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James E. Potter Intermediate School

Fallbrook, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades 7-8
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  • Enrollment: 855


James E. Potter Intermediate School
1743 Reche Road
Fallbrook, CA 92028
(760) 731-4150
James E. Potter Intermediate School is located in Fallbrook, CA and serves grades 7-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 4 out of 10
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The staff works very well together. They all give 100% and are student focused. All students learn and all students know they can be successful at Potter
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
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.
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.
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