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6-8
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Northridge, CA
Students enrolled: 2,427
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9950 Tampa Avenue
Northridge, CA 91324

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(818) 773-4700
(818) 701-9480
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November 05, 2014
My 8th grade son and I were discussing how often middle school is such a difficult transition for kids. He was accepted to Nobel through the Magnet program. In 6th grade since there are two teachers for four subjects with all the same kids they all get to know each other well which has been very helpful for him. Through the years most of his teachers have been wonderful with a few that have been difficult for him, but have grown him in ways that will help him in the future. Nobel has a great reputation that is well deserved. We love the principal and the staff. If you are thinking about this school for your child, I would say to check it out. Now we are looking into different high schools! Time flies so do your research, think about each of your children individually, make sure your child is part of the decision making process since they are the ones that will have to buy in! Good luck!

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2014
AMAZING SCHOOL!!! I am in the 7th grade and it is outstanding. I wouldn't go to a different school if my life depended on it. Great school.

- submitted by a community member
April 02, 2014
My daughter is attending Nobel middle school and it's her first year here !! We were very excited because she was accepted .. And we heard it was one of the best schools in the valley ! But the teachers are so bitter and the school staff they treat kids very bad my daughter cried for 2 weeks at the beginning she wouldn't get anybody to help her get her locker unjammed instead the student store dispatcher was very mean !! But she is learning I think they do need to re staff with new happy people !!

- submitted by a parent
March 27, 2014
I was so excited for my child to attend Nobel, but now I just can't wait for him to be done! Besides Mr. Horosney, who is now the Dean and a very patient caring man who is able to connect with the kids, all the other staff (administration, office, teachers) are just rude and mean to the students. They yell and demean them if they do not understand. If your child is not male and not a perfect A student, Nobel is not for you! Teachers in most cases seem tired of teaching and do not bend to the various learning styles of the students. "Learn my way or don't learn at all" should be their school moto! Don't be fooled by their 'old' shining reputation, Nobel needs to be 're-staffed' with caring, patient, 'in touch' staff (administration, office and most importantly teachers)!

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2013
I am so unhappy here at Nobel!!! I have two more years here. :(. The staff here are really mean and uncaring! ALL my teachers yell everyday! I think their just as unhappy as I am. I can here the teachers yelling when I walk around the school. It's a really sad place to spend your days,

- submitted by a community member
September 26, 2013
Alfred Nobel school is great school. This is the 1st year my daughter attended this school but she love it. The teaching is great and thorought and I like the dress code policy. I'am very impress with this school. I send my daughter to private school before I did not know that this school, just a corner away from our home was one of the best to send my child.

- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2013
Nobel Charter Middle School provides a superb learning environment for the students, as well as many extracurricular activities. The Leadership teacher & students offer many fun activities for the entire student body all year long. The parents and staff work well together in providing areas for parent involvement to support their student's learning. The staff are very caring of the students. I would highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2013
This amazing school raises the bar on education. As a parent, I was very nervous about sending my child to middle school. Nobel has a special way of dealing with the sixth graders that made the transition very easy for my child. There is so much help for the students available at Nobel that if a student begins to falter, they are given the opportunity to pull themselves up. Nobel has great drama and music departments, great teachers and staff and the PTSA is so welcoming to new parents. There are many great elective opportunities at Nobel including Leadership, Yearbook, Peer Mediation, Marine Biology and the list goes on. The teachers, staff and programs that are available at this school keep the students excited about learning. Although Nobel is a very large school, it functions much like a small, close knit community. We would not want our child to attend school anywhere else.

- submitted by a parent
August 03, 2013
I have had 4 years experience at Nobel with my 3 children. Students get a solid education and are well prepared for high school. The administration and involved parents are very dedicated to the school and its students. The school offers a great Leadership program, outstanding Band and Drama departments and offers several educational and fun activities throughout the year for the students and families. They have an active PTA that often wins awards and their school grounds and Horticulture department are very nice. It's a well regarded school with a large wait list for registration, which says it all. It's the best middle school in LAUSD. I have been very satisfied with the education my children have received. My children have had some dynamic teachers. I highly recommend it. (Nobel is not our resident school)

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2013
I think this school is better than most private schools,the programs and clubs are wonderful and the teachers my child had were loving, considerate and professional. We are excited about sending my next child here. If you are a good student,willing to learn and put in the time and really care about school,this is the place for you!!

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2013
omg you guys are confusing me I'm not sure if I should go to this school or not because some people hate it and some people love it Idk if I should go here or Robert frost Sincerely confused girl

- submitted by a community member
April 22, 2013
Students are great, but some of the teachers don't teach very well and don't really care about your kids. Some teachers are cool and exciting while other teachers are mean and aggressive. If you plan on going to Nobel Middle School I suggest you to not

- submitted by a parent
April 21, 2013
I attended this school a few years back and I pretty much hated it. The teachers didn't genuinely care for the students. The academics weren't too great. The lunches were absolutely disgusting. However, the campus was nice and I clean, and the principle was really enthusiastic.

- submitted by a community member
March 25, 2013
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this school! My child is an incoming 6th grader. I admit that I was initially concerned about the size of the school (2400 students) and the open campus, but after visiting the school at all hours during the school day, I feel that the school is very safe. My child has also thrived at the school and is on the Principal's Honor role and recently was accepted to the Leadership team. My child is in Honors classes andI have been very pleased with the teachers. The teachers challenge the students and give homework almost every night but it is not overwhelming. I'm also involved with the PTA and have volunteered at various events. In these roles, I have observed the Principal, Assistant Principal and other Administrators. They are very friendly, approachable, caring and very knowledgeable. I HIGHLY recommend this school. Why pay for a private school when your child can get an amazing education at Nobel.

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2012
Not happy at this school!!!!! I was so excited to go to Nobel but now that I do I HATE IT!! Just like last year most of my teachers are mean and they don't seem to care if you pass or not. Matter of fact my teachers have told me they don't care. Why are they teachers ? They have ruined me!!! :'(

- submitted by a community member
August 06, 2012
Hi! I'm an ongoing 7th grader at this school this year and last year was a great year for me. Great staff and very helpful teachers. The principal is friendly and funny and they all push u to do your best. Because of them, my experience at this school is unforgettable. If it wasnt for the teachers, I would't be able to get into honor classes this year. For anyone who is planning to go to this school, I strongly recommend it.

- submitted by a community member
July 24, 2012
I agree with the last two parents. My child had a different 6th grade math/science teacher and she was horrible too! My child learned nothing in her class. It was the same thing powerpoint notes and a new subject everyday. Then they would be given tests two to three weeks later and expect to know every step that was taught through the powerpoint notes that one day. We also spoke with the teacher and were given excuses. We had to reteach her everything and she is a very smart kid. She gets it when we explain it. Anything she learned last year in math was from home. I looked at the grades posted on the wall at open house and when you are teaching an honors class and the majority of the students are getting c's, d's and fails in a basic math class something is wrong with your teaching! The english teacher was pretty bad too! I sent my child there to get a better education, it looks like I made a mistake. If the same thing happens in 7th grade, I'm taking her out of there.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2012
I AGREE WITH THE PARENT IN THE PREVIOUS POST. STEPHANIE LAMBERTE HAS NO BUSINESS TEACHING. SHE IS AWFUL. FAVORS FEMALE STUDENTS. DONT KNOW WHY PRINCIPAL KEEPS HER.

- submitted by a parent
June 24, 2012
Nobel is a good school overall. There is one teacher who, in my opinion, should not be in the field of education. The students call her "lame-berte". She was my son's 6th grade math/science teacher. She teaches using Powerpoint slides and rarely uses the textbook. My son was having a difficult time adjusting to her teaching style. I spoke with her to no avail. When I spoke with one of the deans about her he said, "Have you asked her for extra worksheets?",as if this were the answer. She doesn't use examples on the board, doesn't let the students go up to the board to demonstrate their skills, so she has no idea of their level of math competence. She has a "one size fits all" approach to teaching math. My husband and I are both educators and my husband had to reteach everything she had supposedly taught our son. This same woman was also my son's homeroom teacher for three years. During culmination rehearsal she called him by another student's name then apologized and said it wouldn't happen during the actual culmination. Guess what? She did it again during the actual ceremony. This tells me that she never bothered to learn my son's name in the 3 yrs he was in her room. What a shame!

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2012
We have two students at Nobel and we love Nobel. One is gifted the other is not and both of their educations are tailored to meet their own needs. This was not the case at two local private schools. Nobel is large yet maintains a small school feel. No problem communicating with administration and teachers and both are responsive and caring. Most seem to like being there and it shows. The academics are first rate (though they could use new computers). Advanced math, reading, wiriting and litertature (including Shakespeare) are taught as soon as your child is ready. Nobel still values music and drama and both departments exceeded my expecations. I have attended several concerts and musicals and have been amazed at the quality. All with neighborhood kids. This is especially true for the drama department which is amazing. Nobel can't work magic and produce results if your child isn't motivated. If your child works hard they will excell at Nobel if there is a problem Nobel will work with you to correct the problem. Thus, I have to take issue with the post that claimed that Nobel holds back advanced students. That has not been my experience.

- submitted by a parent
February 19, 2012
my son in 8th it is best of the best the teachers and the principal leadership i am very happy with the school

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2011
Somehow this school has good reputation, yet in reality it's horrible. More advanced kids are held back even in honors classes. While advertising string orchestra as one of the choices for electives, school failed to mention, that they don't have enough instruments and parents are forced to rent those from some outside store. Not only that, there is not enough books either, so those are to be bought too. Forcing my child to spend over 2 hours a day in a school bus to go to this school was BIG MISTAKE

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2011
I LOVE this school! My daughter went to Frost for 3 days and I pulled her out and put her into Nobel and have been very happy since! The teacher are amazing and the SAS program is wonderful!!! There is a sense of community like I remember from when I grew up, I came from private school and this school compares to that of a private school! The student body seems to be good too. You always worry about who will be around your kids, but I have had nothing but good experiences with the friends my daughter has made. Everything about Nobel is positive!!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
July 29, 2011
This is a fantastic school,you get everything here,like a private school,but without the ridiculous cost.we just love it.

- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2011
Nobel Middle School has great sas honors programs and i speak as a 4 year sas honors student its the best school in LAUSD and has like 4 blue ribbons we have the highest test scores in los angeles i would definitely recommend my school Alfred B Nobel Middle School to any 6th 7th or 8th graders

- submitted by a community member
May 26, 2011
It's not hard to forget your experience at this school. A teacher will either like you from the start or is strict then loosens up a bit. And a word of advice to the parents, if your student is having teacher troubles, talk to the teacher. If you show the teacher that someone at home is willing to help they will respect that. I speak as a student

- submitted by a community member
April 07, 2011
Proof of what email below states on General Math at Nobel CTS Scores. Averaging the past 5 years see the drop in scores: 6th Graders 64% (5-year Average) 7th Graders 55.6% (5-year Average) 8th Graders 38.2% (5-year Average) KIDS ARE NOT LEARNING IN THIS MATH PROGRAM AT NOBEL!!

- submitted by a parent
February 16, 2011
We just transfered for the first time from private school to Nobel. We have found that the teachers in the SAS program are fantastic, challenging and are there to teach. The teachers actually read and grade the students work themselves and even write comments and give tips on how to improve writing, this is something I never ever saw at our other school. Projects and hw is manageable for my child. She seems happy and eager to learn and attend school.

- submitted by a parent
January 31, 2011
I applaud their attitude toward "I forgot my homework" routine with students. There is NO excuse and consequences are appropriately given to students.

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2010
I heard a lot of comments, but it doesn't convenience me much because the school has a good side and a bad side. Should I go to this school?

- submitted by a community member
October 10, 2010
The staff, the educators and the PTSA truly care about my children that attend there.

- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2010
My son loves this school. His teachers are caring and supportive. The staff is extremely helpful, and the school really strives to ensure the success of each student.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 09, 2010
My nephew really likes it. Didn't want to go on a trip, because he would miss a few days of school!

- submitted by a community member
no rating April 19, 2010
I'm a graduating student this year, and the three years I've been here have been amazing. Everyone that goes here loves it and have nothing to say but positive remarks. It's truly the best middle school anyone could ever ask for.. Kids from other middle schools wish they were here! Also, the faculty is very nice and listens to what anyone has to say. Although this school does have misbehaved students, it's never anything really serious. The students who are very bad get kicked out anyways so if youre planning on sending your child to this school, make Nobel your first choice because we are by far better than Frost, Patrick Henry, Holmes or any other public school in this area. We are number 1, and we're going to stay that way.

- submitted by a student
no rating April 05, 2010
This is a great school I am in 6th grade and its awesome. The teachers are OK and they make learning FUN!

- submitted by a student
no rating March 01, 2010
Our daughter graduated from this school in 2007. She had a great experience. Our son now attends & is in the 7th grade. The teachers are erratic in their behavior and grading. We recently had our son moved from one of his classes due to the teacher's meltdown. We are disappointed in the school this year. The key is to hold the administration responsible.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2010
I am currently a 7th grader at Nobel and ever since I came here it has been awesome! The teachers are diciplined and fair. The staff always pays attention to what you say (they make you feel important) and as a kid, I like that feeling. The students are well behaved. It is one of the best middle schools in LAUSD! But, if I had to pick one flaw it would be that evey day you feel you are on the same exact routine, nothing changes. Other than that Nobel is the bomb!

- submitted by a student
October 12, 2009
Nobel is called by many parents as 'homework university'. The teachers really overwhelm students with tons of homework. A lot of them are repetetive and meaningless. Kids are burned out very early on. If you have options, send your kids elsewhere. They will be happier.

- submitted by a parent
September 08, 2009
Anybody considering going to this school, should really go to it, it's absolutley wonderful, and it has a great class environment.

- submitted by a student
no rating September 04, 2009
nobel is the best school ever, i am going to 7nth grade next year and im in magnet honors and its really great, the teachers can be strict but at the end im really glad i sticked with it. nobel welcomed me with open arms and now i feel accepted, i really like nobel.

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September 03, 2009
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- submitted by a student
August 12, 2009
Nobel Is an OK school overall. Some teachers care and some don't as in most schools. The administration is unkind and the drop off pick up kids arrangement is terrible. They focus on the negative instead of figuring out a way to help parents deal with the parking problems.

- submitted by a parent
August 07, 2009
Nobel Middle School is a ok school but the teachers somtimes have bad attitudes they dont like to teach and they mostly yell and give more home work cause there mad about personal business. I love Nobel but its not a great school.

- submitted by a student
August 06, 2009
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- submitted by a student
July 14, 2009
Nobel Middle School has been incredible to me , I honestly do not have any idea as to how my middle school experience would have been if I did not attend such a fine school . The staff takes time to attend to the students , and keeps the student body civilized . The classes are challenging , but enjoyable . Nobel 's teachers strive to have their students reach their best potential , they give their students advanced work at times in order to prepare them for future classes . There are many fun activites to take part in during school that the students enjoy . Any child that will be lucky enough to attend this school will appreciate it for it 's beautiful campus and the amazing teachers and staff .

- submitted by a community member
no rating July 04, 2009
Im a student from nobel and nobel is awesome you learn so much. Im in 8th grade now and it feels awesome. It feels good 2 be working on high school work in the 8th grade and excell at it. To all parents who have fifth grade kids and cant decide wat middle school to go 2 go 2 nobel the best school in California

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April 21, 2009
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- submitted by a student
April 15, 2009
i love being at Nobel I'm curently i 7th grade there and i love the teachers and i really enjoy all the activities we have thats why i think nobel is the best school for your child to go to.

- submitted by a student
March 18, 2009
I feel that administration isn't friendly to the students, especially one of the counselors. This kind of unfriendlyness to the students is very unacceptable.

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December 23, 2008
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November 15, 2008
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November 06, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 26, 2008
My son has attended Nobel Middle School now for three years, and as an 8th grader, is getting an excellent education. He is doing high school work in middle school, which will prepare him well for college. He loves the teachers, the counselors, and staff - and we do, too!

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October 26, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 25, 2008
Nobel is an excellent middle school! My education there has prepared me well for every single year of high school, even though I graduated four years ago!

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September 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2008
This is a great school, with an outstanding staff. This is my second year attending Nobel middle school. I am in the 7th grade. Even though it doesn't have gates. Its incredibly safe. We have great activities too. This is the best school! I love it!!

- submitted by a student
September 07, 2008
the school teachers were very helpful. my son was nervous on the first day of school . the students are awsome

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September 06, 2008
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- submitted by a student
August 28, 2008
I was pretty nervous last year when I transferred my kids from a private school to Nobel. My daughter was going into 8th grade at that time and was very anxious about moving to this school. But now she is telling me that she should've moved sooner! Both my kids turned out to be very happy at Nobel. Teachers are great...they make it fun for kids to learn at the same time. This school has an impressive selection of electives. Parental involvement is high. I would recommend this school to anyone!

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August 19, 2008
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August 06, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2008
This will be our 3rd year attending this school. We really feel that Nobel has so much to offer! The teachers seem to care and strive to make education a priority. The electives that are offered have been a blessing.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2008
The teachers really care how we do in school and they explain very well. Nobel also has a very nice campus.Even though they don't have gates it doesn't mean anything.

- submitted by a student
no rating May 04, 2008
As you may have read below, Nobel is an amazing school. The teachers are awesome, and the school is for Gifted, SAS, and Regulars. The principle is great. One thing I don't really like about Nobel is that the pick-up time afterschool. There are almost 2400 students attending Nobel and the traffic is horrible.

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April 13, 2008
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April 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2008
I love this school! Nobel will work with you smart or not. They have extracurricular ideas like the homework incencetive drawing. If you do your homework get tickets and win prizes!

- submitted by a student
February 14, 2008
This school is good for both Gifted, SAS, and Normal kids. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful, I have no idea what the other person is talking about. Picking up students is a nightmare, but it is alot better then some other schools. Not only that, but the bus system is extremely effecient, getting kids out of the school very quickly.

- submitted by a parent
January 26, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 21, 2008
The school is amazing! The teachers are great and its very safe!

- submitted by a student
January 02, 2008
the school is fine most of the teachers are nice, adn its great for gifted students and ungifted, but it is true that you cant barely get picked up or dropped off the parking is krazy,

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December 24, 2007
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December 13, 2007
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November 27, 2007
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November 26, 2007
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November 19, 2007
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November 08, 2007
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- submitted by a student
October 24, 2007
The school is the best. I love my teachers and i have so many friends.

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October 15, 2007
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 06, 2007
I love this school! It's my last year and im really going to miss it when i leave

- submitted by a student
October 04, 2007
I think that my daughter is getting a high quality education. She loves the school and the people in it. I highly recommend this Middle School.

- submitted by a parent
October 03, 2007
i love nobel it has given me such an oppurtunity as a student

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September 27, 2007
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- submitted by a student
September 09, 2007
This school is pretty good. It has some nice teachers and they really encourage you to do well. I liked all my teachers [except for one] and they give you a fair amount of homework [except for one]. The campus is clean, has good electives, and has a nice library. The P.E. program is excellent.

- submitted by a student
September 09, 2007
This school has very nice and dedicated teachers as well as support for their students. This is my third year here and my classes seem to be easier than the previous years, and at the same time, we still learn valuable lessons. It seems that you have your hard and easy years here. It's a very great school and has been recognized for it.

- submitted by a student
August 21, 2007
Great, fantastic school. It will go very far in education. The students and teachers all dedicate very much.

- submitted by a community member
August 20, 2007
I love this school! I have been here for all 3 years and they have the best teachers, but the p.e department is very tough! I love their electives good choices are pottery, drill team, wood shop, horticulture, year book, and leadership. The cafeteria food is okay, but eat a sack lunch. the student store is the best to buy nutrition from. The lockers were a horible situation for me. I was late to classes because it was soo far away from all my classes and they would not let me change lockers . It is very safe too even tough there is no gate.

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July 17, 2007
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October 17, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2006
I attended Nobel Middle School from 6th to 8th grade and the day I left that school for good, was perhaps the best of my life. As the three years went by I watched the class grow more and more out of control as they realized how weak the teacher was discipline wise. The SAS teachers were very satisfactory.

- submitted by a former student
September 06, 2006
Overall this is a really wonderful school that has many opportunities for enthusiastic and motivated students. My one complaint is I feel that administration is not very 'friendly' to students. I have seen many times where there was unnecessary bureaucracy, dominant attitudes towards the students and overall adversarial relationships between the administration and the students. I believe the teachers are much better at dealing with the kids than the administrative staff. There is just a certain attitude of disrespect towards the students. Most students do not deserve this. This atmosphere makes for an unfriendly environment for the kids. Besides this, the school has excellent teachers, excellent clubs, extracurricular, etc. Also, the campus is a showplace as a learning facility. Overall I would recommend this school but do believe there are other schools where your child may feel more comfortable on an everyday basis.

- submitted by a parent
August 29, 2006
This school is one of the best I have ever seen. Great teachers and great education. They have the best teachers who will help the students at lunch and nutrition

- submitted by a student
May 26, 2006
Great school. Challenging but still makes teaching fun. Safe. Broad mix of students. Good mix of elective courses as well. Only weakness is their lack of sports involvment, but I don't place too much importance on sports anyway. Very much involved Parent-Teacher program and an excellent music department.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2006
The quality of teaching is very high. The projects given make the children think. A highly recommended school for nuturing the child's qualities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 07, 2006
It seems to be a very good school so far.

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March 14, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2006
Magnet and sas program obviously skew the stats and give the impression that this school has one up on most academically,generally. Yet, the stats for the regular classes are not outstanding. Therefore, read between the stats. In addition, I find comparing the school traffic with those of Burbank,Torrance and others who've implemented the valet like comparing an A grade to a D.

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March 03, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2006
uneven teacher quality, some really good, some need to retire. Has good school band, no sport teams, has dance team. Has a wide range of electives-lots of science to ceramics & shop. Good environment. Attracts large amt. of gifted kids- has SAS/magnet programs. Overall a good experience

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January 30, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2006
By most standards one of the valley's above average schools with interested teachers. Claims to have an Honors program, but really nothing extra on their curriculum. Limited academic programs only covering what the State requires, with no advanced paths for developing the slightly higher level achievers within the middle school environment. This is why California Universities are being filled from other states.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2006
Overall we have been very happy with Nobel. My son is in the math/science magnet honors program, and his teachers have been excellent - like college professors. 6th grade classrooms and bathrooms are separate from 7th and 8th graders, which helps to ease them into middle school. The school has a strong PTA and a lot of lunch time and after school activities to keep them busy. The school is extremely clean (especially the cafeteria and eating areas) and very, very safe and well monitored. We have been very satisfied.

- submitted by a parent
December 26, 2005
Nobel Middle School pushes students to do better. Some of the teachers display a level of creativity that helps to bring learning to life. Tests scores are very good and the kids are proud of that.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2005
My children are having a difficult time adjusting to middle school. The teachers have been very cooperative and accessible.

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September 17, 2005
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- submitted by a student
August 19, 2005
As the parent of children of color, I found the constant acceptance of racially motivated actions intolerable. Administration and most parents supported this by refusing to admit racism existed and was tolerated. As the parent of children with 'orange folders' and high IQ's I was disappointed by the fact that several honors teachers told my students and me that the class iszes limited their ability to teach...true, but very disappointing. The 'regular school' English Dept. Chair , and most of her staff, were outstanding. High scores alone do not produce good citizens, productive members of the next generation. Character should count.

- submitted by a parent
July 17, 2005
Overall, your child can/will receive an excellent education. However, Nobel is not perfect. The teachers overall are excellent, but like any big institution there are a few duds. If you stay connected with your child and their teachers, they will have a great learning experience. The students at Nobel that don't succeed and cause disciplinary problems lack the concern of their parents. The biggest stressor for the teachers are overbearing parents that treat them with disrespect and consider them their personal servants. If you are one of these kind of parents your Nobel experience will generally not be a positive one. Finally, what can't be denied is that Nobel has mostly excellent students, considerate/involved parents and a very dedicated, hard-working staff.

- submitted by a teacher
June 22, 2005
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June 06, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2005
Nobel Middle School has one of the most organized and efficient special education departments that I can imagine a school to have. The staff are experienced professionals who care about the right program for the right child. I am impressed by school's overall mission to be ahead of the game in LAUSD regarding procedures, programs and requirements for all schools in LAUSD.

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2005
so far the school has done an excellent job in terms of academic improvement. done well with classes and students in terms of maintain the schools quality. I am very pleased with level of english and science classes. math is very strong in the school but my child last year with math is not been supported well.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2005
Challenging academic programs; excellent band program; parental involvement very high. Very clean and well-organized campus. Good school spirit. Good faculty, especially in mathematics and science.

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2005
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- submitted by a student
April 01, 2005
This is a wonderful school. The teachers really care about the students. Its just a great neighborhood school.

- submitted by a former student
March 31, 2005
My son is currently in the 8th grade at Nobel Middle School. If your child is in the SAS or Magnet program then they have an advantage. With 2300 kids at this school there are many children left behind. Overcrowded classrooms and despite what parents think, there are fights everyday there. Having taken my son out of a private school to attend Nobel, I made a mistake. There are many dedicated teachers there, but with that many students to teach and keep track of, it is set up to fail. My child has had 5 different teachers for his science class this year. This is just not acceptable. I would only recommend Nobel Middle School to parents if their child was admitted to SAS or Magnet.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2005
the academic programs are great. There are many extracurricular activites and lunchtime activities during lunch thanks to the leadership class under the sponsorship of the teacher and the great current student body president. (2004-2005) The teachers are friendly and many parents are involved with the school. More than 98% of the parents join the PTSA and many volunteers to help out at events. This school is definetely good as it is the best middle school in LA Unified thanks to the principal, assistant principals, staff members, student body president, and all the students.

- submitted by a student
November 18, 2004
a great school. teachers are very good at teaching, and a huge variety of extra caricicular activities. many electives to choose from. good kids, no fights or weapons. beautiful horticulture garden and many out-of-school activities, including a trip to the norton simon museum. highly recommended especially for the high scores and SAT participation level.

- submitted by a student
November 18, 2004
im a student at nobel. its a pretty good school for kids, but most parents probably wouldnt like it if they knew what went on. theres fights alot, none really serius but they definately happen. kids ditch ALOT since theres no gates around and we're a block from the mall.most of my teachers are good at teaching, but some of them just need to retire already. theres alot of clubs and like field trips, the cafeterias healthy this year un like last year. the dress code is only enforced with some students, but others get away with being hoochie daily. the councelors are mean and so are the cafeteria ladies. but hey, at least im learning.

- submitted by a student
October 25, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
October 16, 2004
this is a great school. it is my daughters 2nd year there and we could not be happier. from the principal to the teachers to her friends it has been a awesome experience. what a great school.

- submitted by a parent
August 09, 2004
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August 03, 2004
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- submitted by a teacher
May 20, 2004
My son is in the Honors Program, and I was very surprised at the amount of homework he had to do. However, he seems to enjoy the work, and seems to be thriving in the environment. The main problem I have with the school is the traffic problems when I drop him off or pick him up. Other parents seem to think they can block lanes or otherwise behave badly as they are doing these things.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2004
My son is in 8th grade. He is in Magent-Honors and the work load is minimal. They never have 4 full weeks a month. Teachers have failed to contact us when work was due and not received. The only notice we see are poor grades on 5 week reports. Entered with 3.85 now 2.85 At open house only one teacher had an open room; english teacher would allow only one parent in her class, and was proud the next day of the long parent line outside, most did not see her. Not a school I would recommend, my daughter will not go there. But what options does LAUSD have? With the over administration and low teaching staff I do not have much hope. If I ran my business like LAUSD I would be broke.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2004
Nobel is a wonderful middle school. I have a son in the 6th grade SAS program. The SAS teachers are very dedicated to educating their students and instilling a sense of responsibility that they will take with them on to High School, College and the business world. The 6th grade SAS Science Museum project was intimidating to some but turned out to be a great learning experience for the students. Not only did they learn about the subject matter but they learned about time management, aesthetics and some learned how to work in a team. Kudos to Nobel and it's staff, we love you!

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
My son is in the 8th grade and has attended Nobel since 6th grade. I have been very disappointed in Nobel Middle School. There is not enough adult supervision in the halls between classes. The dress code is not enforced, which to me sends a worse message than not having one at all. Some of the teachers are great, but a lot are uninterested and should have retired some time ago. The open house at Nobel this last year was all about using this forum as a fundraiser. Only 1 teacher of my son's was available and had their room open. The rest of my son's teachers were working in booths. His English teacher's grading curve is very subjective and like no other curve I have ever encountered.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2004
I am a seventh grader and currently attending Nobel Middle School in the SAS Program (School For Advanced Studies). Adjusting to the new environment last year was quite overwhelming. The work loads of homework to hours to complete. I was wondering why the teachers were assigning so much homework. I have now realized that the hard work has truly payed off and had me well prepared for the seventh grade. Nobel Middle School ranks number one as the top school in the district. The staff is well involved with the activities and students. So far, I have not only learned academically here, but I have also learned about myself. I highly recommend this school and would like to encourage everyone to attend.

- submitted by a student
March 06, 2004
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- submitted by a student
February 04, 2004
My daughter is in the 6th grade magnet honors. Initially, it was overwhelming the shear amount of homework and projects plus, just adjusting to middle school itself. She got the hang out of it and is now doing very well. The teachers are great and I love the school environment.

- submitted by a parent
December 29, 2003
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- submitted by a former student
November 17, 2003
Nobel Magnet is a great school in all aspects. At first, I was worried about the campus safety because is an open campus school, there is no walls at all, but in all years that my children went, I never had a problem or heard anything about it. I considered sending my kids to this school one of my best choices I never made. One thing that I didn't like was the way some homeroom teachers acted. You are late if the second bell rings and you are not sitting in your seat.

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9950 Tampa Avenue, Northridge, CA  91324
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