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About This School

Robert O. Townsend Junior High School is a public middle school in Chino Hills. The principal of Robert O. Townsend Junior High School is Sharyn MacCharles and can be contacted at 1,307 students attend Robert O. Townsend Junior High School and identify mostly as Filipino; Black, non-Hispanic; and Unspecified. 6% of the Robert O. Townsend Junior High School students are "limited in English proficiency." 24% of the 1,307 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Robert O. Townsend Junior High School is 25:1. Loving Savior of the Hills Lutheran is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Theater drama
  • Languages Taught

    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • P.E. classes
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 6% 4%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 4%
Unspecified 5% 7%
Hispanic 41% 49%
White, non-Hispanic 32% 26%
Multiracial 3% %
Asian 18% 10%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 31311%
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.3%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.08% 0.2%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 24% 37%
Limited English proficiency 6% 14%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (5 months ago)

    Townsend is great and all but there is one teacher that needs to be fired and her name is Mrs. Groener. She has to be the worst algebra teacher on the planet! Almost every student that goes into her class gets a lower grade! I want her fired. She is lazy and mean to the students!

  • (11 months ago)

    This is my daughter's first year in Townsend Jr High. I hope all will be well with her in this school. So far I did not experience yet what others had commented below regarding Administration staff. They are accommodating so far when we enrolled my daughter and when I had some questions. I hope the teachers are good as well in this school.

  • (1 year ago)

    This school is great ! I currently am attending Townsend . The teachers I feel are very helpful . It seems as if your child is not doing well in a subject they will constantly help the student until they fully understand . I do agree that the administration is rude at some points in the day but other than that If I was not a student here I would still think of this as an amazing school .

  • (3 years ago)

    Great teachers administration and office staff very mean and demeaning. You are almost scare to ask for anything because they seem to be in a bad mood all the time and they will not do anything for you. Everytime I go in there I see them yelling at kids that have entered the office they don't have a nice way of talking to people; it seems like they hate their job.

  • (3 years ago)

    Townsend is a great school but the only problem is the administration. They are unhelpful and they always look at you in a demeaning way. They also act like you're always guilty of something. However the teachers are very helpful and Gradealert is an awesome way for me to look at my grades and see if i need inprovement or not

  • (4 years ago)

    I love this school. They have helped my son in math. Tutorials have been great with allowing him to re-take tests. I thought Jr. High was scary but it doesn't seem that bad.

  • (5 years ago)

    I attend this wonderfull school. And i love it Mrs. Thompson is the best. And i love her. I love this school. I think it si the best

  • (5 years ago)

    I was completely apprehensive about my daughter attending Townsend due to previous issues they had with students. I was determined that she was going to go to Canyon Hills. However everything that took place up to her starting her 7th grade year made the decision much easier. Thank you Jesus with every door that opened! The separate Orientations they had for parents and then students was remarkable. Canyon Hills was utter chaos with leadership students speaking to the parents with their 'Like and this is like...' personalities. The extra activities that Townsend has are a HUGE plus something Canyon Hills lacks. My daughter is now a 3.8 GPA involved with the Christian Club and Art Club. She has accomplished far more than I could've ever given this school credit for. The teachers are great! This school has taken a huge turn-around since students I knew attended a few yrs. before

  • (5 years ago)

    I think this school is fun! Even though the principal isn't very friendly the teachers are very much into their students' achievement. This year Townsend has expanded their extra-curricular activities such as intramural sports and many different clubs. I am part of the band and it is awesome! Ms. Robb and Mr. Rutt are doing a wonderful job running this amazing program.

  • (5 years ago)

    Townsend Junior High has the best teachers I have ever had. People like Mr. Callaci Mr. Demartino and Mrs. Faucher are wonderful teachers. The only downside of this school are the underacheiving kids that do nothing but ruin others.

  • (6 years ago)

    My son was not getting respect or even learing anything from Canyon Hills. Townsend is now his new school and him and I love it.

  • (6 years ago)

    Townsend Jr. High is the best. i went there for 7th grade as my first public school after attending private school all my life and it was the easiest transition. I am now an sophmore in High School and miss my 7th grade days and how good they were! if there is any school for a student to go to it would be this. The staff is so nice and the teachers are amazing. They would help you through any troubles and just seemed to love thier jobs. Mr. Bates is the best math teacher ever. I always struggled with math but i alway understood his teaching. Over all the school is awsome! Go2Townson!

  • (6 years ago)

    I am a student that is attending townsend this year and I am not satisfied with the rules or the staff at this school. i believe some of the teachers like Mr.Kunishima or MrsThompson are wondersful but a lot of the teachers are very unorganized and do not teach some of the proper standards that 7th and 8th grade students need. There are also many fights at this school which is an unsafe environment

  • (6 years ago)

    So far I'm okay with the school. No problems with office staff nor the teachers. My child is a visual very interactive learner and Mr.Bates teaching style helped to maintain the interest level in the subject. Way to go Mr.Bates! I love GradeAlert...I wish all of the teachers were on it. I love being able to see the grades as you go along. No surprises! It is also used for positive reinforcement/encouragement. The students need to see that. Lastly the band teachers are awesome! Looking forward to a successful year.

  • (6 years ago)

    Townsend is a fun place to learn depending on the teachers that the student has. Some teachers are really cool and make the educational environment more fun. Like last year Mr. Bates had us do activities for both Math and History to help us learn better. I would say that the students academics depends on the teacher and parents who enforce the environment to be approachable. But yet for other teachers they make the school un-welcoming for students and even parents. Yes there were problems last year on the school bus since I took the bus myself and ours was the only real problem. But it's improved. This year the class schedule system I say has gone down in the dumps. Last year was much better. But make the best of these experiences

  • (7 years ago)

    A very few classes seem to have many substitute teachers more than others thus causing students to lose focus and not well prepare for the tests.

  • (7 years ago)

    I agree this is a very poorly run school. Teachers & admin. are aren't intersected in the kids most are gone shortly after the last bell rings parents aren't kept informed of many things until after the fact teachers who were striking and got retro-active raises are paid among the highest in the county abandoned the kids during the strike. They got their money but the kids educational time was lost the principle is also out of touch with what a good school is and has more discipline problems than average higher socio-economic neighborhood school. I have heard Canyon Hills is much better and the test scores and school ratings seem to be evidence of that. There are issues with safety on the school bus hazing etc..Half teachers do not use grade alert system. If you have any choice. I would recommend a private school any would be better. Disapointing!

  • (7 years ago)

    Very disappointed is the way I feel about this school. They seem to be more interested in students behavior than their academics. Positive encouragement would go a long way towards changing students attitude towards homework and school in general. There is the distinct feeling that the teachers along with the office staff and administrators that they don't want to be bothered with just one student but they don't seem to care about the students as a group either. Pathetic is a word to describe this Learning Institution.... My child is doing very poorly not due to any problems but the lack of motivation which seems to be the case with all the kids there... Get your act together Townsend

  • (7 years ago)

    The office staff and the teachers are great! No question about it. The office staff does listen to the students side. -from a townsend student.

  • (8 years ago)

    Townsend is a good school with strong academic accomplishments. The debate program is awesome! It also offers music and drama productions.

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