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About This School

Matilija Junior High School is a public middle school in Ojai. The principal of Matilija Junior High School is Jackie Law, who can be contacted at jlaw@ojai.k12.ca.us. 518 children attend Matilija Junior High School and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Hispanic; and Asian. 10% of the Matilija Junior High School students have "limited English proficiency." 37% of the 518 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Matilija Junior High School is 21:1. Laurel Springs School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Computer arts
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • Football
    • P.E. classes
    • Tennis
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
White, non-Hispanic 64% 63%
Hispanic 30% 30%
Asian 3% 2%
Black, non-Hispanic 1% 1.0%
Filipino 0.9% 0.5%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.6% 0.8%
Unspecified 0.6% 2%
Multiracial 0.4% %
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 2935%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 37% 30%
Limited English proficiency 10% 15%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (2 years ago)

    already being challenged in 7th grade Advanced Math. As a parent I stayed involved on line with my son's progress and was part of helping a student get what he needs to advance. My son is an enthusiastic about to be 8th grader. My advice; stay involved with your child's learning. The school is all about helping your child be the best that he/she can be!

  • (5 years ago)

    The school is grate .Teachers are fun and nice . Some can be strict in there teaching manors but get us to do our work.as a 7th grader here in matilija i thought this school would be boring but after a week past by i new some was difrent and that difrince was a good . I nodest even when we dont have PE in between classes we still do some exersise by walkin our naxt class.

  • (5 years ago)

    My son came from a private school in Los Angeles when he began 7th grade at Matilija Junior High School. It was obvious to the 7th grade English teacher that my son was bored. The principal telephoned me to let me know that after looking at my son's progress the school decided to move him into 8th grade English. He was already being challenged in 7th grade Advanced Math. As a parent I stayed involved on line with my son's progress and was part of helping a student get what he needs to advance. My son is an enthusiastic about to be 8th grader. My advice; stay involved with your child's learning. The school is all about helping your child be the best that he/she can be!

  • (6 years ago)

    The teachers really care about educating our children. Sports are very organized and fun for the kids. Great coaches.

  • (7 years ago)

    Not very impressed so far. My son started 7th grade last year and basically did no major report writing - no science projects - no studying for major tests and still got decent grades. How can a child go thru an entire year of jr high school barely crack a book and still be an A/ B honor roll student ?

  • (9 years ago)

    School was ok. Some teachers problematic but altogether a good experience.

  • (9 years ago)

    My daughter is in her sencond year at Matilija and she is very happy with the teachers and programs. She is an honor student and in the Honor Society. There is a good drama program with a theatre with proper lighting. There are after school activities for kids to be involved in and they have transportation--- not just to and from school but they have a late bus so kids can stay after school and participate! The kids are friendly and no gang or drug problems are evident. I had sons in the Simi Valley Unified School District. There were gangs drugs violence and no transportation and we lived 3 miles away from the school. We are very fortunate to have moved to Ojai!

  • (9 years ago)

    Mr Becker indeed has the childrens best interest in mind.. He is constantly reminding the parents to stay involved in their childrens activities. He is also aware of the changes the kids are going through and the support they need from school and home. I think the kids see this and their own interest in school is heightened and they become more involved in the extra-cirricular activities. This was proven when the Honor Society Students were inducted last month. I think they felt proud to put that smile on Mr Beckers' face as well as all the parents.

  • (9 years ago)

    I have been very happy with my 7th grade daughter's experience this year. She has excellent teachers and has made wonderful friends. She has participated in many clubs and extracurricular activities. Give it a chance!

  • (9 years ago)

    This school is a joke they do not even have a nurse. The teachers are all horrible except for a few. You would be better off broke sending your child to some small pravate school because about 700 kids go to Matilija.

  • (11 years ago)

    im not a parent but i went to matilija and i can just say i loved it. it was kind of hard at first because i had just come from a small elementry school but at the end of 8th grade i really didnt want to leave. i would reccomend this school to anyone who wants a good fun and diverse school.

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