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Sussman Middle School

5
13 reviews
Grades
6-8
Students
1156
Type
Public
12500 Birchdale Avenue
Downey, CA 90242
(562) 904-3572

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A very poorly managed school. How do you suspend a special ed kid who is using school technology when the school IT fails to install a firewall to block adult material. It's irresponsible for a school to pass the blame to a child who is spcial ed of all things! Not happy at all! Thank God we are not prone to lawsuits!
Posted by a parent on 4/8/2015
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I was a 6th grader (almost 7th grader) who went to this school. I will agree that the teachers are great and try to help you. When it comes to the learning part I overall had a fun time and for the most part liked my teachers. However, lots of kids talk about drugs freely and I don't feel safe in this school. I was also in Honors classes and a majority of the kids in these classes didn't deserve to be in these classes. I did enjoy the classes but the students that shouldn't have been there were putting a strain on how much learning the whole class could actually learn. What with every 5 minutes one of them had to be yelled at. I have a friend who is really smart and she got put in a class with kids that "need help" even though her CST scores were better than lots of kids who barely made it into above average. Those kids also were failing Honors classes due to laziness and slacking off. The new school year starts tomorrow and I hope this won't become a problem again. The only reason I'm going to this school is because of how close it is to my house. Parents who are reading this, I would highly recommend that you don't send your kids to this school if you care for their well being.
Posted by a community member on 9/3/2014
I'm a parent who believes it all starts at home not at school!!!! so to all the parents who are negative maybe you were not involve in your school or did anything to help out you child. the teachers and staff go above and beyond for their students. i can tell you that my son has been very happy with Sussman. his teachers have always been their to help him if he is having any difficulty with a subject. the principal and other staff are always around to protect and watch the kids when they get out of school. i will be sending my straight A daughter to this school. this is a hidden gem in Downey.
Posted by a parent on 4/6/2014
SUSSMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL IS THE BEST SCHOOL IN DOWNEY. THE ADMINISTRATION, COUNSELORS, TEACHERS AND STAFF GO ABOVE AND BEYOND TO HELP STUDENTS AND FAMILIES. THEY STRONGLY BELIEVE THAT EVERY STUDENT CAN AND WILL BE SUCCESSFUL. PRINCIPAL WEBSTER AND VICE PRINCIPAL BROWNING ARE PROACTIVE, CARING AND THEY HOLD STUDENTS ACCOUNTABLE TO HIGHER STANDARDS THAT DEFINE WHAT GOOD CHARACTER LOOKS LIKE. SUSSMAN IS AN OUTSTANDING SCHOOL. DO YOURSELF A FAVOR AND GO SPEAK TO THE ADMINISTRATION ABOUT WHAT MAKES THIS SCHOOL SO SPECIAL. YOU WILL BE GLAD THAT YOU DID!!
Posted by a parent on 2/20/2014
I have no complaints about this school the 1st day of class for my son he was bully by a 8th grader my son informed me the 1st day of school and I report it right away to the counselor and took action right away. The kid was suspended and ever since my son had no problems. All parents need to be involved in their kids education you can expect the teacher do everything for you my son will attend his second year and he loves it. My daughter will attend her 1st year my oldest son attended Sussman and graduated Downey High School he did not have any problems teachers give you lots of options to communicate with them dont just sit at home and wait for the teachers to do everything for you. Be part of your kids education I am a parent and my kids educations is very important. I really appreciate all the teachers in Downey district for all your good work.
Posted by a parent on 8/22/2013

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Downey schools - Sussman Middle School is located at 12500 Birchdale Avenue, Downey CA 90242. Sussman Middle School is in the Downey Unified School District. Sussman Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6-8.

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