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6-8
Public district
Martinez, CA
Students enrolled: 868
 

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1600 Court Street
Martinez, CA 94553

(925) 335-5820
(925) 370-0143
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March 24, 2015
I moved my daughter from Concord to Martinez at the end of her 5th grade year to get her into this school. I couldn't have asked for a better transition. She immediately made good friends and the kids that I know are very nice, well behaved and great students. My daughter loves her teachers and staff and doesn't have many complaints. Ive been very pleased with this school and the teachers. They are very helpful and respond promptly via email to concerns regarding assignments. The staff genuinely care about the students. I know I made the right decision to bring her to this district!

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2014
My daughter is a graduating senior at Alhambra HS, who also attended MJHS. We are very satisfied with the education she's received at both schools. The science program at MJHS is particularly outstanding and comprehensive, providing a solid base for students who desire to pursue future studies in science. Thanks to the substantial preparation both schools provided my daughter, I'm proud to say, she'll be majoring in Biology this coming Fall!!

- submitted by a parent

March 10, 2014
This is a very good school but there is alot of bullying and middle school children who are miss treating and we need to have add more extra after school programs and keep are kids from bullying and doing drugs maybe the grades would improve more then they all ready have but we need to tell them that this is unaccaptable and push thrm teacher need to be more involved

- submitted by a community member

August 06, 2012
MJHS is probably the best school i could put my kids into but the dress code is a bit over the top like the "no holes in pants " but other than the dress code good school.

- submitted by a parent

May 30, 2012
I am a student here at MJHS and I LOVE it. Though it might have a bad reputation, it's a fabulous school. At MJHS, there are some just FABULOUS teachers, not to mention the principal. She tells you how it is and runs an extremely organized and efficient school. MJHS offers both advanced and support classed in the subjects of Math and English Language Arts. It offers many extracurricular programs, such as basketball, wrestling, golf, track and field, Earth club, student government, and the annual school play and talent show. The campus is beautiful and well groomed, and, while it does have a computer lab and smart boards in every room, the school is not taken over by technology like many schools are these days. I think that it is the best and most well-funded school in the district. I love this school!

- submitted by a community member

February 01, 2011
On the surface the MUSD staff act like they have your childs best interest in mind, but after 5 years in Spec. Ed. my child still has not/ is not receiving any of the support, or modifications that they themselves say they will provide! When I did inquire about things, I was greeted with 'carbon copy' answers, followed by my child being treated harsher than before. Yeah, they sound like they're competent and innovative, but the truth is they are completely useless, if not harmful to your child's development. Never have I seen such lousy instructional performances-and I should know, I have been involved with Spec.Ed for over 25 years. Most of all I feel awful for placing my child into their care. Don't make the same mistake I did--find another place for your child! Somewhere that understands the importance of providing a positive learning environment. MUSD is NOT that place!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
April 21, 2010
It is a great school with staff that care about the kids!

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December 15, 2009
The couselors at this school are amazing and they generally care about the children. I wish I could say the same for the rest of the staff at this school; there seems to be a consensus that all is well in this school district but that is far from true. There is a reason why this school has had falling test scores for the last two years; our child was at this school, and needed special acomidations. The teachers like to play games with those acomodations and we had the same experience at John Muir el. ; so instead of playing more games with the system we are sending our child to private school. We should have done this years ago; Martinez is a great city just don't trust the schools to educate your child.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 17, 2009
MJHS is a caring, nuturing and safe learning environment where every student matters. Teachers and staff go above and beyond to meet the needs of all students, both socially and academically.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
September 16, 2009
The Principal, Ms. Helen Rossi, sets the tone of caring about each individual student's education which is echoed by the teachers and staff.

- submitted by a parent

March 13, 2009
Mjhs is a really great school the teachers there really care about your education and going to college in a few years i recomend this school for your child to go to.

- submitted by a student

February 23, 2009
Martinez Junior High is a great school. i really feel like my daughter is getting the education she needs to succeed in life.

- submitted by a parent

June 01, 2008
This is an excellent school with a good level of parent involvement. Beautiful campus.

- submitted by a parent

July 30, 2007
The Martinez Junior High School is an excelllent school! We have great sports programs which the girls and boys basketball teams did fairly well (the class of 2007)and the other grades did well too. Also the girls 8th grade team this past year did very good going 10-0 and bringing home the league tournament first place trophy. The teachers are great but the dress code here is very strict. But it is a beautiful environment and I was very lucky to attend there.

- submitted by a student

July 09, 2007
Martinez jr. High school is like any other school. The education staff there may be some of the best I've seen, but by the cost of it being practically the only public middle school in the area, so many kids struggle because they cant't get the special attention they need from teachers.

- submitted by a student

December 14, 2006
My son has thrived at MJHS during his three year attendance there. Teachers are excellent and the curriculum is strong

- submitted by a parent

December 08, 2006
On one of the most beautiful middle school campus sites in the Bay Area is MJHS. With a new principal and vice principal on board the changes have been amazing. The teachers truly care about the children. They are taking steps to help our kids academically by leveling students and enrolling them in more than one period of math or english. Parents are quick to jump in and help out whenever needed. My children have truly thrived in this environment.

- submitted by a parent

August 13, 2006
Best school I could have ever hoped my children could attend!

- submitted by a parent
no rating
November 22, 2004
my child is doing all right there. it really depends on the kid.

- submitted by a student

September 24, 2004
My child if is in 7th . Test scores went down. Not sure what to think.

- submitted by a parent

August 22, 2004
Excellent facilities! Great teachers! Very easy to get hold of teachers. Teachers want to help and actually care about you child.

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November 02, 2003
This school is the best i've seen in many years.There classrooms are very welcoming.This school has a great basketball,cross country, and track program.This school has a wheel cirriculim. i would reccomend it to anyone.

- submitted by a community member

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Martinez Junior High School
1600 Court Street, Martinez, CA  94553
(925) 335-5820
Last modified Martinez Junior High 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.
Martinez Junior High School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top