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6-8
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North Hills, CA
Students enrolled: 1,627
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15330 Plummer Street
North Hills, CA 91343

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(818) 920-2130
(818) 891-5754
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October 25, 2013
The sixth grade teachers were incredibly tuned in to their kids and worked together to implement their challenging curriculum. Most are still there. .ALL of my son's friends who went from Sepulveda middle School to the various Van Nuys High magnet programs entered excellent colleges this fall...UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Riverside, Colorado Air Force Academy, Fisk Some with substantial scholarships. So, while I know that you are terrified of making the wrong choice for your child, I thought I would present a biggger picture to you. Middle School is a curious mix of children who have entered puberty late or early, who have embraced independence or who are reluctant to stray too far from under your wing. There is no other population quite like it. It is with conviction that I tell you that Francisco Sepulveda has the resources, the will and the desire to see your child succeed. So take a deep breath, and jump.

- submitted by a parent
September 26, 2013
this is a great school and also a good gifted magnet school and my son is cool

- submitted by a parent
March 07, 2012
We are lucky enough to be in the Magnet program. The teacher team has proven themselves to be dedicated and compassionate and really understand the "gifted" child. It was difficult to decide, as a parent, hoping you make the right choice for your child. It always seems like a gamble. But during the tours last year, we kept coming back, something was "special" here. The best decision we ever made. Ultimately, it's about the teachers, and trusting your gut-feeling. I am so glad it led us here.

- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2011
i really like this school i attended 6th grade 08-09 and 7th grade 09-10 and i really like it. The teachers are very nice and at the end of the year they become reallyclose to the students unlike other schools where most of the teachers only went for the money and dont really care about the students sadly I moved and now i goto San Fernando MS and i wish i could go back to sepulveda because i miss all of my teachers and friends like Ms.perrigue ,Ms.david, Mr.Reid Ms.Todd, Ms.kolarek and more....

- submitted by a community member
February 08, 2010
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- submitted by a student
January 16, 2010
I am in my second year at Sepulveda in the magnet and i love it. Reading the reviews there are more good ones than bad ones. I feel safe at the school and have never had any problems. They have allways had a a bully box that you can use anonymously and now they have it online at their website sepulvedams.org if you ever have any problems they fix it right away whether it be a bully or switching classes. the magnet parents can access the grades online. the campus is huge and there are alot of students but i dont feel that i do not get enough attention from the teachers. i once had a problem with the way a teacher treated me and i talked to the principal and it was quickly fixed. i love my school

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November 05, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 27, 2009
My son just entered as a 6th grader in the Magnet program and I can tell you from experience that they do NOT tolerate bullying. He had a problem the second week of school and it was handled immediately and has NO problems since then. It is a great school with outstanding teachers, staff and curriculum. I wasn't going to send him but now I wouldn't have him anywhere else!

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September 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2009
The Gifted Magnet program at SMS is outstanding and the Magnet teachers are the same. My daughter's first year (6th grade) in the Magnet proved to be difficult due to the obvious differences between the regular side and the Gifted Magnet side. She and her magnet friends endured horrendous taunting and ridicule from the regular population. It was the beginning of 7th grade that I decided to look for another school. Half way thru her 7th grade she was assaulted in the gir's PE locker room by a girl from the regular side. I feel this happened due to lack of supervision. I'm happy to say that my daughter has been accepted at a different Magnet and has officially been 'checked out' of Sepulveda MS. We will miss the teachers and the curriculum, but not the racial issues and the academic issues that continue.

- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2009
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- submitted by a student
January 03, 2009
i was a student at this school last year & to the parents who are not sure of whether their kids should attend i am very proud to advice that you enroll your child i had a very wonderful experience as a student here because the teachers are very helpful & honestly, by the end of the year there as close as friend because yes, it is a big school and that means more students in a classroom but thats definitely not a problem because they're very dedicated and in my 7th grade year i moved to a different school and trust me it is NOT the same your child would not get as good an experience at any other school :]

- submitted by a student
December 03, 2008
This school is wonderful all the teachers help u when u need help everyone can help u solve a problem at home or school.They care also there are dances every month that u can pay 3.00 Dollars to get into that are very fun. Actually there is a dance tomorrow

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September 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
September 02, 2008
My son is currently in his second year at the school and so far it has been very promising. When things have happened to my child whether it be being injured or not completing an assignment- the teachers have kept me informed via e-mail and I appreciate them keeping me informed.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2008
i love this school i was a student here about 2 years ago and the teachers are good and some there good role models!

- submitted by a student
July 21, 2008
Great school, staff wonderful, administration hard-working.

- submitted by a teacher
May 19, 2008
Great school. The teachers work hard and stay after school to work with students. Teachers and administration really care about the students.

- submitted by a parent
January 22, 2008
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January 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating December 23, 2007
My Child attended at this school in 6th Grade. Overall I believe this school is ok. However it is a big middle school, which means larger classrooms and more students in each class. Students in big schools tend to get less attention than at smaller schools.

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November 01, 2007
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November 01, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 27, 2007
I love sepulveda it is the best school ever and that school tries so hard to help the students learn basicly I think it is a great school!

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2007
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- submitted by a student
May 11, 2007
There are not a lot of field trips to go to. I am currently in the 6th grade and I'm thinking that I might just go to another school that actually gives you a break from the everyday life of a school day. It is really boring going through 34 weeks of school with no field trip. But, in the 6th grade magnet(which I'm attending to), at the end of the year,if they want to attend(an $8.00 fee), they can go to a banquet. I think that was the only special good thing in the 2006-2007 6th grade year.

- submitted by a student
March 28, 2007
My son is currently in his third year in the Magnet Program. My home school(Holmes)is within walking distance from our home however after careful consideration of many SAS and Magnet programs we chose Sepulveda Gifted. My son never thought junior high could be so fun. The magnet kids (400) appear to all care about each other and seem to be a family. We love this school. It is the best kept secret in the Valley. The teachers and staff are very attentive to the students and the parents. They are solution oriented. They are invested in you child being the best he/she can be. The school is very academic. I find all the projects/HW interesting and all the students seem to be goal oriented. When there is any type of discipline/behavior problem within the magnet or the regular school it is taken care of immediately and fairly. Sylvia and Theo

- submitted by a parent
February 07, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
October 26, 2006
My son loves this school. He has mentioned many times over that he had no idea that school could be so much fun.He enjoys his classes and is surprised that the day goes by so quickly.His teachers are committed and dedicated and very supportive. He is training for a marathon after school and is involved with clubs at lunch time. There are great activities for the kids to join after school as well. There are several good choices for middle school in the San Fernando Valley.Fransisco Sepulveda is definitely one of them.

- submitted by a parent
October 11, 2006
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- submitted by a student
September 25, 2006
My son just entered the 7th grade. He is in the magnet program. I cannot speak for the regular school, but the gifted program has a strong academic program focused on critical thinking and 'reading between the lines'. Last year was a lot of work, but he made it through, and is quite prepared for academic challenges that await him in high school. The staff in the magnet office is great! 'Mother Doris' is truly a saint, and I think that the new magnet coordinator will be good. I highly recommend this program for a child that is self motivated and willing to go the extra mile.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2006
Sepulveda MS has experienced great improvments in the last 2-3 years due to good leadership and caring teachers focused on creating a positive and safe learning enviornment. We are all looking forward to seeing that improvement continue in every area. If you aren't satisfied with the school, get more involved. Communicate with administrators and teachers to learn how you can improve your particular situation.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2005
Great School. Teachers care about their students. Many well motivated students. Best way to succeed, choose your friends carefully.

- submitted by a former student
July 11, 2005
In the magnet, the math and english are strong. In the non-magnet, like most LA schools, teacher quality is hit or miss, mostly miss. Teacher morale is low.

- submitted by a teacher
July 04, 2005
Great academic program with great parent involvment and tons of extracurricular activites.

- submitted by a student
July 04, 2005
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- submitted by a student
May 12, 2004
I am not a parent of a student who goes to this school, I was once a student myself. This school lacks organization and faculty participation. I don't even remember the principal's name. I probably heard it twice. I constantly felt as though I was in a bad high school movie. Half of the lockers were kicked in and there was grafitti everywhere. The teachers...let's just say that the 7th grade history teacher was trying to explain quantum physics. The experience was less than enjoyable.

- submitted by a student
December 04, 2003
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- submitted by a community member
November 30, 2003
I fear for the safety of the students who attend Sepulveda Middle School. There are too many individuals in charge , which makes it impossible for parents to get any issues resolved. Also, there are major problems with kids ditching classes. In my personal opinon I would not recommened this school for any child.

- submitted by a community member
October 24, 2003
My experience at Sepulveda is horrible. My daughter has been at the school a month and still no locker, no Speech and Language or Resource. I haved tried several times but no luck. My daughter doesn't like it and told me about the things that happened with teachers and students. Teachers grading papers in class instead of teaching the subjects. I have seen alot myself when visiting, kids ditching school and doing everthinig to stay out of class right in front of teachers and staff. It is hard for students to meet with the teachers or faculty because they leave right afterschool instead of staying to see if students/parents may need to talk with them. I feel bad since she doesn't have a choice in schools to attend. My daughter should enjoy learning, but instead dreads school and is losing motivation for school.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2003
Academics and extracurriculum are important. The first year in the Magnet program was wonderful. The second year seems to be the same. The Magnet office admistration is very available, helpful and supportive. The children are exposed to information through a faculty which enjoys teaching. The work load is heavy and the projects are hard but meaningful. Everyone is well prepared for high school. I strongly recommend taking a tour of the Magnet program at Sepulveda and be grateful if your child is accepted.

- submitted by a parent
September 23, 2003
Caring teachers, challenging curriculum. . .students excited about learning.

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2003
We have had nothing but trouble with the faculty at this school. From a prinicpal who won't return phone calls to a magnet program filled with staff and teachers who care little for the students, it is a wonder any child learns. They are told to memorize, they are not taught. It is a shame and a wonder that this school is even considered magnet. A prime example of LAUSD at its worst.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2003
My daughter is having some trouble getting used to the school. Of course, I don't know if she will. The teachers don't really seem to encourage her that much and she's having a lot of trouble getting enough time to do other things.

- submitted by a parent
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Francisco Sepulveda Middle School
15330 Plummer Street, North Hills, CA  91343
(818) 920-2130
Last modified Francisco Sepulveda 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.
Francisco Sepulveda Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top