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800 Maiden Lane
St. Joseph, MI 49085

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(269) 926-3400
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March 05, 2015
This school has too many things wrong with it. The drop off in the morning is much too complicated, too many staff members are rude and mean to the kids--some to the point of making the kids cry--and their rules are insane. The students are not allowed to have their phones out at any point during the school day, (if it's seen, you get yelled at and it is taken away) but they aren't allowed to have it out after the final bell rings, when they're outside, or on the bus. How then are they supposed to call for a ride home? There are no set times for any extracurricular activities in this school either, so you never know when your child will be done, and if you're tight on time and can't get a hold of your child due to the unnecessary phone rules, it complicates things. I will never send another child to this school, and I highly suggest you do the same thing, especially if you have a child that doesn't do well with getting yelled at, because even the kids that follow every rule will get yelled at in front of a whole class at least once about a grade or missing assignment. Which, I might add, is illegal.

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October 13, 2014
I moved from Iowa and was not so satisfied with quality of education provided in school. My son don't have any homework and there is no complaint from school. When I visited school, teachers are saying he is doing fine. When I asked about curriculum and books, they mentioned me looking into website. Overall I felt, expectations are low from school so the education quality. Comparatively in Iowa, we used to have 1:1 parent teacher meeting quarterly with detailed discussion about student and his progress. When I am looking at all year results, it shows sharp decline in education quality after 2011 for Upton Middle School which is great concern for me as a parent.

- submitted by a parent

February 14, 2012
Upton Middle School is a quality school with high standards for academic and personal excellence. The orchestra instruction available for 6th, 7th, and 8th grades is top-notch. Educators and staff are caring and first class, parents and community are highly involved.

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March 28, 2010
This is the best school! My school friends are nice, the principal is great and they really try to prepare you for college at this age. There are advanced courses to prepare for AP courses in High School. The sports department is awesome! And I love the visiting authors. This is great school

- submitted by a student

March 28, 2010
Upton Middle School provides my children an opportunity to grow academically in ways other schools cannot. The school provides advanced courses and Math and Adv Literature to prepare them for AP courses in High School if that is the path the child wants to take. Upton Middle School provides opportunities to learn orchestra (best in state!), life skills, and journalism and other things to develop my childs area of interest. The 'no tolerance' policy is great. Parents can be involved in different activites and the staff is warm and wecoming.

- submitted by a parent

February 23, 2010
This is a great school! It gives us such great opportunities as kids to try out all different kinds of classes. I especially love the foods class. I highly recommened this school!

- submitted by a student

January 28, 2010
this School Is awesome! It has grreat teachers and awesome classes! Like computers and sewing! I recomend going to this school.

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October 03, 2009
Teachers and administrators work closely together. Incredible comaraderie among administrators, teachers and students.

- submitted by a parent

June 01, 2009
This school is great! The teachers are fun, they're experienced, and know how to make the class fun for me and my fellow students.

- submitted by a student

January 11, 2007
I have nothing but positive things to say about this school. I currently have a 6th grader who has transferred to Upton and I am pleased with the school. The teachers are committed to the students on a personal level and make themselves available and accessible to parents when needed. Parental involvement is a huge factor and the school has a family-like atmosphere. They are right on target when it comes to exposing children to up to date technology. Students grades are posted on a secure website, parents also have access to attendance records at a click of the mouse. I highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a parent

August 25, 2003
I have two students at this school, and I can't sing its praises high enough - private school quality education on the public education level! They've really gone above and beyond what most public schools would do to insure my children's success!

- submitted by a parent
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Upton Middle School
800 Maiden Lane, St. Joseph, MI  49085
(269) 926-3400
Last modified Upton Middle School is a Public school that serves grades 6-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Upton Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 13 reviews. Top