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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
Students enrolled: 1,556

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21931 Alma Aldea
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688

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(949) 459-8253
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April 24, 2010
The principal is wonderful and the teachers very motivated to help the students learn, lots of extra help at lunch/snack

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September 27, 2009
i think it's a good school and i'm happy my daughter is in it

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August 14, 2008
this is the cleanst school i have ever been to and the teachers are amazing

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June 23, 2006
I am a former honor student of this school, and I am extrememly proud to be one. This school has offered me more activities, challenges, support, and appreciation than any other school I've attended. This school has truly made learning fun and exciting for me because of all the outstanding and caring teachers(like Mr. Giraud, Mrs. Kutcher, Senora Kaufman, Mrs. Hall, and Mrs. Churchill) and all the enjoyable(and at the same time academically challenging) activities offered. I would highly recommend this school for any parent even considering allowing their child to attend here. Go Roadrunners!

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June 03, 2006
This school has many electives, but everyone is in at least one elective, so they fill up fast, but you have 7 back up choices... Sometimes they you get one that is not even one of your choices, and most of the time they won't let you transfer out. The year-long electives are great especially the music program. They are able to provide students with the school instruments, even drumsets. The discipine and safety is moderate. Most of the students there segregate into their own groups that don' t really cooperate with one another.

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September 01, 2005
The campus is large and feels more like a high school or small college, but students are arranged in villages to provide a more intimate feel. The facility is beautiful and many electives are offered.

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June 30, 2005
Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate is a wonderful school. My two daughters who attend the school really like it. They offer so many electives for the kids. The music program is awesome. My daughter plays the French horn and the school was able to provide an instrument to use at home in addition to one at school. The school has a ton of kids and I was very concerned about this. The staff really has good control over the kids and the supervision is excellent. One of my daughters had an incident where another student was harassing her. It was brought up to the staff and they took care of the situation very quickly. The school has a lot of spirit. Overall I was pleased with the academics except for the Language Arts area. I think the kids need more writing assignments. I would highly recommend this school!

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November 23, 2004
I think RSM Intermediate is an outstanding school, performance shows enthusuastic student involvment, good habits taught. Leadership in the principal is outstanding. Communication with parents ranks high also.

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April 18, 2004
RSM Intermediate seems to have the perfect philosophy for helping students make the transition from elementary school to high school by putting seventh graders into 'villages'. My child has the same group of core teachers as all the other students in his village. Also, the school has a daily television broadcast by the video production students. The other uses of technology at the school are phenomenal ie: class sets of laptops, video microscopes, every teacher has a website, and I can check my child's grades online! When my son was having trouble in Math, he was helped by the additional tutoring hours that the school offers before school, at lunch, and after school.

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Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate School
21931 Alma Aldea, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA  92688
(949) 459-8253
Last modified Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Rancho Santa Margarita Intermediate School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 21 reviews. Top