Best school ever . you get along with EVERYONE at school the staff is just great and welcoming 5 out of 5 !
I was so worried about sending our youngest to this school after moving to CA from AZ. But I have to say, I'm so impressed with the teachers and academics. The teachers really get to know the students individually and care about their success. It's been a great 3 years. So glad we decided on John Muir.
Don't believe this school is bad bullies bully other people right in front of teachers and the kids in some classes are extremely disruptive
This is my last year at Muir and I have loved it here! The teachers are wonderful and try their hardest to teach us. Some people say that the school is terrible because some of the kids are "bad", but I never really had that problem. I recommend to incoming 6th graders that they should choose their friends wisely; they will change who you will become. I would recommend parents to help your son/daughter in their new school to help them adjust by making sure that they are doing their homework or by checking their grades every so often. There are a few things that I wish they would bring back or start at Muir such as the Drafting/Junior Engineering Class or make a band class to go with our Digital Music class. Overall, it is a wonderful school and you will really enjoy it here.
I'm a 6th grader at this school and I love it some people say bad language but I bet everyone does. All my teachers help me and support me.
Can some other parents please provide feedback on the 6th grade math class? What is going on? The teacher doesn't reply to our emails. Instead of following the excellent book, the teacher prints out poorly hand-written homework assignments with few examples. Is this due to the new "Core" program? Further, the method being taught is too basic and conceptual, with limited practical application. Our son, who excelled in math at Hacienda Science is quickly learning to hate the subject as 'taught' at John Muir. The online portal shows he's received mostly 95+ on most tests, but has zeroes 'mystery' assignments that were not handed in. He just started there a few weeks ago, and I'm already considering a private school where he'll use a book, online resources, structured assignments, and qualified instruction necessary for success. We would have a hard time affording it, but math is too important a subject to allow some teacher or school district to "wing it" by ignoring the book and creating their own lesson plans hand-written in magic marker.
Thank god that there are other public charter schools in our area. Too many rude kids come to this school just to fool around. The school always said they had good kids and not being helpful at all.
The teachers are nice, but the students sure aren't. I'm a sixth grader at this school and so far I've hated it. I get bullied and made fun of almost every day. And it's not just me, either. I see a lot of other students get teased and bullied at my school. The staff might try to deny it, but I know they know what's going on. I see teachers witness kids getting bullied, and they don't even try to stop it! John Muir is a good school for the most part, but they should really do something about all this bullying that's been going on lately.
I've been here all 3 years. I hate it. I don't know if its just me, or if the school really has degraded, but it's terrible. People are so RUDE. The teachers are not bad, but the students have no respect or remorse. I had fun in the 6th grade, but only because it was a whole new experience. The school has absolutely NO money. Castillero has a band, Willow Glen has a cheer squad, Bret Harte has amazing test scores, Hoover has a nice campus, and what does John Muir have? A bunch of low class kids with no guidance to teach them how to behave and respect each other. And weed. And fights. And drama. Drama is terrible here. They always say if there's a problem, you should report it, however, if you do report it, you will get jumped. Badly. I went insane going to this school, and not in the good way. I hung out with the wrong crowd and behaved badly, but now that I've grown up and seen it for what it is, I am utterly DISGUSTED. The admin needs to control and discipline the students better. 1/5 stars.
Both my sons are attending John Muir. The principal and vice principals are amazing. We have been impressed with all of their teachers who have always been very prompt in responding to any e-mails. There is a really good balance here between the academics and the social. We actually chose to send out eldest child here over his home school, Bret Harte, because, although very bright, he has a learning disability and needs extra time for exams. We thought this environment would be more supportive of him, and we were right. My younger child would have been better able to deal with the rigors of Bret Harte but was so impressed with his older brother's experience that he decided he wanted to go here too. They are both doing really well and we are so pleased we made the choices we did.
Bully problems, not very good staff, lots of drama, Inappropriate Language etc. I've been there for 2 years and they were probably the worse time I've had in a middle school. But I'm sure others have had a better time here and there. But there are some kids who fight a lot, do drugs, deal drugs, and in gangs.
Excellent teachers (check). Good electives (check). Safe environment (check). Student receives full support to achieve an "A" grade at school and be a good citizen (check).
5/5 stars! i went to this school for 6-7th grade its wonderful! the staff and students are very niceand caring. although there is a lot of drama but it fits in perfect! i still remain contact with my old teachers! its crazy. the school is really big and hasa lot of oppertunites for the kids. once i moved to SF i cried every day for about 3 months i missed that school so much. when i did visit the whole school came and ran up to me. i knew about everyone. just not the 6th graders lol send your kid here! plus the uniforms are omg cute!
i love this school . my child has been at this school before . my child was here for 2 years & 2days of 8th grade . when we left my child cried evryday for 2 months . All the teachers loved my child , even the principles !
I'm not impressed with this school. My son is in 6th grade right now. We have issues with bullying and the staff is not responsive at all. I'm very disappointed in this school.
Wonderful and caring staff. Students work hard and respect each other.
John Muir has wonderfully dedicated teachers who are always available to provide a little extra help when needed. The staff provides fun and engaging activities for the students throughout the year, which keep the school spirit high and the kids involved.
Inspiring teachers that are really there for the kids. Great leadership by the principal and an involved and caring atmosphere with all the support of parents and staff!!
John Muir provides an amazing opportunity for my daughter to excel as a student and individual in a safe, respectful, fun environment. She thinks she's going to Disneyland every day!
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