JAMES E. POTTER INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

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1743 RECHE RD
FALLBROOK, CA 92028
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Phone: 760-731-4150
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 7
  • Educational Climate: Unclassified
  • Technology Measure: Medium-low
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 7th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Fallbrook Union Elementary School District
  • Students/Teacher: 21:1
  • Students/Grade: 450
  • Number Students: 900
  • Number Teachers: 42
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 5534
  • Poverty Level: 16 - 29.9 PERCENT
  • Principal: Mr Leonard Rodriguez
  • CHARTER SCHOOL
  • GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAMS
  • ESL
  • SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • ADVANCED PLACEMENT
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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 (20 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (14 Reviews)
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    Posted 2013-04-05
    "I went to Potter exactly two years ago, and I have to say I would do anything to have time reversed and go back. I admit I wasn't the best student, the most popular but I did do well. I had fun with my friends, and I was able to stay away from bullies. I guess what really matters is who you are hanging out with and what you are doing. I had great experiences with teachers and others and I made some great friends all while enjoying and looking forward to go to school. Most of the reviews below are concerned parents, who fear for the children. But I have to say, not everything kids say is true. Being one, I may stretch the truth a little. We all get bored, we all have a few problems. But the school isn't the problem. Sometimes it's the kids themselves. Some teachers and staff... can be a bit mean or strict, but some people need a person with a harsh attitude to understand things that they just won't accept. I loved this school and my teachers. In the two years I was able to witness what the teachers go through I could not believe it. After getting flipped off, being called some horrible things most of my teachers remained calm. I wouldn't have. I truly love Potter, and everyone there"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-02-05
    "I've read each review posted so far. My daughter started 7th grade at Potter in 2012 and she was accepted into all honors classes. So far she is excelling and thriving at Potter. She has made many friends and she loves her teachers. My daughter was threatened by a bully, but several other students learned of it and reported it to the school counselor who acted quickly and handled the situation professionally and effectively. My daughter has not had a single negative incident since then and she loves going to school. I've spoken with several staff members throughout the year and each one has always been receptive and helpful. It's unfortunate that students and parents have had less positive experiences and results. Please keep in mind that we went into this school with the same trepidation. My only concern is the lack of parent involvement, both with homework assistance and extra curricular activities."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-10-25
    "Attended parent-teacher conference and walked away feeling depressed. Just about every teacher couldn't remember what class my son was in, and had to look at their notes to refresh their memory. I guess that's what you get when you have a 35:1 teacher ratio. The other problem I have is their acceptance for mediocracy. My son was doing poor in several classes, but when they showed me the class averages, alarms should be going off - but their not. Instead, its all fine and people are accepting of that. This school should lose their accreditation in my opinion, but this is the best they have in Fallbrook. My advice, seek a private or alternative school out side of Fallbrook."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-10-25
    "I've read the reviews, which I agree with, but there's an additional underlying problem with this school. Its teachers and faculty really show no regard or concern for the students, and its lack of involvement in the affairs of the students. With over 900 students in this small town, the school makes students feel isolated, and can get away with what ever they want. My daughter hates going to that school everyday, and for good reasons - the students and staff make you feel unwelcome and especially the teachers show no concern. We plan on moving our child away next month. Its unfortunate that Potter doesn't step up and do more for its kids."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-12-05
    "My daugher just started 7th grade. We've already had to consult with the Guidance Counselor and the School Psychologist. This certainly doesn't say much for the school. As others have said, other students do not make my child feel welcome, rather they choose to be bullies. Most of the teachers do not discipline students and do not have control of their classrooms. My student wants to leave the school and the community due to her experience so far at Potter. My older daughter had the same non-sense when she went there 5 years ago. The fallbrook schools are like a cancer that just keeps growing. I fear for the kids that will grow up entirely thru the Fallbrook school system. If you have a choice, I strongly encourage you to go somewhere else."
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