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Rancho Cordova, CA
Students enrolled: 809
Before care: No

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10439 Coloma Road
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

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(916) 363-6544
(916) 294-2476
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June 13, 2014
I was a student at Mills from 6-8, just graduated, and am about to go to Cordova in the fall. This school, or I should say the teachers at this school, are wonderful. At least most of them, anyway. Mrs. Gasc n, Mrs. Towne, Mrs. Schulte (now retired), Mr. Sherman (also retired), and especially Mr. Chakroborty and Mr. Shields are all amazing teachers. And those are just my 8th grade teachers. I think the only thing they could improve on is the food they serve during lunch. And, though most kids are awesome are hardworking, some can be rude and impolite, which is why you just need to be careful. Overall, this school will be dearly missed by many. And a lot of that students that say they don't like it say that because of the uniforms, or because they were rude to teachers and got in trouble. Four stars from me!

- submitted by a community member

October 23, 2013
Mills Middle School Mustangs are diverse in cultures and languages. One of the highlights in the school year is the Multiculture Fair in the Spring. We have dedicated and highly qualified teachers. Many of the teachers have taught at Mills for 10+ years! They enjoy working with the students, offer extra help outside of class time, and are involved in 14 clubs and 5 sports. Their own children attend the school. Our principal has led our school with passion and vision. He has strengthened our Mustang Family by building a family atmosphere on campus through getting to know the students and his staff. Students are encouraged to see beyond middle school by visiting college campuses and career fairs. The students are inspired and motivated to make positive choices by special assemblies focusing on anti-bullying (Point Break), a wheelchair sports association (Capital Cagers), Author Kevin Carroll (Rules of the Red Rubber Ball), and speakers that share their life story of overcoming challenges. We can improve our school by increasing our parent involvement with our children and on campus.

- submitted by a parent

October 19, 2013
My oldest child is in her second year at Mills Middle School. I like the fact that the teachers use the website to post all of the assignments and use sites like Edmodo to connect with the students on their level. My child and I love the technology program that they offer as an elective. The teachers are all very enthusiastic. Overall, I can't complain when my child comes home and says "Mom, science/math/language arts was fun today."

- submitted by a parent

September 08, 2012
Horrible environment to send your child to... and very poor education. My child pretty much repeated what she had already learned the previous year in the Elk Grove district, and twiddled her thumbs throughout the year at Mills. We had to pull her out of this school and into an entire new district to get her the education she deserves. So glad we did !

- submitted by a parent

August 04, 2011
What a school, my son played three sports, was in band, participated in clubs, did service learning to improve the community and maintained a 4.0 GPA. Mrs. Andrus, Mrs. Holton, Mr. Meyer, Terry, Mr. Hatcher, Mrs. Bird, Mrs. Martin, all the teacher my son had were wonderful. My son wants to go to college now, he visited Sac State and Chico while at Mills. Mr. Mejia aka Big Daddy, is a great counselor. The school is clean, safe and looks brand new. I love the uniform, I don't have to worry about what he was wearing and it was easy for me to keep his close clean. He went on so many field trips my still hurt from signing forms. Mr. Arnez is a crazy math guy that sings in class, hey whatever it takes. My son is better person for attending Mills I just hope high school is as good as Mills.

- submitted by a parent

May 23, 2011
This is a horrible school.. the staff does nothing about bullying, my son has been a constant target for being bullied and when I tried contacting the school I would be transferred to a answering machine to only never get a return call.. I went down there physically to only be told the person I was to speak to was out at the moment.. after waiting for 3 hours I was able to talk to someone and was told that my son was the target of bullying because he does not choose to surround himself with a large number of kids and if he truly wanted it to stop he should make friends.. This school has lousy staff, lousy teachers.. the worst teacher in the school is Mrs Barsmith, if your kid comes home and says she is harassing him/her, your child is telling the truth.. I seen it with my own eyes while watching an interaction between my son and her one day, both did not know I seen it until I walked up.. She then stormed away and refused to talk about it.. again the school did nothing..

- submitted by a parent

July 06, 2010
my son went to mills middle school and when I needed to communicate with his teachers on edline only his language art teacher got back to me. Also when he was bullied in the sixth grade I was told by the school concelor the have a zero tolerance policy but yet nothing was done.

- submitted by a parent

April 27, 2010
I go to Mills Middle School right now and I love most of the teachers. Everything about this school is great, including the test scores, but uniforms have been making the students unhappy. I think the principle should consider eliminating uniforms for next year and have more students come to this school.

- submitted by a student

September 22, 2009
Mills is a great place filled with bright children and smart teachers. The school teaaches kids how to live in a great world.

- submitted by a parent

August 06, 2009
I went to this school from 6 to 8 grade and it was awesome!!!! this school has great teachers like Mrs. Andrus, Mr. Meyer, Mr. Shields and others they acctually care about their students

- submitted by a student
no rating
May 30, 2009
i love this school its very awesome

- submitted by a student

May 28, 2009
I just finished this school and was overall a very good school! the teachers are great! I recommend parents to send their children to this school.

- submitted by a student
no rating
December 12, 2008
Horrible School!!! Some teachers seem to care but the vice principal is horrible! Dosent return calls and doesent look after the safety of the kids. Moving out of Rancho just to get away from this school district.

- submitted by a parent

November 22, 2008
great school great clubs and lots of education

- submitted by a parent

November 05, 2008
school ciriculum is very great. work expressed through fun activities.

- submitted by a parent
no rating
October 14, 2008
This is a great school with its ups and downs like every school. The staff there really tries hard to help the students and makes learning fun and effective!

- submitted by a student
no rating
May 07, 2008
Mills Middle School AAA Academy was awesome, the best teachers were, Mrs. Durose, McNair, Rushford, Night, Socal and Gee. They taught me the most from all the teachers i have had through elementry to high school.

- submitted by a student

April 22, 2008
I used to go to Mills. I moved though in the middle of the school year. Mills school is awesome! All of my teachers were awesome! Especially Mr.Meyer and Ms.Andrus (Ms.A) They were awesome....but there are more awesome teachers there........Alot more! This school is way awesome.....I hope you guys think so tooo. :)

- submitted by a student

November 15, 2007
The staff and teachers should listen more to the students, especially the councilors, but they do not.

- submitted by a parent

August 19, 2007
I beleive Mills Middle School is an above average school. The teachers work extremely hard to meet the needs of all types of student learners. Our chldren are safe and well looked after. The clubs on campus are as diverse as the student population. I am anxious to see what the new principal is capable of implementing.

- submitted by a parent

March 15, 2007
Really great school. Has great teachers and staff!

- submitted by a student

May 10, 2006
I like the English Teacher Ms. Backes, she is thoughtful and attentive to the students and does a good job teaching. My child has become a much better student thanks to her instruction

- submitted by a parent

May 08, 2006
I have had 2 kids go through this school. Most of the teachers should not be teaching! They dont seem to want to help them and dont seem to even like kids. The principal is great, but I glad my kids are out of that school.

- submitted by a parent

January 11, 2006
I am very pleased with Mills Middle School. The teachers are generally very good and my daughter has enjoyed all of her classes. The proximity of Mills to the high school is an asset in that if your child is advanced there is the possibility of taking a class or two at the high school while still in middle school. Teachers are in general enthusiastic and have a good rapport with the students. The principal is a huge asset to the school. The students are definitely top priority for him. Extracurricular activities don't include many academic type clubs but there are soem activities for the students. The Club Live is very active and providing the opportunity for a trip to Europe for studens this year.

- submitted by a parent

June 08, 2005
From my experience Mills is a great school. Parent involvement is a little low but not horrible compared to other schools I have attended. Most if not all of the teachers are compitent and capable of giving the education expected. The music electives are spectacular and I believe that it is the best part of the entire school. Mr. Martini is an awesome conductor, teacher, and even friend. The English department is quite good, Mrs. Kelly McNair is an awesome teacher, she is caring but strict, blunt without being hurtful. In the math department Ms. Kerri DuRose is an awesome teacher. I can only speak for certain teachers because I have not had the pleasure of being taught by all of them though, but I am sure that all of the teachers have their good qualities that make the subject they teach enjoyable and fun to learn.

- submitted by a student

May 03, 2004
I go to Mills and I am involved in many programs there. Mills has great sports programs and a great music program. I am activly involved in both and I think it helps keep us students out of trouble and keep our grades up. The counclers are also great, they also have programs, conflict managers (mini counclers) and natural helpers. Mills has a good staff of teachers, with 3 principles and many good experienced teachers. The trips taken by various clubs and programs are great motives for students to keep up the good work!

- submitted by a student

March 09, 2004
I'm in 8th grade. I think the elective program here is very good. I love all of my teachers and loved most of my past ones. There are lots advanced classes like Honors English for all grades 6-8. Other students that excel in Math can go to the high school right next door for first period. The councelors care if you're failing any classes and try to help you fix the problem. The principal is really nice. He knows and talks to everyone at lunch. The vice principals I think are a little too strict though. The overall area of the school is kept pretty neat. Although they could fix some things,like drinking foutains, its a pretty good school with great teachers.

- submitted by a student

January 24, 2004
The teachers do seem to give some care about there students.The principal and staff are always in charge and solve all the problems as soon as they rise. They give the students self esteem. The principal seems to be a student friend.

- submitted by a parent

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Mills is a place to make memories, focus on academics and take advantage of the many field trips. Our students take college tours and participate in community service events. Mustang Pride has been around since 1957. Each of our students is a member of the Mustang Family.


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Mills Middle School
10439 Coloma Road, Rancho Cordova, CA  95670
(916) 363-6544
Last modified Mills Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mills Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top