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5170 Greenbrier Avenue
San Diego, CA 92120

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(619) 583-3233
(619) 229-1338
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November 13, 2015
Lewis has all the perfect ingredients to be an amazing middle school, except for parent involvement. The Principal simply rocks. He has the perfect energy and enthusiasm, the right level of cool with the kids during the incredibly difficult pre-teen/early teen years, yet has their respect and commands with ease. He is the biggest advocate for the children and a true gem as a principal. The teachers in our experience have been terrific. They are committed, and put a lot of effort into the lessons. I focus my complains towards the district and the public education system that is making teachers try to fit everyone into the same box. In spite of that, I've seen teachers instill the critical thinking skills that kids need and keep them engaged. I've been super impressed with the teachers on every one of my interactions with them. The Music teacher is dynamite! His involvement with the band and orchestra programs is outstanding. The groups advocating for the children in the school (ASB and the Foundation) are great as well. And then I ask - Where are all the parents? Where is the community? Specially during this stage (11-14 Yo) where the kids are, what I see is a hands-off approach from a lot of parents. And that lack of support limits what the school can offer and how far it can go and keep growing in quality programs and experiences for the children.

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Grateful to: School leader
November 13, 2015
You are the right kind of glue to keep it all together. Your effort and involvement is noticed and immensely appreciated.

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Develops empathy: Agree
November 13, 2015
Special seminars have been brought to the school on that topic, that were memorable and made an impact on my child.

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February 11, 2015
A bit much to say the least. They offer after school Prime-time, which is great. As a working parent, the last thing i want to do after working 8 long hours, is come home and sit for hours on end to do tons of homework. They do have laptops with internet, for 6th graders which is great. On the flip side it gives them endless internet access which if you can imagine. Every time my sons misses 3 homework assignments he gets taken out of class to call me and let me know that he has 3 strikes... I think it would be a better idea if the teacher would allow for him to just work on the assignment, stay in class and listen to the lesson, and maybe email me if she thinks my son is behind. My son says he likes it, but i'm not thrilled to tell people "hey bring your kids here, and have tons of homework every night, every weekends.,

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November 09, 2012
Compared to Hearst, a feeder school, the teacher quality drops but they do increase the volume of mindless homework and cryptic grading systems.

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February 26, 2012
My son is in the seminar program and his seminar teacher is wonderful. She emails me / calls with any issues/problems/etc for my son. Nowadays when people are so busy and not always able to meet with teachers it's nice to know that we get little reminders or just updates via email. Parent connection is great too!! Thank you Mrs Maier for your dilegence and love for your job.

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October 10, 2011
Maybe a n OK school, but not for my son. My son was in the seminar program. I had to call, email teachers 5 times before I could elicit any response from them, I finally just started showing up unannounced after school, that worked pretty well, by the way... I had one teacher tell me not to worry, because I was an involved parent my son would get a good grade. Personally I'd rather my son EARN his grade good or bad and own that grade. My son is at a charter school this year and having an exceptional year. Be involved schools are not one size fit all...

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August 14, 2007
I have 3 kids that have attended Lewis, some years have been harder to get through then others. It really does depend on your child and how they communicate with you. Lewis is a big believer in letting the kids tell their parents if they are struggling. I disagree with that. Overall I think it is a 'good' school.

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May 10, 2007
i love everything about this school, my kid needs extra support and this school gives just that!

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February 25, 2007
The teachers are excellent and have a real commitment to helping children to succeed. It is easy for parents to become involved if they are interested and to get information when they need it. It would be better if they had an after school sports programs and more clubs. It seems to be one of the safer middle schools when talking with friends who have students at other schools.

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February 01, 2007
This school has gone down hill over the years. I have three children that have all gone to Lewis. I'm finding that there is no help for children that are performing low. But if you child is a high performed and doesn't need additional help you should be ok.

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June 08, 2006
Good School, lots of bullying, but school has some good programs

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May 06, 2006
There are some good teachers at this school, however, there is an increasing level of tension and mediocrity developing as bussing increases. Get involved...be informed!

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October 27, 2005
This is a good school, great teachers, cordial office staff. Location is nightmare for traffic reasons. One of the best schools in San Diego.

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June 22, 2005
Overall, our childs educational experience at Lewis was excellent. Overall, each year the teachers got better. They became more challenging, provided new experiences and were there to stimiulate the desire to learn as well as offer support when needed.

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May 24, 2005
My son really enjoys attending this school. There are many opportunities for him.

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June 29, 2004
Be very active with each of your child's teachers and classes. My son was unable to make up work he missed in class due to a hospitalization, taking his grade from a C to an F. I discussed this with the VP, teacher, and counselor. They told me I could file a formal complaint with the district. My son was not allowed to do any extra credit or make up work. Please be very on top of things at this school. There is also a lot of fighting and bullying at this school. None of which my son was a part of. We saw it daily at drop off and pick up times.

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Lewis Middle School
5170 Greenbrier Avenue, San Diego, CA  92120
(619) 583-3233
Last modified Lewis Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lewis Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 31 reviews. Top