LA PAZ INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

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25151 PRADERA DR
MISSION VIEJO, CA 92691
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Phone: 949-830-1720
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 10
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium-high
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 7th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Saddleback Valley Unified School District
  • Students/Teacher: 33:1
  • Students/Grade: 500
  • Number Students: 1000
  • Number Teachers: 40
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5636
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Ms Jean Carroll
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
  • BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
  • ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS
  • YEAR ROUND CLASSES
  • VOC-TECH
  • ADULT EDUCATION
  • NCLB SCHOOL
  • BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL
  • COALITION OF ESSENTIAL SCHOOLS
  • AYP SCHOOL
  • INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
  • MAGNET SCHOOL
School Ratings & Reviews

School Ratings (21 ratings)
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    School Reviews (12 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-06
    "My son is in 7th grade and absolutely loves La Paz. One of his comments was, "You can't not learn there. The teachers make it so easy." He has become so much more independent and responsible with his homework. The teachers are very involved with each student's progress and encourage them to achieve their best."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-11-05
    "I have never seen such a high concentration of teachers who refuse to teach and instead assign worksheets that they *hope* give some knowledge to the student. I feel bad for the few teachers who really try to teach and who's reputation is just ruined by the others."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-09-05
    "Excellent. I am very happy with this school. My son just graduated from the school. He has gain the skills and confidence he needs to prepare for high school. The teachers are 6 stars. Everything was super, including the fun sports activities during lunch time. Best pick intermediate school."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-07-25
    "with only two years of middle school & 900+ students, people have a variety of experiences. My sensitive 7th grader had an easy entry b/c of the WEB program (Where Everyone Belongs) & that La Paz places all students in groups- "tribe, village, or camp"- where they share the same teachers. Yes, there will be some students who tease & bully others, & you may not like a teacher anywhere, but the school culture matters. Staff involvement in school activities was great (even after school--better than our top-rated elementary school!) & when my student had a tough time, the school counselor, VP, & teachers were extremely helpful. Love the music program (band w/ Mr Robbins-- I hear great things about orchestra too). Since it is a daily class, with performances at night, kids feel a part of something special. (I hear similar things about Drama, & the Arts electives from other parents.). The key for me is parent involvement, & since many struggle to find a balance b/t allowing their tween some space yet staying involved, it's sometimes lacking. Office staff are very helpful, the principal (Ms Carroll) is amazing, with just the right amount of the "cool" factor for the kids & authority."
    Student Review | Rating:
    Posted 2008-10-03
    "I am a student in the seventh grade at la paz. It is a great school, and has the best teachers in the state. It would be very hard to find a better than this. All of the classes are really intense, though, and require a lot of effort and focus. But it's because of the intensity of the school that I've learned so much. The teacher are really involved, and they're constantly doing things to make the experience at La Paz more enjoyable. This would be a great school option. Trust me"
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