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San Jose, CA
Students enrolled: 623
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277 Mahoney Drive
San Jose, CA 95127

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(408) 928-7600
(408) 928-7601
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Amount of homework: Just right
June 04, 2015
They don't give too much or too little in comparison to high school or college it is much less.

- submitted by a community member
Develops grit: Strongly agree
June 04, 2015
You need to care about the learning while attending thia school not the grades and they have just the right disciplinary actions for the wrong choices students make.

- submitted by a community member

June 04, 2015
I previously went here and now I go to a college prep school and I believe that this school prepares kids that want to learn enough to be ready for high school.

- submitted by a community member

June 04, 2014
As a student in this school, the community is absolutely awful. Free cursing, the campus littered with trash, the bathrooms dirty, absolutely terrible teachers. All we learn is things from 5th grade, and it's just simply a waste of time. If you're considering about coming here, don't. I have straight A's just because it's so easy. There will also be a lot of writing on the walls of the bathrooms and inappropriate comments on benches. The only thing that is considerable is the food. I regret going here and I prefer home school over this trash. I get stressed a lot here as well. I can't seem to learn anything new.

- submitted by a community member

January 17, 2014
This school is the worst, Im a student in Joseph George, in Digital Art, the computers are very sucky, the district buys computers , BUT NOT FOR DIGITAL ART, only for other classes that dont need them. Best school ever...not By the way this place is so ghetto. We have to wear uniforms because they think we'll join gangs. We're like 13...seriously

- submitted by a community member

July 10, 2011
My child love Joseph George. He is in a great music program and has performed all over San Jose. The Principal and Assisant Principal have done a great job in making the school inviting for students and parents. My child was challanged academically everyday. Thank you for such a great school experience!

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2011
The test scores at Joseph George have risen steadily. The principal and staff are wonderful and have made significant positive changes at George.

- submitted by a parent

May 29, 2011
Wonderful Visual and Performing Arts School. With budget cuts to education making it harder to provide elective programs, George is adding more and more every year. The Principal and Vice Principal are great leaders and the teaching staff is dedicated. The Arts Showcases are wonderful. My child has enjoyed his time at Joseph George Middle School and I am excited for my younger son to get here.

- submitted by a parent

October 14, 2010
This school is absolutely terrible. No child should have to suffer going through three grueling years at this school. The principal leadership is VERY sub-par. There is absolutely ZERO effort to improve the quality of education at this school. Questions and suggestions are often disregarded. Pointing out one little flaw can cause extreme amounts of rage and thus become detrimental to the process of improving this school's potential. The lack of leadership is astonishing.

- submitted by a community member

May 04, 2010
I jst love this schoo li have a lot of friends there! THe teachers are awesome even though there could be some consequences we ar still together like a family!!!!

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 29, 2008
i love joseph george too death i have so many friends there. and alot of people think that joseph george is ghetto and not safe but it is one of the most safest enviroments i have ever been in. kids make so many friends and so fast!

- submitted by a student
no rating
August 11, 2008
My entire family went to George. 2 sisters and 1 Brother. Great school, great teachers and staff. My kids will follow their dads footsteps and attend the schools i attended. 1 at James Lick and the other at George.

- submitted by a parent

June 24, 2007
OMG! this school is the best thing that has ever happened to me and my four children. The teachers are great and the students are bright and talented. Thank you Joseph George, thank you

- submitted by a parent

August 16, 2006
I have lived in the Alum Rock school district since 2000. Never have I been so dissatisfied with a district. There is always a different principal, or different teachers. Cannot have a decent school board.

- submitted by a parent

April 06, 2006
Joseph George has very hard working and professional administrators.

- submitted by a parent

July 15, 2005
George has a very hard working and dedicated staff focusing on students strenghts and doing a wonderful job!! Keep it up.

- submitted by a teacher

November 10, 2004
This Is my Daughters first year at Joseph George. Im not happy with the Teachers. Im moving out of the area so that I can move her. She dose not feel safe at that school.

- submitted by a parent

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All classrooms are outfitted with interactive Promethean Boards. Students have access to four mobile laptop carts that have wireless internet capabilities. Teachers have access to interactive texters and voters to ensure full student participation.

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Joseph George Middle School
277 Mahoney Drive, San Jose, CA  95127
(408) 928-7600
Last modified Joseph George Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Joseph George Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 25 reviews. Top