Many teachers good and caring, location good The 6th grade set up is good, kids learn to survive among 1000 plus. Reality is in 7th and 8th most teachers have way to many students to notice and effectively reach. The bottom few get attention and the upper few - if you are in the middle good luck! Large class sizes (the low teacher student ratio does NOT reflect reality) mean teachers have too many papers/projects/tests to review and provide timely and constructive feedback. After school sports program is broken - needs a overhaul, currently can't meet demand. Bullying goes un-noticed or un-addressed way too often. Been a revolving door of principals - and it shows!
Dont let high Niche score fool you - this school has many issues, all carefully hidden under the rug! PAUSD is focused in high school and elementary.