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William Sheppard Middle School

San Jose, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades 6-8
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  • Enrollment: 601


William Sheppard Middle School
480 Rough And Ready Road
San Jose, CA 95133
(408) 928-8800
William Sheppard Middle School is located in San Jose, CA and serves grades 6-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 4 out of 10
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Reviews13 Reviews

William L Sheppard middle school is a fantastic school ! There are many people who aren't so focused on their future, but most are, student here treat each other like family . Unlike some students who wish they were in some other private schools and hate this one so much with a passion. I recommend that those people should pack up and go because they are really not needed on campus . Judging people about how they are raised, disgusted by all of these people who think their above any other students or "better" then them. We are all human , all equal , we are all people no matter how small. So to those students at Sheppard who think so little about the school and the students , you really need to look again and see you're just like everyone else, so deal with it
This school is not a good middle school. While only a little teachers are encouraging, the others show lack in helping and educating the students and only care about getting their pay-check. There is a huge bullying problem at this school and staff has proven time and time again that they do not care about the safety, welfare, and education of the students. Even worse is that the principal and vice principal only worry about getting the best test scores and beating other school's test scores. They put on rallies encouraging kids to do their best for the state tests. How can they if more than half of the teachers aren't competent enough to teach?! They show no effort tying to improve the quality of this school. Parents get little say in the actions of the school, and PTA meetings are a waste of time. My child tells me that the food their is atrocious. She tells me the food the receive is over-processed and unhealthy, like uncooked hot dogs and spaghetti. They never offer healthy vegetables and if they do, it's celery and extremely small cup of coleslaw. One of my biggest regrets is allowing my child to go to this school without doing more research about how horrible this school is.
This is school has many bullying issues and I've been here for 2 years and going to 8th grade and my experience was terrible. Each year, there's a food fight and a number of students with behavior problems. Lots of people cut in line and the wait of 30 minutes to go to lunch takes up lunch time. The school is also dirty and the bathrooms are absolutely pathetic. But some of the teachers here actually care and are great at teaching. The only reason that makes them yell all the time is the students who don't shut up. There's going to be a change for the 2014-2015 year for Sheppard which will provide classes like Drama and Art so hopefully this year it won't suck. So all the students coming to Sheppard, don't be one of those kids who don't care about learning and tries too hard to be cool. The only reason why I regret going to this school is because of the society in this school. Good Luck! - from a student
This school isn't the best but it isn't the worst either. Some staff are dedicated while others just stand in the background. Some violence has happened around here from my perspective. The staff here are like the students here: some are dedicated while others are just struggling. The one thing this school and staff are trying to do is deal with the recent and constant changes that has been happening in the district and this state. Anyways this school has some really good potential. They have been number one when it comes to star testing. Highest score out of 800 which is very impressive. So there are some really good things and there are some things that I wish were taken into consideration. Nothing more nor less to be said
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