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700 South Lone Hill
San Dimas, CA 91773

(909) 971-8270
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February 19, 2014
I am a student here at Lone Hill and my personal view on things is amazing! I feel like I'm getting a good education and learning new skills to help me further in the future. Besides the learning experiences, Lone Hill Middle School is really supportive of one another. This school doesn't favor 'the populars' or 'the geeks', everyone is equal and that is what I love about this school. All the teachers are AWESOME as well! If you are having trouble, they will help you and go out of there way to help you on what you need to improve. If you are thinking of putting your child in this school, they will fit in and they don't need to worry about bullying or any other problem most middle schools have. From a student perspective, this school is just outstanding! GO LIONS!!!

- submitted by a community member

November 11, 2011
I love this school!..Everyone is so involved. The Principal Mr. Ritchie is Awesome!.Its great how he 'hangs out' with the kids during lunch. My 7th grade boy tells me he sometimes plays basketball with them or just sits & chats with them and the other kids. I think thats great!.It lets the kids know that he is their friend and they are important. The counselor, Mrs. Lyons is also topnotch!..It seems like everyone loves her too. I love how she stays involved with the kids even though they move up to High School. My older son is a 10th grader at SDHS and I see Mrs. Lyons at the H.S games afterschool showing her support for the teams. All the students still enjoy seeing her, talking to her and give her hugs! This just shows how supportive they are to our children. All the teachers both my boys have had at this school have been excellent, unfortunately too many to name, but they've all given them the tools they need to succeed in the future. Lone Hill also has alot of new programs that give students extra help and support to get better grades and reach their educational goals. Im very happy with what Lone Hill has provided to my family..Quality Education!

- submitted by a parent
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October 13, 2010
The administration and staff work diligently to provide an atmosphere that reflects the total needs of the students - academics, activities, counseling, friendship, focus on citizenship and giving back to the community.

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2010
First, I'll start by saying I'm extremely biased because I WORK at Lone Hill. I've worked here for 14 years and each year has been better than the last. The kids are great and we truly do have a great staff and administration. Our new principal really knows the kids and gets involved with them on a personal level. Our support staff are also excellent and care deeply about the kids. From the front office desks to the custodians...everyone gets involved. Our choral, band, and art programs are award winning and we have a growing video and computer editing program as well. In general, I think you won't lose attending either middle school in our district, but I think Lone Hill is pretty awesome. My son and daughter will be attending this school in a few years and I have no reservations at all. Again, I'm a little biased. :)

- submitted by a teacher

March 09, 2010
I'm in 8th grade and i think Lone Hill Middle School is the best school to attend.Ive been attending Lone hill since 6th grade.My siblings have gone to Lone Hill also.They said it was some of the best years.As for me, Lone Hill has helped me to grow and learn about some of life's lessons.This school has the greatest staff members,teachers,students,and our new principal is the coolest guy you'll meet! He is very dedicated to helping us do our best in school.I certainly think that Lone Hill has prepared more for high school classes.I have no doubt that Lone Hill would be the best choices for your child.

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2009
My child started school here this year and is really enjoying it. The teachers are wonderful and caring. One 6th grade math teacher in particular is always available to the students if they need extra tutoring. It has done a world of good for my child that always struggled in math. A 'C' student has gone to an 'A' student in math and finally understands what is being taught! And the new Principal seem so be very involved, and always available.

- submitted by a parent
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November 07, 2009
Lone Hill Middle School is an excellent school. The teachers and staff are of top quality. We have 3 8th graders that have attended Lone Hill since the 6th grade and they have had exceptional grades. You are constantly aware of how your child is doing by logging onto the website.

- submitted by a parent
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September 05, 2008
Lone Hill has a staff of teachers that are very in touch with the kids. I have yet to expereince a teacher that doesn't want a child to succeed at this school. It's their dedication that has turned this school into a successful school. My child is constantely coming home with enthusiasm with the things that she is learning in school. They give their students just enough homework, that creates a balance for school and family. They have showed me that they are concerned for the success of my daughter's education just as we are.

- submitted by a parent
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May 24, 2008
This school has a good empact on students. I should know. I have done so well going here plus, I have improved on my academic skills. I have learned so much and plan to know more. This really is a great school to go to and I'm not just saying that I mean it. You'll never regret coming here or having your child come here.

- submitted by a student

May 18, 2008
I am very pleased with this school. My daughter was a transfer student here for all three years and it was the best decision I could have made. She went from a D & C student at her elementary school to an A & B student now. She has really excelled here and she has loved going here.

- submitted by a parent

January 18, 2008
This is a very excellent school, I am one of the a students, the teachers are actuly very 'good' at teaching, making work easy! this goes out to Steve!(staff member)

- submitted by a student

October 08, 2007
I totally agree with the parents that said their are not enough choices of electives. You either get music or art. When I was in middle school we had many different creative outlets(electives) i.e. Yearbook committee, drill team, sports for boys, creative writing classes, art and music. As for math homework or homework period. There is either none or very, very little. I also have two children in Allen Ave. They receive more homework than my Lonehill student. What's really going on here Lonehill? it's time to pick up the pace. It doesn't take extra funding to give our kids a decent amount of homework. This is why are school is rated a #6 on a scale of 1-10. That is like scoring a D+. Let's get it together Lonehill!

- submitted by a parent

September 11, 2007
Lone Hill Middle school was a great school. Our son graduated this past June, and we were very pleased with all of the faculty throughout his three years at Lone Hill. We also want to commend the outstanding counseling department and the wonderful efforts of Jack Nance who is truly an exceptional leader and friend to those students at Lone Hill. In addition, ma[n]y teachers have given their time afterschool to assist kids with different things. We are proud that our son graduated from such a fine California Distinguished school and feel he was well prepared to enter high school this September. Lone Hill is also a melting pot of many families from different backgrounds. We feel our son got the best of both worlds, a great education and learned the meaning of being a positive role model.

- submitted by a parent

September 11, 2007
The teachers at Lone Hill seem consistently caring, fair, and well prepared to teach. The counselors are all excellent, helpful, and seem to genuinely be concerned about each student. The principal, however, seems surprisingly out of touch with both the students and parents. The students are not given enough homework, especially for math,which they should have 4 nights a week for practice and competency.

- submitted by a parent

November 16, 2006
Electives are poor. The P.E. Department is the worse I've ever seen, no real sports programs. Some great teachers but others are just waiting out until their soon to be retirement and just need to go. Very poor communication between school, teachers, and parents.

- submitted by a parent

February 21, 2006
Too big, very little extracurricular activities - some great teachers

- submitted by a parent

December 20, 2005
Decent academics. Poor choices of electives. Teachers are very responsive.

- submitted by a parent

July 27, 2005
Great school with pllenty of extracurricilar activities.

- submitted by a parent

October 05, 2004
This will be my daughter's 3rd year. She likes the school and I have found that most of the teachers she has had or has now are very educated and work with the student. She has been on honor roll for the past two years and is off to a good start this year. They have a wonderful choir program.

- submitted by a parent

September 09, 2003
Oversized classes, apathetic, rude teachers; understaffed. I moved my child to private school after the first year at this nightmare and it is well worth the extra cost not to have to deal with this group of uninterested, below average faculty members.

- submitted by a parent

September 02, 2003
Lone Hill Middle School is a fantastic school. I am proud to have my student attend there. Although we are just beginning our experience with Lone Hill, we have been met with a principal and staff of caring professionals willing and able to answer all our questions and concerns. I have many friends, of many ethnic backgrounds, whose students have completed Lone Hill with nothing but the highest praise for the school.

- submitted by a parent

June 22, 2003
The teachers at Lone Hill Middle School does not treat its African American Male student fairly. I've had two young black male students over a four year period attend Lone Hill. The teaching staff is mainly composed of White middle class female teachers, all of the counselors and support staff is White-who are sometimes even rude to you when you systematically call the office to contact teachers about certain incidents involving your child. From my experience, many of the teachers at Lone Hill do not know how to teach or lead middle Inner city black male students, nor do I know if they really care about the under performing student. The P.E. female teachers are very vindictive when grading black male students by systematically grading these students with scores of C-, D's and F's and low scores in citizenship even though these same kids participate on the school's atheletic teams and perform very well outside of the physical education curriculum. I had one teacher accuse one of my son of cheating off of other students in the class for the entire semester and had even asked her entire class to watch the him and report back if any suspicious incidents occured, and there were only two black males in that class out of 32 students at the time. His self esteem was affected by learning that he was the one being watched. Neither did he feel supported by this teacher. The majority of the teachers who I have worked with sterotypes the black male student and label them as 'a bad student' and they will not call or contact, you will have to continue to visit the school to find out. My son felled into the 25th percentile and was eligible for 'no child left behind' program after the first year at Lone Hill, and it wasn't because he wasn't learning; it was because he felt rejected by the teaching staff, and he did not want to seek their help in the classroom because he felt rejected. The principal of the school is very supportive to all parents, and you genuinely feel as though she cares about all of her students, but the staff is not supportive of her desire to reach out to all ethnicities.

- submitted by a community member
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Lone Hill Middle School
700 South Lone Hill, San Dimas, CA  91773
(909) 971-8270
Last modified Lone Hill Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Lone Hill Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top