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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Terrific school that has made great strides in the last two years. I love having my kids there.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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