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1865 Monrovia Drive
San Jose, CA 95122

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4 stars
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April 25, 2014
LeyVa Middle School... Home of the Bulldogs! I just want to say all the negative comments that are made about this school are absolutely false. I thought that this school was going to be a living nightmare, but I was wrong. I look at the other middle schools in our district, Chaboya and Quimby Oak, and I say to myself out of all the three middle schools I could've gone to, I'm happy I have the opportunity to go here. The staff are amazing. They never push a problem to the side no matter how small. The students here might not be angels, but we're one big proud family. This school has so much purple and gold spirit. I love you LeyVa! GO BULLDOGS!!!!

- submitted by a community member
March 14, 2013
I am a seventh grader here, and this school is just AWESOME. So many things and activities to do! There are also a lot of electives like Band, Drama, Teacher Assistant, Computer Tech, and a lot more. As far as this year, there is not a lot of trouble at this school. The kids here are so great and really outgoing. There are also sports here like Boys/Girls Wresting, Boys/Girls volleyball, Boys/Girls soccer, Boys/Girls basketball, Cross Country, and Track and Field. I am currently on the girl's soccer team and it is SO fun! The teachers here are great as well. They make sure you're on the right track and they will help pretty much anyone. I love this school and I'm happy I'll be here next year as an eighth grader! :)

- submitted by a community member
June 20, 2012
I just graduated from LeyVa middle school. I think this school is wonderful! There are so many activities available for students! I love how the teachers here are really dedicated to teaching. They would spend whatever time they have to helping students understand the concept. LeyVa has a great after school sports program. Even though they're budget cuts, the school manages to keep all the sports. I personally think that everyone at LeyVa has school pride, whether is wearing your sports uniform, participating in spirit days, or just having a pen that's purple! I came to LeyVa scared and unprepared, but now, I've graduated from this amazing school that has taken me far. I mean, all schools have bullies, and what i love about this school, is that they do something about it. The principals try their best to prevent it from happening. I love LeyVa, it was like my second home! "The Future Begins Here!"

- submitted by a community member
March 28, 2012
I am a parent at LeyVa and I am so impressed with the teachers and administration. They do an amazing job, going out of their way helping students on their lunch hour, after school. The poor comments written are obviously a disgruntled few and not the majority. Ask any student here at LeyVa who are a part of such a spirited school and they will tell you they love being here! Good students will always do well in a great environment and that they do!

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2012
Wow! I've been a teacher at LeyVa Middle School since 1998. I just can't understand the negative remarks made recently. In my opinion, LeyVa has never been better. There is so much focus on making students succeed here at LeyVa! We have challenging standards based classes. We have after school extended day classes for Language Arts and Math. Many teachers give up their lunch time to work with students. There are after school sports that really focus on being a team member. We have a great leadership class that encourages LeyVa pride and spirit. And the gang issue is at an all time low. We previously had years where gang related students flew their colors and attitude in my face. That is not tolerated here anymore and if it does pop up, the administrators deal with it immediately. Before school, break, lunch, and after school there are teachers, admin., and adults out on the yard through out the entire school on yard duty, so I challenge the remark of LeyVa not being supervised or unsafe....this is simply not true. Anyways, LOVE working here and so do my colleges, otherwise, so many of us would not be hanging around for so many years!

- submitted by a teacher
January 10, 2012
Well, if I were a parent, I would change your son/daughter's school to Quimby or August Boeger. Here, they were very rude, hung out in stereotype "cliques" insted of being altogether as the administration wants. My friend and I had some trouble dealing with the fact we had to go to LeyVa. You think we're the only people? There's twenty more, just ask. That's pathetic, no child should be afraid to go to school! But, it's true. They intimidate, bully, and show alot of school spirit. Yep, they're bulldogs alright.

- submitted by a community member
January 10, 2012
Haha, where do I begin? If you're thinking of sending your child here, well, see what not just I witnessed. More than ten other students admit they hated this school. Why? -Bullying -Lack of parental/teacher/student communication -Disorderly conduct on the rise. -Academic levels and extra cirriculum are poor. This is actually said from two of my friends' fathers. If you can avoid it, try to stay away.

- submitted by a community member
December 07, 2011
Well where do i begin... Lets start with the gang problems. Seems that they tell these kids no more than 4 in a group yet groups are walking around in the size of 20 students just to intimidate others. Where is the staff? Why are they not stopping this? Are they afraid of the punks in the school or what. Most teachers are very helpful and nice to everyone. My problem is w/the administration. Setting rules and then not following through. Kids spitting at each other because there from different gangs! HELLO... kids are to be safe at school not disrespected by there classmates. Are parents being kept upto date on what is happening to there kids here at Leyva? OR are the parents just as bad? They should be teaching kids how to interact w/each other, same gang or not. Thatsl ife we need to teach them to have respect and empathy for each, dang whos running this place any way? Seems to me the kids are. I must say I am very disapointed in the expectations given to kids and no consiquences is a bad way to run a school full of problems. I graduated from Leyva many years ago, and i find it so sad that my kids were not able to have the same great safe school experience I did

- submitted by a parent
May 30, 2011
I am a very involved older sister of a former student that attended this school. It was a bad experience for him and for me as well, as I interacted with the administration. They would suspend him and other students for the max amount of time for very small offenses, causing them to miss classes and homework in order to get those students "out of their hair". I could not believe how little support and patience they had with the students. I also grew up in the area, and it is not the best school by any means. If you can avoid it, consider sending your child to a different school.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2011
Leyva is probably the BEST school to go to. I am an 8th grader about to graduate and have to say my 8th grade year has been the best days i've ever spent. The friends i've met, the amount of spirit this school contains just warms my heart. Even though we have one of the meanest vice principals ever, she is only doing her job to take care of us. However, this school has had a bad reputation because of how some of the students act, but ask yourself what school doesn't have trouble-makers. Some of the trouble-makers have the best attitudes, i have gotten to know them and they're not as bad as you think. (: Another thing i would love to include is the motivation. Everyday, on announcements, we are reminded that each and one of us is special and to always try hard. Some of the teachers you may not like but don't be in gloom, we leyvans will get you through these two years. We will welcome you with open arms and help you out with your struggles. LEYVA YOU KNOW!!

- submitted by a community member
January 10, 2011
This school is the best. end of descussion it is the best school in the whole world. my child's academics went higher and higher. and this school and very protective and safe, unlike chaboya and quimby

- submitted by a parent
June 16, 2010
I just graduated from LeyVa this year. My overall overview is that LeyVa is different from other jr highs because it is more spirited. We always have activies & represent our colors. We are reminded almost everyday in announcements that we are LeyVa bulldogs & that we are the best :] The kids are cool, although, there are a few bad ones here & there. we have a very mean vice prinipal to deal w/ bad kids. the teachers are wonderful, and different. Yes, LeyVa is not the biggest school, but its smallness makes it easiar to know the kids around, because it is so small. during lunch ppl only hang out on one half of the school mostly. It's a really cool chill place, the PE is not hard. yes, if you wana stay away from trouble go somewhere else. LeyVa is alright i guess

- submitted by a community member
May 13, 2010
i am a new 8thgrade student at LeyVa Middle School. I just transferred from QuimbyOakMiddle School & to be honest LeyVa Is wayy better. Everyone was so nice & polite , and igot honors at this school.. And inever got Honor's at Quimby. This school is awersomeee ! Go Bulldogsss;]

- submitted by a community member
April 21, 2010
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- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2010
I attended this school last year and it was awesome! I wish that I can stay here another year. This school is very spirited for its many activities and assemblies. The teachers and students have great potential focusing on education. Overall, you'll get used to George V. Leyva Middle School. Go Bulldogs!=D

- submitted by a student
March 24, 2010
This school rocks. I am currently a 7th grader here and I love it here. The honors classes I'm in are challenging and my science teacher is awesome. The principal is amazing and the vice principals are kind but strict if you don't listen. I heard horrible rumors about the school and I was scared to go but when I did I fell in love with the school. I am invovled with spirit at LeyVa and I have so much spirit because the school rocks. Especially Band class

- submitted by a student
March 12, 2010
I'm a student of LeyVa. It's a very good school. The honors classes are very challenging, in a good way. But, sadly, some teachers are completely inadequate to teach. Most of the teachers are very good, but some are a nightmare. Overall, LeyVa is an excellent school with its ups and downs

- submitted by a student
March 07, 2010
i am currently a 7th grader at LVMS . this is really a great school & i can't wait to graduate ! go c/o 2011 !

- submitted by a student
no rating December 09, 2009
This is a pretty good school. The honors' teachers were very good, but the normal classes had very disorganized teachers who didn't know too much about their subjects except that which they just read from the book. Overall, this is a good school with a few great teachers

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October 16, 2009
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July 31, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 16, 2009
im a mother and i have to say this school is a great school..i volenteer for everything they have.pep rallys and everything is awesome i just love it.GO BULLDOGS

- submitted by a parent
March 09, 2009
Leyva middle school is a very good school. The education is very good and they also have very good teachers that are willing to teach these wonderful students.

- submitted by a parent
no rating November 14, 2008
This school is horrbile and the after school classes for kids who need help are worse. They put the kid in the same room with the same teacher they are not learning from! There are alot of fights and bullies! The administration is awful and doesnt help!! Would not recommemd this school!

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October 11, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 01, 2008
This school was unsatisfactory to me. I thought that middle school was suppose to be a challenge. However, I was stuck with students who were very rude, talkative, and disrespectful. The teachers were very flexible with these kids. They would give each student a million warnings and were obviously favoring students. I believe they need to find a better way to seperate me from the kids not seeking knowledge. Lastly, the non-honors classes were very easy, and the teachers weren't excelled in the teaching factor. I wouldn't recommend a any smart student who wants to excel at school.

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September 14, 2008
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August 19, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2008
Leyva is a type of school where there are ups and downs. Although some of the staff are top-notch at teaching, some of them seem really unenthusiastic. My learning experience there was bleak at times, but a few great teachers made it bearable. Also, the discipline is something that needs vast improvements.

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April 07, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2007
I am so glad my daughter had the opportunity to attend Leyva these past 2 years. Without exception, her teachers have been phenomenal - their enthusiasm, their encouragement and geniune concern for their students have had a very positive impact on my daughter. At this critical stage of children's development in forming their character and integrity, as well as study habits that will enable them to succeed in high school, in college, and in life - Leyva has been a wonderful cornerstone in my daughter's education. The curriculum is diverse and the teachers are fantastic! In particular, Leyva's drama program is better than any in the area - even at the college level. School loop is a valuable tool for parents to be kept informed of homework and assignments - I used it every day. For those looking for a great school to send their kids, Leyva gets my highest recommendation!

- submitted by a parent
May 27, 2007
Some great teachers, but the school lacks discipline, guidance, modivation, and challenge.

- submitted by a parent
June 01, 2006
This school has a wonderful math program but the science program is not challenging and behind the times. The school does well academically overall an most teachers are readily aproachable.

- submitted by a teacher
May 17, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2006
I think leyva middle school is one of the best schools I've attended. The teachers seem very experienced and the lessons are up to par and some are even quite advanced. The extracurricular activities are superb and new after school clubs were recently added. Leyva middle school is great.. Go bulldogs.

- submitted by a student
December 28, 2005
I am proud to be part of a dedicated staff that puts the students as the number 1 priority. As other parents have stated, LeyVa is a wonderful school where students enjoy learning.

- submitted by a teacher
November 07, 2005
Great students and great staff. I am happy to be a part of the community.

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October 19, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2004
At first, I was skeptical about my daughter attending Leyva, but sent her anyways. I was very pleased with the school. As a parent, I often work hard and find myself overly busy and with very little time. When I met my daughter's teachers at the 'Back to School Night', I let them know how very important for me to know about my daughter and her education. The teachers were very good about communicating to me both positve and sometimes not so positive things regarding my daughter. I was very pleased with their efforts they had put forward. Both my daughter and I look forward to the 2004-2005 school year.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 16, 2004
LeyVa Middle School has high expectations and prepares students for high school and beyond in every way. This includes addressing academics, social, and emotional development. Educating 13 and 14 year olds is clearly a challenge. Teachers at LeyVa successfully attend to all the needs of students during this time of change in their young lives. The staff strives to produce scholars and citizens. The administration works hard to keep students on track and keep the campus safe from negative influences and elements. This year, the school achieved a 10 in API similar schools ranking. LeyVa is testimonial that a public, middle school can be a positive, meaningful, challenging setting for our youth. I feel confident LeyVa has prepared my son for the next four years of high school and beyond.

- submitted by a parent
February 24, 2004
Since I am only limited to 150 words I will just tell you in a nutshell this school is wonderful! I wasn't thrilled when I realized my boys would have to go to this school. However, after meeting the teachers, and being a parent volunteer, I discovered what a gold mine LeyVa is. The teachers are incredibly dedicated, as well as the rest of the staff. They have a wonderful after school homework club run by caring teachers. I have had two sons graduate from here, one currently going, and I'm looking foward to my last getting there in a few years. I thank God for shutting the doors to other schools, but opening the window to this one!

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2004
I was concerned about sending my daughter to LeyVa Middle school because of rumors i had heard. I must tell anyone else with similar concerns that they are unfounded. My daughter has had a great educational expierience. The school has the same academic program as the other middle schools in the district and a great staff.

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(408) 270-4993
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