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6-8
Public district
Rescue, CA
Students enrolled: 628
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2540 Green Valley Road
Rescue, CA 95672

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(530) 672-4400
(530) 677-5829
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July 06, 2014
I was a student at this school since 2011. I'm moving on to high school now but I can still remember all the pros and cons this school had. I had a wonderful time at this school since I first arrived until the day I left. In sixth grade you will often have a very heavy backpack and have to carry around things that were not very necessary, such as notebooks we only used once a month on random days etc. the older students treat the younger ones fairly and most students are quite nice. In all 3 years I have had some teachers that don't teach very well or give out more packets than hands-on work. 8th grade year is by far the best, yet the hardest, year, and you feel a great sense of accomplishment when your done. Over all I loved this school! I would give a 4 star on teaching though. I would reccomend less packets and a little more one-on-one and hands-in work.

- submitted by a community member
June 30, 2013
I am very happy with Pleasant Grove Middle School. The teachers are fantastic and they're academic programs are great. My child has made great improvements since we moved here!

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2012
Just relocated here and have an 8th grade boy at this school. LOVE it!!! The kids are all so friendly and welcoming and they have a strong "anti-bully" rule at the school. The principal and vice principal are very much involved in all aspects of the school. This is the first year that my son has been in public school and it has been a wonderful experience. LOVE all the teachers! Very very happy here and would recommend to anyone!

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2012
My second child just finished 8th grade at Pleasant Grove. It is a wonderful school from the top down. The administration responds to concerns quickly and efficiently and the teachers are talented and trained. There are programs for remediation and for those that exce tool. Just a great school overall.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2012
Pleasant Grove is a wonderful school. My 3rd child will enter it in the fall. The principal and vice principal are super and encourage the kids to excel. The teachers are skilled, caring and helpful. Best middle school in the area!!!

- submitted by a parent
November 14, 2011
Since moving here from So. CA, we startled to find out that my daughter had to attend "Middle School" in the 6th grade. That said, our experience with Julie, Carol and Mr. Scroggins in staff has been excellent, very kind, helpful and understanding. The segregation of 6th graders in rooms & teachers also helped the qualms. My daughter is very happy in this marvelous school. Keep up the FAB work Pleasant Grove...Go PUMAS!!! Thank you JULIE!!!

- submitted by a parent
September 18, 2011
I have been very happy with Pleasant Grove Middle School. The principal, Dave Scroggins, loves his job, is committed to the students' learning and well-being, and they respond in kind. I was impressed by the positivity and competence of all of the teachers my daughter had in 6th and 7th grades. The school has a vibrant music program -- a standout in this day of budget cuts. Also, the teachers try to present the curriculum in a creative way, so that even "boring" subjects like math and history are not so dull. My only complaint is that due to the size of the student body, the staff does not see the daily bullying and harassment that goes on, starting in 7th grade. I know this type of behavior occurs at this age, but the experience reduces my child's desire to go to school, which impacts her ability to focus and learn.

- submitted by a parent
November 30, 2010
I go to this school. It is fabulous! the learning method is great and you feel so safe! Pleasant Grove offers Challenging academic programs and excellent teachers! did i mention the strong school leadership?

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July 06, 2009
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May 21, 2009
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April 22, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
January 06, 2009
Pleasant Grove is a good school and the teachers are good. The 8th grade excellerated class is one that I would not recommend. The class is not difficult but I have not learned anything in it. You will not get much homework except in Math. Like every school we have had to have the police come, and there have been some things going on but other than that it is good. It is practically new and the campus is beautiful around wet-lands. The rest of Rescue though is sadly not that nice. I would recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a student
September 30, 2008
I am very happy with this school. My daughter has done very well here. The principal is great and is very fair with the kids.

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September 05, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 24, 2008
As I read through the reviews, there seems to be a pattern. Either You love Pleasent Grove or you hate it, no middle ground. We personally very much love the school and it's staff. Although our interaction with the school's administrative staff has been limited, we have found the teachers very committed and nurturing. If parents are involving themselves with their child's education beyond just opening up their report cards, then they will find Pleasent Grove to be a wonderful middle school. There is a reason it continuously ranks academically in the top 5 schools in the district.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2008
I've been to a lot of school in my past, and I've moved a lot too. I love the Princible, and the vice princible. I'm starting my second year here, I've never liked school since I started it, never tried. Since I started going to this school, I've learned to love school, and I'm trying. The teachers are nice, the people that run the office are nice, and I think parents should send their kids to Blue Oak Elementary if they think this school is BAD.

- submitted by a student
March 17, 2008
This school is an abomination of education. The principal and vice principal are very friendly and have openly shown it on the student run newspaper. I happen to be concerned about the fights and sexual harrasment cases!

- submitted by a community member
February 28, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 22, 2008
ever since i enrolled in this school, my grades have been outstanding. if i had to choose out of all the schools i have been to (9 schools) i would have to say this is my favorite. the teachers are very nice, and good at teaching. i have actually started liking school much more ever since i got here.

- submitted by a student
December 24, 2007
Our school may not have the best extracurriculars or parent involvement. But our principal leadership is outstanding. We all love Mr. Briggs and Mr. Paturel. Our school is very nice and new and safe. All of us students love Pleasant Grove.

- submitted by a student
November 13, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2007
I agree with the last comment. This school needs a principal who will stand up for his student's needs, not the needs of the district to get kids passed off to the next grade when they are not ready. I believe the teacher's are good. It has been very difficult keeping in touch with most of them. Communication starts off fine for the first week or so and then dwindles. I'm giving this school one more year and hopefully it goes better. If not, I hope we are allowed to transfer. I will say one thing, this school has an excellent band teacher.

- submitted by a parent
May 18, 2007
Pleasent Grove is home to many outstanding, qualified teachers that go above and beyond to work with and help students achieve their academic goals. The one thing this school is missing is a principal who supports parents, teachers and students alike and is invested in the child's best interests, not their own.

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2007
We can't wait to get out of this school. Once your child is categorized, there is no way to change it. The vice Principal is the only one to be encouraging. Children cannot thrive in a negative environment. The communication I received from one of her teachers was down right discouraging. A student should not have to be with such a negative influence.

- submitted by a parent
April 13, 2007
Pleasant Grove is a wonderful school. My children have received a great education from a tremendously dedicated group of teachers. My kids love school and have been challanged and supported. I sometimes wonder where we get these incredible people that will give so much and get so little ($) back. Pleasant Grove Teachers- we love you! Thank you for all you do for the children of our community.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2007
This school has done great things in the short time it has been open. Now in its fourth year, the school has consistently scored very high on the state tests. And ranks in the top percentile of similar schools. The teachers and staff are able to motivate and get most of the students to work to their ability and above.

- submitted by a parent
March 28, 2007
Unfortunately Pleasant Grove lacks in many areas starting with the Principal. Fortunately the Vice Principal is not harden and is still willing to reach out, which is more than one can say for a majority of the teachers. For the most part the teachers are apathetic and are just there to get a paycheck. They teach to the quiet,indolent student who stays in their seat and doesn't question. There is not room or time for the extremes.

- submitted by a former student
August 30, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2005
This is a new school just ending its second year. The feeder schools are Green Valley Elementary and Rescue School in the Rescue Union School District. The entire staff works hard to put children first. The teachers are extremely qualified and enthusiastic. The administration has been accessible and accomodating.The music department is incredible and has won many accolades. Students are challenged academically and curriculum is differentiated according to student needs. Pleasant Grove is a great place to be!

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2004
I am a student at Pleasant Grove, I will be in the second graduating class, and I know for a fact that the two adults before me know nothing of our system. Yes those children failed, but it was also their own fault, I think these two parents are in denial. The teachers at our school reach out, and we have many more students than last year, because we have a good system. We're just starting out, so the parents should give the school room to grow. We have a spectacular band program, great sports teams, so me clubs, but we're adding more, and we have accelerated classes, which I happen to be in. My whole point is that we are doing pretty good now, but check back in five years, and you'll be amazed.

- submitted by a student
May 28, 2004
This school is not equipped to effectively instruct children who do not consistently excel in their subjects. Somewhat elitest. Impression is there aren't enough teachers/staff members to provide appropriate levels of communication, mentoring, and supervision. Limited adult supervision outside of class fosters environment where children are subject to on campus intimidation/humiliation by bullies & sexual harassment by other students. Teacher/parent communication is very poor. Only academically proficient children are allowed to participate in non-academic activities. As a result, children who are not academically successful have no chance to feel success in other areas at school. No partnerships are formed between teachers/staff and parents. 60% of 8th Algebra students needed to be moved to pre-alegrebra after first trimester. Form letter from teacher to parents alluded to this being student(s) fault. Anything over 10% should tell you it's something deeper than poor study habits. Recommend against this school for kids with <3.0 GPA.

- submitted by a parent
May 25, 2004
This being the first graduating year for this school I was surprised to see the amount of kids unable to graduate due to 2 or more f's. One week before graduation I was notified my child would not be graduating due to one F in the 3rd tri-mester and 1 F from the first trimester the 1st F had been made up however any 2 F's in a school year disqualified them from the graduation ceremonies. Instead of a diploma they receive in the mail a certificate of completion and pass to the 9th grade. Granted it is not the teachers fault of the F but what is the point of trying to raise it if it counts as your final grade anyway? Going from an F to an A remains an F in the end. I have not heard of other schools with this policy.

- submitted by a parent

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Pleasant Grove Middle School
2540 Green Valley Road, Rescue, CA  95672
(530) 672-4400
Last modified Pleasant Grove Middle 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.
Pleasant Grove Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 32 reviews. Top