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Twentynine Palms, CA
Students enrolled: 498

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5798 Utah Trail
Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

(760) 367-9507
(760) 367-0742
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August 08, 2015
My children had no complaints about the school and they were effectively prepared for the next level of learning each year.

- submitted by a teacher
Teacher effectiveness: Effective
August 08, 2015
They are HQT, passionate, dedicated educators who live in the community and have children who attend the schools.

- submitted by a teacher

April 04, 2013
I can't understand why this school has any high ratings. Coming from another state and a top school district this school doesn't even come close to being good. My son loved his old school and got great grades, he hates this school and his grades tanked. The difference to me is the teachers. The teachers at the other school knew my son and probably all of their students. Here he feels invisible and one teacher even said he was a ghost to him. The teachers are inconsistent in updating the assignments in the online system. One teacher couldn't even explain to me how they determined the grades. The parent-teacher conferences are student lead. I talk to my son everyday about school, I need to know what the teachers think but they don't reach out when there are problems. Luckily for us this is a temporary. And I know my son is learning the art of appreciation and he will love his new school when we move. Until then I'm trying to help him keep up his spirits and self esteem. His grades are coming back up to normal levels with encouragement that this is only temporary.

- submitted by a parent

September 21, 2010
Even through the budget cuts, our school has struggled to find ways to keep programs alive that encourage our children to be better students. Resources and teachers here have been cut just like everywhere else, but in this small town there are no other educational options for our children. That's why it is so important for us to find funding for our school wherever we can. Please help us to to keep our children's hopes for a good education alive.

- submitted by a parent

January 30, 2010
Their web site is thee best! The principal and many teachers update their personal websites weekly. Grades, attendance, transcripts, class schedule, and contact information are updated daily. In spite of the drastic cuts to education, this school still offers programs that peek student interest. Transportation if provided to support tutorial, leadership, arts, gifted, sports, and enrichment programs. They sponsor dances and free social events. Many classrooms have the latest technology for teaching hi-tech lessons. They have 3 brand new computer labs. A couple of classes are all on line learning to meet various student learning styles. Teachers are only an email away if you want to talk to them. Many teachers spend much of their own money providing materials to help students learn. Community organizations help pay for band and choir uniforms. The principals are right on top of behavior issues but all must do their part to report wrong doing.

- submitted by a parent
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August 23, 2009
My son attended this school last year and I was so disappointed. We had issues with a particular teacher and was basically given the brush off and the old it will get better. When it comes to my child's education I really like to stay involved and with this school I would encourage every parent to stay involved and don't allow the teachers to not be held accountable. My son would bring home graded papers from a particular teacher and she was so used to giving grades that she would often misgrade his assignments and get offended when he would questioned her, so as parents, we questioned her. Every week this was happening. She would brag about failing her students and of course that would make an uncomfortable environment for any child. Please stay involve with your child's teachers hold them accountable. These are the worst schools I have ever seen.

- submitted by a parent

January 20, 2009
All schools have issues, but TPJHS is always looking for ways to improve the school. Students are encouraged to attend after school tutoring, clubs and activities. There are many opportunities for student leadership. Discipline is tough, but needed.

- submitted by a parent

November 18, 2008
I found that it was almost imposible to get in contact with a teacher. Students answer the phones in the office and many of my messages were either misplaced or lost. They do try to have as many after school activities as they can, but I found that teachers tend to cater to the students that do well academicaly. If you do need any extra instuction no matter how little, you must do it in an after school tutorial. I was not pleased with this school at all!

- submitted by a parent

April 28, 2006
Twentynine Palms Junior High is a great Academic institution. The Teachers and other Faculty educate as well as promote good citizenship. Monthly assemblies for Citizenship and Academic achievement and announcements gives parents and family members opportunity to see how things are going and to hear the band play. Band is offered for 7th and 8th Grade and the band teacher also supports Twentynine Elementary 4th-6th Graders with music. The 7th and 8th Grade students also help the elemtary students to learn their instruments and both bands combine for specials at both schools. This school also has GATE as well as other academic other opportunities.

- submitted by a parent

March 10, 2006
As a student I like school. I have just one word about this school. It is cheap. Our only fund for this organization is the California Cadet Corps Fund, we get that money from mostly car washes. It takes a long time to ever get any money to do any activtivties. And also that the mental stats of students must be very concedered very carefully. You might not think boredness is a problem but it is. Even if it is the student's fault or the teachers.

- submitted by a student
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Twentynine Palms Junior High School
5798 Utah Trail, Twentynine Palms, CA  92277
(760) 367-9507
Last modified Twentynine Palms Junior High School is a Public school that serves grades 7-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Twentynine Palms Junior High School Rating: 3 out of 5 based on 11 reviews. Top