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Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
Students enrolled: 964

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29323 Palos Verdes Drive East
Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

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(310) 732-0900
(310) 521-8915
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November 08, 2013
The new principal (Mr. Allen) is LOVED by the students. My daughter is in 8th grade. Though I'm disappointed that she won't be around to see some of Mr. Allen's plans for the school come to fruition, I'm thrilled that she has experienced his leadership and commitment to students. She loves school again thanks to Mr. Allen. Keep doing what you're doing, sir. The kids appreciate it almost as much as we parents do!

- submitted by a parent

October 11, 2013
Principal is on it!! Moving in a positive trajectory. Great opportunities for enrichment. Algebra in 8th grade is the norm, 3 years of foreign language, 3 years of instrumental music pretty common. Some odd defensive behavior on the part of teachers in response to an abundance of tiger mom's riding the teachers about grades. I feel protective of the teachers. I wish I could do something. Good efforts to quell "popular kid" style bullying -- "think mean girls" and other middle school drama. No phone and no backpack policy enforced, assigned lockers. These all add to the peaceful transition between classes.

- submitted by a parent

September 13, 2012
You are right this is a good school. Api, cst and all stardardize test are great. In my opinion, what would make this a great school and not just a good school would be to offer a progam for advanced studies for qualified student on a limited bases. All i see is another school that reminds me of the days of segegation with a separate school district and a new kind of segegation, economy. The poor parent.

- submitted by a community member

February 09, 2012
We moved here from Orange County where we were very pleased with their educational standards and practice. I was concerned about the move out of my child's comfort zone in grade school where she thrived; living in a completely new area seemed a bit daunting. However, the quality of instruction and peers, administration and parent involvement is outstanding! The transition to Miralieste was seamless and we love it! We pay a price to live in this area/district and it is worth every cent.

- submitted by a parent

May 18, 2011
Miraleste has some very dedicated teachers but there are a handful that should be removed. I feel if there was a good principal, these problems would be addressed. Miraleste needs a leader with good people skills and compassion for the children. until they replace the principal, there will be problems.

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April 13, 2010
Miraleste is challenging, yet has not burt out my son. He looks forward to going to everyday. What more can I say?

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March 25, 2010
I am a 7th grader here at Miraleste and I really enjoy this school. There are so many wonderful kids and teachers. I made so many friends my first year here in 6th grade. I have a bunch of friends and I can garentee that any kid that comes to this school will have namy memorable years.

- submitted by a student

October 18, 2009
miraleste i have to say its a good school unlike, l.a.u.s.d the teachers actually care in my 6th grade year i had some troubles but now im in 7th and i love it!

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September 03, 2009
This is a great school! its great for students but very protective parents may get worried there son/daughter might get lost during breaks. But the teachers are nice and we get a great education there.

- submitted by a student

May 04, 2009
Excellent school. We are impressed with the school's standards and the education our son is receiving. We are so fortunate to live in Palos Verdes and have such an outstanding level of education from a public school. The school environment is excellent and my son has always been happy there. I wish I could have grown up with a high school like this one. I'm jealous!

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May 02, 2009
This is THE best school ever! Ms. Wood ROCKS! This is better than P.v. And Ridgecrest and PVIS combined! (Even if I'm supposed to go to Ridgcrest!

- submitted by a student

March 31, 2009
Miraleste is a good school, but the classes are quite large, and unless the children are highly self-motivated, they do get lost in the cracks. We are moving my son to a different school next year. We think that, due to the upcoming layoffs and resulting larger class sizes, the problems will get worse.

- submitted by a parent

November 06, 2008
Miraleste is the best school ever! I especially love Mrs. Kieft! She is the best.

- submitted by a student

September 13, 2008
This school is the best ! My favorite teacher is Mrs.Ernandes. She always has something for us to do.Every morning we have a funny or sad morning wake up story. I am learning a tremendous amount from her. :)

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May 09, 2008
We get alot of extra activities and have more choices for classes and electives. Miraleste is a good school but now that im in 8th grade, im glad and sad to leave. I love miraleste! mr c is cool, i love mrs leibfried!!! whoever thinks that there r drug problems, you are dead wrong. There have been incidents in the past, but we have a zero tolerance policy and i feel my school handled it well, and i feel very safe on campus. Anyone who thinks otherwise is crazy. I couldnt have gone to a better middle school. And thanks to my very hard pe teacher mr stack, i am now in my school's track meet doing the 440 relay. Im also doing track as my sport in high school. Thank you mr stack!!!

- submitted by a student

December 30, 2007
I go there and it is a really good experience. The principal and vice principal are very organized. It's amazing. There isn't any other school that I would want to go to besides Miraleste. The school is very large because it previously used to be a high school.

- submitted by a student

December 17, 2007
Being a former student at MIS it was some of the best years of my life. yes there were drug problems but the staff handled them just fine even if one of those kids was my freind and the teachers are awesome. My favorite was the one and only Mr. Snodgrass and Mrs. Leibfried.

- submitted by a student

June 01, 2007
I'm a little disappointed in the school. Overall, the teachers are engaged and interested in the success of the students (only a couple bad apples). The Assistant Principal is more involved and available for the students. The kids love Mr. Califano. The Principal is a little checked out. There is a great deal of parent involvement ... mostly good but some bad.

- submitted by a parent

May 22, 2007
My child had an incredibly horrible time at Miraleste Intermediate. I am incredulous at the drug use and alcohol found on their campus. My child and I do not feel we are missing anything by having put our child in a new school.

- submitted by a parent

November 02, 2006
Miraleste in a wonderful school! Miraleste has none of those cliques. Mr. Lecter is always there for the school. The teachers will come to school early, or stay later if asked. Sports and activities are at the plentiful. Parents are involved with so many volunteer activities. A freedom of dress is there, but it does have a very strict dress code. No hats, no bellies, bra straps, or boxers, very strict. Bullies are a less than >.000000001% it isn't even a blimp of the populated school. Everything about this school exceeds everyone's (and myself's) expectations. I cant't believe how wonderful this school is. On a final note, this school has something totally unique and all of its own: student involvement! The students have major school sprit! One or two people don't dress for school sprit days, one person doesn't dress for Halloween. It is amazing and wonderful! Best School

- submitted by a student

September 25, 2005
Miraleste Intermediate School is an incredible example of excellence in education. The staff works closely not only with the community, but also with one another. Statewide test scores affirm this. The academic environment provided here is difficult to match.

- submitted by a student

January 10, 2005
Miraleste has wonderful teachers who are dedicated and really challenge the kids to excellence, particularly in the accelerated classes. The principal is much appreciated for his leadership. Many extracurricular activities are offered. A great example of a public intermediate school!

- submitted by a parent

February 13, 2004
Very Good School. The Principal John Letcher is Very kind and cares about his students, The teachers are wonderful, they are organized and as my child states 'there Cool' yet very disiplining. The parent Involvement is just like any other middle school, The staff usally has it under controll. My son and I are very pleased with the school.

- submitted by a parent
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Miraleste Intermediate School
29323 Palos Verdes Drive East, Rancho Palos Verdes, CA  90275
(310) 732-0900
Last modified Miraleste Intermediate School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Miraleste Intermediate School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top