I am in the honors program, am the President of ASB. My school is undergoing a complete change in staff and teaching ethics, and I nor do my peers know if this will do more bad than good, or vice versa. A lot of our best teachers are moving on to the "richer" schools in the district. A few friends and I wanted to protest, but do to the pride of our teachers, we stopped. So honestly, I have no idea what this school will be like next year. We've been in Program Improvement for 10 years, hopefully, we can get out. I do have faith in some of the students, though. Some are really good kids! Though, heave my warning about the choir teacher, I've had to report her do to multiple cases of harassment towards me and other students. And nothing was done about it. She's not the sweet old lady she makes everything think she is, and all her students can tell you that. Also, we HAD the best ASB Advisor this year, but next year he won't be here.. So I hope Mar Vista Middle is not in ruin. I have faith in it though, send your child here, and with action, they can help to improve our community and this school. I had a great experience at MVM.
This has been a great school my kid is in 8th grade. It has been easy to communicate with Counselors teachers. The administrative support could improve a bit there attitude. Teachers are great at least I can say this for the GATE and Accelerated classes, they respond to you and are happy when a parent is involved. ASAP activities are great and this is one of the few in the district that still offers after school program a safe environment for your kid. The one thing I can say is that Parent Involvement is necessary at any school and this seems to be the fall in the scores. Let s be responsible parents and participate in our kid's education.
Where should I start? I have had trouble getting teachers and admin to return phone calls, teachers hanging up on me, and a principal who is too busy to help my son. The office staff always seems annoyed when you ask for help. Should I go on. Needless to say I will be asking for a transfer to another school for next year. The only thing I regret is allowing my child to be exposed to teachers and administrators who could care less about him or his education.
I'm currently in honors at Mar Vista and it's probably the best place to send yuor student if they're in honors. The ASAP is totally awesome. Even the uniforms are okay after a while. This is a really great school and I love it.
Mar Vista Junior High is a great school. I am in honors and our teachers really pay attention to us, and care about what we say.
mar vista middle school is great. im in the honors and the award winning band programs. the teachers are really devoted and the uniforms help prevent gang violence, plus you get used to them after a while. mar vista middle school rocks
I am currently at Mar Vista Middle and it is awesome. I am part of the award winning band program led by Mr. Kellis and Mr. Lee for the Jazz Band. I am also part of the after school program which provides a fun safe place for students to hang out after school. if you want your child to have fun and be safe at the same time then you should enroll your child at Mar Vista Middle.
I love this school so much, as strict as some the teachers can be they're all just trying to help us, and im glad that i go to this school then onto Mar Vista High!
I love mar vista middle they have great after school activities and im glad they reinforce the rules on uniforms becouse it prevents gang violence. I also like the teachers they are very friendly and answer any doubts i have. The school is also well equiped with computer labs and the student bosy asosiation is great.
They focus too much on uniforms, not enough on what is really happening in the school. Some teachers really try to help. I'm in the honors program and the teachers are great. Ever since Mr. Lee went back to college, two years ago, the band program has gone down hill. EC activities? No one is really dedicated to them, unless it's sports.
Uniforms are required and useless, job security for administration. Rather than focusing on other discipline issues, they focus on uniforms. Principal and vice-principal operate their own agenda. District does not monitor them enough. Teachers and most office staff are great. Their hands are tied by the upper adminstration.
I used to go to this school and I can honestly say it is a bad place to send your kids, but what are your alternatives in southern CA? Just look at the test scores. School admin is clueles about whats really going on around there. Good after school sports program though, some really devoted teachers.
Mar Vista Middle I must say is a great school for the age group of middle school kids. I think the extra curriculm activities that is offered to the younge ladies and gentlemen is excellent for thier self esteem and self confidence. I also feel that the teachers at Mar Vista Middle really do care about thier students. Iam glad to say our experience has been a positive one.
It's a shame to know only a few teachers are really into teaching. It seems most school empolyees just want to collect a paycheck.
My son, a special ed student was at this school in 7th grade. I wouldn't send my dog back to this school. He was bullied. The school psychologist was never available to help with problems and the assistant principal was not very helpful. She told me all the problems I reported must have been my imagination. My son's PE locker was also broken into 3 times. I had an appointment with the Assistant principal one day wan was told 'she can't be disturbed.' The sad thing is I am also a teacher with another school in the same district and was treated this badly. I feel sorry for the parents who don't know who to contact for help in dealing with this school and staff.
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