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6-8
Public
San Jose, CA
Students enrolled: 777
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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5575 Dartmouth Drive
San Jose, CA 95118

(408) 264-1122
(408) 264-9332
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February 11, 2014
This school is great! As a student, I am very happy to have developed a growth of maturity and have thrived throughout my 3 years here at Dartmouth. Very supportive school with great activities, students, and staff. I want to become a middle school teacher and look forward to coming back here as a teacher!

- submitted by a community member
August 23, 2013
Wonderful school environment! Couldn't be more happy. Staff is nurturing. They are very supportive & successfully helped my bright son thrive, learn & grow. They understand adolescents & the difficult time they are going thru. They offer a safe environment for kids to more independence by taking responsibility for their work & behavior. They are proactive to help struggling kids. You couldn't pick a better middle school if you have a student with special needs. The band program is phenominal! Over half the student body is in the band. Incoming 6th graders can only get in by lottery. The band has won numerous awards. Just wish this school continued through 12th grade!

- submitted by a parent
September 05, 2012
My daughter LOVES all of her teachers. This is a HUGE win in my book. 100% of her teachers are extremely educated and organized. New Principal has amazing energy and seems to use his popularity with the children in a positive way (as a role model/leader vs. power trip/controlling others)

- submitted by a parent
July 06, 2012
I have just been hired to teach at Dartmouth and I could not be more excited. On the day of my interview, they took me to meet the team of teachers I would be working with and I can honestly say it was one of the nicest groups of people I have ever met. I spent a full day on campus during the last week of school so I could get a feel for the culture. It is incredible! I can tell that teachers love working here and students love going here.

- submitted by a teacher
January 02, 2012
Love this school. My son has a learning disability and the teachers are SO awesome with my son. I am so happy with this school. Even the staff in the front office are kind and loving towards the students. The curriculum is great, and though my son has a learning disabiltiy, he is progressing and confident at this school. There is no bullying and all of the teachers my son has had (he's in 7th grade) have been kind and responsive.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2011
I cannot say enough great things about this school, its staff and its administration. My child is in 8th grade and has nothing but an outstanding experience here. Besides the strong curriculum, what I really appreciate it the focus on allowing every child to succeed to the level they are able. Children are bolstered, encouraged and challenged to be the best they can be. They are also expected to behave in a way that allows for them to focus on learning above all else. What I see when I am on campus is an environment where students feel comfortable with each other, and with the staff, which is quite a feat for middle school. I tell everyone I know what a fantastic experience this has been!

- submitted by a parent
January 09, 2011
Be careful of this school. The principal, Carlson, has an agenda and will sacrafice the kids to get there and Lau isn't much better. I removed my kid from this school and the experience at the new school was instantly a dramtic difference for the better. I hope someday someone will catch them at what they are doing.

- submitted by a parent
November 04, 2009
The teachers and staff are Fabulous! The teaching is done in teams which has been hugely successful.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 18, 2009
I was a student at Dartmouth MANY years ago and seriously had anxiety about my daughter going to any public middle school. She has completed 6th grade at Dartmouth and I have to say that her experience has been ideal and my expectations were completely blown away. She went into 6th grade vulnerable and impressionable and came out a strong, smart, athletic and a completely confident young lady. I'm so pleased with the staff and the attitude the kids have at our school.

- submitted by a parent
August 18, 2009
I was also a student at Dartmouth, back in the day. My daughter is heading in to 7th grade there and we cannot say enough great things about the school, the staff and the curriculum. The staff has extremely high standards for the students - exceptional behavior is what is expected. Students with all levels of ability are supported and challenged. I have recommended Dartmouth to many friends who are currently attending private school.

- submitted by a parent
no rating August 17, 2009
i am not pleased with this school. My son was a very great student really smart, nice and when we moved, He started going to Dartmouth and somewhere around his first month there his grades started going down, his attitude changed and he's not like himself again he gets into a lot of trouble.

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June 23, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2009
I have 2 granddaughters at Dartmouth and am very pleased with the education they are receiving there. As a teacher myself, I can recognize quality education. The curriculum is excellent and the counselors are awesome!

- submitted by a community member
May 12, 2009
My son has had a positive experience at Dartmouth. I've been pleased with most of his teachers, although a few are not very approachable and have policies I don't agree with. Overall, I think Dartmouth is a great school and know my up-coming children will have positive experiences too.

- submitted by a parent
April 09, 2009
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- submitted by a student
March 05, 2009
We have just won a School to Watch award. There were only 3 middle schools in California who are chosen as a school that really stands out and is very outstanding. Dartmouth Middle School is the best choice. The staff really cares and the sports aren't supposed to be very serious, it is all for fun. If I were you pick this school because I am a student and expirenced. This is a really great school!

- submitted by a student
December 18, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 25, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
May 21, 2008
I am truly pleased with Dartmouth's staff. One of my daughters' was struggling in some classes, the teachers' called a parent/teacher meeting, and they were nothing short of encouraging and helpful. My child went from D's and F's, to almost straight A's, and I attribute that to the attentiveness and caring of her teachers. They believed in her and placed the responsibility in her hands, and she rose to the occasion. Thank you to the caring staff.

- submitted by a parent
May 14, 2008
I am very unsatisfied with this school. The eduction is inadequate and the the sports are not very focused on. If I were any of you, I would transfer my child to Union just like I did.

- submitted by a parent
January 01, 2008
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- submitted by a student
May 30, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
January 02, 2007
I transferred all my kids to this great school because I love the staff and their awesome teaching skills....you can tell they love to teach and are really good with children. I know my kids are taken good care of when they are in school.

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2006
I like Dartmouth but we need some new teachers and more activities for us students to do and I think that the band students being one of them should have different uniforms instead of wearing the same one year after year

- submitted by a student
September 04, 2006
We had the opportunity to visit both schools for their open house events. Dartmouth wins hands down! The staff made not only our child but his very nervous parents feel welcome and at ease. Orientation day was an event in itself, convincing us we had made the right choice. So far out child has had a very easy transition into middle school, greeting each challenge with enthusiasm.

- submitted by a parent
June 20, 2006
This is an excellent school! My daughter struggled through elementary school and is in the RSP program at Dartmouth. Through guidance and determination she finished her 4th quarter of 7th grade with a 3.74 GPA. This school has a very supportive environment and the best middle school band program I have ever seen. I highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent
May 09, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
May 06, 2006
A school is what parents and students make of it. Dartmouth is a great school in that respect. The teachers are very good and make themselves avalable to students and parents. Students who want to achieve, do. Parents who accept responsibility for their role in their child's success see success. Both of my children had a great experience at Dartmoutn and have continued with exceptional academic careers and social success. My hat is off to Dartmouth and staff.

- submitted by a parent
April 01, 2006
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- submitted by a parent
March 15, 2006
i am no parent i am a student and iam voiceing my opinion. Dartmouth is a good school the giudence counsler is great and the teachers are awsome and i love the rsp program.

- submitted by a student
no rating February 15, 2006
It's a pretty good school.

- submitted by a former student
no rating February 14, 2006
Not a very good school, yet not so bad

- submitted by a student
November 29, 2005
It's our first yr. here and seems to be a real good school lots of parent involment. My daughter is very happy here.

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June 16, 2005
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May 02, 2005
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February 03, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 03, 2004
People at Dartmouth disrespect many things including equipment here at school. Treating students as if they are their number one enemy. Having the same activities over and over again for the past years. I think it's a time for a change.

- submitted by a parent
May 04, 2004
I was surprised to see the review recently from a parent who was not happy with Dartmouth, I can only say that her experience was 4 years ago, and I'm sure was unusual. I have had 2 sons there, one of which graduates this year and I have found it very good generally. There is no bullying, a positive attitude to behaviour and learning, and I would rate the teachers, support staff and principal very highly. Middle School's have a difficult job, and Dartmouth does it well.

- submitted by a parent
March 31, 2004
Dartmouth is a school that welcomes the privileged and ignores those who are underprivileged. Most problematic, is the ratio of teachers who have been teaching for some time. They appeared to me, uninterested in learning advanced theory in educational philosophy or pedagogy. My daughter barely graduated from Dartmouth, however her High School performance was above standard. She has spent her senior year of high school enrolled in a local college in preparation towards her undergraduate degree at a University. I will never forget how troubleing it was for her to see her failing math grades posted on a wall in the classroom for everyone to see. I talked to her teacher and He said, 'thats what I've always done in this class.'

- submitted by a parent
March 10, 2004
The culture at Dartmouth is fruitful. The teachers are always readily available for parents and students. My son graduated from Dartmouth proud and strong.

- submitted by a parent
January 27, 2004
This is a great school for all children. The great helpful teachers are always there to help the children raise their grade or help prepare for a test. also this school has higher test scores then most schools in our area.

- submitted by a parent
September 22, 2003
We have a private school background and were pleased with the Dartmouth experience.

- submitted by a parent
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Dartmouth Middle School
5575 Dartmouth Drive, San Jose, CA  95118
(408) 264-1122
Last modified Dartmouth Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Dartmouth Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 42 reviews. Top