I`m not a student yet, I`m going to be next year though. At my grade school, people think "The Nerds" at school only go to Peterson. Or, "Only lucky people go to Peterson" Well...a little offensive, and some people think that this school is full of smart people. I think there`s more smart people in Peterson than Cabrillo. A lot of people say that Peterson is a excellent school. I looked around the whole school once and I thought this was much better and cleaner than Cabrillo. Peterson looks like a great school. I think everyone should have the same opinion.
You know, there are a lot of reviews on this site about "the teachers are bad" and "I have no friends," but that's really a personal issue, none more. Everyone has their own interpretation of others, not all students can be open-minded an accepted by others. Everyone is given a chance, time after time at Peterson, and it's just up to the student to choose to take it. Those who don't won't have the best experience, and those who do will come out and love the school. I had a wonderful time at Peterson, and thought all the staff members were wonderful. You may believe they are rude and unassuming, but you didn't get to know them for three years. You can't generalize off of a ten minute encounter. And every teacher is great, it's one hell of a job. You have to love what you do very much to be able to put up with some of the students. You won't like a teacher if they don't like you, and if you're a rude, lowly, reproachful student, you're not going to have a good time. But that's on you, not on the teachers. --Peterson Graduate of 2013
This is one if the best middle school's ever. The teachers are great and so are the students!!! GOOOOOOOO..... PIRATES :)
I am currently a student at Peterson. It is an amazing school! The staff is ready to help the kids, no matter what the problems. The nature center makes science easy, and more more fun.
My daughter and I love this school, I can't believe that my daughter jumps out of bed at 6:20AM just to make it early to school, she made a lot of nice friends, is challenged by the educational program, and above all she is SAFE, there is no bullying. The Peterson + program for 6th grade was very challenging, they have honor classes for 7thand 8th grade, and an extremely competitive after school math club. The school offers so many electives to choose from and about 15 after school clubs. The principal is involved in every little detail, she's always around campus and knows the students by their names, she's always available to listen patiently to both parents and students, and helps students feel loved and safe at Peterson, she's doing an excellent job. The teachers are wonderful, the administration staff are so professional and organized, and the counselors are so knowledgeable. The PTSA is amazing, and shows how much parents are involved at Peterson. I'm so looking forward to my younger daughter joining this great school.
This is the best school I've ever been to. The teachers are wonderful and so are the students. Supervision is excellent, they even have surveillance cameras. The library is huge and has a variety of books. The principal and vice principal are very active, and very involved. There is absolutely no bullying. The curriculum is very challenging. I Love my school.
I love this school! It has so much to offer our students and parents ~ with teachers and staff modeling a strong work ethic. The students are happy to go to school each day, and that is rare for middle schoolers! They did a very good job during the lockdown situation last Fall, and I'm proud to be part of such a great school community.
We don't know where this school's attitude from. The office staffs are always so rude, never have smiles on their faces, never seem to be patient enough to answer parent's questions. We talked to at least 3 different staffs in this school and none of them seem friendly at all. The arrogant mandatory orientation without admission admission and lottery system are complete disasters for both parents and childres! My son goes to another middle school with even high API in the neighborhood middle school. They don't have lottery and mandatory partent meeting. Office staffs are super helpful and friendly. Just remember: the school API has a lot to do with the students themselves and parent's involvement. If teachers and staffs in the school have this type of attitude, please rethink of another choice such as cupertino and sunnyvale middle! Your kids will involve with the same or better quality of group of kids and not exposed to rude staffs like Peterson. Peterson middle school has some serious operation and attitude problems!!!
peterson middle school is one of the average schools in sunnyvale because they give awards to everybody in 8th grade.I thought only me will get the award but everyone gets the award.it's really awesome for other students but not for me.As i was working hard day & night for doing homework & learning what the teachers give me for reading,so only me will get the award not everybody.As with me in lunch nobody talks to me because everybody are doing their own work,i just like talking with others,as i learn about different cultures.i already graduated this year from this school,but i don't have any friends.so,i will make new friends in wilcox high school.i recommend everyone to think twice before you/anybody enroll for this school.Beaware of jolliff james is just not a good/nice teacher.i hate him & he is always giving trouble to everybody in each or the other way.
The teachers and staff are wonderful, I have my 4th child in 6th grade at Peterson, My older 3 went there as well and have all since graduated from high school and started college. There are teachers there that still remember my kids!
This school is great and is improving constantly. My son loves everything here.
im a student in the 6th grade i made alot of friends and im happy and teachers help me improve my grades thanks peterson teachers!!!!
I am a student in 7th grade at Peterson, and it's a great school. There are 2 pools, a nature center, good teachers, interesting clubs,lots of sport activities and good electives. They are currently remodeling the school to make it even better :)
I am a student here at peterson middle school. It is a great school. The electives are great we have Culinary Arts this year with Ms.Villareal and she is an outstanding teacher! This year keeps on getting better and better the principal is really into spirit week and the teachers are rally outstanding! The leadership has great activities during lunch. The staff and students are really nice. Culinary Arts is really fun escpecially when we are in the kitchens. I am sad i only have 2 years of peterson left i hope my last two years will be the best experiences of middle school.
i hate this school it was absolutely horrible the teachers are all very problematic except for heidig mckenzie and joliff thats it all the other teachers need to go back to college and as for the principal and vp well they should be fired they dont do theyre job and they wonder why we students rebel and dont follow the rules cause they nag about everything i am so glad i left this school when i did. the only thing that i miss is my friends thats it and the 3 teachers i listed above. i would never send my child here. cabrillo middle school is a much better school for the santa clara parents who have children going into middle school.
i am a current 7th grader here at PMS> I really lve this school except for the principal. We have a lot of new activities, class is really fun and interesting sometimes. most teachers here are the best but only some are ok. the principal is new to us this year so many rules change and most don't agree to it.
I am a student at Peterson middle school when I found out that I got accepted to this school i was mad at my parents for even registering me at the school now i am about to graduate 6th grade. I definetly love this school. I have improved so much this year. I learned a lot from all my teachers. This school is like my second family. The staff is really nice and so are the students. What I like most about this school is the staff. There is a pool and nature center. Swimming is very exciting. I love this school everything is just great!
Overall this is a good school. Some of the teachers are OUTSTANDING, while there are a few that probably shouldn't be teaching. Parent involvement is good.
Peterson is a great school. The teachers are understanding and are always willing to help. Recently Jack O'Connell, the STATE SUPERINTENDENT, came to see our Nature Center. Peterson is also a great way to prepare for high school. I made sooo many friends there!!! =]
Peterson is a wonderful school. The teachers care about their students and the students are all in all, a nice group. I felt my sons were prepared for high school after attending Peterson, particularly in English and History. The school also offers lots of clubs and sports activities, and Honors classes as well. The only drawback is the large class sizes, but I think that can bbe said for most public schools these days.
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