Our daughter recently graduated from this school with honors. She has straight A's and E's. I am extremely impressed with this school. The school's appearance is neat and clean. Our daughter has had nothing but good reviews of SFMS. I met with some of the teachers and they are very friendly. Any time I called the school or went into the office the staff was always very professional and friendly. The staff, principal and counselors were all more than willing to help. The school has so many programs to help any student who is failing a class or just needs tutoring. They also have a program called project grad which is really good and according to our daughter fun. They allow the kids to come inside during lunch and play chess and other games. They plan college tours and the counselors with proj. grad. make sure the students enrolled in the program are taking all of their prerequisites. It's a wonderful program. The school is well staffed and I liked that they had staff always around before and after school monitoring the students. The staff does a great job motivating the students. All of our daughter's teachers were truly AWESOME! :)
The students as a whole do not like being in school and therefore refuse to learn. They would rather goof off than learn anything. Most teachers are amazing but feel like a glorified baby sitter. There is a dedicated group of parent volunteers, however, their children aren't the ones causing the problems in the classroom. There needs to be more active parents in order to change this pandemic of apathy and behavioral issues in the classroom. There is huge potential at this school, but the students have to buy into into it. Most don't care about college or a good job, much less turning in homework and graduating. I would send my child anywhere but here until parents start taking an interest in what goes on with their children and making them behave. Teachers can only do so much. Just look at the test scores, but don't blame the teachers.
i attended this school and loved it. i never witnessed any bullying! the security is great! the school is across the street for a police station which makes students feel very secure. once a month we would have assembly's about bullying! they made me feel like i was important. once you become a san fernando middle school falcon, you become a member of a very special family!
Many people have bad views of this school for dumb reasons! It's stupid really. The teachers are not bad. The school is not bad. It is clean. The thing that's bad with the school is the kids. They just dont care. They have no parent involvment, that's what makes it fall below other schools.
San Fernando MS has helped my daughter tremendously! Its so clean, the kids are nice, the staff is superb!The teachers are fun and are known for academic rigor. It's honestly just...incredible.Go Falcons!
The school needs a lot of improvement. Mr. (cough, Cough)...class from my observation was unacceptable. The children were out of line, rude and their mouths were polluted with profanity. I can not believe a child is expected to pass in this kind of environment, day in & day out nor a teacher teach. Some kids had Ipods to drain this environment of a class. The community has fail to teach their children common respect for all. There is a serious problem here from the lack of campus security to the simple cleanness of a class room floor. This school lacks a lot of possibilities!