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7-8
Public
San Diego, CA
Students enrolled: 837
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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4302 Valeta Street
San Diego, CA 92107

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(619) 222-0476
(619) 221-0147
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September 10, 2014
The new principal is hard working and very responsive. I went to him with a concern a few weeks after he started and he already knew my son (for good reasons). He always finds time to listen and tries to solve problems. While not always solved to my satisfaction, he makes it work out. The seminar teachers are caring, intelligent people that make learning fun and are the cornerstone of the school. The science teachers and PE teachers are also great. The only problem with this school is the same problem with all public schools . . . common core watering down the learning.

- submitted by a parent
March 14, 2014
The staff here is mostly poor, from the teachers all the way up to the principal. They lack objectivity and are quick to shun any student and/or parent that they do not agree with. The students are out of control most of the time. There are teachers that are playing both social and academic games with the students lives. Do not send your child to this school. Pay for a private school or find an alternative in a different part of the city for the 2 years that your child could be subjected to this chaos.

- submitted by a parent
December 09, 2013
Having had a solid two years at Dana Middle with some great teachers, my child is disappointed in her classes at Correia. Her math and English teachers are very much into their routines and do not inspire or connect with their students. Her Mandarin teacher is wonderful, and her science class is motivating, but she feels they are just not enough to help her enjoy school like she had in the past. The receptionist is not especially pleasant, but the admin team seems to have a genuine concern for students.

- submitted by a parent
July 07, 2013
I just graduated fron Correia. Hello, I have read some of the reviews on this site complaining and bantering about Correia Middle School. But to be honest, it isnt the bad of a school! It has quite a few student, of all sorts, so your child can easily make friends if need be. But the teachers are very nice, some more than others, just like any school but I had a great connection with my teachers and they were always there to help over E-Mail. I just dont know why everyone doesnt like this school, but it isnt that bad of a school. I had a very positive two years tgere and I promise you will too.

- submitted by a community member
June 24, 2013
Where to begin? Correia falls short in so many ways. Too many students attend this campus. This is the only middle school for the entire OB/Point Loma area. If your student is already strong in academics, then there probably won't be many issues. However, if your child lags behind or needs more one on one instruction, forget about it. Office staff is less than helpful and often downright rude. Forms/paperwork turned in often go missing or never make it to the necessary party. There are limited clubs and student organizations, and no sports offered. Everything about Correia is poorly organized and run. For example, this past school year, the open house was rescheduled at the last minute because of rearranging of teachers/classes (due to staff reduction, I believe) and my son's schedule (and other students) was changed 1 month into the school year! After being in school for a month, kids are starting to get familiar with routines and teachers. This past year was not my first experience with Correia, I have 3 kids all of whom have attended Correia over the years. It has NOT improved one iota in the last 10 years. It has gotten worse. Sadly, I cannot recommend this school to anyone.

- submitted by a parent
May 17, 2013
This is the worst Junior High School in San Diego. I am hoping that none of my other grandchildren have to attend this school. The leadership is poor, no control over the children.

- submitted by a community member
May 01, 2013
I am in seventh grade and I hate correia. A lot of the teachers are pretty bad and the school is d-i-s-g-u-t-i-n-g. And there is a lot of bad things that happen or go on at this school like fights and things. A lot of the staff is rude and the teachers are sooo not hands on- they tell you to do something and they expect you to do it perfectly when they have not even gave you any information on it. I do not recommend correia at all.

- submitted by a community member
March 10, 2013
i fully agree my daughter is so unhappy there i can't wait until they graduate you know they have to have a 2.5 to even walk other schools just 2.0, and the staff is very very rude, just saying!

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2012
We have had a great experience in two years at Correia. People love to complain about this school, but when we have had any issues at all they have worked diligently to solve them. The principal and staff are very caring. The vast majority of the teachers are great.

- submitted by a parent
August 31, 2012
Already a problem, and my son hasn't even started yet. My son experienced some personal events before the testing season last year but still managed to score ADVANCED in both Math and Language Arts. He did not make the cut at Correia for the Algebra class. I advocated for him. I let the Principal as well as the 7th grade Algebra teacher aware of the set backs and they still will not take a chance. I am currently looking for a Middle school that will allow him entrance into Algebra.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 12, 2010
It continues to improve in areas of academics and citizenship in a way I will be proud and want to enhance in all ways possible.

- submitted by a parent
August 12, 2010
Our oldest just finished up at Correia. What a super experience after coming from the very disappointing Dana! This school has it together! Administration and teachers have it going on! Miss behavior is not tolerated. High expectations are the order of the day and student are taught to be responsible for their own choices! My son is leaving prepared to meet the demands of the high school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 25, 2010
Terrific school that has made great strides in the last two years. I love having my kids there.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 19, 2010
Great Principal who is very hands-on and takes an interest in every student. Terrific, competent and caring teachers. Very impressed with the quality of education my children have received at Correia Middle School.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2008
Parents have really stepped-up to make this a great learning environment for the students. New Principal holds students accountable and does not allow unacceptable behavior to slip by. One student was involved in a fight, and the Principal escorted him to EVERY classroom and made him apologize to every class for his disrepectful behavior. A police report was filed, and the student was suspended. Misbehavior is not tolerated at Correia, and is dealt with appropriately. Way to go Principal Ladd! Future Parents of Correia Students: don't worry about Correia; your child we be in good hands.

- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2007
Correia staff and personnel deal effectively with this age group; the students are not treated as 'big kids', but rather as 'young adults', and are held accountable for their behavior. Correia brought my 'B' average student to the next level. Because of the good learning environment at Correia, my daughter was ready to accept the challenges of the increased academic expectations at Pt. Loma High. I was very happy with the quality of 7th and 8th grade education my daughter received at Correia.

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2007
Correia Middle was by far the worst school I have ever attended. There no clubs, student organizations, or sports for the students and the honors program can hardly be considered 'honors'. Students do not follow the dress code and what is worst, the teachers simply do not bother to enforce it. I would urge parents to avoid this school if possible.

- submitted by a student
June 19, 2007
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December 30, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2006
This year it seems Corriea has taken a step back. Developing consistent communication with teacher has been very difficult. I would encourage parents to avoid this school. I would 1) Ask specifically about the ratio of adults to children at lunch ( and ask yourself if it makes sense)and 2)See if they can bring teacher turnover below 10% per year before I would subject my child to this school

- submitted by a parent
August 22, 2006
my child graduated from correia in june of this year (2006). we are both thankful that the experience is over! school was rated for both years we were there as PI (meaning, program improvement status). this means that their test scores were below standards. the administration is much more focused on the students' adherence to the uniform policy than being responsive to parents' needs/inquiries. the principal was the worst! saw her a few times, once at graduation---which was a terribly disorganized debaucle!! students who worked hard all year to receive an honorable mention along with their certificate were left out due to poor organisation of admin. and faculty. i will be writing a letter to to the superintendent of schools. parents: i would not send my child here. i wish someone had been as frank with me. kids deserve better!

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2006
The teachers at Correia are outstanding. They truly care about all students and offer great clubs i.e. surf club, asb, tutoring and computers. Technology is an intregal part of every classroom and students learn to use technology as a tool to problem-based learning. The counseling staff works hard to make sure that students are trouble free and offer in-class discussions on getting along, growing up, communication and much more. They are even available at lunch. The administration is very responsive to student needs and communicates regularly with parents through bi-monthly newsletters sent out in 'eblasts' and monthly parent meetings There is a great arts program too. Music, art and drama have been a part of the curriculum for many years...even when other schools dropped the arts. My grandson had two successful years at Correia and was ready to move on to high school. Thank you for all your hard work.

- submitted by a parent
June 27, 2006
My daughter attended Correia last year, and is excited to be attending next year for 8th grade. Teachers are great, and happy to spend time talking with you about your child and his/her progress. Awesome librarian, and the library is 1st rate. Full-time nurse on staff (elementaries have a nurse for a few hours per week). Good parental involvement, as 12-13 is a difficult age and it helps to have parents on campus before/after school and at lunchtime. Caring and attentive counseling staff. Correia is pretty much a continuation of the great programs offered at Dana. Correia gets a 'bad rap' - mostly from the rumor-mill of parents who have never had a child attend there. Maybe many years ago Correia was not good, but the Correia staff has really stepped up to make Correia into a terrific school. Parents of future 7th/8th graders: Do not be afraid of Correia!

- submitted by a parent
April 24, 2006
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April 04, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 05, 2006
I had really good friends here...Some of the teachers were ok....Lots of getting into trouble but a lot of discipline too.

- submitted by a former student
March 02, 2006
My son recently graduated from Correia. I was not very happy with the total learning experience at this school. The advanced students had the same teachers for both seventh and eight grade in math and history. The was a definate problem with communication between the teachers and many students. The music program was strong, but I understand this has changed. I would not suggust this school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating January 22, 2006
I think they have a wonderful home cooking program. Its great that at least one school in this district still teaches students the basics they need to know to survive in the 21st century such as how to make a 'pizza bagel'.

- submitted by a parent
September 12, 2005
Do not let the exterior fool you, it is a wonderful school, with few students who get one of one interaction. the teachers are great

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2005
My student had good times in this school. She learned a lot from most of her teachers but some were not as great. There was not a good sport program but she had a good english and PE class. The counselors were great and very helpful.

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2005
Although the teachers and extracurricular programs at Correia seem solid, the school administration tends to be nonresponsive and, at times, even surly when responding to parent inquiries. Attendance is not monitored closely enough and students who bully others are not disciplined appropriately for their actions. The dress code policy is so weak it is rendered ineffective. Despite these drawbacks, however, Correia teachers are enthusiastic and genuinely seem to care about the students and their academic progress. The parent teacher association also seems to be growing stronger as time goes on, a definite asset for the school.

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May 24, 2005
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June 30, 2004
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- submitted by a student
April 23, 2004
Correia is a great school. Theres a lot of dicipline which helps us become better students. The teachers are great and extremly helpful. The councelors are always there when you need them and the prinicpal/vice principals do their job very well and take it very seriosly, which is a good thing. As a student I think Correia is a great school, but not as great if we had Miss Martinez as one of teachers. We miss you!

- submitted by a student
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Correia Middle School
4302 Valeta Street, San Diego, CA  92107
(619) 222-0476
Last modified Correia Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Correia Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 36 reviews. Top