Great School, good electives. Yes enroll but do it early before spots run out!
This middle school is part of the problem plagued school district, OUSD. There are many things that could be improved upon. The PE staff needs to deal with the students a lot better and not belittle students for their skill or lack of in PE. I heard about a lot of fights and have witnessed some of the students on public transportation. I wasn't impressed at all. The counselors and some of the administrators won't return a call until you send them many alarming emails!
In my 7th year here, I switched schools. I really missed out on spending the rest of middle school at Montera. I loved the P.E program and the teachers are wonderful. They were always ready to help struggling students and encouraged us to ask questions. The students there can be a little rough sometimes but mostly it's full of good kids.
I think that montera can be just as bad as any other middle school.I dont even want to go there because i think that montera can have as many fights as any other school.And just because they break up fights at that school doesnt mean theres any fights.
Montera Middle school is a large diverse school. Montera has strong leadership, teachers, parents and student body, all working to create a stong sense of community and educational excellence.
The students are eager to learn and complete their homweork. The teachers work well together. All people involved want our students to succeed. Montera is cool. We love our school
The teachers are dedicated and very supportive to students and parents!
Montera Middle School has a dynamic principal and extremely dedicated teachers. There is also new enthusiasm and expanded membership in the Parent Teacher Organization. The student body is diverse, yet there is a strong sense of community and belonging within the student body. It's still middle school, but the students seem to be enjoying learning.
Montera isn't a bad school . I hear parents saying ' oh my child was mortified , there were fights everyday and some of the kids were very rude to her . ' Well you know what ? Montera doesnt have fights everyday ,and They are always broken up . Also , Thats Life , if she thinnks Montera is bad , wait until she gets to high school . The kid needs to be exposed to some things , because if he/she isnt , When they go on to high school , they're gonna be shocked . Monteraa is a good school to me . A 8th grader .
Montera is the best school ever teachers dont challenge as much as they should but our school dont have fights every day some children can be disruptive but montera is a good school
My son has been going to Montera for 2 years. Montera has changed a lot in recent years, as it has had a reputation of violence in the past. They are now a very well-adjusted school in that way, and actually separate out the 6th from 8th graders for classes and lunches. My disappointment in Montera is that it is not academically challenging. In grading, there is not one teacher (including English!) who corrects my son's spelling/grammatical errors. He works fairly hard for his A's, yet I believe he could be challenged much more academically. I am not a grade-oriented parent, yet I believe students need to be challenged in order to grow, be proud of themselves, and to stay interested in school.
I've been going to Montera for a couple of months now and it's great! We have a library now thats you can use almost all the time, plus everyones nice. People who think theres fights every day are wrong. There are barely any fights so stop saying there are. There might be fights at your/your kids school that you don't even know about !
i love montera as a student i feel safe, although some kids can be rude and violent i love it at montera because it gives us a sense of the real world and parents who sheild their kids from that when they go to high school its going to shock them. the teachers give you 1 on 1 support when you need it and there is tutoring in most subjects before and after school. this school has been one of the best experiances for me.
It is a very supportive environment. As a parent, I can talk to the principal and any teacher every day, and I often do. I'm on top of what happens in my child's classroom. It is very easy and fun to get involved in volunteer activities, for the whole family. My daughter's younger sister, who is in elementary school now, already made friends with several teachers and with the principal, and can't wait to go to Montera. Bottom line is - if your child comes here to learn you will be very pleased with the results. It is also a great school for academically-gifted students - it truly puts no limits on what the students can learn.
The Principal and all the staff deserve a big round of applause. My child is enjoying the school. We need to encourage and support the school to make it even better. It is a very healthy environment for learning in spite of the limited resources and support. It is up to everyone to help to make this school to achieve its full potential. I am 100% behind this school because my child is there. We can make it a model school for Oakland if everyone take responsibility to make it happen.
Montera Middle School has been the worst experience for our student. While I understand the challenges associated with children in this age group, the behavior of the majority of the student body at this institution is absolutely inappropriate. Worst, the teachers and administrators seem to accept it. After 2+ years of voicing concerns, and getting nowhere with complaints, we've pulled our child out.
Fabulous inclusive principal, has created a safe and disciplined environment, while maintaining great enthusiasm for the children.
I was a student here. It was the worst year of my life. There was always violence,making fun of other kids,blowing up stuff, and the police was always there. It is the worst school. I had a rough time there with everything. you will always here about stuff at montera. It is so sad to see a school like this be such a disgrace.
As a Montera grad, I was very disappointed to see the decline of the school - academically, campus safety, school spirit, etc. But the new (2007-2008) principal has done an incredible job turning around the school in shrot order. The teachers are now responsive and the students are being held accountable. Great!
Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.
The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.
To start a new list, click OK. Otherwise click Cancel.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to complete your registration.
Great work! Only one more step. Now we just need you to verify your email address. Please click on the link in the email we just sent you to submit your review.
Please click on the link in the verification email we just sent you to complete your change of email address.
Whoops! It looks like we still need to verify your email. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the e-mail? Click the button below and we'll send you a new one.
Thanks for registering. Welcome to GreatSchools, the largest online community committed to improving educational outcomes through parental involvement.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! You haven't verified your email address yet. To do so, please click on the link in the email we sent you. Can't find the email? Click the button below to receive a new one.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of Montera Middle School on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
For principals and school officials, we offer a special Enhanced School Profile (ESP) which allows you to update and add information about your school, as well as respond to reviews. If you are a school official, click Continue to start.
Please note that it can take up to 48 hours for your comment to be posted to our site. While you're here, we'd like to invite you to fill out a survey on your school's programs, activities, and extracurriculars. It only takes a few minutes and will help parents get a full picture of your school.
Get started now! You have successfully registered and can now start updating your Official School Profile. The information you provide is extremely valuable in helping parents and students learn more about your school, so thanks for taking the time!
Thank you for registering as a school leader. We just need to verify your email address. We've sent you an email - please click on the link in that message to get started editing your school's information!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for Montera Middle School, including performance data and recently posted user reviews.