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About This School

Aptos Middle School is a public middle school in San Francisco. The principal of Aptos Middle School is J. Douglas Dent, who can be contacted at 991 students go to Aptos Middle School and are mostly Filipino; Black, non-Hispanic; and Multiracial. 19% of the Aptos Middle School students have "limited English proficiency." 59% of the 991 students here have subsidized lunches. The student to teacher ratio at Aptos Middle School is 19:1. West Portal Lutheran Elementary School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Languages Taught

    • Cantonese
    • French
    • Italian
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Filipino 9% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 6% 12%
Multiracial 6% %
Unspecified 5% 5%
Asian 43% 41%
Hispanic 30% 23%
White, non-Hispanic 14% 11%
Pacific Islander 0.9% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.7% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.3% 56447%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 59% 56%
Limited English proficiency 19% 31%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    I am an incoming 6th grader this coming fall 2014. I look forward to improve our PTA funding. Which will help our school to improve our with extra safety patrolling our school during the morning during our lunch time especially when we have 991 almost 1000 students having the same lunch time period. It would be awesome if we have extra faculties monitoring students. I also wanted to mention Aptos Middle school had become a great school over last few years. We hope to improve on our extra curriculum like the school band art and after school program for students who absolutely needs help on their school work. WE'RE PROUD TO BE APTOS MIDDLE SCHOOL KID.

  • (7 months ago)

    I don't really know if I should say yes it's a good school or no. I have always had good grades until seventh. I had the hardest math teacher and he's really hard. I started asking questions but he'd answer me with another question. This school can be full of bullying also. I have been bullied here and I mean the staff acts like they'll help us feel safe but in reality you don't. I went back to General Education for eight and well .. everyone believes I'm "smarter" than everyone in class but if I were to be I wish they'd let me prove I belong in the Honors Class. It also may depend who you may hang out with.. This school should improve by caring more of bullying and students' grades.

  • (1 year ago)

    its fun and all of the teachers are awesome even the princeabal.alsoevey kid is cool to every body nice and awesome

  • (1 year ago)

    Very disappointing experience. Aside from a small handful of staff who appear to be trying their best despite limited resources the school seems to have no handle on how to address bullying issues despite numerous anti-bullying posters scattered about. Safety is a huge concern here and staff seem either unable or disengaged to stop the violence perhaps because there seems to be an entire culture of these sorts of behaviors rather than a few perpetrators. The honors program is also ludicrous. The supposed honors math/science teacher does little but put on children's movies during class times or check facebook or text. Students are allowed to play cards as well as other games on handheld electronic devices during class times. After a semester of math our child fell so far behind in the honors class that we had to hire a private tutor!

  • (2 years ago)

    I currently go to this school and both my two sisters went to this school and liked it! my sisters still visit Aptos and I will too when I leave. Aptos is great it's fun and we learn a lot!

  • (2 years ago)

    I'm currently in 8th grade right now. When I started middle school in the 6th grade I felt really uncomfortable with the environment and diverse community. But as the year went on I felt more adapted to the environment and the students weren't as horrible as I thought they would be. The teachers were very supportive and want you to be successful. If you're looking for a middle school this is the perfect school for your kid. My favorite teacher was Mr. Addiego. He was a truly good teacher and actually taught you the material that you needed to know!

  • (3 years ago)

    Jazz band regular band orchestra. Great studio arts teacher. Theater productions. (Many Aptos students go on to attend School of the Arts.) Some really strong science math and history teachers--possibly my kids were lucky but the ones they had were really good. Their classes were good preparation for Lowell. Strong sports teams (make the playoffs or championships in most sports). Really really diverse student body the most balanced in the city. A truly dedicated and popular new principal this year. Free afterschool program with enrichment and homework time. Lots of community activities. Active parent group that keeps growing. Beautiful building with refurbished auditorium and great location next to a park that is just up the hill from the K train. It's a crazy time for parents as the kids are well middle-schoolers but this is a great place....wish I had gone to a school like Aptos when I was in middle school.

  • (3 years ago)

    I've had a student at Aptos for a full school year and so far I'm amazed at the school quality. The teachers are incredibly engaged. The principal and staff have been supportive. And compared to other schools my daughter has attended the PTSA is active inclusive and focused on things that make a difference to the students and their education. I'm thrilled has gotten such great opportunities from a school in our neighborhood.

  • (3 years ago)

    great school teacher help you and the kids are so nice there and also the pricipal is just the best

  • (4 years ago)

    Our son is a 7th grader at Aptos. We are very happy with the quality of the teachers and support staff. We could not ask for more. The band program is AMAZING the lunch program is wonderful (he eats!) and he is doing quite well and is learning and excelling at his studies.

  • (4 years ago)

    My kid loves it and he is doing so well the teachers are excellent.

  • (4 years ago)

    Honestly Aptos has been a non-stop nightmare since my son began eighth grade. I am shocked that there are children who have had positive experiences in this poor excuse for a school. Apathetic teachers poor leadership and constant chaos. From faculty and staff who ridicule children who are in emotional pain to students who have turned their school into an incubator for worse things to come Aptos is a pretty sad example for the SFUSD. My husband and I were unable to hear the speakers during our daughter's eighth grade graduation in 2008 due to the extremely rude and obnoxious audience of parents. Shouting talking and even blatantly carrying on a cell phone conversation during the presentation! Where do these people come from? Read previous reviews to catch a glimpse of the poor writing skills that are acquired at Aptos. Do NOT send your children to AptosMS.

  • (4 years ago)

    hey yall out there.want to find a great high skool. well for me i think Aptos is a great one. im in the 8th grade and graduating this year. All the teachers i have were very experienced and has a kind heart.One issue is that kids should stop the grafftie and the gums stickings all over the floor and under the table. Aptos is getting a remodling and the 3rd floor is done plus the groung floor caferteria and the girls bathroom plus the gym and the gym locker rooms.they haven't gone to the boys bathroom yet but the will in the summer.the 2nd floor toward the 3 staircase is done and they are remodeling the #1 staricase right now.I had a fun time at Aptos and will miss all the teachers friends and classmates i met.Trust me Aptos is a really great skool.- Angela.GO Tigers Rrawrrrrr! CLASS of 2010!!! ROKS!!!

  • (4 years ago)

    I'm an 8th grader at AMS I've been here for the past three years and I got through my bad times and my good times learning from everything. I love it it really changed me. I learned from all the different surroundings the teachers really helped me. They were willing to help you during their lunch time and afterschool. I would seriously recommend this school to kids from 6th-8th grade !

  • (5 years ago)

    This is my son third year at Aptos. I can tell anyone that Aptos is a very good middle school for children. My son is not a smart boy. When he was a 6th grade student he got 3 point GPA. Although he was in honor class at that time 3 point GPA is not good for an honor student. He is very lucky since he has great teachers hepling him. His GPA have improved every term from a 3 Point GPA to a 4 point 7th grader. Now he is a 8th grade student and he keeps getting As. I am highly recommend Parents chosing Aptos.

  • (5 years ago)

    I love Aptos. The teachers are really helpful and are willing to stay after school to help with work that you are struggling on. I will be graduating next year and I am sure that I will miss all of the great teachers I have had.

  • (5 years ago)

    Aptos overall is a good school! The principal and teachers are very passionate about teaching the kids and keeping the kids in line! This is a big school! There are only three grades and over a thousand students! There are alot of other schools that have half the students but the rating is very low..Kudos to the faculty!!

  • (5 years ago)

    I got to aptos and I absolutely love it I highly reccomend it to anyone looking for middle schools

  • (5 years ago)

    i find it nice except for the following things -the 80 year old gum on the floors all the time -tendency for kids to chew gums and not dress -failure to clean up after themselves during lunch (always the 8th graders...sigh...) -rowdiness of class(mine tooP) -rudeness -thieves

  • (6 years ago)

    Aptos is a great school I have tons of fun friends and the teachers are okay except for a few who are pretty mean (thanks god I don't have them) The school lunches are really awesome too. ) I recommend Aptos to anyone.

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