Students enrolled 976
School leader Karen Allard
Transportation options Yes
District Moreland Elementary
After school Yes

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4600 Student Lane
San Jose, CA 95130

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(408) 875-3300
(408) 379-3622
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4 stars
Based on 31 ratings

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September 13, 2013
It's the first year my daughter is attending to this school and she loves it. I really like the school loop where you can keep track of your kids grades and communicate with the teachers. So far she has only A's and she is doing cross country after school. The staff is super nice and helpful. The teachers seem to give a reasonable amount of homework to the students and my daughter says that they are very good. The most important for me is that my little girl looks forward to go to school every morning and to have good grades, so they must be doing things right.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2013
It's a great school .The office staff and the teachers are very caring and committed.They have many fun activities for the students throughout the year,also they have fun elective classes .

- submitted by a parent
October 12, 2012
CongratulationS for the 2012 API success! Principle, Great job! Teachers, Great Jobs! Students and parents, keep going! This great school made such great progress in last two or three years! We have checked the details of the school API report, we can see that among the groups score, the Asian is 983, White are 927, it so incredible! As we can see the other large group hispanic and Latin are 752. We are wondering if we can do something about this sub group of students? To ask their parents friends to help them to catch up with the the upper groups? It only took three year come today's 865 from 763 for the whole school. So, Hispanic and Latino students can also make this happen in the next two or three years. please, please just do it, students and parents, teachers and principle!

- submitted by a parent
December 04, 2011
Fantastic school. Great campus, friendly environment, INCREDIBLY dedicated teachers, plenty of extracurriculars and ways to succeed, great academic programs, and overall the best way to prepare for high school.

- submitted by a community member
November 22, 2011
My son graduated from MMS two years back and he had a good experience. The teachers are very dedicated and experienced. There is good discipline, and a strict dress code is enforced. The classes are challenging and there is a lot of homework. Students and parent can sign up for SchoolLoop to receive an email daily regarding weekly homework assignments, upcoming tests and current grades. This really helps students stay on top of assignments and tests, and parents can get a good idea of what their child is studying in class. There are wonderful electives for students to choose from, such as debate and dialogue, and theater arts.

- submitted by a parent
November 02, 2011
I currently have two children enrolled at MMS, in 6th and 8th grade. MMS makes every effort to give each student the opportunity to succeed. Each child is tracked, intervention occurs quickly to head off any problems, and if they show signs of readiness, are moved ahead as quickly as they can handle. This is one of the many reasons they MMS has been recognized nationally. I feel very confident my children will be prepared for whatever High School brings.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2011
MMS is horrible for special ed students. My son is high-functioning autistic and did well at Payne and Country Lane Elementary. Since he started at MMS he has been ruthlessly bullied by a band of kids who are also in the special ed program. I believe they are there not for learning disabilities but behavioral issues. Despite emails, calls and meetings with school administration, the bulling has continued including verbal abuse, stealing his backpack, pulling his shorts down in PE class, and other incidents. The school seems unwilling to expel these kids. My son is in a math class at the end of the day with these kids where the teacher has no control over them. There is no learning that goes on in the hour and a half long class, since the teacher constantly has to discipline the disruptive students. He informed me that he has reported these kids to the office but the problem still occurs. I am taking my son and moving him to EDS. This school has no support for special ed kids, and in my opinion is a toxic environment for them to be in.

- submitted by a parent
September 17, 2011
Any school can have good kids and not that good kids. I think the API speaks a lot of a school 's overall performance. If you look at the school performance by supgroup statics from this site. You will get more idea of how majority students doing in this school . From the lastest API report , I saw one subgroup have average 960 score. Is it amazing ? Kids can be execellent in moreland middle. My kids told me they love the teachers in moreland. -- Parent

- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2011
Clearly some kids can do well at any school, but this school had more negatives than positives for our family. We had to pull our child out half way through his 7th grade year due to teachers that were teaching classes they hadn't taught in 20 years, lack of classroom control and the inability to communicate the expectations for the class. My child always tests in the high 90 percentile after his excellent teaching at our local Country Lane Elementary School, but for some reason was getting Fs, Ds and C's from this school. We met with prinicipal, teachers and emailed back and forth about issues, but just never received any adequate help. We are sad that our tax dollars are no longer really going toward educating our kids. We have 4 kids and had to move each one of them out of the school district into Private school during the middle school years.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2011
This school has fantastic, caring teachers and a great campus; the after-school programs and classes are terrific. The atmosphere is friendly and the leadership great. I would recommend this school to everyone in the area.

- submitted by a community member
August 16, 2010
MMS is a terrific school with adiverse student population. Because of the diversity - both economic and ethnic - there are lots of opportunities for students to learn. Of my four children, two have graduated from MMS to go on to private high schools where they tested into honors classes in math, science and english. They were very well prepared for a college prep high school experience.

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March 25, 2010
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February 07, 2010
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- submitted by a student
October 10, 2009
Moreland Middle School has provided my daughter with the utmost care, and she flourishes in all of her classes, thanks to the administration being to concrete and concise with their teaching.

- submitted by a parent
August 21, 2009
My daughter, now in the 7th grade, has flourished at MMS. The curriculum is very challenging, there are a number of interesting electives from which to choose, the sports program is great and the staff is responsive, fun and focused on their job - teaching! MMS has a diverse student body, which I feel prepares our children for the real world. We have had a positive experience at MMS!

- submitted by a parent
June 10, 2009
We love the pre-school program. Ms. Suzie is the best! She is positive and encouraging and the kids love her. She is teaching them that school and learning is fun! I couldn't have asked for a better experience for my kids.

- submitted by a parent
no rating June 07, 2009
MMS is fantastic and has very caring teachers and staff. My kids have made so many friends, and consider some to be life-long. All three of my kids have been kept challenged by Moreland schools, testing into high school honors courses in geometry, English, and biology. While many go on to well-respected Westmont and Prospect, many also go on to schools like St. Francis, Bellarmine, Presentation, Mitty, and Notre Dame. It is the perfect school for parents who want a well-rounded education taught by enthusiastic teachers. There have been a few stand-outs, especially Brian Conroy and Steve Lewis. We've never been unhappy with any teacher, and have found them all to be positive influences. Everyone is supportive. Parents want to volunteer, because it is such a pleasant place. Even the office staff is friendly!

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May 06, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
no rating April 27, 2009
this school is not a pretty bad school. i go here and its been the best time of my life. the teachers and staff are wonderful. its a pretty safe environment:]

- submitted by a student
February 01, 2009
This school very well organized. They provide a great program. Many students deserve to go to this school, but I think many of the students there can improve. I like the school, but the students can work harder. The school that I teach at is way better.

- submitted by a teacher
October 14, 2008
I love this school. My son thrived in this school. He is a gifted student and this school really provided the educational support needed to challenge him. The 6th grade math and science program was excellent. The language and arts was great and the teachers were very supportive. Now in 7th grade he is doing excellent with language- arts program. His grades are improved and he is challenged on daily basis.

- submitted by a parent
August 23, 2008
I have mix feelings about this school. I had an unpleasant experience with the Dean s attitude and concerns about his quality as a staff. I felt I had to protect my son from the staff throughout the school year but my son overcame the situation and had a great year. The 6th grade language arts core program was excellent and the teachers were great.

- submitted by a parent
no rating May 25, 2008
We moved our son in the 7th grade here as They have a fantastic elective program that includes Performing Arts and Wood Shop. Mr. Conroy, Mr. Spag, make school wonderful. He is thrilled with his accelerated Math program and his core teacher.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2008
this is the most amazing school I have been to.

- submitted by a student
February 03, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 16, 2008
Unfortunetly, I found this school very low in state standards. Because many kids need extra help, teachers focused their attention on the kids who needed help instead of all their students. It's not bad or anything, but I feel people should be noticed.

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January 04, 2008
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- submitted by a teacher
March 28, 2007
We had a great experience with our two kids one in 6th grade and other in 8th grade. The school has lots of extracurricular activities and teachers are very supportive. The leadership is great.

- submitted by a parent
March 19, 2007
MMS is a great school for my three children (a son in 8th grade, a son in 7th grade, and a daughter in 6th). They have been able to choose from many electives and afterschool activities such as band, cooking, soccer, basketball, crosscountry, and many more. When Rogers and Castro closed in 2006, my children were sad that they had to move from the Rogers campus to the Castro campus, but they have made many new friends and great teachers.

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May 28, 2006
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- submitted by a teacher
May 01, 2006
Theatre arts program and woodshop availablle

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August 22, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
April 18, 2005
Our experience at Castro has been a largely positive one. My daughter has been fortunate enough to have a couple of very positive teacher influences. Steve Lewis and Glen Ordons have really made a difference in her study habits and desire to learn. We are finishing her third year there and it has been without incident - which is exactly the way I like it. :-) Keep up the good work Castro.

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January 07, 2005
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Moreland Middle School
4600 Student Lane, San Jose, CA  95130
(408) 875-3300
Last modified Moreland Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Moreland Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 34 reviews. Top