Students enrolled 1002
School leader Mary Kate Perez
Transportation options Yes
District Central Elementary

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10789 Terra Vista Parkway
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

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(909) 980-1230
(909) 980-3042
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4 stars
Based on 29 ratings

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November 04, 2014
Principal is a joke. She's a notorious victim blamer, school is out of control. Bullying is an extreme issue here, and nothing will be done. If you can avoid this school I suggest that you do. How this school even has a "7" rating is beyond me.

- submitted by a parent
September 02, 2014
My son was on an IEP and his needs were met. Staff was very nice and the principal was very helpful. When ever I had a problem with bullying it was delta with. My other son was in band and the school loaned him a saxophone, helped me out a lot because to rent them is so exspensive. I personally had a great experience.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2014
My son has special needs and was harassed the whole year. Bully free is not the case here. My son had weapons pulled on him, principal was a joke at handling situations. One kid especially tormented my child and NOTHING WAS DONE. I absolutely hate this school.

- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2014
This was my daughter's 1st year attending RMMS (5th grade) and I agree with the review below about the racism that went on there. It's a shame to hear the things she overheard other kids would say. Also this school claims to be a "bully free zone" lol it's far from that! She had an ongoing issue with another student who would harass her and act innocent when confronted... that was not handled correctly. Every time she complained to teachers & her counselor it seems that they would brush her off. Conferenced with the other students parents about it who were also ignorant! Drop off/ pick up situation was a nightmare! The only positive thing about her 1st year was being a 3x honor roll/principal honor roll recipient!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2014
My daughters first year, having a bot of a hard time, she says there is a lot of racism there amongst the students and the teachers really don't do anything, the racism lies between the Hispanic and black children, really don't understand, these things are taught at home, my advice is Jesus doesn't look at color,heaven is derived of many races and mo one will get preferential treatment.

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2012
My son currently attends RMMS and my other son and daughter attended a couple of years ago. When my daughter was there, this school was great. My son and daughter both took honors classes and had amazing teachers. They still talk about their teachers and how much they enjoyed their classes. I feel they got a solid education and that has helped them succeed in high school where they now take honors and AP classes and are doing great, My other son was in special education classes and had AMAZING teachers that genuinely cared for him and wanted his to succeed. He did so well in that program that he has moved to regular classes and is doing well so far. The teachers do an excellent job in keeping parents informed on what is going in in their classes and any projects. The office staff is equally great. The only problem I see with this school are the children themselves. It seems like every year the kids get rowdier and more disrespectful towards the teachers and other students. I think their needs to be more parent involvement but overall this is a good school.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2011
I am a former student of Ruth Musser. I've had a great experience here in this school. The teachers do their very best to help students succeed, and the entire staff are very kind. However, I believe that many students there do not succeed the way they are supposed to because the parents exercise very little control over their children. I have heard many students say they hate their parents and curse them. Some students are even disobedient to staff members. If you are a parent, I suggest you exercise some serious control over your child's life, no matter the circumstances. The students there can be very influential. So, if you plan to have your child(s) attend this school, please discipline him/her when necessary. You will regret it if you don't.

- submitted by a community member
no rating October 20, 2010
My son came into Ruth Musser as a 10 year old 5th grader, which is middle school at Ruth Musser. I was very nervous about it, but he adapted well right away thanks to the wonderful and caring teachers. The band program is excellent. Mr. K is a true gem.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2010
RMMS is the best school in Rancho. Mr Soden and Mr Redman have done a grate job, Mr Koaltski, Mr Hallback , and Mrs Galloway. It has been a real good experance at MY school. RATE FOR US WE NEED IT

- submitted by a student
no rating December 23, 2009
It is my second year at this school and it is pretty amazing . Despite my other schools, RMMS pushes you really hard. The learning is more advanced than others and the teachers really care for you. My fifth grade teacher, Mrs.Thomas, got really mad at me for not taking the GATE test, she wanted me to do honors in high school. They also have great clubs like Bulldog Ambassadors that lets students have a chance to help those in Africa. Even though this is my sixth grade year here i really enjoy it.

- submitted by a student
October 08, 2009
This is my son's first year at RMMS and thus far I'm extremely pleased with the academic structure and the 'no missing homework' policy that is strictly enforced. The Principal and VP are visible on campus and appear engaged and genuine. The afterschool program is cost effective and encourages homework as a rule prior to outside activity. My son has consistently been an outstanding student and I believe this will only enhance his skill level and build character.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 15, 2009
Ruth Musser has helped my daughter raise her not only her grades but her desire to go to school. We moved from Ontario Montclair school district where it was a struggle to get her to feel well enough to go to school each day. Now not only are her grades A's & B's but she loves going every day! Thank you Ruth Musser MIddle School.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 13, 2008
I have been going to Ruth Musser for 4 years (since 5th grade) and each year I came, there was something new and different. My favorite teacher was Mrs.Bruno who came to Ruth Musser with me the very first year, she was my forth grade and fifth grade teacher. And also Mrs. Marshall my seventh grade LA/SS teacher, she was strict and gave a lot of homework, but it was worth it and helped me a lot. All my teachers had been wonderful! This is my last year and I hope it's my best. I encourage students to come here and I'm seriously going to cry on my last day!

- submitted by a student
June 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2008
I am an eighth grader attending Ruth Musser Middle School as well, and I think it's a pretty good school. I am disappointed that it does not have an advanced math class for geometry like several other schools nearby, but other than that, I find it a great school. I have Miss Messina as well, and I think she's the greatest teacher I have ever had. I think the school should give her a major raise, just because all her students love her. I think Mr. Kotlewski's doing an excellent job as a band teacher, especially since it's only his first year here! I'm sure we all miss Mrs. Rail, but Mr. Kotlewski is keeping up with her extraordinary teaching. I'm going to miss this school and these two teachers especially next year when I go to high school. :]

- submitted by a student
February 05, 2008
I am currently an 8th grader at this school. It is amazing. I love the teachers and I love the campus. The academic performance is good and the teachers are wonderful. I have had a great experience goinng to this school I love you Miss> Messina!

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 13, 2007
I just started at the middle school it is awesome!!

- submitted by a student
February 06, 2007
I went to Ruth Musser for three wonderful years, that ended last year, and found it to be a very exciting experience. All of my teachers were amazing. They knew what they were doing all the time, and even knew how to control the craziest in the class. The homework and classwork were reasonable. The only time they would actually give out too much homework would be when they knew we needed it the most. They were preparing us for high school, and it really does help. I wasn't in too many extracurricular activities, but I was in band, and I think that was the best experience I had all year. It was an experience that I will carry with me forever. The Principal made sure parents were involved with what was going on with there students. The worst part was the quality of the dances. They could be improved.

- submitted by a former student
April 30, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 28, 2006
We moved here from FLorida and found Ruth Musser to be a fairly comprehensive school in comparison to the Florida schools. My daughter liked having her grade confined to one section of the school. The classes are ahead of the Florida schools. The principal is fast acting on any issues that we have brought to his attention. Overall, I would say this school is a fairly good school--as with any school many of the problems encoutered are problems that spill over from home environment/conditions.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2006
This school is wonderful! My son has been very happy here.

- submitted by a parent
January 30, 2006
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- submitted by a student
November 19, 2005
Fantastic school! Teachers are very dedicated and the administration is very responsive parents. Both of my daughters have gone to Ruth Musser and I am very happy that they did.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2005
It is a school with limited resources, but full of teachers willing to provide. Most of the kids are willing to attend school and is a minimum of problems.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2005
I am in 8th grade this year at RMMS. I started in 7th, and I have had great teachers both years.

- submitted by a student
August 19, 2005
This school was a good school, but not a great school. Although this school district is consistant in academic performance, it leaves some gray areas of concern for students of color. The scores reflect that as well, so new parents of color my advice is to pay very close attention to your students progress. Stay involved. There is not much parent involvement here either,if you are not one of the chosen parents.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2005
My daughter was a student at this school for 3 years and everyday was a great experience for her and us. The staff at this school take the meaning every child counts ver very seriously.The students are also very friendly and helpful.I would recommend this school district to any parent moving into this area.

- submitted by a parent
April 27, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2005
Academic programs are great the school is neat and well maintained. Parent involvement is standard.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
My son attends Ruth Musser and is very happy here. The school is academically challenging and prepares a student for future challenges. My son will definitely be ready for his college years. The teachers are caring and quick to respond to any situation.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
I just graduated from Ruth Musser and it was a very nice school. The current pricipal is a very approachable and kind, but strict man. We knew he was boss, but he was never intimidating. Teachers that I've had have all been great. They were all very accomidating to their students, but one teacher of mine really stood out-Mrs. Parga. Taught me to believe in my writing and now I'm looking into becoming a published poet. There's a lot of activities and spirit days to keep things fun, theres a YMCA on the campus, sports teams, band, leadership(ASB), peer leading, etc for students to join in. Overall in my experience of three years there, I enjoyed, so parents, I don't think you should worry much about your child going there... it' overall a good school. My parents let me pick to move by any middle school in Rancho Cucamonga I wanted so I compared ratings this was this was best and after seeing the fairly new and clean campus and meeting some students and staff, I knew there's no way I'm calling another middle school my home.

- submitted by a former student
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Ruth Musser Middle School
10789 Terra Vista Parkway, Rancho Cucamonga, CA  91730
(909) 980-1230
Last modified Ruth Musser Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ruth Musser Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 33 reviews. Top