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Fred T. Korematsu Middle School

20 reviews
1021 Navellier Street
El Cerrito, CA 94530
(510) 524-0405

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average, with a couple highlights and a few more lowlights. It's a typical large, overcrowded middle school with a sprinkling of a few effective teachers and a personable principal. Beautiful campus, has a nice amount of diversity, but not necessarily the resources to support the challenges that arise.
Posted by a parent on 2/4/2018
I go here, the teachers lose your homework, they know they lost it, but they don't admit it.
Posted by a student on 3/21/2017
We had a rough first year at Korematsu and decided to find a safer alternative. Our bright and gentle child was verbally and physically harassed on a daily basis. I do believe the administration tries to manage the issues at hand, but the communication between staff, admin, and parents is poor at best. There are a few inspired teachers- but the head count is high, and often trouble goes unnoticed. P.E. is a nightmare.
Posted by a parent on 10/12/2015
I'm a 7th grade student, and I just started going to Portola. Even though we are in portables due to the construction of a new building in a different location and we are not Portola anymore, we are KOREMATSU!! The teachers are awesome and understanding, we have the best school librarian in the world along with our principal. it's a safe environment for everybody to learn
Posted by a student on 9/27/2015
We’re unexpectedly happy with this school. We were skeptical and even applied for a transfer to another District, but after months of form-dogging and not getting it, we decided to make the best of it. Our daughter thrived, and the school’s diverse student body, along with a handful of incredible teachers had a lot to do with it. Not every teacher is stellar to be sure, but she learned valuable lessons about how to deal with less-than-perfect leaders. Yes, there were moments of frustration. But she has also made some incredible and unexpected achievements and breakthroughs in writing, analysis, speaking, and algebra. My only regret is that she’s not part of the outstanding and very cool band program….So summing, this school isn’t perfect, but it is good. It is repeatedly and dishonestly used in a political game by a lot of people who don’t have kids in the system any more. The excellent principal has a firm hold on the tone and culture. It has the most socio-economically diverse student body anywhere, and as parents, we’re proud of our daughter for seeing how rich this makes her.
Posted by a parent on 5/23/2015

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El Cerrito schools - Fred T. Korematsu Middle School is located at 1021 Navellier Street, El Cerrito CA 94530. Fred T. Korematsu Middle School is in the West Contra Costa Unified School District. Fred T. Korematsu Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 7-8.

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