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655 Arastradero Rd

Palo Alto, CA 94306

(650) 856-9810

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 275

Students Per Teacher: 5

Parent Reviews

14 Parent Reviews for Terman Middle School

Great school! Bullying? Hard to believe. Great kids from great families. Mostly excellent teachers. After school sports are not well coached, but curriculum is decent. Safe campus.

Posted by a parent on 08/16/14

Overall, the PAUSD is one of the best districts in California. Terman Middle School is a PAUSD gem. Our daughter is about to graduate. Terman may not always be perfect (is any school?), but our experience was nothing less than AMAZING. There are many areas where your child can bloom in the next three ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 05/27/14

I really think and believe that Terman Middle school is the best middle school in Palo Alto area.

Posted by a parent on 04/28/14

This school is the smallest out of the 3 public middle schools in Palo Alto. The campus is still quite comfortable for the students and easy to get around, as well as safe. The students are very caring and supportive, and the teachers are helpful and encouraging. They offer a wide array of classes too, ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/28/13

Our child has had a wonderful experience at Terman. The principal is excellent and understands the importance of social/emotion learning happening alongside academic learning. We have never experienced bullying at the school and instead the students appear to be very supportive of one another. If ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/05/13

Terman middle school is the smallest of the PAUSD's three schools. It is the least intimidating, friendliest, and easiest socially. There are many great teachers, one or two REALLY bad ones (and it is possible that you won't get any of them), and some truly outstanding/life changing teachers. The curriculum ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/17/12

I am a student that graduated from Terman and I thought that it was awesome, it had some great teachers and it had a nice small-school enviroment. The other local middle schools, JLS and Jordan have over 1,200 students each, Terman around half that. And in an earlier post somebody mentioned that one ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 08/24/12

I have had three kids at this school and there are many great teachers, and some not so great teachers but no absolutely horrible teachers that I know of. The new principal is a good improvement although I haven't heard much from or about her which I assume is a good thing. But the school seems to be ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/12/12

This school operates for the benefit of the teachers and the staff and unfortunately not the students. The leadership bows its head to Churchill Street administrative offices every morning. The classes are big and the teachers uninspiring. The leadership is weak. Most troubling is the rampant bullying ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 10/11/11

I agree with the earlier post - Quality of teachers are not even. You need to know who is good. The school had truly exceptional teachers, average teachers, and a couple of really bad apples.

Posted by a parent on 05/31/11

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Test Year: 2012
Terman 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 — Terman Middle School is located at 655 Arastradero Rd, Palo Alto CA 94306. 655 Arastradero Rd is in the 94306 ZIP code in Palo Alto, CA The school district for Terman Middle School is the Palo Alto Unified School District. Terman Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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