Students enrolled 873
School leader Susan O'Hara-Jones
Transportation options Yes

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751 West Lowell Avenue
Tracy, CA 95376

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(209) 830-3340
(209) 830-3341
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3 stars
Based on 17 ratings

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August 18, 2014
students get out at lots of different locations and can be extremely diffecult to find your child.

- submitted by a community member
September 26, 2013
Monte Vista Middle School academically prepares students for all possible courses of action for a healthy and happy lifestyle. Good teachers and curriculumns.

- submitted by a parent
November 21, 2011
I wish this school would have encouraged more parental involvement. My child attended this school for three years. I always volunteered to help but was never called. The leadership in the administration digressed terribly while my student attended there...the only positive aspects were some of the teachers he had: the wonderful Mrs. Arbogast (6th grade) and then the inspiring Mr. Baker (Science) and the fabulously energetic Miss Hsaio (Algebra). Too bad that the counselors and adminstrators did not seem to put in half the effort that these teachers put in. It seemed that a lot of time was wasted on things like Monte Vista Idol instead of encouraging extracurricular activities for the student body that would last more than a couple of weeks. How about encouraging the students to compete and represent Monte Vista in academic arenas such as Math Olympiad (kudos to Mrs. Arbogast) or Science Olympiad, or even the spelling bee. If we had to do it over again, I think I would have sent my child to Williams, except I had heard their math track was not as advanced as Monte Vista's.

- submitted by a parent
March 23, 2011
This school have a lot of issues to solve The viceprincipal mr. Doyle can not management the behavior with the kids my son was bullied for one student and he can not do nothing . So sad do not enroll your kids here.

- submitted by a parent
January 29, 2010
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- submitted by a student
June 10, 2008
I have just graduated froom MVMS, and through the past 3 years there, I have encountered many great teachers such as Mr.McMillan, Ms.Hsiao, Mrs.Arbogast, and Ms.Baum, they all top my list. But I do have to say that the campus is quite run-down and not the cleanest. But all around, the school is average...

- submitted by a student
August 02, 2007
My child has been a student at Monte Vista for the past two years. Overall the teachers that my child has had are non-enthusiastic and uncreative. The school premises is outdated. The staff in the office treat the parents just like they treat the middle school students; rudely, and are impatient. But to be fair, my child did have a fabulously spunky and smart teacher Ms. Hsiao and the best chior/music teacher I have seen in a long time Mr. McMillan.

- submitted by a parent
December 13, 2006
I think this is one great school. Especially the GATE teachers, Ms. Baum and Ms. Arbogast. They make the learning experience fun and challenging. They have a control on the class and also are very organized. So, if your student is in GATE, I suggest that they go to Monte Vista.

- submitted by a parent
December 05, 2006
MVMS was a good school, although the classes were a little too easy.

- submitted by a former student
November 23, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
August 19, 2005
The Conventional classes are to easy, and may need to do more physicall learning, instead of just text books. The G.A.T.E. program is superb. and Mrs.Baum and Ms.Stephens should get a raise (Mr.Asami as well). they are excellent (although I dont know how much they make who knows). The teachers are awesome, and the school is great.

- submitted by a student
July 12, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2005
Great School, Helpful staff. Good relationship with parents.

- submitted by a parent
May 07, 2005
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- submitted by a parent
July 19, 2004
Wonderful school. Great teachers. My child enjoyed his 3 years at MVMS.

- submitted by a parent
July 16, 2004
I grew up in East Palo Alto and I thought that they school I atteneded couldn't get any worse then I walked onto Monte Vista campus, it a terrible place to send students, if I could afford it my children would definately not be attending school their, the atmosphere alone and attitutes of staff is the worst I have ever seen

- submitted by a parent
no rating February 09, 2004
I'm having a problem with my son's teachers. They seem to pay more attention to students that have behavior problems than actually teaching the class. This is my son's first year in a public school and it has been a really bad experience so far.

- submitted by a parent
September 09, 2003
2002-2003 I had two daughters (6th & 8th grade)attending this school. I feel the violence at this school is an ongoing fire chase. Obviously, the administrative officers have addressed some issues, but these issues are still lingering about. I had two daughters who were faced with having to defend themselves from other girls and boys who felt fighting was the ultimate way to resolve issues. I was not comfortable with either daughter attending this school, nor am I comfortable this year. I still have one daughter attending this year as a 7th grader. Hopefully, this will change soon.

- submitted by a parent
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Monte Vista Middle School
751 West Lowell Avenue, Tracy, CA  95376
(209) 830-3340
Last modified Monte Vista Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Monte Vista Middle School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 18 reviews. Top