Wells Middle School is a collaborative community focused on Relationships, Relevance, and Rigor. Our school mascot, the Phoenix, represents the spirit of our students and staff, and is summarized in our school motto, Soaring to Excellence! Rising Above! In the implementation of Common Core State Standards and the Next Generation Science Standards, our emphasis is on literacy and equity. Our teachers regularly utilize formative assessments, and are shifting from assessment of learning to assessment for learning. Student voice is paramount in all decisions made at Wells, and positive behavior is reinforced through restorative practices. Academic awards and positive incentives for attendance and citizenship promote a caring climate that enhances student learning and creativity.
Exceptional programs at Wells include Promethean Academy, AVID, No Excuses University, physical education, and visual and performing arts. We have a campus wide focus on wellness, which brings us together as we emphasize the links between healthy bodies and healthy minds. Our positive relationship with parents and our community is maintained through Wells Parent University, PTSA, ELAC, and School Site Council. Our highlights of community involvement are our Dia de los Muertos celebration in the fall and our Color Run in the spring.
Wells Middle School, Home of the Phoenix, is committed to all students realizing their unlimited potential. Our collective efficacy comes from the dedication of all staff members in these important, transitional years between elementary school and high school. We are honored to support our students during this time, in collaboration with our parents and community.
Principal, Wells Middle School
The Alliance for a Healthier Generation recently visited Wells Middle School – which was named to our 2017 list of America’s Healthiest Schools and one of only 10 schools nationwide to receive our National Healthy Schools Gold Award – to film a video highlighting the school’s health and wellness achievements.
Every Tuesday is an early release day! Dismissal is at 1:30pm.