« Back to compare
/ / School Profile
6-8
Public
San Francisco, CA
Students enrolled: 902
Before care: No
After care: Yes

Resources:Looking for after school and summer programs? We can help »


Contact this school

3500 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94123

School website
(415) 749-3495
(415) 921-7539
Nearby homes for sale
Map of Marina Middle School address.

Profile Completeness

ADVANCED

Want to improve this school’s profile? You can!

All schools on GreatSchools begin with BASIC completeness, which includes important information like contact details and test scores. It’s up to the school community to take the next steps. As a parent or community member, you can share what you know with other families by writing a review or answering a few questions about what the school offers. As a school leader, you can upload photos, describe school programs, and more with an Official school profile.

The completeness meter moves to INTERMEDIATE, then ADVANCED, and finally HONOR ROLL as you complete the following: 10 or more reviews, at least 1 photo, and 9 program questions parents find helpful.

Want to improve this school's profile?
for Parents
for Schools
 
December 08, 2014
I love that my kids are able to attend their neighborhood school and that they feel safe and happy. Someday as adults, they will go out to the Marina with friends and point to that beautiful art deco building in the Marina District and say, "I went to school there", just like true native San Franciscans. They are super happy, have a lot of friends from many different backgrounds, and really enjoying middle school life. After school, they are able to study at the library with friends, or go have a smoothie on Chestnut St, or go watch a game in the gym or Moscone Park. They would not be able to experience this if the school were located in an unsafe neighborhood.

- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2014
It has been a great year at Marina. We love our Language Arts and Social Studies teacher. The kids are reading "Call of the Wild" and she is really bringing it to life and making the story accessible. Two tips: 1. Technology with Mr Vong is great. Kids are learning coding as well as other introduction to animation. 2. Get to know the staff and administrators. Our counselor has been very helpful in navigating Middle School and our interaction with the two Asst. Principals has really been great -- warm and supportive. Both APs totally "get" middle school kids! Marina is a hidden gem -- that won't be hidden for for very long :-)

- submitted by a parent
April 06, 2014
My daughter attends 6th grade at this school. she's doing well in her academics earning in high honors and principal. Since's my daughter started at marina, Aug 2013, there has been fights at this school. Some of the students don't obey and the teachers are not as strict. Some of the teachers r nice and some don't have time to discuss about their class work or grades during class time n my daughter have to wait til after school to talk to the teachers. The teachers needs to communicate more with their students. As for friends, they need to be careful who u make friends with.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2014
Our great middle school just had over 50 graduating students accepted to Lowell High, one of the best high schools in the nation, and the best public high school in the City. That is almost 20% of our 8th graders. Go Penguins! Great job!

- submitted by a parent
December 18, 2013
If you are looking for a school with a caring group of teachers, strong Honors (GATE) program and a fun group of electives...Marina is your place. My child has made nice friends and we have been happy with the (sometimes challenging) transition to Middle School and the support we have received as a family. Thank Marina. Go Penguins!

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2013
6th Grade has been great so far! Marina has lots of caring teachers and staff who are focused on getting our kids up and running in the 6th grade -- and preparing them for high school. Changing classes, lockers, homework, new friends, afterschool are all exciting new experiences and the school has been supportive of our child's transition. Excited about our next few years at Marina.

- submitted by a parent
May 16, 2013
The school has improved over the years, most of all the last 3 years my son attended. The students that applied to Lowell and other high ranking school has been admitted and their grades in ACT and SAT are high. The students seem to get along with each other.

- submitted by a parent
April 14, 2012
Seems as if most of this reviews were written by Marina students, which is fine by me. It would be better, however, if they knew how to spell. They should teach typing in Middle school prior to teaching computer classes. The quality of education has depreciated since I attended.

- submitted by a parent
June 05, 2011
My child's teachers were accessible and helpful. However, hardly a week passed without having substitute teachers in one or more of my child's classes, with seemingly little instruction accomplished. One of the students said the teacher remarked near the end of the school year that she had two more absenses to use before the year was over. I have moved my child to a different middle school for next year where I've been assured by staff and parents that substitute teachers are seldom used, and where there appears to be a lot more emphasis placed on diversity and acceptance.

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2011
Marina Middle School is a great place for learning and school. You wont regret going there at all, teachers there have a understandable way for students to learn. there are lots of teachers that graduated from lowell there teaching in Marina. its also a huge school that can fit lots of students and the new principal is a great leader of the school. i just graduated from marina and i dont want to leave because its such a warm school just like home. pick marina middle school as your middle school and you will have a wonderful experience in your life that you will never forget. trust me. :)

- submitted by a community member
March 25, 2010
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a community member
no rating January 28, 2010
nicee school! soccer team is nice, school is big but not as big as other schools. Teachers are nice, im currently in 7th grade and there is a safeway, walgreens,jamba juice, tutti melon, gas stations and many restaurants. Its in a turistic area, marina laps are quite enjoyable there is a park and the beach nearby. <33 marina middle school!!

- submitted by a student
April 26, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
March 18, 2009
well i go to marina middle school so far so good,but the only thing is that there is alot of bad kids they are so wild.But the teachers are so nice and you learn alot from what they teach u but i like marina middle school and also there is so much kids and they are nice.But sometimes they can be mean and push u around specially the 8th graders[.][.]

- submitted by a student
February 18, 2009
marina, ehh?? not bad, better, excellent, awesomeeeee! i luv this school because Im a 7th grader right now at marina. teachers are cool & awesome!

- submitted by a student
February 15, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
January 17, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
January 06, 2009
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
December 09, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
December 06, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
December 05, 2008
still currently attending marina ms. 7th grader and loving it. working hard is of course a requirement. 4.0 is quite easy for me but you learn a lot depends on the teacher you have but overall all the teachers are great. the people (my friends) are so cool and nice. hope this year wont go as fast because i dont want to graduate. iLoveMarina<3 fall.08

- submitted by a student
September 24, 2008
Throughout the years I've been in Marina, its great. The teachers are excellent. The people are pretty cool and friendly. It the best middle school in SF! :D

- submitted by a student
September 24, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
July 28, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
June 10, 2008
So far, the days i spent at marina were mostly bad. The community is nice, and a lot of people are friendly, but the low budget of marina is causing some problems for its school. The lunch is abosolutetly terrible. I rather bring my own lunch then eat the nasty lunch they have.But overall the teachers are excellent and the principal is very strict but hard working.

- submitted by a student
April 24, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
March 16, 2008
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
March 12, 2008
i went to this scool now i am a lowell student marina is the best scool ever i love that scool very much! they well prepared me now i am in lowell! all the teachers r very very nice!

- submitted by a student
November 10, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
October 09, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2007
Its an ok school, pretty big and students that are new to the school WILL GET lost. PROS:A lot of great afterschool curricular activities and not much homework CONS:

- submitted by a student
January 07, 2007
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
September 20, 2006
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a student
June 26, 2006
Marina middle school has great programs. I don't think you can find any other school that has a dual language enrichment program. (It incoporates Chinese in their classes! A definite plus because a student is able to strengthen both their English and Chinese abilities.) To those parents to said that Marina is a bad school; it most certainly is not. I think that your child was not very well-liked..so maybe you should've talked to the teachers. I'm currently a student at Lowell high school and I say that Marina has prepared me very well. There are lots of extracurricular activites..even hip-hop! There is a moderate level of parent involvement.

- submitted by a student
March 14, 2006
As a former student, Marina Middles School hosts a top notch student body. Kids are generally well rounded and well mannered. The faculty is seasoned but there are some new teachers with fresher philosophies as well.

- submitted by a parent
December 31, 2005
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2005
Great school. But it has a low budget.

- submitted by a former student
August 05, 2005
Marina is a very diverse school with a lot of extracurricular activities to offer. From their Soccer team, which won the city championship in 2004, to their afterschool program, which recieved the distinction of being an RLC site, there are many activities for students to choose from.

- submitted by a staff
March 12, 2005
Marina Middle School is crowded and lacking in resources. Students find few opportunities to participate in sports and citywide competitions. There are signs of racial tension between various Asian and Black groups. Due to the high percentage of immigrant students, parental involvement is low. While teachers are generally enthusiastic and supportive, the curriculum is conventional and a bit outdated.

- submitted by a former student
November 15, 2004
This review submitted without content.


- submitted by a parent
September 14, 2004
After only one day we removed our daughter from this school.Unhappy with student body (children were rough; kicked and pushed and hit while adults looked the other way). When she tried to speak to students in English they pretended not to understand. Was told by adults she couldn't be assisted in finding a class because she was a 7th grader. Band members have to share instruments because of shortage (flutes!) Some nice teachers, probably overwhelmed with too many students, underbudgeted.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2004
This is a great school it has many after school programs you can join. And they teach in a great way.

- submitted by a student
March 23, 2004
The parent who complained about the school should have gotten more involved. Schools are here to replace parents but work as a partner with parents. Marina did that very well for my daughter. She is now doing very well at Lowell because she received such good preparation at Marina. True Marina does have some trouble makers. There is no way to avoid them if your child goes to school in the city. Marinas teachers do an excellent job in their urban setting.

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2004
Our experience at this school has been very positive. Our child has been challenged appropriately and has grown quite a lot since coming to this school. It is a school in an urban setting with a diverse student body but just like the real world you get out of it what you put into it. The returns on this investment have been very positive for us. We recommend this school if you are willing to participate in the process.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2003
This is the worst school I have ever seen. The students there like to fight and act like jungle monkeys, and when you tell the principal he lays back in his chair and acts like nothing happend. My daughter use to go to the school and absolutely hated it. The teachers don't teach anything to the students. I feel that the teachers need to finish their education before teaching to others. I encourage you not to take you children there and if you have some that go there it would be best to take them out if you want them to be somebody someday. Marina is going to hold them back.

- 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 »


Nearby homes for sale

     

Last modified: December 08, 2014

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

©1998-2014 GreatSchools.org All Rights Reserved. GreatSchools is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization | Ad Choices

Marina Middle School
3500 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA  94123
(415) 749-3495
Last modified Marina Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Marina Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top