safe and has always been academically challenged. The PE program is strong and everyday. The teachers know the students strengths and weaknesses. It is an extremely caring enviorment. A child will only get lost if the parents allow it, which sadly at the middle school level is something you see a lot of... The principal is hands on involved, his focus and energy an inspiration to all. The student body is pulled from all around Los Angeles, which narrows the parent involvement down to the local mothers. They are warm welcoming women who get things done. A little diversity in the Pride/ PTA would be welcome... My only real complaint is the cafeteria... The food could not be worse. Do your child a favor and make her lunch.

- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
Revere has provided a challenging academic program during the three years my son has attended. I am disappointed with the physics program in the magnet as there have been no experiments and/or demonstrations to increase student learning.

- submitted by a parent
April 22, 2006
I would not recomend this school for someone who wants their child in a school with: good teachers, good sized classrooms, and overall nice environment, a helpful education.

- submitted by a student
April 20, 2006
If your child is in the honors courses, then this is a school I would recommend, however if not they will most likely get lost in the shuffle. the school is far to large to meet the individual needs of students that struggle.

- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2006
School is good for honors but inflexible in their extra-honors (HSAS) program. In other words, if a child is having diffulty in a class, she/he must leave the whole program in order to transfer a class, which is truly disruptive. Some teachers wonderful, others (those with tenure) truly awful, but in general, a good education. Keeps 6th graders apart from older kids. Very helpful as older kids are much more teenaged than younger one. After-school activities are limited. Kids must be off-campus 30 mins after end of classes--very hard for working parents.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2006
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October 24, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2005
Has great teachers. Discipline is great. Your kid will be safe.

- submitted by a student
May 07, 2005
My 6th grader is happy at PRCMS and the school ranks high acamenically for an LAUSD school. But the classes are way too large. Administrators are competent and helpful, but it is difficult to meet with them and get assistance because they have way too much on their plates.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
Paul Revere is a wonderful school. My child has been there two years. The academics are rigorous. After a great math and science teacher in sixth grade, my child tested into Algebra in seventh grade. Some of the theorems they're covering I didn't have until high school. English class sizes are small, written essays, paragraphs, and poems are required every week. The P.E. program is outstanding, and has been turned around in the past few years by hiring serious athletes who lead it. The music department and their orchestras are renown throughout the city. The after school program, started by the parents, is in its second year, and covers everything from drama to soccer.

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March 31, 2005
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March 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
no rating January 09, 2005
I believe overall it is what it is.

- submitted by a parent
January 04, 2005
The teachers are bright, concerned, active and challenging. If the student is motivated, I am certain that Revere's highly gifted program gives as good an education as any private school in West Los Angeles.

- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
November 28, 2004
A student says: great school, great teachers, great atmosphere, safe feeling. The most beautiful campus! Extra-curricular activities could be better, but funding is tight, and does not permit such things as separate teachers for each elective (e.g. there's a math teacher teaching art).

- submitted by a student
no rating June 22, 2004
Great location, beautiful campus. Excellent honors and high honors programs. Excellent music program and sports.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
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- submitted by a student
May 04, 2004
My daughter is in Revere's 7th grade honors program and she has been lucky enough to get some of the best teachers she's ever had. That being said, this ain't no elementary school. In response to the 3/14/04 student, being 'nice' doesn't get you the A's they might have given in elementary school. Excellent spelling, grammar, and punctuation notwithstanding, there are very high standards here and a great deal of homework. My daughter attended private school for the first 6 months of 6th grade and the work is more intense at Revere, especially in 6th grade. Fortunately, there are often interesting and highly creative long-term projects culminating each unit of study and my daughter seems to enjoy this over the tedium of worksheets. Many teachers give college-style lectures, so she is learning note-taking skills. Emphasis here seems to be on preparation for high school, when grades really count.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
Changes I'd like to see at Revere: -Stop District 'pacing' assessments in math. Revere scores, although not perfect, are among the District's highest. Stop wasting valuable teaching time with this kind of testing (there's enough testing with the CAT 6/CA Standards tests) and let our excellent teachers do their job. -Stop promoting 6th graders to 8th grade math (Algebra) without testing them on 7th grade math standards. Why rush to push students and skip a year of math without being sure of what they know? If they score 85% or better, they can probably handle Algebra. -As a 'Science and Tecnology magnet school,' every Revere teacher (and administrator) should have an email address and homework calendar on the website. Also, the library should have a computerized card catalog and check-out system. -Occasionally use SSR (sustained silent reading) periods for 'council' meetings where kids could talk about their issues and feelings about growing up.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2004
I think that this is a very VERY unhelpfull school. I was doing wonderfull in elementary with strait fours, which are equivialant to A'S. I am a very respectful person and in my opinion, i think that whoever is still attending this school is making a very poor choice for their future careers.

- submitted by a student
March 04, 2004
This school is fabulous for my kids. Although my son has just graduated, with not the best grades, the consulars and teachers overrworked themselves trying to help him. My daughter however who is in 7th is doing excellent work. Although her math teacher is not very helpful. I tried to switch her out, but the principal ingnored me. My other dissapointment is that there is too much profanity.

- submitted by a parent
February 10, 2004
I am a parent of a 7th grader honor student. She is doing fine in this school, she has great teachers and I think this is a good school. The 7th grader Counsellor is very helpful in answering problems with regards to my kid. Keep up the good work and also higher math teachers/parents needs to work together as a team for their kids, because the only subject that Revere is falling behind in the California Achievement is the higher math subjects.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2003
My child just started at Revere this year in the 7th grade honors program. There are, at least, 35 kids in every class that I have been in. Last year when we toured the school there were at least that many in every class we visited. I did not see any classes with 20-25 kids. The atomosphere at the school seems very positive and the campus is beautiful. There are just a lot of kids in each class. Less would be better.

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Paul Revere Middle School
1450 Allenford Avenue, Los Angeles, CA  90049
(310) 917-4800
Last modified Paul Revere Middle School is a Charter school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Paul Revere Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 150 reviews. Top