« Back to compare
/ / / School Profile

Contact this school

3838 Orange Avenue
San Diego, CA 92105

School website
(619) 362-3400
(619) 280-6437
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Wilson Middle School address.

January 15, 2015
There are some amazing teachers at Wilson Middle School who go out of their way to assist anyone who asks for help. Staff make a special effort to learn a family's unique situations. Wilson also has two wonderful mentors (home-school liaisons), student advocate/counselors that meet with students individually, and lots of after-school homework help offered by teachers. This is a tough neighborhood, but most students do the work and are prepared for high school when they leave Wilson.

- submitted by a teacher

February 25, 2014
I went to this school for 7th grade and I have to say that this is the worst school ever. There are only 4 periods a day, which I have never heard of. The teachers are okay but the students are a huge problem. I have never went to a school where the students had bad attitudes and that don't follow rules. I have seen some students smoke at the school too. There are only like three electives at this school which sucks. When I first came to this school, I thought this was the most ghetto school I have ever been to. Parents, this is a warning. DO NOT enroll your child at this school. I recommend that you go to Mann Middle not that far away if you have a car.

- submitted by a community member

August 16, 2013
I was a former student at Wilson Middle School and I am now going to be a first-year student at a University. I was very happy to have been able to attend this school despite all the negative reviews or should I say "rumors". The rumors goes along the line of depicting this school to be filled with disrespectful students, horrible teachers, gang violence, and etc. Well, sure the school does contain some of the listed items above but then again which school doesn't? Every school will always have their bad crops so you really can't judge a school by observing a particular group of students/teachers. With that being said, to parents that are considering whether or not to send their kids here: it all comes down to your child. If the child have a good strong grip on his/her head which means they have the ability to make positive and good choices for his/herself instead of following other negative actions that they might see around them then there really isn't anything to worry about. As a reminder, education is education and it is the same everywhere else. Don't criticize this school's teaching abilities and reputation because of some students; they aren't the ones teaching your child.

- submitted by a community member

April 24, 2012
i'm a student and this is what i've observed here at Wilson pros: this school has an opportunity to go to Washington D.C cons: -students are VERY disrespectful -limited teachers -teachers don't enforce school rules very well -there is a drug abuse problem

- submitted by a community member

July 06, 2007
I have had the utmost pleasure of working at Wilson Middle School with some of the best teachers and staff. Despite the many challenges the teachers face everyday, they provide each student with the opportunities that foster learning and enables each child to become self-monitoring, independent thinkers. Even without an arts elective, there are afterschool sports programs that students can participate in. Soccer, flag football, and basketball have been sports that the Wilson Tigers have been strong in this year. The administration, particularly the student advocates, have gotten tougher in the safety and discipline policies and have been most supportive in the classrooms. Wilson Middle School has gone through many changes and is still going through changes but they are definitely for the better. Although I no longer work at Wilson due to personal reasons, I am proud to have been a member of the Wilson family.

- submitted by a teacher

June 04, 2007
My daughter attends in a ILS class with other special needs students. The teacher and support staff are wonderful. I have been very pleased with my daughter's experience there so far.

- submitted by a parent

March 01, 2006
I feel that the lack of parent involvment is alot of why the students and school is suffering.It take a village to raise a child..... Be part of the Village at Wilson. Blessings, A Wilson Volanteer

- submitted by a parent

May 12, 2005
I have to admit that when my son first attended Wilson three years ago, I was wasn't pleased with the quality of academic programs, the teachers and their availability, nor at the fact that this school ranked one of the lowest in test scores throughout San Diego School Districts. I believe that my sons poor attidude towards school reflected the school's leadership. It was hard for me to keep him focused on the positive side when the quality of academics, and the teachers showed otherwise. Now that my son is in the eighth grade and getting ready for graduation, I am proud to say that the changes that were made with the school and teachers, my son is a great A-B student! Two reasons why he's done great this year, are his math and science teachers. Ms.Lizet and Ms.Nery, you both are awsome.

- submitted by a parent

May 26, 2004
My child goes to this school and is in the GATE program. This school leaves a lot to desire. The teachers are overwhelmed, they havenprograms for the children. I did everything possible to not have my next child go to this school. It worked, my next child is going to Marshall Middle school through the Program Improvement-No child left behind act. I would advise anyone to not send their children to this school. It is a parents nightmare. I challenge anyone to post a positive review on this school. It is impossible!

- submitted by a parent
Need help choosing a school? We can help »

Media Gallery

Media missing

Uh oh! No photos. This frame will look much better when you upload photos »


Find out what parents are saying about Wilson Middle School


Nearby homes and rentals

Last modified: January 15, 2015

Sign up for email updates

Connect with us

Translate this web page

About GreatSchools

Our mission is to help millions of parents get a great education for their kids. GreatSchools.org is an independent nonprofit and the leading national source of school information for families.

GreatSchools.org 1999 Harrison Street, Suite 1100, Oakland, CA 94612

©1998-2015 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Wilson Middle School
3838 Orange Avenue, San Diego, CA  92105
(619) 362-3400
Last modified Wilson Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Wilson Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top