Michael Layton

James Workman Middle School5

Cathedral City, CA | Riverside County


March 13, 2013

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!

Submitted by a parent

September 13, 2011

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.

June 1, 2010

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.

Submitted by a parent

February 10, 2010

This school is alright but if your putting your son or daughter your gonna deal with alot like fights . There is a whole lot of peer presure so think about it alot.

Submitted by a student

February 17, 2009

James Workman Middle school is such a great school. It is fun and very educated all the teachers are great espeacially the 7 th grade teachers . I lovr going there and it is the number one (# 1 ) middle school in the palms spring unifide school district !!!!!!

Submitted by a student

August 21, 2008

James Workman also offers After school tutoring, a lot of electives, and a lot of after school Programs I give James Workman a Thumbs up!

Submitted by a student

July 26, 2008

This school is pretty nice, my duaghter went here for two years and never had a problem she couldn't work out with a school couselor. The teachers could've communicated better with the parents but she did well in her classes despite the lack of. She felt is was a very safe environment.

Submitted by a parent

July 20, 2008

James Workman Middle School is a great school beacause they have the best teachers and staff.And people who think JWMS is not a good school they are very wrong because I go there and I have never had a problem with this school.

Submitted by a student

May 12, 2008

Terrible school my daughter is learning things that she already learned in third grade disciplinary action is unfair and prejudiced its so bad that I am willing to pay 1200.00 a month for private school.

Submitted by a parent

November 1, 2007

I have one child who attends and we have had a positive experience. Teachers and staff are very helpful and disipline is excellent. The teachers are dedicated. Parent volunteer is good at Jamesworkman.

Submitted by a parent

October 31, 2007

James Workman is an outstanding school. The teachers are dedicated and the administration is approachable and receptive to parent concerns. The discipline at the school is exemplary.

Submitted by a parent

October 3, 2006

This is a GREAT school!

Submitted by a student

June 6, 2006

I love James Workman i attended for the first 3 years it was open. The school's teachers are great and the staff is even better. They make u feel safe.

Submitted by a former student

May 8, 2006

I have had two children attend James Workman, and I think the principal and teachers are awesome. They know their subjects very well, and motive their students to excel in every subject, including their personal lives. The teachers really care about their students.

Submitted by a parent

February 2, 2006

This scool is great! I love it! Ive been going there for about three years I wouldnt want to go to another school.

Submitted by a student

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