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Moreno Valley, CA
Students enrolled: 1,150
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15261 Legendary Drive
Moreno Valley, CA 92555

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(951) 571-4220
(951) 571-4225
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April 01, 2015
In response to one of the comments below...The school does not have an inside gym, but it is rare to find that in a middle school. There is a large multi-purpose room that is used when there is bad weather. My understanding though is that the bond passed by the community this year will actually build one soon. The bond is also supposed to build new modernized science labs. All of the information about the bond is on the school's website. I have known the school's PE teachers for years and they are actually very good about not having the students do any strenuous activity when the temperature goes into the 90s. To do otherwise would be against the law. The school does offer some sports through the free after school program called "Think Together." They actually have teams that compete with other local schools. I would be careful to make broad racial statements without having all of the facts. The school is a diverse one, but when you spend time on campus, you can easily see that they get along well and the school has a very positive vibe about it.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
March 28, 2015
Landmark Middle School is a wonderful institution that has great teachers, great programs, and a strong college-going culture. It is the recipient of the nationally recognized "Schools to Watch" distinction and the recipient of the Riverside County "Models of Excellence" award.

- submitted by a school leader

March 27, 2015
I love Dr. Dudek, the principal of Landmark. She helped my child with her schedule and took care of a concern I had with another student. My daughter also has some great teachers. She especially loves the band director, Mr. Weeks. I was there last year when the school received the Schools to Watch award and all of the students were so well behaved and proud of their school.

- submitted by a parent

October 24, 2014
This school has no inside gym which hello we live in the valley where temps soar to 100 degrees, no sports activities for kids to get into, and staff is the worst . I'm sorry I'm a very positive person my son has received good grades and even an academic excellence award. However he gets referrals for defending himself against rowdy kids. May I say there are many rowdy and disorderly kids screaming and acting ridiculous when I've picked him up from school. There are definitely racial issues in this school. It seems as though Hispanics get the short end of the stick at landmark.

- submitted by a parent

February 10, 2013
Worst school in Moreno Valley, California. Do not ever attend. You will regret it, trust me.

- submitted by a community member

January 16, 2013
I love landmark they have great teachers teaching and activities.l go to landmark and I am doing great. I understand my teachers the are the best teachers I ever had. They teach with very good explanations. They also have awesome clubs. I love there exploratory classes. Our principal is the best. He is a great leader. They do have challenging academics. This school is helping me great smarter and have great responsibility with our grades. I am doing better in middle school than I did I elementary. Have landmark to thank for that.

- submitted by a community member

January 22, 2012
I've been a student here since the 6th grade. I'm now in the 8th, getting ready for high school. I think this is a good school, despite what others might say. Yes, sometimes teachers give too many assingments but if a student doesn't try, the teachers shouldnt be blamed. I've had mostly straight A's here and i couldn't have asked for anything more.

- submitted by a community member

June 25, 2009
My observation of Landmark is this: the teachers give far too much homeowrk, they call the parents far too often about behavior issues, childrens lack of respect, and they push the kids far past the kid's potential. The teachers demand that students serve a consequence for not completing homework. After just one offence, the teachers kick the students out of the classroom. The vice principals know far too many students by character descriptions.

- submitted by a parent

May 27, 2009
it would be helpful to have a strong principle in this school! we have has a very weak principle and now we have none. It is very dissapointing to see the attitudes that some of this staff has. Also very dissapointing is the actions that are taken when a parent voices concern regarding staff. Very discouraging!! stop blamming the kids and the homes. Parents like myself can only do so much but once the child goes to school it is up to the staff to be strong and remember what they sre there to do TEACH!! School lacks this ability.

- submitted by a parent

October 16, 2008
Most of the kids in our neighborhood attend Landmark as well as my own child. I am an active parent.Unfortunately the lack of funding for the school and the teachers, tend to fall on the students. Most of the time you will get out of the students the effort you put in. Some of the teachers dont feel the need to try so the students do not try. Landmark did not rate in the top 25 of riverside county schools. (msn 8-08) There are several fights after school and a hostile attitude amoung many of the students.Discipline starts at home & in the past few weeks there have been numerous fights esp. amoung the girls.It is never ok for kids to beat up another.Just kid stuff gets out of hand and it has to stop with the parents being involved in all areas of their childs life

- submitted by a parent
no rating
February 27, 2008
Landmark Middle School in Moreno Valley, California, is unfortunately controlled very closely by the County of Riverside, and lack of educational funding; when it comes to the specific, individual needs and requirements for each child, including learning disabilities, abuse and psychosis. Evaluation is necessary.

- submitted by a parent

June 21, 2007
My child had the opportunity to take Spanish I from an awesome teacher. This was the first year this class was offered. The students were so successful that ninety per cent of the class will be a first in Moreno Valley to take Spanish II as ninth graders. We appreciate the principal and staff for expanding academic offerings at Landmark.

- submitted by a parent

November 30, 2006
Landmark staff should be very careful of assuming the majority of children attending this school is from Compton, Watt's or LA area. Everyone parent with middle age kids at this school are not all from Los Angeles. Landmark staff may also want to look into treating these young adults with some respect, if you give it you will get it. I as a parent have witness disrespect from the office staff so there is no wonder what the young adults go threw in the course of day. When I was in school my teachers taught with care and respect, I don't see that overall starting in the front office of this school.

- submitted by a parent

September 27, 2006
Landmark Middle is by no means perfect, there are issues with an unsupportive administration, insufficient funding an influx of students with less then desirable backgrounds. Parents are frequently blaming the school and its employees for their child s problems but rarely accept blame. There is an incredibly lack of parent involvement and support. Who reportedly work long hours to provide the necessities of life yet fail to acknowledge their child s needs. I noticed that as I became more involved in my child s education, the better they did in school; test scores improved and behavior issues become non-existent. My family became very good friends with the teachers and staff. Returning often for a visit and to help with functions. It s not perfect but the teachers work very hard to provide excellent education while caring for all their 1400+ students.

- submitted by a parent

May 11, 2005
We are recently moved to this area, and we transfer my son to LandMark since Feb. Everyday, we keep asking him how did he like the school, and my son said he enjoy the new school. At the previous school, my son didn't do well at all on all subjects I guess due to lack of communication & support from the teachers. At here, everything changed, his grades have been improved very good and he's more active and more communicating with teachers at school. We believe that this school is pretty new too, so well done. We just hope that when he goes to H.S, he'll get more supportive and help from teachers and staffs. Due to our commuting to work, getting involve with PTA is pretty tough for us, and we hope there's is a way for PTA to keep us inform of anything happenning at school.

- submitted by a parent

March 18, 2005
My son has attened Landmark for the last 2years he will finish his 8th grade year this May. He enjoyed the school and I have had no complaints about the teachers. I have experienced the school bus on one occasion not picking up the students because one student was acting up outside the school bus. The students were told the 3pm bus would be back around 4 or 5 to pick them up. we pay 198.00 a year for bus transport.This was a problem.

- submitted by a parent

March 11, 2005
I am a parent who has been told so many good things about Landmark. I feel that if a school is dedicated to teaching children all year round, there must be something that parents might want to look into.

- submitted by a parent

November 12, 2004
Landmark is an excellent school where students are encouraged to excel. Unfortunately, the parents of these students many times do not agree. I saw many parents picking up their children and bad mouthing the teachers as soon as the kids said anything about their day. Most of the teachers there try very hard, but it must be frustrating to not get the parent support they need. The PTA is non-existent at this school. That alone tells one where the priorities lie with the parents. The school itself has a marvelous band instructor, a top notch Mesa and Avid program, and an excellent ASB advisor. Too bad more parents are not involved.

- submitted by a student

August 08, 2004
There are a few good teachers at this school that are sensitive to a student's needs, but the administration has not shown themselves to be sensitive to the student's needs at all. They mouth words about understanding, but are not sensitive to the individual child. This school also employs campus supervisors, which act as a 'little mafia.' If you look at middle schools of similar size, this is one of the few schools that has its own 'police.' I find that the students are not treated with respect in many instances. I think more is not always better. Let's work on employing less people at this school: one's more sensitive to the individual student! Once a person earns a child's respect, the behavior problems will take care of themselves. Back a child against the wall, which is happening now, and they will come out fighting.

- submitted by a parent
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Landmark Middle School provides a rigorous curriculum through a safe learning environment to prepare them for life, college, or career choices. It is one of only three middle schools in Riverside County to receive the national Schools to Watch distinction. Landmark is becoming a Google Classroom school where all students will use Chromebooks in their core classes. We are proud of our award winning EL, performing arts, and STEM programs and Positive Behavior Intervention System.

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Landmark Middle School
15261 Legendary Drive, Moreno Valley, CA  92555
(951) 571-4220
Last modified Landmark Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
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