COLUMBIA MIDDLE SCHOOL

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739 MORSE AVE
SUNNYVALE, CA 94085
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Phone: 408-522-8247
School Information
  • GreatSchools Rating: 5
  • Educational Climate: Above Average
  • Technology Measure: Medium
  • Type: Public
  • Grades: 6th Grade - 8th Grade
  • District: Sunnyvale Elementary School District
  • Students/Teacher: 18:1
  • Students/Grade: 246.7
  • Number Students: 740
  • Number Teachers: 45
  • Instructional Expense/Pupil: 6704
  • Poverty Level: 6 - 15.9 PERCENT
  • Number Computers: 60
  • Principal: Ms Mary Beth Allmann
  • 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 (52 ratings)
Maximum Rating: 5




    School Reviews (35 Reviews)
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    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2015-02-18
    "It's very unfortunate that this school has such a negative image with some community members. Our children attend elementary school at Fairwood Explorer, and one of the outstanding teachers from that program now teaches at Columbia. She has affirmed for us several times now that the middle-schoolers are sweet, the preschoolers on campus are safe, and that there have been zero incidents of concern in her time there. I trust this teacher's opinion immensely. Stigmas are hard to change."
    Other Review | Rating:
    Posted 2014-01-06
    "This school changed me. I started here as a good student good study habits and positive outlook on life. 2 years later I left Suicidal (I attempted 3 times) bullied, hating myself, hating the world, a cutter, depressed, Dermatillomania (Google it) and Anorexic. I think that shows you what this school does to kids."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2013-08-23
    "School appears to be an up and coming school with some significant challenges. However, the staff appears to be committed to utilizing all resources to meet those challenges and the school appears generally safe. I was pleasantly surprised after being invited to walk the campus and meet some of the parents and students of my son's class."
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2012-10-28
    "Columbia is NOT the school it used to be. API scores (and all sub groups) have gone up steadily over the past 3 years. It seems that when parents are looking for a school for their child/children the API score is the end all be all...SO not true. The only reason Columbia has what some consider a "low" API score is simply due to the fact that there's a high percentage of English language learners that are still leaning how to comprehend English...this is not an easy task. It takes years to be fluent in English. The principal and staff are obviously doing something right!"
    Parent Review | Rating:
    Posted 2011-12-20
    "I moved to Sunnyvale from East Palo Alto because I just knew that the schools would be better, right? No. We live in the Fairwood area so for 5th grade my son went to Fairwood which is an awesome school. For middle school, the kids from our area have to go to Columbia which is in the Fair Oaks area. The kids can't wear red or blue because of gangs. They don't let the kids wear plain old winter hats. My son went there for 6th grade. It was horrible. I couldn't get him into any of the after school programs designed to help him improve his grades because he knew how to read and knew his multiplication and division. The staff wasn't understanding at all with the exception of Mrs. Carmack. I got my son tested for ADD and I couldn't get any accommodations for him. The teachers didn't want to help him. It was so bad that I considered putting him back in school in East Palo Alto. Luckily I got him into a charter school. This is a horrible school. As a parent, I didn't feel right sending him there and I thank God I got him out."
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