Canyon Middle School
The staff and students of Canyon Middle School, a California Distinguished School and National Model Middle School School, take pride in their academic success during the past year. The results of the state required STAR test showed continued success in all academic areas and in all grade levels for our students. Teachers focus on meeting state and district standards in all areas of instruction. Intervention programs have been implemented to assist students not meeting standards. A focus of the school is to assist students in making a successful transition from elementary to secondary school. Canyon’s educational program is founded on the concepts contained in “Taking Center Stage II,” and "Gaining Ground in the Middle Grades: Why Some Schools Do Better"- Ed Source. Students are provided a safe learning environment that focuses on meeting the needs of adolescent learners living in our diverse and rapidly changing society. Canyon celebrates “Canyon World Pride Week,” a week to celebrate the diversity and the richness that differing cultures bring to our school community and implements the Castro Valley Unified School District Equity Action Plan. Beyond the focused diversity week, activities and events are embedded in the curriculum and activities program. The Canyon staff works with the members of our school community to prepare our students for the global society in which they will live.