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About This School

Joseph George Middle School is a public middle school. The principal of Joseph George Middle School is David Franklin and can be contacted at 620 students attend Joseph George Middle School and identify mostly as Hispanic; Filipino; and White, non-Hispanic. 38% of the Joseph George Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 80% of the 620 students here get reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Joseph George Middle School is 15:1. St. John Vianney 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

    • Arabic
    • Cantonese
    • French
    • German
    • Hebrew
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Latin
    • Mandarin
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Tagalog
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Bicycling
    • Cheerleading
    • Crew
    • Cross country
    • Fencing
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Golf
    • Gymnastics
    • Lacrosse
    • Martial arts self defense
    • P.E. classes
    • Rock climbing
    • Rugby
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Swimming
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Water polo
    • Wrestling
    • Yoga

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Hispanic 83% 78%
Filipino 5% 6%
White, non-Hispanic 5% 2%
Asian 11% 10%
Black, non-Hispanic 1.0% 2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.5% 12939%
Pacific Islander 0.4% 0.8%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Unspecified 0% 0.07%
Multiracial 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 88%
Limited English proficiency 38% 54%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (6 months ago)

    This school is the worst Im a student in Joseph George in Digital Art the computers are very sucky the district buys computers BUT NOT FOR DIGITAL ART only for other classes that dont need them. Best school ever...not By the way this place is so ghetto. We have to wear uniforms because they think we'll join gangs. We're like 13...seriously

  • (3 years ago)

    My child love Joseph George. He is in a great music program and has performed all over San Jose. The Principal and Assisant Principal have done a great job in making the school inviting for students and parents. My child was challanged academically everyday. Thank you for such a great school experience!

  • (3 years ago)

    The test scores at Joseph George have risen steadily. The principal and staff are wonderful and have made significant positive changes at George.

  • (3 years ago)

    Wonderful Visual and Performing Arts School. With budget cuts to education making it harder to provide elective programs George is adding more and more every year. The Principal and Vice Principal are great leaders and the teaching staff is dedicated. The Arts Showcases are wonderful. My child has enjoyed his time at Joseph George Middle School and I am excited for my younger son to get here.

  • (3 years ago)

    This school is absolutely terrible. No child should have to suffer going through three grueling years at this school. The principal leadership is VERY sub-par. There is absolutely ZERO effort to improve the quality of education at this school. Questions and suggestions are often disregarded. Pointing out one little flaw can cause extreme amounts of rage and thus become detrimental to the process of improving this school's potential. The lack of leadership is astonishing.

  • (4 years ago)

    I jst love this schoo li have a lot of friends there! THe teachers are awesome even though there could be some consequences we ar still together like a family!!!!

  • (5 years ago)

    i love joseph george too death i have so many friends there. and alot of people think that joseph george is ghetto and not safe but it is one of the most safest enviroments i have ever been in. kids make so many friends and so fast!

  • (5 years ago)

    My entire family went to George. 2 sisters and 1 Brother. Great school great teachers and staff. My kids will follow their dads footsteps and attend the schools i attended. 1 at James Lick and the other at George.

  • (7 years ago)

    OMG! this school is the best thing that has ever happened to me and my four children. The teachers are great and the students are bright and talented. Thank you Joseph George thank you

  • (7 years ago)

    I have lived in the Alum Rock school district since 2000. Never have I been so dissatisfied with a district. There is always a different principal or different teachers. Cannot have a decent school board.

  • (8 years ago)

    Joseph George has very hard working and professional administrators.

  • (9 years ago)

    George has a very hard working and dedicated staff focusing on students strenghts and doing a wonderful job!! Keep it up.

  • (9 years ago)

    This Is my Daughters first year at Joseph George. Im not happy with the Teachers. Im moving out of the area so that I can move her. She dose not feel safe at that school.

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