I do think the school does a good job with this, but many of the kids take more work than others in learning these values. I don't think that the student body is as enthusiastic or supportive by cheering at games/theatre/etc. as they should be.
We had several concerns about our son attending school here, and knew full well of the things that were said. We even planned on our son going to a different school (Arden), but switched back to Einstein right before the school term started. In all honesty, we have never regretted it. Yes, there are things that need improvement, but if you have heard negative things in the past, try to talk to a parent whose child has attended more recently. Things are getting much better. There are clubs and there is a strong culture moving through requiring the kids to be more respectful. My recommendation: Be as involved as possible, get to know the teachers/coaches/principal, and if anything comes up, they have your back. By the way, we had another child at Sutter, another was homeschooled, and now our son goes to Einstein, so we did a great deal of research as well. Good luck in whatever you choose.
In comment to the student who didn't get an A in debate- my son had debate for two years and had the best time. He learned to think, to analyze, and yes to perform. Ms. Clapper encouraged him to think abstractly, to find the humor in things, and most importantly, to think for himself. He learned skills in Debate that he never learned before. Because of Debate, he is assertive, strong-minded, and has a high self-esteem. Sometimes it takes a director and not just a teacher.
To the debate comment - sometimes it takes a great director to teach a child. My son had Ms. Clapper for two years in Debate and the skills that he learned were incredible. He learned to analyze, communicate, think of his feet, and to see both sides of an argument. That's not easy to do with 7-8 graders.