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6-8
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San Diego, CA
Students enrolled: 1,351
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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9353 Oviedo Street
San Diego, CA 92129

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(858) 484-1300
(858) 538-9440
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May 04, 2014
This school have been fantastic for my kids. I feel lucky to have my kids here

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
Unfortunately, this school has gone downhill in the 3 years my kids have been there. Three different principals in 3 years and a significant loss of some of their best teachers. My kids have done well there, but they are under-challenged. They also plan to change the math program for incoming 6th graders, which I fear will make things worse. I have an incoming 6th grader next year and I'm sure he'll be under-challenged. I will do my best to move him to a different school if I don't see significant improvement next year. The most positive attribute is the parent involvement, especially the Science Olympiad program. It is unfortunate that the most challenging aspect of the curriculum must be run by parent volunteers.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2012
I have to say I love Black Mountain Middle School. All the teachers are caring, nice, funny, and cool. The staff at Black Mountain is awesome. Right before you walk in to school, you will see the principal and staff greeting everyone as they pass by. You'll see the teachers and principals walking by everyone during lunchtime having conversations with the students, and the school will usually play music and do more fun activities during lunch. This is one of the few schools I know that has teaches orchestra, and i can personally tell you I miss that. I strongly encourage you to enroll your students in Black Mountain Middle School because if not, your seriously missing out. I wish I could've graduated at bmms but, I ended up moving after seventh grade. I miss everything about that school, especially being in orchestra. Black Mountain Middle School is awesome!!

- submitted by a community member
April 08, 2011
Black Mountain is a fantastic middle school in PUSD. The adminstration, office staff and fine teachers have molded my beautiful child into and incredible person. Excellent volunteering opportunities. I look forward to my childs future. BMMS has prepared my child for an awesome 4 years in high school.I couldn't be more pleased.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2011
What a positive learning environment! Staff and administration are friendly, outgoing and throughly accessible to the students and parents. Administration, staff and school counselors regularly join students at lunch for casual chats and clearly enjoy a warm, supportive relationship. My family has particularly benefitted from volunteer opportunities that are unique to this school and rare to find at other campuses. My seventh grader is very proud of this school and is having an excellent experience at Black Mountain. We are very grateful.

- submitted by a parent
March 18, 2011
We are delighted to share the incredibly positive experience our son has had at Black Mountain Middle School. We moved to California from another country, in the middle of the school year. Our kids have had to "hit the ground running", and Black Mountain has provided exactly the right balance of clear expectations, support to succeed and encouragement to stretch, for our grade 7 student. The staff clearly understand the needs of kids in these middle years; and the challenges they face as their world expands. They take a genuine interest in each individual student as a learner and as a person, and provide a well rounded educational experience that is second to none. We cannot speak highly enough about our sons experience at Black Mountain Middle School - the school is a gem!

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 16, 2010
Great, friendly environment. Helpful teachers, diverse community, excited students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 06, 2010
My son who is an IEP student has struggled from school to school, myself as a witness. BMMS has done so much for him within this last year compared to what other schools have done for him in the past 5 years. My son was so depressed, self contentious, even afraid to learn before attending BMMS. The program, the organization, the support which they provide for struggling students is remarkable and loving.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 23, 2010
I am not impressed with the administration and counseling staff. Yes, bullying is a part of this age, but it doesn't have to be tolerated. Administration doesn't come down on it hard enough. I don't think they are pro-active enough on this issue. There is a lot of mean behavior and bullying going on that is not easy to detect. The kids don't feel free to tell a teacher or counselor because they don't feel they will do anything about it. Where we used to live the teachers, counselors, and administration were aggressive in stopping bullying behavior. It is a big issue and BMMS needs to wake up to the fact that there is a lot of it at their school and they need to make a bold stand to the kids that it won't be tolerated.... and then must follow through by actions.

- submitted by a parent
February 11, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating October 17, 2009
My chid's experience was awful at this school. The principal is uninvolved and the vice principal is a loose cannon. Glad to get my child out of this school to one where admin cares about the kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 07, 2009
Black Mountain Middle School is a beautiful school, located high on a hill, where on a clear day you can see the Pacific Ocean. BMMS is an award-winning school where you are always greeted with a warm smile, and you immediately get a sense of feeling welcomed on campus. It is easy to see all staff and students exhibit kindness and respect for each other, and everyone (parents, teachers, staff and students) works together towards a common goal of individualized personal best in order to ensure each student's future success! Raiders Rock!

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2009
The Class of 2009 :]!!! I graduated this last school year with my friends. I had the best last three years with the/my teachers and student achievers/classmates. All the teachers care with discipline in their classroom. Teachers with great discipline care about their student achievers' education :]! Over-Academic Achievers enjoy their academic teachers enthuasiatic. They play academic-educational games while studying quietly with classmates. Regular-Achievers (regular students) enjoy the fundamental-educational activities in school with their teachers. All BMMS Achievers have fundamental- education activities with teachers every school year. All BMMS Achievers learned a new word every week! My favorite school activity is.... THEbmms Sport :]! I love to have my heart-pumping while playing heat ranging competitions. The coaches had a blast spending time with their favorite students of all periods. I Will Miss BMMS :]!!! Thanks to All THEbmms Teachers for teaching us AVID sessions of Educational Easy Work Skills!!!

- submitted by a student
February 02, 2009
I was a student ad black mountain middle school and it was one of the best exsperiences of my life! i went there for sixth grade and loved it!!! i had to transfer out because of parents idea of the school. the learning enviornemt with a great amount of diversity. i would encourage students and parents alike to both think about a amazing learning exspenirense both acidamicaly and with like skills. it is amazing.my heaqrt is in black mountain and it always will be :) BMMS PIRDEE STM! you know who i am :))

- submitted by a student
February 02, 2009
I was a student ad black mountain middle school and it was one of the best exsperiences of my life! i went there for sixth grade and loved it!!! i had to transfer out because of parents idea of the school. the learning enviornemt with a great amount of diversity. i would encourage students and parents alike to both think about a amazing learning exspenirense both acidamicaly and with like skills. it is amazing.my heaqrt is in black mountain and it always will be :) BMMS PIRDEE STM! you know who i am :))

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August 06, 2008
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January 09, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2005
The teachers really care at this school. My daughter struggled, and was put in AVID--has helped her get to 'B's. It is not the school's fault that California underfunds the schools, cutting middle school interschool competition, and limiting electives to one.

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August 17, 2005
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August 17, 2005
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June 02, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 19, 2005
great students great teachers and there is almost nothing wrong with how the system works. The kids are amazing, incredible, and are the nicest bunch in San Diego, especially 2005 eight graders

- submitted by a student
February 11, 2005
Great school, good teachers that seem to care about the children. A lot of activities for the children to do. Poway USD seems to be more concerned about the quality of the schools and not about the politics.

- submitted by a parent
December 15, 2003
the school has come a long way in three years. the principal involves parents with various parent meetings and input sessions.

- submitted by a parent
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Black Mountain Middle School
9353 Oviedo Street, San Diego, CA  92129
(858) 484-1300
Last modified Black Mountain 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.
Black Mountain Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 24 reviews. Top