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Shivela Middle School

9 reviews
24515 Lincoln Avenue
Murrieta, CA 92562
(951) 696-1406

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Ok, wish I was going somewhere else where character mattered and there weren't distractions. Junior high is supposed to be tough, but bullying, group identification and discipline are core problems. Not enough electives. The in-parent crowd/politics seem to enjoy this school. School needs to discipline bad kids appropriately, not give him hugs and tell them to do better. POOR MANAGEMENT EXECUTION
Posted by a student on 4/25/2018
Really not very good at all. My daughter has been here for almost two tears in advanced classes and we are really disappointed. The teacher's disinterest is palpable. Apparently they pick a few favorites and focus their attention on those students to the detriment of all others. They do not send home rubric for any assignments and can not be bothered to update their portal websites with the information. They respond to phone calls or e-mails with one sentence responses again just bad. Sara Hogan is my daughters advanced language arts teacher and is really the worst we've seen yet. Very rigid in terms of what she expects from students yet lacks clarity in assigned work and can't be bothered to do the most rudimentary maintenance of her student portal.
Posted by a parent on 12/16/2016
My daughter is currently attending Shivela MS, she is in 7th grade. As a sixth grade parent I was terrified of sending her to any middle school. Whenever I would talk to parents I would receive two distinct reactions when I would say my Daughter was attending Shivela 1-" Shivela?! Oh I hear there are a lot of fights" or 2- "Oh my son/daughter went there, they had a great experience!" So needless to say I was very confused and nervous that 5th to 6th grade summer.Well now that we are in the home stretch of 7th grade and prepping for 8th, I can honestly say without a doubt we ( my daughter and I) are happy with this school! she has had a wonderful experience so far.With the new principal this year things are even better. He really engages with the kids. Allows them to use their cell phones at break and lunch which the kids love. He even utilizes that as a form of communication with the kids sending "Shout Outs" via text. He has scavenger hunts for the kids and a DJ during lunch. My daughter LOVES it! So much school spirit.As for the teachers I have been happy with most of them in both grades honestly, Maybe with the exception of two. All in all great experience.
Posted by a parent on 3/21/2015
This school is by far a great school. Previous posts from years past shouldn't even be considered. My son is in 6th grade and was home schooled the last two years. So, of course I was nervous sending him here after reading some of the older reviews. Like any good mom, I asked a ton of questions and moved forward with enrolling him at Shivela. I am very pleased with the school ! We are going into month 3 since he started there and he loves it. Kids are very friendly and there haven't been any problems. Teachers are also very good. We are happy with the decision we made.
Posted by a parent on 10/12/2014
I would just like to say most of these post are from 1-5 years ago. The teachers here are great but there are a few bad apples, just as any other school. I have been here for two years and in 7th grade and i have not seen or heard about a single fight. I also have a 1350 SRI which is about 11-12 grade reading level so i can honestly say that i have hardly had any problems EVER so this is a different time and era so dont listen to like the 7 reviews that say there are fights left and right and that its unsafe... (student)
Posted by a community member on 9/26/2014

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Murrieta schools - Shivela Middle School is located at 24515 Lincoln Avenue, Murrieta CA 92562. Shivela Middle School is in the Murrieta Valley Unified School District. Shivela Middle School is a Public school that serves grade levels 6-8.

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