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Marina Middle School

Public | 6-8 | 902 students

 
 
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4 stars

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2014:
Based on 2 ratings
2013:
Based on 3 ratings
2012:
Based on 1 rating
2011:
Based on 3 ratings

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Posted April 6, 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


Posted April 1, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted August 5, 2011

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


Posted June 5, 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


Posted 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. :)


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted December 5, 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted 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


Posted August 23, 2005

Great school. But it has a low budget.
—Submitted by a former student


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

804

Change from
2012 to 2013

-5

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
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  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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This school's
API score

804

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The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-5

Change from 2012 to 2013
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API Statewide Rank
(2012)

6 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

4 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
54%

2012

 
 
52%

2011

 
 
55%

2010

 
 
57%
Math

The state average for Math was 55% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
64%

2010

 
 
64%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 86% in 2013.

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English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

273 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
56%

2010

 
 
55%
Math

The state average for Math was 52% in 2013.

271 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
57%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

The state average for Algebra I was 50% in 2013.

222 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
53%

2012

 
 
70%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
87%
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 57% in 2013.

225 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
66%

2011

 
 
54%

2010

 
 
64%
General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

The state average for General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards) was 31% in 2013.

15 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
13%

2012

 
 
15%

2011

 
 
27%

2010

 
 
49%
Geometry

The state average for Geometry was 85% in 2013.

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History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

The state average for History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative was 52% in 2013.

243 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
56%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
54%
Science

The state average for Science was 67% in 2013.

224 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
62%

2012

 
 
67%

2011

 
 
60%

2010

 
 
67%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students54%
Females54%
Males53%
African American24%
Asian65%
Filipino82%
Hispanic or Latino43%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged52%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner10%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented89%
Parent education - not a high school graduate56%
Parent education - high school graduate62%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate65%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state35%

Math

All Students56%
Females54%
Males59%
African American6%
Asian73%
Filipino73%
Hispanic or Latino35%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged55%
Non-economically disadvantaged59%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability57%
English learner30%
Fluent-English proficient and English only63%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate60%
Parent education - high school graduate60%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate68%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state42%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

English Language Arts

All Students63%
Females66%
Males60%
African American19%
Asian70%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino53%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged61%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner9%
Fluent-English proficient and English only73%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented94%
Parent education - not a high school graduate64%
Parent education - high school graduate67%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)44%
Parent education - college graduate87%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state53%

Math

All Students66%
Females64%
Males67%
African American17%
Asian76%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)55%
Economically disadvantaged65%
Non-economically disadvantaged67%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability66%
English learner45%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented96%
Parent education - not a high school graduate58%
Parent education - high school graduate72%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)28%
Parent education - college graduate80%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

Algebra I

All Students53%
Females54%
Males52%
African American27%
Asian64%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino22%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)54%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability55%
English learner43%
Fluent-English proficient and English only55%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented76%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate57%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)48%
Parent education - college graduate57%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state49%

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Females62%
Males56%
African American53%
Asian63%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino42%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)64%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability60%
English learner3%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate47%
Parent education - high school graduate58%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)57%
Parent education - college graduate95%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state56%

General Mathematics (Grades 6 & 7 Standards)

All Students13%
Femalesn/a
Males15%
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged14%
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state18%

Geometry

All Studentsn/a
Femalesn/a
Malesn/a
African Americann/a
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantagedn/a
Non-economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disabilityn/a
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English onlyn/a
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to staten/a

History - Social Science Grade 8 Cumulative

All Students55%
Females53%
Males57%
African American26%
Asian62%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino37%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)67%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Non-economically disadvantaged70%
Students with disability20%
Students with no reported disability59%
English learner13%
Fluent-English proficient and English only66%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented88%
Parent education - not a high school graduate41%
Parent education - high school graduate52%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)66%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state52%

Science

All Students62%
Females59%
Males65%
African American33%
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino28%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)77%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner21%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented91%
Parent education - not a high school graduate53%
Parent education - high school graduate65%
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)56%
Parent education - college graduate86%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state58%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Asian 67% 11%
Hispanic 14% 51%
Black 9% 7%
White 7% 27%
Two or more races 3% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 1% 1%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 77%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students School social worker/counselors(s)
Art teacher(s)
Assistant principal(s)
College counselor(s)
Computer specialist(s)
Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
Librarian/media specialist(s)
Music teacher(s)
Nurse(s)
PE instructor(s)
Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
Security personnel
Special education coordinator
Teacher aid/assistant teacher
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Special education / special needs

Staff resources available to students
  • Special education coordinator

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Staff resources available to students
  • Computer specialist(s)
School facilities
  • Computer lab

Arts & music

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
School facilities
  • Art room
  • Music room
Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Health & athletics

Staff resources available to students
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Gym
  • Kitchen

Gifted & talented

Instructional and/or curriculum models used
  • Gifted / high performing
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School basics

Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
School Leader's name
  • Joanna Fong
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (415) 921-7539

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Gifted / high performing
  • Standards-based
Foreign languages taught
  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Intensive - the school offers a full program for many languages and/or offers at least one very comprehensive program school-wide for at least 25% of our population
  • Moderate - the school consistently offers a full program for particular ESL/ELL needs

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Art teacher(s)
  • Assistant principal(s)
  • College counselor(s)
  • Computer specialist(s)
  • Instructional aide(s)/coach(es)
  • Librarian/media specialist(s)
  • Music teacher(s)
  • Nurse(s)
  • PE instructor(s)
  • Poetry/Creative writing teacher(s)
  • School social worker/counselors(s)
  • Security personnel
  • Special education coordinator
  • Teacher aid/assistant teacher
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • MUNI
School facilities
  • Access to sports fields
  • Art room
  • Auditorium
  • Cafeteria
  • Computer lab
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
  • Library
  • Music room

Marina Middle School Expanded Learning Program (ExCEL Program) (after school program)

About the program
  • Marina Middle School's Expanded Learning Program offers about 30 different club activities, including sailing, art, sports, cooking, youth leadership and service learning, music, and computers. The program starts with Homework Hour followed by either a recreational, academic, or enrichment club.SFUSD ExCEL afterschool programs ensure involvement of teachers from students' schools to make sure that afterschool academics are aligned with the school day curriculum. Every school with an ExCEL program partners with a nonprofit community based organization to run activities and build bridges to the neighborhood.
Operated by
  • Presidio Community YMCA
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
End time
  • 6:15 pm
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • Yes
What grades can participate?
  • 6-8
Is there a fee for the program?
  • Yes
Website

Summer program 1

About the program
  • Each program has an academic, enrichment and physical activity component. The programs are based on a youth development model and include project based learning activities. The summer programs are operated by community based organizations that are contracted by SFUSD to provide the services based on grants to the school from California Department of Education. Each organization has a site specific enrollment process. Priority enrollment goes to the students from the school site. Students from other SFUSD schools are eligible to apply though in many of the elementary schools there is more demand than available slots. Funding changes year to year and program offerings change.
Types of activities
  • Academic
  • Arts
  • Athletic
Operated by
  • Presidio YMCA
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
Phone number
  • (415) 351-3180

Summer program 2

About the program
  • Sixth Grade Step Up Program Program will provide a one week orientation to middle school program for incoming 6th graders
Types of activities
  • Academic
  • Arts
  • Life skills
Operated by
  • SFUSD
Dates offered
  • June 3, 2013 - June 7, 2013
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • Yes
What grades can participate?
  • 6

Marina Middle School Summer Camp Program (summer program)

About the program
  • Looking for an easy and fun summer camp for your middle schooler? This camp is a FREE program and is open to all middle school students enrolled in the SFUSD. Activities include sports, arts and crafts, cooking, computers, field trips, biking, skateboarding, rock bands, and more. Sign up with the Expanded Learning Program at Marina Middle School by calling or dropping by the Youth Center at Room 161 during regular business hours.
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • Yes
Is there a fee for the program?
  • No
Phone number
  • (415) 351-3180
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Sports

Boys sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Soccer
  • Track
  • Volleyball
Girls sports
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Softball
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Arts & music

Music
  • Band
  • Orchestra
Media arts
  • Computer animation
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Dress code
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Join PTO/PTA
  • Organize cultural events
  • Organize fundraising events (school auction, bake sales, etc.)
  • Volunteer in the classroom
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3500 Fillmore Street
San Francisco, CA 94123
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Phone: (415) 749-3495

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