Here is the scoop on Marina Middle School; This is one of the most beautiful public schools in the City. It is located in one of the best neighborhoods around and it basks in the cheerful Marina sun! Most of the staff and teachers are warm and talented. The principal was the vice-principal at Roosevelt and Presidio a few years back. The vice principal just made the front page of the Chronicle for her pro-active mentoring skills. She also has a PhD and a JD degree. There is a new active PSTA. They have come up with teacher grants, found a contractor to refurbish all of the lockers (coming next Fall), constructed a new very useful website (best in town), been actively seeking donations, and totally on anything that requires spirit. The school site counsel has facilitated the acquisition of new technology equipment for the school. The parents are very excited about all of the motivated families that seem to be discovering are newly revamped school. If you are reading this, then chances are, you are one of those motivated families. Come join us and let s make Marina the BEST middle school in San Francisco.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Hay whoever child or student who will be coming here. I will give you some info :D I will be ordering from greatest to least P.e 1.Mr, Doyle 2. Mr.Covey 3. Mr.Canellos 4.Mrs.Hard History teachers I recommen : Mr. Baker 6th or7th grade and Mr. Knock 8Th grade Science: Mr.Tom 8th grade and Mr. Ehnle7th grade " DO NOT GET Ms. Ma" Math. Mrs.Wong 6th grade, Mr. Ehnle 7th grade, Mr.tom 8th grade English Mr.lamborn 8th grade Music; MR. TONG BAND " trumpets,drums,flutes,clarinets,bells,trumbone,Sax. AND He teaches Piano Mr. Ostwald =-= Orkestra NOOO Don't even think about it. Mostly, Violins, and other string instruments. Lunch is expensive, Yard is huge, ALOT OF BIRDS. Make the right friends. I wish you luck 6th graders
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.
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. :)
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!!
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[.][.]
marina, ehh?? not bad, better, excellent, awesomeeeee! i luv this school because Im a 7th grader right now at marina. teachers are cool & awesome!
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
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
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.
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!
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:
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.
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.
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.
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