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Scotts Valley, CA
Students enrolled: 602

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8 Bean Creek Road
Scotts Valley, CA 95066

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(831) 438-0610
(831) 439-8935
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October 09, 2010
I LOVE our school because of our fabulous teachers. The buildings are ancient and dilapidated, but it doesn't interfere with the quality education that all of my children have experienced there. The teachers are passionate,inspiring and motivating and are the best educators you can find anywhere. I truly believe that students get a better education at SVMS than many get in high school.

- submitted by a parent

August 11, 2010
My child was harassed by some of these "Kool" kids. She exercised her freedom of speech on her facebook page and wrote about not liking the school and many people responded that they too felt the same. A reporter for the Santa Cruz paper found this during a search and reported it to the principal. It was not written on school time nor was it something beyond her right to do. For this she got suspended. i have found this school to be uncooperative and more than a little rude to my wife. This problem (if it is a problem) should have been handled by her family, NOT the school. My child has a right to her opinion and may voice her opinion any time she wishes. She especially has a right to voice a grievance when it comes to other students harassing her. VERY Cliquish school ........

- submitted by a parent

June 02, 2010
If your child is very into sports, and very extroverted and independent, then Scotts valley middle is a good school. If your child would do better at a school with lots of activities in the arts, science, math, music, etc., then I would not go to SVMS. Many public schools offer a wider variety of these activiities, esp in the silicon valley area. I do agree with the comments that this school tends to be very cliquish and there are way too many mean kids. More varied extracurricular activities would help solve this problem, allowing kids to find friends based on common interests and allowing other kids besides athletes to shine.

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January 04, 2010
Really good principal who works hard to communicate with parents. Some very good teachers, although quality varies. Involved parents. The campus is falling apart, but good teaching can still make it a good place to learn. Biggest problem: among many students and parents, it is all about social status, and teachers do tend to defer to more popular, 'cool' students, the jocks etc. On this camups, it felt like having the most up to date cell phone was way more important than learning, or, say, being nice to other people. There is some of that in any middle school, but we moved to a much more diverse school in San Jose and it is so much better -- less of the snobbiness and cliquishness, more focus on learning and on providing a range of activities for all the kids. Cannot recommend SVMS.

- submitted by a parent
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September 20, 2009
Our school has a committed staff and hard working students. We somehow manage in a school built in 1941, we're 'old school literally.'

- submitted by a teacher

May 05, 2008
Academics are excellent. On the whole the teachers are well-qualified and very interested in and supportive of the students. I think the whole ugly-campus thing is way overstated. Yes, the campus is slightly tired, but in a charming, old-school way. Terrific principal who is dedicated to doing the best possible job for the students in an era of reduced spending.

- submitted by a parent
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February 07, 2008
It is a great school! I give it 9!

- submitted by a student

April 15, 2006
Ok school but very ugly campus, horrible food.

- submitted by a student

March 16, 2006
Excellent school academically, with substandard facilities - the main structure was built in 1941 for a much smaller student body, and is literally falling to pieces.

- submitted by a parent

August 16, 2005
Couldn't be happier with the quality of the curriculum, extracurricular activities, safety at the school and the ever ready presence of the Principal.

- submitted by a parent

June 04, 2005
Curriculum is great. Teacher quality good. But this is a school is all about social status. Level of parent involvement is to the point that it is imparing student social development. Too many kids are down right mean for size of school. Teacher support is slighted towards 'popular students' or those students who's parents are extremely involved. Parents are socially 'clicked' as are students (to be expected). Average students are suffering. My child suffered here for 2 years I pulled him out and he is thriving in another environment.

- submitted by a parent

November 11, 2004
Scotts Valley Middle School can be a great school if your child has the motivated teachers; otherwise it is a challenge for a highly motivated student. The good news is that the administrators will work with you on their terms. There are some excellent teachers for math, english, history, and chemistry. If your child is motivated to learn, there are some great opportunities to do so. My experience has been that the school is not open to innovative options such as partial home schooling.

- submitted by a parent

May 07, 2004
SVMS has been a great experience for my sixth grader. The faculty and staff are great. The facility, however, is a shame to the city. With the abundance money in this town, one might think this would be a higher priority for its residents.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2004
SVMS has an excellent staff including some recent additions who are outstanding. My child is stimulated by his core teacher who shows great creativity and inspires all her students. The facility sadly needs a big overhaul.

- submitted by a parent

November 09, 2003
SVMS has several excellent teachers. My son's History and Math teachers have challenged him to excel. Sadly, the facilities are in bad need of major renovation or, ideally, a complete new campus. The funds for this were shot down by a 34% minority in the bond election last year.

- submitted by a parent
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Scotts Valley Middle School
8 Bean Creek Road, Scotts Valley, CA  95066
(831) 438-0610
Last modified Scotts Valley Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 9 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Scotts Valley Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 17 reviews. Top