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10965 Mount Gleason Avenue
Sunland, CA 91040

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(818) 951-2580
(818) 352-6209
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3 stars
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May 07, 2014
*Warning* Save your child! My daughter is in the 6th grade at Mt. Gleason and she is an honor student. Last week a student kicked her for no reason at all and broke her tail bone. My daughter called me in pain and I took her to the emergency room. The doctors couldn't believe it. I went to the school the next day and requested to speak to the principal and they all passed the buck. The office sent me to the counselor and the counselor didn't want to deal with it so she sent me back to office. The principal didn't want to talk to me either. When she finally did she made no big deal about it. I asked to file a police report and she called the school police it's been 5 days and the police officer hadn't been able to do anything about it. They are treating us now like we are the problem. This other girl was never suspended or expelled. I have left messages to speak to the principal....Do you think she has had the audacity to get back to me???? "NO"! It is unfortunate in this day and age when we are all trying to fight against bullying that the staff would take this matter so lightly. If you truly want your child to get a good education DO NOT SEND THEM HERE!!!!!

- submitted by a parent
April 28, 2014
Mt.Gleason Middle School offers parents and students opportunities beyond my expectations. The teachers contact you when your student needs some extra assistance in any given area. There are so many clubs that the students can take part in. SRLA, Beat the Streets Wrestling, Equestrian Club, Chess Club, Orchestra and more! These young people are learning how to be independent thinkers and make good choices. Pick up the phone, stop by ,meet the staff, and paraprofessionals that are dedicated to your student's academic and personal achievements.

- submitted by a parent
March 03, 2014
This school is a great place to send your child. The teachers know what they're doing, the school is nice. I love having my child go here. They really like it too.

- submitted by a parent
February 27, 2014
Do not send your child to MGMS. The staff will not follow-up with communication, and your child will only be required to pass with the bare minimum of educational skillsets. Kids run rampant in the afterschool program and the lack of care on behalf of the teachers is astounding. This place should be closed down.

- submitted by a parent
August 11, 2013
This school is dirty, full of graffiti, the administration is unprofessional and the environment is hostile among the students.

- submitted by a community member
August 08, 2013
I am going to be in 8th grade and have attended Mt. Gleason since 6th grade. I think this school is horrible. It's like a child's worst nightmare. It's full of ignorant students who feel its necessary to torment kids and give them a hard time at school. I see this everyday and there isn't one moment where something negative isn't happening. The teachers here are pretty bad and there was only one teacher I had that I thought was actually good. I always hear students talk about how lazy their teachers are and how they don't act as they should. I see graffiti everywhere, gum, racism, bullying, and fights. Everyone who thinks high of themselves is always judging others. I often see a cop car driving away some violent kid away. I would not recommend this school to anyone. The only reason I'm still at this school is because I have made a few close bonds and I'm not near a better school; my only option is this one. I really with there could at least be a decent school near with my friends. You can't even play a sport at P.E. without getting judged by the peers for your actions or appearance. This school contains many people who do/talk about sexual activities. Do not send your kids here!!

- submitted by a community member
July 25, 2013
The teachers are great! They do their best and care. The school is old and should be torn down and rebuilt. Non-Hispanic students are in the magnate program. In the regular classes, Hispanic students will distract and tease in Spanish the kids that don't speak Spanish. At MG, lots of verbal insults and cursing in Spanish and English. I would not encourage the sports programs after school, particularly in the gym. Poor coaching, unfairness, no instructions on the sports, rules or sportsmanship. Actually, the coaches enjoy the opportunity to play at work while students watch. Everyone does not get to play, because the coaches themselves have priority in playing the majority of the time. No encouragement for girls to participate. Avoid the gym and the afterschool program in general because it poorly ran and there is no supervision because the coaches are busy playing basketball and soccer themselves. As a results, they don't see the pushing, hitting or the rough playing. Speak with your child about the events of the day. Ask your child what he or she saw, heard or experienced at Mt. Gleason and it will be disturbing. Report bullying if it involves your child or not.

- submitted by a parent
November 08, 2012
My daughter just transferred in from a private Catholc school into the 6th grade @ this school and I have to say that I am impressed with the honors program @ this school. It's strict, wholesome learniing environment. The teachers are passionate and dedicated to teaching and my child is growing academically. The music program and extracuricular activities offered at the school are excellent as is their after school program. My daughter's peers are all geared towards academics and are all very competitve; it's a great learning environment. I strongly recommend this school to any parent that is looking for a strong academic program and positive learning environment.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2012
I gave this school 'one star' because unless I chose at least one star I was not allowed to submit /express my opinion. Much like the atmosphere at this school over the past three years. Strong arm mentality. If you are unable to send your child anywhere else and are stuck for reasons beyond your control do not put the responsibility of staying safe - on your child - aka staying away from trouble - or to expect them to be in control of their education - when they are in attendance there. Better advice -- Parents must be prepared to NEVER speak or write anything to the teachers or administration regarding a "parental concern" for your childs education or safety . Parents must be prepared to counsel their child to look the other way when they see bullying and to go with the IN crowd . Be sure they do not need to use the restroom there.. Have $$ for tutoring for actual cst content test prep. Last, begin their training early to run a 7-8 minute mile upon demand or else after all is said and done in 8th grade you will be blindsided with realizing SRLA is so popular because an "F" in PE can cause havoc when submitting HSchool applications . Just some basic survivor suggestions.

- submitted by a parent
April 03, 2011
Hi, I'm a 7th grader attending MGMS. Mount Gleason is an absolute dump. The environment is dirty and unsettling. There's gum and graffiti everywhere. The graffiti is absolutely disgusting, depicting private parts or hate messages towards other students or teachers. The community is violent. Racism, foul language, fighting, insults toward students or teachers, drug use, or even sexual reference is seen or heard 24/7. Security is always being called in a classroom. 8th graders are administrating the attendance office most of the time because of a leadership program, resulting in messed up attendance records. Young adults should NOT be running the office. Some of the teachers lack strictness, and are letting the students run around and yell in the classroom. Learning is seldom, because the teachers are mostly showing nothing but videos in class, or talking about off topic things the whole time without assigning any work. I will not be attending 8th grade here. Please do not send your child here.

- submitted by a community member
February 05, 2011
As community residents with 2 school age children we were lured to this campus when they recently opened a gifted program . After two years it is clear they are similar to a bait and switch. The teachers in 6th grade throw everything and the kitchen sink assignments at the children without much purpose behind them and at least one of the 7th grade teachers is coasting thru the year showing videos almost exclusively as a teaching method . Outside class assignments are non existent and my children are bored in class and sick of the sound of their teachers voices. They bring their ipods to listen to music in class and their notebooks are filled with ,mostly independent drawing done during the copious amount of "free time" daily. That's about it. They have learned to be lazy and disinterested in learning since attending this school. Neither of them are interested in reading, anything . Needless to say we wont be returning next year. Too bad for the entire community that this is what is offered to its growing children.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2010
Mount Gleason? MGMS consists of violence, drugs, and rascist white gangs damaging and destroying Mount Gleason. School is troubled and filled with drugs and horrible teachers. MG does not even provide a sound enviorment of learning, try other magnets or middle schools such as Porter, Nobel, or Lawrence.

- submitted by a parent
November 06, 2010
HI!!!! Iam a 6th grader here at mount gleason,and i LOVE this school.it has been 8weeks already,and it has been no trouble for me here.i love this school so much,it is a school paradise.altho.there are only 3 staff on the campus,and the campus is ENORMOUS.there is to much cussing,and the staffdont care.i saw a big group of kids cussing and a teacher walked by and di not do anything.at the student store,the adults THROW,the food you have purchased.but i love the school.the homework we bareley get,cause we do WAAAAAAAAY to much work in class,and we mostly do not do work on paper,we mostly do alot of art projects.i recocmend this school for students who have had hard times at elemantry,because this school has brilliant education,many good freinds,and many good things.MOUNT GLEASON IS A SCHOOL PARADISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I AM EXCITED EVERY DAY TO GO TO SCHOOL,I HAVE SUCH A GREAT TIME THERE.

- submitted by a community member
August 20, 2010
Hi i am a 7thgarder i love this school its the best the teachers r the best there they teach u anything u need help with n yes the staff there is strict but they have 2 cause its a school anyways i love this school there Excellent Teachers there the Principal is the best she is strong she dose everything she can 4 all the students there n if u need touring there is there n after school program that ur kid will luv well thats all i have 2 say best school ever Mount Gleason Rocks my socks

- submitted by a community member
March 31, 2010
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November 25, 2009
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- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2009
I'm a 9th grader who just got out of Mt. Gleason and I am so happy I went there. I've learned so much and I had the best and most helpful teachers. Sure it has its flaws but its worth it. I'm very sad to leave.

- submitted by a student
August 18, 2009
I was a 7th grade Math and Science teacher at Mt.Gleason 2009. (let go due to budget cuts) After reading the CST scores for the year...I have to say that I am so proud of my students who raised their percentage from 30% to 47% in Math. I am so honored to have been a part of that increase.

- submitted by a teacher
July 18, 2009
I am a 6th grader, going into 7th grade this year. I do not recomend this school to any parent who wants a well rounded kid. The overall enviorment of the school is terrible. You cannot go 20 mins without hearing foul language used by the students. Some of the teachers are good and can really relate to the students and put in extra time with them. I do not plan on staying all 3 years. Oh and I almost forgot, the teachers and staff members are not strict at all when it comes to the behavior of the students, and they are not able to controll the class.

- submitted by a student
April 06, 2009
As a 7th grade student i have to say that Mt. Gleason is one of the best schools ever been to and I plan on going to this school next year also. I highly recomend this FANTASTIC junior high school to all parents.

- submitted by a student
March 25, 2009
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- submitted by a community member
March 12, 2009
This school rocks i am glad i am in 6th grade it is fun and i do a lot better

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January 09, 2009
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October 25, 2008
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- submitted by a student
no rating August 26, 2008
Hi...my name is Mr. Tushnet (Mr. T) I will be teaching Algebra 1 for the Fall of 2008. Teachers at Mt. Gleason try their best to see that every student gets the finest education the teacher can give them. Does every teacher in their subject area teach the same way, give the same homework, treat every student the same way, No. By and large the teachers at Mt. Gleason know their subject area well. If one of my math students has troubles in comprehending the lessons, I tutor them at Nutrition or for a short period after school. From time to time I have taught these same students on Saturday and special 90 minute classes twice a week after school. My door is always open for any parent to sit and observe me in my classroom. I am proud of the job I do, like most of the teachers here.

- submitted by a teacher
August 14, 2008
The reviews of this school that are positive are from the past Principals term. Everything has gone downhill since the current Principal has taken over. We lost a great asset when Mr McLaughlin left! If you are in Students run LA or in the Science programs or have one of the good P.E. teachers you are gonna be ok. Everything else is mediopchre or below.

- submitted by a parent
July 24, 2008
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- submitted by a student
June 14, 2008
The teachers are unable to maintain a class. And those who do, cannot teach! They are as much of the clowns as some of the children. They simply use their energies to 'Fit in' with the children. Some of the teachers are also shows as much mastery of the subject they teach as the next kid, it seems. Although some teachers are good, some simply condescend to the children speaking in a stilted manner and punish the and punishing the children simply because they are unable to respond to questions with words they they can't understand.

- submitted by a parent
no rating March 26, 2008
This school has little to no homework policy and is on a teacher by teacher basis. Some teachers use homework as a way of teaching, rather than using it as a supplental review for the day's learnings. On some nights there is an abundance of homework with two or three items due the following day from one teacher. Other nights, there is nothing. Overall, the school is ok. It is run as well as any other public institution in Los Angeles, which say little to an affirmation. I do not recommend this school for parents.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2008
Mount Gleason Middle School has truely given my child a wonderful experience with all Mount Gleason has to offer, from education to after school programs. 100% happy Thank you and keep up the good

- submitted by a parent
January 23, 2008
I wonder if the parent concerned with a lack of parent involvement knows about the school's Parent Center. Since the school is run by School Based Management, I wonder if the parent was aware that the parents, students, and the community can help make significant changes by volunteering to participate in decision making groups.

- submitted by a teacher
January 14, 2008
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- submitted by a parent
January 11, 2008
There is very little parent involvement as the administration does not encourage parent participation. Schedule changes are made without parent/community involvement.

- submitted by a parent
January 08, 2008
I think that this school is amazing, but to many students cuss and fight alot. However, overall I think its great.

- submitted by a student
no rating January 08, 2008
As a student who now attends mt.gleason and is in 8th grade i have really enjoyed my three years. i get alot of homework but it really helps me to stay focused. I have straight A's and Es and have had them almost all of my years of attending the school.I love the teachers there even though many of them are very challenging. I would 'nt want to go to another school and dont want to graduate because i love mt.gleason so much. My favorite sport is running and i have run 2 marathons and this year i am running my 3rd with the help of the greatest friend,guy,and coach Mr.Moss. he is so awesome and you couldnt ask for a better coach. Out of everything from that school i will miss running with him.

- submitted by a student
November 26, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
November 18, 2007
this school SUCKS!......i go here dont let your children attend to this school....the staff is poor and all the kids are in gangs and there is a lot of racism

- submitted by a parent
October 18, 2007
i go to this school! this school is the best! and plus all of my friends go here. all the teachers are awesome and they are all really good at teaching!

- submitted by a student
no rating October 05, 2007
Extremely disapointed in the staff... and campus.Do not send your children here

- submitted by a parent
September 25, 2007
This School is pretty normal the teachers are great

- submitted by a student
September 19, 2007
The school has lots of fights and gangs. The school does not encourage parent involvement.

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September 04, 2007
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- submitted by a student
August 24, 2007
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- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2007
Last year i was the president of this wonderful school. The soon to be dean for 2007-2008 school year is a very nice lady. The assistant principle is a very nice guy and the teachers are very friendly i have nothing to complain except that i didnt get to go to mt. gleason for 6th grade! They really want the best out of you and there is punishment if you dont do what you are suppose to. If your child or your planning to go and like to run this school has the biggest running team,133 students ran the LA marathon we are very proud. if you are looking into this school (just like i did in 7th grade on this very website) i as class of 2007 president suggest you do! kind regards, Candy Gamboa

- submitted by a student
no rating June 04, 2007
Mount Gleason is the best middle school you can ever go to. The education is great and there are a lot of fun activities.

- submitted by a student
April 24, 2007
The teachers there are great. Ive learned alot! my favorite teacher is mr.Ireland because not only he is a great teacher but he makes learning fun with his comedy! Also miss.Ochoa is a great teacher .I have learned alot. I went from an d to a b in her class.

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February 14, 2007
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- submitted by a student
November 02, 2006
This school is excellent, the area is safe; however, the teachers give little homework for the 8th grade. This school I would say gives little work. I finish my work in each of the classes and they looked at me puzzled, 'Your done'? I have made a lot of friends. I have finished my work in 30 minutes and the rest of the time I sit down to read which is okay, but they should give like an essay, or a page a day when you write a page on whatever you like. This is an okay school Anonymous 8th grader

- submitted by a student
September 03, 2006
Great school for the most part. Parents are not much involved, despite efforts by the school to bring them in. Programs there are varied and well-run, generally. I love the diversity of the student population. My complaint was my daughter's 6th grade year, in which there was little to distinguish it as the Honors program. She was bored to tears--literally--with math and science, having come from a 5th grade G&T program that was dynamic and challenging. Teachers should like the subjects they teach, and this was not the case. On the other hand, one of the best things about this school are the Students Run LA team and the Strings orchestra, both run by teachers who are clearly energized by the students they teach. As a middle school teacher myself, you MUST have that quality or you will hate every day of your job.

- submitted by a parent
June 06, 2006
As a student here I can really only say great things about it.Some of the great teachers are Mr.Vogel, Mr.Moss, Ms.Chung, Mr.Choder, Mrs.Santamaria and more

- submitted by a student
January 27, 2006
The curriculum of the Honors classes were very challenging to our daughter. A couple of great teachers she had were Mr. Toushnek(?) who teachers Algebra I and Dr. Kinigstein who is the award winning band instructor. These teachers instilled a desire for learning and were very well like by the students.

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January 17, 2006
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January 11, 2006
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August 29, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 28, 2005
It's my second year at Mt.Gleason and its the best school in the world. I give it 9 out of ten stars. On the first day of 6th grade I made 6 million friends.

- submitted by a student
August 26, 2005
After I had graduated from Mt. Gleason is when I realized that I lacked both the social and educational needs to help me grow mentally. Although Mt. Gleason did bring out the curiosity in me to learn, it did not provide the information needed to satisfy that curiosity. The discipline also lacked much attention.

- submitted by a parent
July 08, 2005
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- submitted by a former student
July 05, 2005
As a student at Mount Gleason, I think its a great school. Our teachers are great even if students don't like them, they help us a lot. And all this statistics are old, its 2005 and its all from 2002-2003. And all the statistics make our school seem bad, but I love it. Also our electives are being cut down because of the district, we used to have Home Ec but they cut the class. But we still have good electives like leadership, yearbook, wood, cartooning, design craft, band, instrumental, and others. Our school band is really good and all the students love to see them play. Also 8th graders have Blue/White games, because each homeroom has a color and students can choose to play in them. Rven though the statistics aren't great, I'm going to be horribly sad when I have to leave in 2006. I love Mt.Gleason.

- submitted by a student
May 05, 2005
The teacher-to-student ratio, rated two stars here, should be ONE star. It is abysmal, and is having a direct negative impact on both of my children. I also think that the attempt to disseminate information in Spanish as well as English is a huge drain on the school's already meager resources and should be abandoned.

- submitted by a parent
January 12, 2005
Best middle school I ever went to. It's the school I will take my daughter if I live in the area.It's safe as can be.

- submitted by a former student
September 11, 2003
My son is attending his third year now and will graduate in June. This school leads in community and parent involvement. The administration's problem solving skills for their student's are exceptional. Before my child attended this school, I was not confident with LA Unified and the public school system. I think this school is a good role model for what school teachers and school Administrators should be, and most often are not.

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Mt. Gleason Middle School
10965 Mount Gleason Avenue, Sunland, CA  91040
(818) 951-2580
Last modified Mt. Gleason Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 5 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Mt. Gleason Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 61 reviews. Top