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Murrieta, CA
Students enrolled: 1,426

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24515 Lincoln Avenue
Murrieta, CA 92562

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(951) 696-1406
(951) 304-1643
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March 21, 2015
My daughter is currently attending Shivela MS, she is in 7th grade. As a sixth grade parent I was terrified of sending her to any middle school. Whenever I would talk to parents I would receive two distinct reactions when I would say my Daughter was attending Shivela 1-" Shivela?! Oh I hear there are a lot of fights" or 2- "Oh my son/daughter went there, they had a great experience!" So needless to say I was very confused and nervous that 5th to 6th grade summer. Well now that we are in the home stretch of 7th grade and prepping for 8th, I can honestly say without a doubt we ( my daughter and I) are happy with this school! she has had a wonderful experience so far. With the new principal this year things are even better. He really engages with the kids. Allows them to use their cell phones at break and lunch which the kids love. He even utilizes that as a form of communication with the kids sending "Shout Outs" via text. He has scavenger hunts for the kids and a DJ during lunch. My daughter LOVES it! So much school spirit. As for the teachers I have been happy with most of them in both grades honestly, Maybe with the exception of two. All in all great experience.

- submitted by a parent

October 12, 2014
This school is by far a great school. Previous posts from years past shouldn't even be considered. My son is in 6th grade and was home schooled the last two years. So, of course I was nervous sending him here after reading some of the older reviews. Like any good mom, I asked a ton of questions and moved forward with enrolling him at Shivela. I am very pleased with the school ! We are going into month 3 since he started there and he loves it. Kids are very friendly and there haven't been any problems. Teachers are also very good. We are happy with the decision we made.

- submitted by a parent

September 26, 2014
I would just like to say most of these post are from 1-5 years ago. The teachers here are great but there are a few bad apples, just as any other school. I have been here for two years and in 7th grade and i have not seen or heard about a single fight. I also have a 1350 SRI which is about 11-12 grade reading level so i can honestly say that i have hardly had any problems EVER so this is a different time and era so dont listen to like the 7 reviews that say there are fights left and right and that its unsafe... (student)

- submitted by a community member

October 15, 2013
I think others should know that this school has a lot of fights.I like the counselors,they were nice and friendly.I think this school can improve by having better teachers.(Submitted by a Student.)

- submitted by a community member

September 23, 2013
6th grade is a alright no problems. 7th grade is where the students learn the arts of sticky fingers. They will take other kids valuables (especially cellphones) and yes they will become good at this (A+ for effort). The staff will accommodate the concerned parents by telling them that they will perform a full investigation........ expect ZERO results. I have 3 kids and this has happened to 2 of them (twice to 1). Please believe that my 3rd will not be attending Shadyvela!!!

- submitted by a parent

May 14, 2011
Shivela isn't a bad school but I'm certainly not impressed with it - my daughter is not leaving there thinking, "wow, what a great 3 years" and I'm excited for her to exit. The teachers have been great (with the exception of 1, not bad in 3 years) but I think that they spend more time caring about dress code (which is ridiculous in this valley where it is HOT) than promoting school spirit, fun activities, an engaging environment, etc....dull, dull, dull...and they have two different breaks/luch breaks mixed with all grades...is it really a mystery why kids want to talk in class when they don't even get to share break/lunch with their friends? Their "rules" make no sense. If you can get past that, academically it's good....but every student my child ever befriend in extracurricular activities went to THOMPSON - Shivela should take notes.

- submitted by a parent

November 06, 2009
This school is an incredible school.I have four daughters and three of the four have gone to Shivela Middle School. There are caring and wonderfull staff members who can really help your kids out. This is really a GREAT school.

- submitted by a parent
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October 20, 2009
Involved, caring teachers and wonderful administrators are key! Add to that an attutude of respect for others that is instilled in the students and you've got a winning combination!

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2009
Some teachers are great, some not so great. no teachers are awful. principal rides around in a golf cart, and rarely speaks to students. great library, great band program, the theater arts program was really good. Lots of fights. overall, its not horrible, but nothing spectacular. if you go there, just stay out of trouble, you should be ok. p.s. the counselors are friendly.

- submitted by a parent

December 29, 2007
Love this school there is not one thing wrong about it and my kids love it!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent

July 06, 2007
The administration and staff are awesome! The approach to student responsibility is great. It is a safe environment. The staff is wonderful. My son just 'promoted' from there. I don't think we could have had a better experience anywhere in the world!

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2006
My son has attended 6th and 7th grade at this school. I've been impressed with the overall environment of the school. It's a safe, supportive environment. The teachers have been some of my son's all-time favorites, and my son would often come home excited to tell all about what he'd just learned (quite a feat for a usually aloof pre-teen). I would highly recommend this school.

- submitted by a parent

April 17, 2006
Since day one we've had nothing but problems with the staff at this school. Problems ranging from racial, disrespect, unprofessional behavior and just not caring about the kids. I have nothing good or nice to say about this school. All I can say is I'm taking my son out!

- submitted by a parent

July 29, 2005
This school was awseome, I had a great time there, and I have so many fun memories to take with me to high school!

- submitted by a student

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Shivela Middle School
24515 Lincoln Avenue, Murrieta, CA  92562
(951) 696-1406
Last modified Shivela Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Shivela Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 20 reviews. Top