David Starr Jordan Middle School

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750 N California Ave

Palo Alto, CA 94303

(650) 494-8120

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,200

Students Per Teacher: 14

Parent Reviews

19 Parent Reviews for David Starr Jordan Middle School

Great school. The school has improved a lot over the past five years, in part due to the new principal. It provides a high quality education, very interactive and interesting projects and assignments. Strong school spirit. I went to one of the best private schools in Massachusetts and generally think ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/03/15

Our school is AWESOME.I go to Jordan Middle School and this school is AMAZING.Look nowhere else peoples.All other schools are complete CRA$.There are some bad kids who hang out in groups, but overall the way not to get involved in them is to STAY AWAY.I mean there was this one kid who picked a fight ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 12/10/13

To paraphrase Anne Lamott, "Every good and decent person I know was miserable in junior high." Not at Jordan. The community works hard to support each child, to find and celebrate strength in diversity. The teachers range from pretty good to phenomenal. My two children had a fine experience, and the ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/24/13

Student experiences at this school are very mixed, as one very experienced 5th grade teacher told me at our local PA elementary. 50% love it and do really well and the other 50% do less well. My son came here and hated it, he left after the first year as the large somewhat souless environment left him ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 11/01/12

I'm also a student at Jordan. The problem is everything is so sports oriented. I don't really prefer sports, I mean I like doing them but not everyday afterschool. Because of that, coupled with the fact that I do ballet, gets me teased about my interest in the arts and it took a bunch of seating changes ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 10/01/12

i am a student at Jordan Middle School, and if you actually have tried all middle schools in Palo Alto, our school has the most spirit, no questions about that. We have the most mixed cultural middle school. The homework are never "busy" work, the teachers are very reasonable, the councilers and princibles ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 09/24/12

I am a student at Jordan Middle School, and compared to other junior high schools, this is probably one of the best. Almost all of the teachers are caring and are great at teaching. They all seem to enjoy their job. Also, during many classes we have the chance to use numerous textbooks, computers, and ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 03/11/12

There are only a few good teachers. Families and Administration want to be positive so no one challenges the poor teaching. I love the community, but regret that I sent my children to the PA schools. Also the school facilities and classrooms are very run down. Many family don't care abou the appearance, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/06/10

As with all schools, there are good teachers and not so good ones but the good outweigh the bad. More attention to writing skills would be preferable. Two Vice Principals, Christina Regalia, and Christine Wang are fantastic - professional and competent. Principal Milliken is new but seems good and seems ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/19/10

We went to JMS the past 3 yrs. As first time parents sometimes we learn after the experience. We love PA, but the school system has not lived up to it's reputation. We really had mixed challenges at JMS. While it was rocky at times...my child matured so much. I think the 'end product' may have been ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/30/09

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Test Year: 2012
David Starr Jordan Middle School
Palo Alto 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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Palo Alto schools — David Starr Jordan Middle School is located at 750 N California Ave, Palo Alto CA 94303. 750 N California Ave is in the 94303 ZIP code in Palo Alto, CA The school district for David Starr Jordan Middle School is the Palo Alto Unified School District. David Starr Jordan Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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