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401 Victoria Ave
Alamosa, CO 81101

(719) 587-1650
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August 27, 2015
I'm very astonished at what's going on at Ortega middle school. It's clear to see that there's an issue with their lack of crossing guard staff. There are clearly "no parking" signs along the sidewalk in front of the school on Victoria St, but parents still park there and the school/cops dont tell them anything. It poses a great threat to the students crossing the street. They have to be almost to the middle of the road to see if a car is coming. I witnessed children almost get ran over multiply times, the car coming less than a foot away from them. When I called the school to complain all they had to say was "this is a middle school. We don't cross them." I understand it's a middle school, but they're still children. The least they can do is enforce the "no parking" zone, so the children can clearly see both ways before they cross. It's heartbreaking to see the schools lack of care for the children. I guess the school isn't going to care or do anything until something horrible happens.

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February 26, 2014
Ortega Middle School is a great place for my student. The environment is safe and friendly. The teachers are very welcoming and are highly qualified for their positions. I receive monthly calendars and information in the mail and also able to get daily an ebullition. I believe that my student is getting the best education possible here. I think they are improving their teaching skills each day.

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September 15, 2011
This school is awful. My son has had nothing but problems with teachers and administrators since day 1. He was excited to start middle school and it has turned into a nightmare with children spreading rumors that administration refuses to address. Their policy, at least with my kid, is guily until proven innocent and then will be treated suspiciously. My child is a straight A student and comes home daily sad about something else they did. There is no consistency in rules or grading policies and I have had a terrible time getting information from teachers about their policies and assignment info. My husband and I are currently seeking other schools in the area so my child can go back to happy and successful.

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January 24, 2011
This school is very unsatisying... I was once a student here and by my own experience the teachers are so unprepared, the supplies is very limited, theres to much bullying, there is not very many electives, you can get in trouble even with the proof of your innocence... The food program is also terrible because most of the food is small and does not satisfy your hunger needs... The worst part was that in the classes you never learned anything! These teachers were to into having fun, so they didnt get trhough the full curriculum in turn causing the student's C-sap scores to be terrible!

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November 10, 2009
While OMS is a good school, it is very difficult for the students to transition to eight classes a day. Eight classes a day also generally means at least a couple of hours of homework per night. It makes it difficult for our daughter to enjoy family time or the extra curricular activities she would like to be involved in. She strives to remain a straight 'A' student, but the stress of trying to keep up with eight classes is often overwhelming.

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March 13, 2007
We have been very pleased with the administration and staff at Ortega middle school. Our daughter has enjoyed 6th grade. I think the amount of discipline is good and that the children at OMS are being served well. While there have been adverse publicity in the past at OMS I believe the staff has turned things around dramatically.

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Ortega Middle School
401 Victoria Ave, Alamosa, CO  81101
(719) 587-1650
Last modified Ortega Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 6 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Ortega Middle School Rating: 2 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top