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About This School

James L. Day Middle School is a public middle school in Temecula. The principal of James L. Day Middle School is Tina Miller, whose e-mail is tmiller@tvusd.k12.ca.us. 1,010 students attend James L. Day Middle School and identify as Asian, Multiracial, and Filipino. 7% of the James L. Day Middle School students are "limited in English proficiency." 27% of the 1,010 students here get reduced lunch prices. The student to teacher ratio at James L. Day Middle School is 20:1. Margarita Middle School is one of the nearest middle schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Chorus
    • Computer arts
    • Dance
    • Drawing painting
    • Orchestra
    • Video film production
  • Sports

    • Badminton
    • Baseball
    • Basketball
    • Field hockey
    • Football
    • Lacrosse
    • P.E. classes
    • Soccer
    • Softball
    • Tennis
    • Track
    • Ultimate Frisbee
    • Volleyball
    • Wrestling

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Asian 9% 4%
Multiracial 8% %
Filipino 6% 6%
Black, non-Hispanic 5% 4%
Hispanic 39% 20%
White, non-Hispanic 39% 50%
Unspecified 20% 14%
Native American or Native Alaskan 1% 1.0%
Pacific Islander 0.5% 0.6%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.4% 29972%

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 27% 13%
Limited English proficiency 7% 7%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (8 months ago)

    My School is James L. Day Middle School in Temecula CA. DMS has the best Principle and Staff. They really are there for the students and parents. They have one of the best coral programs anywhere. The some of the teachers have been there since the school openned they dont want to teach anywhere else. I'm proud to be member of the DMS family.

  • (2 years ago)

    The best school on this earth! i was basically the king of this school with my friends. I was 100% happy at this place. If you go here your the luckiest person on earth.

  • (3 years ago)

    Great teachers great principal (NOT vice she's so rude) and my fellow students are ... pretty disprespectful and rude and full of themselves. I see quite a bit of bullying and TONS of jerks. I still love this school though and I'm glad that I attend DMS.

  • (3 years ago)

    This site wont let me post my DMS experience so let me sum it up in a nut shell. The school it's self AWESOME Teachers AWESOME Office staff So-so kind of stuck up Counselor AWESOME Vice Principal A HORRIBLE MESS does not know how to handle bullying. Could have possibly been a bully herself growing up so no wonder!

  • (4 years ago)

    well.... this is my first yr at Day Middle and i could not stand it my 1st couple months or so. The teachers are absolutly great! But the kids on the other hand are posers. They try to be someone they're not. you know some ppl may be cool w/ that but to be honest i can care less.... but its they way they treat & jugde ppl. I dress punk so the ppl there just asume that I'm a mean person. But over all i give this school like a B. The princibles are nut-cases the teachers are amazingly careful and great and the kids.... well there just finding themselves... this is an alright school!

  • (4 years ago)

    All three of my students have attended Day and it has been a great experience. There are some outstanding teachers such as Mrs Ortwein in 6th grade who are fantastic teachers. They certainly prepare students for high school

  • (5 years ago)

    Ok were do i start....this is such a cool school. I am almost finishing my first year there and the teachers are great. It's nice to know you have teacher who are also your friends. Mrs. Love af Mr. Cooke do really care abou are school. We even have the club 'O Ambassadors' a club that Oprah has made for schools all over the country to help. Sn't Patricks day is comming and i can't wait what teacher is going to be a Leprachan!

  • (5 years ago)

    I've been to this school for the past 3 years and I can truely say that this is an awesome school.The people there are very friendly and the teachers are helpful depending on their attitude and strict level.I recommend anyone in the Temecula area to come to this school.It's clean with easy safe and disciplined rules to follow.It's no wonder it was named as A Distinguished School.

  • (5 years ago)

    i love this school im in dms 6th grader they try to help you as much as you can. they're really nice. the kids are great i give it 2 thumbs up! yeah )

  • (5 years ago)

    to tough on the kids but they have a good testing scores!!

  • (6 years ago)

    i personally believe that james l. day middle school is very organized and vry supportive of its students. i personally enjoy my school life at this school. they have made 7th grade so much easier for me. and i thank them for that ) mr.cooke our principal is very helpful & listens to all of your concerns ) well as you can see i am a student. and i used to no like school that much. but now... i just cant wait for the next day ) i

  • (6 years ago)

    This was an excellent school I reccomend this for your children!! Its clean and organized the kids are friendly the teachers are creative and provide a great learning expericience. This school has one the Distungished School Award.

  • (6 years ago)

    This has been the best school so far for me and for sure I know. With inspiring teachers who want everyone to reach their goal this is an amazing experiance. kids who do not want to do any work and goof off will soon get off that habit because there is no slacking at dms. 7th grade has been much easier than I thought it would be. even though some of the kids can get annoying there is some kids that take you for who you are. thank you for reading and really dont beleive the site believe me the one who experiances the dms challenge.

  • (7 years ago)

    Coming from Poway school district I have found Temecula schools are a year behind both my kids got bored and found themselves repeating things in classes they had already done the year before. The GATE program needs to be more interesting and engaging for its select members.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have one student in DMS and I have good communications with teachers (its call parent involment)If I have a problem they try to solve it in a timely manner. The only thing I don't jump up and down is the great peer presuree this kids go throu everyday. I am a 100% uniform supporter since it seem kids go to a fashion competition school instead of going to a regular school. Parents should be on top of this issue and stop thinking that kids can find their own way to survive this dramatic school age!

  • (7 years ago)

    Dms is not that great I am a student here and it is boring. I must say the greatest teacher is MRS. Hanson. Shes an awsome teacher. I dont mean just like a cool person she is an accual good teacher! I have never learned that well untill I was in her class.

  • (7 years ago)

    I have 2 children who both attend DMS and I am extremely disappointed in the way that they were treated differently. My 1st child excels at everything and was treated great. My 2d child has to work harder at everything and was looked down on and ignored by all of his teachers. He was allowed to fail instead of someone stepping up to help him suceed. It seems to me as though the teachers didn't care to take the time to help him and gave him an attitude of 'I don't have time to help you' If you have a child who takes a bit more attention to learn DMS is not the school for him or her!

  • (9 years ago)

    This is an excellent school offering a variety of opportunities. My son enjoyed it very much!

  • (9 years ago)

    We feel that Day Middle School is very supportive of students and their parents. Their administration is very involved with the day to day activities and incidents that occur with their students. They handle issues discretly and handle them immediately. Academically this school has the classes available to the students depending on our state budget at the time. They take great care in exposing the kids to other interests. Their elective courses offered expose the students to some great things because of the quality of their teachers. The PTA is very involved in this school.

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