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6-8
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San Diego, CA
Students enrolled: 1,376
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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12990 Paseo Lucido
San Diego, CA 92128

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(858) 485-4850
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May 04, 2014
I have had 2 boys attend Bernardo Heights and overall it has been a positive experience. The principal is fantastic, always willing to listen to parent and student concerns. He runs a tight ship especially when it comes to the dress code (no shorty-shorts here). The teachers are well-qualified although they give a lot of homework/projects and are quite strict with their homework policies. The office staff are friendly and helpful. A downside is there has been a large student to teacher ratio the past few years due to state budget cuts. Unlike the elementary and high schools, parents aren't asked to volunteer much here. The music programs are definitely something to brag about, band, orchestra, and choir, and they feed into the award-winning RBHS music programs.

- submitted by a parent
November 15, 2013
Office staff seems nice enough..some teachers are okay..but too many kids, too few teachers..I agree about the element here. The bullying does seem to be an issue and most of the teachers seem like drones. They really do not seem to care about the kids who actually need help. Just wanna get through another day.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2013
My child has gone to BHMS for the past three years. The first year there was 3-4 hrs of nightly homework with many projects. In 7th and 8th grade, there has been very little homework. This practice should be reversed, with much less in 6th as students get used to having multiple teachers in a new school, gradually increasing as they finish 8th grade, so they will be prepared for the rigor of High School. We loved the old principal - friendly, professional, student-centered. She was a positive force on campus. The new principal, in my opinion, has been heavy handed in issuing dress code violations. My child and their friends are so worried about getting dress-coded, they can't focus on academics. As a parent and educator, I have found the environment fearful for my child, over the 2012-13 and 2013-14 school years. A very sad commentary on a place that we should be secure in the knowledge our children are receiving a quality education without the fear of bullying... by administration, teachers, lunch duties, or students. I feel this administrator is out of touch with his students. The focus is not where it should be at this school, and I have met with him directly about my concerns.

- submitted by a parent
August 14, 2013
My daughter graduated from BHMS in 2012. She had a wonderful experience. However, my son finished 6th grade at BHMS in 2012, then we moved to another school. His first year was vastly different. He was bullied at BHMS. We also found out he had Aspergers and the school was not able to accommodate his special needs. One teacher worked with us, another teacher would not accommodate my son's learning style. My son's profanity expanded quite a bit while playing Yugioh cards with 8th graders. Too bad its changed so much from being a top notch school.

- submitted by a parent
May 28, 2013
My 6th and 8th grader started school her in the fall of 2012. I will have to say, not a good experience at all. There is bullying, the school does not practice what it preaches on safety, (my son broke a bone in P.E., it never should have happened and no follow-through on safety measures.) My 6th grader who enjoyed her old school does not like this school at all. She went from a zero tolerance on bullying, traditional middle school with similar A.P. scores to BHMS and wants to be home-schooled now. Front office is great, teachers and staff just so-so, good music program. Overall, what a disappointment!

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2013
This school has such a bullying problem we took our daughter out in 6th grade. Teachers are complacent, they do not provide enough challenge for the high level learners they receive.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2009
Simply put, it is the best school in the poway district i could have sent my child to. I have no complaints.

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August 14, 2009
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no rating July 12, 2009
This is a great school and I'd recommend to anyone that lives around the area. The teachers are nice,the students are also nice and they are very very friendly. I left the school 5 months ago but I miss every single person I've known at that school.If there's a problem(like bullies),just tell the assistant principal and the problem would be solved asap.

- submitted by a student
May 23, 2009
I really feel that this school is top notch. Most of the teachers and the leadership take teaching our children seriously and are good about keeping in contact with emails, and automated phone messages. There was a problem with bullying last year, however when brought to the principal's attention, it was taken care of immediately and the issue was resolved.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 22, 2009
My daughter is just completing her first year here (6th grade) and she loves it. Her grades have improved, she is involved in choir (great teacher!) and is thriving in every way. The school has a great 'after school' program as well.

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- submitted by a parent
no rating December 13, 2008
great school, sent my son and daughters, prepared well for high school and college!

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September 22, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 29, 2008
My daughter joined BHMS in January 2008.She was assigned a teacher who thought teaching was to show video's and give question sheets. She had this teacher for 4 subjects! He was inconsistent in his grading which confused and frustrated our daughter. Her time at BHMS has been a waste. She has gone from an A+ student to a B student. We are moving her to Mesa Verde.

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October 17, 2007
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- submitted by a former student
no rating March 09, 2006
It is little crowded but great school. Nice neighbourhood.

- submitted by a parent
July 25, 2005
My daughter enjoyed her sixth grade year at this school. She liked all her teachers. She was involved in orchestra and improved herself in physical education. The school is in a very nice neighborhood as well.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2004
I used to go to Bernardo Heights. I left there about 5 months ago. I went there all three years. I never realized how much I loved Bernardo Heights until I moved! I miss my friends and all my 'nice' teachers so much!

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February 08, 2004
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Bernardo Heights Middle School
12990 Paseo Lucido, San Diego, CA  92128
(858) 485-4850
Last modified Bernardo Heights Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Bernardo Heights Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 27 reviews. Top