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105 Aptos Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94127

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(415) 469-4520
(415) 333-9038
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4 stars
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August 01, 2014
I am a student at Aptos. I am now in 8th grade and have been having a good year. This school has gone through a lot and I have been with it. In 6th grade I was being bullied rapidly but when I told the counselor they supplied a therapist and I got over the things that made me sad. Now I don't pay attention to bad things. This school is dangerous but if you tune the bad people out you could find the good people. Ps stay inside at lunch.

- submitted by a community member
May 05, 2014
For my very bright son this school was a disaster. Violence in the hallways, gay slurs yelled with impunity, vandalism are all things my son witnessed. Honors class = hours of homework but not extra challenge/stimulation. Of the three teachers my son had one was excellent, another was good, and the third was a long-term substitute who was abusive. I repeatedly tried to meet with counselors and the principle but was either ignored or put off. This school is like a huge, listing galleon: slow to turn and adapt, and taking in huge amounts of water. The principle here is wonderful but has his hands full just trying to stay afloat.

- submitted by a parent
April 17, 2014
that our school is a great one its has a great commituity and nice people.What i Like about Aptos middle school is that every there is helpful and teachers they love each and every kid also sowing they need to improve is the shortish of paper they need more supplies.

- submitted by a community member
April 02, 2014
I am an incoming 6th grader this coming fall 2014. I look forward to improve our PTA funding. Which will help our school to improve our with extra safety patrolling our school during the morning, during our lunch time especially when we have 991 almost 1000 students having the same lunch time period. It would be awesome if we have extra faculties monitoring students. I also wanted to mention Aptos Middle school had become a great school over last few years. We hope to improve on our extra curriculum, like the school band, art, and after school program for students who absolutely needs help on their school work. WE'RE PROUD TO BE APTOS MIDDLE SCHOOL KID.

- submitted by a community member
February 12, 2014
I don't really know if I should say yes, it's a good school, or no. I have always had good grades, until seventh. I had the hardest math teacher, and he's really hard. I started asking questions, but he'd answer me with another question. This school can be full of bullying, also. I have been bullied here, and I mean the staff acts like they'll help us feel safe, but in reality, you don't. I went back to General Education for eight, and well .. everyone believes I'm "smarter" than everyone in class, but if I were to be,I wish they'd let me prove I belong in the Honors Class. It also may depend who you may hang out with.. This school should improve by caring more of bullying, and students' grades.

- submitted by a community member
August 23, 2013
its fun and all of the teachers are awesome even the princeabal.alsoevey kid is cool to every body nice,and awesome

- submitted by a community member
April 23, 2013
Very disappointing experience. Aside from a small handful of staff who appear to be trying their best despite limited resources, the school seems to have no handle on how to address bullying issues despite numerous anti-bullying posters scattered about. Safety is a huge concern here and staff seem either unable or disengaged to stop the violence, perhaps because there seems to be an entire culture of these sorts of behaviors rather than a few perpetrators. The honors program is also ludicrous. The supposed honors math/science teacher does little but put on children's movies during class times or check facebook or text. Students are allowed to play cards as well as other games on handheld electronic devices during class times. After a semester of math, our child fell so far behind in the honors class that we had to hire a private tutor!

- submitted by a parent
July 04, 2012
I currently go to this school and both my two sisters went to this school and liked it! my sisters still visit Aptos and I will too when I leave. Aptos is great, it's fun and we learn a lot!

- submitted by a community member
March 19, 2012
I'm currently in 8th grade right now. When I started middle school in the 6th grade, I felt really uncomfortable with the environment and diverse community. But as the year went on, I felt more adapted to the environment and the students weren't as horrible as I thought they would be. The teachers were very supportive and want you to be successful. If you're looking for a middle school, this is the perfect school for your kid. My favorite teacher was Mr. Addiego. He was a truly good teacher and actually taught you the material that you needed to know!

- submitted by a community member
May 25, 2011
Jazz band, regular band, orchestra. Great studio arts teacher. Theater productions. (Many Aptos students go on to attend School of the Arts.) Some really strong science, math, and history teachers--possibly my kids were lucky, but the ones they had were really good. Their classes were good preparation for Lowell. Strong sports teams (make the playoffs or championships in most sports). Really, really diverse student body, the most balanced in the city. A truly dedicated and popular new principal this year. Free afterschool program with enrichment and homework time. Lots of community activities. Active parent group that keeps growing. Beautiful building with refurbished auditorium, and great location next to a park that is just up the hill from the K train. It's a crazy time for parents as the kids are, well, middle-schoolers, but this is a great place....wish I had gone to a school like Aptos when I was in middle school.

- submitted by a parent
May 23, 2011
I've had a student at Aptos for a full school year and so far, I'm amazed at the school quality. The teachers are incredibly engaged. The principal and staff have been supportive. And compared to other schools my daughter has attended, the PTSA is active, inclusive and focused on things that make a difference to the students and their education. I'm thrilled has gotten such great opportunities from a school in our neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
January 18, 2011
great school teacher help you and the kids are so nice there and also the pricipal is just the best

- submitted by a community member
August 22, 2010
Our son is a 7th grader at Aptos. We are very happy with the quality of the teachers and support staff. We could not ask for more. The band program is AMAZING, the lunch program is wonderful (he eats!) and he is doing quite well and is learning and excelling at his studies.

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 30, 2010
My kid loves it and he is doing so well, the teachers are excellent.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2010
Honestly, Aptos has been a non-stop nightmare since my son began eighth grade. I am shocked that there are children who have had positive experiences in this poor excuse for a school. Apathetic teachers, poor leadership, and constant chaos. From faculty and staff who ridicule children who are in emotional pain to students who have turned their school into an incubator for worse things to come, Aptos is a pretty sad example for the SFUSD. My husband and I were unable to hear the speakers during our daughter's eighth grade graduation in 2008 due to the extremely rude and obnoxious audience of parents. Shouting, talking, and even blatantly carrying on a cell phone conversation during the presentation! Where do these people come from? Read previous reviews to catch a glimpse of the poor writing skills that are acquired at Aptos. Do NOT send your children to AptosMS.

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April 20, 2010
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no rating March 13, 2010
hey yall out there.want to find a great high skool. well for me i think Aptos is a great one. im in the 8th grade and graduating this year. All the teachers i have were very experienced and has a kind heart.One issue is that kids should stop the grafftie and the gums stickings all over the floor and under the table. Aptos is getting a remodling and the 3rd floor is done plus the groung floor caferteria and the girls bathroom plus the gym and the gym locker rooms.they haven't gone to the boys bathroom yet but the will in the summer.the 2nd floor toward the 3 staircase is done and they are remodeling the #1 staricase right now.I had a fun time at Aptos and will miss all the teachers, friends, and classmates i met.Trust me Aptos is a really great skool.- Angela.GO Tigers Rrawrrrrr! CLASS of 2010!!! ROKS!!!

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January 18, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
no rating November 12, 2009
I'm an 8th grader at AMS, I've been here for the past three years, and I got through my bad times and my good times, learning from everything. I love it, it really changed me. I learned from all the different surroundings, the teachers really helped me. They were willing to help you during their lunch time, and afterschool. I would seriously recommend this school to kids from 6th-8th grade !

- submitted by a student
September 30, 2009
This is my son third year at Aptos. I can tell anyone that Aptos is a very good middle school for children. My son is not a smart boy. When he was a 6th grade student, he got 3 point GPA. Although he was in honor class at that time, 3 point GPA is not good for an honor student. He is very lucky since he has great teachers hepling him. His GPA have improved every term from a 3 Point GPA to a 4 point 7th grader. Now, he is a 8th grade student, and he keeps getting As. I am highly recommend Parents chosing Aptos.

- submitted by a parent
August 08, 2009
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- submitted by a student
May 21, 2009
I love Aptos. The teachers are really helpful and are willing to stay after school to help with work that you are struggling on. I will be graduating next year, and I am sure that I will miss all of the great teachers I have had.

- submitted by a student
January 26, 2009
Aptos overall is a good school! The principal and teachers are very passionate about teaching the kids and keeping the kids in line! This is a big school! There are only three grades and over a thousand students! There are alot of other schools that have half the students but the rating is very low..Kudos to the faculty!!

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2008
I got to aptos and I absolutely love it I highly reccomend it to anyone looking for middle schools

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December 01, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating October 10, 2008
i find it nice, except for the following things: -the 80 year old gum on the floors all the time -tendency for kids to chew gums and not dress -failure to clean up after themselves during lunch (always the 8th graders...sigh...) -rowdiness of class(mine tooP) -rudeness -thieves

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September 09, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating June 01, 2008
Aptos is a great school, I have tons of fun, friends and the teachers are okay, except for a few who are pretty mean (thanks god I don't have them) The school lunches are really awesome too. :) I recommend Aptos to anyone.

- submitted by a student
May 29, 2008
Aptos middle school is a very good school.The teachers really care about the students.

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May 02, 2008
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February 26, 2008
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January 14, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 17, 2007
I love aptos and...it is fun and very exciting!!!

- submitted by a student
October 10, 2007
This is my daughter second year at Aptos. Her first year was outstanding. Dedicated teachers and stable enviroment even though she had a few unrulely classmates. However, her second year is a complete opposite. She has had countless subsitute teachers for her core classes and the unrulely students have taken control. I have to agree with several comments about the lack of quality teaching if your child isn't in the Honors program. Also, I don't understand the reasoning behind putting a student into an elective class they didn't request or one that needed prior experience. My daughter was placed in second year Band when she spent last year in Drama.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 05, 2007
My experience at Aptos was absolutely wonderful. I was enrolled in the GATE program, so I don't know what it was like in the classes that were not honors.

- submitted by a student
June 01, 2007
I am a SFUSD teacher; was a former paraprofessional; and, am a parent of a two Aptos students in the honors program. One of the most recent achievements is the nationally acclaimed lunch menu items offered at Aptos. The parents, who worked selflessly on developing a nutritionally wholesome, and financially sustainable program, are awesome! Unfortunately, a few teachers' commitment to quality instruction is questionalbe. Parents have an obligation to the/their children to demand accountability regarding teachers who are not challenging their students!

- submitted by a teacher
June 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2007
Try to get into the honors program. Other classes have to many loud children and teachers are not as good. The art class is good. you must be involved to have your child treated well. Over all I liked the school and thought the principal did care about the school.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2007
My daughter chose this school first out of all we toured (even though her dad and I hoped for something closer). Aptos was the closest to her experience in her elementary school in terms of diversity, involved staff (including fabulous principal)bright eclectic kids and a smaller size. She and her many classmates from elementary school who also picked Aptos first are having an incredible year. In sixth grade she is learning things I wasn't taught until high school. The arts, music and sports are great. Parent involvement is ramping up as more high achieving and socially active students convince their parents that this is the school for them.

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November 15, 2006
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- submitted by a staff
October 04, 2006
My daughter is in eighth grade honors, and overall has had a good experience at Aptos. The principal strives to create a positive, safe environment for learning. I've seen remarkable dedication from her teachers, and great willingness to go the extra mile when my daughter needs additional help. Because my daughter chose the visual art elective, she has art classes daily . She also has PE every day. Her STAR test scores have improved every year. There are several extracurricular options, including Italian Club, Beta Club, and various sports and special interest clubs. The onsite cafeteria offers healthy, affordable food choices. Aptos is a little smaller, and more racially balanced than most middle schools in the district, and my daughter has friends of many ethnicities. The after-school 'teen center' on campus is free, funded by the YMCA. It's a great place for kids to socialize and to get help with homework.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2006
My son is a 6th grader who came from a very distinquished elementary school. He had to learn how to deal with some 'undisciplined' children in middle school, but overall, he likes Aptos. The principle is great, but like other schools, you have teachers that teacher and inspire and teachers that just go through the motion. He has both kinds of teachers at Aptos, and he excels in the 'inspiring' teacher's class. Overall, Aptos is a good fit for him. While he has had to deal with some 'unruly' kids, for the most part he is having an easy transition from elementary to middle school. The school is small, but it offers everything that a big school has...band, Arts, clubs etc. I give Aptos a B almost plus rating.

- submitted by a parent
March 12, 2006
Quality of instruction changes significantly from non-honors program to honors. School is imiproving overall and moving in the right direction.

- submitted by a parent
November 16, 2005
Aptos is a wonderful school to educate your child socially as well as academically. A wonderful choice if u ask me. Diverse teachers as well as students!

- submitted by a former student
August 12, 2005
this school has the best staff and principal i ever encountered. the envolvement wht the children is for me and my 7th grader is great.

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July 30, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2005
After reviewing the teachers' credentials and credibilities, I decided to enroll my children in Aptos Middle School. A combination of the diverse population, speaking with teachers and other authorities and overall test scores is what enabled my decision. My children have always scored upper percentiles in elementary school and Aptos has honor classes for those students that need to be challenged. This is a great school to prepare students for high school. I highly recommend Aptos Middle School with great pleasure!

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March 14, 2005
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- submitted by a student
February 23, 2005
My daughter is in the 6th grade Honors program and we could not be more pleased. The teachers are passionate about teaching and give interesting assignments. The school has excellent art and music, and the 6th graders can also take Drama. The physical building is a very cool building from the 30's, with a newly restored beautiful auditorium. Parent involvement seems good and they are seeking to improve it.

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September 20, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
July 21, 2004
Good location but need Good Teacher and strong Principal and also needs parent to participate

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July 08, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2004
I know we are all buzy paying bills and making ends meet. I am a product of Balboa high myself in the day when all was left to the teacher, this was the turbulant 60's. I found no parent participation (a good thing I thought at the time). I am not angry ( I think). Parents: Please Please Please be a part of the most important building block years and do more than you are able to do. Adrian

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March 03, 2004
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- submitted by a teacher
December 23, 2003
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- submitted by a student
August 22, 2003
Aptos has one of the best music programs in the San Francisco School system. The student population is diverse--drawing students from St. Francis Woods as well many outlying neighborhoods.

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Aptos Middle School
105 Aptos Avenue, San Francisco, CA  94127
(415) 469-4520
Last modified Aptos Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Aptos Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 60 reviews.