55 out of 10GreatSchools

James Workman Middle School

Cathedral City, CA
  • Public
  • |
  • Grades 6-8
  • |
  • Enrollment: 1298


James Workman Middle School
69-300 30th Avenue
Cathedral City, CA 92234
(760) 770-8540
James Workman Middle School is located in Cathedral City, CA and serves grades 6-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 5 out of 10
This information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.

Student Diversity



Pacific Islander
Native American
Two or more races

Reviews10 Reviews

My child was transferred from 5th grade at Landau in the Special Ed Program to JMS for Middle School because it was his "home" school. He has been on the same level as all the kids in his class and when got to JMS, he was completely lost. The classes were so much harder and I realized something I had noticed years earlier, but it was much more prominent at JMS... The Special Ed was taken up by kids that were not actually Special Ed Students, they were English Second Language learnings, as far as I know, that is not a disability! My child is Autistic, that is a disability! Within the first week at the school the person who was in charge of getting my child to lunch had lost my child! Lost!!! Then he got harassed in the bathroom. He was then transferred to a Life Skills Program by November, which means the district has basically given up on educating him. Because they are too busy with English Second Language Learner.... Pathetic!! They got to keep their score up and with kids like my son there, it brings it down. Maybe if they had actually tried to teach him. Also the teachers seemed to really be annoyed by my son. When you get to that point, do us all a favor, retire!
I am the president of asb in this school, it is a nice school but it challenging to pass, it has little electives but there is still after school clubs.
The school is pretty good, the teachers are approachable, pleasant and seem to enjoy their work and the students are nice kids. I think they need more choice of electives, healthier lunch choices and to ramp up the academic curriculum. Some of those are district problems. The school seems safe and my child really likes being a student at James Workman. Please excuse my mediocre ratings for teacher, principal leadership and parent involvement. I'm only slightly aquainted with my child's teachers as she is an A student and I do not know the principal or involved parents. I don't think the school has even sent out any requests for participation. We used to have our child in private school where parent and principal involvement was a big deal.
Showing 4 of 10 Reviews