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6-8
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San Jose, CA

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2650 New Jersey Avenue
San Jose, CA 95124

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October 01, 2014
My first child attends Ida Price, i'm glad that the teachers are strict with their words. This happens to students that have no respect for the classroom other students or most importantly themselves. Some teachers use shame to make a lesson out of the nicest sweetest students. I think over the years of being in tenure these teachers find out that this may be the best method for teaching. Unfortunately times have changed and there are better methods for teaching to gear towards the future. The classroom setting is like the class room settings 50 years ago, there should be more open forums and grouping of all kinds of students to achieve a certain goal. Fortunately we have great electives and I would guess that's where the fun of the corporate world integration comes in. Teamwork to achieve a certain task like Computer/Science Projects. The only thing I can say is we can't blame the teachers or the school as much as ourselves. At the end, we must be held accountable and responsible as parents for our kids and our future.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2014
Ida Price is a pretty nice charter school in the Cambrian School District. Good atmosphere when compared to most middle schools, and it is safe. Only problem is some teachers here are kinda meh. Other than a COUPLE of teachers, the school itself is pretty good, but if your student is out of district, you shouldn't send them here even though its charter, because pretty much every kid here goes to Branham or Leigh High School and those are not charter, so the student may not get into the highschool that all of their friends are going too.

- submitted by a community member
September 23, 2013
Mixed reviews on the teachers my child has had so far in 6th grade. The core teacher doesn't use punctuation or spell check in emails and newsletters. There does not appear to be any effort to even out homework. One day there will be 4 assignments from the same teacher due the next day and the following day there will be one assignment. On the bright side the new principal appears to be good at making an effort to work with parents. Time will tell whether this score improves.

- submitted by a parent
August 17, 2013
My daughter was one of those 60 Valedictorians referenced in a previous review. I know about 20 of them from my daughter's elementary school where i volunteered in the classroom. I can vouch that those kids are indeed "A" students, even "gifted" kids. Price doesn't make it easy for kids to get A's as my daughter stayed up many nights until midnight doing homework . What Price does is give opportunities for kids to retake the quizzes/tests so that they relearn the material and demonstrate mastery of it again. This practice is very common and even in high school. In the three years there, my daughter only took maybe 3-4 retests.... Having said that, the school does have challenges as well. Yes, there are teachers who could be better, the administration could be more efficient but given the financial state of education, I'm sympathetic. Also, the role of schools has evolved beyond just teaching our kids but also being responsible for discipline, parenting even, and a host of other things I cannot even begin to understand. The bottom line for me: parents/students own their education and the school should provide resources to do so and Price did just that for us.

- submitted by a parent
August 15, 2013
Ida Price is a bad choice for your student. They give certain students benefits. It took one of my teachers 10 weeks to put an assignment in the grade book. Most teachers are lazy. Don't care about students just a paycheck. They also discourage accelerated learning by having a maximum of 30 kids in their advanced/honors classes. On top of that they make it extremely easy to get A's. They gave 60+ kids the "valedictorian" award which means they have gotten All A's in every class. I think a Valedictorian is an award given to a student who has showed distinguishable talents over the rest of the grade. Not 1/6 of the class. If I were you I would send your kid to a private school or to another district.

- submitted by a community member
July 20, 2013
I have and i am attending Ida Price Middle, i am returning as an eigth grade student. As many have dealt with econmy has changed and has effected many families including mine. Eventually we ran out of money to send me to private school, this was my fist time in public school in the sixth grade, i was obviously scared. Price was very welcoming, and had wonderful campus and staff. After the first week or two i found friendships that will last a lifetime. In my years at Price they have taken bullying very seriously, and they do not tolerate it. Thank God. Overall Price is a very wonderfull school, i am looking forward to a great new year in the 2013-2014 school year!

- submitted by a community member
June 03, 2011
After hearing and reading the glowing reviews about Price, I was eager to have my child attend here. I was extremely disappointed, however once she started. Since day one (freshman orientation) I've seen disorganization and 'passing the buck' which I attribute to the ongoing inconsistencies followed by the school administrators and teachers. There are typos galore on the weekly newsletters that, while trivial, is ironic given the correspondence is from an educational institution. The teachers here are either hit or miss. My daughter had 2 excellent teachers who inspired her, but there were several who seemed to be there just for the pay. Homework assignment list tend to not be updated until one to two weeks later, so good luck if your child was sick and you need to see what homework was missed. Another irony, given they stressed turning in homework on time - no excuses. Also, one teacher here likes to bury his students with homework, often assigning 2-3 assignments per night. His rationale was to 'expose them to the what high school would be like' - in the 6th grade. I am relieved that my daughter survived her middle school years here. She can't wait to leave.

- submitted by a parent
March 11, 2011
This school is very good. While there are some bad teachers, the eighth grade teachers are superb. The only complaint is strict rules and lots of fights happen

- submitted by a community member
January 08, 2011
Ida Price is the best place to go to school,I'm a student attending now in 8th grade and I'm sad when I'm not in school. I've had the time of my life at this school, great teachers, great education,great people. Yes, they do expect highly of their students,but i greatly appreciate it now that i look back at previous years. The school takes bullying very seriously and I've never been insulted,in a fight, or teased. The upside to this school is also that there is a 7 11 and starbucks down the street for students to go after school. By far if you are looking for a safe,great education,and awsome teachers Ida Price is where you should be.

- submitted by a community member
October 16, 2009
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- submitted by a student
October 10, 2009
I'm in 8th grader in Price and so far it is the best! I love most of my teachers and will miss them. I do agree, that in 8th grade, they do control most of our lives, but are preparing us all for high school. Why I rated it 4 out of 5 stars is probably because there is a bit of bullying in the school, and I won't be afraid to admit is that I have been bullied more than three times that year.

- submitted by a student
August 27, 2009
Wonderful school! I was amazed with the efficiency and responsiveness of the Principal and staff. Very good experience to start with the new school year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 01, 2009
Price is a wonderful school! Teachers and staff at Price do have high expectations for our kids--and isn't that what we want for them? Both of my children have gone through Cambrian schools (my oldest graduated last year and my youngest will be an 8th grader this year). The teachers are not only motivational and skilled, they are also compassionate and kind!

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2009
I have been extremely disappointed with Price. The administrators and teachers expect every sixth grader to enter the school as a self-motivated, mature, responsible eleven or twelve year old. They have ridiculously high expectations of every student from the moment they enter middle school. Why not just skip middle school then and go straight to high school? Children are not taught to learn from their academic or social 'mistakes;' mistakes are not tolerated here and are punished too severely. My child cannot wait to leave Price and move on to high school.

- submitted by a parent
November 01, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
October 12, 2008
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April 12, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
November 23, 2007
Great teachers, very involved with parents. They will keep you informed of all activities -what papers or grades your kids are bringing home for review, what projects they are working on, school activities- everythin! Something very valuable when kids enter teenage years and don't communicate with us parents too much.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2007
If you have a top-notch student who is responsible and self-motivated, and/or who is involved in extracurricular activities, Ida Price can be a great school. I say 'can be' because it greatly depends on the teacher your child gets--some of them are fantastic, while others are utterly horrible. Academic expectations are high, and there is no tolerance for any sort of failings on the part of the students whatsoever, particularly by 8th grade. They fully expect 13-year-olds to be as responsible as adults. In my opinion, there is no acknowledgement that these students are human beings, not little robots who can be told what to do and expected to perform at 100% at all times. And no excuses! That said, the available extracurricular activities are extensive, and they do a lot of 'school spirit' work. If your child is a great student, and gets a good teacher, you'll be pleased here.

- submitted by a parent
October 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
no rating August 29, 2007
Price is a excellent school!!!

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2007
The school has really turned around since a few years ago (i.e. Teachers assistance, Deans and Principles awareness).... Office staff you have always been super! All a Big Kudo!!! for all involved.

- submitted by a parent
July 11, 2007
I went to Price and they were some of the best years of my life! Great teachers, great atmosphere.. just great!

- submitted by a former student
August 15, 2006
This is probably the best school in the South Bay. I've rarely seen such dedicated teachers willing to go the extra mile for all of their students. The climate at the school is exceptional, too. There doesn't seem to be the bad attitudes and slack discipline I've seen at other middle schools we've checked out. They do have very high expectations regarding behavior, learning and dress codes, which I think is the reason the students do so well. The teachers I have met are all very involved in their students' well-being and success. There is also very high parental involvement. I'm really thankful that despite the waiting list for charter students my daughter was able to get in.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2006
Terrible school. No follow through with discipline. It does not matter if it's quality work or not. No accountability. It's very difficult for families like ours who try to teach their children responsibility for their actions. If I could move I would. Pick another district or go private.

- submitted by a parent
June 11, 2006
I loved price, and I miss it dearly. Anyone who is thinking about sending their children here definatly should because they will have so much fun, gain amazing knowledge from the great teachers and move on to highschool with a lot of experience ad confidence.

- submitted by a former student
September 15, 2005
Strong quality of academic programs. Strong Choir program and activities.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
March 29, 2005
Although I am only a nanny to a student who attends Price, I was astonished at the procedures the school takes in student services. Being that I am still very much a young adult, I understand the difficulties that middle school children go through during these tuff years. With all the social pressures, pressures at home, and pressures to succeed already existing, sometimes when it rains it pours. I have watched first hand a kid go from struggling to now succeeding in every possible way. However, nature can't be fought, and this school has a terrible system to help students recieve missed work, even if it's the day of an absense. Furthermore the administration was rude, unhelpful, and careless in efforts to help these 'precious' students. I suggest the school take more action in assisting student/parent homework awareness.

- submitted by a parent
March 24, 2005
My son was a graduate of Ida Price Middle School and received an incredible education two years ago. Even though I do not live in the Cambrian attendance area, we chose to attend Price because of the great programs available. And as superintendent, I have a pretty good idea of the high quality of the teaching, activities, programs, and administration.

- submitted by a parent
February 13, 2005
It's a great school with a variety of electives to choose from. The electives are better than some high schools. The teachers are very nice. Although the school could be a little more spirited.

- submitted by a former student
no rating January 22, 2005
Ida Price's vice principal is one of the most helpful and accomodating people I've met yet in my quest for a private school. I have heard nothing but positive things about Ida Price and this all comes from parents whose children have/are attending.

- submitted by a parent
January 14, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
January 13, 2005
Ida Price is a wonderful place for learning, not just academic subjects but social skills and self esteem and reflection. The teachers encourage each child to do his/her very best in each area while recognizing that some skills will be better than others. Ida Price rewards effort as well as academic accomplishment making it a rewarding place even for children who have some difficulties but keep trying. The language arts program at Price is exceptional. It really stresses the importance of reading and writing in our society, and is a good use of teaching time. Ida Price offers both instrumental and vocal music choices at various levels, and has a prize winning band. There are several kinds of art classes and a good afterschool sports program. The Home/ School club has great parent involvement and there are many opportunies for parent volunteers. Ida Price is great!

- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2005
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- submitted by a student
January 04, 2005
Price is a great school to attend for teacher quality and extracurricular activities.

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October 29, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
September 24, 2004
My stepdaughter just enrolled at Ida Price this past year for 8th grade. So far we've been very impressed. The teachers are organized and knowledgeable and the administration has been great. Definitely worth your time to check it out.

- submitted by a parent
June 09, 2004
I go to this school and I think it's fabulous!! It really makes me want to learn more every day. The teachers are fantastic!

- submitted by a student
May 24, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2004
I go to Ida Price Middle School, and I love it. Everything about it is great. There is so many after school activities to participate in. The teachers are really nice and help me alot, I honestly say that I feel safe at this school.

- submitted by a student
January 22, 2004
Ida Price Middle School is a great school and has wonderful teachers, Ms. St. John among them.

- submitted by a student
January 04, 2004
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- submitted by a former student
September 09, 2003
I have had two children attend Ida Price (the second is still currently attending as a 7th grader. I can honestly say that Ida Price is an awsome school, especially for those students who want to be engaged academically, socially as well as participate in extra curricular activities. The teachers are committed and dedicated to the students, putting in long hours after school to provide academic assistance to those students who request help. Their math teacher, Mrs. Sangha has won national awards. I feel that this is a very safe, and engaging environment for middle school students.

- submitted by a parent
August 26, 2003
I have an 8th grader in the school. I for one can honestly say I have never seen such awesome leadership and teaching within the school. My 8th grader has a learning disability and the school has made remarkable progress with them.

- submitted by a parent
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Price Charter Middle School
2650 New Jersey Avenue, San Jose, CA  95124
(408) 377-2532
Last modified Price Charter Middle School is a Charter school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 8 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Price Charter Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 45 reviews. Top