At first, I was highly skeptical because in the past this school was known to be "bad." NOT ANYMORE! They REALLY improved! This school has changed it's image and policies and principal - even it's name! Yes, I was skeptical but it really has upgraded into a GREAT school. Very big on "Anti-Bullying" which is great. Their girls basketball coach is supportive and fun. The principal is wonderful (love the way he works). Very proactive staff... I have been greatful for the past two years. Thank you!
This school has a comprehensive curriculum for all students. There is a large group of second language learners, all in English Language development and/or math support classes. Here are the electives we currently offer for the 2012-2013 school year ~ A State-Award winning Exemplary Visual Arts Program; Music - including band, guitar, choir,keyboarding; Robotics; Foreign Language: Spanish; AVID; Leadership; MESA, Student Leadership. We have extracurricular girls/boys sports teams in Volleyball, soccer, basketball, and cross country. We offer geometry to qualifying 8th graders. We offer science, social studies, history, mathematics, (ELA) English Language Arts, English Language Development (ELD), interventions for Math/English Language Arts, We have a highly qualified staff of educators and administrators. All supportive to help each student be successful in academics as well as social skills. Contact Irma Loera, office manager 408-283-6400 to enroll your student in Bridges Academy for the 2013-2014 academic school year! Placements are filling up quickly!
This school is a very good, full-curriculum Jr. High. It has outlets for students; such as, music (band), Dance Troop, Cheerleading, and Sports. Then, I heard there's other things. You just have to be in the know, or get your student to bring you the flyers home or check in the office as you wait patiently for someone to get a moment to help you. They are very busy with students and day-to-day activities.
J.W. Fair is a great school! Fair has some of the best teachers, and the best advanced math class. 7th Algebra and 8th Geometry are the best in the state. To bad this school have a bad repretation, but its really a great school. Mr.Duran the advance math teacher there is the best! He 'motivates' you to d your homework, work hard, study hard, and get A's! This is one of the best schools. Its a fun school with sports. And I'm pretty sure you're going to get the best 2 years of your life here! - A former student at J.W. Fair Middle School!
I'd have to say that Fair is a great school. There is no way that at Fair that there can be bullying. The teachers are great but maybe a few boring ones but where is there one where teachers aren't? The teachers here care about the students a lot. By the way we have the best Geometry test scores in California(YES!) and one of the best Algebra test scores in the city!All thanks to our great Mr. Duran :]
I am currently attending this school as an 8th grader and they have really great classes there like Geometry for 8th graders and Algebra I for 7th graders. The teachers are great and can really relate to some of the students. I know this school has some bad rumors which is not making students wanting to go there, but it's really great. Rumors are just rumors. So, ignore the bad ones.
The school's curriculum does not allow for a 'middle school' experience. Many of the students are taking as many as 3 Language classes and 2 Math classes. The principal and teachers seem to be very hard-working and fair.