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6558 Horn Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78240

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(210) 397-5000
(210) 561-5022
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August 24, 2013
My students attend Rudder. I believe that it is a very high quality school. The teachers put forth great effort to teach the students and to hold them to high expectations in their academics. The coaching staff is awesome and the band directors push the musicians to become the best they can be. I have notices that there is a wide variety of students at Rudder and my students love getting to meet all types of people. When I have interacted with the administration, they have had the safety and care of the students as their highest priority. In fact, I have heard them say multiple times that I a child doesn't feel safe they cannot learn. Rudder is a great place to send your students and I am proud that my children had the opportunity to go there.

- submitted by a parent

February 11, 2013
Teacher quality is sometimes good. They care about teaching you but that's about it. When it comes to bullying, they only send the person they assume is the bully to ISS and/or alternative school. They only send the student to the counselor if that student is crying all day or if they complain about wanting to kill themselves. The principal rarely gets involved and if she does it's only about threatening to send the student to lunch detention if they wear a blue sweater with a logo even though it's 40 degrees outside. They have lockers everywhere even though they are banned to use. The worst thing is probably the "populars." Teachers never notice this. Heck, they even treat the populars better! What I mean by populars is those who wear skin-tight khakis, XS polo shirts, dye their hair every 2 weeks, and get new boyfriends/girlfriends every other day. They only use non-populars to ask for homework answers. Other than that, they treat them like trash. If you are thinking of putting your child in this school and are not willing to buy them khakis and polos that are 3 sizes below their regular or bring them to the salon to dye their hair every other week, this isn't the school for you.

- submitted by a community member

August 14, 2012
Having taught at this school, it is unfortunate that classrooms have become very overcrowded and access to the library and CIT severely curtailed due to district cutbacks. The PTA could be more involved in student interests, but many of the parents of students attending this school are working long hours. The faculty is fantastic and doing all it can even though times are trying. Anyone who can be a school volunteer would be a big asset to the school. There is a great need. Many of the students are economically disadantaged.

- submitted by a teacher

February 24, 2010
My daughter went there all three years never had a problem they are strict, but i guess its a good way to control teenagers the officer at the school very friendly and helpful. The past principal Mr. Zolinski was the best. Got parents involved which is good for kids to see there parents there.This principal is new havent really seen her. But overall GREAT SCHOOL.

- submitted by a parent

January 21, 2010
i think rudder is awsome! they have great food, nice teachers, but the students are only mean to you if you mess with them.

- submitted by a student

December 20, 2008
I go to rudder nad i in the 8th grade i went ther for 7th and 6th grade so i went there for all three years and ther is really nothing worng with the school they need to be a little less strict on the tardy and on the dress code.

- submitted by a student

June 08, 2007
This is a great middle school to attend. The teachers really know how to teach and they will do anything to help you learn.

- submitted by a student

April 19, 2006
I went to Rudder from 7th to 8th grade, and it was pretty cool except for the partent involvement. They got too involved and made the student dress code change to uniforms.

- submitted by a student

March 21, 2006
Pretty good school, very good teachers. My son is in band, and the band director is very outgoing and exciting. 10 out of 10!

- submitted by a student

April 09, 2004
Im not a Parent but an 8th grade student of 2003/2004. I'll give you a hint to who I am. Ive been 1st chair on Alto Saxophone and made 3rd chair in Region Odd Band. Im Brittany. I love band so much!!! I am going to miss My band teachers, Mr.Schmidt and Mr.Kirsch the most. -Brittany A. April 9th 2004 So long my friends ♫♫

- submitted by a student

December 26, 2003
I want to start by saying that I am currently an 8th grader at Rudder. I have seen and heard a lot over the years. The teachers at Rudder are nice and they really care about their students. The counselors are kind and try to help the students in their time of need. The administrators are a different story. The students don't know a lot about them, because the administrators don't spend time with the pupils. Rudder needs to make an anti-bullying program. This will really help. Rudder is a good school, but they do need to work out a lot of problems.

- submitted by a student
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Rudder Middle School
6558 Horn Boulevard, San Antonio, TX  78240
(210) 397-5000
Last modified Rudder 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.
Rudder Middle School Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 14 reviews. Top