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South Pointe Middle School

Home of the Panthers

A National School to Watch, A California Distinguished and Exemplary Arts School and a California Gold Ribbon School

Welcome to South Pointe Middle School, a place that engages and inspires students in the preparation of THEIR future!  Our highly qualified teaching staff ensures the success of every student by addressing their diverse needs through a rigorous, well-balanced curriculum including both enrichment and intervention programs that integrate multiple intelligences and innovative learning.  South Pointe's STEAM Model Program is a school-wide approach to integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math across the curriculum. STEAM requires us to work collaboratively to create a program that brings a global approach to learning.  We deliberately create experiences that connect the curriculum to the changing demands of college and career readiness.  


At South Pointe, we know the intellectual, behavioral, and emotional development of adolescents each play a role in the development of the whole child. By embracing this multidimensional approach to learning, South Pointe prepares students for success in a rapidly changing global community. Our award-winning academics and performing arts programs, combined with exceptional teaching, wonderful students and innovative programs such as Yale's RULER program, Project Lead the Way, activities, clubs and athletics ensure ALL students are successful and feel connected to our school.  South Pointe students enter high school well prepared through a firm academic foundation, college and career readiness, and the strength of character that will allow them to achieve their individual goals.


South Pointe has a long tradition of excellence. Last year, South Pointe Middle School was named a 2018 California and National "School to Watch" by the National Forum, a California Distinguished School and a California Exemplary Arts School.  Additionally, South Pointe was named an Honor Roll School for 2018-19, 2017-18, and 2016-17, by the CBEE (California Business for Education Excellence.) Additionally, South Pointe was recently recognized by NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants), as a National Music Support School and as one of the Best Communities for Music Education. Over the last three years, Niche listed South Pointe as one of the Best Middle Schools in America. The success of our school is a direct result of the collaborative efforts of our students, staff, parents, district and community.


Please join us in making sure our students are “Their Best Self” because we know that “Together We Rise!” and make our future as a school and a nation one to be proud of!




Dr. Susan Arzola


                                                  Panther Pride…It’s EVERYWHERE!