Brian Cordova

Smithson Valley Middle School9

New Braunfels, TX | Comal County

December 1, 2014


I went to Smithson Valley Middle School for all 3 years and didnt really enjoy my years. There are Awful, Entitled, Spoiled children that attend SVMS and aren't willing to accept anyone besides their freinds. Very clique. I am SO glad I moved. The ONLY reason this rating isn't a "one star" is because the staff was AMAZING. WORST. THREE. YEARS. OF. MY. LIFE.

October 27, 2014


Do not pick up your child after school unless absolutely necessary. Traffic is a nightmare takes forever to leave the school due to paranoid parents who don't let their kids ride the bus. There's no gangs here, let them ride the bus home.

Submitted by a parent

November 17, 2013


SVMS is amazing! This is the last year my child will attend, as they are moving on to High School. We have been blessed to live where we do. The teachers care for the students and really go the extra mile to assure they are successful and prepared for the future.

Submitted by a parent

October 29, 2013


This is the 1st year for my children to attend SVMS and they love it! Staff and students have gone out of their way to make them feel comfortable.

Submitted by a parent

July 7, 2009


SMVS is an excellent school with wonderful teachers that really set the students up to be successful in their academic endeavors.

December 23, 2008


I think smithson valley middle school is amazing! There are ahead of every school i know of. There teachers care about there students. There Athletics program is also top notch!

Submitted by a student

September 30, 2008


SVMS is a great school. Myh kids also attended Spring Branch last year and I was very worried on how the kids would adjust and how the school staff would be compared to SBMS. We moved into the area because of the school ratings, and choose to live in the SBMS district because of the high marks the school had. Because of the district change the kids now attend SVMS, and I could not be happier. I have not met 1 member of the staff that has not gone out of their way for the children, or the 'hand on' parent that I tend to be. On a scale of 1 - 10 I would give SVMS a 15. I can only hope the high school is half as good.

Submitted by a parent

September 13, 2008


My son just moved from Spring Branch Middle school to Smithson Valley Middle School due to district line changes. We were first very concerned, but this school has made some significant changes. The Principal and his staff are excellent and run a very tight ship. They work hard to teach the kids to respect themselves and the school and be 'the best and the brightest'. Even though the school did not make a recognized rating this year, the overall performance was best of any middle school in the district. You have to read the details behind the TAKS test to see this. The ratings can change with only 2 or 3 students not performing. If you are moving into the area, do your research. I think you will find the same as we have, this school is excellent and only getting better!

Submitted by a parent

June 1, 2008


My daughter did very well at this school because of the teachers and excellent support staff. SBMS is an awesome school for our kids.

Submitted by a parent

May 18, 2008


This school goes the extra mile to help our son with his difficulty in math and reading. Teachers frequently volunteer to tutor him after school hours when I know they could choose to say nothing. It's obvious that they care we are so happy that our son has attended this school. Highly recommend! Principals know our son on a first name basis... and it's not because he's in trouble... it's because they care!

Submitted by a parent

January 12, 2008


iSmithson Valley MS is my first public school and it is by far one of the best public schools i have ever seen. the teachers make learning fun and the students are very social. the mood is just so relaxed.

Submitted by a student

October 9, 2007


My son has been in several different schools, public and private in the last few years. This is the only school that he has ever done well at. The leadership of Mr. Fuller is the best I have seen yet, the teachers care and are down to earth. I give this school five stars!

Submitted by a parent

August 5, 2007


SVMS has made amazing progress in the last year. As a parent, I am thrilled with the principal and the teaching staff. The school has a wonderful academic environment. It is a safe school that our kids enjoying being a part of. I was shocked at the low rating. But as I said, it has come a long way in the last year. We are very happy to be a part of the Smithson Valley Middle School family.

Submitted by a parent

October 25, 2004


They treat the kids like incompetent idiots and give them the answers to everything. That is not teaching it is enabling. The teachers pass the kids even if they do not deserve to pass. The teachers are afraid to teach and kids fail high school. It was a terrible waste of my child's capable intelligence to send her to svms. Kindergarten was more educational.

Submitted by a parent

November 18, 2003


With the exception of a few teachers at Smithson Valley Middle the rest should be in another profession. I too am lucky that the child I have left at this school is not in need of any extra help. Drugs are everywhere and the sherrifs dept is the answer to all disciplinary action. The kids in this area will tell you this, Smithson Valley Middle and the high school has a major epedemic on its hands. Couple that with poor teacher attitudes and you have what you have.

Submitted by a parent

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