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About This School

Sylvan Middle School is a public middle school in Citrus Heights. The principal of Sylvan Middle School is Christopher Morris, who can be contacted at christopher.morris@sanjuan.edu. 538 students go to Sylvan Middle School and identify as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. 6% of the Sylvan Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 68% of the 538 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Sylvan Middle School is 20:1. Holy Family School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Soccer
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 63% 66%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 8%
Asian 4% 5%
Filipino 3% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 3% 2%
Hispanic 22% 17%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 1% 46994%
Multiracial 0.6% %
Pacific Islander 0.3% 0.9%
Unspecified 0.2% 0.6%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 68% 36%
Limited English proficiency 6% 10%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (7 months ago)

    This school is good but bad. About three teachers ruin this school.. If your on the honor role and avid you should get a really good education if your not hope you don't get the teachers that scream at you and don't teach you.

  • (1 year ago)

    my son was a honor role student his whole school career until he started at sylvan and now we are lucky he brings home a D. this is the worst school for middle schoolers in the area.

  • (1 year ago)

    this is the worst school i could have sent my child to. when i went to sylvan the teachers talked the parents and cared for the students now im referred to a website that is never updated. i know teachers dont make much money but they choose their cereer path and they should follow through and help our kids. strait A's to F's what a sad school

  • (2 years ago)

    ThIs school is not bad at all they have increase the safety and the teachers great dont listen to the bad comments they were wriiten years ago it has changed alot and its getting redone soon. also i'm in avid and its helping a lot with grades and help with homework i would recommend this school to anyone

  • (3 years ago)

    I am a student attending Sylvan Middle School and I must say it is doing a fine job in teaching me not only the subject of that class but other important life lessons as well. I can guarantee my own safety and I am certain that I will leave Sylvan knowing I can have a bright future. The principal is not a nice man however.

  • (3 years ago)

    i am a student at sylvan middle school and i can tell you that this is a great school. I wasn't so sure about it at first but then I felt very welcome by all the teachers. I am a 4.0 straight-a student and i am also in AVID and HA classes. I do not feel any uncertainty about my safety. If your child is not getting good grades at sylvan then send them to the counseler Ms.Nancy. She is a very nice lady who helps you and guides you to success. I would definetely recommend your child/children to go to this school.

  • (4 years ago)

    Despite the new principal - Sylvan remains an unsafe school and an unlikely place for your child to get a good education. There is very little parent involvement. Judging from the class of students - it is not surprising. The parents don't care and it is reflected in their kids. If you can manage to get a kid through this school with a decent education and no battle scars - it would be a miracle. The overgrown vegetation at the back is a magnet for inappropriate sexual behavior and drug use on campus. Despite being notified of this - they rely on the District to cut down the bushes. Needless to say - the San Juan District is a complete failure. If you can send your kid anywhere else - do so.

  • (4 years ago)

    Sylvan Middle School has committed teachers that have been teaching at Sylvan for many many years. The are truly dedicated to making sure each child makes the most of his/her education. The principal Mr. Banks is a wonderful new addition to the staff who has made it his mission to improve the standard of education at Sylvan Middle School despite the State budget and funding. Sylvan staff work together with parents to ensure each child gets the attention and resources they need to be successful. I truly enjoy being a part of the Sylvan Middle School family.

  • (5 years ago)

    I have a daughter in the HA and AVID programs at Sylvan. We love this school. Her teachers are enthusiastic about teaching and very helpful when a parent has questions. I believe that having a positive school experience starts in the home...if a parent is focused and excited about their child's education then the child will be too.

  • (6 years ago)

    Sylvan is an excellant school. The staff at Syvan are very helpful. You get a fast and friendly response if you have a question regarding you son/daughter. The teachers are also wonderful very focused on your child. I would recommend this school to anyone.

  • (6 years ago)

    Sylvan is and excellent school. This is my fourth year with a child at Sylvan and I am very happy. I feel my children are very safe when they are there there are not Sherriffs there all the time. I have never had a problem with contacting the staff at Sylvan. I have called emailed and walked in and I have always got an imediate responce.

  • (7 years ago)

    I love this school and I would never want it to be gone . I want my kids to go here and I wish it wouldn't go down in 2009. I love this school. I never will hate it the only thing is the subsists should respect the students. I love this school so much.

  • (7 years ago)

    I removed my son from Sylvan and put him in a charter school Safety and complete lack of response from the staff when his grades started slipping and when his safety was uncertain. I have two other children and no way will I put them in this school. I will homeschool them or charter school.

  • (9 years ago)

    I attended the open house this fall and found this school to have a young teacher base which can be good and bad. Not a lot of experience but very enthusiastic.

  • (10 years ago)

    My son goes to Sylvan and I have to state my extreme displeasure with the school. In 2 years the staff has never responded to any of my requests for PTC even though my son went from a GPA of 4.1 and Intermediate Bachlaureate candidate to almost failing 7th grade. Not once did anyone return my contact attempts. It is a shame because Sylvan was an outstanding school when we went there. I cannot wait for the school year to end and get him out. I have heard similar responses from other parents in my community. It seems as if the student doesn't matter unless they are outstanding academically or a severe behavior problem then they get noticed and paid attention to. Others like my son who do the work and don't cause problems just float through without much notice. Sylvan should seriously revamp the current failing academic program.

  • (10 years ago)

    My 8th grade daughtor goes to sylvan. I am vary unhappy with the school. There are sherriffs there all the time. They do not have the childrens safety into consideration. They dont help the children when they need homework help. they are rated in the bottom of the acidemic profile. my daughtor has been scared to go to school. My complaints/concerns have not been heard; they just dont care at all. It took 3 months for the counclers to call me back about concerns I had about my child. I wood never send or refer any parent to put their child in this school.

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