California R-1 Middle School

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Mr. Derek Scroggins, Principal

California Middle School strives to create a student-centered environment that provides our students with the tools necessary to become productive citizens who will make a positive impact in society. We embrace our district’s motto of “equipping today’s children for tomorrow’s challenges” by striving to maximize each student’s learning potential. The Middle School also offers a wide variety of enrichment opportunities including various clubs, athletics, and activities with the goal of developing the total student.


Building and maintaining a strong partnership with parents is paramount to our success as an educational institution. Our staff has a goal of fostering positive relationships while providing challenging curriculum to all of our of students. 


I am entering my first year as the Principal at California Middle School after having served as the CMS Assistant Principal the past three years. In that time, I have been incredibly impressed with our staff, our students and our community!


It is with great excitement that I welcome you to the California Middle School for the 2022-23 school year!