Students enrolled 1056
School leader Mitch Wood
Transportation options Yes
District Sylvan Union Elementary

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1900 Maid Mariane Lane
Modesto, CA 95355

(209) 552-3300
(209) 552-3305
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4 stars
Based on 19 ratings

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August 09, 2014
Savage is a great school with very committed teachers and administrative staff. My son was active in athletics, band, and academic extra-curricular activities last year. I have witnessed the dedication these teachers/coaches provide to their students. I am extremely appreciative of their engagement in my sons' life and the lives of all of students.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2014
This is the worst school ever. The school is filled with many spoiled, stuck up, and annoying little brats. They have very low test scores too. They lose every year in every academic events, especially in Math Super Bowl. Ustach always kicks our butts every year.

- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2012
I have been reaching out to the office staff and Mr. Wood for over a week with no results. I have been told several times I would receive a call back in the afternoon only to receive no return calls. I also emailed Mr Wood with the concern about my daughter only to be brushed off. I am greatly discouraged by the response of the administrative staff at Savage.

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2010
Im a junior in high school now, but I did go here it was pretty good. I was in the orchestra and really appreciatte the music teacher now that I have the one I have now.... haha but yes I would recommend this school but I do feel theres a lot to be desired.

- submitted by a community member
August 17, 2009
it is the best school I've been to and the nicest. The staff is so nice.

- submitted by a student
May 21, 2009
You can't even imagine how much we love Savage middle school! Teachers, faculty, coaches, and band teacher, and yes the principal...you just can't find better! my daughter is graduating this year, and this school will be missed!!!, but the memories, and experiences my daughter will be taking away from there, will last her a lifetime.....She is already talking about when she goes back to visit......that is a sign of a great School, dont you think? Look out Mr Holton....Robertson...she will be looking for you! =D PS Get your child involved!! Sports, band, art, so many things to choose from.....they will be better for the experience !!! I promise!! Go Savage you rock!!!

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2009
One of the best middle school in the state excellent teachers and classes.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2009
My son transferred from another school his 8th grade year to Dan Savage with F's and D's,with help of the principal and te teacher's, my son is now graduatating with A's and B's.He loves school and has not miss a day of school. He's whole outlook in school has changed and my famly and I would like to thank the teacher's and the principal for giving my so a chance and a future!

- submitted by a parent
February 08, 2009
The D.J.Savage staff is great! Teachers,Administration,& counselors alike...we could not have picked a better school.

- submitted by a parent
January 28, 2009
My son and I LOVE this shcool! We have moved to the East part of town when he was in 5th grade. We had a city transfer that allowed him to go to a school in a different district. WE decided to send him to Savage instead of finishing his last year of elementary school. He was below average there. Hello! He is now an above average student who now excels in all his classes!! Yay Dan Savage! Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
September 04, 2008
I have 2 children currently attending. This is our first year at Savage. My children transferred from a smaller charter school. In a school this size my children falling through the cracks and not being challenged was my major concern. That concern was quickly assuaged when my children were placed in advanced classes, and through conversation with them I KNOW they are made to work hard in these classes! Moreover, despite the large size of the school, the teachers strive for a small school feel by inviting open dialogue with parents. So far, I am very happy we made the switch!!!

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August 11, 2008
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July 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2008
I am currently ateendin Daniel Savage Middle School. This school is one of the best schools I have ever been to, and I have attented many. Almost every teacher at this school is so involved in their students' success. Also, our sports teams are awesome! We have the best principal any student would ever dream of, and he is very supportive of our academics and other participations in the school. Mr. Garcia attends every event and remains an awesome romodel. It is a very friendly school and have awesome sports teams, teachers, students, parents, and overall guidance. I love being a part of this school and I wouldn't have it any other way. Kaleen Gamblin

- submitted by a student
March 14, 2008
This school is one of the worst schools in the whole county and has the most prison feeling enviroment that a student could ever wish for. Although the settings of this poorly placed, cow smelling, instution do not at all effect the school's small amount of decient teachers. Not to name any names but some are just simpler than others. -A concered student.

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September 18, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2007
I am a proud parent of two boys attending Dan Savage Middle School. DSMS is an amazing school with a diverse student population. Mr. Garcia is a very dedicated and involved principal. He comes thru to any parent issues you might have. This school also has the best music teacher (Mr. Holtan) and football coach(Mr. J),which my boys speak highly of. I feel that my sons attending Dan Savage, that they are getting the best education and becoming well rounded boys who love going to school everyday. Mrs Gonzalez

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Daniel J. Savage Middle School
1900 Maid Mariane Lane, Modesto, CA  95355
(209) 552-3300
Last modified Daniel J. Savage Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Daniel J. Savage Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top