Santa Barbara Junior High School

8 reviews
721 East Cota Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93103
(805) 963-7751

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I gave this three stars because my daughter was happy there, socially. Not a great school for high achievers. Mixed bag of teachers and an absolutely terrible principal that should be replaced. He's apathetic and unapologetically dismissive with parents and students. I noticed in earlier reviews that parents loved the principal, however those reviews were PRIOR to Principal Lito M. Garcia being appointed to this position in May of 2011. The school tends to focus on bringing the bottom up to improve school test scores, and doesn't provide much support or encouragement for good students to reach beyond the formulaic and unchallenging Honor's classes..
Posted by a parent on 7/5/2015
Principal does not have open door policy with parents and is not supportive of parents. Behavioral and academic problems do not get handled properly, and there is overall lack of communication with parents unless parents actively pursue help. I have one son at this school and it has been very difficult getting support from principal and counselor. I have another son in a different school district and the difference is night and day. The other school is very pro parent and pro communication and "How can we help" attitude. Principal communicates weekly and has open door policy for parents. Also, she doesn't make mountains out of molehills, but knows when to act.
Posted by a parent on 12/19/2013
I have had my stuff stolen been threatened and the principal and.vice principal *MS.BOLLTON* did nothing about it... sometimes i wad scared to go to school horrible school!
Posted by a community member on 7/23/2013
I was a student at this school in both 7th and 8th grade and loved it!!! The teachers were fantastic, and encouraged each and every student to succeed. The dress code was enforced, and the guidance counselors were readily available to meet with students and parents as needed. The 20-30 minute study hall before lunch every day was perfect if you needed help or had questions. I highly recommend this school to anyone looking for a public high school with exceptional academics, a great leadership program, awesome sports programs, and a beautiful campus!
Posted by a community member on 2/19/2013
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Santa Barbara schools - Santa Barbara Junior High School is located at 721 East Cota Street, Santa Barbara CA 93103. Santa Barbara Junior High School is in the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Santa Barbara Junior High School is a Public school that serves grade levels 7-8.

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