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Van Nuys Middle School

Van Nuys, CA
  • Public
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  • Grades 6-8
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  • Enrollment: 1048

Overview

Van Nuys Middle School
5435 Vesper Avenue
Van Nuys, CA 91411
(818) 267-5900
Van Nuys Middle School is located in Van Nuys, CA and serves grades 6-8.It received a GreatSchool rating of 2 out of 10
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Student Diversity

Race

Percentage

Native American
0%
Pacific Islander
0%
Filipino
2%
Asian
3%
Black
4%
White
9%
Hispanic
82%

Reviews15 Reviews

3.5
parent
We value the smaller setting and connection to our community. They attend to the kids' emotional and social growth
parent
I would rate it a 1. Knowing that my son wants to learn but they are not teaching him anything it bothers me. I have been waiting for 4 months just to get an appointment with the teachers.
parent
My son is very happy at VNMS and so am I. It's a great community, close to our Sherman Oaks home, and academically on par with the neighboring Sherman Oaks and Encino middle schools. In some cases, I'd argue academically and socially superior. I should note, my older child attended a different Sherman Oaks neighborhood public school, so I have a frame of reference.
parent
My child is in the magnet and I feel he is doing great work in there. He is in Algebra 1 this year. The scores don't tell the whole story here because it doesn't break out the magnet as a separate entity and it really is. The sad part about this school and the reason I don't give it 5 stars is because the principal phones it in. She doesn't know what's going on at the school half the time, and she doesn't attend fundraisers, PTA meetings or anything. It's hard to get programs going or make your concerns known when the leader of the school doesn't care. Hats off to Joshua Rosenthal the magnet coordinator. Without him this school would really suffer. He keeps the place going!
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