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5-8
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San Jose, CA
Students enrolled: 860

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5955 Blossom Avenue
San Jose, CA 95123

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June 22, 2014
This school was awful. I have no idea why people are saying that the PE teachers are so great. They were rude, they had no idea what they were doing, and they were disrespectful. The teachers were awful. They either talked too much about their personal life or were extremely rude to all students. Some teachers strongly smelled of cigarettes. Great example for students. Yeah, Herman is sooo great. Sike.

- submitted by a community member
June 05, 2014
It was an honor to have been in this school. Many staff members there have made me felt respected and wanted, which helped improved my self image. I hatted every single moment in PE, but now i really regretted that i had to move because I haven't been to a school that has offered such an outstanding education for PE. This area was were i was able to set goals in my life. It has been nearly 2 yrs since I was a 7th grader in that school and i still wished that I was. This school offers many programs, clubs, and electives to help students to find their best area of expertise for future careers. I hoped that this review will help future students to pick the right school for them.

- submitted by a community member
April 30, 2014
We've had kids in other junior highs. This is the best! Teachers top notch. My daughter is thriving socially and academically. Great variety of special programs. Staff will meet with you...this is no small thing.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2012
The teachers are great at this school and the PE standards are one of the best in this area. Herman Intermediate is the best middle school in tue district!!!. Band is also an excellent one.

- submitted by a community member
January 02, 2012
I am very pleased with the AdVENTURE program offered at Herman Intermediate. The quality of the teachers is outstanding. You culd not get more caring, well-prepared teachers, who go out of their way to make sure that my children succeed academically and socially. The students are challenged with projects that stimuate their minds. No more kids bored with school!

- submitted by a parent
December 06, 2011
the failure of the students is the parents fault no one elses dont blame the teachers do your job as a parent

- submitted by a community member
June 16, 2011
I have spent the two best years in this school,thank you very much to this school because it has excellent teachers.The counselers were always worried about finding the right path for every student.Thank you very much for everything.

- submitted by a community member
March 15, 2011
Very disappointed that the STEM children's backpacks aren't allowed to be inside the classrooms during break or lunch leaving them subject to anyone and everyone going through them and stealing stuff out of them.

- submitted by a parent
February 02, 2011
The STEM program, part of the Oakgrove school district & taught at Herman is a sure way to dissuade any high achiever from doing better. With lofty ambitions; the system has lost sight of teaching the basic facts and skills to the kids. The students spend a lot of time doing projects that lead to nothing tangible - while lacking basic skills. Math is one skill that is gone to the wind. Ms. Egan has no control over her class and lacks the basic class management skills. This leads to absolutely nothing taught in the class.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2011
Please DO NOT leave the responsibilities of raising and educating our children solely on the teachers. We as parents need to know our children's progress at school and should be proactive on encouraging them to do well. Educators are NOT babysitters, they work with us in partnerships to help us bring up a well adjusted and academically well rounded child. It's not the school's fault that we don't have time to teach our kids manners, to help our kids with homework after school, or to keep track of what they do after classes. Those are the responsibilities as parents.

- submitted by a parent
no rating October 10, 2009
I think this school needs more staff to control the students because their is a lot of gossip around.

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August 22, 2009
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August 06, 2009
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June 23, 2009
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May 31, 2009
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March 05, 2009
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December 24, 2008
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October 05, 2008
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May 28, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2008
Herman is a great school, with good kids, that just needs a little more work from our principal and vice principal.

- submitted by a teacher
May 13, 2008
This school lets students fall through the cracks and does not do a good job if a student is failing. They do not contact a parent as they have been requested.

- submitted by a parent
February 15, 2008
Herman Intermediate is a great school. Most of the teachers are very dedicated in teaching and have a positive impact for the students to do their best.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 29, 2008
Our family loves Herman. The staff, the Principal and V. Principal as well as the secretaries are always very helpful. I appreciate that everyone at Herman works hard for the children and that they also work well with the parents. Our son is very involved in school activities and enjoys the attention he gets from his teachers and principal.

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December 06, 2007
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November 11, 2007
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September 12, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 30, 2007
Students at Herman have ample opportunity to be engaged and successful students. The majority of staff connect well with and are concerned about the students and readily make themselves available for extra help. The extracurricular activities are fantastic there's something for everyone and nobody is excluded (as long as they make grades). I wish our local high schools would take a lesson from Herman!

- submitted by a parent
June 25, 2007
Disappointing. Based on test scores and the school's reputation, you'd think otherwise, but the school is run by a small cadre of individuals who are largely insensitive to teachers' concerns. Reforms drag at a snail's pace, and students and teachers suffer. There are gifted teachers at this school, including some of the more amazing teachers I've met in my long education career, but their efforts are thwarted at almost every turn.

- submitted by a teacher
June 24, 2007
Herman, is an amazing school that students will ejoy. The students and teachers are friendly and 7th graders will settle in fast.

- submitted by a student
December 03, 2006
Herman is truely a great school to be at. The teachers show genuine interest in teaching and students which really pays off. As a Herman alumni, I was able to actually learn something from the passion of the teachers; they weren't usually plainly teaching out of a book but of experience and what would interest a teen.

- submitted by a former student
May 25, 2006
Great school for activities, only drawback it seems is that the classes are a little crowded. But overall, we have been very pleased with the education they provided.

- submitted by a parent
December 28, 2005
My daughter is a current student and seems that the school is good, however, there are a lot of kids for the classrooms. This takes away from children who need the extra help in certain areas. Overall, the academics are good, the staff are very helpful and they are working toward one common goal.

- submitted by a parent
December 03, 2005
I love this school it is so much fun. To learn and the teachers are great. The teachers have strict rule but how else are we going to learn this is my first year at herman but I have bine having a blast. The kids are great to all my friends are having a amzing fun I love it...

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January 27, 2005
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November 15, 2004
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September 14, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
June 04, 2004
As a parent who went to this school in 1979 and had 3 children graduated from this school in 2004, 2002, and 2000, I can strongly say that this is an excellent school. Most teachers are still the same teachers I know since '79. The school called my work when my son missed 2 homework assignments. Teachers have high expectations, but that is good!

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January 24, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
January 20, 2004
My son has been at Herman for the past 2 years. I have been very pleased with the discipline policy at Herman. If and when he is late to school, he receives immediate consequences. He may not like the consequences but I do because my son learns not to be late. In seventh grade, he tested this policy 3 times. Each time he received the consequence. He learned quickly to be on time. In 8th grade he has not tested the policy because he did not want the consequence. I also like the 3 week progress reports that his teachers give to him. I am able to identify problem areas in my sons learning and then help him change his study habits. I wish all teachers gave out the 3 week progress reports without a parent having to ask for one. I am thrilled with all the extracurricular sports opportunities at Herman. Even though I would like my son to participate more fully, the choice is his. Thank you Herman School.

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November 03, 2003
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- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2003
I feel being a parent of Herman School, that teacher are not willing to help us parents when it comes to informing us when (our) children are missing homework, or getting lunch detention or even after school detention. I've called several times to speak with teacher and ask for there cooperation with communication and it seems that they 'Don't have the time, having 175 students' which seems very absurd. As a parent I'm trying to be involved with my child in school, and teacher are making it very difficult. This behavior is very difficult to grasp coming from a school which claims 'Were here to help teach our children of tomorrow'!! What a concept...

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Herman (Leonard) Intermediate School
5955 Blossom Avenue, San Jose, CA  95123
(408) 226-1886
Last modified Herman (Leonard) Intermediate School is a Public school that serves grades 5-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Herman (Leonard) Intermediate School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 41 reviews. Top