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5435 Vesper Ave

Sherman Oaks, CA 91411

(818) 267-5900

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Grades: 6 - 8

School Type: Public

Student Enrollment: 1,577

Students Per Teacher: 23

Parent Reviews

24 Parent Reviews for Van Nuys Middle School

Outside of poor test scores, VNMS has racial slurs and fighting. Most of the kids here are Hispanic. My grandson is constantly called "white boy" and is constantly threatened. He was pushed on the steps as he was coming out of school one day right in front of me. A boy constantly taunted him as we walked ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 12/02/13

My son was a student of Magnet program in Van Nuys Middle school, and we felt welcomed and taken care of during all of 3 years being there. True, all teachers (and students) could not be at their best at 100%, but I realized that it's up to a parents to bring all the concerns to school management. In ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 12/01/13

Not sure what s going on here with the comments about the Magnet and the resident school. Good thing that I receive emails when updates to school reviews are made. The Magnet conducts scheduled tours of the campus and classrooms during recruitment season (Just ended on November 15th). At the close of ...  Read more

Posted by a teacher on 11/17/13

Don't be fooled by some of the great comments about this school it's a low achieving school look at the test scores they speak for themselves they are not good especially when you compare them to other area schools numbers don't lie. Teachers and staff might be nice but that won't get your kid to college ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 09/02/13

My oldest daughter graduated from VNMS in 2011 and my youngest daughter will graduate this year. There are incredible teachers, staff and administrators, and quite a few who have been at the school for many years. I live across the street from the school and I have seen nothing which supports some of ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/30/13

My son is in 7th grade at Van Nuys Middle School. So far we've found the staff and teachers to be nothing but compassionate and caring, as well as accessible. When we've contacted the magnet coordinator, he's responded immediately. The music teacher seems to be amazing at garnering resources for his ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 08/30/13

I agree with the bullying comment. The anti-bullying policy does not work as I hear about it on a weekly basis. My child is being bullied at this school as well and I am working on another school for next year. The staff is willing to help, but, the stories I hear at this school is "off the charts" ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 04/09/13

In response to the below statement. I hear You! my son was bullied as well. He has an IEP. However, we worked with the school staff and they were more than willing to follow through. Listen, life can be a challenge, especially in middle school, but we need to teach our kids to persevere and not to back ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/22/13

The bullying at this school was off the charts. The school's anti-bully policy was a joke and gave the power to the bullies. Even most of the girls were rude. The Dean was no help, and even made matters worse when he did attempt to correct the situation. Do not send your son and daughter into this antagonist ...  Read more

Posted by a parent on 01/19/13

I went to this school from sixth to eighth grade and am in the class of 2012. I couldn't be happier with this school. The teachers are awesome, the programs are great, the campus is beautiful, and the kids are the best. I don't know anyone who went to the school and wasn't happy with it. They have an ...  Read more

Posted by a other on 09/17/12

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Test scores for Van Nuys Middle School

CST* Test Scores

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Test Year: 2012
Van Nuys Middle School
Los Angeles 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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Sherman Oaks schools — Van Nuys Middle School is located at 5435 Vesper Ave, Sherman Oaks CA 91411. 5435 Vesper Ave is in the 91411 ZIP code in Sherman Oaks, CA The school district for Van Nuys Middle School is the Los Angeles Unified School District. Van Nuys Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6 - 8.
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