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7-8
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Spring Valley, CA
Students enrolled: 607
Before care: No
After care: Yes

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3900 Conrad Drive
Spring Valley, CA 91977

(619) 668-5750
(619) 668-8302
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April 15, 2013
Teachers here can go from really bad to really good. Some teachers need to be fired but can't because of teacher tenure and the principal does nothing about it.

- submitted by a parent
May 22, 2012
The teachers and classes at this school are OK, but the students definetly aren't. A lot of kids don't really care about learning. The popular kids are mean to, or just ignore, the "nerdy" or unusual kids. I have learned at this school for 3 years, and never found a real friend. If you are outgoing and popular, and are okay with an average education, then you should go to this school. If not, I don't recommend it.

- submitted by a community member
April 19, 2010
Staff is dedicated to helping children succeed in all aspects. Educationally and Socially.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2010
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- submitted by a student
March 04, 2010
Three stars may seem low but the school is 'average.' It is not a bad school at all. I've had a child at the school for three years and I've been impressed with the teachers, staff, and principal. While I recognize that there are many terrific students at the school, I would be remiss if I did not mention that there are quite a few that are not. If the administrators weren't so on top of things, the school would be a disaster. If you have a good student with strong character, he/she will be fine and will get a decent education. If you worry about your child getting caught up with the wrong crowd, look elsewhere.

- submitted by a parent
no rating December 14, 2009
i whent there it is a great school i had the best 2 yeras of her life the thanks to the terachers

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December 10, 2009
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November 01, 2009
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September 28, 2009
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- submitted by a student
no rating September 07, 2009
I'm at s.V.M.S(spring valley middle school) on my first year as a sixth grader. So far this school is fantastic!!!! all the teachers are really nice and very helpful. They're very polite, reasonable, and a joy to be at the school. Kids really have no problem with this school-except for the ones that disagree. Almost every one of us has a good grade in our report card. So, i'm sure you would want your kids to go here!

- submitted by a student
August 20, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2009
i went to svms for sixth grade and seventh and i am in eigth atteneding there now and i think tht this school would be fine to put your kids in its a good school and fun and it helps me learn there are many teachers that are polite and care about there students learning and very few tht arent very nice and seem to not care but i think that if you want your kid to learn and have fun with schol activities send your kids here for suree! =]]

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March 28, 2009
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March 27, 2009
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March 23, 2009
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- submitted by a student
March 04, 2009
This school is horrible. The administrators are very rude and many teachers do a poor job teaching. The school itself is in horrible shape. Very little effort and funding is put into its upkeep. There are next to no extracurricular activities. In my opinion, SVMS doesn't even meet the bare standards of a decent school. I would definitely advise parents to transfer their kids to another school.

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January 06, 2009
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November 08, 2008
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November 03, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
October 29, 2008
great great great love it!

- submitted by a parent
October 27, 2008
its my first year here and its awesome and they teachers and staff are really nice

- submitted by a student
September 18, 2008
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- submitted by a student
January 02, 2008
I attended Spring Valley Middle School about six years ago and I had a wonderful experience. While most of friends from Murdock Elementary decided to transfer to private school or go the 'safer' Parkway Middle School route, I dutifully attended SVMS. My educational experience was just as strong as any of my peers who attended other middle schools, and in the long run the friends who I went to SVMS with are currently attending more prestigious universities. When I look back at my 15 years of schooling, most of my most influential teachers were those I encountered at Spring Valley.

- submitted by a student
December 28, 2007
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June 12, 2007
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- submitted by a student
April 14, 2007
Staff is wonderful overall. Academic counseling dept exceptional. My son went into SVMS in the 8th grde, in the 'Gate Prog' and had good teachers that really care. Sadly, funding has not been there for the arts for this school. Band overcrowded. No extracurricular ie sports that I was made aware of. Not sure of parental involvement but staff seemed dazed and taken aback at my consistent participation in my son's schooling. But they responded w/ immediate, positive and very willing attitudes. Extremely refreshing after terrible experiences at Murdock Elem up the street.

- submitted by a parent
June 12, 2006
great school but saftey is bad

- submitted by a former student
March 06, 2006
Good school, parent/teacher involvement. Quiz night was a fun evening for all.

- submitted by a parent
March 06, 2006
Good school, no complaints. Parent/teacher involvement. Quiz night was good fun for all.

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October 31, 2005
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October 25, 2005
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- submitted by a student
September 25, 2005
I am pleased with SVMS. The school offers many extracurricular activities and the teachers are excellent. I loved it.

- submitted by a former student
August 12, 2005
Both of my children attended this school and my opinion of the teachers and administration is excellent. They held the children accountable to learn at the level that met or exceeded their own expectations. They were challenged in an environment that was comfortable and fun.

- submitted by a parent
April 29, 2005
This school would rate a four out of five. It has outstanding programs such as:1) Choir for the children who enjoy singing, performing, and having a supportive teacher, 2)Band for all the kids who enjoy playing instruments or playing the drum(s) infront of a crowd. They even have band for beginners for those who would like to play but don't know how.They also have a cycle, which is having one class for only six weeks then you switch to a different class. The school goes on field trips and they have spirit days every now and then to motivate the school to be happy and energized to work. The parents are involved in their childs school as well. The teachers send home progress reports about every two-three weeks. Sring Valley Middle School would be a suitable school for your child if he/she likes to have fun while learning.

- submitted by a student
December 04, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
May 31, 2004
I am currently going to SVMS and it is a very good school. It has many after school clubs and activities. The teachers are nice and can be good disciplinarians at the same time. I would suggest this school to anyone.

- submitted by a student
May 03, 2004
I am a SVMS parent, as well as a former graduate. This school was a great experience for me, but I do know that there was a time when things got a little tough later. However, by the time my daughter started here, Mrs. Bender, the teachers and counselors had pulled this school back up and made it the best it's ever been (a true 'California Distinguished School'). I am truly impressed with the commitment they've shown for the students and I know Mrs. Bender is easily available to hear any questions and/or concerns that I may have. SVMS has also afforded my daughter many opportunities from the Band and Chorus, to numerous clubs and sports. I feel that my daughter has blossomed, both educationally and socially, and is ready for Steele Canyon H.S. in the Fall. I will recommend this school to anyone. Final Grade = A+

- submitted by a parent
no rating April 15, 2004
This school does not seem like it would provide the proper environment for the students. By examining the previous comments about the school given by old students, it is provided that the students have not fuly covered the correct curriculum; especially in English grammar, which is essential in our society. I suggest sending your child somewhere else. The students are overall friendly but the teachers do not seem qualified. The private school next to SVMS provides a youth group based on a few christian beliefs. I think if you decide SVMS is a good place for your child, then you should have them attend the after school youth group at Santa Sophia Academy.

- submitted by a parent
March 20, 2004
This is an outstanding school with a principal that really cares. Teachers give their all to their students. Respect for one another is a high priority at SVMS.

- submitted by a parent
January 24, 2004
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- submitted by a parent
November 25, 2003
I graduated from this middle school in 2000. this school is excelent for prepairing children for high school. I know these last for years would have been twice as diffacult if i had not attended SVMS.

- submitted by a community member
November 19, 2003
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- submitted by a community member
September 18, 2003
not a good school.

- submitted by a community member
September 09, 2003
This is not a wonderful school. In fact it is down right horrible. The teachers are fairly good, however there are a few truly bad ones. And administration has some real issues to work out. It has almost NO extracurricular activites and it does not have any performing arts department. My opinon: Transfer to a different school.

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Spring Valley Middle School
3900 Conrad Drive, Spring Valley, CA  91977
(619) 668-5750
Last modified Spring Valley Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Spring Valley Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 44 reviews. Top