Middle school was the 2 worst years of life for me, but thanks to John Muir - my son is having a GREAT time and says he loves school!
The school is very geared towards parent involvement and is always looking for ways for students to be involved in healthy activities and is supportive of students success.
John Muir has great teachers. I also like the fun activities offered. I like the rotating schedules.
John Muir Middle School is one nof the best places to send your kid. Its not perfect but, its an enviroment that is not so uncomfortable. I went there for 6th grade year and i think it was the best place. Its an easy place to make friends and it changes your perspective of a middle entirely! The teachers are approchable, and actually want you to succseed, and will handle bully problems appropriately. But they are very strict when you don't follow the dress code. They a lot of after school programs that are free and its also has a math club that is great for kids who aren't doing great in that subject. They have teachers that will literally stay after school for that student if they need help. If you is taking a kid to middle school in San Jose Unified School District, this is one!
The School Staff is terrible including some Teachers.Share Concerns to a Teacher or Staff or Principle and they do not respond. Poor Communication! Leaving messages is a waste of time. To many fights and Police Officers.Scary.. Security Personal picks on innocent Students.Over little issues like the Uniform Shirt not tucked in.Security Personal needs proper training in Communication at a Proffessional Level.Overall rate is Failure. 'F'
My son, 7th grade, attends JMMS. Overall it's been a very positive experience. The teachers have been great so far. There are some administrators that I do not care for, but overall they're okay. I have to agree that there should be more flexibility with homework distribution, specifically in the math department. Is the point to make them do problems or to make sure they understand the process, and if it's the later, do you really need 30+ math problems a night to prove that?
when i attended John Muir middle in 6th grade. I had made friends so easily, and the classes were enjoyable. Although i had, what i thought was 'a lot of homework', there were teachers to help me after school to get me through it. I was devastated to leave JMMS after 6th grade, but it gave my 7th grade year a great start, because of the education I recieved there.
I enjoy this school beacuse it is very diverse, and I learn many new things.
I've always liked JMMS, so does my 8th grade son. Seems a lot of parents already share my views but after yesterday I now know that some of the teachers and at least one administrator are quick to anger and respond with a 'smart remark'. If I hadn't heard it myself I might not have belived my son. Next time my son comes to me with a problems I won't be so quick to side with the teacher. Overall, when my son started 6th grade we were so very excited about John Muir, now, I just can't wait for him to finish up this school year and get out of there.
I have both a 7th and an 8th grader attending Muir. There are definitely some great teachers and some not so great, but the problem is with the amount of homework that is being given. On one hand the 8th grader has homework in every subject except 2( about 4 to 5 hours every night, the 7th grader has little or no homework( possibly 30 minutes.) This definitely causes problems at home. One is bogged down trying to do their best and the other having little or none. It would be great if the teachers could somehow give an equal and reasonable amount of homework. Every teacher can't give an hour of homework every night. Yes, I understand that homework is necessary but please realize that they have other teachers. Hopefully, this review will be read by staff and changes can hopefully be made.
I'm not happy with the teachers and staff. Though, the principal was always very helpful. Staff/Office, not friendly at all. My daughter favorite teacher was Ms. Rivers (Science) and Miss Cauphlin (reading). Otherwise the rest were not as creative and strong enough to handle there class. Sometime I have to wonder who's more childish the children or the teachers. Anyways, she will no longer be attending John Muir.
john muir iz an ok school it just has a LOT of drama lik u cant even b leave but the teachers ar mean & strict pretty much thats it i think the schools kinda retarted though & if u dont tuck in your shirt u have to pick up trash its pretty stupid.
I have two sons attending John Muir and I find it to be an exceptional middle school. I love the layout and feel that my children are secure and safe. The academic experience has been very successful, my children are challenged and the teachers keep me informed. They have also had a well rounded experience with afterschool activities. I'm very pleasesd with this school.
The principal is really great but it doesn't seem to flow down to the teachers. There are a few awesome teachers that actually seem to care and have the ability to make learning fun. The rest care more about the uniform rules or sending kids to OCS for the smallest infractions. They have no control over their classroom. They need to encourage the students with a positive attitude versus the negative approach follow. If they are not happy and have lost their love of teaching they need to go elsewhere instead of blaming it on the students.
We've been very pleased with our 6th grader's teachers, though feel that the teaching of math could be both more creative (more hands-on concrete experiences, less rote) and more challenging. Our child feels very much a part of the school community, and likes his teachers. There are after school sports, but one has to make the team - it's not just recreational. I'd also like to see more music - not just band. The parents who are involved are very involved, but I'd say that this is a small percent of the overall parent population.
I was a studen at John Muir, currently going to Licoln High. While the principal does a great job, I wish I could say the same for the teachers. The teachers there are either really good, or just awful. And also for art class we had a new teacher every couple days no lesson plans, we just drew pictures or sat around all period. Though its a science magnet we barely did anything that involved science at all! That aside they had a couple great teachers you could talk to, joke around with, and have fun. Also gets got away with a lot of stuff, hitting kids, cursing, only thing they cared about is an untucked shirt.
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