ADAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL

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1401 INGLEWOOD AVE
REDONDO BEACH, CA 90278
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Phone: 310-798-8636
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 8
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Redono Beach Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 24:1
  • Students/Grade: 314.7
  • Number Students: 944
  • Number Teachers: 38
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5231
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Anthony Taranto
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
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  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
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School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (52 ratings)
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    School Reviews (43 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-10-14
    "Bullying problem is out of control. I agree with the other posts here. My kid is a social, involved sports minded boy. For the the first year we went through all the "right" avenues to help stop the bullying without any success. So t the beginning of the second year when the bullying started again I refused to deal with it so I enrolled both my kids an Anti-Bullying/Youth Self Defense class then told them, "a bully can say whatever he wants but if they lay a hand on you defend yourself and use all force necessary to restrain them until an adult comes". The classes they are taking at Triton by John, a former professional MMA Wrestler, is giving them the confidence they need to walk through the halls at Adams knowing they can protect themselves if it comes to that. I am happy to report since they have started taking the anti-bullying/self defense classes I have not had either son get in the car after school with a story of a problem they are having with some bully at school. Sometimes you have to take matters into your own hands and in this case I know we have made the right decision."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-08-21
    "Our student with no disciplinary history and 3.47 GPA endured daily bullying at Adams middle school. The students bullying her has been done so verbally, physically and through social media. They have threatened, intimidated, harassed; even more troubling is that they have been encouraged and helped by a parent. This horrible mother of one of these bullying student has the school staff administration on speed dial and constantly buys them lunches or Starbucks almost daily the entire school year, favoritism. The school district violates ED codes: 5145.2, 5131.2, 234.1. Throughout the entire school year we brought this to the attention of the administration office at Adams and District with ZERO help. Lots of phone calls, e-mails and in person meetings took place to discuss this matter. The harassment and bullying increased; nothing was done to ensure the safety of our child. I want what our child wants, not just words in a policy but action. I wanted Adams Middle School to take action immediately and properly discipline any bullying students never happened. Adams is joke regarding zero tolerance policy for bullying and providing students a safe environment to learn."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-08-07
    "The Adams school administration is not taking any steps to improve student safety on campus. I can speak from our own experience over a 6 month time frame. The anti-bullying program called,"Speak Up and Be The Change" does no work if you do nothing about it. Our neighbors pulled their kids out of that school for the same reason, and we keep meeting more and more families with the same problem. Our kid is an A students whom also participates in extracurricular programs helping out the school. The parent whom called other previous reviews mediocre, probably works for the school district or has some connection with the administration trying to cover up the major issues the school has. We are big group of parents complaining about how disappointed we are that our outstanding students are having to endure the worst experience in an UN-SAFE environment and no hope for change. Mr. Taranto and Mrs. Gotanda are incompetent! We will home school our kids rather than send them to a Bad school like Adams! DO NOT SEND YOUR KIDS THERE!!!"
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    Posted 2014-04-01
    "I just attended bring a parent to school day a few weeks ago. I must say it was much better than the last time I was there. Students were loud and disrespectful toward teachers to the point where I called out some I knew their parents. Not this time. I was very impressed with the overall campus vibe. I have two kids there currently and have heard very little about bullying. One if my kids participates in the anti-bullying program they have. The principal is very accessible and I thought the teachers were great. My kids are both in the honors programs and it was not a surprise to see other parents of honors students being the primary ones who attended. You get out of your child's education what YOU put into it! RBUSD is getting better all the time!!"
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    Posted 2014-03-20
    "not a fair assessment. Do you want to know what kind of kids AMS has? AMS has some of the most kind, mature, and articulate students I have met. They are helpful whenever I am on campus to help out and have manners. Does this mean that I have been a parent volunteer at AMS for 3 years. So, you can say have seen a lot in the three years. After reading the reviews on this site, I am upset by the amount regarding bullying. In the 3 years, since Mr. Taranto and Mrs. Gotanda came on board, I have seen a positive effort to encourage students to make good behavior choices. To say that the administration does nothing is there are no bad eggs? Of course, not. There are a handful of kids who are not mature enough to make the right behavior choices. In regards to these individuals, those behaviors are dealt with in a timely manner. Good behaviors starts at home with good communication with your children. Teach our kids to speak up for each other. To help those that cannot help themselves. Empathy and good behavior starts at home. Most of Adams parents do this. The ones that don't are usually the most negatively vocal."
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