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6-8
Public district
Seaside, CA
Students enrolled: 810
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999 Coe Avenue
Seaside, CA 93955

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(831) 899-7080
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August 26, 2014
I think seaside middle school is a really fun school they have so many activities to do they have a super great music program they have a very creative art class they have a lot of sports for example soccer, the girls team has never lost and the boys team is really good they also have football,basketball,volleyball,and leadership. They have the best counselors if you ever have any problem you can talk about it with them they will always be there to help you. But over all seaside middle school is such a great school, they may have people say it's not a good school but that's not true it's a really good/fun school, you will make a good choice if you go to seaside middle school.

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2014
I think Seaside Middle School is a good school . They're electives are really good programs . The teachers are good and very supportive . Although some students are very disrespectful . Sometimes teachers are very strict and get you in trouble for no reason . Overall good school .

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2014
This school is not perfect, but then again no school is. It has flaws just like others. As a student, the first thing we students should do is complain, but if you actually think and try to understand the school you'll find out things. One thing is that there are many things that our middle school has to offer. It's diverse, there isn't just one predominantly known race, but a explosion of cultures. This is nice because you don't feel like there are standards to be accepted. W.E.B is a program where at the end of 7th grade they select people to welcome the new wave of 6th graders to a new life at Middle School. I'm in this and it is truly amazing to see the happy smiles on the kids faces when they find out that the 8th graders aren't horrible. I'm also in leadership and this class is available to 7th and 8th graders. It's fun and cool. Seaside Middle is where many skills are developed and it also provides a RSP program for kids with special needs. The counselors and teachers are amazing. SMS might be a diamond in the rough but it's truly worth the value. This school is where your child can truly spread it's wings and fly. Hope you choose this school!

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2014
I think Seaside Middle School is a great place for students. Although I feel that the school needs overdue improvements, it offers a safe learning environment to all students. Also, there are lots of great activities, Rocket Club and Art class to name a few. The teachers are supportive, cooperative, and fun. I had an exceptional math teacher that fell into those 3 categories. The students were disrespectful sometimes, but were easy enough to deal with. Overall, this school is a great one!

- submitted by a community member
August 26, 2014
In my opinion I think Seaside Middle School is an alright school, Even though it's not one of the best schools in California it's worth coming here to learn plus it's an easy school . One thing I think this school should in prove is their responsibility on the student . Also girls at SMS should have more responsibility to clean the girls' bathroom. The leadership is an elect class which is fun & entertaining for students to gather and help each other . But the school is okay & good .

- submitted by a community member
January 03, 2013
I go here. I am a seventh grader, and honestly think this is an average school. If you are a devoted student then you'll be okay. Most students are extremely disrespectful, MOST. Not all. The teachers vary. Some are absolutely fantastic, the inspire and actually teach. In sixth grade I had an EXCEPTIONAL math teacher. Other teachers are good to average. a few are unsatisfactory. For sixth graders, the electives are very limited:Art,Computers,and music. I don't like the art program here. I don't know about the computer class. I think the only amazing thing about this school is the music program. IT IS ABSOLUTELY MAGICAL. It's the best thing that's happened to me. There is something completely unique and special about it, especially strings and orchestra. The highlight of my day. The teacher is brilliant, and is more than qualified and is extremely competent. I think he could teach at any school, and make a lot more. But he doesn't, he works here, and without him, and without the music program, the ratings for this school would be a lot lower. It gives students something to look forward to. Overall, a mediocre school, with a BEYOND FANTASTIC music program.

- submitted by a community member
September 13, 2011
I think I may have made a mistake in putting my child in this school. It's still early in the year things could change.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2011
While the academics at this school are sub-standard, my main concern with Seaside Middle School is with student safety, bullying, and lack of discipline. Seaside middle school is not a safe learning environment for students. My son attended Seaside Middle School for less than one month before his life was threatened in the bathroom. We received no support from the administration or staff in regards to our son's safety. As a parent and educator, I would NOT recommend attending this school.

- submitted by a parent
August 04, 2010
nooooooooooooooooooooooooooo they whyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy no more fitch middle school seaside middle school combining with king on the fitch campus new mascot eagles no no no no no nooooooooooooooo go kodiaks wo woooo

- submitted by a community member
May 27, 2010
hello fitch website, I am as 5th grade elementary student here moving on to the next grade and i want to apply to you that i really will enjoy fitch. bye!

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November 06, 2009
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October 15, 2009
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October 11, 2009
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August 25, 2009
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July 29, 2009
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- submitted by a student
June 20, 2009
We were new to the area and my daughter only lasted one week at Fitch. The classes were extremley easy for her and the students were very rude to the teachers. We had to home school for the remaining of the school year. Next year she will be attending ISM.

- submitted by a parent
May 29, 2009
I was at this school for a very short time. The students were rude and unruly(most talked the entire time) and the lessons were extremely easy. I had two math and language arts classes, recess was nearly an hour long which left a very limited time for actual lessons. If you want to send your kid to a REAL school, Monterey Bay Charter in pacific grove.

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May 07, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating February 15, 2009
Ok i am a student at ftch middle school and i think that it is the best school that i have gone to (i am a part of a military family and ive been to alot of schools) all of the parents are like o this is such a bad school but its really not rules are enforced and dress code is inforced also one girl got suspened for wearing inapropriate clothing! hello there are more than one bathroom for one gender! theres 3 for girls and 3 for boys one of them for the girls is in the locer room and same for bays and 2 scattered in the hallways for each gender! there is a music program and its terrific but i do gotta say they need more challenging classes! Roger S. Fitch Middle School is the best!

- submitted by a student
January 12, 2009
I love this not only I'm a student here but also because its where i learn a lot i am one the smartest kids here but there are more the teachers are nice and the school is great sure we may be poor but we learn a lot!

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October 23, 2008
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October 03, 2008
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August 25, 2008
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August 23, 2008
I love Fitch I think that it is the most well suited for people entering grades 6-8.The teachers are so nice.

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June 29, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
no rating June 09, 2008
My daughter attended this school for 4 months. What a nightmare! When teachers don't have teaching plans for the day (which is often), they pop in a movie (Bee Movie, Aladdin, Nacho Libre, Cheaper By the Dozen, The Simpsons). My daughter watched a LOT of movies there. Also, students at this school are very disrespectful to teachers and staff. Lots of swearing and fighting, broken furniture, super-gluing of classroom doors, etc. Of course, that might be because many of the teachers were disrespectful to students. One actually swore at the kids. Then there are the bathrooms - both of them. The school only allows for one boy and one girl bathroom to be open on the entire campus. Makes for fun times when the kids only get 10 minutes to answer nature's call! Bottom line, steer clear of this school!!!

- submitted by a parent
February 05, 2008
My granddaughter was a student at this school for a very short time. The discipline in this school is very lax. The students are very unruly. Two math classes and two English classes each day leaves little room for learning Science, Social Studies, etc.

- submitted by a community member
no rating January 22, 2008
The counsler was nice. The school is run down, there are no fences to keep people out and the kids in. Many of the children were not in school dress code, rip,baggy jeans, ect. There is no music program. My daughter schedule was english and math twice a day with PE(which was the same as recess). Almost an hour lunch. The kids were talking back to the teachers, no disipline(kids cursing). It has not met test requirements for 3yrs but no other school to send to for the No Child Left Behind Act. I have pulled my child out and will homeschool or put in a charter school. I feel the school is unsafe and would ask from one parent to another that you look into other options before sending your child here. Scarey place for myself and my child@!

- submitted by a parent
January 06, 2008
this school is very nice it just needs better bathrooms

- submitted by a student
November 27, 2007
I am a military parent. Due to my occupation my children have had to attend schools in various locations and this is by far the worst we have experienced. This school is underfunded and thus, poorly maintained. I do not recommend it.

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August 01, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
July 31, 2007
Overall, not a good school. My daughter attended for her 6th grade year but will not be returning. There is no parental involvement with the exception of 4 or 5 concerned parents. The music program was exceptional but the music teacher has since moved on. Science and Language Arts were a joke to my student. Math was pretty good because the teacher was exceptional and consistent. Curriculm seems to be geared towards academically challenged students only. Maybe the new principal will bring about positive changes this year.

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June 07, 2007
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- submitted by a administrator
November 01, 2006
It would be nice to have the school follow through with their 'Mission Statement' as given on Orientation night concerning the dress code. I frequently visit Fitch to find that it is not being enforced. I would like to see more special classes offered for the Avergae/Above Average students, they are ones getting left behind!

- submitted by a parent
September 07, 2006
Fitch Middle School is on its way to becoming a great school, with a new and strong PTSA, Student Council and Site Council, we have parents, administration, teachers, students, and community working together like never before. Yes there have been changes in the Front Office, but everyone is welcomed promptly and with a smile, as a parent that is a big improvement from last year. If you come to Fitch be prepared to learn and become part of the team - you won't be able to refuse it, we have a great PTSA and we are having a great time while making positive changes. Action is much louder than words.

- submitted by a parent
May 10, 2006
I can honestly say that I miss Ms. Candie Molner. She was a great asset to this school. Where she left for has gained a great person all around. Since leaving the phones are chaotic and the cheerfulness of the office has diminished. My child has been a student here for 2 years and I feel that she has been robbed. The kids are unruly and the office staff are rude!

- submitted by a parent
November 29, 2005
This was not a stellar education. The facilities need improvement, security needs to be tighter, and the quality of the administration and teaching staff needs improvement.

- submitted by a parent
November 17, 2005
Academic quality is dismal. Program choices are almost non-existent. Many many unruly and very disruptive students in overcrowded classrooms. New Principal and staff work hard to make improvements but there is so little community involvement that it will take a while to show. Science and Music Departments are both very good but the Math and other academics fall short due to the overcrowding, number of fairly inexperienced teachers, and high number of disruptive undisciplined students. Parent participation is very poor. If I had it to do over again, I would homeschool rather than send my child to this school. The school is also a Needs Improvement school, now for 3 years. There are no other public middle schools (that are accepting students or are not also N.I.) to transfer to - so 'No Child Left Behind' fails again.

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October 29, 2005
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- submitted by a teacher
August 16, 2004
I curenttly have 1 child attending Fiitch M school. I am pleased to say that the staff here are very helpful and always willing to assist me with a problem if there is something I need to find out about. The teachers seem to be serious about making sure my daughter and others get a good eduacation to help them succeed. I have reccomended a parent to enroll her child here. I hope even when my child graduate in 2006, this will continue to be a great place to learn.

- submitted by a parent
September 28, 2003
I have a son that goes to this school; he seems to like it. The teachers we have met seem to be very good and concerned about all the childern in the classes.The one thing is the school is very old and in need of repairs, there is almost no landscaping, is looks very bad on the outside and classes are full.

- submitted by a parent
no rating September 24, 2003
My daughter is in the 7th grade and doesn't like school!! Imagine! I have had her teachers phone me at home when to let me know she was not performing up to her potential. I do not believe any teacher is hard to contact. Effort comes from all sides. I went to Fitch. School is what you make of it. Everyone should learn something new everyday. Parents included.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2003
Principal, teachers and staff are wonderful. Only complaint of the school is the lack of parent participation. Otherwise the school is great.

- submitted by a community member
August 28, 2003
My son is currently in the 7th grade. Last year, he had a tough time. The curriculum was a challenging switch from 5th grade elementary where the teachers pay close attention, to 6th grade middle school where the teachers hardly notice your child. Teachers were losing assignments I knew he had completed, and he was penalized for it often. Teachers were extremely difficult to get a hold of, making it impossible for parents to be effectively involved. My son felt powerless, and struggled the entire year. I hope this year will be better.

- submitted by a parent
August 01, 2003
My son went down hill after attending this school. Teachers are not involved enough with there students. I transfered my son to another school and he is doing much better.

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Seaside Middle School
999 Coe Avenue, Seaside, CA  93955
(831) 899-7080
Last modified Seaside Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 4 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Seaside Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 48 reviews. Top