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About This School

Joaquin Miller Middle School is a public middle school in San Jose. The principal of Joaquin Miller Middle School is Sal Gumina, whose e-mail is gumina_sal@cusdk8.org. 1,231 students attend Joaquin Miller Middle School and identify as Asian; White, non-Hispanic; and Hispanic. 2% of the Joaquin Miller Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 3% of the 1,231 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at Joaquin Miller Middle School is 22:1. Warren E. Hyde Middle 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

    • French
    • Japanese
    • Mandarin
    • Spanish
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Cross country
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 86% 70%
White, non-Hispanic 11% 23%
Hispanic 1% 5%
Black, non-Hispanic 0.7% 1%
Filipino 0.4% 1%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Pacific Islander 0.2% 0.3%
Multiracial 0.2% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.2% 18645%
Unspecified 0% 0.05%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 3% 5%
Limited English proficiency 2% 10%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    I would give this school an average rating nothing so outstanding about this school. Parents and kids need to put lots of effort almost all students get private tutoring. I never heard anyone saying the teachers motivated the student to take to next level. Lots of educated parents around the neighborhood so they take initiative to take the kids to science Olympiad like activities. So these kids would definitely stand out. I have compared lots of school in not so good school district with this I could not find any single difference in the program or any outstanding activity at this school. I tried to register my son for Robotics club after hearing lots of good reviews nothing happened that year. It was said that some teachers would volunteer and take them for competition. Kids don t have a super friendly atmosphere my kid was nervous to go and speak anything to any teachers. So this is best suited for students and parents who are over achievers and extraverts not a good atmosphere for an average performing kid or an average parent/family.

  • (11 months ago)

    I am satisfied with whole thihgs. My daugher is happy to go to school. She loves her school and her friends.

  • (1 year ago)

    Many of the students that attend this school are from families that value better academic standards. The students and parents put in the effort. You cannot put a student that is below average into this school and expecting the teachers to turn them around. It doesn't work that way.

  • (1 year ago)

    There are many Indians/Pakistians/Cashmere = used to be one India before the British broke them into 3 countries. I had not met an India parent that is not a FOB and majority speak with very accent and a few moderate accent. I hear majority speak their native language to their kids but Indian Dialect is listed as only 10% for this school. The percentage of Indians/Pakistians/Cashmere people combine should make between 30 to 35% of the total school population. There is no hindi speaking indian at this school is not believeable either. Please update the data.

  • (1 year ago)

    Not all the teachers are great so if your kid is not able to learn by him or herself then you better not enroll them into this school. There are some good teachers but there are bad ones too. The bad ones cannot teach. They read off from the books. Currently my child misses the advance 6th grade math teacher cuz she is on maternity leave. My child does not like the sub for advance math. My child told me this sub does show the students in class how to do the math equations. Gee why do we need a teacher like that for!! I hope the principal reads this and is looking into this problem

  • (1 year ago)

    I go to this school and love it and in 8th grade. I'm going to miss this school for 4yrs.

  • (1 year ago)

    I can't say anything. All I can say is it's beyond amazing. If you come you will know what I mean. Infinity out of 5 stars.

  • (1 year ago)

    Miller is a good school but it is not that special from the other schools in this district. They don't have much opportunity for ELD students and the learning is based on tests. They don't have many great electives like other schools do. Although it has a high API level it has nothing to do with the school or the teachers. The API was based on students. Kids at Miller are more advantaged in many aspects such as wealthy families better Elementary schools and the overall atmosphere. Parents shouldn't expect their kids to be perfect just because they go to Miller. My friend goes to Hyde and tells me about the school. Their API is affected by ELDs families with low income and education and (not trying to be racist) different cultures. Their is a high rate of low income families who don't have the same happiness in their children's education. My friend thinks that with student with opportunities and privileges like those in Miller Hyde would be the schools everyone brags about. Apparently Hyde has better teachers more electives and just needs more attention and funding. After that Miller vs. Hyde debate I must say she won.

  • (2 years ago)

    Isn't great. I'm a student here and going into 8th grade soon. The teachers are really just your average teacher reading things from the workbook not coming up with their own fun and exciting ideas. There's a lot of gossip going around in the students and even though I'm pretty popular I know everybody gets their own piece once in a while. Depressing atmosphere clases are pretty boring. Theres a lot of emphasis on tests but really the only reason you would stay up at night studying is if you are very unprepared and cramming. I recommend it for parents who don't have great expectations of their kids.

  • (2 years ago)

    i wanted aks a bout foreign students( not english spoken). whats school boards plans about these students ?

  • (3 years ago)

    Miller Middle School is really an amazing school. Though it seems the kids study all the time and have no social life that's absolutely not true. At school the students have numerous fun activities. And Miller really provides fun for the students. Washington D.C Canada Yosemite Great America it shows they care for their students. This middle school also has exceptional teachers. You can really see how much they care for their students. Also not to mention excellent office staff as well! Miller is also pretty strong in sports as well. I would definitely recommend this school. GO MUSTANGS!

  • (3 years ago)

    Miller is a great school. Honestly in 6th grade the homework amount received isn't too much relatively speaking. There are very fun activities at the school such as the end-of-year Great America trip the Washington DC trip and the Yosemite trip. Miller focuses mostly on math though. As a student it is a wonderful school to go to.

  • (3 years ago)

    Miller is a great school sure a little pressure sometimes but the fun activities and the great teaching makes up for it. Oh yeah the band department is AWESOME!

  • (3 years ago)

    Miller does focus a little bit too much on the math. There aren't many school programs that don't focus on math. Most students do Math Olympiads or something like it. However the only class with a consistent amount of homework is math and that's it. Also the tests aren't even that hard. Just make sure you actually do your homework.

  • (4 years ago)

    Miller has an incredibly dedicated staff and wonderful community. They offer opportunities for the children to be successful in life.

  • (4 years ago)

    I think Miller is a great school. The homework really isn't that much if you use your time wisely and most student get very very good grades. Math is the most focused subject but there are many otheres. The arts program is also very good.

  • (4 years ago)

    Miller is all about stress and doing homework of no use. The school mainly focuses on Math and totally ignores other subjects especially Language Arts. The students are under so much stress and stay up for along time at night studying for tests. Still they get a bad grade because the teachers put things in tests that they never teach. I highly recommend that you do not go to this school.

  • (5 years ago)

    Miller is the best school! It has been ranked 1st in the county and 2nd in the whole state of California! It has an excellent learning program and the staff and environment makes it an ideal school! Go Mustangs!

  • (5 years ago)

    Miller is a school where the faculty demands student proficiency in the state wide Star testing above else. Student stress is too high as a result. The English program has very little focus on actually writing and reading. In the 3 years my child attended Miller she wrote few papers of any substance read fewer then 10 books. In science material is disorganized focuses on rote memory and no actual teaching of science as a method or science how to evaluate data and contains much outdated material. In math courses the focus is on the Star testing results speed of computation little time spent on learning real math. History is sparse and too diluted. Home work is excessive poorly designed and mostly useless. Scores and grades are paramount in this school. Very little support for student life balance - all night studies encouraged as badge of honor.

  • (5 years ago)

    I LOVE MILLER MIDDLE SCHOOL. All the wonderful teachers here at Miller taught me a lot and improved my boosted my grades two whole levels. That's incredible. I love all the teachers and the sports program is fantastic. GO MUSTANGS!

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