55 out of 10GreatSchools

Aptos Junior High School

Aptos, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades 7-8
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  • Enrollment: 681


Aptos Junior High School
1001 Huntington Drive
Aptos, CA 95003
(831) 688-3234
Aptos Junior High School is located in Aptos, CA and serves grades 7-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 5 out of 10
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Reviews5 Reviews

i do not like ther teahing metheds .
This school is not a bad one. It is academically possible to succeed. However, the staff and teachers seem absolutely merciless; when I voiced my complaints about teachers making me feel bad about myself (and that I wanted to switch classes), they would not listen and still continued to file me associated with that class. Punishments such as detentions and Friday schools seem to be given out like party favors. In English I read [the] entire book instead of the allotted chapters we were given, and got reprimanded with punishment. I was punished for doing more than I should have? What? I wouldn't recommend this school. I found myself incredibly reluctant to go each day.
We have been so impressed with AJHS! Our son loves his teachers, the staff, coaches and the principle. He enjoys going to school and all that it has to offer! There are multiple times he has come home saying "this teacher is so awesome" or " my teacher makes this class so fun because...." I find myself on campus from time to time and am consistently impressed with the staff, their friendliness and the way they go out of their way to know who you are, as well as your child. I am also very impressed with the kids, who are friendly, smiling and respectful. The principle is very accessible, easy to talk to and seems genuinely concerned with the well being of the students. He is always around, and I feel that the kids very much respect and admire him. I often see him talking and laughing with students and it is a wonderful thing to see, especially for students of this age. I feel the school counselor is extremely professional and does everything she can to help students achieve their best. The coaches seem to really care for the kids and it is wonderful that the after school sports is such a big part of the school to keep kids of this age busy and involved! Wonderful school!
I think it's interesting that teachers are married and siblings and daughters are hired, this should not be allowed in a professional workplace. Overall the school is good, but some of the teachers do not like you questioning them, and asking questions, and if you do complain they take it out on your child in class. The elective teachers, such as Cooking, leaves a lot to be desired, she was simply hired as her husband works there. It's a small school and the kids are confined to a small area without much mentoring, so you can see the kids emotionally struggling to survive, without much support, and the teachers, probably jaded, standing by assuming they'll get over it. Middle Schools can have a lasting damaging effect on kids, it would be nice to put some policies in place to help them succeed emotionally, as well as academically.
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