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4 Deerfield Ave

Irvine, CA 92604

(949) 936-6800

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Grades: 7 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 680

Students Per Teacher: 19

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26 Parent Reviews for Venado Middle School

I am a teacher AND the parent of students who attended Venado MS prior to attending Irvine HS. I have always been grateful to Venado's staff for preparing my own children so superbly for high school. They learned the discipline AND the work habits AND the knowledge necessary to make all their school ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 08/08/12

I am a former student who can attest to the first-rate quality, incredible dedication and sincere passion of Venado's teachers. They really stand out above the rest (not just among other middle school teachers but high school too) for going above and beyond. One of their strongest features is setting ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 08/08/12

This is by far the best middle school in Irvine. The principal and vice principal work very hard and create a positive school climate full of well-behaved, mostly hard-working kids. I am glad they keep the expectations high and the ne'er-do-wells out. Most of the teachers are seasoned and experienced ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/09/12

Venado is an excellent school, although one of the general education humanities teachers gives way too much homework and I've heard her classes are really monotonous and boring. In woodshop you have to be careful because he favors some students and hates some of them, and he has a short temper. So DON'T ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 06/21/12

We heard mixed comments about the school before the school started, so we prayed a lot and hoped for the best. On the 1st day of school, I was actually a bit anxious, but then I saw the principal firmly and kindly (with sincere smile) correcting some kids' behaviors.. ( 2 kids were standing on the flower ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/23/12

I enrolled my daughter at this school in February 2010. At first she did not enjoy the school but, as she gave it the time she started to enjoy it. But, as she went into her 8th grade year things began to change. On top of the new principal and vice principal, she had brought to my attention about the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/27/11

I wish I knew more about this school before I enrolled my daughter. In two short years she went from a child that loved school to a child that hated school. There are a few great teachers but to say there are mean spirited teachers is putting it mildly. I would definitely choose another school if I could ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/09/11

Although there are some seemingly mean-spirited teachers there, they are just trying to do their jobs. I am in my second year at Venado and rather enjoy it. The teachers all love their job and most are experienced and passionate in their work. Students are encouraged to do well on tests and in all work, ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 11/03/10

Do not... i repeat DO NOT put your children in this school. My children went there and to mine and their detriment. There are many subpar (putting it nicely) teachers there, actually some downright nasty and mean spirited ones - there are better middles schools in Irvine - for your childrens education ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 06/26/10

Excellent school. The GATE program is awesome. The science teacher is amazing. She deals with the most delicate topics with ease and also educates the kids with do's and don'ts in life. The same thing with Leadership, Histroy, LA and Math. Awesome teachers, awesome school, excellent discipline too.

Posted by a parent on 06/18/10

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Test scores for Venado Middle School

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Test Year: 2012
Venado Middle School
Irvine Unified School District
* In 2011-2012 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

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Irvine schools — Venado Middle School is located at 4 Deerfield Ave, Irvine CA 92604. 4 Deerfield Ave is in the 92604 ZIP code in Irvine, CA The school district for Venado Middle School is the Irvine Unified School District. Venado Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 7 - 8.
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