Good school from our brief attendance. We came mid year as an 8th grader. the principal was so personable and we really liked her. She genuinally cared for her students. They offer anti bullying and it carries out in the community. The school really seems to stick together and the special ed teacher was wonderful. They have more activities and they do not cut athletes regardless of their experience. They encourage them and keep them motivated. Very impressed for the time we were there.
My boy has graduated from this middle school and I am very happy with his achievements and learning. One thing that is emphasized less here is focus on science and technology projects that some other Silicon Valley schools tend to do. I hear from my kid there are once in a while disruptions in the class due to some distracted kids, but over-all emphasis on studies is reasonable. AMong good things, the band program is good and gave my kid very good confidence to perform in public. I was also happy with his learning in subjects like Algebra and Geometry.
i give this school below anerage because this school change too much. i use to go to this school back in the day it was fun but now . my daughter is going to this school n she tell me about the school now.1.is they have the student eat at a area n can't walk around on school groungs. They only go to the basketball coult, black top and the field only.The time i was there all the student was walking around on school groungs.This teacher made some of the students call their paretsbecause they just forgot to do 1 of the pages of homework.my daughter for got to do a page of her homework and her teacher told my daughter to call me n tell me she forgot to do it.Just for that wow. the only time schools should call if is a emergency.Her teacher say if u absence get your homework assignment from a other student, the teacher wont give you the homework that u need when you were absence.They make the student take a tast about the school rules. two times about the rules ane one for p.e just make sure you get it.I was happy about my daughter going to this school and i'm not happy about. That is a shame about this school.I told my daughter she going to have fun at this school but i was wrong
this is a great school if you want to put your child in a public middle school, Alvarado middle is the right place. Go Cougars!
As parents of a 7th grader, we love this school! We were nervous at first, with my daughter entering the school in 7th grade, her first time in a public school and expecting students to be set with friends, but was pleasantly surprised from her first day. All the teachers, students, staff, welcomed my daughter and were so supportive, the environment so inclusive, that she felt right at home. She's now getting straight A's, named captain for her team next year, and will be running for student council. This school is the best!
My son just started 6th grade, and they just had Back to school night last nite. All of the teachers all seem very enthusiatic and on track wanting the best for our kids, preparing them for high school and the future- Kuddos for AMS- They do stress that parent and student daily interaction is a necessity for a successful school year, and also encouragement and praise is a valuable tool.
I am a current student in alvarado and I love it! For starters the students are really helpful, on my first day there I asked any random person for help, and they even showed me around. Making friends is a breeze. The teachers are really supportive, so if you're having any struggles, they'll make sure that you'll understand clearly. Let's see, the only negative thing I can say is that the dress code is a little strict. But it doesn't get in the way of how much I love the school. :) so if you're a parent/student that's wondering what school to take your child to. Why Alvarado of course! LOL. woo! <3
AMS is a great school. The staff is nice and they are willing to help.
This school is good, with many teachers willing to go over the top to help students. Some, however, slack back because they have tenure. Overall, I believe AMS is a great place for kids to recieve an educaqtion
This is a great school but students are just not ready to focus. The teachers will give everyone many chances thinking they will improve but they just don't. Many racial problems. It is good school and needs to improve a little bit. Very nice programs and friendly staff. Many rude people but, you will get over them.
This school is supporting and has a wonderful staff. My daughter always comes home safe, responsible, and smiling.
i Have a son that goes to this school and he is totally unhappy. He hates all the teachers except for on named Mr.Higgerson. We have had the chance to talk with this man and he is a good teacher. and all the students i have spoken to have told me they hate this school the only part about this school that is good is the sports.
I have an eighth grader at Alvarado Middle School and I cannot be happier. Ms. Hull leads the supportive staff to meet the needs of all students, including Gate and students of color. I have been impressed with the online grading, rigorous academic program, the quick response to emails and the amazing office staff at the school. I was hesitant to send my son to such a large school after moving here at the start of his 6th grade year but have found the environment to be warm and inclusive. There are so many learning and fun opportunities for students, and as a parent I have always felt welcome at the school.
Check now, the school should be better, the school staff is much more strict, and the information is being passed out. Besides the conselors have many students to deal with.
My personal experience as far as a student goes was not the best. The counselors were not there when I needed them. I do not recommend this school for students who need diversity and who are not capable of handling prejudice.
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