If I had known CMS did not offer a well rounded education I would've never send my child to this glorified math camp. The school is only obsessed with mathematics and grading not education. If your child is not up to par in test scores you will be pressured to send your kid to their "math computer program class". Everyone knows a computer program is better at teaching than a actual human being, (sarcasm).
My child was made to skip a grade and is doing well in math yet they want to put him in this "computer math class" because his scores are not 100%. What happened to giving students a well rounded education? I'm sick of schools like CMS that breed non creative people that are not able to problem solve and think outside of the box, not everyone wants to be a number cruncher their whole lives.
CMS needs to wake up and stop with their motto of memorization is education because your kids are not learning anything, just memorizing work to pass tests. Ask them how to do a lesson they did a month ago they won't be able to do it, one ear out the other, great job CMS!
The teachers take no accountability for anything. I never met so many teachers that have zero organizational skills, never grade anything on time and obviously new to their job.
The only positive I can think of is they have a good anti bullying program. Maybe this program should be taught to the parents that I see on a regular basis slapping and beating their kids after school during pick up because they got a bad grade, disturbing!
For the past two school years the campus has been undergoing major expansion. Often the staff seems overwhelmed and tends to manage in a way that in effect "warehouses" students. This said, the teachers are highly qualified. The students generally come from very good homes. Most of the parents are hard working, professional, management...college background. One concern I raised last year was the fact that there are no showers for athletes and PE students. Other schools--such as Peterson Middle and Sunnyvale Middle--have pools and showers on their locker rooms. This is a key way that kids at this age learn about hygiene. This is a problem at CMS. Academically, it's a good school.
Academic "Lord of the Flies" - School is highly focused on keeping their API test scores high at all costs which overrides all aspect of a balanced education. Our daughter needed some help in one subject and was shuffled into special ed where she watched videos in math class instead of learning. We had to have outside tutoring in order for her to get any math education at all. Our daughter was also bullied terribly and the focus was always on her, she/we reported in over and over - the other students just made up a wild story and the admin bought it over and over again (zero action taken in maybe a dozen incidents). Finally, when we pushed back and asked to meet with the district, they made clear at any time they could take actions against our child (us) with outside agencies for the most minor event.. They made good on their threats (cant list here) and we had to pull our daughter out asap. It could be a great school for some kids but if you need to be actively involved in protecting your child and raise the principal's ire (involve the district) things get seriously scary very quickly. Honestly, I could never have imagined this could happen in Cupertino.
Cupertino might not be the best of the best academically, but still this school is outstanding in certain areas, mostly math. In general, the cupertino union school district is probably the best district in California. the top elementary and middle schools already take 2-3 spots in the top 5 schools. one thing i can guarantee is that Cupertino has an amazing sports and activities afterschool. They dominate in sports especially cross country. I REALLY recommend this school if you want good, not just proficient but advanced academic scores, and especially great sports and activities. The mathcounts team here at Cupertino is very strong and has beat out high schools before. Academics isn't everything, you need a balanced school and that's exactly what Cupertino middle is. I 100% guarantee that you will be very impressed with how good the extra sports and extra academics are.
This school is super bad the kids are bad and my kid hate this school. The worst part is they don't have a proper cafeteria. If you are a parent and you are reading this, do not put your child in this school and you have to pay for everything.