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2425 16th St

Santa Monica, CA 90405

(310) 452-2326

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,100

Students Per Teacher: 22

Parent Reviews

27 Parent Reviews for John Adams Middle School

We recently moved our son out of LAUSD and into JAMS. As an incoming 6th grader at a new district we had concerns that he would struggle both socially and academically. The administration, teachers and staff are all so professional and engaging that he has only thrived far beyond our expectations. He ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 02/15/15

Very professional . Counselors, admin, teachers - wonderful curriculum. This is a great school especially here in LA county

Posted by a parent on 08/20/14

Pretty good school. Teachers as a whole very good. Few bad apples. Chris Reagan is amazing assistant principal.

Posted by a parent on 10/24/13

JAMS has a terrific environment for students to learn and grow. The support from teachers and various programs gets them ready for high school.

Posted by a other on 09/23/13

JAMS in Santa Monica... They have really stepped it up from the classes to even the renovations they are doing at the school. My daughter did wonderfully, and so is my son.

Posted by a parent on 08/22/13

It isn't that bad of a school! People spread rumors, but really, if you try, you will succeed. If you do not, you will think it's the school, and not you!... The school has excellent science, math and musical programs.

Posted by a other on 10/25/11

After two years at JAMS, we are moving our child to private school. 6th grade was OK, keeping in mind your child cannot learn to write in a class of 34 kids, some of whom have discipline problems. The teacher has no time for the personal attention required to learn to write. Last year half of 7th grade ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/16/11

Since the new principal and the plans for upgrading JAMS, I have been pleased with my daughter's first year. Now, I will have two children attending this coming year. The school has have various activities to be involved with and support for the students. Plus, the Boys and Girls Club right on the edge ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/08/11

I have two children at JAMS and I have been very impressed with the school. The science department is outstanding, our new principal is bringing compassion and vision to our campus (as well as high expectations for students AND staff), discipline is fair, parent commitment is growing. All good for ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 07/17/11

We've been consistently disappointed with JAMS. JAMS doesn't offer much for advanced students. Little to no 'differentiation' happens in classrooms. There have been a handful of dedicated teachers, especially in Music and Math, but many are just dialing it in. Ask around--most parents and kids know ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 03/27/11

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Test scores for John Adams Middle School

CST* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
John Adams Middle School
Santa Monica-malibu 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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Santa Monica schools — John Adams Middle School is located at 2425 16th St, Santa Monica CA 90405. 2425 16th St is in the 90405 ZIP code in Santa Monica, CA The school district for John Adams Middle School is the Santa Monica-malibu Unified School District. John Adams Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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