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7-8
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San Jose, CA
Students enrolled: 1,007

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3190 Quimby Road
San Jose, CA 95148

(408) 270-6735
(408) 223-4533
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November 19, 2013
WORST SCHOOL EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have no idea what you people think quiby is like but i went to Quimby several years ago and i never want to go back. SO MANY FIGHTS!! ihave never seen that much bullying and fights in my life. they don't ever encourage you to obey the rules. HELP!

- submitted by a community member
July 09, 2013
I used to hesitate to put my son into Quimby Oak considering relocating to Palo Alto. After 1 year, I found I made right decision and this school is so great with significant improvement in many fields, especially at academic. Now its API 900, definitely entering top middle school at Bay area.

- submitted by a parent
July 09, 2013
Yes, Quimby Oak's API hit 900 for 2012. Thank students, including my son, and teachers delivered so great result! This is definitely a great school now, with strict discipline, great academic programs including math and science, traditionally great sport programs, and excellent music band.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2013
My daughter went to Quimby Oak Middle School few years ago and our younger daughter is just about to enter next year. Dear parents, decision is all yours, but I have to say: "This school gave us so much besides academics. My daughter went through leadership program, won several awards for Science Fair, played on volleyball team and managed to have straight "A's" both years. Your child never will strive without your participation. Bulling will occur if you lost connection and trust with your child. Build strong self-esteem and communication with her or him. Teach how to recognize and avoid bad influence. Make sure to continue open conversation with teachers at school and ask for their advice if you need any extra help. They work around the clock to make sure that your child will succeed at this school and have excess to all extra resources. If you are not accountable for your own child, nobody will. We had a choice of going to Chaboya Middle School but chose Quimby Oak, because we wanted for our child to succeed and not to be overwhelmed with pure academics. Result is paid well, she is striving in High School."

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2013
Horrible school I went here like 5 years ago and I remembered some teachers wouldn't do anything when kids were bullied in class. Some of the teachers were push overs,and some were clueless. There were a lot of fights that happened in that school. I'm so happy I don't go here anymore. Never send your child here.

- submitted by a community member
March 14, 2013
My son went here, and I, as well as my son, did not like Quimby Oak. The teachers often seemed like they didn't know what they were teaching, the school isn't welcoming, and most students barely even care about school. There was also WAY to many fights. I don't recommend this school, only if you want your kid to come home and tell you they learnt nothing. My son is at George V. LeyVa now, and he seems to like it there. Quimby Oak is not a bad school, they just need to get their act together.

- submitted by a parent
October 24, 2012
My kids go to Carolyn Clark which feeds to Quimby Oak, so I am monitoring this school closely. The progress Quimby Oak is making just blows my mind... its API jumps from 852 to 871 (+19) in last year and then to 894 (+23) in this year. I looked into Cupertino, Mission San Jose, and Palo Alto schools, none of the schools is delivering a double digit growth consistently at such level. There must be something Quimby Oak teachers, parents, and students doing right. Keep up the good work!

- submitted by a community member
October 11, 2012
Quimby Oak made great progess. The new 2012 API is close 900 (increseasing 23 points to 894), which is amazing. This is a great middle school with much potential.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2012
It's a very good school. The teachers are all good, but like the post below me said, it could use more diversity. There aren't really many Caucasians or Mexicans/Hispanics here, most are Asian (I consider Indian as Asian). But they have decent sports, good staff, and a lot of students are very nice here. I've enjoyed my time at this school, and being an 8th grader, I will miss Quimby next year.

- submitted by a community member
February 17, 2012
I'm currently a 8th grader at this school. A lot of the teachers are very passionate about making sure us kids succeed. I've made a lot of good friends here. It's been an ok time here. The only reason why I'm giving this school two stars is mainly because of the environment and student body. A lot of fights happen here, most students don't really care about school and slack off, plus the environment isn't welcoming. Rules edge on being unreasonable. It could also use more diversity. It's disappointing and I'm sure this school can be better.

- submitted by a community member
February 04, 2012
I love this school! I currently go to Quimby Oak, and has loved it so far. Although, there were ups and downs, I still like it. I'm a 4.0 GPA student. The teachers are very serious about grades and how hard you try. Just turn in your homework, and you won't get any mishaps. The Assistant principals are very organized and run a great school. The principal, Mr. Bond, looks very serious and cares about his students. In conclusion, the staff and assistant principals/principal has done an amazing job with the school.

- submitted by a community member
July 14, 2011
My daughter got straight A's here, they do lot's of activities. Its a GREAT school.

- submitted by a parent
December 02, 2009
I am a 7th grader attending Quimby Oak Middle School. Oh I do must say! This school is amazing! I've gotten better grades than I've ever had in Elementary school! From A-'s, to A+'s! The teachers all care about you and all have the same goal: To help you succeed. This school also has wonderful sports you can participate in! Sports such as basketball, Cross Country and so much more! Also there are wonderful events! I've gone to the first school dance and enjoyed it greatly! This school is simple amazing and am eagar to graduate in 2011.

- submitted by a student
no rating October 08, 2009
Great school with great teachers that care about their students education and they take the time to make sure the students are on track.

- submitted by a parent
September 21, 2009
This school is absoultely fantastic. Not only do they provide clear understandings on the lessons in class but they provide a challenge both mentally and physically. In sports they definetly push you do be one of the best. In a good way of course. In all this school has a good academic and sports program.

- submitted by a student
September 08, 2009
finally my douther was acepted at quimby and pay very well she is doing fantastic.thanks to evergreen schooldistric.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2009
i am going to that school and i am so excited. the campus...well, i love it!

- submitted by a student
August 03, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 13, 2009
I'm Andrea Regencia and I just graduated at Quimby Oak on June 11 09, and I know that Quimby taught me well, not just on academics, but on other stuff that they know we are going to need in our future. The staff in there are so cool. They are loving, and they care for their students. They are not going to let you fail at anything, they try their best to help you. At my last day of school at Quimby Oak, I thought of not leaving the school, I had a lot of memorable memories, good and bad, I'm still going to cherish it. I love Quimby Oak Middle School, I hope I could visit them soon, and thank them for everything they have done to me. I hope people will see the real wellness of this school.

- submitted by a student
May 15, 2009
I'm a seventh grader at Quimby Oak Middle School and there are teachers and staff who take their student's academic courses as well as athletics, very seriously. How they treat or deal with your child is their own fault. Due to lack of cooperation and willingness to complete their work dilligently. Thinking that no one cares for them but actually everybody is, they just have to recognize that fact.

- submitted by a student
March 20, 2009
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March 19, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
January 03, 2009
I am currently enrolled in this school as a 7th grader and this school is the best! They have great teachers that are funny, yet they take education very seriously. The food is very appetizing. They have weekly entertaining activities during lunch hour and spirit day every week. I've already learned so much here than i would in elementary. I currently have a 4.0 gpa and i hope that encourages you to enroll your students to Quimby Oak. Quimby Oak offers you a variety of sports such as basketball, volleyball, etc. This school is the best!

- submitted by a student
November 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
October 25, 2008
I used to go to this school and let me tell you they are very serious when it comes to grades. They take things seriously but still add an edge to it that make school fun for everyone!

- submitted by a student
September 10, 2008
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September 05, 2008
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August 27, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 02, 2008
This school has provided the best school year of my life! There are not fights every week, in fact, this school is quite peaceful! I have learned more from Quimby in one year than I have in 6 years of my elementary. The rules are fair and the school does care for the students.

- submitted by a student
May 20, 2008
This school has unreasonable rules. They seem to not care for their students, but more about how the district will think of the school if they were well disciplined. Even with the rules, students there have fights every week. The school lacks academic skills, but a surplus amount of sport skills. If you want your child to be a basketball player, this is probably be the school for you. If I were you, I'd transfer them to Chaboya.

- submitted by a parent
May 02, 2008
Poor sport team; poor teaching skill, poor communication from teacher, poor school overall. I after spending 1 year at this school, I send my kids to George LeyVa Middle School.

- submitted by a parent
April 23, 2008
I was impressed with calls from the assistant principal telling me my daughter wears inappropriate dress ; but I was very surprised to have not seen any communication from any of the teachers which I think is a must

- submitted by a parent
April 04, 2008
QUIMBY OAK LOBOS ARE THE BEST . we offer many electives and have many sports . our curriculum is EXCELLENT . it`s practically the best middle school you can get . OH! and no touch policy . we have speed lines that sell food both healthy and junk (; ahahahah

- submitted by a student
March 20, 2008
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September 11, 2007
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July 20, 2007
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- submitted by a student
March 28, 2007
Quality of academic program is very good. Music and Art activities should be emphasized as extracurricular activity program. Parents involvement in various activities can be increased through invitation by mailing letters or email. It will allow parents to know about upcoming events as well as encouraging kids to do their best in school. Thank you!

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2006
This school as great programs. My children were well prepared for high school and had plenty of opportunities to be involved in extracurricular activities.

- submitted by a parent
February 09, 2006
Some great teachers, but the school lacks discipline, guidance, modivation, and challenge.

- submitted by a former student
October 22, 2005
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- submitted by a student
August 20, 2005
As the demographics for this school change, so do the academic results. The students in honors classes are as bright as in any other school in the district, there are just less of them than at Chaboya, where the feeder schools are from the highest income homes in the district. Overall, my son enjoyed Quimby socially and athletically. Academically, it's the only middle school in the district that offers an honors math class, which was his favorite class, and he got to be in the A band in 7th grade instead of waiting for 8th grade. I felt that all of his honors class teachers were excellent, but I know he had more homework in his elementary school, so he wasn't being stretched academically as much as he should have been.

- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
Poor communication from school as a whole, that includes lack of an up-dated website. Teachers are willing to work with you if you take the first step as a parent, but there is a strong chance you won't find out your child is having problems academically until the report card comes around.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2005
I appreciate the policy that requires progress/report cards to be signed by a parent, This accountability is crucial. I wish more parents realized that their middle-school age children need them just as much as their grade school hcildren do--just in a different way. Parent involvement is critical to the success of a school.

- submitted by a parent
June 22, 2005
It is great, safe environment, good education,good athletics, clean.

- submitted by a parent
June 21, 2005
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- submitted by a student
May 31, 2005
This school needs to focus more on academics. They need to cut down on trespassing which leads to gang violence.

- submitted by a parent
April 25, 2005
This school is attended by students from a variety of neighborhoods with diverse cutural backgrounds, and financially, the well-to-do, the sufficient, the below average, and anything in between. Therefore, its student quality reflects in a wide range - a number of them does well accademically and behaviorally, most of them are average or mediocre, and the rest belongs in either of these two groups or both - trouble makers and under achievers. There's plenty of room for improvement; unfortunately budget cut has not been helping at all. Academic programs are few, honors language for grade 7, honors science for grade 8, and one advance math class for each grade, usually limited to 30 students. The school band is supported by donations. After school sports are normally available to those who qualify. Any other programs are hard to come by. Parent involvement is minimal. My child is performing quite well regardless.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2005
Academic program is good for students without academic problems. Language Arts instructor requested conference, realizing my child was not working to potential. Went from C to A. However, went from A to C in math without any notification from the math instructor. Parents must stay involved with student progress. Learning cannot be left entirely to the instructors. Motivation to succeed must be received from instuctors and parents. There is always room for improvement within any educational institution.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2005
85% horrible: our child had a serious problem doing her homework on time. Only one out of six teachers let us know by calling. Report cards mailed with no requirement for parental signatures (not a Quimby Oak-unique problem). 85% lazy and un-professional teachers says problem is lack of leadership. It's not lack of money: a phone call would have cost them a few pennies. Now my wife and I have six problems to clean up: our daughters, and five teachers.

- submitted by a parent
February 23, 2005
I wrote one of the earlier 'glowing' reports. In only one year, the school has really gone downhill. Staff is inattentive to students needs, and almost completely fails to communicate issues to parents. I now give this dump the lowest possible scores in each category.

- submitted by a parent
January 16, 2005
Quimby Oak is a great smart school!

- submitted by a former student
June 04, 2004
My daughter this past year attended Quimby Oak for 8th grade and 7th as well. She has struggled through 8th grade. Her counselor met with us on one occasion to let us know that her GPA was low. He told us that if she raised it to a 1.5 in her last quarter that she would graduate & walk the stage. He now tells us a week before graduation that it has to be a 1.5 GPA accumalative. She will not walk the stage as he stated. I think the counselor should communicate more with the students and parents so they have a better understanding. I don't think they take the time out of their day, paying attention to those who need it the most. Especially from a school that has the most funding.

- submitted by a parent
May 20, 2004
My oldest daughter attended Quimby Oak. She had serious problems in 7th grade math, nearly failing. Her teacher went out of her way to provide assistance in the form of an intensive summer school program known as Jose Valdez Institute. This turned her around 180 degrees, and not just in math. She is now a Freshman at Evergreen Valley, and doing well (B's). My second daughter is now in 8th grade, and has earned nearly straight A's. She enjoys her science class, which goes on several field trips every year. Overall, there seems to be very good parent/teacher involvement, although I would echo another reviewer in suggesting the teachers could be more forthcoming with progress reports, especially when there is trouble. I believe this is a common problem, and parents need to be proactive and ask.

- submitted by a parent
May 05, 2004
This school has been on average. In 7th grade my son has some issues and fell behind, no teacher or vice principle intervention, it was upon us parents. Then they were concern not until. This years 8th grade a teacher allowed my son almost fail a class, even thought through two semester he was a straight A student. Again, it seem like they just do not care about the child. The children are not adults, they need to be guided. This is not high school or college. Not very happy with this school that is supposed to be one of the better schools in the district. No wonder our children are falling behind in so many critical areas of studying. Parents beware.

- submitted by a parent
September 30, 2003
Fabulous opportunities were afforded to my student. He had a great time and excelled with all of the guidance. He was able to blossom with the support of Quimby Oak and his parents. Thanks.

- submitted by a parent
September 15, 2003
More academic improvements need to be achieved. The API of this school is not good. An API of 840 or above would be considered 'distinguished'. Too many parents are not focusing sufficiently their children's education in the area. Teachers are always not respected. Not enough academic challenges are provided to children as too many of them fall behind.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2003
Quimby Oak is a great school. There are a lot of good students, teachers, and we have been successful each year.

- submitted by a former student
July 10, 2003
My child had been to Quimby Oak. And she did a great job. Friends were awesome, and teachers did a great job at teaching students. This school is absolutely California's Distinguished school.

- submitted by a parent
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Quimby Oak Middle School
3190 Quimby Road, San Jose, CA  95148
(408) 270-6735
Last modified Quimby Oak Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Quimby Oak Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 58 reviews. Top