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6-8
Public charter
Los Angeles, CA
Students enrolled: 168
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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3754 Dunn Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90034

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(310) 842-8555
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May 22, 2014
magnolia science academy 6 palms is a really great school.they provide scholerships. the kids here are very mannerful even the teacher and principle. this school even lets you learn other languages such as spanish and turkish. this school gets you ready for your future.So for all you parents out their that cant find a great middle school for your son/daughter just pick magnolia science academy 6 palms.

- submitted by a community member
October 24, 2013
Me encanta la escuela. Los maestros le ponen mucha atencion a cada uno de sus alumnos y los motivan para que le echen ganas al estudio. Ademas el personal de la Oficina es muy amable y nos hacen sentir como en familia. Estoy muy contenta con la escuela creo que es una de las mejores decisiones que hemos tomado en cuanto a la educacion de nuestra hija.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
What a gem of a school! Students are treated respectfully and firmly; there is a balance between academics and fun activities that motivate children; parents can be as involved as they want to be; teachers and staff are readily available to answer any and all questions and concerns; parents are updated DAILY on student progress through online Coolsis. Excellent school, I cannot recommend it enough!

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
This school is wonderful. The staff makes sure that your child is safe. The school makes sure that there is communication between staff and parent.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
Im happy to say that my daughter wakes up everyday happy to go to school .Good communication, helpful, and attentives to ones concerns.

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
I really like this school because of the IPA score (currently above 800) compared to other nearby schools and because the class/school size is so small. The administrators know my daughter an nephew by name!

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
Magnolia Science Academy 6! The teachers are dedicated to ensuring all students learn - they tutor after school and are very available to help. A handful of 7th graders tested so well on the MAP tests, MSA6 created an advanced math program just for them. That's commitment to excellence! The principal is involved and caring. The staff overall is welcoming - strict yet nurturing. It's a small school, which worried us at first, but it turned out to be the perfect match for my son. More parent involvement would be great...

- submitted by a parent
October 17, 2013
This is a great school . I am so happy that I enrolled my two kids here.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2013
It is only the second day of school but my son is really happy attending magnolia science academy. The staff made him feel very welcomed and made my wife and I feel welcomed as well too. The transition from elementary school to middle school is hard for a lot if students but I am glad that we chose this school because of the community feeling you get from the teachers and especially from the office manager.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2013
I can t thank Magnolia Science Academy-6 teachers enough for the future they are providing for my child. They are not just great educators, but great role models as well. The amount of attention given to my child here is beyond comparison. It really shows when you re dealing with people who do what they do because they love it. If I had to sum up the MSA-6 teachers in one word it would be transforming . My son was never into school until we enrolled him at Magnolia, and now he is one of the top students in his class. They made him realize his potential and installed in him the confidence he was lacking and for that I am eternally thankful. Thank you for touching my son s life Magnolia

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2013
Very Bad School, Uniforms are expensive and rip easily has more classes than usual and those are pointless my advice don't send your children here both you and them will dislike it.

- submitted by a community member
December 21, 2012
If you are looking for a safe, friendly, caring, high academic school; come to Magnolia Science Academy 6 to be part of our family. My daughter learned to be responsible dealing with homework, reports and projects. My daughter is in this school in 6th grade and she is in love with this school. She feels safe and looking forward to go to school every day! The teachers care about the students, they are truly interested in the best for the kid's. The administration staff is beyond great, making sure that our kids are well taken care of, every staff member knows your kid s name. They know your kids better than you. You can ask them for help, and they are there to help you deal with your kid. The schools website is the best parent-teacher connection that you could ask for. They make feel like you are part of a family. This school has free tutor-guidance after school. Furthermore, they let parents get involve. Parents just judge, but they do not actually know what's going on. I've been helping them in different ways that I can, I still strongly suggest put a little bit of your time, and know what your kids up to, so we don't blame school or teachers. This is coming from a mother.

- submitted by a parent
November 19, 2012
If you are looking for a small, high quality middle school on the Westside, you should check out MSA6. The principal and teachers know all the students AND the parents and greet them by name. There are enrichment clubs, sports and great field trips. Parents are encouraged to take an active role in the school. My son has thrived at this great school.

- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2012
Magnolia Science Academy continues to be a great school in every way for my son and my family. We totally recommend MSA-6.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2012
MSA 6 is like a private school, but FREE!!! It's such a good feeling to know that your child will not "fall through" the cracks. The school is small, the kids wear uniforms, and the teachers and staff know students and parents by name. Not to mention, the 2012 API score was 843!! This place is a hidden gem and I am so lucky to have found it!!

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2012
i am very pleased with Magnolia Science Academy 6. this school has been through many changes but, has done tremendous improvements. students have a greater opportunity to better their academics. In this school, students have the gift of receiving free tutouring on site. Staff and teachers are very nice and encourage students. One of the reason I though of this school was because it is a small enviorment and my child not only getrs more attention but, she is called by her name, unlike other schools where students are just another number in there payroll. Over all I am very pleased and would strongley reccomend Magnolia-6 to any parent who is looking for a brighter future for their child.

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2012
The school is one of the best schools i have been to( and i have been to alot of schools) the learning evrironment is very calm. the school provides a challenging curriculum that i have really liked. the principal is a very participating one.He likes to alwasys find a way to make sure the students are learning, yet having fun. what the principal has done had a great impression on me. the entire staff is very nice and makes sure every student learns the material. the past school that i have been to was rated high but if you actually takl to the student (not the parent) about 85% would not like the school. the previon students that went there also said the school was not very good. the school has a program that is very advanced. the program is called A-STEM (amsp) i have learned alot due to the coach, many things that i did not know before. So if you are deciding to send your kid to a middle school, send him/her to MSA-6 -student

- submitted by a community member
September 19, 2012
I have been extremely impressed with this school and feel it is a terrific fit for my child, who is an independent and introverted learner. The teachers are dedicated and the staff and principal are committed to getting to know the students and families. There are a wide variety of electives, free afterschool tutoring and other activities, and the period dedicated to sustained silent reading is fantastic. It is a supportive and rigorous environment. The uniforms are a bonus! We are very pleased so far!

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2012
Magnolia administrators are risking our children education by refusing to fund BTSA. BTSA is a state-mandated program designed to test the professional development of newly-credentialed teachers and permit the fulfillment of single subjects credentials. Teachers who fail BTSA lose their credential. BTSA is a safeguard verifying teacher effectiveness in the classroom. The BTSA requirement protects our children by removing ineffective teachers from the classroom. But MSA6 administrators chose not to enroll their teachers into BTSA. At the last BBQ, I noticed MSA6 is completely staffed by new teachers. Why is Magnolia not funding BTSA? Are trained teachers not a priority to Magnolia administrators? Perhaps Magnolia is already planning a complete restaffing of MSA6 for the next academic year? How does a revolving door of untrained teachers impact the academic performance of our children? Why does Magnolia prefer new untrained teachers year after year over experienced and trained teachers? Do our students not matter to MSA6? Do MSA6 a favor and ask Mr. Terzi why Magnolia lacks the funds for BTSA, a basic, state-mandated method even public schools deploy to ensure teacher effectiveness.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2012
An Excellent school in West LA...The office staff, administration and teachers have always been very helpful and answer questions quickly. Our experience has been great and we feel that our son is very well prepared for high school. He has learned important study skills that will help him in high school and college. Academically, he has excelled with the guidance of superior teachers. He has maintained a high GPA each year and has received several awards. His father and I are very impressed with the school and his progress. Socially, my son is very happy. He has more friends than we could have ever imagined. Like every school there is a small parent group who always complains and never gets happy. I suggest you to check out the school's test scores and data because the records never lie. You can also check out the website at http://msa6.magnoliascience.org/. Magnolia Science Academy is a great school and we recommend it every chance we have.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2012
Magonolia Science Academy 6 is an amazing school we moved our son from Culver City Middle School, we were a little apprehensive at first by the school Principal and office staff made our child and us feel at home, with regards to the academics we have seen our child improve in his math and all his core classes, the after school programs are truly amazing they are helping our child get his homework done and is like receiving free tutoring, with my wife we feel we are getting private school treatment and education at no cost. We HIGHLY recommend Magnolia Science Academy 6, it has been the best move we have done for our kid.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2012
My younger brother currently is attending his second year at Magnolia Science Academy 6 and as an older sister I have seen great improvement in his work and social habits. Magnolia is a small school, which in this case has many advantages. Of course, the school is not perfect, no school is, but I say it's just the kind of environment kids should be in. I went to CCMS, and honestly I wish my mom would've found the school before I graduated. Having been able to visit the school many times I have experienced the way the school runs. The kids there are brilliant, thoughtful, considerate, and of course a bit mischievous. Each adult working at the school knows and learns EVERY SINGLE kids (and parents) name. That was not the case at my school and I wish it was. The staff makes sure that your child gets the exact help and attention that they need, because they do not think of your kid as just any other student, but as an individual. The principal at Magnolia is very considerate of the parents thoughts, ideas, and suggestions. He tries, and succeeds, to create a family atmosphere at the school. I highly recommend this school. DFTBA (Dont Forget To Be Awesome)

- submitted by a community member
August 22, 2012
This school is brilliant and I highly suggest going here. The place is spectacular and your child will have no problem making friends. Most of the teachers are great and as long as your child behaves, he/she will succeed. Go here, as the after school programs are fun and exciting, and so is mostly everything else, or so my child says. They even have a special program for your amazing math wiz, where he/she will compete in tournaments against many other smart students. Try MSA6 and you will definitely be satisfied.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2012
I came here from a very caring elementary. Thinking, its a small school the principal at the time was so encoring. In the middle of the year several teachers disappeared and so did the principal. The newly formed parent group tried to get things moving and everyone working together, but the non-sense of the administration chased them away. The education is below average- lets just say I feel so guilty my child has to make up and entire year and came in at the top of the class. Math and science ?? seems there was none. Teachers are not helpful and very mean. They will not log in a grade on coolsis but yet sign that is was done? I wanted to be a part of a smaller school- but this education is worse than neighborhood over crowded middle schools. We are gone! They need better quality teachers and leadership. Lining the kids up for a morning meeting is not considered leadership. It is not challenging and offers little to opportunities. After school activities is like a free for all not helpful. Oh not to mention some students steal and there is little to no discipline. This is a business for the money not for the education of our kids.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2012
I would caution anyone looking into this school to do a lot of research prior to enrolling your child. MSA 6 has had a 99% turn over rate with teachers and 100% with administration since the inception only 3 years ago. Although they have tried to rectify a very sub-standard principal by replacing him, there have been little-if-any sign of improvement to the teaching standards or the curriculum since the arrival of the new principal. He is also unwilling to work with the parents so much so that there is no longer a parent group in existence. The educational environment is rote with virtually no hands on education or higher learning oportunities. Even the advanced math program is using the exact handouts from last year rendering it useless to those previoulsly enrolled. The Math/Science/Technology programs are all very weak with no science equipment and no useful technology programs. For example, the typing program only teaches the home keys because "we would have to pay to go on to the other keys". The only reason I can even give one star is for the small class sizes, but given the lack of all else it should hardly be a decision making factor.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2012
I just want to say that this school has done an amazing job this year. I do hear that there are parents who complain all the time, but you get that everywhere. Check out this article...http://www.cnn.com/2011/09/06/living/teachers-want-to-tell-parents/index.html. This is just a group of parents though. For the most part, the parents here are more than satisfied with this school. Every month there is a newsletter that helps bridge the communication between the school and the students/parents, a breakfast with the principal, and there are assemblies twice a week. Also, there website is updated all the time. Some of these reviews do not give this school the just rating that it does deserve. If you are able to go to this school, you should attend here.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2012
This is our 2nd year and it had not gotten better. They seem to care more about are the children in uniform then if a child needs help. Admin does not communicate well with parents. A few , a very few teachers are gems, while others do not communicate well to parents and the students. Coolis seems like a great idea however many teachers do not keep current with the kids grades. My son tells me many class mates may not be returning for 8th grade due to parents not feeling childrend are getting proper education , I am thinking maybe I need to investigate that as an option.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2012
The school is average. The administration is average as well. Most of the teachers are great, some not so great. The school lacks organization and professionalism. My child has attended this school for two years. The first year was average with so many changes in the administration and with teachers, very unstable. I had hopes that this year it would improve, but unfortunately its still very unstable. I'm glad this is my child's last year. She is graduating.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2010
This is my child's first year in Magnolia Science Academy 6 (MSA-6). MSA-6 has excellent learning environment for students both in academically and non-academically. Its curriculum has been designed to challenge students and to encourage parents to be involved in students' success. As a parent I can follow my child's daily school activities via school's COOLSIS system, through which I communicate my child's teachers easily. Principal, teachers, and administrators, and parents have been working together for the success of students, especially in this under funded environment. It is evident from its API score, 841, which is way above the state average; I can say that MSA 6 is very accomplished school given the second year of its operation.

- submitted by a parent
October 28, 2010
I am very happy as a parent that my child is going to this school.The school is offering a variety of activities as an after school program. Students sign up for two programs and all teachers are involved with their programs till the end of the day four days of a week consistently. Because the the school is small, teachers and administration are giving good care for the students. The school is well known for preparing the students statewide science projects and nationwide math and scince competitions. I wish the school had senior hs as well.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2010
This is my child's second year at Magnolia and I have no complaints so far. The size of the classes are what I appreciate and the quick email updates from the teachers, staff and principal. Their CoolSIS system keeps me in touch with whats happening at the school which is reassuring. It's really hard to fail with such a great system. They are a diamond in the rough, but that's fine with me! I'm happy and so is my child.

- submitted by a parent
October 23, 2010
This is my second year at the school. There is a new prinicipal. I have had GREAT experiences with him. He has an open door policy, is extremely attentive and responsive both in person and via email. My child absolutely loves the school and is thriving. My child is doing EXTREMELY well both academically and socially. This year they implemented a sport sprogram. My child can not wait to start soccer. If you are an involved parent, and willing to participate and work with the school, this school is for you. If are a complainer but never show up or follow through on your parent commitments, this is not the school for you! This school also provides one on one tutoring academically, this school is very challenging. Please remember this is middle school not elementary school. Students are starting to experience being accountable and responsible.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2010
We came into the school under new leadership which we were not aware of when we signed up. The new principal is very condescending. He treats the kids like "friends" instead of students, so they really like him. However, he has a "my way or the highway" attitude along with lots of talk and little action. There is no working with parents, sadly, because there seems to be a very strong parent group here. Secondly, there are several teachers who cannot speak english. My child does not understand 90% of what is going on in these classrooms due to the language barrier. These are Science & Technology teachers - the backbone of this school! Math is weak as well. Sad, because on the other hand there seems to be a group of very good teachers here who are stuck under the leadership of one very bad principal.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2010
Happy to report that Magnolia 6 should be a role model for other schools. Teachers are very accommodating and are eager to teach. Students will benefit from classroom routine to prepare for highschool and college. This is a diamond in the ruff, but the word is gettting out. They may need to expand very soon. Great atmosphere for 6th graders transioning to middle school and zero bullying tollerance makes it ideal for students entering the pre-adolence stage of life. Would recommend this school to parents who care about their children's education and well being.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2010
My child joined last year as a 6th grader. She is rather shy and joined later, after switching from a bigger Middle school, but the teachers are very attentive, respond to email queries promptly and the school has a strict non-bullying policy. The school community as a whole - parents, students really does have a family feel about it; I was especially impressed by the Fundraising fair last Spring which was well organized and had a great turnout! What else can I say? With the small classrooms, supportive caring environment, and stimulating extra curricular activities, I have peace of mind knowing my child is in good hands.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2010
we are new to MSA 6 so don't have a lot of experience, but wanted to share that we are feeling very positive and excited about it. orientation was thorough and friendly. staff seems generous, sincere, and hard working.

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Magnolia Science Academy 6 School
3754 Dunn Dr., Los Angeles, CA  90034
(310) 842-8555
Last modified Magnolia Science Academy 6 School is a Charter school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Magnolia Science Academy 6 School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top